No going back on roads closure to articulated vehicles,Niger Govt says

Niger State Government has said it will not go back on the restriction order on heavy trucks plying the state-owned roads which took effect on the 15th September, 2020. This was coming after the State government had assured that its  position will be reviewed as event concerning the closure unfolds. The state government maintained that its decision to close down all state government roads was done within the confines of law stressed that adequate consultations and sensitization with relevant stakeholders were made and two weeks notice was also served to…

A Governor and his love for probity By Rafiu Ajakaye

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is an emerging phenomenon in the Nigerian political space, thanks to his style, his drive to make things easy for the poor within resources available to him, and the pace at which he is demystifying governance. He lives in his own house. He drives his own car. He carries his own files. He goes about town on official duties without the air that comes with governance in the country. And he recently made himself a subject of school quiz when he officially wrote to the…

Recruitment: Zulum approves 594 doctors, nurses, others  … Okays annual course for 200 more 

Borno state Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum has approved the engagement of 84 medical doctors, 365 nurses and midwives, 45 pharmacists and 100 health technicians including other supportive staff, making 594 personnel being added to Borno’s healthcare sector. Zulum announced the recruitment on Monday in Maiduguri at the end of a meeting with Borno’s public healthcare stakeholders attended by Chairman , Borno state House of Assembly Committee on Health, Commissioner for Health, Dr. Salihu Kwayabura, Chairman, National Association of Nurses and Midwives, Umar M. Shettima, and heads of the State’s Health…

JIFORM commends Oyo Diaspora Policy, urges other states to take a cue

The Journalists International Forum For Migration (JIFORM) has described the Oyo State Diaspora policy as a concept worth emulating by other states in the country. The global media body consolidating on plans to host its second annual international summit in Ibadan, the state capital on October 15, 2020 stated the position in a statement issued by the its President/Executive Director, Ajibola Abayomi at the weekend. Ajibola said interactions with the Hon Bolanle Sarumi-Aliyu, the Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Masters to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State indicated that the…

Minister lauds Gov AbdulRazaq over appointment of 12 female Perm Secs

The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Paulen Tallen has applauded Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for his consistent promotion of Gender Equality and Women Empowerment in the state. “As an ambassador for women advancement and a worthy HEforSHE Champion, your passion for gender balance and equity in recent appointment of 12 female permanent secretaries cannot be overemphasised,” Tallen said in a commendation letter to the Governor. “Nigerian women immensely appreciate you for further justifying the confidence reposed in you and your award as a ‘HEforSHE Governor and Social Investment Champion’…

Kwara Govt to rehabilitate more schools, roads 

Kwara State Governor,AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Monday said over 1000 schools needed reconstruction and equipment with modern teaching facilities across the 16 local government areas of the state. He however added that the administration has activated plans to gradually fix the facilities, equip them, train and motivate teachers to guarantee quality basic education in the state. “We have over 1000 schools which need to be rebuilt completely. It is not just about renovation because many of classrooms have collapsed. Some do not even have floor, not to talk of furniture. So,…

Kwara Govt sets for completion of Citizens’ Engagements on Budget

The Kwara State government is set for Finale of the citizen’s engagement on the budgetary process across the three Senatorial Districts in the State. The State Government earlier disclosed that the three Senatorial Districts in the State will be engaged for their Inputs in the budgetary process in order to come up with robust budgetary plans that will be a true reflection of people’s will and desires. Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq led administration has shifted the paradigm from where the budget was only decided by Government officials which might not necessarily…

Budget engagement sessions, an opportunity to harvest public views – Gov AbdulRazaq

The Kwara State Government’s citizens engagement meeting on budget preparation continued in the northern senatorial district on Thursday, with Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq saying the platform offered a unique opportunity to listen to what the public want prioritised and inserted into the fiscal document for year 2021. The meeting was held in the political headquarters of the district Bode Saadu, two days after that of the Kwara Central Senatorial District was held in the state Capital Ilorin. The Kwara South engagement is slated for Monday September 7th. “The whole idea of…

Consider landmass in revenue sharing,Niger Govt urges FG

Niger State Government has asked the federal government to consider landmass in the revenue sharing formula for the country. The State Commissioner for Finance, Zakari Abubakar, disclosed this in an interview shortly after the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) led by its Federal Commissioner, Barrister Patrick Mgbebu Nworu, met with Governor Abubakar Sani Bello in a closed door meeting at the Government House, Minna. Abubakar noted that the landmass of the state is the largest in the country with its topography having environmental challenges such as annual flooding,…

Ban on trucks plying Minna,Bida road starts September 15th

In view of the decision made by the Niger State Government to ban articulated vehicles from playing Minna-Bida road in order to achieved speedy completion of the road construction, the State Government has announced that the ban will be effective from 12 midnight of 15th September, 2020. The Chairman, Infrastructure and Monitoring Committee Ibrahim Balarabe stated this on behalf of the State Government after an expanded meeting of the Committee held at the government house, Minna. The State Government maintained that the ban was not to inflict pain on any…