INSECURITY: More than 50 villages deserted ,says Gov Sani Bello ….seeks for improved revenue to meet demands 

Niger State Governor ,Abubakar Sani Bello has stated that not less than 50 villages across  five Local Government Areas have been deserted as a result of prevailing security challenges, thereby causing humanitarian crisis in the State. Governor Sani Bello stated this when he declared opened a two day workshop on strategies for enhancing Internally Generated Revenue of Local Government Councils in Minna,Niger State . The Governor who acknowledged that  the workshop is apt, stressed the need for local government Councils to look inwards and strengthen Internally Generated Revenue by expanding…

Kogi Govt expends N3b on pensions ,gratuity in 1st quarter,2021

Kogi state government said it has spent N2.9 billion in offsetting the payment of pensions and gratuity of pensioners in 2021. The payment which was expended in the first quarter of the year was in line with the New Direction government of Governor Yahaya Bello not to leave any section of the state neglected. This was made known by the state Commissioner of Finance, Budget and Economic planning, Mukadam Asiwaju Asiru Idris, while presenting the 2021 1st quarter Pensioners and Gratuity payment infortmation of the state. According to him, “Kogi…

Buhari upgrades Marhai forest reserve to National Park

President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the upgrading of the Marhai forest reserve, in Wamba Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, into a national park. Conservator-General and Chief Executive Officer, National Park Services, Ibrahim Musa Goni, disclosed this while on a courtesy call on the Nasarawa State governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, at the Government House, on Monday. The Conservator-General further disclosed that President Buhari approved for the upgrading of another 9 forest reserves across the country, out of the 23 earlier requested. “I’m visiting Your Excellency, to convey to you, the…

Gov Bello commiserates with Emir of Kano ,family over death of matriarch

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has commiserated with the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero as well as the family over the death of their matriarch, Hajiya Maryam Ado Bayero  who passed away on Saturday The Governor’s commiseration was contained in a press statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Muhammed Onogwu which was made available to the Press on Monday Governor Bello noted that the demise of a mother was such a painful experience which could only be felt by those who have witnessed such moment of grief,…