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  •  As the COVID 19 pandemic affecting the Nepali economy hard leaving many people jobless the Nepali government has announced that health education economic recovery and employment will be key priority for the budget for next fiscal year 2020 21 After a prolonged focus on physical infrastructure the Nepali government is focusing on social sectors such as health and education after the COVID 19 pandemic showed the inadequacy of health infrastructure in Nepal By presenting Policies and Programmes of the government for the next fiscal year at the joint session of parliament House of Representatives and National Assembly on Friday Nepali President Bidya Devi Bhandari said that the necessary infrastructure would be developed in the areas of health and education to deliver international standards services in these areas The Policies and Programmes indicates what types of annual budget would be presented by the government for the next fiscal year 2020 21 which will begin in mid July Nepali government will present the budget for next fiscal year on May 29 In the health sector the Nepali government plans to increase the number of health institutes increase their capacity and develop infrastructure and human resources Improving quality of education from public educational institutes focus on technical education and expansion of online education are priorities in the education sector according to the Policies and the Programmes Realizing that many Nepali migrant workers who are employed in Gulf nations Malaysia and India could return home due to the impact of the COVID 19 on the economies of host countries creating employment opportunities for them would be another focus of the Nepali government The Policies and Programmes states that potential unemployed people would be mobilized in the areas of commercial farming physical infrastructure projects local infrastructure small and medium enterprises productive industries construction and service sectors According to Nepal s Ministry of Labour and Social Security more than 400 000 migrant workers are expected to return home due to the impact of the COVID 19 in the host countries The Nepali government has also planned to introduce a recovery plan of the tourism sector badly affected by the pandemic the Policies and Programmes says The Nepali government has not set any economic growth target for the upcoming years taking into account the impact of COVID 19 pandemic on the economy Last year the Nepali government had vowed to achieve double digit growth in four years At a time when the economy of many countries is contracting Nepal has been able to manage the risk The economy will be strengthened and will be made more productive the Policies and Programmes says Central Bureau of Statistics Nepal s central statistics body said late last month that Nepal s economy could grow by just 2 27 percent the lowest growth projection in the last five years against the target of 8 5 percent in the current fiscal year In the last three fiscal years Nepal has achieved growth over 6 percent XINHUA
    Nepali gov’t prioritizes investments in health and education
     As the COVID 19 pandemic affecting the Nepali economy hard leaving many people jobless the Nepali government has announced that health education economic recovery and employment will be key priority for the budget for next fiscal year 2020 21 After a prolonged focus on physical infrastructure the Nepali government is focusing on social sectors such as health and education after the COVID 19 pandemic showed the inadequacy of health infrastructure in Nepal By presenting Policies and Programmes of the government for the next fiscal year at the joint session of parliament House of Representatives and National Assembly on Friday Nepali President Bidya Devi Bhandari said that the necessary infrastructure would be developed in the areas of health and education to deliver international standards services in these areas The Policies and Programmes indicates what types of annual budget would be presented by the government for the next fiscal year 2020 21 which will begin in mid July Nepali government will present the budget for next fiscal year on May 29 In the health sector the Nepali government plans to increase the number of health institutes increase their capacity and develop infrastructure and human resources Improving quality of education from public educational institutes focus on technical education and expansion of online education are priorities in the education sector according to the Policies and the Programmes Realizing that many Nepali migrant workers who are employed in Gulf nations Malaysia and India could return home due to the impact of the COVID 19 on the economies of host countries creating employment opportunities for them would be another focus of the Nepali government The Policies and Programmes states that potential unemployed people would be mobilized in the areas of commercial farming physical infrastructure projects local infrastructure small and medium enterprises productive industries construction and service sectors According to Nepal s Ministry of Labour and Social Security more than 400 000 migrant workers are expected to return home due to the impact of the COVID 19 in the host countries The Nepali government has also planned to introduce a recovery plan of the tourism sector badly affected by the pandemic the Policies and Programmes says The Nepali government has not set any economic growth target for the upcoming years taking into account the impact of COVID 19 pandemic on the economy Last year the Nepali government had vowed to achieve double digit growth in four years At a time when the economy of many countries is contracting Nepal has been able to manage the risk The economy will be strengthened and will be made more productive the Policies and Programmes says Central Bureau of Statistics Nepal s central statistics body said late last month that Nepal s economy could grow by just 2 27 percent the lowest growth projection in the last five years against the target of 8 5 percent in the current fiscal year In the last three fiscal years Nepal has achieved growth over 6 percent XINHUA
    Nepali gov’t prioritizes investments in health and education
    Foreign3 years ago

    Nepali gov’t prioritizes investments in health and education

    As the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the Nepali economy hard leaving many people jobless, the Nepali government has announced that health, education, economic recovery and employment will be key priority for the budget for next fiscal year 2020-21.

    After a prolonged focus on physical infrastructure, the Nepali government is focusing on social sectors such as health and education after the COVID-19 pandemic showed the inadequacy of health infrastructure in Nepal.

    By presenting Policies and Programmes of the government for the next fiscal year at the joint session of parliament - House of Representatives and National Assembly on Friday, Nepali President Bidya Devi Bhandari said that the necessary infrastructure would be developed in the areas of health and education to deliver international standards services in these areas.

    The Policies and Programmes indicates what types of annual budget would be presented by the government for the next fiscal year 2020-21 which will begin in mid-July. Nepali government will present the budget for next fiscal year on May 29.

    In the health sector, the Nepali government plans to increase the number of health institutes, increase their capacity and develop infrastructure and human resources. Improving quality of education from public educational institutes, focus on technical education and expansion of online education are priorities in the education sector, according to the Policies and the Programmes.

    Realizing that many Nepali migrant workers who are employed in Gulf nations, Malaysia and India could return home due to the impact of the COVID-19 on the economies of host countries, creating employment opportunities for them would be another focus of the Nepali government.

    The Policies and Programmes states that potential unemployed people would be mobilized in the areas of commercial farming, physical infrastructure projects, local infrastructure, small and medium enterprises, productive industries, construction and service sectors.

    According to Nepal's Ministry of Labour and Social Security, more than 400,000 migrant workers are expected to return home due to the impact of the COVID-19 in the host countries.

    The Nepali government has also planned to introduce a recovery plan of the tourism sector badly affected by the pandemic, the Policies and Programmes says.

    The Nepali government has not set any economic growth target for the upcoming years, taking into account the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the economy. Last year, the Nepali government had vowed to achieve double digit growth in four years.

    "At a time when the economy of many countries is contracting, Nepal has been able to manage the risk. The economy will be strengthened and will be made more productive," the Policies and Programmes says.

    Central Bureau of Statistics, Nepal's central statistics body, said late last month that Nepal's economy could grow by just 2.27 percent, the lowest growth projection in the last five years, against the target of 8.5 percent in the current fiscal year. In the last three fiscal years, Nepal has achieved growth over 6 percent.


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  •  U S House of Representatives on Friday passed a 3 trillion U S dollar coronavirus relief package which was proposed by Democrats but not likely to gain approval from Republican held Senate The Democrat led House passed the bill by vote of 208 199 shortly after the chamber approved a historic rules change to allow remote voting by proxy amid the COVID 19 pandemic The massive aid package includes nearly 1 trillion dollars for state and local governments 200 billion dollars for hazard pay for essential workers 75 billion dollars for coronavirus testing and tracing as well as another round of cash payments to individuals up to 6 000 dollars per family Calling it a monumental bill House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a California Democrat said earlier that the package is urgently needed to protect the lives and livelihoods of the American people Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a Kentucky Republican however lashed out at the proposal Forget about this 3 trillion left wing wish list that even House Democrats are criticizing he said on Twitter earlier Friday Republicans are focused on practical solutions like legal liability protections for medical workers and the schools universities and businesses that will be trying to re open McConnell said Republicans have criticized Democrats for using the crisis to push their political agenda noting that the bill includes some measures less directly related to cushioning the COVID 19 economic impact such as requiring all voters to be able to vote by mail and providing aid for U S Postal Service Meanwhile economists have said that the government s relief efforts so far have not led to sufficient support for individuals and companies affected by the pandemic calling for more action Congress has provided roughly 2 9 trillion dollars in fiscal support for households businesses healthcare providers and state and local governments to blunt the economic impact with a major relief package totaling 2 2 trillion dollars approved in late March U S Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that while the economic response has been both timely and appropriately large it may not be the final chapter given that the path ahead is both highly uncertain and subjected to significant downside risks The central bank chief said more policy measures might be needed to support the recovery and avoid prolonged recession Additional fiscal support could be costly but worth it if it helps avoid long term economic damage and leaves us with a stronger recovery he said The House passed the 3 trillion dollar bill just a few hours after the Commerce Department reported that U S retail sales plunged by record 16 4 percent in April amid mounting economic fallout from the COVID 19 pandemic Data released Thursday showed that nearly 3 million Americans filed for jobless claims last week as COVID 19 continues to sweep the nation bringing the eight week total to a staggering 36 5 million XINHUA
    U.S. House passes 3-tln-USD coronavirus relief package amid Republican opposition
     U S House of Representatives on Friday passed a 3 trillion U S dollar coronavirus relief package which was proposed by Democrats but not likely to gain approval from Republican held Senate The Democrat led House passed the bill by vote of 208 199 shortly after the chamber approved a historic rules change to allow remote voting by proxy amid the COVID 19 pandemic The massive aid package includes nearly 1 trillion dollars for state and local governments 200 billion dollars for hazard pay for essential workers 75 billion dollars for coronavirus testing and tracing as well as another round of cash payments to individuals up to 6 000 dollars per family Calling it a monumental bill House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a California Democrat said earlier that the package is urgently needed to protect the lives and livelihoods of the American people Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a Kentucky Republican however lashed out at the proposal Forget about this 3 trillion left wing wish list that even House Democrats are criticizing he said on Twitter earlier Friday Republicans are focused on practical solutions like legal liability protections for medical workers and the schools universities and businesses that will be trying to re open McConnell said Republicans have criticized Democrats for using the crisis to push their political agenda noting that the bill includes some measures less directly related to cushioning the COVID 19 economic impact such as requiring all voters to be able to vote by mail and providing aid for U S Postal Service Meanwhile economists have said that the government s relief efforts so far have not led to sufficient support for individuals and companies affected by the pandemic calling for more action Congress has provided roughly 2 9 trillion dollars in fiscal support for households businesses healthcare providers and state and local governments to blunt the economic impact with a major relief package totaling 2 2 trillion dollars approved in late March U S Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that while the economic response has been both timely and appropriately large it may not be the final chapter given that the path ahead is both highly uncertain and subjected to significant downside risks The central bank chief said more policy measures might be needed to support the recovery and avoid prolonged recession Additional fiscal support could be costly but worth it if it helps avoid long term economic damage and leaves us with a stronger recovery he said The House passed the 3 trillion dollar bill just a few hours after the Commerce Department reported that U S retail sales plunged by record 16 4 percent in April amid mounting economic fallout from the COVID 19 pandemic Data released Thursday showed that nearly 3 million Americans filed for jobless claims last week as COVID 19 continues to sweep the nation bringing the eight week total to a staggering 36 5 million XINHUA
    U.S. House passes 3-tln-USD coronavirus relief package amid Republican opposition
    Foreign3 years ago

    U.S. House passes 3-tln-USD coronavirus relief package amid Republican opposition

    U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a 3-trillion-U.S.-dollar coronavirus relief package, which was proposed by Democrats but not likely to gain approval from Republican-held Senate.

    The Democrat-led House passed the bill by vote of 208-199, shortly after the chamber approved a historic rules change to allow remote voting by proxy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The massive aid package includes nearly 1 trillion dollars for state and local governments, 200 billion dollars for hazard pay for essential workers, 75 billion dollars for coronavirus testing and tracing, as well as another round of cash payments to individuals, up to 6,000 dollars per family.

    Calling it a "monumental bill," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, said earlier that the package is "urgently needed" to protect the lives and livelihoods of the American people.

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, however, lashed out at the proposal. "Forget about this 3 trillion left-wing wish list that even House Democrats are criticizing," he said on Twitter earlier Friday.

    "Republicans are focused on practical solutions like legal liability protections for medical workers and the schools, universities, and businesses that will be trying to re-open," McConnell said.

    Republicans have criticized Democrats for using the crisis to push their political agenda, noting that the bill includes some measures less directly related to cushioning the COVID-19 economic impact, such as requiring all voters to be able to vote by mail and providing aid for U.S. Postal Service.

    Meanwhile, economists have said that the government's relief efforts so far have not led to sufficient support for individuals and companies affected by the pandemic, calling for more action.

    Congress has provided roughly 2.9 trillion dollars in fiscal support for households, businesses, healthcare providers, and state and local governments, to blunt the economic impact, with a major relief package, totaling 2.2 trillion dollars, approved in late March.

    U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that while the economic response has been "both timely and appropriately large," it may not be the final chapter, given that the path ahead is both "highly uncertain" and subjected to "significant downside risks."

    The central bank chief said more policy measures might be needed to support the recovery and avoid prolonged recession. "Additional fiscal support could be costly, but worth it if it helps avoid long-term economic damage and leaves us with a stronger recovery," he said.

    The House passed the 3-trillion-dollar bill just a few hours after the Commerce Department reported that U.S. retail sales plunged by record 16.4 percent in April amid mounting economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Data released Thursday showed that nearly 3 million Americans filed for jobless claims last week as COVID-19 continues to sweep the nation, bringing the eight-week total to a staggering 36.5 million.


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  •  WASHINGTON May 15 Xinhua U S House of Representatives on Friday passed a 3 trillion U S dollar coronavirus relief package which was proposed by Democrats but not likely to gain approval from Republican held Senate The Democrat led House passed the bill by vote of 208 199 shortly after the chamber agreed on a historic rules change to allow remote voting by proxy amid the COVID 19 pandemic The massive aid package includes nearly 1 trillion dollars for state and local governments 200 billion dollars for hazard pay for essential workers 75 billion dollars for coronavirus testing and tracing an extension of unemployment benefits as well as another round of cash payments to individuals Forget about this 3 trillion left wing wish list that even House Democrats are criticizing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a Kentucky Republican said on Twitter earlier Friday Republicans are focused on practical solutions like legal liability protections for medical workers and the schools universities and businesses that will be trying to re open McConnell said XINHUA
    1st LD: U.S. House passes 3-tln-USD coronavirus relief package amid Republican opposition
     WASHINGTON May 15 Xinhua U S House of Representatives on Friday passed a 3 trillion U S dollar coronavirus relief package which was proposed by Democrats but not likely to gain approval from Republican held Senate The Democrat led House passed the bill by vote of 208 199 shortly after the chamber agreed on a historic rules change to allow remote voting by proxy amid the COVID 19 pandemic The massive aid package includes nearly 1 trillion dollars for state and local governments 200 billion dollars for hazard pay for essential workers 75 billion dollars for coronavirus testing and tracing an extension of unemployment benefits as well as another round of cash payments to individuals Forget about this 3 trillion left wing wish list that even House Democrats are criticizing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a Kentucky Republican said on Twitter earlier Friday Republicans are focused on practical solutions like legal liability protections for medical workers and the schools universities and businesses that will be trying to re open McConnell said XINHUA
    1st LD: U.S. House passes 3-tln-USD coronavirus relief package amid Republican opposition
    Foreign3 years ago

    1st LD: U.S. House passes 3-tln-USD coronavirus relief package amid Republican opposition

    WASHINGTON, May 15 (Xinhua) - U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a 3-trillion-U.S.-dollar coronavirus relief package, which was proposed by Democrats but not likely to gain approval from Republican-held Senate.

    The Democrat-led House passed the bill by vote of 208-199, shortly after the chamber agreed on a historic rules change to allow remote voting by proxy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The massive aid package includes nearly 1 trillion dollars for state and local governments, 200 billion dollars for hazard pay for essential workers, 75 billion dollars for coronavirus testing and tracing, an extension of unemployment benefits as well as another round of cash payments to individuals.

    "Forget about this 3 trillion left-wing wish list that even House Democrats are criticizing," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, said on Twitter earlier Friday.

    "Republicans are focused on practical solutions like legal liability protections for medical workers and the schools, universities, and businesses that will be trying to re-open," McConnell said.


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  •  The Speaker of the House of Representatives Mr Femi Gbajabiamila has reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to addressing various challenges facing Internally Displaced Persons IDPs in the country Gbajabiamila said this in a statement issued by Mr Lanre Lasisi Special Adviser on Media and Publicity on Friday in Abuja The speaker made the commitment during his outreach programme at the Durumi IDP Camp where he donated food and sanitary items to the Durumi and Kuchigoro IDP camps Represented by Hamzat Baba Special Assistant on IDPs the speaker urged the displaced persons not to despair and assured them that they had not been forgotten and would not be left behind He said efforts would be made to ensure that every Nigerian that had suffered the misfortune of being forced to flee their homes would be encouraged to return to productive livelihood Gbajabiamila donated over three hundred bags of rice cartons of vegetable oil cartons of noodles packs of hand sanitisers and bags of face masks among other items We are here to extend our arms of fellowship to our brothers and sisters who in flight from conflict and deprivation have come to find a measure of peace in the protection of this camp We have come bearing gifts which we hope will in some small way help to improve the circumstances of life for all those who are resident in this camp More than that we have come bearing assurances that you have not been forgotten and you will not be left behind he said The speaker also made a commitment of his time in office to ensure a return to productive livelihood for all citizens of Nigeria who suffered the misfortune of being forced to choose between dying at home and running away to survive Allow us the honour of spending the day with you as brothers and sisters and may God bless and keep us all through the challenges of the present times the speaker said Responding Mr Idris Halidu the Coordinator Spokesman of Abuja based IDPs commended the gesture of the speaker adding that Gbajabiamila was the first lawmaker to remember IDPs in Abuja since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic The speaker has been around for a long time and we know him he is not a bench warmer he has been very active and proactive He is the first to remember us since the outbreak of this pandemic As we thank him for this kind gesture we implore him to help to resuscitate the IDPs Bill It passed second reading in the Eighth National Assembly but could not go further We want to encourage him to assist in revisiting the bill the IDPs spokesman said Edited By Chioma Ugboma Felix Ajide NAN
    Gbajabiamila restates govt’s commitment to address IDPs challenges
     The Speaker of the House of Representatives Mr Femi Gbajabiamila has reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to addressing various challenges facing Internally Displaced Persons IDPs in the country Gbajabiamila said this in a statement issued by Mr Lanre Lasisi Special Adviser on Media and Publicity on Friday in Abuja The speaker made the commitment during his outreach programme at the Durumi IDP Camp where he donated food and sanitary items to the Durumi and Kuchigoro IDP camps Represented by Hamzat Baba Special Assistant on IDPs the speaker urged the displaced persons not to despair and assured them that they had not been forgotten and would not be left behind He said efforts would be made to ensure that every Nigerian that had suffered the misfortune of being forced to flee their homes would be encouraged to return to productive livelihood Gbajabiamila donated over three hundred bags of rice cartons of vegetable oil cartons of noodles packs of hand sanitisers and bags of face masks among other items We are here to extend our arms of fellowship to our brothers and sisters who in flight from conflict and deprivation have come to find a measure of peace in the protection of this camp We have come bearing gifts which we hope will in some small way help to improve the circumstances of life for all those who are resident in this camp More than that we have come bearing assurances that you have not been forgotten and you will not be left behind he said The speaker also made a commitment of his time in office to ensure a return to productive livelihood for all citizens of Nigeria who suffered the misfortune of being forced to choose between dying at home and running away to survive Allow us the honour of spending the day with you as brothers and sisters and may God bless and keep us all through the challenges of the present times the speaker said Responding Mr Idris Halidu the Coordinator Spokesman of Abuja based IDPs commended the gesture of the speaker adding that Gbajabiamila was the first lawmaker to remember IDPs in Abuja since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic The speaker has been around for a long time and we know him he is not a bench warmer he has been very active and proactive He is the first to remember us since the outbreak of this pandemic As we thank him for this kind gesture we implore him to help to resuscitate the IDPs Bill It passed second reading in the Eighth National Assembly but could not go further We want to encourage him to assist in revisiting the bill the IDPs spokesman said Edited By Chioma Ugboma Felix Ajide NAN
    Gbajabiamila restates govt’s commitment to address IDPs challenges
    Politics3 years ago

    Gbajabiamila restates govt’s commitment to address IDPs challenges

    The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila has reiterated the commitment of  the Federal Government to addressing various challenges facing Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country.

    Gbajabiamila said this in a statement issued by Mr Lanre Lasisi, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, on Friday in Abuja.

    The speaker made the commitment during his outreach programme at the Durumi IDP Camp, where he donated food and sanitary items to the Durumi and Kuchigoro IDP camps.

    Represented by Hamzat Baba, Special Assistant on IDPs,  the speaker urged the displaced persons not to despair and assured them that they had not been forgotten and would not be left behind.

    He said efforts would be made to ensure that every Nigerian that had suffered the misfortune of being forced to flee their homes would be encouraged to return to productive livelihood.

    Gbajabiamila  donated over three hundred bags of rice, cartons of vegetable oil, cartons of noodles, packs of hand  sanitisers and bags of face masks among other items.

    “We are here to extend our arms of fellowship to our brothers and sisters who, in flight from conflict and deprivation, have come to find a measure of peace in the protection of this camp.

    “We have come bearing gifts which we hope will in some small way, help to improve the circumstances of life for all those who are resident in this camp.

    “More than that, we have come bearing assurances that you have not been forgotten and you will not be left behind,” he said.

    The speaker also  made a commitment of his time in office, to ensure a return to productive livelihood for all citizens of Nigeria who suffered the misfortune of being forced to choose between dying at home and running away to survive.

    “Allow us the honour of spending the day with you as brothers and sisters, and may God bless and keep us all through the challenges of the present times,” the speaker said.

    Responding, Mr Idris Halidu, the Coordinator/Spokesman of Abuja-based IDPs, commended the gesture of the speaker, adding that Gbajabiamila was the first lawmaker to remember IDPs in Abuja since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.

    “The speaker has been around for a long time and we know him, he is not a bench warmer; he has been very active and proactive.

    “He is the first to remember us since the outbreak of this pandemic.

    “As we thank him for this kind gesture, we implore him to help to resuscitate the IDPs Bill.

    “It passed second reading in the Eighth National Assembly but could not go further. We want to encourage him to assist in revisiting the bill,” the IDPs spokesman said. 


    Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Felix Ajide (NAN)

     

     

  •  Gov Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday commiserated with his counterparts in Oyo and Sokoto States on the death of two serving commissioners in their respective states Okowa in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Mr Olisa Ifeajika in Asaba sympathised with the families the governments and people of both states on the passing of the two serving commissioners He noted that the late commissioners Kehinde Ayoola aged 55 was in charge of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources in Oyo State and Surajo Gatawa aged 62 held sway at the Ministry of Lands and Housing in Sokoto He said that the deceased commissioners had rich history of service to their states and the nation adding that they would be remembered for their good deeds while alive According to Okowa the commissioners demise came at a time when their services were most needed in their respective states The late Kehinde Ayoola was a Speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly in the Fourth Republic and served the people well before emerging as Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources in the state He served his state and country diligently and will be remembered for his highly cerebral versatile and patriotic disposition His death remains a colossal loss to family friends and the good people of Oyo State he said For Gatawa Okowa described him as an outstanding grassroots politician and said that he would be sorely missed by his people whom he served sincerely over the years As an astute grassroots politician who grew from the ranks to attain political heights in the state and country Surajo was indeed a man of the people and worked so hard to better their lots He served diligently as a Councilor in Sabon Birni Local Government Area between 1988 and 1989 and Chairman of the local government area from 1991 to 1993 Due to his sterling performance in office he was elected member of the House of Representatives representing Isa Sabon Birni constituency from 1999 to 2007 On behalf of my family the government and people of Delta I commiserate with my brother Governors Mr Seyi Makinde and Rt Hon Aminu Tambuwal on the unfortunate and shocking passing of two serving commissioners in their various states Their deaths will remain colossal losses not just to their families state and country but to all those whose lives they have affected in several positive ways It is my prayer and that of the people of Delta that afflictions like this shall not arise again he stated adding that God would give the governors and families of the deceased the courage to bear the losses Edited By Abiemwense Moru Wale Ojetimi NAN
    Okowa condoles with Makinde, Tambuwal over death of commissioners
     Gov Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday commiserated with his counterparts in Oyo and Sokoto States on the death of two serving commissioners in their respective states Okowa in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Mr Olisa Ifeajika in Asaba sympathised with the families the governments and people of both states on the passing of the two serving commissioners He noted that the late commissioners Kehinde Ayoola aged 55 was in charge of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources in Oyo State and Surajo Gatawa aged 62 held sway at the Ministry of Lands and Housing in Sokoto He said that the deceased commissioners had rich history of service to their states and the nation adding that they would be remembered for their good deeds while alive According to Okowa the commissioners demise came at a time when their services were most needed in their respective states The late Kehinde Ayoola was a Speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly in the Fourth Republic and served the people well before emerging as Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources in the state He served his state and country diligently and will be remembered for his highly cerebral versatile and patriotic disposition His death remains a colossal loss to family friends and the good people of Oyo State he said For Gatawa Okowa described him as an outstanding grassroots politician and said that he would be sorely missed by his people whom he served sincerely over the years As an astute grassroots politician who grew from the ranks to attain political heights in the state and country Surajo was indeed a man of the people and worked so hard to better their lots He served diligently as a Councilor in Sabon Birni Local Government Area between 1988 and 1989 and Chairman of the local government area from 1991 to 1993 Due to his sterling performance in office he was elected member of the House of Representatives representing Isa Sabon Birni constituency from 1999 to 2007 On behalf of my family the government and people of Delta I commiserate with my brother Governors Mr Seyi Makinde and Rt Hon Aminu Tambuwal on the unfortunate and shocking passing of two serving commissioners in their various states Their deaths will remain colossal losses not just to their families state and country but to all those whose lives they have affected in several positive ways It is my prayer and that of the people of Delta that afflictions like this shall not arise again he stated adding that God would give the governors and families of the deceased the courage to bear the losses Edited By Abiemwense Moru Wale Ojetimi NAN
    Okowa condoles with Makinde, Tambuwal over death of commissioners
    General news3 years ago

    Okowa condoles with Makinde, Tambuwal over death of commissioners

    Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday commiserated with his counterparts in Oyo and Sokoto States on the death of two serving commissioners in their respective states.

    Okowa, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, sympathised with the families, the governments and people of both states on the passing of the two serving commissioners.

    He noted that the late commissioners Kehinde Ayoola, aged 55, was in charge of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources in Oyo State and Surajo Gatawa, aged 62, held sway at the Ministry of Lands and Housing in Sokoto.

    He said that the deceased commissioners had rich history of service to their states and the nation, adding that they would be remembered for their good deeds while alive.

    According to Okowa, the commissioners’ demise came at a time when their services were most needed in their respective states.

    “The late Kehinde Ayoola was a Speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly in the Fourth Republic and served the people well before emerging as Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources in the state.

    “He served his state and country diligently and will be remembered for his highly cerebral, versatile and patriotic disposition. His death remains a colossal loss to family, friends and the good people of Oyo State,” he said.

    For Gatawa, Okowa described him as “an outstanding grassroots politician’’ and said that he would be sorely missed by his people whom he served sincerely over the years.

    “As an astute grassroots politician who grew from the ranks to attain political heights in the state and country, Surajo was indeed a man of the people and worked so hard to better their lots.

    “He served diligently as a Councilor in Sabon Birni Local Government Area between 1988 and 1989 and Chairman of the local government area from 1991 to 1993.

    “Due to his sterling performance in office, he was elected member of the House of Representatives, representing Isa/Sabon Birni constituency, from 1999 to 2007.

    “On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta, I commiserate with my brother Governors, Mr Seyi Makinde and Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, on the unfortunate and shocking passing of two serving commissioners in their various states.

    “Their deaths will remain colossal losses not just to their families, state and country, but to all those whose lives they have affected in several positive ways.

    “It is my prayer and that of the people of Delta that afflictions like this shall not arise again,” he stated, adding that God would give the governors and families of the deceased the courage to bear the losses..


    Edited By: Abiemwense Moru/Wale Ojetimi (NAN)

     

  •  Global coronavirus deaths passed 300 000 on Thursday as infections approached 4 5 million according to a Reuters tally with the U S responsible for more than a quarter of all fatalities The UK and Italy accounted for another 10 11 per cent each while France and Spain accounted for 9 per cent each The number of deaths linked to COVID 19 in just four months is now equal to about three quarters of the number of people who die annually from malaria one of the world s most deadly infectious diseases And while the current trajectory falls far short of the 1918 Spanish flu which infected an estimated 500 million people and killed at least 10 of patients public health experts worry the available data is underplaying the true impact of the pandemic The first COVID 19 death was reported on Jan 10 in Wuhan China It took 91 days for the death toll to pass 100 000 but just a further 16 days to reach 200 000 according to the Reuters tally of official reports from governments It took 19 days to go from 200 000 to 300 000 deaths The grim milestone of 300 000 deaths was reached as a U S government whistleblower said the United States could face the darkest winter of recent times if it does not improve its response to the pandemic Our window of opportunity is closing Rick Bright the former director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority testified to a U S House of Representatives panel If we fail to improve our response now based on science I fear the pandemic will get worse and be prolonged Bright who said he was removed from the post for raising concerns about preparedness told the panel He has been re assigned to another government job The U S has reported more than 85 000 deaths from the new coronavirus The UK and Italy have reported more than 30 000 fatalities each and France and Spain have reported more than 27 000 each Brazil claims the sixth highest death toll with a much lower 13 149 fatalities but its casualty rate is climbing quickly It has reported an average of almost 700 new cases each day over the past week The death tolls across Asia and the Middle East have been significantly lower in spite of heavily populated nations and often lower standards of health care raising concerns among health experts that the true numbers are far higher Edited By Emmanuel Okara Ephraims Sheyin NAN
    Global coronavirus death toll exceeds 300,000 – Reuters tally
     Global coronavirus deaths passed 300 000 on Thursday as infections approached 4 5 million according to a Reuters tally with the U S responsible for more than a quarter of all fatalities The UK and Italy accounted for another 10 11 per cent each while France and Spain accounted for 9 per cent each The number of deaths linked to COVID 19 in just four months is now equal to about three quarters of the number of people who die annually from malaria one of the world s most deadly infectious diseases And while the current trajectory falls far short of the 1918 Spanish flu which infected an estimated 500 million people and killed at least 10 of patients public health experts worry the available data is underplaying the true impact of the pandemic The first COVID 19 death was reported on Jan 10 in Wuhan China It took 91 days for the death toll to pass 100 000 but just a further 16 days to reach 200 000 according to the Reuters tally of official reports from governments It took 19 days to go from 200 000 to 300 000 deaths The grim milestone of 300 000 deaths was reached as a U S government whistleblower said the United States could face the darkest winter of recent times if it does not improve its response to the pandemic Our window of opportunity is closing Rick Bright the former director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority testified to a U S House of Representatives panel If we fail to improve our response now based on science I fear the pandemic will get worse and be prolonged Bright who said he was removed from the post for raising concerns about preparedness told the panel He has been re assigned to another government job The U S has reported more than 85 000 deaths from the new coronavirus The UK and Italy have reported more than 30 000 fatalities each and France and Spain have reported more than 27 000 each Brazil claims the sixth highest death toll with a much lower 13 149 fatalities but its casualty rate is climbing quickly It has reported an average of almost 700 new cases each day over the past week The death tolls across Asia and the Middle East have been significantly lower in spite of heavily populated nations and often lower standards of health care raising concerns among health experts that the true numbers are far higher Edited By Emmanuel Okara Ephraims Sheyin NAN
    Global coronavirus death toll exceeds 300,000 – Reuters tally
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    Global coronavirus death toll exceeds 300,000 – Reuters tally

    Global coronavirus deaths passed 300,000 on Thursday as infections approached 4.5 million, according to a Reuters tally, with the U.S. responsible for more than a quarter of all fatalities.

    The UK and Italy accounted for another 10-11 per cent each, while France and Spain accounted for 9 per cent each.

    The number of deaths linked to COVID-19 in just four months is now equal to about three-quarters of the number of people who die annually from malaria, one of the world’s most deadly infectious diseases.

    And while the current trajectory falls far short of the 1918 Spanish flu, which infected an estimated 500 million people and killed at least 10% of patients, public health experts worry the available data is underplaying the true impact of the pandemic.

    The first COVID-19 death was reported on Jan. 10 in Wuhan, China. It took 91 days for the death toll to pass 100,000 but just a further 16 days to reach 200,000, according to the Reuters tally of official reports from governments. It took 19 days to go from 200,000 to 300,000 deaths.

    The grim milestone of 300,000 deaths was reached as a U.S. government whistleblower said the United States could face “the darkest winter” of recent times if it does not improve its response to the pandemic.

    “Our window of opportunity is closing,” Rick Bright, the former director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, testified to a U.S. House of Representatives panel.

    “If we fail to improve our response now, based on science, I fear the pandemic will get worse and be prolonged,” Bright, who said he was removed from the post for raising concerns about preparedness, told the panel.

    He has been re-assigned to another government job.

    The U.S. has reported more than 85,000 deaths from the new coronavirus. The UK and Italy have reported more than 30,000 fatalities each and France and Spain have reported more than 27,000 each.

    Brazil claims the sixth highest death toll with a much lower 13,149 fatalities, but its casualty rate is climbing quickly. It has reported an average of almost 700 new cases each day over the past week.

    The death tolls across Asia and the Middle East have been significantly lower in spite of heavily populated nations and often lower standards of health care, raising concerns among health experts that the true numbers are far higher.


    Edited By: Emmanuel Okara/Ephraims Sheyin (NAN)

  •  In the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic Australian politician Anika Wells found out that she was expecting twins meaning as well as serving in federal parliament she will soon have three children under the age of four to raise alongside her husband Since 2019 Wells has served in Australia s House of Representatives the same chamber as the prime minister representing her electorate of Lilley in the state of Queensland Like millions of other Australians with the onset of COVID 19 Wells life took on a radically different structure balancing online meetings with caring for her young daughter and planning her pregnancy and spending much less time in the office and more in the domestic sphere Seeing families like her own spend the twilight hours together rather than commuting from work Wells got thinking that maybe it was the right time to assess how Australians approach work and home life and use COVID 19 as an opportunity for change What COVID 19 has done is force everyone except essential frontline workers to work from home for a couple of months which has demonstrated hopefully to many employers out there that their workers are perfectly capable of being happy and productive from home and that more flexible arrangements are possible she told Xinhua Australians have the right under current legislation to request more flexible working arrangements however most are knocked back by employers citing operational reasons according to Wells All these things are legally possible but when it actually comes to it it s the decision of your manager and people kind of live and die by whether or not their manager is amenable Wells explained We have that loose structure in place but we need to change the culture around this Not all jobs can be done remotely and not all those who can would choose to work from home possibly taking the daily commute as the price for social engagement collaboration and a work conducive setting But Wells said that there are many like herself who would greatly benefit from having the option to tailor their work hours more to their family and lifestyle Our system is designed around the industrial age notion that you need to turn up to a communal workspace between nine and five in order to be a productive worker and also that you have someone at home having dinner ready for you when you commute back Wells said The difficulty at the moment for working parents is that even if they do make the decision that they want to work part time they want more time with their young children they don t have the ability to secure that she said And that s where our industrial relations system should be and that s where culturally I think lawmakers should be doing more Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison recently said that he considers industrial relations reform as a key priority coming out of COVID 19 and Wells intends to put forward the reforms she believes workers want He might be prioritizing company tax cuts and changes to the award system but if you ask workers what reform they need to make their lives easier and to be more happy and productive I think what many working parents around the country will say is they need more flexibility Wells said XINHUA
    Interview: Aussie lawmaker views COVID-19 as chance to rethink way of working
     In the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic Australian politician Anika Wells found out that she was expecting twins meaning as well as serving in federal parliament she will soon have three children under the age of four to raise alongside her husband Since 2019 Wells has served in Australia s House of Representatives the same chamber as the prime minister representing her electorate of Lilley in the state of Queensland Like millions of other Australians with the onset of COVID 19 Wells life took on a radically different structure balancing online meetings with caring for her young daughter and planning her pregnancy and spending much less time in the office and more in the domestic sphere Seeing families like her own spend the twilight hours together rather than commuting from work Wells got thinking that maybe it was the right time to assess how Australians approach work and home life and use COVID 19 as an opportunity for change What COVID 19 has done is force everyone except essential frontline workers to work from home for a couple of months which has demonstrated hopefully to many employers out there that their workers are perfectly capable of being happy and productive from home and that more flexible arrangements are possible she told Xinhua Australians have the right under current legislation to request more flexible working arrangements however most are knocked back by employers citing operational reasons according to Wells All these things are legally possible but when it actually comes to it it s the decision of your manager and people kind of live and die by whether or not their manager is amenable Wells explained We have that loose structure in place but we need to change the culture around this Not all jobs can be done remotely and not all those who can would choose to work from home possibly taking the daily commute as the price for social engagement collaboration and a work conducive setting But Wells said that there are many like herself who would greatly benefit from having the option to tailor their work hours more to their family and lifestyle Our system is designed around the industrial age notion that you need to turn up to a communal workspace between nine and five in order to be a productive worker and also that you have someone at home having dinner ready for you when you commute back Wells said The difficulty at the moment for working parents is that even if they do make the decision that they want to work part time they want more time with their young children they don t have the ability to secure that she said And that s where our industrial relations system should be and that s where culturally I think lawmakers should be doing more Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison recently said that he considers industrial relations reform as a key priority coming out of COVID 19 and Wells intends to put forward the reforms she believes workers want He might be prioritizing company tax cuts and changes to the award system but if you ask workers what reform they need to make their lives easier and to be more happy and productive I think what many working parents around the country will say is they need more flexibility Wells said XINHUA
    Interview: Aussie lawmaker views COVID-19 as chance to rethink way of working
    Foreign3 years ago

    Interview: Aussie lawmaker views COVID-19 as chance to rethink way of working

    In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Australian politician Anika Wells found out that she was expecting twins, meaning as well as serving in federal parliament she will soon have three children under the age of four to raise alongside her husband.

    Since 2019, Wells has served in Australia's House of Representatives, the same chamber as the prime minister, representing her electorate of Lilley in the state of Queensland.

    Like millions of other Australians, with the onset of COVID-19, Wells' life took on a radically different structure, balancing online meetings with caring for her young daughter and planning her pregnancy, and spending much less time in the office and more in the domestic sphere.

    Seeing families like her own spend the twilight hours together, rather than commuting from work, Wells got thinking that maybe it was the right time to assess how Australians approach work and home-life, and use COVID-19 as an opportunity for change.

    "What COVID-19 has done is force everyone except essential frontline workers to work from home for a couple of months which has demonstrated hopefully to many employers out there, that their workers are perfectly capable of being happy and productive from home and that more flexible arrangements are possible," she told Xinhua.

    Australians have the right under current legislation to request more flexible working arrangements, however most are knocked back by employers citing operational reasons, according to Wells.

    "All these things are legally possible but when it actually comes to it, it's the decision of your manager, and people kind of live and die by whether or not their manager is amenable," Wells explained.

    "We have that loose structure in place but we need to change the culture around this."

    Not all jobs can be done remotely and not all those who can would choose to work from home, possibly taking the daily commute as the price for social engagement, collaboration and a work-conducive setting.

    But Wells said that there are many like herself who would greatly benefit from having the option to tailor their work hours more to their family and lifestyle.

    "Our system is designed around the industrial age notion that you need to turn up to a communal workspace between nine and five in order to be a productive worker, and also that you have someone at home having dinner ready for you when you commute back," Wells said.

    "The difficulty at the moment for working parents is that even if they do make the decision that they want to work part time, they want more time with their young children, they don't have the ability to secure that," she said.

    "And that's where our industrial relations system should be, and that's where culturally I think lawmakers should be doing more."

    Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison recently said that he considers industrial relations reform as a key priority coming out of COVID-19, and Wells intends to put forward the reforms she believes workers want.

    "He might be prioritizing company tax cuts and changes to the award system, but if you ask workers what reform they need to make their lives easier and to be more happy and productive, I think what many working parents around the country will say is they need more flexibility," Wells said.


    (XINHUA)

  •  The Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila has condoled with President Muhammadu Buhari and the members of his extended family over the death of his nephew Alhaji Mutari Dauda In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Mr Lanre Lasisi Gbajabiamila also extended his condolences to the entire people of Daura Emirate over the loss Gbajabimila prayed for the repose of the late Alhaji Mutari Dauda who was the younger brother to Mamman Daura He also prayed God to give the President members of his extended family and the Daura Emirate the fortitude to bear the loss Edited By Sadiya Hamza NAN
    Gbajabiamila condoles with President Buhari over nephew’s death
     The Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila has condoled with President Muhammadu Buhari and the members of his extended family over the death of his nephew Alhaji Mutari Dauda In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Mr Lanre Lasisi Gbajabiamila also extended his condolences to the entire people of Daura Emirate over the loss Gbajabimila prayed for the repose of the late Alhaji Mutari Dauda who was the younger brother to Mamman Daura He also prayed God to give the President members of his extended family and the Daura Emirate the fortitude to bear the loss Edited By Sadiya Hamza NAN
    Gbajabiamila condoles with President Buhari over nephew’s death
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    Gbajabiamila condoles with President Buhari over nephew’s death

    The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has condoled with President Muhammadu Buhari and the members of his extended family over the death of his nephew, Alhaji Mutari Dauda.

    In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Lanre Lasisi, Gbajabiamila also extended his condolences to the entire people of Daura Emirate over the loss.

    Gbajabimila prayed for the repose of the late Alhaji Mutari Dauda, who was the younger brother to Mamman Daura.

    He also prayed God to give the President, members of his extended family and the Daura Emirate the fortitude to bear the loss.


    Edited By: Sadiya Hamza (NAN)

  •  Ifedapo Community Development Association CDA Surulere Lagos will begin fumigation of the area on Sunday May 10 starting from Tejuosho market and parts of Ojuelegba to prevent the spread of COVID 19 The Chairman of the association Mr Babatunde Sodipe made this known on Saturday during a media briefing to thank stakeholders for COVID 19 palliatives received in the area He explained that the community which comprised residential areas and markets needed to be fumigated sustained and staggered through various market approved days We will begin fumigation of the streets under this CDA tomorrow Sunday and we will continue this initiative because COVID 19 is a deadly virus he said Sodipe said that a special COVID 19 task force set up by the CDA was carrying out house to house sensitisation to let the residents know that the virus was real and deadly He added that market sensitisation as well as enforcement of provision of hand washing devices were made available in shops in the various plazas and shops in the market He said that the CDA would begin immediate evacuation of drainage channels to avert flooding ahead of the rainy season and solicited youth s empowerment in the community He pledged the resolve of the new leadership to ensure security and development while calling for more government support in the area We will put in our best to ensure we make you proud You have chosen us as your representatives and we pledge to do our best in accomplishing the tasks ahead of us We use this medium to humbly call on the government and all involved in community existence to please do the best they can to ensure that our local communities thrive There are several areas within our communities that need urgent government and private sector intervention and the area of youth development and rural infrastructure cannot be left out More can still be done to alleviate the troubles of the masses at the grassroots and we look up to you all for equitable fair and accountable leadership strides We believe in the government of the day and trust in their leadership capacities to move us all in the right direction as we progress Sodipe said He pledged the commitment of his team to the State Local and Federal Governments as well as other community stakeholders He thanked all tiers of government House of Representatives Speaker Mr Femi Gbajabiamila elders of the community past and current councillors for their contributions toward giving palliatives to community We do not want the gestures to go unappreciated Sodipe said Mr Patrick Apan an Ex officio of the CDA also appealed for more emphasis on youths empowerment to tackle problem of non development in the area Mr Adedamola Osho an elderly citizen in the area commended the new leadership for their efforts and appealed that the palliatives meant for the area should be increased because of its huge population Edited By Ifeyinwa Okonkwo Adeleye Ajayi NAN
    COVID-19: CDA moves to fumigate streets, clear drainage channels
     Ifedapo Community Development Association CDA Surulere Lagos will begin fumigation of the area on Sunday May 10 starting from Tejuosho market and parts of Ojuelegba to prevent the spread of COVID 19 The Chairman of the association Mr Babatunde Sodipe made this known on Saturday during a media briefing to thank stakeholders for COVID 19 palliatives received in the area He explained that the community which comprised residential areas and markets needed to be fumigated sustained and staggered through various market approved days We will begin fumigation of the streets under this CDA tomorrow Sunday and we will continue this initiative because COVID 19 is a deadly virus he said Sodipe said that a special COVID 19 task force set up by the CDA was carrying out house to house sensitisation to let the residents know that the virus was real and deadly He added that market sensitisation as well as enforcement of provision of hand washing devices were made available in shops in the various plazas and shops in the market He said that the CDA would begin immediate evacuation of drainage channels to avert flooding ahead of the rainy season and solicited youth s empowerment in the community He pledged the resolve of the new leadership to ensure security and development while calling for more government support in the area We will put in our best to ensure we make you proud You have chosen us as your representatives and we pledge to do our best in accomplishing the tasks ahead of us We use this medium to humbly call on the government and all involved in community existence to please do the best they can to ensure that our local communities thrive There are several areas within our communities that need urgent government and private sector intervention and the area of youth development and rural infrastructure cannot be left out More can still be done to alleviate the troubles of the masses at the grassroots and we look up to you all for equitable fair and accountable leadership strides We believe in the government of the day and trust in their leadership capacities to move us all in the right direction as we progress Sodipe said He pledged the commitment of his team to the State Local and Federal Governments as well as other community stakeholders He thanked all tiers of government House of Representatives Speaker Mr Femi Gbajabiamila elders of the community past and current councillors for their contributions toward giving palliatives to community We do not want the gestures to go unappreciated Sodipe said Mr Patrick Apan an Ex officio of the CDA also appealed for more emphasis on youths empowerment to tackle problem of non development in the area Mr Adedamola Osho an elderly citizen in the area commended the new leadership for their efforts and appealed that the palliatives meant for the area should be increased because of its huge population Edited By Ifeyinwa Okonkwo Adeleye Ajayi NAN
    COVID-19: CDA moves to fumigate streets, clear drainage channels
    General news3 years ago

    COVID-19: CDA moves to fumigate streets, clear drainage channels

    Ifedapo Community Development Association (CDA), Surulere, Lagos, will begin fumigation of the area on Sunday, May 10, starting from Tejuosho market and parts of Ojuelegba to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

    The Chairman of the association, Mr Babatunde Sodipe, made this known on Saturday during a media briefing to thank stakeholders for COVID-19 palliatives received in the area.

    He explained that the community which comprised residential areas and markets, needed to be fumigated, sustained and staggered through various market-approved days.

    “We will begin fumigation of the streets under this CDA tomorrow Sunday and we will continue this initiative because COVID-19 is a deadly virus,” he said.

    Sodipe said that a special COVID-19 task force set up by the CDA was carrying out house-to-house sensitisation to let the residents know that the virus was real and deadly.

    He added that market sensitisation as well as enforcement of provision of hand washing devices were made available in shops in the various plazas and shops in the market.

    He said that the CDA would begin immediate evacuation of drainage channels to avert flooding ahead of the rainy season and solicited youth’s empowerment in the community.

    He pledged the resolve of the new leadership to ensure security and development while calling for more government support in the area.

    “We will put in our best to ensure we make you proud. You have chosen us as your representatives and we pledge to do our best in accomplishing the tasks ahead of us.

    “We use this medium to humbly call on the government and all involved in community existence to please do the best they can to ensure that our local communities thrive.

    “There are several areas within our communities that need urgent government and private sector intervention and the area of youth development and rural infrastructure cannot be left out.

    “More can still be done to alleviate the troubles of the masses at the grassroots and we look up to you all for equitable, fair and accountable leadership strides.

    “We believe in the government of the day and trust in their leadership capacities to move us all in the right direction as we progress,” Sodipe said.

    He pledged the commitment of his team to the State, Local and Federal Governments as well as other community stakeholders.

    He thanked all tiers of government, House of Representatives Speaker, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, elders of the community, past and current councillors for their contributions toward giving palliatives to community.

    “We do not want the gestures to go unappreciated,” Sodipe said.

    Mr Patrick Apan an Ex-officio of the CDA, also appealed for more emphasis on youths’ empowerment to tackle problem of non-development in the area.

    Mr Adedamola Osho an elderly citizen in the area commended the new leadership for their efforts and appealed that the palliatives meant for the area should be increased because of its huge population.



    Edited By: Ifeyinwa Okonkwo/Adeleye Ajayi (NAN)

     

     

  •  Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara has distributed foodstuffs to the poor and vulnerable members of his constituency by proxy The Chairman of the distribution committee Alhaji Aminu Tukur said in Bauchi that the foodstuffs would help to cushion the effects of the partial lockdown and Ramadan among the indigent people of Bogoro Dass and Tafawa Balewa Federal Constituency Tukur said the target beneficiaries included the poor the physically challenged and widows in the constituency He assured that the items would be distributed to protect the integrity of the former speaker and member of the committee The food items distributed include 3 200 10 kilogramme bags of rice 3 200 10 kilogramme bags of maize flour 100 bags of sugar and 600 cartons of spaghetti Tukur a former lawmaker in the state House of Assembly explained that a sharing formula had been approved by the former speaker The items to be shared to the three local governments of Tafawa Balewa Dass and Bogoro According to him the Muslim community will get 60 per cent of the foodstuffs while the Christian community will receive 40 per cent He however stressed that the sugar would be given to only the Muslim community because of Ramadan 50 30 and 15 per cent was allotted for the Muslim community in Tafawa Balewa Dass and Bogoro local governments respectively While 5 per cent would be given to the Ulamas Islamic clerics For the Christian community 50 30 and 20 per cent would benefit in Bogoro Tafawa Balewa and Dass respectively he said Tukur advised all citizens to adhere to the safety measures put in place by the government and to observe band washing and social distancing among other safety protocols Responding on behalf of the constituents Dr Yakubu Yahaya Bogoro expressed appreciation to Dogara for remembering his people at such a difficult period He said the gesture would ameliorate the suffering of the people Edith by Edith Bolokor Emmanuel Yashim
    COVID-19: Ex-speaker, Dogara donates food items to constituents.
     Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara has distributed foodstuffs to the poor and vulnerable members of his constituency by proxy The Chairman of the distribution committee Alhaji Aminu Tukur said in Bauchi that the foodstuffs would help to cushion the effects of the partial lockdown and Ramadan among the indigent people of Bogoro Dass and Tafawa Balewa Federal Constituency Tukur said the target beneficiaries included the poor the physically challenged and widows in the constituency He assured that the items would be distributed to protect the integrity of the former speaker and member of the committee The food items distributed include 3 200 10 kilogramme bags of rice 3 200 10 kilogramme bags of maize flour 100 bags of sugar and 600 cartons of spaghetti Tukur a former lawmaker in the state House of Assembly explained that a sharing formula had been approved by the former speaker The items to be shared to the three local governments of Tafawa Balewa Dass and Bogoro According to him the Muslim community will get 60 per cent of the foodstuffs while the Christian community will receive 40 per cent He however stressed that the sugar would be given to only the Muslim community because of Ramadan 50 30 and 15 per cent was allotted for the Muslim community in Tafawa Balewa Dass and Bogoro local governments respectively While 5 per cent would be given to the Ulamas Islamic clerics For the Christian community 50 30 and 20 per cent would benefit in Bogoro Tafawa Balewa and Dass respectively he said Tukur advised all citizens to adhere to the safety measures put in place by the government and to observe band washing and social distancing among other safety protocols Responding on behalf of the constituents Dr Yakubu Yahaya Bogoro expressed appreciation to Dogara for remembering his people at such a difficult period He said the gesture would ameliorate the suffering of the people Edith by Edith Bolokor Emmanuel Yashim
    COVID-19: Ex-speaker, Dogara donates food items to constituents.
    General news3 years ago

    COVID-19: Ex-speaker, Dogara donates food items to constituents.

    Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has  distributed foodstuffs to the poor and vulnerable members of his constituency by proxy.

    The Chairman of the distribution committee, Alhaji Aminu Tukur said in Bauchi that the foodstuffs would  help to cushion the effects of the partial lockdown and Ramadan among the indigent people of Bogoro, Dass, and Tafawa Balewa Federal Constituency.

    Tukur said the target beneficiaries included the poor, the physically challenged, and widows in the constituency.

    He assured that the items would be distributed to protect the integrity of the former speaker and member of the committee,

    The food items distributed include 3,200 10-kilogramme bags of rice, 3,200 10-kilogramme bags of maize flour, 100 bags of sugar, and 600 cartons of spaghetti.

    Tukur, a former lawmaker in the state House of Assembly, explained that a sharing formula had been approved by the former speaker.

    “The items to be shared to the three local governments of Tafawa Balewa, Dass, and Bogoro.

    According to him, the Muslim community will get 60 per cent of the foodstuffs, while the Christian community will receive 40 per cent.

    He, however, stressed that  the sugar would be given to only the Muslim community because  of Ramadan.

    “50, 30, and 15 per cent was allotted for the Muslim community in Tafawa Balewa, Dass, and Bogoro local governments respectively.

    “While 5 per cent would be given to the Ulamas (Islamic clerics).

    “For the Christian community, 50, 30 and 20 per cent would benefit in Bogoro, Tafawa Balewa and Dass respectively,” he said.

    Tukur advised all citizens to adhere to the safety measures put in place by the government and to observe band washing and social distancing, among other safety protocols.

    Responding on behalf of the constituents,  Dr Yakubu Yahaya, (Bogoro), expressed appreciation to Dogara for remembering his people at such a difficult period.

    He said the gesture would ameliorate the suffering of the people.


    Edith  by Edith Bolokor/Emmanuel Yashim

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