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  •  Sen Opeyemi Bamidele Chairman Senate Committee on Judiciary Human Rights and Legal Matters has donated N10 million to contain the coronavirus pandemic in Ekiti State The senator made the disclosure of his donation to Ekiti government in a statement he issued in Abuja on Wednesday The senator s gesture was coming barely 24 hours after Gov Kayode Fayemi announced an eight man Support Account Committee to tackle the pandemic in the stateBamidele represents Ekiti Central Senatorial District on the platform of the All Progressives Congress APC The donation is my way of identifying with the state government and the people in combating the pandemic This patriotic zeal is an additional step after all the 109 senators had resolved to donate half of our monthly salaries to the national COVID 19 Account Bamidele said he had given directive that five million naira should be given to the state s COVID 19 committee while another five million naira be given to the centrally coordinated COVID 19 food Initiative in the state He also called on well meaning indigenes of the state to complement ongoing efforts of Fayemi s administration to curtail the spread of the pandemic He said I Sen Opeyemi Bamidele has started by donating a sum of N10 million to fight the scourge Other federal lawmakers from Ekiti will definitely do something in a matter of days as well A sum of five million naira has been paid into the State s COVID 19 account while the remaining five million naira will go into the centrally coordinated food drive initiative specifically targeted at the vulnerable population in the senatorial district I am appealing to other illustrious leaders sons and daughters of Ekiti to join hands with the state government by contributing sacrificially to the COVID 19 account to augment what government can mobilise The House of Representatives members and senators from Ekiti had since last week been distributing hand sanitisers hand washing soaps and buckets in their various constituencies This came barely 24 hours after Governor Fayemi s statewide broadcast where he appealed to well meaning Ekiti stakeholders to join hands in waging war against coronavirus This underscores the fact that the cord of unity among public officials remains strong and such strength is being deployed to develop human capital resources of our dear state he said Edited By Abiodun Esan Ekemini Ladejobi NAN
    COVID-19: Sen. Bamidele donates N10m to Ekiti govt
     Sen Opeyemi Bamidele Chairman Senate Committee on Judiciary Human Rights and Legal Matters has donated N10 million to contain the coronavirus pandemic in Ekiti State The senator made the disclosure of his donation to Ekiti government in a statement he issued in Abuja on Wednesday The senator s gesture was coming barely 24 hours after Gov Kayode Fayemi announced an eight man Support Account Committee to tackle the pandemic in the stateBamidele represents Ekiti Central Senatorial District on the platform of the All Progressives Congress APC The donation is my way of identifying with the state government and the people in combating the pandemic This patriotic zeal is an additional step after all the 109 senators had resolved to donate half of our monthly salaries to the national COVID 19 Account Bamidele said he had given directive that five million naira should be given to the state s COVID 19 committee while another five million naira be given to the centrally coordinated COVID 19 food Initiative in the state He also called on well meaning indigenes of the state to complement ongoing efforts of Fayemi s administration to curtail the spread of the pandemic He said I Sen Opeyemi Bamidele has started by donating a sum of N10 million to fight the scourge Other federal lawmakers from Ekiti will definitely do something in a matter of days as well A sum of five million naira has been paid into the State s COVID 19 account while the remaining five million naira will go into the centrally coordinated food drive initiative specifically targeted at the vulnerable population in the senatorial district I am appealing to other illustrious leaders sons and daughters of Ekiti to join hands with the state government by contributing sacrificially to the COVID 19 account to augment what government can mobilise The House of Representatives members and senators from Ekiti had since last week been distributing hand sanitisers hand washing soaps and buckets in their various constituencies This came barely 24 hours after Governor Fayemi s statewide broadcast where he appealed to well meaning Ekiti stakeholders to join hands in waging war against coronavirus This underscores the fact that the cord of unity among public officials remains strong and such strength is being deployed to develop human capital resources of our dear state he said Edited By Abiodun Esan Ekemini Ladejobi NAN
    COVID-19: Sen. Bamidele donates N10m to Ekiti govt
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    COVID-19: Sen. Bamidele donates N10m to Ekiti govt

    Sen. Opeyemi Bamidele, Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, has donated N10 million to contain the coronavirus pandemic in Ekiti State.

    The senator made the disclosure of his donation to Ekiti government in a statement he issued in Abuja on Wednesday.

    The senator’s gesture was coming barely 24 hours after Gov. Kayode Fayemi announced an eight-man Support Account Committee to tackle the pandemic in the state

    Bamidele represents Ekiti Central Senatorial District on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, (APC).

    “The donation is my way of identifying with the state government and the people in combating the pandemic.

    “This patriotic zeal is an additional step after all the 109 senators had resolved to donate half of our monthly salaries to the national COVID-19 Account.”

    Bamidele said he had given directive that five million naira should be given to the state’s COVID-19 committee, while another five million naira be given to the centrally coordinated COVID-19 food Initiative in the state.

    He also called on well-meaning indigenes of the state to complement ongoing efforts of Fayemi’s administration to curtail the spread of the pandemic.

    He said: “I, Sen. Opeyemi Bamidele has started by donating a sum of N10 million to fight the scourge.

    “Other federal lawmakers from Ekiti will definitely do something in a matter of days as well.

    “A sum of five million naira has been paid into the State’s COVID-19 account while the remaining five million naira will go into the centrally coordinated food drive initiative specifically targeted at the vulnerable population in the senatorial district.

    “I am appealing to other illustrious leaders, sons and daughters of Ekiti to join hands with the state government by contributing sacrificially to the COVID-19 account to augment what government can mobilise.

    “The House of Representatives members and senators from Ekiti had since last week been distributing hand sanitisers, hand washing soaps and buckets in their various constituencies.

    “This came barely 24 hours after Governor Fayemi’s statewide broadcast where he appealed to well-meaning Ekiti stakeholders to join hands in waging war against coronavirus.

    “This underscores the fact that the cord of unity among public officials remains strong and such strength is being deployed to develop human capital resources of our dear state,” he said.


    Edited By: Abiodun Esan/Ekemini Ladejobi
    (NAN)

  •  Rep Johnson Oghuma APC Edo Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Environment has appealed to his constituents to abide strictly by government s guidelines on prevention of spread of coronavirus The member represemting Etsako Federal Constituency made the appeal in a statement on Wednesday in Benin Oghuma said strict adherence to the directive by the people would help curtail the spread and minimise the impact of the disease He said observing personal hygiene and social distancing remained some of the ways of containing the spread of COVID 19 pandemic The lawmaker called on the people to remain calm as government was working tirelessly to alleviate the attendant economic effect its restriction of moment order would have on them As your representative and lawmaker I am bringing this message to all of us in the constituency the state and indeed the country to stop the spread from going wide and wild Let me passionately appeal that we abide by all of these measures as announced by various governments as ways of stopping the virus from spreading beyond the minimal level it is reported to have assumed for now These measures no doubt shall come with their attendant economic and social effects pains on all of us But I plead that we all endure and persevere during these trying times We must stay alive first before we can think about our economic and social well being Let me assure that whatever palliatives government has for the people to cushion the effects of these measures the constituency will not be left out Let s stay safe and alive Edited By Dorcas Jonah Ejike Obeta NAN
    Covid-19: Reps. member urges constituent to adhere to govt. directive
     Rep Johnson Oghuma APC Edo Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Environment has appealed to his constituents to abide strictly by government s guidelines on prevention of spread of coronavirus The member represemting Etsako Federal Constituency made the appeal in a statement on Wednesday in Benin Oghuma said strict adherence to the directive by the people would help curtail the spread and minimise the impact of the disease He said observing personal hygiene and social distancing remained some of the ways of containing the spread of COVID 19 pandemic The lawmaker called on the people to remain calm as government was working tirelessly to alleviate the attendant economic effect its restriction of moment order would have on them As your representative and lawmaker I am bringing this message to all of us in the constituency the state and indeed the country to stop the spread from going wide and wild Let me passionately appeal that we abide by all of these measures as announced by various governments as ways of stopping the virus from spreading beyond the minimal level it is reported to have assumed for now These measures no doubt shall come with their attendant economic and social effects pains on all of us But I plead that we all endure and persevere during these trying times We must stay alive first before we can think about our economic and social well being Let me assure that whatever palliatives government has for the people to cushion the effects of these measures the constituency will not be left out Let s stay safe and alive Edited By Dorcas Jonah Ejike Obeta NAN
    Covid-19: Reps. member urges constituent to adhere to govt. directive
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    Covid-19: Reps. member urges constituent to adhere to govt. directive

    Rep. Johnson Oghuma (APC – Edo), Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Environment, has appealed to his constituents, to abide strictly by government’s guidelines on prevention of spread of coronavirus.

    The member represemting Etsako Federal Constituency, made the appeal in a statement on Wednesday in Benin.

    Oghuma said strict adherence to the directive by the people would help curtail the spread and minimise the impact of the disease.

    He said observing personal hygiene and social distancing remained some of the ways of containing the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

    The lawmaker called on the people to remain calm as government was working tirelessly to alleviate the attendant economic effect its restriction of moment order would have on them.

    “As your representative and lawmaker,  I am bringing this message to all of us in the constituency, the state and indeed, the country, to stop the spread from going wide and wild.

    “Let me passionately appeal that we abide by all of these measures as announced by various governments as ways of stopping the virus from spreading beyond the minimal level it is reported to have assumed for now.

    “These measures no doubt, shall come with their attendant economic and social effects/pains on all of us.

    “But I plead that we all endure and persevere during these trying times. We must stay alive first before we can think about our economic and social well being.

    ” Let me assure that whatever palliatives government has for the people to cushion the effects of these measures, the constituency will not be left out. Let’s stay safe and alive.”


    Edited By: Dorcas Jonah/Ejike Obeta
    (NAN)

  •  DonationAdo Ekiti April 1 2020 Sen Opeyemi Bamidele the Chairman Senate Committee on Judiciary Human Rights and Legal Matters has donated N10 million toward fighting the coronavirus in Ekiti This is coming barely 24 hours after Gov Kayode Fayemi announced an eight man Support Account Committee to tackle the pandemic in the stateBamidele who represents Ekiti Central Senatorial District on the platform of the All Progressives Congress APC said that the donation was his way of identifying with the state government and the people in combating the pandemic The senator s Senior Legislative Aide Mr Bunmi Oguntuase announced the donation in a statement in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday Bamidele according to the statement explained that this patriotic zeal was an additional step by him after the 109 senators had resolved to donate half of their monthly salaries to the National COVID 19 Account The federal lawmaker advised the National Assembly caucus from Ekiti as partners in progress to harness efforts with Fayemi at this trying period to safeguard the populace from affliction and untimely death He added that the gesture was part of the resolve of the National Assembly members from Ekiti to partner in containing the pandemic I Sen Opeyemi Bamidele has started by donating a sum of N10 million to fight the scourge Other federal lawmakers from Ekiti will definitely do something in a matter of days as well A sum of N5 million has been paid into the State s COVID 19 account while the remaining N5 million will go into the centrally coordinated food drive initiative specifically targeted at the vulnerable population in the senatorial district I am appealing to other illustrious leaders sons and daughters of Ekiti to join hands with the state government by contributing sacrificially to the COVID 19 account to augment what government can mobilise The House of Representatives members and senators from Ekiti had since last week been distributing hand sanitisers hand washing soaps and buckets in their various constituencies This came barely 24 hours after Governor Fayemi s statewide broadcast where he appealed to well meaning Ekiti stakeholders to join hands in waging war against coronavirus This underscored the fact that the cord of unity among public officials remains strong and such strength was being deployed to develop human capital resources of our dear state he said Edited By Angela Okisor Mufutau Ojo NAN
    Senator donates N10m to fight coronavirus in Ekiti
     DonationAdo Ekiti April 1 2020 Sen Opeyemi Bamidele the Chairman Senate Committee on Judiciary Human Rights and Legal Matters has donated N10 million toward fighting the coronavirus in Ekiti This is coming barely 24 hours after Gov Kayode Fayemi announced an eight man Support Account Committee to tackle the pandemic in the stateBamidele who represents Ekiti Central Senatorial District on the platform of the All Progressives Congress APC said that the donation was his way of identifying with the state government and the people in combating the pandemic The senator s Senior Legislative Aide Mr Bunmi Oguntuase announced the donation in a statement in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday Bamidele according to the statement explained that this patriotic zeal was an additional step by him after the 109 senators had resolved to donate half of their monthly salaries to the National COVID 19 Account The federal lawmaker advised the National Assembly caucus from Ekiti as partners in progress to harness efforts with Fayemi at this trying period to safeguard the populace from affliction and untimely death He added that the gesture was part of the resolve of the National Assembly members from Ekiti to partner in containing the pandemic I Sen Opeyemi Bamidele has started by donating a sum of N10 million to fight the scourge Other federal lawmakers from Ekiti will definitely do something in a matter of days as well A sum of N5 million has been paid into the State s COVID 19 account while the remaining N5 million will go into the centrally coordinated food drive initiative specifically targeted at the vulnerable population in the senatorial district I am appealing to other illustrious leaders sons and daughters of Ekiti to join hands with the state government by contributing sacrificially to the COVID 19 account to augment what government can mobilise The House of Representatives members and senators from Ekiti had since last week been distributing hand sanitisers hand washing soaps and buckets in their various constituencies This came barely 24 hours after Governor Fayemi s statewide broadcast where he appealed to well meaning Ekiti stakeholders to join hands in waging war against coronavirus This underscored the fact that the cord of unity among public officials remains strong and such strength was being deployed to develop human capital resources of our dear state he said Edited By Angela Okisor Mufutau Ojo NAN
    Senator donates N10m to fight coronavirus in Ekiti
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    Senator donates N10m to fight coronavirus in Ekiti

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    Ado Ekiti, April 1, 2020 Sen. Opeyemi Bamidele, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, has donated N10 million toward fighting the coronavirus in Ekiti.

    This is coming barely 24 hours after Gov. Kayode Fayemi announced an eight-man Support Account Committee  to tackle the pandemic in the state

    Bamidele, who represents Ekiti Central Senatorial District on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), said that the donation was his way of identifying with the state government and the people in combating the pandemic.

    The senator’s Senior Legislative Aide, Mr Bunmi Oguntuase, announced the donation in a statement in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday.

    Bamidele, according to the  statement, explained that this patriotic zeal was an additional step by him, after the 109 senators had resolved to donate half of their monthly salaries to the National COVID-19 Account.

    The federal lawmaker advised the National Assembly caucus from Ekiti, as partners in progress, to harness efforts with Fayemi at this trying period  to safeguard the populace from affliction and untimely death.

    He added that the gesture was part of the resolve of the National Assembly members from  Ekiti to partner in containing the pandemic.

    “I, Sen. Opeyemi Bamidele has started by donating  a sum of N10 million to fight the scourge.

    ” Other federal lawmakers from Ekiti will definitely do something in a matter of days as well.

    “A sum of  N5 million  has been paid into the State’s COVID-19 account while the remaining N5 million  will go into the centrally coordinated food drive initiative specifically targeted at the vulnerable population in the senatorial district.

    ” I am appealing to other illustrious leaders, sons and daughters of Ekiti to join hands with the state government by contributing sacrificially to the COVID-19 account to augment what government can mobilise.

    ” The House of Representatives members and senators from Ekiti had since last week been distributing  hand sanitisers, hand washing soaps and buckets in their various constituencies.

    ” This came barely  24 hours after Governor  Fayemi’s statewide broadcast where he appealed to well-meaning Ekiti stakeholders to join hands  in waging  war against coronavirus.

    ” This underscored the fact that the cord of unity among public officials remains strong and such strength was being deployed to develop human capital resources of our dear state,” he said.

    (
    Edited By: Angela Okisor/Mufutau Ojo)
    (NAN)

  •  Speaker of House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila has announced that all 360 members of the house resolved to donate their two months salaries to the fight against the COVID 19 pandemic in Nigeria In a statement on Tuesday in Abuja Gbajabiamila said that the two month salaries donation was independent of the contributions by individual lawmakers to alleviate the hardship at their various constituencies According to him from March salary the lawmakers donation will be transferred directly to the National Relief Fund account for the fight against COVID 19 We have in the House of Representatives jointly committed to contributing 100 per cent of our salaries for the next two months to the fight against COVID 19 in Nigeria Our contribution will support provisions for the welfare of front line medical professionals and health workers and other interventions to provide for the well being of all Nigerians through these trying times Accordingly i have directed the Clerk of the National Assembly to see to it that all members salaries are transferred to the National Relief Fund for this month and the next he said The speaker said the House would exercise its oversight power to ensure faithful administration of all emergency funds and contributions made so far to ensure they serve the purpose for which they were intended The House has already mandated the Committees on Health and Disaster Preparedness to diligently oversee the distribution of items donated by local and foreign donors to ensure proper management he said Gbajabiamila also said the house had urged the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN to make cash grants to the 774 local government areas in the country to alleviate the suffering of the masses He implored Nigerians to adhere strictly to the guidelines given by relevant authorities to prevent further spread of the disease saying that Nigeria could not afford to have a large scale outbreak of the disease The lawmaker commended the sacrifices made by all the doctors nurses and other medical professionals He also lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for the ongoing efforts of the Federal Government to manage the outbreak and alleviate its adverse economic and social impact on Nigerians Gbajabiamila said the house would in every way it could continue to support these efforts to ensure that our people make it through this difficult time with dignity and peace of mind He urged governors of states that had not recorded any confirmed case to proceed as if they had taken all precautions and making all the same preparations as in those states where there had been established cases Gbajabiamila also expressed profound appreciation to all the individuals and organisations who had stepped up to support Federal and State Governments Let it be that when we think of this moment and of the roles we have each played our memories are filled with the remembrance of heroes and the names of those who in their lives fought for life and left the vivid air signed with their honour Gbajabiamila said Edited By Gregg Mmaduakolam Kayode Olaitan NAN
    Reps donate two months salary to combat COVID-19
     Speaker of House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila has announced that all 360 members of the house resolved to donate their two months salaries to the fight against the COVID 19 pandemic in Nigeria In a statement on Tuesday in Abuja Gbajabiamila said that the two month salaries donation was independent of the contributions by individual lawmakers to alleviate the hardship at their various constituencies According to him from March salary the lawmakers donation will be transferred directly to the National Relief Fund account for the fight against COVID 19 We have in the House of Representatives jointly committed to contributing 100 per cent of our salaries for the next two months to the fight against COVID 19 in Nigeria Our contribution will support provisions for the welfare of front line medical professionals and health workers and other interventions to provide for the well being of all Nigerians through these trying times Accordingly i have directed the Clerk of the National Assembly to see to it that all members salaries are transferred to the National Relief Fund for this month and the next he said The speaker said the House would exercise its oversight power to ensure faithful administration of all emergency funds and contributions made so far to ensure they serve the purpose for which they were intended The House has already mandated the Committees on Health and Disaster Preparedness to diligently oversee the distribution of items donated by local and foreign donors to ensure proper management he said Gbajabiamila also said the house had urged the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN to make cash grants to the 774 local government areas in the country to alleviate the suffering of the masses He implored Nigerians to adhere strictly to the guidelines given by relevant authorities to prevent further spread of the disease saying that Nigeria could not afford to have a large scale outbreak of the disease The lawmaker commended the sacrifices made by all the doctors nurses and other medical professionals He also lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for the ongoing efforts of the Federal Government to manage the outbreak and alleviate its adverse economic and social impact on Nigerians Gbajabiamila said the house would in every way it could continue to support these efforts to ensure that our people make it through this difficult time with dignity and peace of mind He urged governors of states that had not recorded any confirmed case to proceed as if they had taken all precautions and making all the same preparations as in those states where there had been established cases Gbajabiamila also expressed profound appreciation to all the individuals and organisations who had stepped up to support Federal and State Governments Let it be that when we think of this moment and of the roles we have each played our memories are filled with the remembrance of heroes and the names of those who in their lives fought for life and left the vivid air signed with their honour Gbajabiamila said Edited By Gregg Mmaduakolam Kayode Olaitan NAN
    Reps donate two months salary to combat COVID-19
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    Reps donate two months salary to combat COVID-19

    Speaker of House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila, has announced that all 360 members of the house resolved to donate their  two months’ salaries to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

    In a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, Gbajabiamila said that the two-month salaries donation was independent of the contributions by individual lawmakers to alleviate the hardship at their various constituencies.

    According to him, from March salary, the lawmakers’ donation will be transferred directly to the National Relief Fund account for the fight against COVID-19.

    “We have in the House of Representatives jointly committed to contributing 100 per cent of our salaries for the next two months to the fight against COVID-19 in Nigeria.

    “Our contribution will support provisions for the welfare of front-line medical professionals and health workers, and other interventions to provide for the well-being of all Nigerians through these trying times.

    “Accordingly, i have directed the Clerk of the National Assembly to see to it that all members’ salaries are transferred to the National Relief Fund for this month and the next,” he said.

    The speaker said the House would exercise its oversight power to ensure faithful administration of all emergency funds and contributions made so far to ensure they serve the purpose for which they were intended.

    ”The House has already mandated the Committees on Health and Disaster Preparedness to diligently oversee the distribution of items donated by local and foreign donors to ensure proper management’’, he said.

    Gbajabiamila also said the house had urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to make cash grants to the 774 local government areas in the country to alleviate the suffering of the masses.

    He implored Nigerians to adhere strictly to the guidelines given by relevant authorities to prevent further spread of the disease, saying that Nigeria could not afford to have a large scale outbreak of the disease.

    The lawmaker commended the sacrifices made by all the doctors, nurses and other medical professionals.

    He also lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for the ongoing efforts of the Federal Government to manage the outbreak and alleviate its adverse economic and social impact on Nigerians.

    Gbajabiamila said the house would in every way it could “continue to support these efforts to ensure that our people make it through this difficult time with dignity and peace of mind.”

    He urged governors of states that had not recorded any confirmed case to proceed as if they had, taken all precautions and making all the same preparations as in those states where there had been established cases.

    Gbajabiamila also expressed profound appreciation to all the individuals and organisations who had stepped up to support Federal and State Governments.

    “Let it be that when we think of this moment and of the roles we have each played, our memories are filled with the remembrance of heroes and the names of those who in their lives fought for life and left the vivid air signed with their honour,” Gbajabiamila said.


    Edited By: Gregg Mmaduakolam/Kayode Olaitan
    (NAN)

  •  The Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs Rep Yussuf Buba APC Adamawa has pledged to provide extra funds to support Gombi Hong Federal Constituency of Adamawa The fund was to help the constituency prevent and combat the COVID 19 pandemic Buba made the pledge in an interview with Nigeria News Agency on Tuesday in Abuja while reacting to the announcement by the Speaker Rep Femi Gbajabiamila that the house had donated two months salary to combating the virus Buba said he had earlier donated all his salaries to supporting his constituents till when the virus was defeated NAN recalls that Buba had earlier setup the Yusuf Captain Buba Coronavirus Trust Fund to be used for preventive measures and donated all his salaries to the project The speaker has donated all our salaries so I have to look for alternatives to put in the funds but that is not a problem our salaries as lawmakers is not up to a 100th of what we spend to keep our constituents going Most of the times we use our personal funds to run our constituency so the announcement by the speaker will not stop me from continuing with the project I will have to raise money to support my constituents because the donation of salaries by the house goes to support those in the frontline combating the virus not our constituents he said Buba said the poor in the constituency needed to be supported with sanitisers soaps and other materials in case of a lockdown He said we need to do a lot of publicity to enlighten constituents about the virus and teach them ways to stay safe and avoid getting infected The lawmaker said the speaker had the right to speak for the house saying that even if he says our one year salary will be donated to fight the virus we will support fully He alsosaid that as legislators they were out to serve the people and that the announcement by the speaker would not stop lawmakers from doing what they usually did for constituents Buba said he had on his payroll more than 100 youths and women in his constituency whom he appointed in various capacities and they were paid monthly Edited By Chioma Ugboma Kayode Olaitan NAN
    COVID-19: Rep pledges continuous support for constituents
     The Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs Rep Yussuf Buba APC Adamawa has pledged to provide extra funds to support Gombi Hong Federal Constituency of Adamawa The fund was to help the constituency prevent and combat the COVID 19 pandemic Buba made the pledge in an interview with Nigeria News Agency on Tuesday in Abuja while reacting to the announcement by the Speaker Rep Femi Gbajabiamila that the house had donated two months salary to combating the virus Buba said he had earlier donated all his salaries to supporting his constituents till when the virus was defeated NAN recalls that Buba had earlier setup the Yusuf Captain Buba Coronavirus Trust Fund to be used for preventive measures and donated all his salaries to the project The speaker has donated all our salaries so I have to look for alternatives to put in the funds but that is not a problem our salaries as lawmakers is not up to a 100th of what we spend to keep our constituents going Most of the times we use our personal funds to run our constituency so the announcement by the speaker will not stop me from continuing with the project I will have to raise money to support my constituents because the donation of salaries by the house goes to support those in the frontline combating the virus not our constituents he said Buba said the poor in the constituency needed to be supported with sanitisers soaps and other materials in case of a lockdown He said we need to do a lot of publicity to enlighten constituents about the virus and teach them ways to stay safe and avoid getting infected The lawmaker said the speaker had the right to speak for the house saying that even if he says our one year salary will be donated to fight the virus we will support fully He alsosaid that as legislators they were out to serve the people and that the announcement by the speaker would not stop lawmakers from doing what they usually did for constituents Buba said he had on his payroll more than 100 youths and women in his constituency whom he appointed in various capacities and they were paid monthly Edited By Chioma Ugboma Kayode Olaitan NAN
    COVID-19: Rep pledges continuous support for constituents
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    COVID-19: Rep pledges continuous support for constituents

    The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, Rep. Yussuf Buba (APC-Adamawa) has pledged to provide extra funds to support Gombi/Hong Federal Constituency of Adamawa.

    The fund was to help the constituency prevent and combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Buba made the pledge in  an interview with Nigeria News Agency on Tuesday in Abuja while reacting to the announcement by the Speaker, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila that the house had donated two months salary to combating the virus. 

    Buba said he had earlier donated all his salaries to supporting his constituents till when the virus was defeated.

    NAN recalls that Buba had earlier setup the ‘Yusuf Captain Buba Coronavirus Trust Fund’, to be used for preventive measures and donated all his salaries to the project.

    “The speaker has donated all our salaries so I have to look for alternatives to put in the funds but that is not a problem; our salaries as lawmakers is not up to a 100th of what we spend to keep our constituents going.

    “Most of the times, we use our personal funds to run our constituency so the announcement by the speaker will not stop me from continuing with the project.

    “I will have to raise money to support my constituents because the donation of salaries by the house goes to support those in the frontline combating the virus not our constituents,” he said.

    Buba said the poor in the constituency needed to be supported with sanitisers, soaps and other materials in case of a lockdown.

    He said “

    we need to do a lot of publicity to enlighten constituents about the virus and teach them ways to stay safe and avoid getting infected”.

    The lawmaker said the speaker had the right to speak for the house, saying that “even if he says our one year salary will be donated to fight the virus, we will support fully.”

    He also

    said that as legislators, they were out to serve the people and that the announcement by the speaker would not stop lawmakers from doing what they usually did for constituents.

    Buba said he had on his payroll more than 100 youths and women in his constituency whom he  appointed in various capacities and they were paid monthly.


    Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Kayode Olaitan
    (NAN)

  •  Rep Tunji Olawuyi the Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness has assured that his committee alongside that of Health would ensure judicious use of the salaries of members donated to fight COVID 19 Olawuyi who represents Ekiti Isin Irepodun and Oke Ero Federal Constituency of Kwara disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Ilorin The lawmaker said that members of the House of Representatives had agreed to donate their 100 per cent salaries for March and April to fight COVID 19 He said the Speaker Mr Femi Gbajabiamila had directed the Clerk of the House to ensure members salaries for the months in question were transferred straight to the account of the National Relief Fund for the fight against the pandemic Coronavirus Olawuyi said that the speaker had also directed his committee and that of Health to ensure that funds and relief materials donated towards the fight of the COVID 19 were properly disbursed for accountability purpose He expressed hope that the House s effort to ensure Nigerians were protected from contracting the virus paid off adding that the whole world was on its toe to stop the spread of the virus The lawmaker said two month salary donation was independent of the contributions by individual members to alleviate the hardship that their constituents face at this time of global emergency Olawuyi added that the dpeaker had urged the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN as part of its Policy Measures in Response to the COVID 19 outbreak to immediately direct cash grants to the 774 Local Government Councils in the country He added that the cash grant was to provide food and other essentials to at risk individuals and communities On his part Olawuyi said arrangements were almost concluded to reach his constituents with food items after a successful awareness and enlightenment campaign as well as distribution of safety items to them to stop spread of the virus He appealed to the people of the area and the state in general to work with the state government in fighting the battle to end the scourge of the COVID 19 together The Nigeria News Agency reports that the speaker had earlier on Tuesday in a video circulated on social media announced the decision of the House to donate their March and April salaries to support the Federal Government s effort to stop the spread of COVID 19 in the country Edited By Abiemwense Moru Muhammad Suleiman Tola NAN
    Rep assures judicious use of members’ donations 
     Rep Tunji Olawuyi the Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness has assured that his committee alongside that of Health would ensure judicious use of the salaries of members donated to fight COVID 19 Olawuyi who represents Ekiti Isin Irepodun and Oke Ero Federal Constituency of Kwara disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Ilorin The lawmaker said that members of the House of Representatives had agreed to donate their 100 per cent salaries for March and April to fight COVID 19 He said the Speaker Mr Femi Gbajabiamila had directed the Clerk of the House to ensure members salaries for the months in question were transferred straight to the account of the National Relief Fund for the fight against the pandemic Coronavirus Olawuyi said that the speaker had also directed his committee and that of Health to ensure that funds and relief materials donated towards the fight of the COVID 19 were properly disbursed for accountability purpose He expressed hope that the House s effort to ensure Nigerians were protected from contracting the virus paid off adding that the whole world was on its toe to stop the spread of the virus The lawmaker said two month salary donation was independent of the contributions by individual members to alleviate the hardship that their constituents face at this time of global emergency Olawuyi added that the dpeaker had urged the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN as part of its Policy Measures in Response to the COVID 19 outbreak to immediately direct cash grants to the 774 Local Government Councils in the country He added that the cash grant was to provide food and other essentials to at risk individuals and communities On his part Olawuyi said arrangements were almost concluded to reach his constituents with food items after a successful awareness and enlightenment campaign as well as distribution of safety items to them to stop spread of the virus He appealed to the people of the area and the state in general to work with the state government in fighting the battle to end the scourge of the COVID 19 together The Nigeria News Agency reports that the speaker had earlier on Tuesday in a video circulated on social media announced the decision of the House to donate their March and April salaries to support the Federal Government s effort to stop the spread of COVID 19 in the country Edited By Abiemwense Moru Muhammad Suleiman Tola NAN
    Rep assures judicious use of members’ donations 
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    Rep assures judicious use of members’ donations 

    Rep. Tunji Olawuyi, the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness, has assured that his committee alongside that of Health would ensure judicious use of the salaries of members donated to fight COVID-19.

    Olawuyi, who represents Ekiti, Isin, Irepodun and Oke-Ero Federal Constituency of Kwara, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Ilorin.

    The lawmaker said that members of the House of Representatives had agreed to donate their 100 per cent salaries for March and April to fight COVID-19.

    He said the Speaker, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, had directed the Clerk of the House to ensure members’ salaries for the months in question were transferred straight to the account of the National Relief Fund for the fight against the pandemic Coronavirus.

    Olawuyi said that the speaker had also directed his committee and that of Health to ensure that funds and relief materials donated towards the fight of the COVID-19 were properly disbursed for accountability purpose.

    He expressed hope that the House’s effort to ensure Nigerians were protected from contracting the virus paid off, adding that the whole world was on its toe to stop the spread of the virus.

    The lawmaker said two-month salary donation was independent of the contributions by individual members to alleviate the hardship that their constituents face at this time of global emergency.

    Olawuyi added that the dpeaker had urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), as part of its Policy Measures in Response to the COVID-19 outbreak, to immediately direct cash grants to the 774 Local Government Councils in the country.

    He added that the cash grant was to provide food and other essentials to at-risk individuals and communities.

    On his part, Olawuyi said arrangements were almost concluded to reach his constituents with food items after a successful awareness and enlightenment campaign as well as distribution of safety items to them to stop spread of the virus.

    He appealed to the people of the area and the state in general to work with the state government in fighting the battle to end the scourge of the COVID-19 together.

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that the speaker had earlier on Tuesday in a video circulated on social media announced the decision of the House to donate their March and April salaries to support the Federal Government’s effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the country.


    Edited By: Abiemwense Moru/Muhammad Suleiman Tola
    (NAN)

  •  The Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs Rep Yussuf Buba APC Adamawa has set up a fund and donated all his monthly salaries to his constituents against the deadly Coronavirus COVID 19 pandemic In a statement on Tuesday in Abuja Buba said that the fund is to called the Yusuf Captain Buba Coronavirus Trust Fund The lawmaker who represents Gombi Hong Federal Constituency of Adamawa underscored the need for information dissemination and preparedness to defeat the virus To be prepared they say is to make preparations to win and we must win in this fight against this new disease To win therefore we must take proactive measures that must be aimed at clear information dissemination emergency preparedness and direct solutions to cases that may arise from the outbreak of the disease or other related incidentals Consequent upon the above I hereby wish to announce the donation of my entire monthly salary as a member House of Representatives to the fight against COVID 19 in Gombi Hong Federal Constituency This donation shall continue as long as the threat of the pandemic and campaign against the disease last he said Buba said that though Adamawa has not recorded any case there s need for people and the government to be vigilant The lawmaker urged continuous observation of all precautionary measures which Government and health authorities have prescribed to stay safe He called on Nigerians to be on the lookout for mild flu like symptoms that are associated with common cold headaches dry cough itchy throat difficulty in breathing and general body and joint pains among other symptoms We are also called at this time not to treat such people at home but isolate them from other members of the family while we seek medical help immediately There are toll free numbers that have been provided through which we can reach officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC for further actions and the numbers are 0809 955 5599 and 0809 700 0010 for Abuja while the nearest to us is for Yobe 0813 183 4764 and 0704 111 6027 he said The rep said that the concept of social distancing must be observed and basic hygiene practices starting from washing of hands with soap as many times as possible be kept Buba said keeping the environment and surfaces of materials in homes clean with soap and water remains paramount The parliamentarian said that it is advisable to wear face masks to protect the mouth and nose when going out or when in contact with sick persons Buba said that alcohol based sanitisers methylated spirit and other disinfectants should often be used to kill any germs or viruses that we may have picked by touching of contaminated surfaces Edited By Sadiya Hamza NAN
    COVID-19: Lawmaker sets up fund, donates salaries to constituents
     The Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs Rep Yussuf Buba APC Adamawa has set up a fund and donated all his monthly salaries to his constituents against the deadly Coronavirus COVID 19 pandemic In a statement on Tuesday in Abuja Buba said that the fund is to called the Yusuf Captain Buba Coronavirus Trust Fund The lawmaker who represents Gombi Hong Federal Constituency of Adamawa underscored the need for information dissemination and preparedness to defeat the virus To be prepared they say is to make preparations to win and we must win in this fight against this new disease To win therefore we must take proactive measures that must be aimed at clear information dissemination emergency preparedness and direct solutions to cases that may arise from the outbreak of the disease or other related incidentals Consequent upon the above I hereby wish to announce the donation of my entire monthly salary as a member House of Representatives to the fight against COVID 19 in Gombi Hong Federal Constituency This donation shall continue as long as the threat of the pandemic and campaign against the disease last he said Buba said that though Adamawa has not recorded any case there s need for people and the government to be vigilant The lawmaker urged continuous observation of all precautionary measures which Government and health authorities have prescribed to stay safe He called on Nigerians to be on the lookout for mild flu like symptoms that are associated with common cold headaches dry cough itchy throat difficulty in breathing and general body and joint pains among other symptoms We are also called at this time not to treat such people at home but isolate them from other members of the family while we seek medical help immediately There are toll free numbers that have been provided through which we can reach officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC for further actions and the numbers are 0809 955 5599 and 0809 700 0010 for Abuja while the nearest to us is for Yobe 0813 183 4764 and 0704 111 6027 he said The rep said that the concept of social distancing must be observed and basic hygiene practices starting from washing of hands with soap as many times as possible be kept Buba said keeping the environment and surfaces of materials in homes clean with soap and water remains paramount The parliamentarian said that it is advisable to wear face masks to protect the mouth and nose when going out or when in contact with sick persons Buba said that alcohol based sanitisers methylated spirit and other disinfectants should often be used to kill any germs or viruses that we may have picked by touching of contaminated surfaces Edited By Sadiya Hamza NAN
    COVID-19: Lawmaker sets up fund, donates salaries to constituents
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    COVID-19: Lawmaker sets up fund, donates salaries to constituents

    The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, Rep. Yussuf Buba (APC-Adamawa) has set up a fund and donated all his monthly salaries to his constituents against the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, Buba said that the fund is to called the ‘Yusuf Captain Buba Coronavirus Trust Fund’. The lawmaker who represents Gombi/ Hong Federal Constituency of Adamawa, underscored the need for information dissemination and preparedness to defeat the virus. “To be prepared, they say, is to make preparations to win; and we must win in this fight against this new disease. “To win, therefore, we must take proactive measures that must be aimed at clear information dissemination, emergency preparedness and direct solutions to cases that may arise from the outbreak of the disease or other related incidentals . “Consequent upon the above, I hereby, wish to announce the donation of my entire monthly salary as a member House of Representatives to the fight against COVID 19 in Gombi/ Hong Federal Constituency. “This donation shall continue as long as the threat of the pandemic and campaign against the disease last,” he said. Buba said that though Adamawa has not recorded any case, there’s need for people and the government to be vigilant. The lawmaker urged continuous observation of all precautionary measures which Government and health authorities have prescribed to stay safe. He called on Nigerians to be on the lookout for mild flu-like symptoms that are associated with common cold, headaches, dry cough, itchy throat, difficulty in breathing and general body and joint pains,among other symptoms. “We are also called at this time not to treat such people at home, but isolate them from other members of the family while we seek medical help immediately. “There are toll- free numbers that have been provided through which we can reach officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for further actions and the numbers are; 0809 955 5599 and 0809 700 0010 for Abuja while the nearest to us is for Yobe 0813 183 4764 and 0704 111 6027,” he said. The rep said that the concept of social distancing must be observed and basic hygiene practices, starting from washing of hands with soap as many times as possible be kept. Buba said keeping the environment and surfaces of materials in homes clean with soap and water remains paramount. The parliamentarian said that it is advisable to wear face masks to protect the mouth and nose when going out or when in contact with sick persons. Buba said that alcohol- based sanitisers, methylated spirit and other disinfectants should often be used to kill any germs or viruses that we may have picked by touching of contaminated surfaces. Edited By: Sadiya Hamza (NAN)

  •  A member of the House of Representatives Rep Omoregie Ogbeide Ihama PDP Edo has cautioned Nigerians against self medication in a bid to contain the spread of Covid 19 in the country In a statement on Monday in Abuja Ogbeide Ihama expressed confidence that the virus would be defeated if all Nigerians cooperate with laid down rules to combat the spread The lawmaker who represents Oredo Federal Constituency of Edo raised alarm over fake and unverified information circulating on social media on how to test and treat Covid 19 infection Let me add very importantly that we need to be careful about the authenticity of the information we consume this period so much fake news and unproven solutions permeate the social media space these days It is important we act on information from only credible news sources and as much as possible avoid any kind of self medication if you sense you have symptoms please consult a health care center I am confident we will defeat this We all just need to play our part may God protect us and end this in the shortest time he said Ogbeide Ihama pleaded with traders and sellers to have the fear of God in their hearts and resist the temptation to hoard and over price essential goods The legislator said it was shocking to see the astronomical rise in the cost of items like face masks hand gloves and hand sanitizers Ogbeide Ihama said that no artificial profit that cost lives of fellow countrymen and women in such trying times was worth it According to him we are faced with the reality of an invincible enemy that threatens our long held traditions strong communal bonds and most seriously our very existence He said that COVID 19 presents about the most difficult situation the country has found itself since the civil war The parliamentarian however said that though the times were really scary Nigeria was not in a hopeless situation He said that for every challenge that confronts man the solutions always come from the same sources with knowledge and action Defeating this scourge truly is not difficult if we will get accurate and genuine knowledge about it and take necessary actions to protect ourselves to stop the spread The virus can not harm us as long as it remains outside our bodies so even if you have contact someone who has it it has no effect on you until you ingest it We must not let it get in and that is why two of the most important actions you can take this period are to wash our hand regularly keep hands away from our faces and stay at home as much as possible he said Ogbeide Ihama thanked government for taking some pro active and commiserated with everyone who has tested positive He appreciated healthcare professionals working in the front lines of combating the pandemic and prayed for their safety Edited By Remi Koleoso Oluwole Sogunle NAN
    COVID-19: Rep warns against self medication
     A member of the House of Representatives Rep Omoregie Ogbeide Ihama PDP Edo has cautioned Nigerians against self medication in a bid to contain the spread of Covid 19 in the country In a statement on Monday in Abuja Ogbeide Ihama expressed confidence that the virus would be defeated if all Nigerians cooperate with laid down rules to combat the spread The lawmaker who represents Oredo Federal Constituency of Edo raised alarm over fake and unverified information circulating on social media on how to test and treat Covid 19 infection Let me add very importantly that we need to be careful about the authenticity of the information we consume this period so much fake news and unproven solutions permeate the social media space these days It is important we act on information from only credible news sources and as much as possible avoid any kind of self medication if you sense you have symptoms please consult a health care center I am confident we will defeat this We all just need to play our part may God protect us and end this in the shortest time he said Ogbeide Ihama pleaded with traders and sellers to have the fear of God in their hearts and resist the temptation to hoard and over price essential goods The legislator said it was shocking to see the astronomical rise in the cost of items like face masks hand gloves and hand sanitizers Ogbeide Ihama said that no artificial profit that cost lives of fellow countrymen and women in such trying times was worth it According to him we are faced with the reality of an invincible enemy that threatens our long held traditions strong communal bonds and most seriously our very existence He said that COVID 19 presents about the most difficult situation the country has found itself since the civil war The parliamentarian however said that though the times were really scary Nigeria was not in a hopeless situation He said that for every challenge that confronts man the solutions always come from the same sources with knowledge and action Defeating this scourge truly is not difficult if we will get accurate and genuine knowledge about it and take necessary actions to protect ourselves to stop the spread The virus can not harm us as long as it remains outside our bodies so even if you have contact someone who has it it has no effect on you until you ingest it We must not let it get in and that is why two of the most important actions you can take this period are to wash our hand regularly keep hands away from our faces and stay at home as much as possible he said Ogbeide Ihama thanked government for taking some pro active and commiserated with everyone who has tested positive He appreciated healthcare professionals working in the front lines of combating the pandemic and prayed for their safety Edited By Remi Koleoso Oluwole Sogunle NAN
    COVID-19: Rep warns against self medication
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    COVID-19: Rep warns against self medication

    A member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama (PDP-Edo), has cautioned Nigerians against self medication in a bid to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

    In a statement on Monday in Abuja, Ogbeide-Ihama expressed confidence that the virus would be defeated if all Nigerians cooperate with laid down rules to combat the spread.

    The lawmaker, who represents Oredo Federal Constituency of Edo, raised alarm over fake and unverified information circulating on social media on how to test and treat Covid-19 infection.

    “Let me add very importantly that we need to be careful about the authenticity of the information we consume this period; so much fake news and unproven solutions permeate the social media space these days.

    “It is important we act on information from only credible news sources, and as much as possible avoid any kind of self-medication; if you sense you have symptoms, please consult a health-care center.

    “I am confident we will defeat this. We all just need to play our part, may God protect us and end this in the shortest time,”he said.

    Ogbeide-Ihama pleaded with traders and sellers to have the fear of God in their hearts and resist the temptation to hoard and over-price essential goods.

    The legislator said it was shocking to see the astronomical rise in the cost of items like face masks, hand-gloves, and hand sanitizers.

    Ogbeide-Ihama said that no artificial profit that cost lives of fellow countrymen and women in such trying times was worth it.

    According to him, we are faced with the reality of an invincible enemy that threatens our long-held traditions, strong communal bonds, and most seriously, our very existence.

    He said that COVID-19 presents about the most difficult situation the country has found itself since the civil war.

    The parliamentarian, however, said that though the times were really scary, Nigeria was not in a hopeless situation.

    He said that for every challenge that confronts man, the solutions always come from the same sources, with knowledge and action.

    “Defeating this scourge truly is not difficult if we will get accurate and genuine knowledge about it and take necessary actions to protect ourselves to stop the spread.

    “The virus can not harm us as long as it remains outside our bodies; so even if you have contact someone who has it, it has no effect on you until you ingest it.

    “We must not let it get in and that is why two of the most important actions you can take this period are to wash our hand regularly, keep hands away from our faces and stay at home as much as possible,”he said.

    Ogbeide-Ihama thanked government for taking some pro-active and commiserated with everyone who has tested positive.

    He appreciated healthcare professionals working in the front-lines of combating the pandemic and prayed for their safety.


    Edited By: Remi Koleoso/Oluwole Sogunle
    (NAN)

  •  COVID 19 Rep member donates 1000 test kits in Edo KitsBenin March 30 2020 House of Representatives member Mr Omoregie Ogbeide Ihama Edo PDP has donated test kits to the people of Edo as part of efforts to contain the spread of the COVID 19 in the country The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the lawmaker who represents Oredo Federal Constituency in the National Assembly donated the kits about 1000 of them in Benin on Monday Ogbeide Ihama said the gesture would enable more people to get tested as soon as possible The lawmaker appealed to the people to stay safe and adhered to all precaution as advised by the government He said the only way the virus would be wiped out is for Nigerians to work together Reacting to the development Mr Nosa Ogieva Okunbor Edo South Senatorial District Chairman People s Democratic Party PDP commended the lawmaker for leading by example On behalf of the good people of Edo South Senatorial District in general and PDP family in particular I want to sincerely thank Ogbeide Ihama for donating 1000 Coronavirus test kits to the people of Edo This is leadership by example You take the front line when there is danger Then people will appreciate your leadership Ogieva Okunbor said Ogieva Okunbor enjoined other lawmakers and politicians to emulate Ogbeide Ihama by contributing their quota to containing the spread of the COVID 19 pandemic in the country He also lauded the efforts of the Federal and State Governments so far in the fight against the virus and urged the people to adhere to the safety rules and regulations being put in place to contain its spread Edited By Kamal Tayo Oropo Maureen Atuonwu NAN email protected
    COVID-19: Rep. member donates 1000 test kits in Edo
     COVID 19 Rep member donates 1000 test kits in Edo KitsBenin March 30 2020 House of Representatives member Mr Omoregie Ogbeide Ihama Edo PDP has donated test kits to the people of Edo as part of efforts to contain the spread of the COVID 19 in the country The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the lawmaker who represents Oredo Federal Constituency in the National Assembly donated the kits about 1000 of them in Benin on Monday Ogbeide Ihama said the gesture would enable more people to get tested as soon as possible The lawmaker appealed to the people to stay safe and adhered to all precaution as advised by the government He said the only way the virus would be wiped out is for Nigerians to work together Reacting to the development Mr Nosa Ogieva Okunbor Edo South Senatorial District Chairman People s Democratic Party PDP commended the lawmaker for leading by example On behalf of the good people of Edo South Senatorial District in general and PDP family in particular I want to sincerely thank Ogbeide Ihama for donating 1000 Coronavirus test kits to the people of Edo This is leadership by example You take the front line when there is danger Then people will appreciate your leadership Ogieva Okunbor said Ogieva Okunbor enjoined other lawmakers and politicians to emulate Ogbeide Ihama by contributing their quota to containing the spread of the COVID 19 pandemic in the country He also lauded the efforts of the Federal and State Governments so far in the fight against the virus and urged the people to adhere to the safety rules and regulations being put in place to contain its spread Edited By Kamal Tayo Oropo Maureen Atuonwu NAN email protected
    COVID-19: Rep. member donates 1000 test kits in Edo
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    COVID-19: Rep. member donates 1000 test kits in Edo

    COVID-19: Rep. member donates 1000 test kits in Edo

     

    Kits

    Benin, March 30, 2020 House of Representatives member, Mr Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama (Edo-PDP), has donated test kits to the people of Edo as part of efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 in the country.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the lawmaker, who represents Oredo Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, donated the kits, about 1000 of them, in Benin on Monday.

    Ogbeide-Ihama said the gesture would enable more people to get tested as soon as possible.

    The lawmaker appealed to the people to stay safe and adhered to all precaution as advised by the government.

    He said the only way the virus would be wiped out is for Nigerians to work together.

    Reacting to the development, Mr Nosa Ogieva-Okunbor, Edo South Senatorial District Chairman, People’s Democratic Party (PDP), commended the lawmaker for leading by example.

    “On behalf of the good people of Edo South Senatorial District in general and PDP family in particular, I want to sincerely thank Ogbeide-Ihama for donating 1000 Coronavirus test kits to the people of Edo.

    “This is leadership by example.

    “You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership,” Ogieva-Okunbor said.

    Ogieva-Okunbor enjoined other lawmakers and politicians to emulate Ogbeide-Ihama by contributing their quota to containing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

    He also lauded the efforts of the Federal and State Governments so far in the fight against the virus and urged the people to adhere to the safety rules and regulations being put in place to contain its spread.


    Edited By: Kamal Tayo Oropo/Maureen Atuonwu (NAN)

     

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  •  Hon Adedayo Omolafe the member representing Akure North and South Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives has commisserated with victims of Saturday s explosion in Akure The Nigeria News Agency reports that a truck conveying dynamites had exploded at Ilu Abo a suburb of Akure at about 1 am destroying houses as well as a church and school The lawmaker in a statement on Saturday by his media aide Mr Michael Adeyeye expressed shock at the incident He said I have received the shocking news of a midnight explosion which occurred a few kilometres to Akure A preliminary finding shows that an Explosive Ordinance Department EOD of the Nigerian police transporting explosives to an adjoining state noticed a malfunction in the consignment at around Shasha in Akure They managed it further out of town to the front of Possibility Church at Eleyewo area The situation which became unsalvageable had to be abandoned which eventually led to the detonation of the explosive device with a devastating damage There is no doubt that this position had been corroborated by the Ondo State Commissioner of Police Mr Undie Adie who had since visited the scene of the blast Omolafe urged the police especially the EOD Department to cordon off the area to ensure safety of residents They need to excavate the vehicle which had been buried as a result of the explosion to prevent any further damage the lawmaker added He further called on the National Emergency Management Agency and the state government to salvage the situation by providing succour for people especially those who had been badly affected by the coronavirus As a responsive representative of my people I will do everything possible to ensure that succour comes the way of our people affected by this incident I urge all residents of the area to remain calm at this critical period I want you to know that my heart remains with you he said Edited By Josephine Obute Mufutau Ojo NAN
    Akure explosion: Federal lawmaker commiserates with victims
     Hon Adedayo Omolafe the member representing Akure North and South Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives has commisserated with victims of Saturday s explosion in Akure The Nigeria News Agency reports that a truck conveying dynamites had exploded at Ilu Abo a suburb of Akure at about 1 am destroying houses as well as a church and school The lawmaker in a statement on Saturday by his media aide Mr Michael Adeyeye expressed shock at the incident He said I have received the shocking news of a midnight explosion which occurred a few kilometres to Akure A preliminary finding shows that an Explosive Ordinance Department EOD of the Nigerian police transporting explosives to an adjoining state noticed a malfunction in the consignment at around Shasha in Akure They managed it further out of town to the front of Possibility Church at Eleyewo area The situation which became unsalvageable had to be abandoned which eventually led to the detonation of the explosive device with a devastating damage There is no doubt that this position had been corroborated by the Ondo State Commissioner of Police Mr Undie Adie who had since visited the scene of the blast Omolafe urged the police especially the EOD Department to cordon off the area to ensure safety of residents They need to excavate the vehicle which had been buried as a result of the explosion to prevent any further damage the lawmaker added He further called on the National Emergency Management Agency and the state government to salvage the situation by providing succour for people especially those who had been badly affected by the coronavirus As a responsive representative of my people I will do everything possible to ensure that succour comes the way of our people affected by this incident I urge all residents of the area to remain calm at this critical period I want you to know that my heart remains with you he said Edited By Josephine Obute Mufutau Ojo NAN
    Akure explosion: Federal lawmaker commiserates with victims
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    Akure explosion: Federal lawmaker commiserates with victims

    Hon. Adedayo Omolafe, the member representing Akure North and South Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, has commisserated with victims of Saturday’s explosion in Akure. The Nigeria News Agency reports that a truck conveying dynamites had exploded at Ilu-Abo, a suburb of Akure, at about 1 am, destroying houses as well as a church and school. The lawmaker in a statement on Saturday by his media aide, Mr Michael Adeyeye, expressed shock at the incident. He said: “I have received the shocking news of a midnight explosion which occurred a few kilometres to Akure. “A preliminary finding shows that an Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) of the Nigerian police, transporting explosives to an adjoining state noticed a malfunction in the consignment at around Shasha in Akure. “They managed it further out of town to the front of Possibility Church at Eleyewo area. “The situation which became unsalvageable had to be abandoned which eventually led to the detonation of the explosive device with a devastating damage. ” There is no doubt that this position had been corroborated by the Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Mr Undie Adie, who had since visited the scene of the blast.” Omolafe urged the police, especially the EOD Department, to cordon off the area to ensure safety of residents. ” They need to excavate the vehicle which had been buried as a result of the explosion to prevent any further damage,” the lawmaker added. He further called on the National Emergency Management Agency and the state government to salvage the situation by providing succour for people, especially those who had been badly affected by the coronavirus. “As a responsive representative of my people, I will do everything possible  to ensure that succour comes the way of our people affected by this incident. ” I urge all residents of the area to remain calm at this critical period. “I want you to know that my heart remains with you,” he said. ( Edited By: Josephine Obute/Mufutau Ojo) (NAN)