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  •  The Former Head of States and Chairman National Peace Committee retired General Abdulsalami Abubakar has advised eligible Nigerians not to sell their voters card during the 2023 general elections Abubakar spoke to newsmen shortly after a closed door meeting of National Peace Committee meeting in Minna on Thursday I appeal to Nigerians to especially the electorate to conduct themselves in a peaceful manner as the programme of electoral process is about to be implemented Don t sell your votes but vote for a credible leaders that would provide basic infrastructure that would enhance the wellbeing of Nigerians Abdulsalami said He said that it was only through the peaceful conduct of electoral process that credible and honest elected representatives would emerge If we want to have it good we must work towards electing responsible to manage our nation resources for optimal performance he said He said that the desire objectives of having good democratic governance would only be possible if eligible Nigerians would shun all kind of violence and not engage in selling their voter s cards He also called on politicians especially those seeking elective positions to play responsible politics during and after general elections He said that this would only be possible if they political class could mobilise their followers to shun all kind of violence and thuggery Indepedent National Electoral Commission INEC National Chairman Mahmoud Yakubu said that the commission was fully prepared to conduct free fair and credible elections He also called on politicians to cooperate with the commission for the successful implementation of electoral process He appealed to the media to sensitive eligible Nigerians to the dangers involved in political violence and thuggery We at the commission are battle ready to provide a level playing platform for the smooth implementation of all the electoral process he said The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that Sultan Sa ad Abubakar Etsu Nupe Yahaya Abubakar Bishop Hassan Kukah Gen Martins Agwai and Alhaji Yayale Ahmed attended the meeting Alhaji Aliko Dangote Mike Otedola are also part of the stakeholders forum for peaceful conduct of political campaigns across the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023 elections: Abdulsalami advises electorate
     The Former Head of States and Chairman National Peace Committee retired General Abdulsalami Abubakar has advised eligible Nigerians not to sell their voters card during the 2023 general elections Abubakar spoke to newsmen shortly after a closed door meeting of National Peace Committee meeting in Minna on Thursday I appeal to Nigerians to especially the electorate to conduct themselves in a peaceful manner as the programme of electoral process is about to be implemented Don t sell your votes but vote for a credible leaders that would provide basic infrastructure that would enhance the wellbeing of Nigerians Abdulsalami said He said that it was only through the peaceful conduct of electoral process that credible and honest elected representatives would emerge If we want to have it good we must work towards electing responsible to manage our nation resources for optimal performance he said He said that the desire objectives of having good democratic governance would only be possible if eligible Nigerians would shun all kind of violence and not engage in selling their voter s cards He also called on politicians especially those seeking elective positions to play responsible politics during and after general elections He said that this would only be possible if they political class could mobilise their followers to shun all kind of violence and thuggery Indepedent National Electoral Commission INEC National Chairman Mahmoud Yakubu said that the commission was fully prepared to conduct free fair and credible elections He also called on politicians to cooperate with the commission for the successful implementation of electoral process He appealed to the media to sensitive eligible Nigerians to the dangers involved in political violence and thuggery We at the commission are battle ready to provide a level playing platform for the smooth implementation of all the electoral process he said The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that Sultan Sa ad Abubakar Etsu Nupe Yahaya Abubakar Bishop Hassan Kukah Gen Martins Agwai and Alhaji Yayale Ahmed attended the meeting Alhaji Aliko Dangote Mike Otedola are also part of the stakeholders forum for peaceful conduct of political campaigns across the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023 elections: Abdulsalami advises electorate
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    2023 elections: Abdulsalami advises electorate

    The Former Head of States and Chairman National Peace Committee, retired General Abdulsalami Abubakar, has advised eligible Nigerians not to sell their voters card during the 2023 general elections.

    Abubakar spoke to newsmen shortly after a closed door meeting of National Peace Committee meeting in Minna on Thursday.

    “I appeal to Nigerians to, especially the electorate, to conduct themselves in a peaceful manner as the programme of electoral process is about to be implemented.

    “Don’t sell your votes but vote for a credible leaders that would provide basic infrastructure that would enhance the wellbeing of Nigerians”, Abdulsalami said.

    He said that it was only through the peaceful conduct of electoral process that credible and honest elected representatives would emerge.

    “If we want to have it good, we must work towards electing responsible to manage our nation resources for optimal performance”, he said.

    He said that the desire objectives of having good democratic governance would only be possible if eligible Nigerians would shun all kind of violence and not engage in selling their voter’s cards.

    He also called on politicians, especially those seeking elective positions, to play responsible politics during and after general elections.

    He said that this would only be possible if they political class could mobilise their followers to shun all kind of violence and thuggery.

    Indepedent National Electoral Commission (INEC) National Chairman Mahmoud Yakubu said that the commission was fully prepared to conduct free, fair and credible elections.

    He also called on politicians to cooperate with the commission for the successful implementation of electoral process.

    He appealed to the media to sensitive eligible Nigerians to the dangers involved in political violence and thuggery.

    “We at the commission are battle ready to provide a level-playing platform for the smooth implementation of all the electoral process,” he said. 

    The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) reports that Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar, Etsu Nupe Yahaya Abubakar, Bishop Hassan Kukah, Gen. Martins Agwai and Alhaji Yayale Ahmed attended the meeting.  

    Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Mike Otedola are also part of the stakeholders forum for peaceful conduct of political campaigns across the country.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The retiring Permanent Secretary Ecological Projects Office EPO Dr Habiba Lawal has been described as a public servant who scored many firsts in the service of the nation Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF Boss Mustapha gave the commendation on Thursday in his remarks at the launch in honour of Lawal in Abuja Mustapha who was the chairman of the occasion expressed gratitude for witnessing the event marking the pulling out of Lawal from public service after a glorious and successful career It is more significant when the exiting public officer has deemed it fit to document such stewardship as a contribution to history and a guide to those coming behind Let me begin by congratulating Lawal academic administrator educationist scientist mother family matriarch and motivator on attaining the age of 60 and for a resounding public service career She comes with a lot of firsts in the class of achievers She also graced the retirement with launching of her book on the experience she gathered in the EPO office At the peak of her career she was appointed a Permanent Secretary in 2013 thus becoming one of the longest serving in that class today It is also on record that she served as the acting secretary to the government of the federation for at least six months before my appointment in 2017 By way of speaking therefore it will be right to call her my predecessor he said Mustapha said prior to the retirement she excelled in the discharge of her duties while serving as acting SGF He commended her for bringing experience to bear on the office as such effort made it easy for him to take off smoothly Lawal worked with transparency dedication commitment and the drive distinguished her as an exemplary public officer The result of her leadership in the EPO is documented in two volume of publications issued from that office That is another first in the history of the office he said The SGF congratulated members of her family asserting that their mother and matriarch had been of invaluable service to the nation and to humanity We are indeed proud of her immensely Moments like this enable public officials to reflect on what to do to make the best use of the most experienced dedicated diligent and resourceful officers especially in their retirement he said Mustapha while unveiling the book titled Account of My Stewardship in the Management of Ecological Emergencies in Nigeria said that the book would remain relevant for the entire staff of EPO The Head of Service HOS Dr Folashade Yemi Esan said that Lawal was honest and left good example in the service Lawal is my friend my sister and a wonderful collugue she helped me a lot in the discharge of my duty she never relent each time I call her for advice a good counsellor indeed Lawal is always on top of her job her language goes this way please don t let this work spoil let s work together and make it right For the family you have a jewel as a mother and grandmother My prayer for her is that God will reward her in all her effort and commitment for I know she did not labour in vain she said Also Former SGF Alhaji Yayale Ahmed said that Lawal entered into two journeys at a time and graduated successfully even though it was not easy According to him Lawal is my brother s wife she got married and went for her career in the university and she was able to achieve the two successfully I am so proud of her and I know she will continue to excel as she is retiring she will never be tired in life he said The reviewer of the book Dr Emeka Odokporo said that the book was impressive and engaging Odokporo said the book was about 378 pages and 10 chapters and talked mostly about climate change flooding desertification and other related environmental challenges in the country He commended Lawal for all her commitment during her service year urging the government to give women more opportunities to serve in the public service Lawal thanked everyone for their immensed support and making the ceremony a huge success NewsSourceCredit NAN
    SGF, HoS hail retiring Perm. Sec. for scoring “many firsts” in service
     The retiring Permanent Secretary Ecological Projects Office EPO Dr Habiba Lawal has been described as a public servant who scored many firsts in the service of the nation Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF Boss Mustapha gave the commendation on Thursday in his remarks at the launch in honour of Lawal in Abuja Mustapha who was the chairman of the occasion expressed gratitude for witnessing the event marking the pulling out of Lawal from public service after a glorious and successful career It is more significant when the exiting public officer has deemed it fit to document such stewardship as a contribution to history and a guide to those coming behind Let me begin by congratulating Lawal academic administrator educationist scientist mother family matriarch and motivator on attaining the age of 60 and for a resounding public service career She comes with a lot of firsts in the class of achievers She also graced the retirement with launching of her book on the experience she gathered in the EPO office At the peak of her career she was appointed a Permanent Secretary in 2013 thus becoming one of the longest serving in that class today It is also on record that she served as the acting secretary to the government of the federation for at least six months before my appointment in 2017 By way of speaking therefore it will be right to call her my predecessor he said Mustapha said prior to the retirement she excelled in the discharge of her duties while serving as acting SGF He commended her for bringing experience to bear on the office as such effort made it easy for him to take off smoothly Lawal worked with transparency dedication commitment and the drive distinguished her as an exemplary public officer The result of her leadership in the EPO is documented in two volume of publications issued from that office That is another first in the history of the office he said The SGF congratulated members of her family asserting that their mother and matriarch had been of invaluable service to the nation and to humanity We are indeed proud of her immensely Moments like this enable public officials to reflect on what to do to make the best use of the most experienced dedicated diligent and resourceful officers especially in their retirement he said Mustapha while unveiling the book titled Account of My Stewardship in the Management of Ecological Emergencies in Nigeria said that the book would remain relevant for the entire staff of EPO The Head of Service HOS Dr Folashade Yemi Esan said that Lawal was honest and left good example in the service Lawal is my friend my sister and a wonderful collugue she helped me a lot in the discharge of my duty she never relent each time I call her for advice a good counsellor indeed Lawal is always on top of her job her language goes this way please don t let this work spoil let s work together and make it right For the family you have a jewel as a mother and grandmother My prayer for her is that God will reward her in all her effort and commitment for I know she did not labour in vain she said Also Former SGF Alhaji Yayale Ahmed said that Lawal entered into two journeys at a time and graduated successfully even though it was not easy According to him Lawal is my brother s wife she got married and went for her career in the university and she was able to achieve the two successfully I am so proud of her and I know she will continue to excel as she is retiring she will never be tired in life he said The reviewer of the book Dr Emeka Odokporo said that the book was impressive and engaging Odokporo said the book was about 378 pages and 10 chapters and talked mostly about climate change flooding desertification and other related environmental challenges in the country He commended Lawal for all her commitment during her service year urging the government to give women more opportunities to serve in the public service Lawal thanked everyone for their immensed support and making the ceremony a huge success NewsSourceCredit NAN
    SGF, HoS hail retiring Perm. Sec. for scoring “many firsts” in service
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    SGF, HoS hail retiring Perm. Sec. for scoring “many firsts” in service

    The retiring Permanent Secretary, Ecological Projects Office (EPO) Dr Habiba Lawal, has been described as a public servant who scored many firsts in the service of the nation.

    Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha gave the commendation on Thursday in his remarks at the launch in honour of Lawal in Abuja.

    Mustapha who was the chairman of the occasion, expressed gratitude for witnessing the event marking the pulling out of Lawal from public service after a glorious and successful career.

    “It is more significant when the exiting public officer has deemed it fit to document such stewardship as a contribution to history and a guide to those coming behind.

    “Let me begin by congratulating Lawal, academic, administrator, educationist, scientist, mother, family matriarch and motivator, on attaining the age of 60 and for a resounding public service career.

    “She comes with a lot of firsts, in the class of achievers.

    She also graced the retirement with launching of her book on the experience she gathered in the EPO office.

    “At the peak of her career, she was appointed a Permanent Secretary in 2013, thus becoming one of the longest serving in that class, today.

    “It is also on record that she served as the acting secretary to the government of the federation for at least six months before my appointment in 2017. “By way of speaking, therefore, it will be right to call her my predecessor,” he said.

    Mustapha said prior to the retirement, she excelled in the discharge of her duties while serving as acting SGF.

    He commended her for bringing experience to bear on the office as such effort made it easy for him to take off smoothly.

    “Lawal worked with transparency, dedication, commitment and the drive distinguished her as an exemplary public officer.

    “The result of her leadership in the EPO is documented in two volume of publications issued from that office.

    That is another first in the history of the office” he said.

    The SGF congratulated members of her family, asserting that their mother and matriarch had been of invaluable service to the nation and to humanity.

    “We are indeed proud of her, immensely.

    ” “Moments like this enable public officials to reflect on what to do to make the best use of the most experienced, dedicated, diligent and resourceful officers, especially in their retirement,” he said.

    Mustapha, while unveiling the book, titled: “Account of My Stewardship in the Management of Ecological Emergencies in Nigeria”, said that the book would remain relevant for the entire staff of EPO.

    The Head of Service (HOS), Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan, said that Lawal was honest and left good example in the service.

    “Lawal is my friend, my sister and a wonderful collugue; she helped me a lot in the discharge of my duty; she never relent each time I call her for advice, a good counsellor indeed.

    “Lawal is always on top of her job, her language goes this way: ‘please don’t let this work spoil, let’s work together and make it right’.

    ” “For the family, you have a jewel as a mother and grandmother.

    “My prayer for her is that God will reward her in all her effort and commitment, for I know she did not labour in vain,” she said.

    Also, Former SGF, Alhaji Yayale Ahmed, said that Lawal entered into two journeys at a time and graduated successfully, even though it was not easy.

    According to him, ” Lawal is my brother’s wife, she got married and went for her career in the university and she was able to achieve the two successfully.

    “I am so proud of her and I know she will continue to excel as she is retiring, she will never be tired in life,” he said.

    The reviewer of the book, Dr Emeka Odokporo, said that the book was impressive and engaging.

    Odokporo said the book was about 378 pages and 10 chapters and talked mostly about climate change, flooding, desertification and other related environmental challenges in the country.

    He commended Lawal for all her commitment during her service year, urging the government to give women more opportunities to serve in the public service.

    Lawal thanked everyone for their immensed support and making the ceremony a huge success.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  President Muhammadu Buhari has written a personal letter to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF Boss Mustapha commending him for organising a successful Ministers Retreat The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the two day First Year Ministerial Performance Review Retreat from Sept 7 was organised to assess the performance of the government in the last one year Malam Garba Shehu the President s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity in a statement in Abuja on Sunday said the president was impressed with the SGF s performance at the retreat Buhari lauded Mustapha s organisational competence and comprehensive speech delivered during the retreat The president said I am writing to personally recognise your competence and commend the way you organised and led the Ministers Retreat The intellectual inputs by the panel chaired by the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation Alhaji Yayale Ahmed were remarkable The benefits derived from the committees discussions were enormous and the added values to the Ministers and Permanent Secretaries experiences are very much appreciated Your comprehensive speech at the beginning of the second day of the Retreat proved your capacity and experience For those of us who missed the first day of the retreat the speech adequately prepared us for the second and final day of the occasion I am happy to write this short letter of appreciation to you because I am very impressed with your performance at the Retreat The retreat was attended by cabinet members permanent secretaries as well as technical partners and resource persons via online At the end of the plenary session of the retreat the SGF revealed that five key issues emerged The need to review and reprioritise the interventions in the ministerial mandates to meet the new emerging socio economic environment and deliver on Presidential priorities The need for Key Performance Indicators and annual targets that smartly define success of interventions in each priority area for improved performance assessment going forward The need for inter agency collaboration to drive delivery and synergy among implementing MDAs The need to accelerate the implementation of the economic sustainability plan in order to respond to the challenges associated with COVID 19 pandemic andAdequacy and timeliness of fund releases to execute projects and programmes of the ministerial mandates According to him as part of the strategy towards ensuring the effective realisation of these objectives the OSGF will sustain the ongoing discussions after the retreat with ministers This is with a view to reviewing and re prioritising interventions in the light of the lessons learnt so that we can deliver as agreed Mustapha therefore stressed the need for ministers and heads of agencies under their supervision to work together to strengthen inter agency collaboration toward driving delivery and synergy among implementing MDAs Edited By Abdulfatah Babatunde Source NAN
    Ministerial Retreat: Buhari commends SGF
     President Muhammadu Buhari has written a personal letter to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF Boss Mustapha commending him for organising a successful Ministers Retreat The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the two day First Year Ministerial Performance Review Retreat from Sept 7 was organised to assess the performance of the government in the last one year Malam Garba Shehu the President s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity in a statement in Abuja on Sunday said the president was impressed with the SGF s performance at the retreat Buhari lauded Mustapha s organisational competence and comprehensive speech delivered during the retreat The president said I am writing to personally recognise your competence and commend the way you organised and led the Ministers Retreat The intellectual inputs by the panel chaired by the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation Alhaji Yayale Ahmed were remarkable The benefits derived from the committees discussions were enormous and the added values to the Ministers and Permanent Secretaries experiences are very much appreciated Your comprehensive speech at the beginning of the second day of the Retreat proved your capacity and experience For those of us who missed the first day of the retreat the speech adequately prepared us for the second and final day of the occasion I am happy to write this short letter of appreciation to you because I am very impressed with your performance at the Retreat The retreat was attended by cabinet members permanent secretaries as well as technical partners and resource persons via online At the end of the plenary session of the retreat the SGF revealed that five key issues emerged The need to review and reprioritise the interventions in the ministerial mandates to meet the new emerging socio economic environment and deliver on Presidential priorities The need for Key Performance Indicators and annual targets that smartly define success of interventions in each priority area for improved performance assessment going forward The need for inter agency collaboration to drive delivery and synergy among implementing MDAs The need to accelerate the implementation of the economic sustainability plan in order to respond to the challenges associated with COVID 19 pandemic andAdequacy and timeliness of fund releases to execute projects and programmes of the ministerial mandates According to him as part of the strategy towards ensuring the effective realisation of these objectives the OSGF will sustain the ongoing discussions after the retreat with ministers This is with a view to reviewing and re prioritising interventions in the light of the lessons learnt so that we can deliver as agreed Mustapha therefore stressed the need for ministers and heads of agencies under their supervision to work together to strengthen inter agency collaboration toward driving delivery and synergy among implementing MDAs Edited By Abdulfatah Babatunde Source NAN
    Ministerial Retreat: Buhari commends SGF
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    Ministerial Retreat: Buhari commends SGF

    President Muhammadu Buhari has written a personal letter to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, commending him for organising a successful Ministers’ Retreat.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the two-day ‘First Year Ministerial Performance Review Retreat’, from Sept. 7, was organised to assess the performance of the government in the last one year.

    Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, in a statement in Abuja on Sunday, said the president was “impressed” with the SGF’s performance at the retreat.

    Buhari lauded Mustapha’s organisational competence and comprehensive speech delivered during the retreat.

    The president said: “I am writing to personally recognise your competence and commend the way you organised and led the Ministers’ Retreat.

    “The intellectual inputs by the panel, chaired by the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Alhaji Yayale Ahmed were remarkable.

    “The benefits derived from the committees’ discussions were enormous and the added values to the Ministers’ and Permanent Secretaries’ experiences are very much appreciated.

    “Your comprehensive speech at the beginning of the second day of the Retreat proved your capacity and experience.

    “For those of us who missed the first day of the retreat, the speech adequately prepared us for the second and final day of the occasion.

    “I am happy to write this short letter of appreciation to you because, I am very impressed with your performance at the Retreat’’.

    The retreat was attended by cabinet members, permanent secretaries as well as technical partners and resource persons via online.

    At the end of the plenary session of the retreat, the SGF revealed that five key issues emerged:

    The need to review and reprioritise the interventions in the ministerial mandates to meet the new emerging socio-economic environment and deliver on Presidential priorities.

    The need for Key Performance Indicators and annual targets that smartly define success of interventions in each priority area for improved performance assessment going forward.

    The need for inter-agency collaboration to drive delivery and synergy among implementing MDAs.

    The need to accelerate the implementation of the economic sustainability plan in order to respond to the challenges associated with COVID-19 pandemic; and

    Adequacy and timeliness of fund releases to execute projects and programmes of the ministerial mandates.

    According to him, as part of the strategy towards ensuring the effective realisation of these objectives, the OSGF will sustain the ongoing discussions after the retreat with ministers.

    “This is with a view to reviewing and re-prioritising interventions in the light of the lessons learnt so that we can deliver as agreed.’’

    Mustapha, therefore, stressed the need for ministers and heads of agencies, under their supervision, to work together to strengthen inter-agency collaboration toward driving delivery and synergy among implementing MDAs.


    Edited By: Abdulfatah Babatunde
    Source: NAN

  •  The remains of the News Agency of Nigeria Board Chairman Alhaji Wada Maida was buried at Gudu Cemetery Apo District Abuja on Tuesday in accordance with Muslim rites The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the funeral prayer was led by Imam Rabiu Suleiman amidst tears by his family members friends associates and Muslim Ummah The funeral prayer for the deceased was held at the Shagari Jumma at Mosque in Area I Garki in Abuja Speaking shortly after the burial Gov Aminu Masari of Katsina State described the death of Alhaji Wada Maida as a personal loss to him and the great people of Katsina state Masari said that the deceased was a patriotic citizen who dedicated the whole of his life in the service of the country Whenever we lose somebody in Islam we say to Allah we all come from Him and unto Him we shall return Apart from being a personal friend the late Wada was a patriotic citizen of the country He spent his life in the service to humanity He was my age mate we had so many associations together and we normally give assistance to the needy Recently we gave donation together with him to the Internally Displaced Persons IDPs in Katsina So for me it is a personal loss and to Katsina State it is a big one based on his services to the nation he really represented Katsina well Masari said On his part Sen Ibrahim Ida Sardaunan Katsina who represented Katsina Emirate Council at the burial described the death of Maida as a colossal loss to the country Ida added that the deceased would be remembered for his uprightness honesty and integrity Also speaking the Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu said the deceased would be remembered by his friends because he was a great and true friend to many people Adamu said that late Maida would be remembered for his accomplishments in the journalism profession and the media house that he established The Acting Managing Director NAN Mr Dele Ojo said the demise of Maida was a great loss to NAN saying Wada Maida lived and died for NAN The Chairman Editorial Board Thisday Newspapers Mr Olusegun Adeniyi said the deceased was not only an elder in the media profession but he was also a fantastic gentleman Most of us looked up to him for guidance because he was a very good man I pray that may the hereafter be a better place for him In attendance were the Minister of Aviation Sen Hadi Sirika Presidential Media Aide Malam Garba Shehu Acting Managing Director NAN Mr Dele Ojo and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF Alhaji Yayale Ahmed Others were Sen Kabir Barkiya representing Katsina Central former EFCC Chairman Malam Nuhu Ribadu former FCT Minister Dr Aliyu Modibbo former Chairman Federal Island Revenue Service FIRS Kabir Mashi and Alhaji Abba Rimi Edited By Felix Ajide Donald Ugwu NAN
    NAN Board Chairman, Wada Maida, laid to rest
     The remains of the News Agency of Nigeria Board Chairman Alhaji Wada Maida was buried at Gudu Cemetery Apo District Abuja on Tuesday in accordance with Muslim rites The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the funeral prayer was led by Imam Rabiu Suleiman amidst tears by his family members friends associates and Muslim Ummah The funeral prayer for the deceased was held at the Shagari Jumma at Mosque in Area I Garki in Abuja Speaking shortly after the burial Gov Aminu Masari of Katsina State described the death of Alhaji Wada Maida as a personal loss to him and the great people of Katsina state Masari said that the deceased was a patriotic citizen who dedicated the whole of his life in the service of the country Whenever we lose somebody in Islam we say to Allah we all come from Him and unto Him we shall return Apart from being a personal friend the late Wada was a patriotic citizen of the country He spent his life in the service to humanity He was my age mate we had so many associations together and we normally give assistance to the needy Recently we gave donation together with him to the Internally Displaced Persons IDPs in Katsina So for me it is a personal loss and to Katsina State it is a big one based on his services to the nation he really represented Katsina well Masari said On his part Sen Ibrahim Ida Sardaunan Katsina who represented Katsina Emirate Council at the burial described the death of Maida as a colossal loss to the country Ida added that the deceased would be remembered for his uprightness honesty and integrity Also speaking the Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu said the deceased would be remembered by his friends because he was a great and true friend to many people Adamu said that late Maida would be remembered for his accomplishments in the journalism profession and the media house that he established The Acting Managing Director NAN Mr Dele Ojo said the demise of Maida was a great loss to NAN saying Wada Maida lived and died for NAN The Chairman Editorial Board Thisday Newspapers Mr Olusegun Adeniyi said the deceased was not only an elder in the media profession but he was also a fantastic gentleman Most of us looked up to him for guidance because he was a very good man I pray that may the hereafter be a better place for him In attendance were the Minister of Aviation Sen Hadi Sirika Presidential Media Aide Malam Garba Shehu Acting Managing Director NAN Mr Dele Ojo and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF Alhaji Yayale Ahmed Others were Sen Kabir Barkiya representing Katsina Central former EFCC Chairman Malam Nuhu Ribadu former FCT Minister Dr Aliyu Modibbo former Chairman Federal Island Revenue Service FIRS Kabir Mashi and Alhaji Abba Rimi Edited By Felix Ajide Donald Ugwu NAN
    NAN Board Chairman, Wada Maida, laid to rest
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    NAN Board Chairman, Wada Maida, laid to rest

    The remains of the News Agency of Nigeria , Board Chairman, Alhaji Wada Maida, was buried at Gudu Cemetery, Apo District, Abuja, on Tuesday in accordance with Muslim rites.

    The News Agency of Nigeria , reports that the funeral prayer was led by Imam Rabiu Suleiman amidst tears by his family members, friends, associates and Muslim Ummah.

    The funeral prayer for the deceased was held at the Shagari Jumma’at Mosque in Area I Garki in Abuja.

    Speaking shortly after the burial, Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State described the death of Alhaji Wada Maida as a personal loss to him and the great people of Katsina state.

    Masari said that the deceased was a patriotic citizen who dedicated the whole of his life in the service of the country.

    “Whenever we lose somebody in Islam, we say to Allah we all come from Him and unto Him we shall return.

    “Apart from being a personal friend the late Wada was a patriotic citizen of the country.

    “He spent his life in the service to humanity. He was my age mate we had so many associations together and we normally give assistance to the needy.

    “Recently, we gave donation together with him to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), in Katsina.

    “So, for me, it is a personal loss and to Katsina State, it is a big one based on his services to the nation, he really represented Katsina well,” Masari said.

    On his part, Sen. Ibrahim Ida, Sardaunan Katsina, who represented Katsina Emirate Council at the burial, described the death of Maida as a colossal loss to the country.

    Ida added that the deceased would be remembered for his uprightness, honesty and integrity.

    Also speaking, the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, said the deceased would be remembered by his friends because he was a great and true friend to many people.

    Adamu said that late Maida would be remembered for his accomplishments in the journalism profession and the media house that he established.

    The Acting Managing Director, NAN, Mr Dele Ojo, said the demise of Maida was a great loss to NAN, saying “Wada Maida lived and died for NAN.”

    The Chairman, Editorial Board, Thisday Newspapers, Mr Olusegun Adeniyi, said the deceased was not only an elder in the media profession but he was also a fantastic gentleman.

    “Most of us looked up to him for guidance because he was a very good man. I pray that may the hereafter be a better place for him.”

    In attendance were the Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, Presidential Media Aide, Malam Garba Shehu, Acting Managing Director, NAN, Mr Dele Ojo, and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Alhaji Yayale Ahmed.

    Others were Sen. Kabir Barkiya, representing Katsina Central, former EFCC Chairman, Malam Nuhu Ribadu, former FCT Minister, Dr Aliyu Modibbo, former Chairman, Federal Island Revenue Service (FIRS), Kabir Mashi and Alhaji Abba Rimi.


    Edited By: Felix Ajide/Donald Ugwu (NAN)

  •  Gov Aminu Masari of Katsina State has described the death of Alhaji Wada Maida as a personal loss to him and the great people of Katsina state Masari stated this shortly after attending the funeral prayer of the deceased held at the Shagari Jumma at Mosque in Area I Garki on Tuesday in Abuja The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the funeral prayer was led by Imam Rabiu Suleiman amidst tears by his family members friends associates and Muslim Ummah Masari said the deceased was a patriotic citizen of the country who dedicated the whole of his life in the service of the country Whenever we lose somebody in Islam we say to Allah we all come from and to Him we shall return Apart from being a personal friend late Wada was a patriotic citizen of the country He spent his life in the service to humanity He was my age mate we had so many associations together and we normally give assistance to the needy Recently we gave donation together with him to the Internally Displaced Persons IDPs in Katsina So for me it is a personal loss and to Katsina State it is a big one based on his services to the nation he really represented Katsina well Masari said On his part Sen Ibrahim Ida Sardaunan Katsina who represented Katsina Emirate Council at the burial described the death of Maida as a colossal loss to the country Ida added that the deceased would be remembered for his uprightness honesty and integrity Also speaking the Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu said the deceased would be remembered by his friends because he was a great and true friend to many people Adamu said that late Maida would be remembered for his accomplishments in the journalism profession and the media house that he established The Acting Managing Director NAN Mr Dele Ojo said the demise of Maida was a great loss to NAN saying Wada Maida lived and died for NAN The Chairman Editorial Board Thisday Newspapers Mr Olusegun Adeniyi said the deceased was not only an elder in the media profession but he was also a fantastic gentleman Most of us look up to him for guidance because he was a very good man I pray that may the hereafter be a better place for him NAN reports that the remains of the deceased was buried at Gudu Cemetery at Apo District In attendance were the Minister of Aviation Sen Hadi Sirika Presidential Media Aide Malam Garba Shehu Acting Managing Director NAN Mr Dele Ojo and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF Alhaji Yayale Ahmed Others are Sen Kabir Barkiya representing Katsina Central former EFCC Chairman Malam Nuhu Ribadu and Alhaji Abba Musa Rimi former FCT Minister Dr Aliyu Modibbo former Chairman Federal Island Revenue Service FIRS Kabir Mashi Edited By Joseph Edeh Wale Ojetimi NAN
    Wada`s death a personal loss to me, says Gov. Masari
     Gov Aminu Masari of Katsina State has described the death of Alhaji Wada Maida as a personal loss to him and the great people of Katsina state Masari stated this shortly after attending the funeral prayer of the deceased held at the Shagari Jumma at Mosque in Area I Garki on Tuesday in Abuja The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the funeral prayer was led by Imam Rabiu Suleiman amidst tears by his family members friends associates and Muslim Ummah Masari said the deceased was a patriotic citizen of the country who dedicated the whole of his life in the service of the country Whenever we lose somebody in Islam we say to Allah we all come from and to Him we shall return Apart from being a personal friend late Wada was a patriotic citizen of the country He spent his life in the service to humanity He was my age mate we had so many associations together and we normally give assistance to the needy Recently we gave donation together with him to the Internally Displaced Persons IDPs in Katsina So for me it is a personal loss and to Katsina State it is a big one based on his services to the nation he really represented Katsina well Masari said On his part Sen Ibrahim Ida Sardaunan Katsina who represented Katsina Emirate Council at the burial described the death of Maida as a colossal loss to the country Ida added that the deceased would be remembered for his uprightness honesty and integrity Also speaking the Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu said the deceased would be remembered by his friends because he was a great and true friend to many people Adamu said that late Maida would be remembered for his accomplishments in the journalism profession and the media house that he established The Acting Managing Director NAN Mr Dele Ojo said the demise of Maida was a great loss to NAN saying Wada Maida lived and died for NAN The Chairman Editorial Board Thisday Newspapers Mr Olusegun Adeniyi said the deceased was not only an elder in the media profession but he was also a fantastic gentleman Most of us look up to him for guidance because he was a very good man I pray that may the hereafter be a better place for him NAN reports that the remains of the deceased was buried at Gudu Cemetery at Apo District In attendance were the Minister of Aviation Sen Hadi Sirika Presidential Media Aide Malam Garba Shehu Acting Managing Director NAN Mr Dele Ojo and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF Alhaji Yayale Ahmed Others are Sen Kabir Barkiya representing Katsina Central former EFCC Chairman Malam Nuhu Ribadu and Alhaji Abba Musa Rimi former FCT Minister Dr Aliyu Modibbo former Chairman Federal Island Revenue Service FIRS Kabir Mashi Edited By Joseph Edeh Wale Ojetimi NAN
    Wada`s death a personal loss to me, says Gov. Masari
    Metro2 years ago

    Wada`s death a personal loss to me, says Gov. Masari

    Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State has described the death of Alhaji Wada Maida as a personal loss to him and the great people of Katsina state.

     

    Masari stated this shortly after attending the funeral prayer of the deceased held at the Shagari Jumma’at Mosque in Area I Garki on Tuesday in Abuja.

     

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the funeral prayer was led by Imam Rabiu Suleiman amidst tears by his family members, friends, associates and Muslim Ummah.

     

    Masari said the deceased was a patriotic citizen of the country who dedicated the whole of his life in the service of the country.

     

    ” Whenever we lose somebody in Islam, we say to Allah we all come from and to Him we shall return.

     

    ” Apart from being a personal friend, late Wada was a patriotic citizen of the country.

     

    ” He spent his life in the service to humanity. He was my age mate we had so many associations together and we normally give assistance to the needy.

     

    ” Recently, we gave donation together with him to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Katsina.

     

    ” So for me, it is a personal loss and to Katsina State, it is a big one based on his services to the nation, he really represented Katsina well,” Masari said.

     

    On his part, Sen. Ibrahim Ida, Sardaunan Katsina, who represented Katsina Emirate Council at the burial, described the death of Maida as a colossal loss to the country.

     

    Ida added that the deceased would be remembered for his uprightness, honesty and integrity.

     

    Also speaking, the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, said the deceased would be remembered by his friends because he was a great and true friend to many people.

     

    Adamu said that late Maida would be remembered for his accomplishments in the journalism profession and the media house that he established.

     

    The Acting Managing Director, NAN, Mr Dele Ojo, said the demise of Maida was a great loss to NAN, saying “Wada Maida lived and died for NAN.”

     

    The Chairman, Editorial Board, Thisday Newspapers, Mr Olusegun Adeniyi, said the deceased was not only an elder in the media profession but he was also a fantastic gentleman.

     

    “Most of us look up to him for guidance because he was a very good man. I pray that may the hereafter be a better place for him.”

     

    NAN reports that the remains of the deceased was buried at Gudu Cemetery at Apo District.

     

    In attendance were the Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, Presidential Media Aide, Malam Garba Shehu, Acting Managing Director, NAN, Mr Dele Ojo, and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Alhaji Yayale Ahmed.

     

    Others are Sen. Kabir Barkiya, representing Katsina Central, former EFCC Chairman, Malam Nuhu Ribadu and Alhaji Abba Musa Rimi, former FCT Minister, Dr Aliyu Modibbo, former Chairman, Federal Island Revenue Service (FIRS), Kabir Mashi,

     


    Edited By: Joseph Edeh/Wale Ojetimi (NAN)

  •  Alhaji Yayale Ahmed former Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF and Head of Civil Service of the Federation HCSF on Tuesday unveiled a book on Public Sector Accounting and Administrative Practices in Nigeria in Abuja The Nigeria News Agency reports that the book presented in two volumes is written by Mr Goddey Daniel a scholar and retired Deputy Director Audit from Office of the Auditor General of the Federation Ahmed who chaired the occasion commended the author noting that the book is a timely intervention in ensuring transparency prudence and accountability in the nation s public sector He added that the book was a road map towards building the best tradition of globally recognised Public Service values of respect for rules and regulations integrity and cost effective approach to policies I hold the view that the book could not have been formally presented at a better time when successive governments have been making conscious efforts to reform the public service for effective service delivery There is no doubt that all the strategies and programmes of government depend on an effective bureaucracy for implementation as no government at all levels can rise beyond the capacity and efficiency of its public service The intellectual and academic contributions of the author in this book regarding the issues of accountability and transparency in government business will definitely improve the capacity of public servants What is also remarkable about the book is the author s creativity in making the difficult subject of public accounting simple practical readable and enjoyable This subject was only introduced into syllabus of Nigeria s tertiary institutions programmes and the professional bodies in 1999 The major thrusts of this publication therefore is to provide necessary insights into the emerging developments and best practices in public sector accounting It will refresh the knowledge of serving officers and as well introduce the newly engaged public servants to the intricacies of public sector governance and administrative services in Nigeria he said The book reviewer Prof Chinwuba Okafor a Professor of Accounting and Strategic Management said that the two book in one masterpiece has 41 pages with the first volume addressing Public Sector Accounting and the other on Administrative Practices in Nigeria The Public Sector Accounting is the normal public sector accounting that is driven by International Public Sector Standards IPSAS The Administrative Practices in Nigeria is like operations manual of government establishments on what should be done in the public service and how The beauty of the books is that the author treated all the International Public Sector Accounting Standards available to date he said The author of the book told NAN on the sideline that he decided to write the book as a ready tool for all stakeholders in the public sector especially financial experts I discovered that there is a gap in knowledge on this subject and that is worrisome because Public Sector Accounting is not an area anybody can just dabble into Public Servants members of the academia including students as well as media practioners will find this book very useful he said NAN also reports that civil servants members of the academia and top government functionaries from both states and federal levels were present at the public presentation at the NAF Conference Centre Representatives of the Federal Inland Revenue Service FIRS Chairman of Delta State Board of Internal Revenue Mr Monday Onyeme and Rep Solomon Ighrakpata Vice Chairman House Committee on Public Accounts were among dignitaries present at the event Edited By Remi Koleoso Muhammad Suleiman Tola
    Ex-SGF Ahmed unveils book on public sector accounting, administration
     Alhaji Yayale Ahmed former Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF and Head of Civil Service of the Federation HCSF on Tuesday unveiled a book on Public Sector Accounting and Administrative Practices in Nigeria in Abuja The Nigeria News Agency reports that the book presented in two volumes is written by Mr Goddey Daniel a scholar and retired Deputy Director Audit from Office of the Auditor General of the Federation Ahmed who chaired the occasion commended the author noting that the book is a timely intervention in ensuring transparency prudence and accountability in the nation s public sector He added that the book was a road map towards building the best tradition of globally recognised Public Service values of respect for rules and regulations integrity and cost effective approach to policies I hold the view that the book could not have been formally presented at a better time when successive governments have been making conscious efforts to reform the public service for effective service delivery There is no doubt that all the strategies and programmes of government depend on an effective bureaucracy for implementation as no government at all levels can rise beyond the capacity and efficiency of its public service The intellectual and academic contributions of the author in this book regarding the issues of accountability and transparency in government business will definitely improve the capacity of public servants What is also remarkable about the book is the author s creativity in making the difficult subject of public accounting simple practical readable and enjoyable This subject was only introduced into syllabus of Nigeria s tertiary institutions programmes and the professional bodies in 1999 The major thrusts of this publication therefore is to provide necessary insights into the emerging developments and best practices in public sector accounting It will refresh the knowledge of serving officers and as well introduce the newly engaged public servants to the intricacies of public sector governance and administrative services in Nigeria he said The book reviewer Prof Chinwuba Okafor a Professor of Accounting and Strategic Management said that the two book in one masterpiece has 41 pages with the first volume addressing Public Sector Accounting and the other on Administrative Practices in Nigeria The Public Sector Accounting is the normal public sector accounting that is driven by International Public Sector Standards IPSAS The Administrative Practices in Nigeria is like operations manual of government establishments on what should be done in the public service and how The beauty of the books is that the author treated all the International Public Sector Accounting Standards available to date he said The author of the book told NAN on the sideline that he decided to write the book as a ready tool for all stakeholders in the public sector especially financial experts I discovered that there is a gap in knowledge on this subject and that is worrisome because Public Sector Accounting is not an area anybody can just dabble into Public Servants members of the academia including students as well as media practioners will find this book very useful he said NAN also reports that civil servants members of the academia and top government functionaries from both states and federal levels were present at the public presentation at the NAF Conference Centre Representatives of the Federal Inland Revenue Service FIRS Chairman of Delta State Board of Internal Revenue Mr Monday Onyeme and Rep Solomon Ighrakpata Vice Chairman House Committee on Public Accounts were among dignitaries present at the event Edited By Remi Koleoso Muhammad Suleiman Tola
    Ex-SGF Ahmed unveils book on public sector accounting, administration
    Entertainment3 years ago

    Ex-SGF Ahmed unveils book on public sector accounting, administration

    Alhaji Yayale Ahmed, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF), on Tuesday unveiled a book on “Public Sector Accounting and Administrative Practices in Nigeria” in Abuja.

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that the book presented in two volumes is written by Mr Goddey Daniel, a scholar and retired Deputy Director (Audit) from Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation.

    Ahmed, who chaired the occasion, commended the author, noting that the book is a timely intervention in ensuring transparency, prudence and accountability in the nation’s public sector.

    He added that the book was a road map towards building the best tradition of globally recognised Public Service values of respect for rules and regulations, integrity and cost effective approach to policies.

    “I hold the view that the book could not have been formally presented at a better time when successive governments have been making conscious efforts to reform the public service for effective service delivery.

    “There is no doubt that all the strategies and programmes of government depend on an effective bureaucracy for implementation, as no government at all levels can rise beyond the capacity and efficiency of its public service.

    “The intellectual and academic contributions of the author in this book regarding the issues of accountability and transparency in government business will definitely improve the capacity of public servants.

    “What is also remarkable about the book is the author’s creativity in making the difficult subject of public accounting simple, practical, readable and enjoyable.

    “This subject was only introduced into syllabus of Nigeria’s tertiary institutions programmes and the professional bodies in 1999.

    “The major thrusts of this publication, therefore, is to provide necessary insights into the emerging developments and best practices in public sector accounting.

    “It will refresh the knowledge of serving officers and as well introduce the newly engaged public servants to the intricacies of public sector governance and administrative services in Nigeria,” he said.

    The book reviewer, Prof. Chinwuba Okafor, a Professor of Accounting and Strategic Management, said that the two-book-in-one masterpiece has 41 pages, with the first volume addressing Public Sector Accounting and the other on Administrative Practices in Nigeria.

    “The Public Sector Accounting is the normal public sector accounting that is driven by International Public Sector Standards (IPSAS).

    “The Administrative Practices in Nigeria is like operations manual of government establishments on what should be done in the public service and how.

    “The beauty of the books is that the author treated all the International Public Sector Accounting Standards available to date,” he said.

    The author of the book told NAN on the sideline that he decided to write the book as a ready tool for all stakeholders in the public sector, especially financial experts.

    “I discovered that there is a gap in knowledge on this subject, and that is worrisome, because Public Sector Accounting is not an area anybody can just dabble into.

    “Public Servants, members of the academia, including students as well as media practioners will find this book very useful,” he said.

    NAN also reports that civil servants, members of the academia and top government functionaries from both states and federal levels were present at the public presentation at the NAF Conference Centre.

    Representatives of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS); Chairman of Delta State Board of Internal Revenue, Mr Monday Onyeme; and Rep. Solomon Ighrakpata, Vice Chairman House Committee on Public Accounts, were among dignitaries present at the event.


    Edited By: Remi Koleoso/Muhammad Suleiman Tola