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  •  The Plateau government has inaugurated the construction of 844 housing units at Zanwra in Miango District of Bassa Local Government Area of the state for workers Speaking while performing the ground breaking ceremony Gov Simon Lalong of the state described the housing unit as a dividend of peace in the area He said the project would bring succour to workers by enabling them to have access to modern affordable housing with flexible payment system He commended Nigeria Labour Congress NLC for prioritising access to affordable housing for civil servants through its collaboration with the Federal Housing Authority and the Federal Mortgage Bank FMB Through the Workers Housing Estate our civil servants will no longer have cause to worry about owning a house or renting accommodation since there is a mechanism for them to own one under very friendly terms he said He said the state government in collaboration with FMB has provided home renovation loans worth N2 billion to more than 2 500 civil servants to assist them address housing challenges The governor said tha a committee headed by the Head Of Service had been constituted to establish the residential houses offices farms lands and all assets owned by the state The committee will also advise government on which of the property could be given out on owner occupier and those to be redeveloped under public private partnership he said He urged the developer of the housing units to ensure compliance to development control standards adding that the houses should be constructed according to approved plans to prevent building collapse In another development the governor expressed concern on misinformation disseminated on social media that the state government has ceded Jos Main Market to Jaiz Bank Nigeria Plc through its proposed rebuilding contract We are going into a partnership that will see the bank funding the rebuilding project 100 per cent and sharing the shops in a 40 60 per cent ratio for the purpose of lease only The 40 year lease is for individuals that will buy the shops and not the bank I appeal to our people not to pay attention to the propaganda and political exaggerations being peddled that the market will be sold out to an Islamic bank he said Earlier in his remarks the state Head of Service Mr Stephen Hyat said the housing unit occupies 40 hectares of land and will boost the wellbeing and productivity of workers Hyat said that 2 956 workers were beneficiaries of the modern housing scheme by the government which would improve the economy through ownership of land documents which could serve as collateral to access loans for businesses In his remarks the paramount ruler of Irigwe nation Bra Ngwe Irigwe retired Rev Ronku Akah thanked the governor for implementing the housing unit in his chiefdom saying it would expose the area to holistic development Also the Chairman of NLC in Plateau Mr Eugene Mangi thanked Lalong for conceiving the housing unit and actualising it saying 26 attempts were made before to construct housing units for workers to no avail He thanked the governor for constructing access roads to the housing units while expressing hope that the houses would be completed between 15 months and 18 months Speaking at the event the partner for Drallop Services the contractors for the housing units Alhaji Suleiman Imani of Imani Property Do Jos said that more than 1 600 jobs would be created in the execution of the project NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Plateau plans 844 housing units for workers
     The Plateau government has inaugurated the construction of 844 housing units at Zanwra in Miango District of Bassa Local Government Area of the state for workers Speaking while performing the ground breaking ceremony Gov Simon Lalong of the state described the housing unit as a dividend of peace in the area He said the project would bring succour to workers by enabling them to have access to modern affordable housing with flexible payment system He commended Nigeria Labour Congress NLC for prioritising access to affordable housing for civil servants through its collaboration with the Federal Housing Authority and the Federal Mortgage Bank FMB Through the Workers Housing Estate our civil servants will no longer have cause to worry about owning a house or renting accommodation since there is a mechanism for them to own one under very friendly terms he said He said the state government in collaboration with FMB has provided home renovation loans worth N2 billion to more than 2 500 civil servants to assist them address housing challenges The governor said tha a committee headed by the Head Of Service had been constituted to establish the residential houses offices farms lands and all assets owned by the state The committee will also advise government on which of the property could be given out on owner occupier and those to be redeveloped under public private partnership he said He urged the developer of the housing units to ensure compliance to development control standards adding that the houses should be constructed according to approved plans to prevent building collapse In another development the governor expressed concern on misinformation disseminated on social media that the state government has ceded Jos Main Market to Jaiz Bank Nigeria Plc through its proposed rebuilding contract We are going into a partnership that will see the bank funding the rebuilding project 100 per cent and sharing the shops in a 40 60 per cent ratio for the purpose of lease only The 40 year lease is for individuals that will buy the shops and not the bank I appeal to our people not to pay attention to the propaganda and political exaggerations being peddled that the market will be sold out to an Islamic bank he said Earlier in his remarks the state Head of Service Mr Stephen Hyat said the housing unit occupies 40 hectares of land and will boost the wellbeing and productivity of workers Hyat said that 2 956 workers were beneficiaries of the modern housing scheme by the government which would improve the economy through ownership of land documents which could serve as collateral to access loans for businesses In his remarks the paramount ruler of Irigwe nation Bra Ngwe Irigwe retired Rev Ronku Akah thanked the governor for implementing the housing unit in his chiefdom saying it would expose the area to holistic development Also the Chairman of NLC in Plateau Mr Eugene Mangi thanked Lalong for conceiving the housing unit and actualising it saying 26 attempts were made before to construct housing units for workers to no avail He thanked the governor for constructing access roads to the housing units while expressing hope that the houses would be completed between 15 months and 18 months Speaking at the event the partner for Drallop Services the contractors for the housing units Alhaji Suleiman Imani of Imani Property Do Jos said that more than 1 600 jobs would be created in the execution of the project NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Plateau plans 844 housing units for workers
    General news2 months ago

    Plateau plans 844 housing units for workers

    The Plateau government has inaugurated the construction of 844 housing units at Zanwra in Miango District of Bassa Local Government Area of the state for workers.

    Speaking while performing the ground-breaking ceremony, Gov. Simon Lalong of the state described the housing unit as “a dividend of peace in the area”.

    He said the project would bring succour to workers by enabling them to have access to modern affordable housing, with flexible payment system.

    He commended Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) for prioritising access to affordable housing for civil servants, through its collaboration with the Federal Housing Authority and the Federal Mortgage Bank (FMB).

    “Through the Workers Housing Estate, our civil servants will no longer have cause to worry about owning a house or renting accommodation since there is a mechanism for them to own one under very friendly terms,” he said.

    He said the state government in collaboration with FMB has provided home renovation loans worth N2 billion to more than 2, 500 civil servants to assist them address housing challenges.

    The governor said tha a committee headed by the Head Of Service had been constituted to establish the residential houses, offices, farms lands and all assets owned by the state.

    “The committee will also advise government on which of the property could be given out on owner occupier and those to be redeveloped under public private partnership,” he said.

    He urged the developer of the housing units to ensure compliance to development control standards, adding that the houses should be constructed according to approved plans to prevent building collapse.

    In another development, the governor expressed concern on misinformation disseminated on social media, that the state government has ceded Jos Main Market to Jaiz Bank Nigeria Plc.  through its proposed rebuilding contract.

    “We are going into a partnership that will see the bank funding the rebuilding project 100 per cent and sharing the shops in a 40-60 per cent ratio for the purpose of lease only.

    “The 40-year lease is for individuals that will buy the shops and not the bank.

    “I appeal to our people not to pay attention to the propaganda and political exaggerations being peddled that the market will be sold out to an Islamic bank,” he said Earlier, in his remarks, the state Head of Service, Mr Stephen Hyat said  “the housing unit occupies 40 hectares of land and will boost the wellbeing and productivity of workers”.

    Hyat said that 2,956 workers were beneficiaries of the modern housing scheme by the government, which would improve the economy through ownership of land documents, which could serve as collateral to access loans for businesses.

    In his remarks , the paramount ruler of Irigwe nation, Bra Ngwe Irigwe retired Rev. Ronku Akah, thanked the governor for implementing the housing unit in his chiefdom, saying it would expose the area to holistic development.

    Also, the Chairman of NLC in Plateau, Mr Eugene Mangi, thanked Lalong for conceiving the housing unit and actualising it, saying, “26 attempts were made before to construct housing units for workers to no avail,” .

    He thanked the governor for constructing access roads to the housing units, while expressing hope that the houses would be completed between 15 months and 18 months.

    Speaking at the event, the partner for Drallop Services, the contractors for the housing units, Alhaji Suleiman Imani of Imani Property Do, Jos, said that more than 1,600 jobs would be created in the execution of the project.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday in Ilorin Kwara congratulated Dr Alimi AbdulRazaq a renowned lawyer and businessman on his installation as the new Matawali of Ilorin The royal turban of the new Mutawali who is the older brother of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara was made by Ilorin Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari at his palace Mutawali means Chief Economic Advisor to the Ruler of an Emirate Osinbajo said that the new Mutawali who had known him for many years had performed commendably in the legal profession philanthropy investments in education among others It gives me great joy to join all of you in celebrating my dear brother and friend as he receives the title of Mutawali of Ilorin in this special turbaning ceremony Perhaps one of the great tragedies of history and time is the inability of people who have on occasion been elected to great office to rise to the stature of office The repercussions are often sharp and long lasting reducing the man and the office along with him But there are momentous occasions when hope and history rhyme and a man is chosen who gracefully rises to the height of the responsibility entrusted to him Today and now we are in one of those moments as clearly evidenced by AbdulRazaq whom I have had the privilege of knowing closely we were classmates in law school and have been friends for more than 40 years His track record of excellence and service in the legal business and public spheres are widely known Bridge House College FMB Holdings his law firm House of Laws He said that it was also a testament to the quality of Ilorin that AbdulRazaq followed in succession from the mighty example of his great father Alhaji AbdulGaniyu AbdulRazaq the first Mutawali of Ilorin The apple does not fall far from the tree as they say According to the Vice President everyone attests that Ilorin s new Mutawali brings many qualities to the title He said that AbdulRazaq was a world class mind who has navigated the legal profession and the complex worlds of business and politics at the highest possible levels strictly on the merit of his own ability and the weight of his contributions But what makes him indispensible particularly for this role is his compassion his strong belief in upholding human dignity at every level His Ph D The thesis on the protection of human rights in Africa set the framework for the establishment of the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights which was later commissioned by the African Unity OAU which is now the African Union AU Years later in the same spirit he founded the Nigerian Council for Human Rights of which he was Executive Secretary for ten years The extent of AbdulRazaq s philanthropy is a matter of public record His investments in education and in ensuring that as many people as possible within his sphere of influence get a quality education and a good chance at a better life have earned him well deserved laurels and awards at home and abroad Foreign The title of Mutawali of Ilorin undoubtedly finds a natural home in this great believer in humanity and supporter of many Osinbajo prayed to God to grant the recipient the wisdom and ability to carry the responsibility with the same commitment grace compassion selflessness with which you have carried your illustrious career and extensive accomplishments The Vice President praised the Emir of Ilorin for his enviable achievements as a lawyer He said that Sulu Gambari was a man of reputation who had made immense contributions to the growth of his kingdom state and Nigeria in general Those of us who are not from Ilorin here feel part of Ilorin because of my dear father the Emir of Ilorin whose competence and achievements as a lawyer and a judge of the Court of Appeals are not just any kind of achievement He is a man of integrity a man known for his integrity I just want to congratulate the Emir for all that he has been doing over the years and his great service not only to this state and this kingdom but to our entire nation I also bring you the warmest congratulations from President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates you today and congratulates this great kingdom on the installation of the second Mutawali of Ilorin he said Offering her royal blessing Sulu Gambari expressed her gratitude to the vice president for honoring the occasion He begged God to grant the vice president the desires of his heart The event attracted the President s Chief of Staff Prof Ibrahim Gambari state governors members of the National Assembly members of the Federal Executive Council heads of service among others
    Osinbajo hails new `Mutawalli’ of Ilorin
      The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday in Ilorin Kwara congratulated Dr Alimi AbdulRazaq a renowned lawyer and businessman on his installation as the new Matawali of Ilorin The royal turban of the new Mutawali who is the older brother of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara was made by Ilorin Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari at his palace Mutawali means Chief Economic Advisor to the Ruler of an Emirate Osinbajo said that the new Mutawali who had known him for many years had performed commendably in the legal profession philanthropy investments in education among others It gives me great joy to join all of you in celebrating my dear brother and friend as he receives the title of Mutawali of Ilorin in this special turbaning ceremony Perhaps one of the great tragedies of history and time is the inability of people who have on occasion been elected to great office to rise to the stature of office The repercussions are often sharp and long lasting reducing the man and the office along with him But there are momentous occasions when hope and history rhyme and a man is chosen who gracefully rises to the height of the responsibility entrusted to him Today and now we are in one of those moments as clearly evidenced by AbdulRazaq whom I have had the privilege of knowing closely we were classmates in law school and have been friends for more than 40 years His track record of excellence and service in the legal business and public spheres are widely known Bridge House College FMB Holdings his law firm House of Laws He said that it was also a testament to the quality of Ilorin that AbdulRazaq followed in succession from the mighty example of his great father Alhaji AbdulGaniyu AbdulRazaq the first Mutawali of Ilorin The apple does not fall far from the tree as they say According to the Vice President everyone attests that Ilorin s new Mutawali brings many qualities to the title He said that AbdulRazaq was a world class mind who has navigated the legal profession and the complex worlds of business and politics at the highest possible levels strictly on the merit of his own ability and the weight of his contributions But what makes him indispensible particularly for this role is his compassion his strong belief in upholding human dignity at every level His Ph D The thesis on the protection of human rights in Africa set the framework for the establishment of the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights which was later commissioned by the African Unity OAU which is now the African Union AU Years later in the same spirit he founded the Nigerian Council for Human Rights of which he was Executive Secretary for ten years The extent of AbdulRazaq s philanthropy is a matter of public record His investments in education and in ensuring that as many people as possible within his sphere of influence get a quality education and a good chance at a better life have earned him well deserved laurels and awards at home and abroad Foreign The title of Mutawali of Ilorin undoubtedly finds a natural home in this great believer in humanity and supporter of many Osinbajo prayed to God to grant the recipient the wisdom and ability to carry the responsibility with the same commitment grace compassion selflessness with which you have carried your illustrious career and extensive accomplishments The Vice President praised the Emir of Ilorin for his enviable achievements as a lawyer He said that Sulu Gambari was a man of reputation who had made immense contributions to the growth of his kingdom state and Nigeria in general Those of us who are not from Ilorin here feel part of Ilorin because of my dear father the Emir of Ilorin whose competence and achievements as a lawyer and a judge of the Court of Appeals are not just any kind of achievement He is a man of integrity a man known for his integrity I just want to congratulate the Emir for all that he has been doing over the years and his great service not only to this state and this kingdom but to our entire nation I also bring you the warmest congratulations from President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates you today and congratulates this great kingdom on the installation of the second Mutawali of Ilorin he said Offering her royal blessing Sulu Gambari expressed her gratitude to the vice president for honoring the occasion He begged God to grant the vice president the desires of his heart The event attracted the President s Chief of Staff Prof Ibrahim Gambari state governors members of the National Assembly members of the Federal Executive Council heads of service among others
    Osinbajo hails new `Mutawalli’ of Ilorin
    General news7 months ago

    Osinbajo hails new `Mutawalli’ of Ilorin

    The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday in Ilorin, Kwara, congratulated Dr. Alimi AbdulRazaq, a renowned lawyer and businessman on his installation as the new Matawali of Ilorin.

    The royal turban of the new Mutawali, who is the older brother of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara, was made by Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, at his palace.

    Mutawali means Chief Economic Advisor to the Ruler of an Emirate.

    Osinbajo said that the new Mutawali, who had known him for many years, had performed commendably in the legal profession, philanthropy, investments in education, among others.

    “It gives me great joy to join all of you in celebrating my dear brother and friend as he receives the title of Mutawali of Ilorin, in this special turbaning ceremony.

    “Perhaps one of the great tragedies of history and time is the inability of people who have, on occasion, been elected to great office to rise to the stature of office.

    “The repercussions are often sharp and long-lasting, reducing the man and the office along with him.

    “But there are momentous occasions when hope and history rhyme and a man is chosen who gracefully rises to the height of the responsibility entrusted to him.

    “Today and now, we are in one of those moments as clearly evidenced by AbdulRazaq, whom I have had the privilege of knowing closely: we were classmates in law school and have been friends for more than 40 years.

    “His track record of excellence and service in the legal, business and public spheres are widely known. Bridge House College, FMB Holdings, his law firm, House of Laws.

    He said that it was also a testament to the quality of Ilorin, that AbdulRazaq followed in succession from the mighty example of his great father Alhaji AbdulGaniyu AbdulRazaq, the first Mutawali of Ilorin.

    "The apple does not fall far from the tree as they say."

    According to the Vice President, everyone attests that Ilorin's new Mutawali brings many qualities to the title.

    He said that AbdulRazaq was a world-class mind who has navigated the legal profession and the complex worlds of business and politics at the highest possible levels, strictly on the merit of his own ability and the weight of his contributions.

    “But what makes him indispensible, particularly for this role, is his compassion, his strong belief in upholding human dignity at every level.

    “His Ph.D. The thesis on the protection of human rights in Africa set the framework for the establishment of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights, which was later commissioned by the African Unity (OAU), which is now the African Union (AU). . Years later, in the same spirit, he founded the Nigerian Council for Human Rights, of which he was Executive Secretary for ten years.

    “The extent of AbdulRazaq's philanthropy is a matter of public record.

    “His investments in education, and in ensuring that as many people as possible, within his sphere of influence, get a quality education and a good chance at a better life, have earned him well-deserved laurels and awards, at home and abroad. Foreign.

    "The title of Mutawali of Ilorin undoubtedly finds a natural home in this great believer in humanity and supporter of many."

    Osinbajo prayed to God to grant the recipient the wisdom and ability to carry the responsibility with the same commitment, grace, compassion, selflessness, with which you have carried your illustrious career and extensive accomplishments.

    The Vice President praised the Emir of Ilorin for his enviable achievements as a lawyer.

    He said that Sulu-Gambari was a man of reputation who had made immense contributions to the growth of his kingdom, state and Nigeria in general.

    “Those of us who are not from Ilorin here feel part of Ilorin because of my dear father, the Emir of Ilorin, whose competence and achievements as a lawyer and a judge of the Court of Appeals are not just any kind of achievement.

    “He is a man of integrity; a man known for his integrity… I just want to congratulate the Emir for all that he has been doing over the years and his great service not only to this state and this kingdom, but to our entire nation .

    “I also bring you the warmest congratulations from President Muhammadu Buhari; congratulates you today and congratulates this great kingdom on the installation of the second Mutawali of Ilorin,'' he said.

    Offering her royal blessing, Sulu-Gambari expressed her gratitude to the vice president for honoring the occasion.

    He begged God to grant the vice president the desires of his heart.

    The event attracted the President's Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, state governors, members of the National Assembly, members of the Federal Executive Council, heads of service, among others.