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  •   Royal fathers the Minister of Labour and Employment Dr Chris Ngige and the Inter party Advisory Committee IPAC have urged Nigerians across geo political zones to embrace peace remain hopeful and work towards achieving credible elections in 2023 They made the call on Saturday in Abuja on the occasion of Nigeria s 62th Independence Day Alhaji Adamu Yunusa the Ona of Abaji and Chairman of the FCT Council of Traditional Rulers expressed gratitude to God for bringing the country this far According to the ruler it is only when a nation enjoys peace that it can progress pointing out that although Nigeria is moving forward it is being hindered in some other ways by the chaos in the society I pray for God s intervention in some of the difficulty areas such as the current ASUU strike youth unemployment among others In this 2022 anniversary we pray to Almighty Allah to help us in this country to solve some of the problems confronting us First and foremost is the issue of unemployment of our youths who are roaming about and we pray that God will help us to solve it Yunusa condemned the high level of corruption in the country and the insecurity saying they were killing the entire system of governance and prayed God s intervention According to him if Nigeria can solve the problem of corruption other problems will be solved stressing that corruption is the major thing killing the country Yunusa appealed to Nigerians to strive for peaceful elections next year devoid of chaos Corroborating Yunusa s views Eze Chima of Umofor Kingdom in Imo said Nigeria was faring well except for the security challenges facing it He advised Nigerians to avoid unnecessary hatred and bigotry but rather to develop love amongst themselves Where there is love there will be peace and where there is peace there will be development I have always told Nigerians that if at all we must fight let us fight hunger poverty diseases as these things do not know who is a Moslem or Christian who is Igbo Hausa or Yoruba In the same vein if we must kill let it be mosquitoes he said On the forthcoming general elections Chima advised the candidates and their political parties to place emphasis on issues bothering the country and how they would solve them if elected Dr Chris Ngige Minister of Labour and Employment said that while the challenges facing Nigeria were not unique to it the government was working to tackle them He expressed the hope that the current ASUU strike would soon be called off adding anything that has a beginning must have an end We are coming at the end of the road we are looking at negotiations and judicial interventions he said Mr Yabaji Sani Chairman of the Inter party Advisory Committee IPAC and the presidential candidate of Action Democratic Party ADP said it was high time the nation got it right in all the sectors especially the 2023 elections It is our time to get it right in this country because Nigeria is great and the founding fathers of this country believed in this country They knew we have what it takes in terms of resources in terms of human capital We have a dynamic youth population we can see how passionate the youths have been since the beginning of this electioneering process NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria @62: Royal fathers, Ngige , IPAC  sue for peace, credible elections
      Royal fathers the Minister of Labour and Employment Dr Chris Ngige and the Inter party Advisory Committee IPAC have urged Nigerians across geo political zones to embrace peace remain hopeful and work towards achieving credible elections in 2023 They made the call on Saturday in Abuja on the occasion of Nigeria s 62th Independence Day Alhaji Adamu Yunusa the Ona of Abaji and Chairman of the FCT Council of Traditional Rulers expressed gratitude to God for bringing the country this far According to the ruler it is only when a nation enjoys peace that it can progress pointing out that although Nigeria is moving forward it is being hindered in some other ways by the chaos in the society I pray for God s intervention in some of the difficulty areas such as the current ASUU strike youth unemployment among others In this 2022 anniversary we pray to Almighty Allah to help us in this country to solve some of the problems confronting us First and foremost is the issue of unemployment of our youths who are roaming about and we pray that God will help us to solve it Yunusa condemned the high level of corruption in the country and the insecurity saying they were killing the entire system of governance and prayed God s intervention According to him if Nigeria can solve the problem of corruption other problems will be solved stressing that corruption is the major thing killing the country Yunusa appealed to Nigerians to strive for peaceful elections next year devoid of chaos Corroborating Yunusa s views Eze Chima of Umofor Kingdom in Imo said Nigeria was faring well except for the security challenges facing it He advised Nigerians to avoid unnecessary hatred and bigotry but rather to develop love amongst themselves Where there is love there will be peace and where there is peace there will be development I have always told Nigerians that if at all we must fight let us fight hunger poverty diseases as these things do not know who is a Moslem or Christian who is Igbo Hausa or Yoruba In the same vein if we must kill let it be mosquitoes he said On the forthcoming general elections Chima advised the candidates and their political parties to place emphasis on issues bothering the country and how they would solve them if elected Dr Chris Ngige Minister of Labour and Employment said that while the challenges facing Nigeria were not unique to it the government was working to tackle them He expressed the hope that the current ASUU strike would soon be called off adding anything that has a beginning must have an end We are coming at the end of the road we are looking at negotiations and judicial interventions he said Mr Yabaji Sani Chairman of the Inter party Advisory Committee IPAC and the presidential candidate of Action Democratic Party ADP said it was high time the nation got it right in all the sectors especially the 2023 elections It is our time to get it right in this country because Nigeria is great and the founding fathers of this country believed in this country They knew we have what it takes in terms of resources in terms of human capital We have a dynamic youth population we can see how passionate the youths have been since the beginning of this electioneering process NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria @62: Royal fathers, Ngige , IPAC  sue for peace, credible elections
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    Nigeria @62: Royal fathers, Ngige , IPAC  sue for peace, credible elections

     Royal fathers, the Minister of Labour and Employment,  Dr Chris Ngige and the Inter-party Advisory Committee (IPAC) have urged Nigerians across geo-political zones to embrace peace, remain hopeful and work towards achieving credible elections in 2023. They made the call on Saturday in Abuja on the occasion of Nigeria’s 62th Independence Day. Alhaji Adamu Yunusa, the Ona of Abaji and Chairman of the FCT Council of Traditional Rulers,  expressed gratitude to God for bringing the country this far.

    According to the ruler, it is only when a nation enjoys peace that it can progress, pointing out that although Nigeria is moving forward it is being hindered in some other ways by the chaos in the society.

    “I pray for God’s intervention in some of the difficulty areas such as the current ASUU strike, youth unemployment,  among others.

    “In this 2022 anniversary, we pray to Almighty Allah to help us in this country to solve some of the problems confronting us.

    “First and foremost, is the issue of unemployment of our youths who are roaming about and we pray that God will help us to solve it.

    Yunusa condemned the high level of corruption in the country and the insecurity, saying they were killing the entire system of governance and prayed God’s intervention.

    According to him, if Nigeria can solve the problem of corruption,  other problems will be solved, stressing that corruption is the major thing “killing the country, Yunusa appealed to Nigerians to strive for peaceful elections next year, devoid of chaos.

    Corroborating Yunusa’s views, Eze Chima of Umofor Kingdom in Imo said Nigeria was faring well except for the security challenges facing it.

    He advised Nigerians to avoid unnecessary hatred and bigotry but rather to develop love amongst themselves.

    “Where there is love, there will be peace and where there is peace, there will be development.

    “I have always told Nigerians that if at all we must fight, let us fight hunger, poverty, diseases, as these things do not know who is a Moslem or Christian, who is Igbo, Hausa, or Yoruba.

    In the same vein, if we must kill, let it be mosquitoes, ” he said.

    On the forthcoming general elections, Chima advised the candidates and their political parties to place emphasis on issues bothering the country and how they would solve them, if elected.

    Dr Chris Ngige , Minister of Labour and Employment, said that while the challenges facing Nigeria were not unique to it, the  government was working to tackle them.

    He expressed the hope that the current ASUU strike would soon be called off, adding “anything that has a beginning must have an end“.

    “We are coming at the end of the road, we are looking at negotiations and judicial interventions, ’’ he said.

    Mr Yabaji Sani, Chairman of the Inter-party Advisory Committee (IPAC) and the presidential candidate of Action Democratic Party (ADP) said it was high time the nation got it right in all the sectors,  especially the 2023 elections.

    “It is our time to get it right in this country because Nigeria is great and the founding fathers of this country believed in this country.

    They knew we have what it takes in terms of resources, in terms of human capital.

    “ We have a dynamic youth population, we can see how passionate the youths have been since the beginning of this electioneering process.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo his wife Oludolapo APC National Chairman Abdullahi Adamu Special Duties Minister George Akume on Thursday paid condolence visits on the FCT Minister of State Dr Ramatu Aliyu over her mother s death In his condolence Osinbajo said the contributions of the deceased in the lives of so many especially the less privileged would remain indelible We are here to commiserate with our dear sister the FCT Minister of State her husband and the family over the sad demise of our mother Of course when we heard we were deeply shocked because she wasn t particularly old so we were shocked that she had passed on We ought to have been here on Wednesday because the minister is very dear to me and my wife and we have a relationship over so many years This loss is very personal to us as well that is why we came to commiserate with her the family as well as the good people of the Federal Capital Territory All we can say is it is God who gives life and He is the only one who can take life None of us have any control over when we come or when we go All that we are left with is the memories especially the contributions in the lives of others that the departed had made We are very confident that in the case of our mother who made significant contributions in the lives of so many especially those who are less privileged the poor and the vulnerable will remain indelible in our minds So we just want to thank God for her life and pray for comfort for our dear sister and the rest of the family and to say a prayer that all of us will live long to mourn all of our elderly people and we ourselves will live very long Earlier the 17 Graded Chiefs in the FCT also paid condolences to the bereaved family The traditional rulers led by the FCT Chairman of Traditional Council of Chiefs and Onah of Abaji Dr Adamu Yunusa prayed that may the good Lord grant the deceased eternal rest and make the highest paradise be her abode May God grant the family the good people of Kogi State and the good people of the FCT the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss he said Other dignitaries who paid condolence visits to the minister were Sen Philip Aduda Director General NDLEA retired Gen Buba Marwa former Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Dambazau and Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai Also the wife of the APC Vice Presidential Candidate Haj Nana Kashim Shettima Minister of State for Niger Delta Mrs Sharon Ikeazor Minister of State for Industry Trade and Investment Maryam Katagum Wife of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Mrs Olufunmilayo Mustapha among others NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Osinbajo, Adamu, others, pay condolences to Aliyu over mother’s death
     Vice President Yemi Osinbajo his wife Oludolapo APC National Chairman Abdullahi Adamu Special Duties Minister George Akume on Thursday paid condolence visits on the FCT Minister of State Dr Ramatu Aliyu over her mother s death In his condolence Osinbajo said the contributions of the deceased in the lives of so many especially the less privileged would remain indelible We are here to commiserate with our dear sister the FCT Minister of State her husband and the family over the sad demise of our mother Of course when we heard we were deeply shocked because she wasn t particularly old so we were shocked that she had passed on We ought to have been here on Wednesday because the minister is very dear to me and my wife and we have a relationship over so many years This loss is very personal to us as well that is why we came to commiserate with her the family as well as the good people of the Federal Capital Territory All we can say is it is God who gives life and He is the only one who can take life None of us have any control over when we come or when we go All that we are left with is the memories especially the contributions in the lives of others that the departed had made We are very confident that in the case of our mother who made significant contributions in the lives of so many especially those who are less privileged the poor and the vulnerable will remain indelible in our minds So we just want to thank God for her life and pray for comfort for our dear sister and the rest of the family and to say a prayer that all of us will live long to mourn all of our elderly people and we ourselves will live very long Earlier the 17 Graded Chiefs in the FCT also paid condolences to the bereaved family The traditional rulers led by the FCT Chairman of Traditional Council of Chiefs and Onah of Abaji Dr Adamu Yunusa prayed that may the good Lord grant the deceased eternal rest and make the highest paradise be her abode May God grant the family the good people of Kogi State and the good people of the FCT the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss he said Other dignitaries who paid condolence visits to the minister were Sen Philip Aduda Director General NDLEA retired Gen Buba Marwa former Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Dambazau and Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai Also the wife of the APC Vice Presidential Candidate Haj Nana Kashim Shettima Minister of State for Niger Delta Mrs Sharon Ikeazor Minister of State for Industry Trade and Investment Maryam Katagum Wife of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Mrs Olufunmilayo Mustapha among others NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Osinbajo, Adamu, others, pay condolences to Aliyu over mother’s death
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    Osinbajo, Adamu, others, pay condolences to Aliyu over mother’s death

    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, his wife, Oludolapo, APC National Chairman Abdullahi Adamu, Special Duties Minister, George Akume, on Thursday paid condolence visits on the FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, over her mother’s death.

    In his condolence, Osinbajo said the contributions of the deceased in the lives of so many, especially the less privileged would remain indelible.

    “We are here to commiserate with our dear sister, the FCT Minister of State, her husband and the family over the sad demise of our mother.

    “Of course, when we heard, we were deeply shocked because she wasn’t particularly old, so we were shocked that she had passed on.

    ” We ought to have been here on Wednesday because the minister is very dear to me and my wife, and we have a relationship over so many years.

    “This loss is very personal to us as well, that is why we came to commiserate with her, the family as well as the good people of the Federal Capital Territory.

    “All we can say is, it is God who gives life and He is the only one who can take life.

    None of us have any control over when we come or when we go.

    ” All that we are left with is the memories, especially the contributions in the lives of others that the departed had made.

    “We are very confident that in the case of our mother who made significant contributions in the lives of so many, especially those who are less privileged, the poor and the vulnerable, will remain indelible in our minds.

    “So, we just want to thank God for her life and pray for comfort for our dear sister and the rest of the family and to say a prayer that all of us will live long to mourn all of our elderly people and we ourselves will live very long.

    ” Earlier, the 17 Graded Chiefs in the FCT also paid condolences to the bereaved family.

    The traditional rulers, led by the FCT Chairman of Traditional Council of Chiefs, and Onah of Abaji, Dr Adamu Yunusa, prayed that may the good Lord grant the deceased eternal rest and make the highest paradise be her abode.

    “May God grant the family, the good people of Kogi State and the good people of the FCT, the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss,” he said.

    Other dignitaries who paid condolence visits to the minister were, Sen. Philip Aduda, Director General NDLEA, retired Gen. Buba Marwa, former Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, and Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai.

    Also, the wife of the APC Vice Presidential Candidate, Haj. Nana Kashim Shettima, Minister of State for Niger Delta, Mrs Sharon Ikeazor, Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Maryam Katagum, Wife of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mrs Olufunmilayo Mustapha, among others.


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  •   Traditional ruler backs drug integrity test for couples ChairmaThe Ona of Abaji in the FCT Alhaji Adamu Yunusa has directed the immediate implementation of drug integrity test for couples in his domain before marriage A statement by the Director Media and Advocacy National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA Mr Femi Babafemi said Yunusa gave the directive when he received NDLEA Chairman Buba Marwa on Friday Marwa was on advocacy visit to the palace on the NDLEA s War Against Drug Abuse WADA The Ona of Abaji who is the Chairman Federal Capital Territory FCT Council of Chiefs directed the Chief Imam of Abaji and other religious leaders to commence immediate implementation of the directive He said that the intending couples would be presented with certificate of fitness before marriage The Ona noted that before Marwa s assumption of office drug menace in Nigeria had become a huge problem ravaging many young men and women including couples He promised to promote the drug integrity test advocacy of the agency in addition to other ongoing drug supply reduction and drug demand reduction efforts Your coming on board as the head of NDLEA has brought some succour We will do our best to ensure that drug integrity test are carried out on intending couples before certificates are issued to them he added The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the NDLEA boss was conferred with the traditional title of Santuraki of Abaji Kingdom Earlier Marwa congratulated the traditional ruler on his 25th anniversary on the throne and his upholding of the tradition and culture of his kingdom He commended the royal father for his unflinching support to the NDLEA and fight against drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking in the country The NDLEA chairman urged the traditional ruler to ensure that drug tests were carried out on intending couples before wedding Due to increasing cases of women suffering from domestic violence fuelled by drug abuse by their husbands and vice versa we appeal we embrace drug test for intending couples This will be the same way they do and genotype tests even though there are no laws making that compulsory This is why we say both husband and wife should also show drug free certificate before being joined And if any of them tests positive he or she can be taken for treatment before the wedding is done to avoid unpleasant incidents that we see in recent times he said Marwa said the traditional institution was a very important stakeholder in the fight against illicit drugs It is for this reason we would like to appeal to His Royal Highness who already has been in the forefront of tackling drug abuse to continue We want you to intensify these efforts to set up a WADA committee in Abaji kingdom In the small communities you all know those selling drugs and those families and youths that need help he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Traditional ruler backs drug integrity test for couples
      Traditional ruler backs drug integrity test for couples ChairmaThe Ona of Abaji in the FCT Alhaji Adamu Yunusa has directed the immediate implementation of drug integrity test for couples in his domain before marriage A statement by the Director Media and Advocacy National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA Mr Femi Babafemi said Yunusa gave the directive when he received NDLEA Chairman Buba Marwa on Friday Marwa was on advocacy visit to the palace on the NDLEA s War Against Drug Abuse WADA The Ona of Abaji who is the Chairman Federal Capital Territory FCT Council of Chiefs directed the Chief Imam of Abaji and other religious leaders to commence immediate implementation of the directive He said that the intending couples would be presented with certificate of fitness before marriage The Ona noted that before Marwa s assumption of office drug menace in Nigeria had become a huge problem ravaging many young men and women including couples He promised to promote the drug integrity test advocacy of the agency in addition to other ongoing drug supply reduction and drug demand reduction efforts Your coming on board as the head of NDLEA has brought some succour We will do our best to ensure that drug integrity test are carried out on intending couples before certificates are issued to them he added The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the NDLEA boss was conferred with the traditional title of Santuraki of Abaji Kingdom Earlier Marwa congratulated the traditional ruler on his 25th anniversary on the throne and his upholding of the tradition and culture of his kingdom He commended the royal father for his unflinching support to the NDLEA and fight against drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking in the country The NDLEA chairman urged the traditional ruler to ensure that drug tests were carried out on intending couples before wedding Due to increasing cases of women suffering from domestic violence fuelled by drug abuse by their husbands and vice versa we appeal we embrace drug test for intending couples This will be the same way they do and genotype tests even though there are no laws making that compulsory This is why we say both husband and wife should also show drug free certificate before being joined And if any of them tests positive he or she can be taken for treatment before the wedding is done to avoid unpleasant incidents that we see in recent times he said Marwa said the traditional institution was a very important stakeholder in the fight against illicit drugs It is for this reason we would like to appeal to His Royal Highness who already has been in the forefront of tackling drug abuse to continue We want you to intensify these efforts to set up a WADA committee in Abaji kingdom In the small communities you all know those selling drugs and those families and youths that need help he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Traditional ruler backs drug integrity test for couples
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    Traditional ruler backs drug integrity test for couples

    Traditional ruler backs drug integrity test for couples ChairmaThe Ona of Abaji in the FCT, Alhaji Adamu Yunusa has directed the immediate implementation of drug integrity test for couples in his domain before marriage.

    A statement by the Director, Media and Advocacy, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Mr Femi Babafemi, said Yunusa gave the directive when he received NDLEA Chairman, Buba Marwa, on FridayMarwa was on advocacy visit to the palace on the NDLEA’s War Against Drug Abuse (WADA).

    The Ona of Abaji, who is the Chairman, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Council of Chiefs, directed the Chief Imam of Abaji and other religious leaders to commence immediate implementation of the directive.

    He said that the intending couples would be presented with certificate of fitness before marriage.

    The Ona noted that before Marwa’s assumption of office, drug menace in Nigeria had become a huge problem, “ravaging” many young men and women, including couples.

    He promised to promote the drug integrity test advocacy of the agency, in addition to other ongoing drug supply reduction and drug demand reduction efforts.

    “Your coming on board as the head of NDLEA has brought some succour.

    “We will do our best to ensure that drug integrity test are carried out on intending couples before certificates are issued to them,” he added.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the NDLEA boss was conferred with the traditional title of Santuraki of Abaji Kingdom.

    Earlier, Marwa congratulated the traditional ruler on his 25th anniversary on the throne and his upholding of the tradition and culture of his kingdom.

    He commended the royal father for his unflinching support to the NDLEA and fight against drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking in the country.

    The NDLEA chairman urged the traditional ruler to ensure that drug tests were carried out on intending couples before wedding.

    “Due to increasing cases of women suffering from domestic violence fuelled by drug abuse by their husbands and vice versa, we appeal we embrace drug test for intending couples.

    “This will be the same way they do and genotype tests even though there are no laws making that compulsory.

    “This is why we say both husband and wife should also show drug free certificate before being joined.

    “And if any of them tests positive, he or she can be taken for treatment before the wedding is done to avoid unpleasant incidents that we see in recent times”, he said.

    Marwa said the traditional institution was a very important stakeholder in the fight against illicit drugs.

    “It is for this reason, we would like to appeal to His Royal Highness who already has been in the forefront of tackling drug abuse to continue.

    “We want you to intensify these efforts to set up a WADA committee in Abaji kingdom.

    “In the small communities, you all know those selling drugs and those families and youths that need help”, he said.

    .


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Council of Chiefs in the FCT on Monday tasked Nigerians on peace as the country marks the 2022 Democracy Day celebration in Abuja Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria NNA Chairman of the Council Dr Adamu Yunusa urged Nigerians irrespective of their religious affiliations to pray for the peace and development of the country Yunusa who is also the Emir of Abaji said that peace is fundamental to the development of the country My advice to all Muslims and Christians in this country is that they should continue to pray for the country for peace and security to reign We should work together with understanding to make sure that we have peace and progress in this country I pray that God will spare our lives to witness the 2023 Democracy Day celebrations Yunusa said He commended the Federal Government and the FCT administration for prioritising the concerns of traditional rulers and those of FCT residents and urged them to do more He also urged government to tackle unemployment more vigorously Many youths are jobless We appeal to government for more interventions to engage them before they engage us he said The traditional ruler urged Nigerians especially FCT residents to allow peace to reign at the 2023 general elections Commending the peaceful conduct of political parties primary elections Yunusa urged Nigerians to sustain the approach at the 2023 general elections NAN
    Democracy Day: FCT’s Council of Chiefs tasks residents on peace
     The Council of Chiefs in the FCT on Monday tasked Nigerians on peace as the country marks the 2022 Democracy Day celebration in Abuja Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria NNA Chairman of the Council Dr Adamu Yunusa urged Nigerians irrespective of their religious affiliations to pray for the peace and development of the country Yunusa who is also the Emir of Abaji said that peace is fundamental to the development of the country My advice to all Muslims and Christians in this country is that they should continue to pray for the country for peace and security to reign We should work together with understanding to make sure that we have peace and progress in this country I pray that God will spare our lives to witness the 2023 Democracy Day celebrations Yunusa said He commended the Federal Government and the FCT administration for prioritising the concerns of traditional rulers and those of FCT residents and urged them to do more He also urged government to tackle unemployment more vigorously Many youths are jobless We appeal to government for more interventions to engage them before they engage us he said The traditional ruler urged Nigerians especially FCT residents to allow peace to reign at the 2023 general elections Commending the peaceful conduct of political parties primary elections Yunusa urged Nigerians to sustain the approach at the 2023 general elections NAN
    Democracy Day: FCT’s Council of Chiefs tasks residents on peace
    General news4 months ago

    Democracy Day: FCT’s Council of Chiefs tasks residents on peace

    The Council of Chiefs in the FCT on Monday tasked Nigerians on peace as the country marks the 2022 Democracy Day celebration in Abuja.

    Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NNA) Chairman of the Council, Dr Adamu Yunusa, urged Nigerians, irrespective of their religious affiliations, to pray for the peace and development of the country.

    Yunusa, who is also the Emir of Abaji, said that peace is fundamental to the development of the country.

    “My advice to all Muslims and Christians in this country is that they should continue to pray for the country for peace and security to reign.

    “We should work together with understanding to make sure that we have peace and progress in this country.

    “I pray that God will spare our lives to witness the 2023 Democracy Day celebrations,’’ Yunusa said.

    He commended the Federal Government and the FCT administration for prioritising the concerns of traditional rulers and those of FCT residents and urged them to do more.

    He also urged government to tackle unemployment more vigorously.

    “Many youths are jobless. We appeal to government for more interventions to engage them before they engage us,’’ he said.

    The traditional ruler urged Nigerians, especially FCT residents to allow peace to reign at the 2023 general elections.

    Commending the peaceful conduct of political parties’ primary elections, Yunusa urged Nigerians to sustain the approach at the 2023 general elections.

    (NAN)

  •   The Jaiz Development and Charitable Foundation JCDF has provided loans to 54 people in the Jahi community in the Federal Capital Territory to enable them to run their businesses The Foundation s chief executive officer CEO Dr Abdullahi Shuaib made it known at the launch of the Micro Fice loan disbursement plan on Thursday in Abuja According to Shuaib the gesture is to support the Federal Government s movement to achieve Sustainable Development Goals SDGs 1 and 2 aimed at ending poverty and hunger respectively He said that the foundation in its goal of improving the quality of life and providing timely support for socioeconomic development through direct and indirect interventions had traveled the country to empower people He said the foundation had covered 20 states so far including all South South states except Delta and Akwa Ibom in hopes of going there soon This is one of the foundation s mandates regarding the fictitious inclusion of the most vulnerable people which is why we are here today as a foundation to fulfill the promise we made to them a couple of months ago What we are doing may seem small to some people but from our fieldwork experience it is very significant because these groups of people are the creators of wealth the little things they do to make ends meet need support We once gave an uncaught woman in our program N3 000 out of our pockets out of pity but the following year she tracked us back to our show and gave us 70 000 as her support saying she used the money we gave her to do pancake business Dough If she could part with N70 000 it meant she had more so this strengthened our commitment that this little money that we are giving If people use them judiciously it could change their lives he said Shuib said other opportunities were on the way for beneficiaries if they used the money wisely and were successful in their businesses He said the selection criteria was very simple because it was done in collaboration with community leaders who knew their people best and chose those who are struggling to make ends meet He said 150 people were identified but then 54 were screened adding that they cross tribes and religions because the foundation does not discriminate In his comments Alhaji Adamu Dogo the community leader praised the gesture and urged the beneficiaries to ensure the effective use of the money given to them I pray that God bless and help the administration of the foundation One beneficiary Mr Adamu Yunusa thanked the foundation for helping him promising to put the money to good use and engage in productive activities Another recipient Grace Enwerem expressed her joy at being selected to benefit from the program and promised to be committed to her business out of gratitude Source NAN
    SDGs: Foundation empowers 54 artisans, traders in Abuja
      The Jaiz Development and Charitable Foundation JCDF has provided loans to 54 people in the Jahi community in the Federal Capital Territory to enable them to run their businesses The Foundation s chief executive officer CEO Dr Abdullahi Shuaib made it known at the launch of the Micro Fice loan disbursement plan on Thursday in Abuja According to Shuaib the gesture is to support the Federal Government s movement to achieve Sustainable Development Goals SDGs 1 and 2 aimed at ending poverty and hunger respectively He said that the foundation in its goal of improving the quality of life and providing timely support for socioeconomic development through direct and indirect interventions had traveled the country to empower people He said the foundation had covered 20 states so far including all South South states except Delta and Akwa Ibom in hopes of going there soon This is one of the foundation s mandates regarding the fictitious inclusion of the most vulnerable people which is why we are here today as a foundation to fulfill the promise we made to them a couple of months ago What we are doing may seem small to some people but from our fieldwork experience it is very significant because these groups of people are the creators of wealth the little things they do to make ends meet need support We once gave an uncaught woman in our program N3 000 out of our pockets out of pity but the following year she tracked us back to our show and gave us 70 000 as her support saying she used the money we gave her to do pancake business Dough If she could part with N70 000 it meant she had more so this strengthened our commitment that this little money that we are giving If people use them judiciously it could change their lives he said Shuib said other opportunities were on the way for beneficiaries if they used the money wisely and were successful in their businesses He said the selection criteria was very simple because it was done in collaboration with community leaders who knew their people best and chose those who are struggling to make ends meet He said 150 people were identified but then 54 were screened adding that they cross tribes and religions because the foundation does not discriminate In his comments Alhaji Adamu Dogo the community leader praised the gesture and urged the beneficiaries to ensure the effective use of the money given to them I pray that God bless and help the administration of the foundation One beneficiary Mr Adamu Yunusa thanked the foundation for helping him promising to put the money to good use and engage in productive activities Another recipient Grace Enwerem expressed her joy at being selected to benefit from the program and promised to be committed to her business out of gratitude Source NAN
    SDGs: Foundation empowers 54 artisans, traders in Abuja
    General news10 months ago

    SDGs: Foundation empowers 54 artisans, traders in Abuja

    The Jaiz Development and Charitable Foundation (JCDF) has provided loans to 54 people in the Jahi community in the Federal Capital Territory to enable them to run their businesses.

    The Foundation's chief executive officer (CEO), Dr. Abdullahi Shuaib, made it known at the launch of the Micro-Fice loan disbursement plan on Thursday in Abuja.

    According to Shuaib, the gesture is to support the Federal Government's movement to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1 and 2 aimed at ending poverty and hunger, respectively.

    He said that the foundation, in its goal of improving the quality of life and providing timely support for socioeconomic development through direct and indirect interventions, had traveled the country to empower people.

    He said the foundation had covered 20 states so far, including all South-South states except Delta and Akwa Ibom, in hopes of going there soon.

    “This is one of the foundation's mandates regarding the fictitious inclusion of the most vulnerable people, which is why we are here today as a foundation to fulfill the promise we made to them a couple of months ago.

    “What we are doing may seem small to some people, but from our fieldwork experience, it is very significant because these groups of people are the creators of wealth, the little things they do to make ends meet need support.

    “We once gave an uncaught woman in our program N3,000 out of our pockets out of pity; but the following year she tracked us back to our show and gave us 70,000 as her support, saying she used the money we gave her to do pancake business (Dough).

    “If she could part with N70,000, it meant she had more, so this strengthened our commitment that this little money that we are giving; If people use them judiciously, it could change their lives, '' he said.

    Shuib said other opportunities were on the way for beneficiaries if they used the money wisely and were successful in their businesses.

    He said the selection criteria was very simple because it was done in collaboration with community leaders who knew their people best and chose those who are struggling to make ends meet.

    He said 150 people were identified, but then 54 were screened, adding that they cross tribes and religions because the foundation does not discriminate.

    In his comments, Alhaji Adamu Dogo, the community leader, praised the gesture and urged the beneficiaries to ensure the effective use of the money given to them.

    "I pray that God bless and help the administration of the foundation."

    One beneficiary, Mr. Adamu Yunusa, thanked the foundation for helping him, promising to put the money to good use and engage in productive activities.

    Another recipient, Grace Enwerem, expressed her joy at being selected to benefit from the program and promised to be committed to her business out of gratitude.

    Source: NAN