By Yahaya Idris, Kogi
The Chairman of the Gbagyi Forum in Kogi Local Council of the State, Mr. John Gwazaki (JP), on Monday said with the rate of peaceful coexistence of Kogi LG People, development by the Hon. Barr. Muhammed Tanko Musa Osuku administration, who sacrifice so much to ensure the council is rated among top develop LGAs in the State.
He called on the leadership of the All Progressives Congress and entire people in the Kogi LG, to support the candidature of Barr. Tanko in the forthcoming council poll as the only ideals to for victory and development.
John spoke while addressing a crowd of Gbagyi Extraction on the premises of the Barr. Tanko’s aspiration, who had come to better the lot of his people.
He said, Without any bias, it is clear that the Administrator has made a mark in the council less than four years in office as an appointee.
“He is instrumental to my spiritual journey to Israel, he gave some of us a motorcycles and we are proud of his massive development in the area”.
“We participated actively in the last Guber/NASS elections and we did excellently before, during the polls”.
The KLG DLG, Barr. Ibrahim from Zone C said It is only right for everyone, irrespective of party affiliations, to ensure that the zoning formula or Kogi LG geo-political zones arrangements is sustain for the overall benefits of all the three zones.
He said the zoning arrangement in Kogi LG is still in place and has not elapsed since council election has not be held. Described those elements calling for jettison of zoning arrangement as attention seekers and desperados who only care for themselves and their immediate family.
Hon. Abubakar Isah Ada Abu, said Barr. Tanko administration has shown clear commitment to putting Kogi LG on the path of prosperity and this is definitely the hallmark of a visionary leader like Tanko, Calling on the people of the area to support his Chairmanship aspiration to consolidate on his infrastructural development drive.
According to him, Given the short period and with the steady progress being made by the current administration, there is no doubt that the LG will soon rank among the top best LGAs in the State and country at large if given the chance to continue with his good works he has started. Ada Abu, expressed displeasure with some Kogi LG Leaders who out of selfishness want to input political crisis by jettison zoning arrangement.
He congratulated Barr. Tanko as a man who cannot be defeated by such element who has nothing to shows for as as achievements.
Mr. Yunusa Idris Ohikwo from Zone C, expressed confidence that residents of Kogi, Koton-Karfe LG would back Barr. Tanko aspiration inview of him monumental legacies that is cut across nooks and crannies of the council.
On his part, the Administrator of the famous Kogi LG, Barr. Tanko, thanked the Gbagyi Nationality for identify with him and finding him worthy to support in the forthcoming council poll.
- He said the political zonal arrangement was not about him “Tanko” but for entire Kogi LG residents which everyone must rise to occasion to speak out against those who out of personal selfishness want to destroyed the peaceful coexistence, unity, fair-play of the people of the area. Assuring them of his continue support. He said.
Breaking: Labour Suspends Today Planned Strike As FG Reverses Electricity Tariff Hike
The Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress have suspended the strike scheduled to commence today (Monday).
This followed an agreement reached with the Federal Government at a meeting which started at 8.30pm on Sunday and ended at 2:50am this morning.
After exhaustive deliberations on the issues raised by the labour centres, the meeting agreed to suspend the application of the cost-reflective electricity tariff adjustments for two weeks.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, read the five-page communique signed by the representatives of the government and labour.
The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba; and his Trade Union Congress counterpart, Quadri Olaleye, amongst others signed on behalf of Organised Labour while the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige; Minister of State Petroleum, Timipre Silva; Minister of State Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN); Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed; and the Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and others, signed on behalf of the government.
Olaleye confirmed the development in an interview with The PUNCH on Monday morning.
He said, “Definitely correct. We just left a press conference. We signed a document to suspend the action for two weeks for the government to implement those things that we agreed in the agreement. So, we are suspending for two weeks.
“We don’t need a notice again to re-convene if there is a need to do that.”
The parties agreed to set up a technical committee comprising Ministries, Departments, Agencies, NLC and TUC.
Senator Abbo’s followers Pledge Loyalty To Gov Fintiri
Some key followers of Sen Ishaku Abbo of Adamawa North District have declared a shifting of loyalty to Governor Ahmadu Fintiri.
Although, Abbo is in the same Peoples Democratic Party ((PDP) with the state governor, Abbo has been a critic of both the party and the governor, waging an unending battle against both.
In an action indicating disaffection against him by some within his own support base on Friday, however, many among his supporters visited Governor Fintiri, pledging their loyalty to him.
Members of the delegation to the Government House in Yola, led by Abbo Support Group’s former Coordinator, Peter Ishaya Kwache, told Fintiri that he now had their “complete shift of loyalty”.
Mr. Kwache said they were members of the PDP, who worked to ensure the success of all candidates of the party in the 2019 general election, particularly Abbo, but that they had for a while been at a loss about Abbo’s relentless criticism of the party and the government led by Fintiri.
Water Bill: A Northern Agenda To Righten The Noose On The South – Rep Member
The Member representing Ughelli North, Ughelli South and Udu federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Francis Waive, has described the Water Resources Bill as a Northern agenda to tighten the noose on the Southern part of the country.
Hon Waive who is a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC from Delta State in a statement, weekend while expressing concerns on the bill, explained that though some provisions in the bill are welcoming and warm, because of the nature of governance and the tendencies to misuse powers in the country, “we cannot at this point in time properly handle this kind of a law without causing more harm than good.”
According to him, “One will be tempted to ask, what is the intention behind this law? Is it really for the general good of the Nigerian people as it states? How well has the various natural resources been managed for the general good?”
Speaking further, he said: “The oil from the Niger Delta region has not positively impacted the life of the people from the Niger Delta and the one who bears the impact of the exploration activities.
“The various River Basins which are currently under the control of the government, has not been properly managed; instead it has been grossly politicized, how then can the government manage and control all the water bodies in the country.
“According to public opinion this law is a Northern agenda to further tighten the noose on the South, because obviously the majority of the states from the middle belt down south are surrounded by water. There is also a high resemblance of intentions of some provisions of this act with that of the unsuccessful RUGA bill.
“In my opinion, the bill is of no immediate benefit to the generality of the populace at this point in time, plus we have not developed enough as a country to be able to properly manage all the resources we have to now begin to look at water. Water is the least of our problems as a country.”
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