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.
Honoree and celebrant,CGI Muhammad Babandede MFR (Rtd), His Excellency, Spanish Ambassador to Nigeria,Marcelino Cabanas Ansorena and Country Representative of Guild of Civil Societies and Media Executives for Equity,Justice and Transparency in Nigeria(GOCMEJ),Omoba Kenneth Aigbegbele,during the Grand Red Carpet Reception and Special Conferment of Lifetime Achievement Award on the former CGI recently at Abuja.
Defence Intelligence Agency Conducts Defence Advisers /Attaches Annual Conference
The Defence Intelligence Agency(DIA) is conducting Defence Advisers/Attachés Annual Conference and Maiden Retreat for the 2021 with the theme” Advancing Counter Terrorism Efforts Through Enhanced Inter-Agency Cooperation: A Whole of Government Approach”. The event is scheduled to hold from 8-13 November 2021 at Headquarters Defence Intelligence Agency and Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC), Asokoro Abuja respectively.
This is According to a press statement signed by Major Joseph Afolashade, Acting Assistant Director Defence Intelligence Agency and made available to the press.
Joseph said the event is one of the veritable platforms designed by the Agency to examine and re-appraise Nigeria’s Defence Advisers/Attachés and foreign defence relations. It will also assist in articulating new strategies in intelligence gathering.
“The event will no doubt be the first in the annals of the Agency since it’s establishment. This is owing to the fact that no platform was created for institutional reflections on its activities with a view to measuring the attainment of its core mandate.
It is against this background that Agency is holding this conference to effectively galvanize inputs in view of the myriads of security challenges facing the nation.
It will also provide an avenue for self-examination mechanism for optimal performance.
This is in line with the policy directive of the President, Commander- in -Chief of the Armed Forces Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR on the need to look inward for workable solutions to the myriads of challenges facing the nation”.
“It is in pursuant of this objective, that the Agency is organising it’s maiden Retreat to provide a forum to appraise the activities of the various Defence Sections as well as brainstorm to proffer new strategies in attaining the core mandate of the Agency.
The Conference and Retreat are therefore considered as milestone events in the activities of the Agency that would engender interactions with past Directors of the Agency, former Chiefs of Defence Intelligence and senior intelligence practitioners in the Country”. he said
CCD Executive Director Bags Patriotic Leadership Award
The Executive Director of Centre for Citizens with Disabilities; Mr David Obinna Anyaele on the 5th of November , 2021 bagged the patriotic leadership award presented to him by the African Voice magazine in recognition of his contribution to humanity and his course to promote inclusion for over 31 million persons with disabilities in Nigeria.
The entourage was led by Mr. Ebenezer Ogunleye, CEO of African Voice Magazine. Others on the entourage are; Diana Omueza, Olawale Oladipupo and Gami Tadanyigbe.
The Award was presented by Mr. Ebenezer Ogunleye who praised the Executive Director for his passion, zeal and commitment to issues and plights that concerns humanity, particularly in his push to make sure that the disability bill was passed into law in 2019. He went further to allude, to the fact that the Executive Director is a worthy recipient and was selected and nominated by worthy Nigerians for the Award.
The Executive Director, talked about the historical journey of the creation of CCD in 2002, he maintained that he remains committed to disability issues, and that he receives the award, on behalf of CCD Board of trustees, staff and volunteers nationwide. He thanked the African Voice Magazine for finding it worthy to give an award to a genuine course.
In attendance also were CCD Staff; Mrs Peace Ezekiel, Ubong Daniel and Humphrey Ukeaja.
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