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  •  Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau has advised Christians and indeed Nigerians to be united and love one another at all times The governor gave the advice at the opening of the Maden Reunion of the Alumni Association of the Theological College of Northern Nigeria AATCNN on Tuesday in Jos Lalong represented by his Deputy Prof Sonni Tyoden said that the lack of unity and love among Nigerians was tearing the nation apart According to him the insecurity and other challenges currently facing the nation could be overecomed if Nigerians would put their differences aside and be united The challenges we are passing through today are surmountable but only when we are united and love one another We must be united so that we can collectively return our nation to the path of growth and development We have all it takes to be better and greater and so in unison we can change our story for the better he said Lalong further advised Christians to participate in active politics insisting that power particularly state power was not given but taken through active participation Delivering a lecture Most Rev Henry Ndukuba the Primate of the Church of Anglican Communion called on goverment to tackle the spate of insecurity in the country Ndukuba who corroborated Lalong also called on Christians to be deeply involved in active politics but advised them to play the game according to the rules You must be involved in the act of governance and you can only do that when you are actively involved in politics It is good to pray but prayer alone can t change our situation You cannot even change things for the better from the outside So Christians must take the right place in the political space and change our current situation in the nation he said Prof Lazarus Tekdek President of the Association charged members to be the agent of transformation and solution providers to the upcoming students of the college and larger society He revealed that the association had supported over 600 pastors in their education cutting across 31 denominations and promised to sponsor 124 students of the college Tekdwk explained that the association would use the reunion to mobilise resources to complete some of the ongoing projects in the institution NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lalong preaches unity, love among Nigerians
     Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau has advised Christians and indeed Nigerians to be united and love one another at all times The governor gave the advice at the opening of the Maden Reunion of the Alumni Association of the Theological College of Northern Nigeria AATCNN on Tuesday in Jos Lalong represented by his Deputy Prof Sonni Tyoden said that the lack of unity and love among Nigerians was tearing the nation apart According to him the insecurity and other challenges currently facing the nation could be overecomed if Nigerians would put their differences aside and be united The challenges we are passing through today are surmountable but only when we are united and love one another We must be united so that we can collectively return our nation to the path of growth and development We have all it takes to be better and greater and so in unison we can change our story for the better he said Lalong further advised Christians to participate in active politics insisting that power particularly state power was not given but taken through active participation Delivering a lecture Most Rev Henry Ndukuba the Primate of the Church of Anglican Communion called on goverment to tackle the spate of insecurity in the country Ndukuba who corroborated Lalong also called on Christians to be deeply involved in active politics but advised them to play the game according to the rules You must be involved in the act of governance and you can only do that when you are actively involved in politics It is good to pray but prayer alone can t change our situation You cannot even change things for the better from the outside So Christians must take the right place in the political space and change our current situation in the nation he said Prof Lazarus Tekdek President of the Association charged members to be the agent of transformation and solution providers to the upcoming students of the college and larger society He revealed that the association had supported over 600 pastors in their education cutting across 31 denominations and promised to sponsor 124 students of the college Tekdwk explained that the association would use the reunion to mobilise resources to complete some of the ongoing projects in the institution NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lalong preaches unity, love among Nigerians
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    Lalong preaches unity, love among Nigerians

    Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has advised Christians and indeed Nigerians to be united and love one another at all times.

    The governor gave the advice at the opening of the Maden Reunion of the Alumni Association of the Theological College of Northern Nigeria (AATCNN) on Tuesday in Jos. Lalong, represented by his Deputy, Prof. Sonni Tyoden, said that the lack of unity and love among Nigerians was tearing the nation apart.

    According to him, the insecurity and other challenges currently facing the nation could be overecomed if Nigerians would put their differences aside and be united.

    ”The challenges we are passing through today are surmountable, but only when we are united and love one another.

    ”We must be united so that we can collectively return our nation to the path of growth and development.

    ”We have all it takes to be better and greater and so, in unison we can change our story for the better, ”he said.

    Lalong further advised Christians to participate in active politics, insisting that power, particularly state power, was not given but taken through active participation.

    Delivering a lecture, Most Rev. Henry Ndukuba,  the Primate of the Church of Anglican Communion, called on goverment to tackle the spate of insecurity in the country.

    Ndukuba,  who corroborated Lalong, also called on Christians to be deeply involved in active politics, but advised them to play the game according to the rules.

    ”You must be involved in the act of governance and you can only do that when you are actively involved in politics.

    ”It is good to pray, but prayer alone can’t change our situation.

    You cannot even change things for the better from the outside.

    ”So, Christians must take the right place in the political space and change our current situation in the nation,”he said.

    Prof. Lazarus Tekdek, President of the Association, charged members to be the agent of transformation and solution providers to the upcoming students of the college and larger society.

    He revealed that the association had supported over 600 pastors in their education, cutting across 31 denominations and promised to sponsor 124 students of the college.

    Tekdwk explained that the association would use the reunion to mobilise resources to complete some of the ongoing projects in the institution.


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  •  The All Progressives Congress APC has cautioned Nigerians against divisive and diversionary antics inhibiting the healthy growth of the country The Chairman Plateau Chapter Chief Rufus Bature gave the word of caution in his independence anniversary message signed by Mr Sylvanus Namang the APC State Publicity Secretary and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Jos Bature said that the 62nd anniversary of Nigeria s independence is a period for sober reflection on the country s journey to nationhood The chairman stated that the Nigerian project is work in progress which all have a role to play in order to take the the nation to its desired destiny No doubt as is the case with all emerging democracies there are bound to be challenges just we are presently facing Nigerians must remain strong resolute and hopeful instead of allowing the situation to overwhelm us As the electioneering campaigns for the 2023 general elections commence we should ensure that we do so devoid of rancour or bitterness which often tear us apart he added Bature on behalf of APC family in Plateau felicitated with President Muhammadu Buhari Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Plateau Gov Simon Lalong and his Deputy Prof Sonni Tyoden on the occassion of the 62nd independence anniversary The chairman also felicitated with the Speaker and members of the Plateau House of Assembly local government council chairmen the civil society and all Nigerians NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Independence: APC cautions against divisive antics
     The All Progressives Congress APC has cautioned Nigerians against divisive and diversionary antics inhibiting the healthy growth of the country The Chairman Plateau Chapter Chief Rufus Bature gave the word of caution in his independence anniversary message signed by Mr Sylvanus Namang the APC State Publicity Secretary and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Jos Bature said that the 62nd anniversary of Nigeria s independence is a period for sober reflection on the country s journey to nationhood The chairman stated that the Nigerian project is work in progress which all have a role to play in order to take the the nation to its desired destiny No doubt as is the case with all emerging democracies there are bound to be challenges just we are presently facing Nigerians must remain strong resolute and hopeful instead of allowing the situation to overwhelm us As the electioneering campaigns for the 2023 general elections commence we should ensure that we do so devoid of rancour or bitterness which often tear us apart he added Bature on behalf of APC family in Plateau felicitated with President Muhammadu Buhari Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Plateau Gov Simon Lalong and his Deputy Prof Sonni Tyoden on the occassion of the 62nd independence anniversary The chairman also felicitated with the Speaker and members of the Plateau House of Assembly local government council chairmen the civil society and all Nigerians NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Independence: APC cautions against divisive antics
    General news2 months ago

    Independence: APC cautions against divisive antics

    The All Progressives Congress (APC) has cautioned Nigerians against divisive and diversionary antics inhibiting the healthy growth of the country.

    The Chairman, Plateau Chapter, Chief Rufus Bature, gave the word of caution in his independence anniversary message signed by Mr Sylvanus Namang, the APC State Publicity Secretary, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Jos.Bature said that the 62nd anniversary of Nigeria’s independence is a period for sober reflection on the country’s journey to nationhood.

    The chairman stated that the Nigerian project is  work in progress which all have a role to play in order to take the  the nation to its  desired destiny.

    “No doubt, as is the case with all emerging democracies, there are bound to be  challenges just we are presently facing.

    “Nigerians must remain strong, resolute and hopeful instead of allowing  the situation to overwhelm us.

    “As the electioneering campaigns for the 2023 general elections commence, we should ensure that we do so devoid of rancour or bitterness which often tear us apart,” he added.

    Bature, on behalf of APC family in Plateau, felicitated with President Muhammadu Buhari; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Plateau Gov. Simon Lalong, and his Deputy, Prof. Sonni Tyoden, on the occassion of the 62nd independence anniversary.

    The chairman also felicitated with the Speaker and members of the Plateau House of Assembly, local government council chairmen, the civil society and all Nigerians.


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  •  Plateau Governor Simon Lalong has eulogised his deputy Prof Sonni Tyoden for mentoring youths in academics and politics through his achievements and integrity Lalong commended his Tyoden in a statement to congratulate him on his 72nd birthday The statement was issued by his Spokesperson Dr Makut Macham on Thursday in Jos Tyoden is an accomplished academician politician administrator and person of integrity honour and reliability he said He said that many of the youths Tyoden mentored while teaching in the university had successfully taken roles in the academia politics business public and private service among others He commended his loyalty demonstrated through his commitment to the actualization of his administration s vision projects and programmes The governor acknowledged the contributions of the celebrator in profering solutions and wise counsel towards addressing critical issues his administration had confronted in the last seven years He prayed for good health wisdom and protection for the erudite scholar administrator while wishing him the best in his future endeavours www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lalong eulogises his deputy Prof Tyoden for youths mentorship in academics, politics
     Plateau Governor Simon Lalong has eulogised his deputy Prof Sonni Tyoden for mentoring youths in academics and politics through his achievements and integrity Lalong commended his Tyoden in a statement to congratulate him on his 72nd birthday The statement was issued by his Spokesperson Dr Makut Macham on Thursday in Jos Tyoden is an accomplished academician politician administrator and person of integrity honour and reliability he said He said that many of the youths Tyoden mentored while teaching in the university had successfully taken roles in the academia politics business public and private service among others He commended his loyalty demonstrated through his commitment to the actualization of his administration s vision projects and programmes The governor acknowledged the contributions of the celebrator in profering solutions and wise counsel towards addressing critical issues his administration had confronted in the last seven years He prayed for good health wisdom and protection for the erudite scholar administrator while wishing him the best in his future endeavours www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lalong eulogises his deputy Prof Tyoden for youths mentorship in academics, politics
    General news2 months ago

    Lalong eulogises his deputy Prof Tyoden for youths mentorship in academics, politics

    Plateau Governor, Simon Lalong , has eulogised his deputy , Prof Sonni Tyoden for mentoring youths in academics and politics through his achievements and integrity.

    Lalong commended his Tyoden in a statement to congratulate him on his 72nd birthday.

    The statement was issued by his Spokesperson , Dr Makut Macham on Thursday in Jos. “Tyoden is an accomplished academician, politician, administrator and person of integrity, honour and reliability,” he said .

    He said that many of the youths Tyoden mentored while teaching in the university had successfully taken roles in the academia, politics, business, public and private service, among others.

    He commended his loyalty demonstrated through his commitment to the actualization of his administration’s vision, projects and programmes.

    The governor acknowledged the contributions of the celebrator in profering solutions and wise counsel towards addressing critical issues, his administration had confronted in the last seven years.

    He prayed for good health, wisdom and protection for the erudite scholar, administrator , while wishing him the best in his future endeavours.

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  •  The Church of Christ in Nations COCIN has inducted Rev Timothy Nwan as its new Vice President Inducting Nwan on Sunday in Jos Rev Amos Mohzo President of the Church said that the new vice president was elected at its 101 General Church Council GCC Mohzo who described Nwan as a dedicated and committed servant of God added that the new vice president had served the church in various capacities He called on members of the church to accord the new vice the desired support and cooperation to enable him succeed in his new assignment In his acceptance speech Nwan thanked the Church for finding him worthy to serve as its number two member He promised to be faithful just and fair to all adding that he would support the President toward the growth and progress of the church My duty as vice president is to advice and support the President therefore I will discharge this function to the best of my ability I will stand by the truth at all times and justice and fairness will be my watch word I will support the president in order to see to the growth and progress of COCIN in its bid to spread the gospel of Christ he said In a brief remark the Deputy Governor of Plateau Prof Sonni Tyoden congratulated the new vice president over his inauguration Tyoden who commended leaders of the church over a peaceful election that produced the new vice president advised politicians in the state to emulate the Church in conducting elections into public offices The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the event had in attendance former governor of the state Jonah Jang and other dignitaries NAN
    COCIN gets new vice president 
     The Church of Christ in Nations COCIN has inducted Rev Timothy Nwan as its new Vice President Inducting Nwan on Sunday in Jos Rev Amos Mohzo President of the Church said that the new vice president was elected at its 101 General Church Council GCC Mohzo who described Nwan as a dedicated and committed servant of God added that the new vice president had served the church in various capacities He called on members of the church to accord the new vice the desired support and cooperation to enable him succeed in his new assignment In his acceptance speech Nwan thanked the Church for finding him worthy to serve as its number two member He promised to be faithful just and fair to all adding that he would support the President toward the growth and progress of the church My duty as vice president is to advice and support the President therefore I will discharge this function to the best of my ability I will stand by the truth at all times and justice and fairness will be my watch word I will support the president in order to see to the growth and progress of COCIN in its bid to spread the gospel of Christ he said In a brief remark the Deputy Governor of Plateau Prof Sonni Tyoden congratulated the new vice president over his inauguration Tyoden who commended leaders of the church over a peaceful election that produced the new vice president advised politicians in the state to emulate the Church in conducting elections into public offices The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the event had in attendance former governor of the state Jonah Jang and other dignitaries NAN
    COCIN gets new vice president 
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    COCIN gets new vice president 

    The Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN), has inducted Rev. Timothy Nwan, as its new Vice President.Inducting Nwan on Sunday in Jos, Rev. Amos Mohzo, President of the Church, said that the new vice president was elected at its 101 General Church Council (GCC).Mohzo, who described Nwan as a dedicated and committed servant of God, added that the new vice president had served the church in various capacities.He called on members of the church to accord the new vice the desired support and cooperation to enable him succeed in his new assignment.In his acceptance speech, Nwan thanked the Church for finding him worthy to serve as its number two member.He promised to be faithful, just and fair to all, adding that he would support the President toward the growth and progress of the church.”My duty as vice president is to advice and support the President; therefore,  I will discharge this function to the best of my ability.”I will stand by the truth at all times and justice and fairness will be my watch word.”I will support the president in order to see to the growth and progress of COCIN in its bid to spread the gospel of Christ,”he saidIn a brief remark, the Deputy Governor of Plateau, Prof Sonni Tyoden, congratulated the new vice president over his inauguration.Tyoden, who commended leaders of the church over a peaceful election that produced the new vice president, advised politicians in the state to emulate the Church in conducting elections into public offices.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the event had in attendance former governor of the state, Jonah Jang, and other dignitaries.

    (NAN)

  •  The Deputy Governor of Plateau Prof Sonni Tyoden has urged the leadership of the All Progressives Congress APC to remain resolute and allow a level playing ground for all the contestants in forthcoming primary elections Tyoden a governorship aspirant in the APC made the call while addressing newsmen on Wednesday in Jos The leadership of our party must provide a level playing field for all aspirants This will provide an opportunity for all party members to be on the same page and move together Democracy is all about fairness justice and equity and so our party must been seen promoting such ideals of democracy for the interest of all he said Tyoden also advised delegates to vote credible aspirants that would lead the party to victory at the general polls I advice delegates to do the needful by voting objectively and decisively They should not be carried away by material things but vote aspirants who will take the party to victory at the general elections he advised Tyoden a one time Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos said he has all it takes to become the governor of the Plateau The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the APC reviewed its timetable for primary elections into various elective positions Malam Suleiman Argungu the National Organising Secretary of the party released the new timetable on May 10 with few adjustments to the original one In the previous timetable the primaries for governorship was fixed for May 18 the state House of Assembly for May 20 while the primaries for House of Representatives and Senate were scheduled for May 22 and 24 respectively With the new timetable the primary for governorship is now May 20 while House of Assembly is May 22 The primaries for Senate and House of Representatives are now May 24 and 25 respectively NAN reports that screening for presidential governorship Senate and House of Representatives aspirants will take place on May 14 while the screening of the House of Assembly will take place on May 13 These changes may be connected to the ongoing amendment to section 84 8 of the Electoral Act The current Electoral Act excludes statutory delegates from indirect primaries If the parties should proceed without the amendment passed statutory delegates will be exempted from participating in the primaries Although the Senate has passed the amendment the House of Representatives is yet to concur The lower chamber will consider the bill on Wednesday before it will now be transmitted to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent These adjustments are coming amidst call for the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to extend the deadline for the conclusion of all primaries The country s 18 registered political parties through the Inter Party Advisory Council IPAC on Tuesday asked the commission to review its timetable and schedule of activities to afford member parties enough time to put their houses in order NAN
    Provide level playing field for aspirants, Plateau deputy governor urges APC
     The Deputy Governor of Plateau Prof Sonni Tyoden has urged the leadership of the All Progressives Congress APC to remain resolute and allow a level playing ground for all the contestants in forthcoming primary elections Tyoden a governorship aspirant in the APC made the call while addressing newsmen on Wednesday in Jos The leadership of our party must provide a level playing field for all aspirants This will provide an opportunity for all party members to be on the same page and move together Democracy is all about fairness justice and equity and so our party must been seen promoting such ideals of democracy for the interest of all he said Tyoden also advised delegates to vote credible aspirants that would lead the party to victory at the general polls I advice delegates to do the needful by voting objectively and decisively They should not be carried away by material things but vote aspirants who will take the party to victory at the general elections he advised Tyoden a one time Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos said he has all it takes to become the governor of the Plateau The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the APC reviewed its timetable for primary elections into various elective positions Malam Suleiman Argungu the National Organising Secretary of the party released the new timetable on May 10 with few adjustments to the original one In the previous timetable the primaries for governorship was fixed for May 18 the state House of Assembly for May 20 while the primaries for House of Representatives and Senate were scheduled for May 22 and 24 respectively With the new timetable the primary for governorship is now May 20 while House of Assembly is May 22 The primaries for Senate and House of Representatives are now May 24 and 25 respectively NAN reports that screening for presidential governorship Senate and House of Representatives aspirants will take place on May 14 while the screening of the House of Assembly will take place on May 13 These changes may be connected to the ongoing amendment to section 84 8 of the Electoral Act The current Electoral Act excludes statutory delegates from indirect primaries If the parties should proceed without the amendment passed statutory delegates will be exempted from participating in the primaries Although the Senate has passed the amendment the House of Representatives is yet to concur The lower chamber will consider the bill on Wednesday before it will now be transmitted to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent These adjustments are coming amidst call for the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to extend the deadline for the conclusion of all primaries The country s 18 registered political parties through the Inter Party Advisory Council IPAC on Tuesday asked the commission to review its timetable and schedule of activities to afford member parties enough time to put their houses in order NAN
    Provide level playing field for aspirants, Plateau deputy governor urges APC
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    Provide level playing field for aspirants, Plateau deputy governor urges APC

    The Deputy Governor of Plateau,  Prof. Sonni Tyoden, has urged the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to remain resolute and allow a level-playing ground for all the contestants in forthcoming primary elections.Tyoden, a governorship aspirant in the APC, made the call while addressing newsmen on Wednesday in Jos.”The leadership of our party must provide a level playing field for all aspirants. This, will provide an opportunity for all party members to be on the same page and move together.”Democracy is all about fairness, justice and equity,  and so our party must been seen promoting such ideals of democracy for the interest of all,” he said.Tyoden also advised delegates to vote credible aspirants that would lead the party to victory at the general polls.”I advice delegates to do the needful by voting objectively and decisively.”They should not be carried away  by material things but vote aspirants who will take the party to victory at the general elections,” he advised.Tyoden, a one-time Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos,  said he has all it takes to become the governor of the Plateau.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the APC reviewed its timetable for primary elections into various elective positions. 

    Malam Suleiman Argungu, the National Organising Secretary of the party, released the new timetable on May 10 with few adjustments to the original one.

    In the previous timetable, the primaries for governorship was fixed for May 18, the state House of Assembly for May 20, while the primaries for House of Representatives and Senate were scheduled for May 22 and 24 respectively.

    With the new timetable, the primary for governorship is now May 20, while House of Assembly is May 22.

    The primaries for Senate and House of Representatives are now May 24 and 25 respectively.

    NAN reports that screening for presidential, governorship, Senate and House of Representatives aspirants will take place on May 14, while the screening of the House of Assembly will take place on May 13.

    These changes may be connected to the ongoing amendment to section 84(8) of the Electoral Act.

    The current Electoral Act excludes statutory delegates from indirect primaries. If the parties should proceed without the amendment passed, statutory delegates will be exempted from participating in the primaries.

    Although the Senate has passed the amendment, the House of Representatives is yet to concur.

    The lower chamber will consider the bill on Wednesday before it will now be transmitted to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.

    These adjustments are coming amidst call for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to extend the deadline for the conclusion of all primaries.

    The country’s 18 registered political parties, through the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), on Tuesday, asked the commission to review its timetable and schedule of activities to afford member parties enough time to put their houses in order.

    (NAN)

  •   The chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum NGF Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State explained on Thursday that the security votes collected are used to support security agencies and their operations to improve security in the states Fayemi said this while speaking as a panelist during a two day multi stakeholder meeting on the Inclusive Peace and Security Initiative organized in partnership with the Center for Democracy and Development CDD in Abuja Fayemi responding to questions about what governors do with security votes and why they are against local government autonomy said not all governors collect security votes The safety vote has a history And I urge you to find a book Ugoji Serving three masters You will find in that book the origins of security votes in Nigeria You say what do we do with it Bluntly I can t speak for others but I also get feedback from other states in my capacity as chair of the governors forum There are almost none of these institutions that you speak of that we do not finance We finance the police Cite me state governors fund the police more than the federal government We buy vehicles from them We pay them allowances In some cases we even buy ammunition of course under the authority And if we are going to involve our Armed Forces in helping the civil authority which you will actually find in 36 states of this country we will finance it Today the military is involved in internal security operations which is really a problem because for me when you inflate the role of the security institution beyond its main responsibility you also have consequences that will come with that That may not be palatable But that s where we are because most Nigerians don t trust the police They will still come and beg governors to say can you ask the brigade commander to put up a roadblock in my area Fayemi said that sometimes ordinary citizens insist that governors should involve soldiers even though military checkpoints cannot be set up everywhere because the number of soldiers is limited If you hire the military in a civilian authority your state is responsible for paying for the operations of the men who engage in that activity and not expect the military to also share that burden because that is not their primary responsibility You have taken them out of their main responsibility you have to pay for it So we pay for that we pay for Civil Defense There is no security institution that has states that are not accountable to more than the Federal Government that has primary responsibility for them On local government autonomy Fayemi said that while he had no objection to the local authority playing a role in local security the debate on local government autonomy is a totally different debate He said that the belief of the NGF is that the autonomy of local government is a matter of the state He added that while the call for local government autonomy is a populist demand he doesn t think it serves the purpose they want it to serve because of the capacity challenges experienced at both the state and local levels Speaking about the perception that state police can be abused Fayemi said what he suggested was a multi tiered policing system at the federal state and local levels Fayemi who said there is potential for police abuse at any level added that there are mechanisms in the constitution to protect citizens rights In most countries where multi level policing exists there is a regulatory authority that is responsible for punishing and sanctioning those who go beyond their own responsibilities I think that s what we should be talking about instead of talking about the possibility of abuse there would always be the possibility of abuse he admitted Earlier in his opening remarks Fayemi said that the level of insecurity across the country has not only jeopardized the security of citizens and livelihoods but has also impeded the exercise of rights by Nigerians The Governor of Ekiti noted that this had particularly impeded the right to life and the right to movement and ultimately the socio economic development of the country However he said the country s response to security challenges will depend on collaboration between state and non state actors It is in recognition of this that we have invited the Security Agencies Civil Rights Organizations Religious and Traditional Institutions represented here at this summit Fayemi said the meeting was called to tap into people s views and make policy recommendations to address security challenges facing different geopolitical zones in the country He pledged the NGF s support for any effort to create a more inclusive and collaborative platform to mobilize an immediate national response to the country s security challenges Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong who was also the second speaker said supporting multi level policing is different from supporting state police Lalong represented Professor Sonni Tyoden said that the existence of vigilantes is an aspect of multi surveillance from which Nigeria had not been able to take full advantage This is because vigilantes have not really been treated as part of the security structure that we operate And I think that s what we have to do The existence of self defense groups is a manifestation of disenchantment with the existing security apparatus I think if we model vigilantes properly we build them into the security structure I think we ll get something better he said A senior CDD researcher Professor Jubril Ibrahim in his remarks said the center was aware of the fact that many of the consequences of insecurity in the country fell on the state He said the center also recognized efforts to address the challenge He said the CDD is engaged in research on the dynamics of insecurity at the grassroots level what has been done to address it suggestions on how to move forward and other programs The Nigerian News Agency reports that highlights of the event include the launch of a report titled Multiple Nodes Common Causes National Stakeholders of Contemporary Insecurity and State Responses in Nigeria written
    How governors spend security vote – Fayemi
      The chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum NGF Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State explained on Thursday that the security votes collected are used to support security agencies and their operations to improve security in the states Fayemi said this while speaking as a panelist during a two day multi stakeholder meeting on the Inclusive Peace and Security Initiative organized in partnership with the Center for Democracy and Development CDD in Abuja Fayemi responding to questions about what governors do with security votes and why they are against local government autonomy said not all governors collect security votes The safety vote has a history And I urge you to find a book Ugoji Serving three masters You will find in that book the origins of security votes in Nigeria You say what do we do with it Bluntly I can t speak for others but I also get feedback from other states in my capacity as chair of the governors forum There are almost none of these institutions that you speak of that we do not finance We finance the police Cite me state governors fund the police more than the federal government We buy vehicles from them We pay them allowances In some cases we even buy ammunition of course under the authority And if we are going to involve our Armed Forces in helping the civil authority which you will actually find in 36 states of this country we will finance it Today the military is involved in internal security operations which is really a problem because for me when you inflate the role of the security institution beyond its main responsibility you also have consequences that will come with that That may not be palatable But that s where we are because most Nigerians don t trust the police They will still come and beg governors to say can you ask the brigade commander to put up a roadblock in my area Fayemi said that sometimes ordinary citizens insist that governors should involve soldiers even though military checkpoints cannot be set up everywhere because the number of soldiers is limited If you hire the military in a civilian authority your state is responsible for paying for the operations of the men who engage in that activity and not expect the military to also share that burden because that is not their primary responsibility You have taken them out of their main responsibility you have to pay for it So we pay for that we pay for Civil Defense There is no security institution that has states that are not accountable to more than the Federal Government that has primary responsibility for them On local government autonomy Fayemi said that while he had no objection to the local authority playing a role in local security the debate on local government autonomy is a totally different debate He said that the belief of the NGF is that the autonomy of local government is a matter of the state He added that while the call for local government autonomy is a populist demand he doesn t think it serves the purpose they want it to serve because of the capacity challenges experienced at both the state and local levels Speaking about the perception that state police can be abused Fayemi said what he suggested was a multi tiered policing system at the federal state and local levels Fayemi who said there is potential for police abuse at any level added that there are mechanisms in the constitution to protect citizens rights In most countries where multi level policing exists there is a regulatory authority that is responsible for punishing and sanctioning those who go beyond their own responsibilities I think that s what we should be talking about instead of talking about the possibility of abuse there would always be the possibility of abuse he admitted Earlier in his opening remarks Fayemi said that the level of insecurity across the country has not only jeopardized the security of citizens and livelihoods but has also impeded the exercise of rights by Nigerians The Governor of Ekiti noted that this had particularly impeded the right to life and the right to movement and ultimately the socio economic development of the country However he said the country s response to security challenges will depend on collaboration between state and non state actors It is in recognition of this that we have invited the Security Agencies Civil Rights Organizations Religious and Traditional Institutions represented here at this summit Fayemi said the meeting was called to tap into people s views and make policy recommendations to address security challenges facing different geopolitical zones in the country He pledged the NGF s support for any effort to create a more inclusive and collaborative platform to mobilize an immediate national response to the country s security challenges Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong who was also the second speaker said supporting multi level policing is different from supporting state police Lalong represented Professor Sonni Tyoden said that the existence of vigilantes is an aspect of multi surveillance from which Nigeria had not been able to take full advantage This is because vigilantes have not really been treated as part of the security structure that we operate And I think that s what we have to do The existence of self defense groups is a manifestation of disenchantment with the existing security apparatus I think if we model vigilantes properly we build them into the security structure I think we ll get something better he said A senior CDD researcher Professor Jubril Ibrahim in his remarks said the center was aware of the fact that many of the consequences of insecurity in the country fell on the state He said the center also recognized efforts to address the challenge He said the CDD is engaged in research on the dynamics of insecurity at the grassroots level what has been done to address it suggestions on how to move forward and other programs The Nigerian News Agency reports that highlights of the event include the launch of a report titled Multiple Nodes Common Causes National Stakeholders of Contemporary Insecurity and State Responses in Nigeria written
    How governors spend security vote – Fayemi
    General news9 months ago

    How governors spend security vote – Fayemi

    The chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, explained on Thursday that the security votes collected are used to support security agencies and their operations to improve security in the states.

    Fayemi said this while speaking as a panelist during a two-day multi-stakeholder meeting on the "Inclusive Peace and Security Initiative", organized in partnership with the Center for Democracy and Development (CDD) in Abuja.

    Fayemi, responding to questions about what governors do with security votes and why they are against local government autonomy, said not all governors collect security votes.

    “The safety vote has a history. And I urge you to find a book Ugoji – “Serving three masters. You will find in that book the origins of security votes in Nigeria.

    “You say, what do we do with it? Bluntly, I can't speak for others, but I also get feedback from other states in my capacity as chair of the governors' forum.

    “There are almost none of these institutions that you speak of that we do not finance. We finance the police.

    “Cite me, state governors fund the police more than the federal government. We buy vehicles from them. We pay them allowances. In some cases we even buy ammunition, of course under the authority.

    “And if we are going to involve our Armed Forces in helping the civil authority, which you will actually find in 36 states of this country, we will finance it.

    “Today, the military is involved in internal security operations, which is really a problem, because for me, when you inflate the role of the security institution, beyond its main responsibility, you also have consequences that will come with that. That may not be palatable.

    “But that's where we are, because most Nigerians don't trust the police. They will still come and beg governors to say 'can you ask the brigade commander to put up a roadblock in my area?'

    Fayemi said that sometimes ordinary citizens insist that governors should involve soldiers even though military checkpoints cannot be set up everywhere because the number of soldiers is limited.

    “If you hire the military, in a civilian authority, your state is responsible for paying for the operations of the men who engage in that activity and not expect the military to also share that burden because that is not their primary responsibility.

    “You have taken them out of their main responsibility, you have to pay for it. So we pay for that, we pay for Civil Defense.

    "There is no security institution that has states that are not accountable to more than the Federal Government that has primary responsibility for them."

    On local government autonomy, Fayemi said that while he had no objection to the local authority playing a role in local security, the debate on local government autonomy is a totally different debate.

    He said that the belief of the NGF is that the autonomy of local government is a matter of the state.

    He added that while the call for local government autonomy is a populist demand, he doesn't think it serves the purpose they want it to serve because of the capacity challenges experienced at both the state and local levels.

    Speaking about the perception that state police can be abused, Fayemi said what he suggested was a multi-tiered policing system, at the federal, state and local levels.

    Fayemi, who said there is potential for police abuse at any level, added that there are mechanisms in the constitution to protect citizens' rights.

    “In most countries where multi-level policing exists, there is a regulatory authority that is responsible for punishing and sanctioning those who go beyond their own responsibilities.

    "I think that's what we should be talking about instead of talking about the possibility of abuse, there would always be the possibility of abuse," he admitted.

    Earlier in his opening remarks, Fayemi said that the level of insecurity across the country has not only jeopardized the security of citizens and livelihoods, but has also impeded the exercise of rights by Nigerians.

    The Governor of Ekiti noted that this had particularly impeded the right to life and the right to movement and ultimately the socio-economic development of the country.

    However, he said the country's response to security challenges will depend on collaboration between state and non-state actors.

    "It is in recognition of this that we have invited the Security Agencies, Civil Rights Organizations, Religious and Traditional Institutions represented here at this summit."

    Fayemi said the meeting was called to tap into people's views and make policy recommendations to address security challenges facing different geopolitical zones in the country.

    He pledged the NGF's support for any effort to create a more inclusive and collaborative platform to mobilize an immediate national response to the country's security challenges.

    Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong, who was also the second speaker, said supporting multi-level policing is different from supporting state police.

    Lalong, represented Professor Sonni Tyoden, said that the existence of vigilantes is an aspect of multi-surveillance, from which Nigeria had not been able to take full advantage.

    “This is because vigilantes have not really been treated as part of the security structure that we operate. And I think that's what we have to do.

    “The existence of self-defense groups is a manifestation of disenchantment with the existing security apparatus.

    "I think if we model vigilantes properly, we build them into the security structure, I think we'll get something better," he said.

    A senior CDD researcher, Professor Jubril Ibrahim, in his remarks, said the center was aware of the fact that many of the consequences of insecurity in the country fell on the state.

    He said the center also recognized efforts to address the challenge.

    He said the CDD is engaged in research on the dynamics of insecurity at the grassroots level, what has been done to address it, suggestions on how to move forward, and other programs.

    The Nigerian News Agency reports that highlights of the event include the launch of a report titled "Multiple Nodes, Common Causes: National Stakeholders of Contemporary Insecurity and State Responses in Nigeria," written.

  •  The National Boundary Commission NBC has urged Plateau and Taraba communities to cooperate and allow completion of seamless border demarcation between the two states Mr Adamu Adaji the Director General of the commission made the call on Thursday in Abuja during the Joint Meeting between delegates from the two states According to Adaji the history of Plateau shows that the two states are sister states that coexisted and shared things in common In 1996 the two states accepted bilateral agreements and a boundary line which was sanctioned by the NBC Recently we noticed that in between pillars 14 15 and 16 there is need to put additional pillars to enhance the effective demarcation because the previous ones were far apart The communities then were not cooperative to allow us put in the needed pillars and it was also complicated by security challenges We are here to ensure that we continue the work for peace to reign Thus we appeal to those concerned to cooperate so that we can bring peace in those communities Adaji said He stressed that boundary lines do not deny anyone the right to own property in another state adding that it is for administrative purpose Also speaking the Taraba Deputy Governor Mr Haruna Manu said the governors of the two had met discussed and resolved the matter about three months ago There is no boundary issues between Taraba and Plateau I am happy that we have Traditional Rulers here They should go back and sensitise their people that NBC is coming back to continue the demarcation Let us educate our people to know that boundary pillars would not separate them from their farm lands or families With effective education our people will cooperate with NBC Manu stressed Also contributing the Plateau Deputy Governor Prof Sonni Tyoden represented by Mr Ayuba Awati said the issues between Taraba and Plateau was not a big one According to him the solution lies in the hands of the traditional rulers and people within the border lines The leaders should sensitise the people within heir domains this is because the people need to be involved NAN
    NBC urges Plateau, Taraba communities to cooperate for smooth border demarcation
     The National Boundary Commission NBC has urged Plateau and Taraba communities to cooperate and allow completion of seamless border demarcation between the two states Mr Adamu Adaji the Director General of the commission made the call on Thursday in Abuja during the Joint Meeting between delegates from the two states According to Adaji the history of Plateau shows that the two states are sister states that coexisted and shared things in common In 1996 the two states accepted bilateral agreements and a boundary line which was sanctioned by the NBC Recently we noticed that in between pillars 14 15 and 16 there is need to put additional pillars to enhance the effective demarcation because the previous ones were far apart The communities then were not cooperative to allow us put in the needed pillars and it was also complicated by security challenges We are here to ensure that we continue the work for peace to reign Thus we appeal to those concerned to cooperate so that we can bring peace in those communities Adaji said He stressed that boundary lines do not deny anyone the right to own property in another state adding that it is for administrative purpose Also speaking the Taraba Deputy Governor Mr Haruna Manu said the governors of the two had met discussed and resolved the matter about three months ago There is no boundary issues between Taraba and Plateau I am happy that we have Traditional Rulers here They should go back and sensitise their people that NBC is coming back to continue the demarcation Let us educate our people to know that boundary pillars would not separate them from their farm lands or families With effective education our people will cooperate with NBC Manu stressed Also contributing the Plateau Deputy Governor Prof Sonni Tyoden represented by Mr Ayuba Awati said the issues between Taraba and Plateau was not a big one According to him the solution lies in the hands of the traditional rulers and people within the border lines The leaders should sensitise the people within heir domains this is because the people need to be involved NAN
    NBC urges Plateau, Taraba communities to cooperate for smooth border demarcation
    General news10 months ago

    NBC urges Plateau, Taraba communities to cooperate for smooth border demarcation

    The National Boundary Commission (NBC) has urged Plateau and Taraba communities to cooperate and allow completion of seamless border demarcation between the two states.Mr Adamu Adaji, the Director-General of the commission made the call on Thursday in Abuja during the Joint Meeting between delegates from the two states.According to Adaji, the history of Plateau shows that the two states are sister states that coexisted and shared things in common.“In 1996, the two states accepted bilateral agreements and a boundary line which was sanctioned by the NBC.“Recently, we noticed that in between pillars 14, 15 and 16, there is need to put additional pillars to enhance the effective demarcation, because the previous ones were far apart.“The communities then were not cooperative to allow us put in the needed pillars; and it was also complicated by security challenges.“We are here to ensure that we continue the work for peace to reign. Thus, we appeal to those concerned to cooperate so that we can bring peace in those communities,” Adaji said.He stressed that boundary lines do not deny anyone the right to own property in another state, adding that it is for administrative purpose.Also speaking, the Taraba Deputy Governor, Mr Haruna Manu said the governors of the two had met, discussed and resolved the matter about three months ago.“There is no boundary issues between Taraba and Plateau. I am happy that we have Traditional Rulers here. They should go back and sensitise their people that NBC is coming back to continue the demarcation.“Let us educate our people to know that boundary pillars would not separate them from their farm lands or families. With effective education, our people will cooperate with NBC,” Manu stressed.Also contributing, the Plateau Deputy Governor, Prof. Sonni Tyoden, represented by Mr Ayuba Awati said the issues between Taraba and Plateau was not a big one.According to him, the solution lies in the hands of the traditional rulers and people within the border lines.“The leaders should sensitise the people within heir domains, this is because the people need to be involved. (NAN)

  •   Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau has urged stakeholders in the state s mining sector to brainstorm toward optimally generating revenue from the sector in the wake of recession to boost the state s economic base Lalong made the call in Jos on Thursday during a Stakeholders Consultative Forum on challenges against optimum Revenue Generation in Plateau State Mining Sector Represented by his Deputy Prof Sonni Tyoden the Governor said the state was endowed with numerous solid mineral resources which if optimally harnessed would serve as key source of revenue generation I urge relevant stakeholders in the mining sector to actively brainstorm on the way forward to optimally generate revenue from the mining sector so as to boost the state s economic base The topic Challenges Militating Against Optimum Revenue Generation in Plateau State Mining Sector is quite apt and pertinent in view of the current economic conditions of our country brought about by the COVID 19 pandemic and the dwindling global oil prices You will agree with me that revenue generation is a serious business which explains why we have made deliberate efforts to place revenue generation from the mineral sector on the front burner of our government s revenue drive Everything possible is being done within the existing laws to capture all viable revenue sources from this sector hence my approval for the hosting of this Consultative Forum he said He said in line with Federal Government s policy on fiscal efficiency the state had since continued the implementation of the Treasury Single Account TSA and had put in place revenue harmonisation laws Lalong said the government had also established the Plateau Information and Communication Technology Development Agency which had assisted in providing automated services to revenue generating agencies He charged the stakeholders to engage in frank and open discussions that would lead to optimal harvesting of the state s potential in all sectors of revenue especially the mining sector In a remark Chairman Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission RMAFC Elias Mbam said that the objective of the forum was to enable the stakeholders to dialogue on the findings made by the Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Commission and discuss the peculiar challenges militating against optimum revenue generation in the Plateau mining sector Plateau Commissioner of Mineral Development Mr Jude Dakur said the forum was timely as the mining of Tin in the state had contributed greatly to the GDP of the country Dakur said if alternative sources of Revenue were not sought and harnessed optimally dividends of democracy would not be delivered to the people Edited By Abdullahi Yusuf NAN
    Recession: Lalong tasks mining sector stakeholders on revenue generation
      Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau has urged stakeholders in the state s mining sector to brainstorm toward optimally generating revenue from the sector in the wake of recession to boost the state s economic base Lalong made the call in Jos on Thursday during a Stakeholders Consultative Forum on challenges against optimum Revenue Generation in Plateau State Mining Sector Represented by his Deputy Prof Sonni Tyoden the Governor said the state was endowed with numerous solid mineral resources which if optimally harnessed would serve as key source of revenue generation I urge relevant stakeholders in the mining sector to actively brainstorm on the way forward to optimally generate revenue from the mining sector so as to boost the state s economic base The topic Challenges Militating Against Optimum Revenue Generation in Plateau State Mining Sector is quite apt and pertinent in view of the current economic conditions of our country brought about by the COVID 19 pandemic and the dwindling global oil prices You will agree with me that revenue generation is a serious business which explains why we have made deliberate efforts to place revenue generation from the mineral sector on the front burner of our government s revenue drive Everything possible is being done within the existing laws to capture all viable revenue sources from this sector hence my approval for the hosting of this Consultative Forum he said He said in line with Federal Government s policy on fiscal efficiency the state had since continued the implementation of the Treasury Single Account TSA and had put in place revenue harmonisation laws Lalong said the government had also established the Plateau Information and Communication Technology Development Agency which had assisted in providing automated services to revenue generating agencies He charged the stakeholders to engage in frank and open discussions that would lead to optimal harvesting of the state s potential in all sectors of revenue especially the mining sector In a remark Chairman Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission RMAFC Elias Mbam said that the objective of the forum was to enable the stakeholders to dialogue on the findings made by the Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Commission and discuss the peculiar challenges militating against optimum revenue generation in the Plateau mining sector Plateau Commissioner of Mineral Development Mr Jude Dakur said the forum was timely as the mining of Tin in the state had contributed greatly to the GDP of the country Dakur said if alternative sources of Revenue were not sought and harnessed optimally dividends of democracy would not be delivered to the people Edited By Abdullahi Yusuf NAN
    Recession: Lalong tasks mining sector stakeholders on revenue generation
    Economy2 years ago

    Recession: Lalong tasks mining sector stakeholders on revenue generation

    Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has urged stakeholders in the state’s mining sector to brainstorm toward optimally generating revenue from the sector in the wake of recession to boost the state’s economic base.

    Lalong made the call in Jos on Thursday during a Stakeholders Consultative Forum on challenges against optimum Revenue Generation in Plateau State Mining Sector.

    Represented by his Deputy, Prof. Sonni Tyoden, the Governor said the state was endowed with numerous solid mineral resources which if optimally harnessed, would serve as key source of revenue generation.

    “I urge relevant stakeholders in the mining sector to actively brainstorm on the way forward to optimally generate revenue from the mining sector so as to boost the state’s economic base.

    “The topic: ‘Challenges Militating Against Optimum Revenue Generation in Plateau State Mining Sector” is quite apt and pertinent in view of the current economic conditions of our country brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and the dwindling global oil prices.

    “You will agree with me that revenue generation is a serious business, which explains why we have made deliberate efforts to place revenue generation from the mineral sector on the front burner of our government’s revenue drive.

    “Everything possible is being done within the existing laws to capture all viable revenue sources from this sector, hence my approval for the hosting of this Consultative Forum,” he said.

    He said in line with Federal Government’s policy on fiscal efficiency, the state had since continued the implementation of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) and had put in place revenue harmonisation laws.

    Lalong said the government had also established the Plateau Information and Communication Technology Development Agency, which had assisted in providing automated services to revenue generating agencies.

    He charged the stakeholders to engage in frank and open discussions that would lead to optimal harvesting of the state’s potential in all sectors of revenue, especially the mining sector.

    In a remark, Chairman, Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission(RMAFC) , Elias Mbam, said that the objective of the forum was to enable the stakeholders to dialogue on the findings made by the Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Commission and discuss the peculiar challenges militating against optimum revenue generation in the Plateau mining sector.

    Plateau Commissioner of Mineral Development, Mr Jude Dakur, said the forum was timely as the mining of Tin in the state had contributed greatly to the GDP of the country.

    Dakur said if alternative sources of Revenue were not sought and harnessed optimally, dividends of democracy would not be delivered to the people.


    Edited By: Abdullahi Yusuf
    (NAN)

  •  The Rotary Club of Naraguta District 9125 on Saturday donated some wheelchairs to Polio survivors in Jos Plateau The club donated the chairs during the investiture ceremony of its 36th President Mr Lamina Adesoji Presenting the chairs to 10 beneficiaries the Assistant Governor of the club Ms Eno Akpan urged the beneficiaries to use the wheelchairs to aid their mobility in their various endeavours She said the wheelchairs should not be used for begging or resold by the beneficiaries saying Rotary is committed to improving their well being The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Rotary Organisation was instrumental in the campaign against Polio and the certification of Nigeria as Polio free on June 2020 Also speaking at the occasion the new president of the club Adesoji said that the donation is part of Rotary s frequent contribution to humanitarian service He said that so far under his watch which started on July 2020 the club has donated a water project to the Vocational School of the Blind in Zawan to ease their hardship in accessing potable water He said the school community which was majorly populated by vision impaired persons suffered hardship especially during the dry season because it had a dysfunctional borehole NAN reports that the project included the installation of an overhead tank and a generator to power the borehole during power outage There are still more project we are planning to do Sometimes we send people to school to help them finish their education and do medical Interventions depending on members contributions he said He said he is proud to be a Rotarian because he has always desired to contribute to humanity urging the public to join the club to augment government s efforts help the vulnerable groups and the indigents in the society Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries Mr Tasiu Ibrahim appreciated the club for their kind gesture saying the wheelchairs will assist them in going to places where they earn their livelihood Ibrahim a vulcanizer also prayed for more resources for the club to enable them donate tricycles for them to use for transportation business NAN also reports that the club presented awards to five personalities who have supported the club and distinguished themselves in their various careers and contributed much to community services The awards were presented to the Deputy Governor of Plateau Prof Sonni Tyoden Prof Samuel Aje the Vice Chancellor of Achievers University in Ibadan Other recipients were Dr Abel Aigege and Mr Alheri David both from the Carter Center in Jos Poliomyelitis often simply called polio is an acute viral infection that involves the gastrointestinal tract and occasionally the central nervous system Edited By Modupe Adeloye Vincent Obi Source NAN
    Rotary club donates wheelchairs to polio survivors in Plateau
     The Rotary Club of Naraguta District 9125 on Saturday donated some wheelchairs to Polio survivors in Jos Plateau The club donated the chairs during the investiture ceremony of its 36th President Mr Lamina Adesoji Presenting the chairs to 10 beneficiaries the Assistant Governor of the club Ms Eno Akpan urged the beneficiaries to use the wheelchairs to aid their mobility in their various endeavours She said the wheelchairs should not be used for begging or resold by the beneficiaries saying Rotary is committed to improving their well being The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Rotary Organisation was instrumental in the campaign against Polio and the certification of Nigeria as Polio free on June 2020 Also speaking at the occasion the new president of the club Adesoji said that the donation is part of Rotary s frequent contribution to humanitarian service He said that so far under his watch which started on July 2020 the club has donated a water project to the Vocational School of the Blind in Zawan to ease their hardship in accessing potable water He said the school community which was majorly populated by vision impaired persons suffered hardship especially during the dry season because it had a dysfunctional borehole NAN reports that the project included the installation of an overhead tank and a generator to power the borehole during power outage There are still more project we are planning to do Sometimes we send people to school to help them finish their education and do medical Interventions depending on members contributions he said He said he is proud to be a Rotarian because he has always desired to contribute to humanity urging the public to join the club to augment government s efforts help the vulnerable groups and the indigents in the society Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries Mr Tasiu Ibrahim appreciated the club for their kind gesture saying the wheelchairs will assist them in going to places where they earn their livelihood Ibrahim a vulcanizer also prayed for more resources for the club to enable them donate tricycles for them to use for transportation business NAN also reports that the club presented awards to five personalities who have supported the club and distinguished themselves in their various careers and contributed much to community services The awards were presented to the Deputy Governor of Plateau Prof Sonni Tyoden Prof Samuel Aje the Vice Chancellor of Achievers University in Ibadan Other recipients were Dr Abel Aigege and Mr Alheri David both from the Carter Center in Jos Poliomyelitis often simply called polio is an acute viral infection that involves the gastrointestinal tract and occasionally the central nervous system Edited By Modupe Adeloye Vincent Obi Source NAN
    Rotary club donates wheelchairs to polio survivors in Plateau
    General news2 years ago

    Rotary club donates wheelchairs to polio survivors in Plateau

    The Rotary Club of Naraguta, District 9125, on Saturday donated some wheelchairs to Polio survivors in Jos, Plateau.

    The club donated the chairs during the investiture ceremony of its 36th President, Mr Lamina Adesoji.

    Presenting the chairs to 10 beneficiaries, the Assistant Governor of the club, Ms Eno Akpan, urged the beneficiaries to use the wheelchairs to aid their mobility in their various endeavours.

    She said the wheelchairs should not be used for begging or resold by the beneficiaries, saying Rotary is committed to improving their well being.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Rotary Organisation was instrumental in the campaign against Polio and the certification of Nigeria as Polio free on June, 2020.

    Also speaking at the occasion, the new president of the club, Adesoji, said that the donation is part of Rotary’s frequent contribution to humanitarian service.

    He said that so far under his watch, which started on July, 2020, the club has donated a water project to the Vocational School of the Blind in Zawan to ease their hardship in accessing potable water.

    He said the school community which was majorly populated by vision-impaired persons suffered hardship especially during the dry season because it had a dysfunctional borehole.

    NAN reports that the project included the installation of an overhead tank and a generator to power the borehole during power outage.

    “There are still more project we are planning to do.

    “Sometimes, we send people to school to help them finish their education and do medical Interventions, depending on members’ contributions,” he said.

    He said he is proud to be a Rotarian because he has always desired to contribute to humanity, urging the public to join the club to augment government’s efforts, help the vulnerable groups and the indigents in the society.

    Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mr Tasiu Ibrahim appreciated the club for their kind gesture, saying the wheelchairs will assist them in going to places where they earn their livelihood.

    Ibrahim, a vulcanizer, also prayed for more resources for the club to enable them donate tricycles for them to use for transportation business.

    NAN also reports that the club presented awards to five personalities who have supported the club and distinguished themselves in their various careers and contributed much to community services.

    The awards were presented to the Deputy Governor of Plateau, Prof Sonni Tyoden, Prof. Samuel Aje, the Vice Chancellor of Achievers University in Ibadan.

    Other recipients were Dr Abel Aigege and Mr Alheri David both from the Carter Center in Jos.

    Poliomyelitis (often simply called polio) is an acute viral infection that involves the gastrointestinal tract and occasionally the central nervous system.


    Edited By: Modupe Adeloye/Vincent Obi
    Source: NAN

  •  The Plateau government has denied ever hoarding COVID 19 palliatives meant to be distributed to the vulnerable in the state The Commissioner for Information and Communication Mr Dan Manjang in a statement on Saturday in Jos said the food items looted in warehouses by protesters were brought in only recently by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the mob had burgled warehouses belonging to the State Emergency Management Agency SEMA Plateau Rural Water and Sanitation Agency and the Water Board Among items carted away were bags of assorted food items like rice corn and beans The commissioner who condemned the act dismissed allegations that the palliatives meant for the vulnerable to reduce the hardship of the COVID 19 pandemic were hoarded He explained that all the palliatives purchased by the State and those donated by private individuals were distributed equitably by the State Palliative Committee headed by the Deputy Governor Prof Sonni Tyoden The items at the warehouses were delivered to the state by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs Social Development and Disaster Management for distribution to beneficiaries in Plateau The minister Hajiya Sadiya Farouk was in Jos along with her women affairs counterpart Paullen Tallen on October 16 to deliver the items and had indeed brought in the personel of the ministry to carry out the distribution in conjunction with Plateau officials However as they were preparing to begin the process the ENDSARS protests began which put the process on hold he explained He said that while the federal and state teams were waiting for the coast to clear to commence the distribution the stores were burgled Manjang said that rumours claiming that Gov Simon Lalong was hoarding the items were wrong and mischievous Government wishes to appeal to the citizens particularly the youths to continue to conduct themselves peacefully and avoid any action that could cause a breakdown of law and order he said He said that the ban on protests and procession was still in force with security agencies directed to arrest and prosecute defaulters
    EndSARS: PLSG denies hoarding COVID-19 palliatives
     The Plateau government has denied ever hoarding COVID 19 palliatives meant to be distributed to the vulnerable in the state The Commissioner for Information and Communication Mr Dan Manjang in a statement on Saturday in Jos said the food items looted in warehouses by protesters were brought in only recently by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the mob had burgled warehouses belonging to the State Emergency Management Agency SEMA Plateau Rural Water and Sanitation Agency and the Water Board Among items carted away were bags of assorted food items like rice corn and beans The commissioner who condemned the act dismissed allegations that the palliatives meant for the vulnerable to reduce the hardship of the COVID 19 pandemic were hoarded He explained that all the palliatives purchased by the State and those donated by private individuals were distributed equitably by the State Palliative Committee headed by the Deputy Governor Prof Sonni Tyoden The items at the warehouses were delivered to the state by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs Social Development and Disaster Management for distribution to beneficiaries in Plateau The minister Hajiya Sadiya Farouk was in Jos along with her women affairs counterpart Paullen Tallen on October 16 to deliver the items and had indeed brought in the personel of the ministry to carry out the distribution in conjunction with Plateau officials However as they were preparing to begin the process the ENDSARS protests began which put the process on hold he explained He said that while the federal and state teams were waiting for the coast to clear to commence the distribution the stores were burgled Manjang said that rumours claiming that Gov Simon Lalong was hoarding the items were wrong and mischievous Government wishes to appeal to the citizens particularly the youths to continue to conduct themselves peacefully and avoid any action that could cause a breakdown of law and order he said He said that the ban on protests and procession was still in force with security agencies directed to arrest and prosecute defaulters
    EndSARS: PLSG denies hoarding COVID-19 palliatives
    COVID-192 years ago

    EndSARS: PLSG denies hoarding COVID-19 palliatives

    The Plateau government has denied ever hoarding COVID-19 palliatives meant to be distributed to the vulnerable in the state.

    The Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr Dan Manjang, in a statement on Saturday in Jos, said the food items looted in warehouses by protesters were brought in only recently by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the mob had burgled warehouses belonging to the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Plateau Rural Water and Sanitation Agency and the Water Board.

    Among items carted away were bags of assorted food items like rice, corn and beans.

    The commissioner, who condemned the act, dismissed allegations that the palliatives meant for the vulnerable to reduce the hardship of the COVID-19 pandemic were hoarded.

    He explained that all the palliatives purchased by the State and those donated by private individuals were distributed equitably by the State Palliative Committee headed by the Deputy Governor, Prof. Sonni Tyoden.

    “The items at the warehouses were delivered to the state by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Social Development and Disaster Management, for distribution to beneficiaries in Plateau

    “The minister, Hajiya Sadiya Farouk, was in Jos along with her women affairs counterpart, Paullen Tallen, on October 16, to deliver the items and had, indeed, brought in the personel of the ministry to carry out the distribution in conjunction with Plateau officials.

    “However, as they were preparing to begin the process, the #ENDSARS protests began which put the process on hold,” he explained.

    He said that while the federal and state teams were waiting for the coast to clear to commence the distribution, the stores were burgled.

    Manjang said that rumours claiming that Gov Simon Lalong was hoarding the items were wrong and mischievous.

    “Government wishes to appeal to the citizens, particularly the youths, to continue to conduct themselves peacefully and avoid any action that could cause a breakdown of law and order,” he said.

    He said that the ban on protests and procession was still in force with security agencies directed to arrest and prosecute defaulters.

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