In a bid to ensure security and address traffic congestion, Nasarawa state government has resolved to construct a befitting. bus terminal in Karu, the state border town to the Federal Capital Territory (ACT),
Governor Abdullahi A. Sule of Nasarawa state has declared.
The Governor stated this during a stakeholders meeting held at the Youth Center in Karu local government area.
Addressing stakeholders and other residents of the area, the governor said the bus terminal when constructed , will provide adequate security, and address persistent traffic congestion around Karu, Mararraba and Nyanya axis.
Governor Sule therefore called on people of the affected areas to ensure compliance with the government directives to immediately relocate to other sites to enable the contractor commence work.
Chairman Karu Local Government Council, Samuel Gajere Akala commended Governor Sule for bringing the giant project which will not only solve security and traffic congestion, the terminal will enhance the revenue generation of the local government.
Explaining the nature of the project, Architect Shehu Ahmed Tukur of Canonic Associates said the proposed Karu bus terminal will cover about seven hectares of land and will accommodate about nine hundred vehicle parking at a time.
Aside the parking space, the terminal will also consist of accommodation for drivers, restaurants, convenience as well as a filling station.
Stakeholders in the transport sector such as the National Union of Road Transport Workers, National Association of Road Transport Owners, Association of Mass Transit Drivers, Assiciation of Tipper Drivers and the Assiciation of Tricycle Riders popularly called Keke Napep all gave their backing to the actualization of the terminal project.
Also at the meeting were heads of security agencies in the state as well as the member representing Karu/Gitata at the state House of Assembly.
The Governor in company of all the stakeholders visited the site for the proposed Karu Bus Terminal which is located directly opposite Muhammadu Buhari International Market.
Kogi State Chairman Security Trust Fund, Hon. Samari Appeals To All Road Users To Ensure Their Vehicles Are In Order.
Chairman Kogi State Security Trust Fund, Hon Abdulmalik Samari has appealed to all road users to be sure their vehicles are road Worthy to avoid Carnage on thr road.
Hon. Samari made the statement in an exclusive chat with journalists in lokoja, the state capital.
While condoling with the victims of the recent Felele tragedy, described the incident as tragic and shocking.
He called on the relevant authorities to ensure vehicles are road Worthy to save lives and to minimise the rates of accidents on the road.
He assured the residents of the state of his agencies commitment to the protection of lives and properties in the State. According to him, Kogi state Security Trust Fund will compliment the efforts of the state government in making Kogi safe for economic activities to strive.
He used the medium to commensurate with the families who lost their loved ones in the tragic inferno.
Shuaibu Abubakar Audu’s Foundation Condoles With KSG, Felele Community, Over Tanker Explosion
Yahaya Idris, Lokoja.
Grand Patron Shuaibu Abubakar Audu’s Foundation and Executive Director, Stanbic IBTC, Alhaji Shuaibu Abubakar Audu, has commiserated with the state government, people of Kogi State and Felele community over the recent fire incident that claimed about 30 lives.
The incident, which also resulted in the destruction of valuable properties, occurred in one of the most busy area in the State capital.
Alhaji Shuaibu Abubakar Audu described the ugly incident as a major setback to the economic development of Lokoja and entire Kogi State
A statement signed and issue by the foundation’s Media Office in Lokoja where its expressed sadness over the fire disaster, especially for lives lost to the inferno.
The statement further read in parts: “We write to sympathise with you, to sympathise with the people of Felele community of Lokoja, business community, school community and all the families affected by this disaster.
“For us, this is also a major setback for the business development, not only in Lokoja but the entire Kogi State and the nation in general. But our major concern is the families of those who lost their loved ones. We would like to use this opportunity to condole them and to pray that God grant the souls of the deceased peaceful repose.”
Alhaji Shuaibu Abubakar Audu is a son to first and second Executive Governor of Kogi State, Prince Abubakar Audu of the blessed memory.
Chairman Of APC Committee Mala Buni Endorses APC Newsonline, Calls For Support.
The Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Mai Mala Buni had endorsed APCnewsonline (www.APCnewsonline.ng), as a potent tool for information and promotion of the nation’s ruling party.
Mala Buni, who is also the Governor of Yobe State and former National Secretary of the APC, also recommended the online news medium to government agencies and the party’s various arms for patronage and support as it carries out its activities of projecting, not just the party but the activities of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration and other APC-led administrations across the country.
The APC caretaker Chairman gave the endorsement and recommendation in a letter dated September 2, 2020.
He wrote: “APC Newsonline is a credible medium for general information and news update on the party and APC-led government. They are dedicated to promote the activities of the government and party at all levels through prompt and effective information dissemination for the overall benefit of the party and government. The medium will consolidate efforts to put our party and government in proper perspective, particularly our progressive mantra.
“It is a compelling news medium and a valuable addition to the existing efforts of the officials handlers of the party and the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. We are confident that their experience, particularly in the media industry, will be of great value to your office and activities.”
The APC Newsonline is the brainchild of Dr. Tom Ohikere, a media expert and two term Commissioner of Information in Kogi State. He has been in the forefront of efforts at projecting the activities of President Buhari’s administration and the ruling APC over the years.
He is also a founding father of the party in Kogi State, where he partnered with other leaders to make the party a household name.
APC NewsOnline is on a mission to promote and project the collective interests of the APC through media engagements, as it aims to find solutions to the media challenges of the party.
It also seeks to strengthen the relationships between the government, party leaders, stakeholders, and the general public through prompt and effective information dissemination for the overall benefit of the party.
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