President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, inaugurated a 55 kilometers Nguru – Gashua – Baymari road and handed it over to the Yobe government.
Buhari, represented by the Minister of Power, Mr Abubakar Aliyu, said the project was part of Federal government’s commitment to improving road transport infrastructure and economic growth by extension.
“As you can all see, we are handing over the 55 Kilometers road, which links Nguru-Gashua-Bayamari in Yobe to Jigawa and Borno.
“A very important road that connects agrarian and trading communities to ease movement of farm products.
“By linking these communities together, this road becomes a critical component of our national road network,” he said.
Buhari enjoined road users to drive in accordance with the law as stipulated in the Highway Code.
In his remarks, Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing, noted that the ministry had commenced the first of the second phase of project completion and handovers in the country.
Fashola was represented by Mr Celestine Shuwusu, the ministry’s Director, HighWays, Northeast.
He expressed gratitude to the Ministry of Finance, members of the National Assembly and Chairmen of the Senate and House Committees on Works in the eight and ninth assembly for their support.
He also commended his staff, contractors and affected communities for their hardwork and cooperation.
Also Speaking, Alhaji Bashir Alkali, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, said the focus was to link the major arterial roads to refineries, ports, tertiary institutions and high volume commercial centres.
Alkali represented by Mr Olusegun Akinmade added that the ministry had successfully completed several roads and maintained several bridges to ensure that road users had a rewarding road travel experience.
Speaking at the occasion, Gov Mai Mala Buni said the inauguration of the road was historic to the people of the state after several years of neglect by previous Federal government administrations.
“The importance of this road to the socioeconomic development of the state cannot be over emphasized.
“It is a link between Zone C Senatorial District and other parts of the state.
“It also serves as bridge connecting social and international trade between other parts of the state and the border communities of Niger Republic.
“Therefore, the road is a life wire to the means of livelihood to many families within and outside the state,” he said.
Buni added that For several years, business activities and economic growth of those depending on the road, had been slowed down by its deplorable state.
He also thanked the President Buhari’s administration for investing hugely in rebuilding peace in the northeast region and Yobe in particular.
Buni expressed gratitude to the Federal Executive Council for refunding the sum of N18 billion expended by Yobe government for the reconstruction of Federal roads in the state among others.
NYSC trains 1,438 Jigawa corps members on income-generating skills
NYSC trains 1,438 Jigawa corps members on income-generating skills
By Muhammad Nasir Bashir
Dutse, July 2,
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC) in Kano State confirmed the arrest of a couple, for allegedly maltering their 14-year-old househelp.The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSC Ibrahim Idris-Abdullahi, confirmed the arrest in a statement on Friday in Kano.He said the suspects Ahmed Abdulkarim and Safiyya Shamsuddeen who reside in Na’ibawa Yankatako Quarters in Kano, were arrested on June 28.He said the victim was seriously beaten, mentally abused and molested. “The victim, who is a minor, hails from Kazaure Local Government Area of Jigawa.”She was found roaming on the street. She had injuries and scars on her body,” he said. Idris-Abdullahi said during preliminary investigation the suspects confessed to the crimes.He added that the suspects would be charged to court upon completion of investigations.(
Kaduna State has emerged winner of the 2022 Northwest Science Quiz Competition organised by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Abdulrahman Umar-Muhammad from Kaduna State won the competition held on Wednesday in Kano with 45 points.Ibrahim Abubakar from Kebbi State came second with 40 points, while Rabiya Muhammad from Jigawa State scored 35 points to clinch the third position respectively.The quizz competition featured cores subjects of English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry.In a keynote address, Mr Garba Muhammad, NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, said that the competition was part of the corporation’s corporate social responsibility.Represented by Mr Ismaila Salihu, NNPC Manager, Administration, Budget, Planning and Monitoring, Muhammad said the competition was aimed at encouraging Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education among youths in the country.He said that it would assist in grooming a pool of highly trained youths who would be available to take up key positions in the company and in the Nigerian energy sector.Also speaking, Mr Haruna Muhammad, Director Science, Kano State Ministry of Education, commended NNPC for the huge investments to improve the education sector in the country.He assured that the state government would continue to collaborate with such donor organisations to improve science education in the state. (
The President of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), Prof. Benjamin Osisioma, has urged fellows of the association to maintain the core values and adhere to the ethics of the profession.
Osisioma gave the charge while inaugurating the elected executive members of Jigawa Chapter of the association, on Wednesday in Dutse.
Represented by Ibrahim Makut, Council Member and Chairman, Branches and Benevolence Committee, Osisioma also charged them to bear true allegiance to Nigeria.
He said all the positions contested in the election had their candidates returned unopposed, to run its affairs for the next four years in the state.
The new officers are: Hassan Hashim, as Chairman and Bashir Madaki, Vice Chairman with Adamu Haruna as Secretary General.
Others are Musa Musa, Assistant Secretary, Dauda Muhammad, Treasure, Mr Habib as Financial Secretary and Kabiru Alhaji, Public Relations Officer and Social Secretary, while Hassan Garba and Kamilu Aliyu as Ex-officio I and II.
In his remarks, Hashim, thanked the fellows for the confidence reposed on them and pledged to move the association forward.
While calling for support to promote its activities in the state, Hashim commended the national leadership of the association for peaceful conduct of the election.