Elated members of the Joint National Association of People With Disabilities, Birnin Kebbi Local Government Chapter, have commended Gov. Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, for extending unparalleled Sallah packages to them.
The Chairman, Alhaji Umaru Abubakar Takalau, made the commendation in Birnin Kebbi, Wednesday, when he commented on the magnanimity of Gov Bagudu towards them.
According to Takalau: ” The members of the association have never had it so good like now, in the history of Kebbi State.
” No Governor, I repeat, no Governor, no administration had remembered our members in this direction, like Gov Bagudu. Only the Almighty Allah can reward him abundantly.
” The governor has carved a niche for himself and we will never forget . We will continue to pray for him fervently .”
The Chairman also pledged to continue to collectively work towards ensuring the success of the state government’s programmes and policies .
One of the beneficiary , Usman Tasha also expressed happiness with the gesture and prayed fervently to God to protect and guide the governor in his quest to develop the state.
” Let me say Alhamdulillah, I give thanks to God and Governor Bagudu for his Sallah benevolence . We received cash and some food items , i a m very much happy “.
Confirming the release of Sallah monetary assistance to the various groups of people with disability in the state, the Permanent Secretary , Ministry for Women Affairs, Hajiya Aishatu Maikurata, said the gesture was from the State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu.
According to her, the governor had directed that all the leaders of persons with disability in all the 21 local government areas be handed their welfare for onward distribution to their members.
” In all the 21 LGAs, I made sure that we deal directly with the leadership of persons with disability who will share the money to their members .This is a directive and staff of my ministry complied without any hesitation .
‘ To ensure accountability and transparency in the exercise, my staff issued forms to their leaders which they filled and signed “, she said.
In a related development, Kebbi State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Hassan Muhammad Shallah, has expressed delight that, Gov Bagudu had transformed Kebbi into a ,” plausible Welfarism State.”
Shallah, who also commented on the Sallah largesse doled out to the cross section of the people of the state by Bagudu, said,'” the people of the state are evenly reaping myriad of dividends of democracy.
” They ranged from assorted developmental projects like roads, hospitals, water and electricity supplies, education and other people -oriented programmes and policies.
” Others are several poverty alleviation programmes aimed at further empowering the various strata of the people of the state, especially the vulnerable groups.
” That was why Kebbi State has remained a pacesetter and a trailblazer . It has remained the most peaceful and harmonious state in the country.”
Also commenting, the state Chairman of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria ( ALGON), Barrister Shehu Marshall, could not hide his wild jubilation and elation with the unequalled magnanimity of Gov Bagudu, during the festive period of Sallah.
Marshall, who is also the Chairman of Jega local government,averred that, all the various classes of people in rhe twenty three Local Governments of the state were not left out in sharing the Sallah packages.
He said, ” All of them, I say,all the various strata of the citizens,be they traditional and religious leaders, women, youths and everybody
” It was indeed an all-inclusive gesture and Gov Bagudu has again made history as the pioneer governor to evenly touch the lives of the people like this during such festive periods .”
The Commissioner therefore appealed to the people of the state to recriprocate the gesture of Gov Bagudu by continuing to remain law abiding, peaceful and supportive to the various programmes and policies of the state government.
Ebonyi Accident: Diaspora Indigenes Condole State Govt, Call For Investigation
Following a fatal accident that had almost everybody on board killed at Akaeze -Ukwu bridge, Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi state on Saturday, the Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) has sent a condolences message to the State government.
The association also called on the appropriate authorities to investigate the immediate as well as the remote cause(s) of the mishap in order to get recommendations on how to stop the re-occurrence of such tragedy.
A 608 Coaster bus carrying 32 passenger with Reg no. UKP 78 XA was said to have fell inside the river while conveying members of Christ Peculiar Church of Nigeria, Enugu branch from a burial at Nguzu Edda back to Enugu.
In a statement signed Sunday in Abuja by the President of the AESID, Ambassador Pascal Oluchukwu, said his organisation recieved the shocking sad news of the vehicle accident and consequent loss of lives of Ebonyi people through drowning over the Akaeze-Ugwu River overnight on Friday, September 18, 2020.
“On behalf of the executive committee and the entire membership of the Association of the Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID), I am writing to convey to the people and government of Ebonyi State, our deepest sympathies and wholesome condolences for the lives lost during the sad incident.”
While praying for the repose of the departed souls, Oluchukwu also prayed to Almighty God to grant the families and relations of the deceased the courage and fortitude to bear the sad loss.
“Let me take a moment to call on all people of goodwill, at home in Ebonyi, throughout the widths and breadths of Nigeria and across the Diaspora world, to come to the aid and support of the bereaved families with kind words as well as material and financial resources to enable them wither the storm that such a sudden death may have thrown them into.
“On behalf of AESID, we are sending our widows might in support of the bereaved family.
“We are calling on the Ebonyi State Executive Governor, His Excellency Engr. Dave Umahi, to declare a state-wide period of mourning and fly flags across the State at half-mast in honour of those that have lost their lives in this terrible calamity.
“We are also calling on the appropriate authorities to investigate the immediate as well as the remote cause(s) of this mishap and get a recommendation on how to stop the re-occurrence of the tragedy.”
Nigeria Records 221 New COVID-19 Cases
Nigeria has recorded 221 new COVID-19 cases.
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this on Friday night.
Of the new cases, 59 were recorded in Lagos, 46 in Abia, 22 in the FCT, 20 in Gombe, 17 in Plateau, 11 in Rivers, seven in Bauchi, six in Benue, Ekiti and Imo, four in Kaduna, Kwara and Ondo, three each in Ogun and Osun and one each in Bayelsa, Edo and Kano.
The new cases bring the total infections in the country to 56,956.
48,305 have recovered and been discharged while 1,094 have unfortunately died.
Hon. Hamidu Sajo Lekki Gets Double Honour Awards
Hon. Hamidu Sajo Lekki the Member representing Yola north state constituency in Adamawa state house of Assembly Hon. Hamidu Sajo Lekki has been Honoured with Double award By G4 Media International
Alhaji Musa Yaro Speaking through Mr. Emmanuel Stephen the Leader of G4 media international and The official partner of the institute of criminal justice and criminology administration, the first criminal reform institute in Sub – Sahara Africa .
He described the nomination of Hon. Hamidu Sajo as a reward for services and national impact.
Alhaji Musa Yaro the Market chief of Jimeta ultra modern market in Yola north local government, describes the performance of Hon Sajo as equal to none as a member representing Yola north.
Alhaji Musa Yaro
Alhaji Musa Yaro said the nomination came as double Honour and additional value to a man of excellence and good representative of the good people of Yola north in the state Assembly.
He Said the Honour which has recognized the Best Legislator and voice of the Masses and coming from G4 media international and also followed by the Institute of Criminal justice and criminology administration.
“The double honour is given to an active performer of our today’s Democratic action member in the House who deserved this award at this moment of our political differences”,
Presenting the letter in Yola the Chairman G4 media international Emmanuel Stephen described Hon. Soja as a man worth and fits for the Double Award.
The Students , youths and good people of Yola north described Hon. Soja Lekki as a man with the love of his people.
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