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  •  The Ekiti House of Assembly adopted the state s Medium Term Expenditure Framework MTEF of 2023 to 2025 on Wednesday The adoption was made at the plenary session presided over by the Deputy Speaker Mr Hakeem Jamiu Motion for the adoption was moved by the House Majority Leader Chief Gboyega Aribisogan APC Ikole 1 and seconded by Mrs Olubunmi Adelugba APC Emure In his earlier letter to the House read by Jamiu Gov Biodun Oyebanji stated that the MTEF had a breakdown of N135 8 billion for 2023 N142 5 billion for 2024 and N166 6 billion for 2025 Oyebanji sought the consideration and approval of the House for the MTEF in accordance with the state s Fiscal Responsibility Law 2019 Also on Wednesday the House of Assembly screened and confirmed two additional Commissioner nominees and Chairman of the Ekiti Internal Revenue Services EKIRS The commissioner nominees are Mr Akintunde Oyebode the immediate past Commissioner for Finance and Dr Oyebanji Filani the immediate past Commissioner for Health and Human Services Answering questions from members of the Assembly Oyebode promised to ensure that the state s funds were used for maximum delivery of dividends of democracy He also promised to prioritise payment of gratuity to pensioners His counterpart Filani promised to ensure more access to quality healthcare services by residents if given the opportunity Filani also promised that he would consolidate and expand the Health Insurance Scheme by increasing the number of participants He promised to adopt Performance Management Strategy to ensure behavioural change on the part of medical personnel in the way they related to patients The House confirmed Mr Olaniran Olatona as the Chairman of EKIRS Olatona gave the assurance that his tenure would ensure aggressive increase of Internally Generated Revenue that would not harm the general public but beneficial to residents We will adopt tax orientation and negotiation mechanism for increased IGR without necessarily adding to the burden of Ekiti residents he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ekiti Assembly adopts Medium Term Expenditure Framework (2023-2025)
     The Ekiti House of Assembly adopted the state s Medium Term Expenditure Framework MTEF of 2023 to 2025 on Wednesday The adoption was made at the plenary session presided over by the Deputy Speaker Mr Hakeem Jamiu Motion for the adoption was moved by the House Majority Leader Chief Gboyega Aribisogan APC Ikole 1 and seconded by Mrs Olubunmi Adelugba APC Emure In his earlier letter to the House read by Jamiu Gov Biodun Oyebanji stated that the MTEF had a breakdown of N135 8 billion for 2023 N142 5 billion for 2024 and N166 6 billion for 2025 Oyebanji sought the consideration and approval of the House for the MTEF in accordance with the state s Fiscal Responsibility Law 2019 Also on Wednesday the House of Assembly screened and confirmed two additional Commissioner nominees and Chairman of the Ekiti Internal Revenue Services EKIRS The commissioner nominees are Mr Akintunde Oyebode the immediate past Commissioner for Finance and Dr Oyebanji Filani the immediate past Commissioner for Health and Human Services Answering questions from members of the Assembly Oyebode promised to ensure that the state s funds were used for maximum delivery of dividends of democracy He also promised to prioritise payment of gratuity to pensioners His counterpart Filani promised to ensure more access to quality healthcare services by residents if given the opportunity Filani also promised that he would consolidate and expand the Health Insurance Scheme by increasing the number of participants He promised to adopt Performance Management Strategy to ensure behavioural change on the part of medical personnel in the way they related to patients The House confirmed Mr Olaniran Olatona as the Chairman of EKIRS Olatona gave the assurance that his tenure would ensure aggressive increase of Internally Generated Revenue that would not harm the general public but beneficial to residents We will adopt tax orientation and negotiation mechanism for increased IGR without necessarily adding to the burden of Ekiti residents he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ekiti Assembly adopts Medium Term Expenditure Framework (2023-2025)
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    Ekiti Assembly adopts Medium Term Expenditure Framework (2023-2025)

    The Ekiti House of Assembly adopted the state’s Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) of 2023 to 2025 on Wednesday.

    The adoption was made at the plenary session presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Mr Hakeem Jamiu.

    Motion for the adoption was moved by the House Majority Leader, Chief Gboyega Aribisogan (APC-Ikole 1) and seconded by Mrs Olubunmi Adelugba (APC-Emure).

    In his earlier letter to the House read by Jamiu, Gov. Biodun Oyebanji stated that the MTEF had a breakdown of N135.8 billion for 2023, N142.5 billion for 2024 and N166.6 billion for 2025. Oyebanji sought the consideration and approval of the House for the MTEF in accordance with the state’s Fiscal Responsibility Law 2019. Also on Wednesday, the House of Assembly screened and confirmed two additional Commissioner nominees and Chairman of the Ekiti Internal Revenue Services (EKIRS).

    The commissioner nominees are Mr Akintunde Oyebode, the immediate past Commissioner for Finance and Dr Oyebanji Filani, the immediate past Commissioner for Health and Human Services.

    Answering questions from members of the Assembly, Oyebode promised to ensure that the state’s funds were used for maximum delivery of dividends of democracy.

    He also promised to prioritise payment of gratuity to pensioners.

    His counterpart, Filani promised to ensure more access to quality healthcare services by residents if given the opportunity.

    Filani also promised that he would consolidate and expand the Health Insurance Scheme by increasing the number of participants.

    He promised to adopt Performance Management Strategy to ensure behavioural change on the part of medical personnel in the way they related to patients.

    The House confirmed Mr Olaniran Olatona as the Chairman of EKIRS.

    Olatona gave the assurance that his tenure would ensure aggressive increase of Internally Generated Revenue that would not harm the general public, but beneficial to residents.

    “We will adopt tax orientation and negotiation mechanism for increased IGR without necessarily adding to the burden of Ekiti residents,’’ he said.


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  •  Prof Julius Ihonvbere the Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education and Services has called for a political will coupled with policy consistency to address the problem of out of school children in the country Ihonvbere APC Edo representing Owan Federal Constituency said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Sunday He also decried the growing population of the children describing it as a major embarrassment to the nation He said since the country is not facing a civil war there is no reason why so many children should be out of school He attributed the problem to the insecurity in the East and in addition to the growing unemployment and bankruptcy of small businesses The issue of the growing number of out of school children is a major embarrassment Technically we have no civil war here so there is no reason why so many children should be out of school But given the insecurity particularly in the North East and North West which has now spread all over the country even growing number of unemployment bankruptcy in the level of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises SMSEs many parents are unable to cater for their children So what you get is that many children are out of school he said Ihonvbere however said that the House of Representatives had taken some steps to address the problem According to him his colleagues have raised more than 30 motions aimed at dealing with problem of out of school children across the country How do we get them back to school How do we increase funding for education How do we improve infrastructure How do we redefine and reposition the concept of basic education How do we move from certificate to skillficate because not everybody wants to get a university degree How do we create a path for them so that they will have basic knowledge but also specialise in what they are good at So for us it s an ongoing concern And if you look at how much members of the house put from their constituency votes into school refurbishment construction and training of teachers you will also see the level of our concern he added Though he explained that the Federal Government had inaugurated a committee on alternative education to address the same concern But he expressed worries that more than a year after the inauguration there is no action yet I m a member of that committee it s been over a year no action We set up a technical committee that produced a report but that is the last we heard A technical committee has produced a full report on how we can go about reaching them keeping them and sustaining them in school and there is no policy output talk more of action then there is a problem So we can make necessary legislation but there is no much you can do he said He therefore called for a synergy among the local state and the Federal Government to tackle the growing population of the children getting close to 20 million NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Only political will can end out-of-school children problem — Rep Ihonvbere
     Prof Julius Ihonvbere the Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education and Services has called for a political will coupled with policy consistency to address the problem of out of school children in the country Ihonvbere APC Edo representing Owan Federal Constituency said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Sunday He also decried the growing population of the children describing it as a major embarrassment to the nation He said since the country is not facing a civil war there is no reason why so many children should be out of school He attributed the problem to the insecurity in the East and in addition to the growing unemployment and bankruptcy of small businesses The issue of the growing number of out of school children is a major embarrassment Technically we have no civil war here so there is no reason why so many children should be out of school But given the insecurity particularly in the North East and North West which has now spread all over the country even growing number of unemployment bankruptcy in the level of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises SMSEs many parents are unable to cater for their children So what you get is that many children are out of school he said Ihonvbere however said that the House of Representatives had taken some steps to address the problem According to him his colleagues have raised more than 30 motions aimed at dealing with problem of out of school children across the country How do we get them back to school How do we increase funding for education How do we improve infrastructure How do we redefine and reposition the concept of basic education How do we move from certificate to skillficate because not everybody wants to get a university degree How do we create a path for them so that they will have basic knowledge but also specialise in what they are good at So for us it s an ongoing concern And if you look at how much members of the house put from their constituency votes into school refurbishment construction and training of teachers you will also see the level of our concern he added Though he explained that the Federal Government had inaugurated a committee on alternative education to address the same concern But he expressed worries that more than a year after the inauguration there is no action yet I m a member of that committee it s been over a year no action We set up a technical committee that produced a report but that is the last we heard A technical committee has produced a full report on how we can go about reaching them keeping them and sustaining them in school and there is no policy output talk more of action then there is a problem So we can make necessary legislation but there is no much you can do he said He therefore called for a synergy among the local state and the Federal Government to tackle the growing population of the children getting close to 20 million NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Only political will can end out-of-school children problem — Rep Ihonvbere
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    Only political will can end out-of-school children problem — Rep Ihonvbere

    Prof. Julius Ihonvbere, the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education and Services, has called for a political will coupled with policy consistency to address the problem of out-of-school children in the country.

    Ihonvbere, (APC-Edo) representing Owan Federal Constituency, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Sunday.

    He also decried the growing population of the children, describing it as a major embarrassment to the nation.

    He said since the country is not facing a civil war; there is no reason why so many children should be out of school.

    He attributed the problem to the insecurity in the East and , in addition to the growing unemployment and bankruptcy of small businesses.

    “The issue of the growing number of out-of-school children is a major embarrassment.

    “Technically, we have no civil war here, so there is no reason why so many children should be out of school.

    “But given the insecurity particularly in the North East and North West, which has now spread all over the country, even growing number of unemployment, bankruptcy in the level of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMSEs), many parents are unable to cater for their children.

    “So what you get is that many children are out of school,” he said.

    Ihonvbere, however, said that the House of Representatives had taken some steps to address the problem.

    According to him, his colleagues have raised more than 30 motions aimed at dealing with problem of out-of-school children across the country.

    “How do we get them back to school?

    How do we increase funding for education?

    How do we improve infrastructure?

    How do we redefine and reposition the concept of basic education?

    “How do we move from certificate to ’’skillficate’’ because not everybody wants to get a university degree?

    “How do we create a path for them, so that they will have basic knowledge but also specialise in what they are good at?

    “So for us, it’s an ongoing concern.

    And if you look at how much members of the house put from their constituency votes into school refurbishment, construction and training of teachers, you will also see the level of our concern,” he added.

    Though, he explained that the Federal Government had inaugurated a committee on alternative education to address the same concern.

    But he expressed worries that more than a year after the inauguration, there is no action yet.

    “I’m a member of that committee; it’s been over a year, no action.

    We set up a technical committee that produced a report, but that is the last we heard.

    “A technical committee has produced a full report on how we can go about reaching them, keeping them and sustaining them in school, and there is no policy output, talk more of action, then there is a problem.

    “So we can make necessary legislation, but there is no much you can do,” he said.

    He, therefore, called for a synergy among the local, state and the Federal Government to tackle the growing population of the children getting close to 20 million.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Prof Julius Ihonvbere APC Edo representing Owan Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives has said the National Assembly and the executive arm of government must work closely in implementing the nation s principle of federal character Ihonvbere a member of the House Committee on Federal Character Commission said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Sunday According to him the country is not making enough progress in its implementation citing inequities in some of the agencies ministries and parastatals Over the years these inequities and disparities have been built in and those who come on board from time to time never tried to resolve them People are appointed from the state they come to Abuja with a retinue of staff and force them into their agency or ministry even as temporary staff And when they do so called replacement those are the ones they put in there quietly So I believe at the end of the day we have not made progress using the whole constitutionally provided provision on federal character to redressing the politics in the agencies and ministries When you look at the intermediate middle level lower upper level and upper level positions I think that the leaders of the country have not demonstrated proper commitment to social justice equity and fair play And part of it is that because nobody has ever been prosecuted for violating federal principle or the need to balance I am not subscribing to balance for the sake of balance it must be based on competence I think what I have seen as a member of that committee in the house is a lot of travesty lot of deliberate abuse of the Federal Character Principle he further said On promoting accountability and good governance among Nigerians the lawmaker said that inter parliamentary relations had its own challenges According to him some states have too much power to control their houses of assembly So it s difficult even to engage their houses of assembly in a democratic conversation But at the level of promoting discourse and the content and context of democratic institutions the promotion of cooperation between and within arms of government there is a lot of progress there How we have been able to translate this to generating the nationwide discourse of democratic tendencies is what I think we are yet to do effectively Ihonvbere said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Rep advocates executive, legislative synergy to achieve federal character
     Prof Julius Ihonvbere APC Edo representing Owan Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives has said the National Assembly and the executive arm of government must work closely in implementing the nation s principle of federal character Ihonvbere a member of the House Committee on Federal Character Commission said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Sunday According to him the country is not making enough progress in its implementation citing inequities in some of the agencies ministries and parastatals Over the years these inequities and disparities have been built in and those who come on board from time to time never tried to resolve them People are appointed from the state they come to Abuja with a retinue of staff and force them into their agency or ministry even as temporary staff And when they do so called replacement those are the ones they put in there quietly So I believe at the end of the day we have not made progress using the whole constitutionally provided provision on federal character to redressing the politics in the agencies and ministries When you look at the intermediate middle level lower upper level and upper level positions I think that the leaders of the country have not demonstrated proper commitment to social justice equity and fair play And part of it is that because nobody has ever been prosecuted for violating federal principle or the need to balance I am not subscribing to balance for the sake of balance it must be based on competence I think what I have seen as a member of that committee in the house is a lot of travesty lot of deliberate abuse of the Federal Character Principle he further said On promoting accountability and good governance among Nigerians the lawmaker said that inter parliamentary relations had its own challenges According to him some states have too much power to control their houses of assembly So it s difficult even to engage their houses of assembly in a democratic conversation But at the level of promoting discourse and the content and context of democratic institutions the promotion of cooperation between and within arms of government there is a lot of progress there How we have been able to translate this to generating the nationwide discourse of democratic tendencies is what I think we are yet to do effectively Ihonvbere said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Rep advocates executive, legislative synergy to achieve federal character
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    Rep advocates executive, legislative synergy to achieve federal character

    Prof. Julius Ihonvbere (APC-Edo), representing Owan Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives has said the National Assembly and the executive arm of government must work closely in implementing the nation’s principle of federal character.

    Ihonvbere, a member of the House Committee on Federal Character Commission, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Sunday.

    According to him, the country is not making enough progress in its implementation, citing inequities in some of the agencies, ministries and parastatals.

    “Over the years, these inequities and disparities have been built in, and those who come on board from time to time, never tried to resolve them.

    “People are appointed from the state; they come to Abuja with a retinue of staff and force them into their agency or ministry even as temporary staff.

    “And when they do so-called replacement, those are the ones they put in there quietly.

    “So, I believe at the end of the day, we have not made progress, using the whole constitutionally provided provision on federal character to redressing the politics in the agencies and ministries.

    “When you look at the intermediate middle level, lower upper level and upper level positions, I think that the leaders of the country have not demonstrated proper commitment to social justice, equity and fair play.

    “And part of it is that because nobody has ever been prosecuted for violating federal principle or the need to balance.

    “I am not subscribing to balance for the sake of balance; it must be based on competence.

    “I think what I have seen as a member of that committee in the house is a lot of travesty, lot of deliberate abuse of the Federal Character Principle,” he further said.

    On promoting accountability and good governance among Nigerians, the lawmaker said that inter-parliamentary relations had its own challenges.

    According to him, some states have too much power to control their houses of assembly.

    “So it’s difficult even to engage their houses of assembly in a democratic conversation.

    “But at the level of promoting discourse and the content and context of democratic institutions, the promotion of cooperation between and within arms of government, there is a lot of progress there.

    “How we have been able to translate this to generating the nationwide discourse of democratic tendencies is what I think we are yet to do effectively,” Ihonvbere said.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education Services Prof Julius Ihonvbere says he has constructed and rehabilitated no fewer than 45 schools in his constituency Ihonvbere APC Edo who represents Owan Federal Constituency disclosed this on Sunday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja He said since it was education that took him to his current position hence his campaign promise was to prioritise education I think I have fulfilled that promise because in three years I have constructed rehabilitated and furnished more than 45 schools This is unprecedented in my constituency and every ward benefitted Some wards even got two to three schools he said The lawmaker also said that he had been able to provide water street lights as well as training for his constituents He however lamented the state of roads in the constituency saying there was nothing to write home about concerning the state of the roads We feel very bad about the state of roads in my constituency The roads have been abandoned over the years by both the federal and state governments We have written letters to Ministry of Works yet nothing was or has been done about them he said On the forthcoming 2023 general elections Ihonvbere advised the electorate not to be swayed by money or threat of violence Let s follow the rules vote for the person who can deliver Look at the track records of the individual he advised The lawmaker also reviewed the performance of the 9th Assembly with a conclusion that it is one of the best Nigerians ever had since 1999 According to him the legislative agenda of the 9th Assembly is 100 per cent pro people NewsSourceCredit NAN
    I’ve constructed, rehabilitated over 45 schools in my constituency — Ihonvbere
     The Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education Services Prof Julius Ihonvbere says he has constructed and rehabilitated no fewer than 45 schools in his constituency Ihonvbere APC Edo who represents Owan Federal Constituency disclosed this on Sunday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja He said since it was education that took him to his current position hence his campaign promise was to prioritise education I think I have fulfilled that promise because in three years I have constructed rehabilitated and furnished more than 45 schools This is unprecedented in my constituency and every ward benefitted Some wards even got two to three schools he said The lawmaker also said that he had been able to provide water street lights as well as training for his constituents He however lamented the state of roads in the constituency saying there was nothing to write home about concerning the state of the roads We feel very bad about the state of roads in my constituency The roads have been abandoned over the years by both the federal and state governments We have written letters to Ministry of Works yet nothing was or has been done about them he said On the forthcoming 2023 general elections Ihonvbere advised the electorate not to be swayed by money or threat of violence Let s follow the rules vote for the person who can deliver Look at the track records of the individual he advised The lawmaker also reviewed the performance of the 9th Assembly with a conclusion that it is one of the best Nigerians ever had since 1999 According to him the legislative agenda of the 9th Assembly is 100 per cent pro people NewsSourceCredit NAN
    I’ve constructed, rehabilitated over 45 schools in my constituency — Ihonvbere
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    I’ve constructed, rehabilitated over 45 schools in my constituency — Ihonvbere

    The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education Services, Prof. Julius Ihonvbere, says he has constructed and rehabilitated no fewer than 45 schools in his constituency.

    Ihonvbere (APC-Edo) who represents Owan Federal Constituency disclosed this on Sunday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.

    He said since it was education that took him to his current position; hence his campaign promise was to prioritise education.

    ” I think I have fulfilled that promise, because in three years I have constructed, rehabilitated and furnished more than 45 schools.

    “This is unprecedented in my constituency and every ward benefitted.

    Some wards even got two to three schools,” he said.

    The lawmaker also said that he had been able to provide water, street lights, as well as training for his constituents.

    He, however, lamented the state of roads in the constituency, saying there was nothing to write home about concerning the state of the roads.

    “We feel very bad about the state of roads in my constituency.

    The roads have been abandoned over the years by both the federal and state governments.

    “We have written letters to Ministry of Works, yet nothing was or has been done about them,” he said.

    On the forthcoming 2023 general elections, Ihonvbere advised the electorate not to be swayed by money, or threat of violence.

    “Let’s follow the rules, vote for the person who can deliver.

    Look at the track records of the individual,” he advised.

    The lawmaker also reviewed the performance of the 9th Assembly, with a conclusion that it is one of the best Nigerians ever had since 1999. According to him, the legislative agenda of the 9th Assembly is 100 per cent pro-people.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education and Services Julius Ihonvbere APC Edo has expressed concern over the falling standard of education in the country Ihonvbere a professor raised the concern in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Sunday He therefore called for holistic and sustained attention to the education sector to reverse the trend According to him to say that the standard of education in the country has fallen woefully is no longer debatable He explained that the poor and mediocre quality students graduating from the nation s school system could destroy the country if not urgent action is taken With such poor knowledge and low competency you can t expect excellent output They go into industry because their fathers and mothers have connections and they ruin them They go into security forces they compromise the ethics of those institutions you put them as ambassadors they not only avoid assignments but they are completely invisible So the declining quality is affecting us already In some major universities in the world if you go there even with a first class or second class upper from a Nigerian university they still make you take one or two undergraduate courses So there is a need for a holistic and sustained attention to the education sector If the basic is broken it will affect it right up to the university level because the basic produces those that go to the secondary university and polytechnic I believe there is a lot that can be done it s just a matter of commitment political will and the courage to do it he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Edo Rep expresses concern over falling standard of education
     The Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education and Services Julius Ihonvbere APC Edo has expressed concern over the falling standard of education in the country Ihonvbere a professor raised the concern in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Sunday He therefore called for holistic and sustained attention to the education sector to reverse the trend According to him to say that the standard of education in the country has fallen woefully is no longer debatable He explained that the poor and mediocre quality students graduating from the nation s school system could destroy the country if not urgent action is taken With such poor knowledge and low competency you can t expect excellent output They go into industry because their fathers and mothers have connections and they ruin them They go into security forces they compromise the ethics of those institutions you put them as ambassadors they not only avoid assignments but they are completely invisible So the declining quality is affecting us already In some major universities in the world if you go there even with a first class or second class upper from a Nigerian university they still make you take one or two undergraduate courses So there is a need for a holistic and sustained attention to the education sector If the basic is broken it will affect it right up to the university level because the basic produces those that go to the secondary university and polytechnic I believe there is a lot that can be done it s just a matter of commitment political will and the courage to do it he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Edo Rep expresses concern over falling standard of education
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    Edo Rep expresses concern over falling standard of education

    The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education and Services, Julius Ihonvbere (APC-Edo) , has expressed concern over the falling standard of education in the country.

    Ihonvbere, a professor raised the concern in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Sunday.

    He, therefore, called for holistic and sustained attention to the education sector to reverse the trend.

    According to him, to say that the standard of education in the country has fallen woefully is no longer debatable.

    He explained that the poor and mediocre quality students graduating from the nation’s school system could destroy the country, if not urgent action is taken.

    “With such poor knowledge and low competency, you can’t expect excellent output.

    “They go into industry because their fathers and mothers have connections and they ruin them.

    “They go into security forces, they compromise the ethics of those institutions, you put them as ambassadors, they not only avoid assignments, but they are completely invisible.

    “So the declining quality is affecting us already.

    “In some major universities in the world, if you go there even with a first class or second class upper from a Nigerian university, they still make you take one or two undergraduate courses.

    “So there is a need for a holistic and sustained attention to the education sector.

    “If the basic is broken, it will affect it right up to the university level, because the basic produces those that go to the secondary, university and polytechnic.

    “I believe there is a lot that can be done, it’s just a matter of commitment, political will, and the courage to do it,” he said.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Federal Ministry of Finance Budget and National Planning said the ministry was not consulted on the new monetary policy announced by the CBN to redesign N200 N500 and N1000 naira notes with effect from Dec 15 Minister of Finance Mrs Zainab Ahmed said this in Abuja on Friday while responding to questions from Sen Bamidele Opeyemi APC Ekiti on the impact of the policy at the budget defence session with Senate Committee on Finance Opeyemi had decried the spontaneous increase in price of dollar to naira at the parallel market since the policy was announced by the CBN He expressed concern on the likely consequences of the policy on the nation s economy given the astronomical increase of forex Collaborating Chairman of the Committee Sen Solomon Adeola APC Lagos said with the announcement of the policy dollar had started going up He said the consequences of the policy were that price of dollar to the naira was rising adding that it might rise to N1 000 before December when the policy would take off The minister said she received information on the new policy just as other Nigerians saying that her ministry as a fiscal authority was not part of the process leading to formulation and announcement of the policy We were not consulted it was an announcement that we heard it was said that part of the reason advocated was that it was one of the ways to mope up liquidity to manage inflation But there are consequences that we are also looking at what will the consequences be there will be some benefits but there will be some challenges And I don t know whether the monetary authorities have actually looked very closely as to where the consequences are and how they can be mitigated So I still advise that you have that discussion with the monetary authorities she said She said it was her opinion as a Nigerian not as a fiscal authority reiterating that as finance ministry and fiscal authority they were unaware of the policy On debt profile of the nation she said the size of the nation s debt profile which stood at 23 per cent to the Gross Domestic Product GDP was a healthy debt She revealed that the debt services were sustainable adding that what the nation needed was to increase its revenue generation profile She said the Nigeria Customs Service NCS collections stood at 83 per cent performance of the 2022 budget as at August She said with the activation of the excise duties on carbonated drinks and eventual commencement of the use of heavy duty scanners by customs at the ports revenue profile would increase towards the end of the year NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Naira redesign:Finance Ministry was not consulted-Minister
     The Federal Ministry of Finance Budget and National Planning said the ministry was not consulted on the new monetary policy announced by the CBN to redesign N200 N500 and N1000 naira notes with effect from Dec 15 Minister of Finance Mrs Zainab Ahmed said this in Abuja on Friday while responding to questions from Sen Bamidele Opeyemi APC Ekiti on the impact of the policy at the budget defence session with Senate Committee on Finance Opeyemi had decried the spontaneous increase in price of dollar to naira at the parallel market since the policy was announced by the CBN He expressed concern on the likely consequences of the policy on the nation s economy given the astronomical increase of forex Collaborating Chairman of the Committee Sen Solomon Adeola APC Lagos said with the announcement of the policy dollar had started going up He said the consequences of the policy were that price of dollar to the naira was rising adding that it might rise to N1 000 before December when the policy would take off The minister said she received information on the new policy just as other Nigerians saying that her ministry as a fiscal authority was not part of the process leading to formulation and announcement of the policy We were not consulted it was an announcement that we heard it was said that part of the reason advocated was that it was one of the ways to mope up liquidity to manage inflation But there are consequences that we are also looking at what will the consequences be there will be some benefits but there will be some challenges And I don t know whether the monetary authorities have actually looked very closely as to where the consequences are and how they can be mitigated So I still advise that you have that discussion with the monetary authorities she said She said it was her opinion as a Nigerian not as a fiscal authority reiterating that as finance ministry and fiscal authority they were unaware of the policy On debt profile of the nation she said the size of the nation s debt profile which stood at 23 per cent to the Gross Domestic Product GDP was a healthy debt She revealed that the debt services were sustainable adding that what the nation needed was to increase its revenue generation profile She said the Nigeria Customs Service NCS collections stood at 83 per cent performance of the 2022 budget as at August She said with the activation of the excise duties on carbonated drinks and eventual commencement of the use of heavy duty scanners by customs at the ports revenue profile would increase towards the end of the year NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Naira redesign:Finance Ministry was not consulted-Minister
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    Naira redesign:Finance Ministry was not consulted-Minister

    The Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning said the ministry was not consulted on the new monetary policy announced by the CBN to redesign N200, N500 and N1000 naira notes with effect from Dec 15. Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, said this in Abuja on Friday, while responding to questions from Sen. Bamidele Opeyemi (APC-Ekiti) on the impact of the policy at the budget defence session with Senate Committee on Finance.

    Opeyemi had  decried the spontaneous increase in price of dollar to naira at the parallel market since the policy was announced by the CBN.

    He expressed concern on the likely consequences of the policy on the nation’s economy, given the astronomical increase of forex.

    Collaborating, Chairman of the Committee, Sen. Solomon Adeola (APC-Lagos), said with the announcement of the policy, dollar had started going up.

    He said the consequences of the policy were that price of dollar to the naira was rising, adding that it might rise to N1,000 before December, when the policy would take off.

    The minister said she received information on the new policy just as other Nigerians, saying that her ministry, as a fiscal authority, was not part of the process leading to formulation and announcement of the policy.

    “We were not consulted, it was an announcement that we heard, it was said that part of the reason advocated was that it was one of the ways to mope up liquidity to manage inflation.

    “But there are consequences that we are also looking at, what will the consequences be, there will be some benefits, but there will be some challenges.

    “And I don’t know whether the monetary authorities have actually looked very closely as to where the consequences are and how they can be mitigated.

    “So I still advise that you have that discussion with the monetary authorities,” she said.

    She said it was her opinion, as a Nigerian, not as a fiscal authority, reiterating that as finance ministry and fiscal authority, they were unaware of the policy.

    On debt profile of the nation, she said the size of the nation’s debt profile which stood at 23 per cent to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), was a healthy debt.

    She revealed that the debt services were sustainable, adding that what the nation needed was to increase its revenue generation profile.

    She said the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) collections stood at 83 per cent performance of the 2022 budget as at August.

    She said with the activation of the excise duties on carbonated drinks and eventual commencement of the use of heavy duty scanners by customs at the ports, revenue profile would increase towards the end of the year.


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  •  Rep Tunji Olawuyi APC Ero of Kwara has flagged off his re election campaign in Omu Aran with a promise to consolidate on the impactful achievements recorded so far Olawuyi assured his constituents including APC members leaders and stalwarts in Omu Aran on Friday that the series of achievements recorded so far are just a tip of the iceberg The elated federal lawmaker advised the gathering especially party members not to fall for the antics of the opposition and be resolute in taking the party to the desired greater heights come 2023 Olawuyi promised to run an issued based campaign devoid of violence and acrimony in order to achieve his re election bid He expressed optimism that he would come out victorious in the 2023 general elections saying our physical impact across the wards of the constituency will surely speak for us and give us the mandate to do more Olawuyi who is also the Chairman of the House Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness urged party members to be tolerant peaceful and eschew such inimical conduct that could truncate the nation s democratic transition in 2023 Addressing the mammoth crowd Gov AbdulRahaman AbdulRazaq of Kwara urged party members to vote for continuity and good governance come 2023 According to him it will take another term in office to clear the rot perpetrated by the Peoples Democratic Party PDP led past administrations in the state A good example is a newly completed well furnished apartment that was mismanaged and battered with all kind of garbage and dirt A new occupant took over and gave the apartment a new look but the earlier occupier insisted on taking over the building again will you allow that to happen This is the reason why you must be aware of their antics which are deployed to achieve their inordinate ambition he said On his part the Deputy Governor Mr Kayode Alabi said the APC remained the only party that could guarantee the desired transformation and good governance for the constituency and the state at large He urged members of the party to be steadfast dedicated and continue to promote the party s policies and ideals in order to achieve the desired victory in the coming election Similarly Mrs Florence Oyeyemi the state Commissioner for Finance assured the party members especially the womenfolk of more government patronage toward improving their wellfare and wellbeing The APC Chairman in the state Prince Sunday Fagbemi who was accompanied by the party executive members alongside AbdulRazaq and Alabi later handed over the party s flag to Olawuyi as APC s candidate for the constituency election in 2023 NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Rep. Olawuyi promises more impactful representation
     Rep Tunji Olawuyi APC Ero of Kwara has flagged off his re election campaign in Omu Aran with a promise to consolidate on the impactful achievements recorded so far Olawuyi assured his constituents including APC members leaders and stalwarts in Omu Aran on Friday that the series of achievements recorded so far are just a tip of the iceberg The elated federal lawmaker advised the gathering especially party members not to fall for the antics of the opposition and be resolute in taking the party to the desired greater heights come 2023 Olawuyi promised to run an issued based campaign devoid of violence and acrimony in order to achieve his re election bid He expressed optimism that he would come out victorious in the 2023 general elections saying our physical impact across the wards of the constituency will surely speak for us and give us the mandate to do more Olawuyi who is also the Chairman of the House Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness urged party members to be tolerant peaceful and eschew such inimical conduct that could truncate the nation s democratic transition in 2023 Addressing the mammoth crowd Gov AbdulRahaman AbdulRazaq of Kwara urged party members to vote for continuity and good governance come 2023 According to him it will take another term in office to clear the rot perpetrated by the Peoples Democratic Party PDP led past administrations in the state A good example is a newly completed well furnished apartment that was mismanaged and battered with all kind of garbage and dirt A new occupant took over and gave the apartment a new look but the earlier occupier insisted on taking over the building again will you allow that to happen This is the reason why you must be aware of their antics which are deployed to achieve their inordinate ambition he said On his part the Deputy Governor Mr Kayode Alabi said the APC remained the only party that could guarantee the desired transformation and good governance for the constituency and the state at large He urged members of the party to be steadfast dedicated and continue to promote the party s policies and ideals in order to achieve the desired victory in the coming election Similarly Mrs Florence Oyeyemi the state Commissioner for Finance assured the party members especially the womenfolk of more government patronage toward improving their wellfare and wellbeing The APC Chairman in the state Prince Sunday Fagbemi who was accompanied by the party executive members alongside AbdulRazaq and Alabi later handed over the party s flag to Olawuyi as APC s candidate for the constituency election in 2023 NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Rep. Olawuyi promises more impactful representation
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    2023: Rep. Olawuyi promises more impactful representation

    Rep. Tunji Olawuyi (APC--Ero of Kwara) has flagged off his re-election campaign in Omu-Aran with a promise to consolidate on the impactful achievements recorded so far.

    Olawuyi assured his constituents, including APC members, leaders and stalwarts, in Omu-Aran on Friday that the series of achievements recorded so far are just a tip of the iceberg.

    The elated federal lawmaker advised the gathering, especially party members, not to fall for the antics of the opposition and be resolute in taking the party to the desired greater heights come 2023. Olawuyi promised to run an issued-based campaign devoid of violence and acrimony in order to achieve his re-election bid.

    He expressed optimism that he would come out victorious in the 2023 general elections, saying “our physical impact across the wards of the constituency will surely speak for us and give us the mandate to do more.

    Olawuyi, who is also the Chairman of the House Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness, urged party members to be tolerant, peaceful and eschew such inimical conduct that could truncate the nation’s democratic transition in 2023. Addressing the mammoth crowd, Gov. AbdulRahaman AbdulRazaq of Kwara urged party members to vote for continuity and good governance come 2023. According to him, it will take another term in office to clear the rot perpetrated by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led-past administrations in the state.

    “A good example is a newly completed, well furnished apartment that was mismanaged and battered with all kind of garbage and dirt.

    “A new occupant took over and gave the apartment a new look but the earlier occupier insisted on taking over the building again, will you allow that to happen?

    “This is the reason why you must be aware of their antics which are deployed to achieve their inordinate ambition,” he said.

    On his part, the Deputy Governor, Mr Kayode Alabi, said the APC remained the only party that could guarantee the desired transformation and good governance for the constituency and the state at large.

    He urged members of the party to be steadfast, dedicated and continue to promote the party’s policies and ideals in order to achieve the desired victory in the coming election.

    Similarly, Mrs Florence Oyeyemi, the state Commissioner for Finance, assured the party members, especially the womenfolk, of more government patronage toward improving their wellfare and wellbeing.

    The APC Chairman in the state, Prince Sunday Fagbemi, who was accompanied by the party executive members alongside AbdulRazaq and Alabi, later handed over the party’s flag to Olawuyi as APC’s candidate for the constituency election in 2023.
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  •  Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazq of Kwara says his administration will continue to place priority on job creation youth empowerment and infrastructural development to enable the state attain enviable height AbdulRazq stated this while speaking at a townhall meeting held in Oro Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara on Thursday He said his administration has put in place measures to remove the state from being a civil service to a more economically viable one AbdulRazq added that the state government would also scale up its investment in agriculture to support food production He urged traditional institutions to continue to support the state government effort in the maintenance of law and order in their various domains Sen Lola Ashiru APC Kwara South commended the traditional institution for supporting the state government development programmes Ashiru urged his constituents and other residents of the state to support the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress APC Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as well as the re election bid of governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq Rep Tunji Olawuyi APC Ero Federal constituency of Kwara commended the state government for ensuring even distribution of dividends of democracy to the nook and cranny of the state The Chairman of the state Universal Basic Education Board KWSUBEB Prof Shehu Adaramaja said the present administration has brought transformation to education sector in the state On his part the Chairman of Traditional Rulers Council in Irepodun local government area the Olupo of Ajase Ipo Oba Ismail Yahaya Alebiosu appreciated the effort of the state government for bringing development closer to the people at the grassroots The state Chairman of the APC Mr Sunday Fagbemi also urged the people of the state to reciprocate the good gesture done to them by the present administration NewsSourceCredit NAN
    AbdulRazaq recommits to job creation, youth empowerment, infrastructure
     Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazq of Kwara says his administration will continue to place priority on job creation youth empowerment and infrastructural development to enable the state attain enviable height AbdulRazq stated this while speaking at a townhall meeting held in Oro Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara on Thursday He said his administration has put in place measures to remove the state from being a civil service to a more economically viable one AbdulRazq added that the state government would also scale up its investment in agriculture to support food production He urged traditional institutions to continue to support the state government effort in the maintenance of law and order in their various domains Sen Lola Ashiru APC Kwara South commended the traditional institution for supporting the state government development programmes Ashiru urged his constituents and other residents of the state to support the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress APC Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as well as the re election bid of governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq Rep Tunji Olawuyi APC Ero Federal constituency of Kwara commended the state government for ensuring even distribution of dividends of democracy to the nook and cranny of the state The Chairman of the state Universal Basic Education Board KWSUBEB Prof Shehu Adaramaja said the present administration has brought transformation to education sector in the state On his part the Chairman of Traditional Rulers Council in Irepodun local government area the Olupo of Ajase Ipo Oba Ismail Yahaya Alebiosu appreciated the effort of the state government for bringing development closer to the people at the grassroots The state Chairman of the APC Mr Sunday Fagbemi also urged the people of the state to reciprocate the good gesture done to them by the present administration NewsSourceCredit NAN
    AbdulRazaq recommits to job creation, youth empowerment, infrastructure
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    AbdulRazaq recommits to job creation, youth empowerment, infrastructure

    Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazq of Kwara says his administration will continue to place priority on job creation, youth empowerment and infrastructural development to enable the state attain enviable height.

    AbdulRazq stated this while speaking at a townhall meeting held in Oro, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara on Thursday.

    He said his administration has put in place measures to remove the state from being a civil service to a more economically viable one.

    AbdulRazq added that the state government would also scale up its investment in agriculture to support food production.

    He urged traditional institutions to continue to support the state government effort in the maintenance of law and order in their various domains.

    Sen. Lola Ashiru (APC-Kwara South) commended the traditional institution for supporting the state government development programmes.

    Ashiru urged his constituents and other residents of the state to support the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as well as the re election bid of governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.

    Rep. Tunji Olawuyi (APC--Ero Federal) constituency of Kwara, commended the state government for ensuring even distribution of dividends of democracy to the nook and cranny of the state.

    The Chairman of the state Universal Basic Education Board (KWSUBEB), Prof. Shehu Adaramaja, said the present administration has brought transformation to education sector in the state.

    On his part, the Chairman of Traditional Rulers Council in Irepodun local government area, the Olupo of Ajase -Ipo, Oba Ismail Yahaya Alebiosu, appreciated the effort of the state government for bringing development closer to the people at the grassroots.

    The state Chairman of the APC,  Mr Sunday Fagbemi, also urged the people of the state to reciprocate the good gesture done to them by the present administration.


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  •  The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill amending the Court of Appeal Act 2013 increasing the number of Justices of Court of Appeal from 90 to 110 This followed the adoption of the report of Senate Committee on Judiciary Human Rights and legal Matters by Chairman of the Committee Sen Bamidele Opeyemi APC Ekiti Opeyemi in his lead debate said the bill sponsored by Sen Chukwuka Utazi PDP Enugu sought to increase the number of Justices of Court of Appeal from 90 to 110 According to him the legislative intent of the amendment is to ensure that the court has the requisite manpower to allow cooperation of all the divisions of the court He said the bill was designed to bring justice closer to litigants in line with the current reality at expediting the administration of Justice This is necessary in order to eliminate delay in the justice delivery systems as it relates to the adjudicatory powers of the court This proposed amendments undoubtedly is targeted at increasing the work load of the court and enhance its effective performance he said He said that stakeholders were unanimous in their support of the passage of the bill given its strategic relevance to the justice sector reform He said the amendment would ultimately stimulate quick dispensation of justice The one silent improvement of this bill is the aspect that seeks to integrate virtual court proceedings which have become an integral part of our court proceedings This also is in line with the guildline given to courts by the Chief Justice of the Federation as justice will no longer be delayed he said The Senate also stood down a bill for an act to provide for the rotation of power in the country This followed a submission by senators Bala Ib n Nala APC Kebbi and Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo Agege that the bill was in conflict with the provision of 1999 Constitution The bill was sponsored by Sen Abba Moro PDP Benue Presenting the bill Moro said that it sought to enact a legislation to amend provisions of the constitution and provide for rotations of the presidency among the geo political zones of the country The Senate also passed the National Health Act amendment Bill 2014 and the Federal University of Medicine and Medical Science Egbe Kogi establishment bill This following the adoption of the reports of Senate Committee on Health Secondary and Tertiary www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Senate passes bill to increase Justices of Court Appeal from 90 to 110
     The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill amending the Court of Appeal Act 2013 increasing the number of Justices of Court of Appeal from 90 to 110 This followed the adoption of the report of Senate Committee on Judiciary Human Rights and legal Matters by Chairman of the Committee Sen Bamidele Opeyemi APC Ekiti Opeyemi in his lead debate said the bill sponsored by Sen Chukwuka Utazi PDP Enugu sought to increase the number of Justices of Court of Appeal from 90 to 110 According to him the legislative intent of the amendment is to ensure that the court has the requisite manpower to allow cooperation of all the divisions of the court He said the bill was designed to bring justice closer to litigants in line with the current reality at expediting the administration of Justice This is necessary in order to eliminate delay in the justice delivery systems as it relates to the adjudicatory powers of the court This proposed amendments undoubtedly is targeted at increasing the work load of the court and enhance its effective performance he said He said that stakeholders were unanimous in their support of the passage of the bill given its strategic relevance to the justice sector reform He said the amendment would ultimately stimulate quick dispensation of justice The one silent improvement of this bill is the aspect that seeks to integrate virtual court proceedings which have become an integral part of our court proceedings This also is in line with the guildline given to courts by the Chief Justice of the Federation as justice will no longer be delayed he said The Senate also stood down a bill for an act to provide for the rotation of power in the country This followed a submission by senators Bala Ib n Nala APC Kebbi and Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo Agege that the bill was in conflict with the provision of 1999 Constitution The bill was sponsored by Sen Abba Moro PDP Benue Presenting the bill Moro said that it sought to enact a legislation to amend provisions of the constitution and provide for rotations of the presidency among the geo political zones of the country The Senate also passed the National Health Act amendment Bill 2014 and the Federal University of Medicine and Medical Science Egbe Kogi establishment bill This following the adoption of the reports of Senate Committee on Health Secondary and Tertiary www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Senate passes bill to increase Justices of Court Appeal from 90 to 110
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    Senate passes bill to increase Justices of Court Appeal from 90 to 110

    The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill amending the Court of Appeal Act, 2013 increasing the number of Justices of Court of Appeal from 90 to 110 .

    This followed the adoption of the report of Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and legal Matters by Chairman of the Committee, Sen.Bamidele Opeyemi(APC-Ekiti).

    Opeyemi in his lead debate said the bill sponsored by Sen. Chukwuka Utazi(PDP-Enugu)sought to increase the number of Justices of Court of Appeal from 90 to 110 .

    According to him, the legislative intent of the amendment is to ensure that the court has the requisite manpower to allow cooperation of all the divisions of the court.

    He said the bill was designed to bring justice closer to litigants in line with the current reality at expediting the administration of Justice.

    “This is necessary in order to eliminate delay in the justice delivery systems, as it relates to the adjudicatory powers of the court “This proposed amendments undoubtedly is targeted at increasing the work load of the court and enhance its effective performance,” he said.

    He said that stakeholders were unanimous in their support of the passage of the bill, given its strategic relevance to the justice sector reform.

    He said the amendment would ultimately stimulate quick dispensation of justice “The one silent improvement of this bill is the aspect that seeks to integrate virtual court proceedings which have become an integral part of our court proceedings.

    ” This also is in line with the guildline, given to courts by the Chief Justice of the Federation, as justice will no longer be delayed,” he said.

    The Senate also stood down a bill for an act to provide for the rotation of power in the country.

    This followed a submission by senators Bala Ib’n Nala(APC-Kebbi) and Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege that the bill was in conflict with the provision of 1999 Constitution.

    The bill was sponsored by Sen.Abba Moro (PDP-Benue).

    Presenting the bill,Moro said that it sought to enact a legislation to amend provisions of the constitution and provide for rotations of the presidency among the geo- political zones of the country.

    The Senate also passed the National Health Act amendment Bill 2014 and the Federal University of Medicine and Medical Science Egbe, Kogi establishment bill.

    This following the adoption of the reports of Senate Committee on Health (Secondary and Tertiary).

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  •  Gov Hope Uzodimma of Imo has received the new Speaker of the state House of Assembly Mr Emeka Nduka following the resignation of Mr Kennedy Ibe earlier on Monday The News Agency of Nigeria reports that no reason was given for Ibe s resignation Receiving the speaker and some key legislative members at the Government House Owerri Uzodimma commended them for the honour of introducing the new speaker to him He also commended the lawmakers for their peaceful conduct during the process that led to the election of the new speaker saying that it shows that African democracy is developing We wish you well and we will continue to support the assembly with facilities that will help you function effectively as we have always done I urge you to operate in a manner that will allow peaceful conduct of legislative duties and ensure that Imo people are better off he said Earlier in his remarks the new speaker APC Ehime Mbano commended his colleagues for nominating and electing him as their chief servant Nduka promised to be transparent in his dealings and also ensure that he carried out people oriented programmes for the benefit of all The harmonious relationship between the executive arm of government and the legislative arm of government will remain sacrosanct By the special grace of God I am going to live up to their expectations and up to the expectations of the people of Imo to make this government proud Nduka added Earlier the Deputy Speaker Mr Amarachi Iwuanyanwu who introduced the speaker to the governor said Nduka was nominated and elected unopposed as the speaker of the ninth house of Imo assembly Iwuanyanwu who said 20 lawmakers attended plenary for the day when the election took place said both members of the majority and minority caucus were present at the swearing in of Nduka He commended the governor for the rehabilitation of the assembly complex which was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari during his recent visit to the state NAN further reports that Nduka s emergence makes him the fourth speaker in less than three years of Uzodimma s administration Ibe APC Obowo was sworn in as speaker on Nov 8 2021 following the impeachment of Mr Paul Emeziem APC Onuimo for alleged forgery and highhandedness Emeziem took over from Dr Collins Chiji APC Isiala Mbano in November 2020 after he was impeached for alleged unparliamentarily conduct and gross misconduct Chiji however appealed to the house to have his impeachment expunged from the legislative records and recorded as resignation a request which was approved NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Uzodimma receives new Imo Speaker, Emeka Nduka
     Gov Hope Uzodimma of Imo has received the new Speaker of the state House of Assembly Mr Emeka Nduka following the resignation of Mr Kennedy Ibe earlier on Monday The News Agency of Nigeria reports that no reason was given for Ibe s resignation Receiving the speaker and some key legislative members at the Government House Owerri Uzodimma commended them for the honour of introducing the new speaker to him He also commended the lawmakers for their peaceful conduct during the process that led to the election of the new speaker saying that it shows that African democracy is developing We wish you well and we will continue to support the assembly with facilities that will help you function effectively as we have always done I urge you to operate in a manner that will allow peaceful conduct of legislative duties and ensure that Imo people are better off he said Earlier in his remarks the new speaker APC Ehime Mbano commended his colleagues for nominating and electing him as their chief servant Nduka promised to be transparent in his dealings and also ensure that he carried out people oriented programmes for the benefit of all The harmonious relationship between the executive arm of government and the legislative arm of government will remain sacrosanct By the special grace of God I am going to live up to their expectations and up to the expectations of the people of Imo to make this government proud Nduka added Earlier the Deputy Speaker Mr Amarachi Iwuanyanwu who introduced the speaker to the governor said Nduka was nominated and elected unopposed as the speaker of the ninth house of Imo assembly Iwuanyanwu who said 20 lawmakers attended plenary for the day when the election took place said both members of the majority and minority caucus were present at the swearing in of Nduka He commended the governor for the rehabilitation of the assembly complex which was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari during his recent visit to the state NAN further reports that Nduka s emergence makes him the fourth speaker in less than three years of Uzodimma s administration Ibe APC Obowo was sworn in as speaker on Nov 8 2021 following the impeachment of Mr Paul Emeziem APC Onuimo for alleged forgery and highhandedness Emeziem took over from Dr Collins Chiji APC Isiala Mbano in November 2020 after he was impeached for alleged unparliamentarily conduct and gross misconduct Chiji however appealed to the house to have his impeachment expunged from the legislative records and recorded as resignation a request which was approved NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Uzodimma receives new Imo Speaker, Emeka Nduka
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    Uzodimma receives new Imo Speaker, Emeka Nduka

    Gov. Hope Uzodimma of Imo has received the new Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mr Emeka Nduka, following the resignation of Mr Kennedy Ibe earlier on Monday.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that no reason was given for Ibe’s resignation.

    Receiving the speaker and some key legislative members at the Government House Owerri, Uzodimma commended them for the honour of introducing the new speaker to him.

    He also commended the lawmakers for their peaceful conduct during the process that led to the election of the new speaker, saying that “it shows that African democracy is developing.

    “We wish you well and we will continue to support the assembly with facilities that will help you function effectively as we have always done.

    “I urge you to operate in a manner that will allow peaceful conduct of legislative duties and ensure that Imo people are better off,” he said.

    Earlier in his remarks, the new speaker   (APC-Ehime Mbano), commended his colleagues for nominating and electing him as their chief servant.

    Nduka promised to be transparent in his dealings and also ensure that he carried out people-oriented programmes for the benefit of all.

    “The harmonious relationship between the executive arm of government and the legislative arm of government will remain sacrosanct.

    “By the special grace of God, I am going to live up to their expectations and up to the expectations of the people of Imo  to make this government proud,” Nduka added.

    Earlier, the Deputy Speaker, Mr Amarachi Iwuanyanwu, who introduced the speaker to the governor, said Nduka was nominated and elected unopposed as the speaker of the ninth house of Imo assembly.

    Iwuanyanwu, who said 20 lawmakers attended plenary for the day when the election took place, said both members of the majority and minority caucus were present at the swearing-in of Nduka.

    He commended the governor for the rehabilitation of the assembly complex which was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari during his recent visit to the state.

    NAN further reports that Nduka’s emergence makes him the fourth speaker in less than three years of  Uzodimma’s administration.

    Ibe (APC-Obowo) was sworn in as speaker on Nov. 8, 2021 following the impeachment of Mr Paul Emeziem (APC-Onuimo) for alleged forgery and highhandedness.

    Emeziem took over from Dr Collins Chiji (APC-Isiala Mbano) in November 2020,  after he was impeached for alleged  unparliamentarily conduct and gross misconduct.

    Chiji, however, appealed to the house to have his impeachment expunged from the legislative records and recorded as resignation, a request which was approved.


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