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Nasarawa: Karu LGC Proposes N5.8 Bn 2020 Budget, Chairman Appeals To Legislative Arm For Speedy Passage

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Idris Ahmed, Karu.

Karu Local Government Council Chairman Honourable Samuel Akala, has presented the budget proposal of N5.8 billion to for the year 2020 to the Legislative arm of the Council.

Presenting the proposal tagged ‘Budget of Next Level Development, Akala urged the legislature to expedite action towards speedy passage.

According to the Chairman, the proposed budget will consolidate on the gains recorded by his administration since inception.

 

The breakdown of the proposal, shows that a total of N2,500,175,945.76 has been earmarked for recurrent expenditure while the remaining balance will be for capital projects.

“Security, health, education and community development remains our top priority” Hon. Akala stated.

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In his remarks, the Council leader assured that the legislature would do a thorough scrutiny of the draft in the interest of the people of the Local Government Area, promising a speedy passage.

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Tanker Explosion: Ex- Gov Bello Aide On Students Matters Omonu Joshua Commiserates With Govt., Students, Families Of Accident Victims

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Former Governor Bello Aide on Students Matters.

The immediate past Senior Special Assistant on Students Matters to Governor Yahaya Bello, has joined his voice with that of other sympathisers to commiserate with the families of the students, Felele community who were killed during a Tanker explosion which occurred at early hours on Wednesday in Lokoja, the state capital.

Joshua in a statement he personally signed and made available to News men prayed for eternal rest of those that died in the incident and fortitude to bear the loss on part of their families as well as quick recovery for the injured.

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He equally condoled the government and people of Kogi State where he hail the prompt response of the government to the scene.

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Kogi Inferno: Gov Obaseki Condoles With Kogi Govt, People And Wish Them Fortitude To Bear The Loss

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The newly returned Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has condoled with the government and people of Kogi State, over the tanker explosion which claimed many lives.

In the condolence message issued in Benin City, the state capital on Thursday, Obaseki said: “I condole with the government and people of Kogi State over the tanker explosion that claimed several lives.

“The explosion is an urgent reminder of the need to prioritize road and rail infrastructure development in Nigeria.”

Map of Kogi State.

The governor added: “Our hearts go out to families that lost persons and wish them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”

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Just In: Another Gas Explosion Hits Lagos

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A gas explosion is currently rocking one area at Iju Ishaga, Lagos State.

According to reports gathered, many of the people who involved in the incident were injured.

The Punch reports that buildings around the scene of the explosion suffered a partial collapse. As of the time of filing this report, the details of the gas explosion were sketchy An eyewitness, Ikechukwu, said, “We just heard a loud sound around 03.30 pm and we suddenly began to see smoke.

The explosion is massive and we are not sure of the casualties but many people are injured.

The spokesperson for the Lagos State Emergency Agency, Nosa Okunbor, confirmed the incident.

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He disclosed that emergency fighters have arrived at the scene of the incident. “LASEMA Response Team is at Cele Bus Stop, Iju Ishaga.

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