Gombe state Commission of inquiry into Billiri violent protests says it has so far received 192 petitions out of which 40 were treated.
The secretary of the Commission, Barrister Musa Sa’idu made this known during an interview with Journalists shortly after the commission’s sitting on Tuesday.
Barrister Musa explained that the commission is satisfied with the way the sitting is going, adding that so far they don’t have any challenge.
He called on people to cooperate with the commission in providing possible solutions and measures that would prevent future occurrence of such violent protests not only in Billiri but the state in general.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Police Gombe state Command appeared before the commission and answered some questions on a memoranda they filed in, to the commission.
Barrister Uchema Thomas who happened to be the O.C legal of the Command promised that the Nigerian police Gombe state Command is ever ready to support the Commission of inquiry to deliver on its mandate.
Also Members Tangle traditional Council appeared before the Commission and applyed for adjunment of the hearing because they don’t have a council and the commission agreed and fixed the 25th of this month as date of their hearing and they are expected to come with councils of their choice.
It could be Recalled that on 19th of April, Governor Muhammadu inuwa Yahya inaugurated the commission to find out the remote and immediate causes of the Billiri violent protests and to make appropriate recommendations to the government on measures of preventing future occurrence. END
Cov / Abdulaziz Ibrahim Hassan
Zamfara Gov goes tough on bandits
Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mohammed says that his administration will be more decisive in tackling banditry in the state.
He gave assurance that the bandits and their collaborators will receive the wrath of his administration in their own coin.
Governor Bello Mohammed made the disclosure in a state broadcast on Saturday in response to the recent rise in killings by bandits, especially the last one, which claimed 45 innocent lives in Zurmi Local Government Area.
He assured all citizens that his administration will continue to promote peace and tranquility in the state.
Governor Matawalle condoled the families of those who lost their lives and assured that his administration will not fold its arms and allow the wanton killing of innocent citizens to continue unabated.
Njodi gets new traditional title
The Eze Igbo 2 Kaltungo Igwe (Dr) Savastine Uchenna has Confered on the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi a traditional tittle of “NWANNEDINAMBA” NDI IGBO GOMBE STATE.
Presenting the Appointment Letter to Professor Njodi at his Kaltungo Country home Saturday, Igwe Savastine says it is in recognition of the SSG’s Personal leadership qualities and benevolence towards the social- economic development and progress of Ndi Igbo in Kaltungo Chiefdom and Gombe State at large.
According to him “With the Conferment of this title, you have now become one of the members of Igwe’s Council Chiefs and advisers on matters relating to ethnic relations, Peace, Unity and Socio- economic development of Ndi Igbo in Gombe State and beyond”
Igwe Savastine who described Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi as an instrument of peace, use the occasion to commend Gombe State Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya’s developmental efforts, especially through the appointment of one of them as Special Adviser as well as the maitainance of peace and security in the State, pledging their total support and loyalty to the Inuwa led administration.
In his acceptance Speech, the Secretary to the State Government Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi says the honour came to him as a surprise and thanked the Igwe for finding him worthy adding that,”I have whole heartedly accepted the honour.
Professor Njodi who call on Nigerians to always leave together as brother says ” I don’t look at People from their religion or tribe but from the perspective of being humans, and that is the way it should be” Njodi noted, Calling on all to imbibe the spirit of oneness and love for a better society.
It will be recalled that the Secretary to the State Government Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi was Confered with a tittle of MAYEGUN” Ambassador of Peace” by OODUA Youth Parliament from the South West Nigeria last week
Deputy Gov applauds Balanga/Billiri Member for empowering constituents
The Gombe state deputy governor, Manassah Daniel Jatau Ph.D has applauded the member representing Balanga/Billiri federal constituency in the national assembly Victor Mela Danzaria for empowering hundreds of his constituents said the essence of seeking an election is to make an impact in the lives of the electorates.
Dr Manassah gave this commendation during the program for the distribution of empowerment items to benefiaries provided by Victor Mela held at Billiri township stadium.
The deputy governor appreciated the member for the giant stride advised the benefiaries to make good use of the items and called on other public office holders to turn back and make an impact in the lives of the common man.
He appreciated the deputy speaker of the house of representative Ahmed Idris Wase for his passion for Gombe state encouraged him to continue supporting anything that will benefit the lives of the people of Gombe State.
In a remark, the deputy speaker house of representative Ahmed Idris Wase commended the people of Balanga/Billiri federal constituency for the wise choice of Mela Danzaria saying that the member is a level headed personality who is always pushing to see his constituency benefits from the federal government’s project.
He assured the people of the area of total support of bill sponsored by Victor Mela seeking the establishment of Federal Medical center in Billiri.
In an address the member representing Balanga/Billiri in the national assembly Victor Mela Danzaria who appreciated his people for making him who he is today, promised to continue doing anything that would change their lives positively.
He said apart from the people who were given empowerment items,there are two hundred others who will be given twenty thousand naira each, this is apart from empowerment training given to many others.
Other speakers at the event includes the speaker Gombe state house of Assembly Muhammad Abubakar Luggerewo, Usman Bello Kumo and several other members of national assembly who graced the occasion, told the people of the area to continue supporting Victor Mela as he is always working to see their lives improved.
Some of the items distributed include tricycles, motorcycles, sawing machines, electric generators, water pump generators and cash.
Cov/Richel Write Up/Saulawa
Niger Gov’t committed to prioritising Education Sector
Niger state government says it will continue to commit substantial amount of it’s resources for the development of education in view of it’s importance as veritable tool for socio economic development of the state.
Niger state Governor Alh Abubakar Sani Bello announced this while declaring opened a two day round table discussion on revamping basis education in Niger state held in Minna.
Represented by the Deputy Governor Ahmed Mohd Ketso Governor Bello noted that Niger state Government is not unaware that despite the desire passion and the will to develop education there are several challenges bedeviling access and funding issues.
Alh Abubakar Sani Bello however explained that the state government is not resting on it’s oars in ensuring that appropriate policies and programmes are put in place to fix education in the state particularly basic sector.
This he said accounted for the reason that since the coming of his administration they have succeeded in clearing backlog of UBE matching grant from twenty thirteen to first quarter of twenty nineteen towards improving access and ensure conducive learning environment.
Commissioner of Education Hajiya Hannatu Jibrin Salihu apart from applauding Governor Abubakar Sani Bello for his effort at revamping the education sector also called for collective efforts by all and sundry to succeed.
In his keynote address Executive Chairman Niger state Universal Basic Education Board Dr Isa Adamu said the Board underpinned the need to galvanised for support from all segment of education stakeholders with a view to obtaining their support and participation in developing a road map that will give lasting solution towards addressing their problems.
Dr Isa Adamu maintained that the UBE programme is community based and stakeholders driven in nature and therefore requires collective approach for it’s successful implementation.
A total of 14 bills were passed in the last two years – Kwara Assembly
Kwara State House of Assembly says it has in the last two legislative years passed a total of 14 Bills.
The House under the same period considered also 29 Reports while 32 Motions were moved with resolutions passed on them.
The Speaker of the House, Engr Yakubu Danladi-Salihu stated this during a special plenary marking the second anniversary of the 9th legislature in the state.
Danladi-Salihu said, the lawmakers have always ensured that consideration and passage of all money Bills , especially, the appropriation Bills conformed with the yearnings of the people.
According to him the House has also ensured that all Bills and other legislative functions affecting key sectors such as health, education, social security, youth employment and job creation,among others received the desired attention.
Danladi -Salihu noted that the House did not leave provision of infrastructure solely in the hands of the Executive.
He explained that members also facilitated construction of classrooms and health facilities, sinking of boreholes, opening of rural roads in their various constituencies under the Grassroots Development Project of the present administration.END
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