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Nigeria Should Look Into Alternative Power Source To Minimize Frequent Power Outage —–

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—– Shae Bebeyi, Financial Analyst

A renown Financial Analyst and the Chairman Board of Trustees Chartered Institute of Development and Social Studies has called on the federal government to look into other means of generating electricity saying the current practice where there is frequent seizure of light is killing the economy

His words “Yes no doubt Nigeria’s high population growth and the quest for industrial growth has led to increasing demand for electricity.

“As an emerging economy, electricity demand is expected to keep growing significantly in the forth coming periods, 2020 and beyond. Such rapid development raises a number of questions for government:-

“Firstly, how to secure funds to finance such an aggressive power source development Secondly, how to manage the power sector effectively and efficiently.

“Electricity retail tariff in Nigeria is governed by government, although the retail tariff is not uniform across the country but it is highly subsidized. To address the above challenges the Nigerian government has restructured the tariff been paid per unit of electricity. The new tariff plan which has been approved by the federal government will see its implementation from April 2020.

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“This government argued that electricity retail tariff to users must first be increased; if there will be a significant shift in electricity availability. Secondly the weighted average retail electricity tariff in Nigeria is generally lower than that of most country; with this the government argued that there will be no attractive local or foreign investor that will meaningfully invest in our power sector.

“This action will definitely have impacts on every sector of the economy, affecting the macroeconomics indicators and social welfare indicator.

“The increase in tariff many has argued will have a negative impact on the end users since there is no significant increase in amount of power supplied as promised to compliment the situation rather the existing capacity dropped drastically by more than half of what it used to be and resulted to frequent Nationwide load shedding.

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“The increase in tariff will indirectly cause an increase in commodity Price, especially of those commodities produced from electricity intensive industries (e.g metal and fabricated metals, minerals, chemicalsand furniture).

“The increase in traiff will also see to the increase in the aggregate change in commodity price and this will reflect in the consumer price index. Households will demand for goods and services that are relatively less electricity intensive ( agriculture, food,beverages, jute,textiles and leather) this would increase their prices and vice versa.

“It will be better for government to revamp the electricity sector by looking at other alternative sources of electricity which are less expensive to build and maintain such as solar which and wind. solar power should be completely hanced due Nigeria’s long hour’s of daylight.

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“Although MTN and some institutions such as BUK are making great inroads but more than this should be encouraged. Wind power should also be explored in Nigeria, more inroads in wind power should follow the wind turbines in Rimi local government area of Katsina which generates 10mv,if develop well will increase electricity output with south tariff increase.

“Another area where government should look into is the complete unbundling of the power sector, if all the above are successfully done all these will increase power availability with increase in tariff and even increase the GDP, making power sector as functional as the telecommunication sector.” He pointed out.

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“FEEDING FROM DUSTBIN COMMENT BY DEJI ADEYANJU: AN INSULT TO THE DIGNITY OF CIVIL SERVANTS IN KOGI STATE, NOT THE GOVERNOR” – ACT

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“FEEDING FROM DUSTBIN COMMENT BY DEJI ADEYANJU: AN INSULT TO THE DIGNITY OF CIVIL SERVANTS IN KOGI STATE, NOT THE GOVERNOR” – ACT

 

 

PRESS RELEASE
17-05-2021

 

Afenifere for Collective Transformation ACT, led by the Director General, Prince Tolu Ajayi uses this medium to commend Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State on his recent interview on Channels Television.

The interview further exposed the undoubted capacity of the Governor to rule the Country.

The Governor’s responses to questions was with highest degree of intelligence, showing clearly that Governor Bello is not only aware of issues in the Country but also have practical solutions to all.

These confirmed the simple reason our movement is solidly rooting for Governor Yahaya Bello for 2023 presidency.

Our attention has been drawn to a comment published online by a self acclaimed right activist, Deji Adeyanju, a co-coverner of Concerned Nigerian Advocacy Group, who claimed that Governor Yahaya Bello can’t rule even a pig farm.

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He remarked that the civil servants in Kogi State are feeding from dustbin.

What an inhumane comment on people working and earning their legitimate income to provide for themselves and their families!

This is a huge insult to many households living comfortably from their earnings as civil servants in the State and such coming from a young man is highly regrettable.

Deji Adeyanju has forgotten that Gov. Bello is a Governor in Nigeria who won people’s vote to be in power, meaning that he has no business ruling a pig farm in the first place.

If a so-called right activist who have been involved in many compromising situations including using the same activism with Charley Boy to negotiate the then federal government to the tune of a hundred million naira all in the name of Our Mumu Don Do, then he lacks the moral ground to make such comments on the Governor.

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Since Deji Adeyanju has been parading himself as an activist, why has he not taken up even a councillorship ticket just to display his competence in governance?

We implore him to go back to his local government of origin and contest for local government chairmanship position and see if his own people can trust him with their local government resources to manage.

He has shown to be a bad influence on the young generation and displayed a high level of uncultured and irresponsible young man.

He remains a bad representative of who a young man should be.

We are using the opportunity of this press release to call on civil servants in Kogi State to fight for their dignity in labor with the understanding that the comment by Deji Adeyanju that they are feeding from the dustbin is not in any way an insult to the Governor but a direct insult on their personalities and persons.

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From our investigation, the only time civil servants in Kogi State were owe salaries was during the time of verification shortly after the Governor came into power which exposed thousands of ghost workers.

Workers in the State have since then being paid promptly as and when due in which no legitimate worker in the State is being owe a kobo today.

To us, we believe is the position of things in Kogi State today except if the civil servants themselves can come out to say otherwise.

We therefore call on Governor Yahaya Bello not to feel bordered and concern by the rant of a visibly frustrated hungry activist looking everywhere possible to gain cheap attention that could butter his bread.

We believe he’s not a factor in this presidential journey and so deserves no attention.

 

E-signed:

Prince Tolu Ajayi
DG, ACT4PYB 2023

Comrade Salami Taiwo Ramon,
Chief Press Secretary to the DG.

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YOUTHS MUST NOT BE THEIR OWN PROBLEM: A SPECIAL MESSAGE TO KOGI AND NIGERIAN YOUTHS IN GENERAL

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YOUTHS MUST NOT BE THEIR OWN PROBLEM: A SPECIAL MESSAGE TO KOGI AND NIGERIAN YOUTHS IN GENERAL

 

By: Prince Tolu Ajayi

Just like the saying that a prophet may not be appreciated in his home of origin. This was what happened to Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) whom was rejected by the people of Mecca until Allah commanded him to migrate (Hijrah) to Medina and was welcomed with warm ovation.

The same scenario was what played out in the life of Prophet Isa (Jesus) which led to His rejection and crucifixion. Nearly all prophets mentioned in the Holy Books (Qur’an and Bible) faced the same fate especially from their own people whom would have been expected to be their pilar of support but turned out to be their worst enemies.

Anyone sent on divine and ordained missions by the Almighty should naturally expect to experience this. This is just the true picture and reflection of the present situation regarding the coming of Governor Yahaya Bello as President come 2023.

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In recent time, one would wonder if it’s only Governor Yahaya Bello that is in the Country considering the level of appreciation and acceptance coming from international bodies, celebrating the giant achievements and successes of the Governor. Hardly will a couple of weeks passes by without a news of Governor Yahaya Bello conferred with an Award or honour mostly from international communities based on his strategic and deliberate security consciousness which makes Kogi State the most secured and peaceful States in the Country despite being surrounded by many troubled States.

Among other States in the Country, Kogi has continued to experience inflow of foreign investors which in turn continue to add value to the economic and social wellbeing of the State. The State of infrastructural growth and development in Kogi State is exceptional and the State of women and youth engagement and empowerment is second to none, reason why there is hardly a case of violence and restlessness in the State.

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All these and more are reasons why Kogi State has never been in the news for the wrong reason, courtesy of the visionary and exemplary leadership of the god-fearing and people oriented leader, Governor Yahaya Bello.

Despite the many good things people outside Kogi State and Nigeria are saying about Governor Yahaya Bello, it’s surprising that some from his State are not appreciating this their God-given blessing to the world. It is obvious that some people from Kogi State only concentrate on few negatives, forgetting that only Almighty Allah is perfect.

The good thing about whatever anyone might see or say negatively about Governor Yahaya Bello is that leadership is a learning process and Governor Yahaya Bello, haven gone through the process, is most qualified for the 2023 Presidency seat considering the experiences, knowledge and skills acquired so far as not just a Governor but a working and performing one.

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The good thing is that Governor Yahaya Bello has passed through the stage of trial and error but now in the stage of perfection in governance.

I hereby use this medium to call on the good people of Kogi State especially the youths and Nigerians at large to take ownership of Governor Yahaya Bello and not miss this opportunity in 2023.

In Governor Yahaya Bello lies a new Nigeria everyone is craving for. To the young generation, it should be our pride that Governor Yahaya Bello belongs to our generation.

Long Live Governor Yahaya Bello,

Long Live Nigeria.

Prince Tolu Ajayi
DG, ACT4PYB 2023.

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“YOUTHS OWN THE POWER” – Afenifere for Collective Transformation ACT

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“YOUTHS OWN THE POWER” – Afenifere for Collective Transformation ACT

 

We own the power to identify and go for what we want. As the category of citizens with the highest population, we own the power to determine who is elected as President in Nigeria.

We own the power to mobilise voters across the Country for a candidate of our choice. We own the power to determine the prosperity of our generation and generations behind us.

We own the power to intellectually change the narrative of our Country as being done in Kogi State today.

We own the power to harmonise our resources together to synergize and coordinate campaigns for our only candidate, Governor Yahaya Bello which we have been doing and readily prepared to do more.

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Above all, we own the power to install Governor Yahaya Bello as President come 2023.

It is important for Nigerians, especially the youths to realise that the opportunity is here for us to liberate ourselves from political bondage and slavery which the old generation has put us.

The time is now to send our grandfathers to compulsory retirement politically and allow them watch us grow and develop Nigeria from where they stopped.

They have given Nigeria their best in their youthful and young age and it’s best they allow us do the same before the next generation overthrow us.

Life is a phase, the phase of maximum productivity is between the ages of 18 and 45years which many of us are presently while above 50 years are to sit back and play the roles of mentor, advisers and role model.

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Afenifere For Collective Transformation (ACT) is calling on Nigerian youths not to miss this opportunity of Governor Yahaya Bello becoming President come 2023.

We must realise and make it a duty to own the President Yahaya Bello mandate. It is not a fight for Governor Yahaya Bello but an opportunity for us to use him as our ladder to the top politically.

Going from the South to the North, no other youth and young Nigerian is well positioned to claim this presidency other than Governor Yahaya Bello.

He belongs to the ruling party which will obviously win the election.

He comes from the North Central that has never produced a President since 1999.

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He’s a sitting Governor whose performance supercedes many of his contemporaries across the Country.

Finally, a god-fearing man who is people oriented and truthful to all, especially when he could play politics and collect money from the claim of Covid-19 but decided to stand by the people.

These are the qualities in the young Nigerian that Afenifere for Collective Transformation is advocating for as President come 2023.

As we look forward to seeing 23rd of May, 2021, Afenifere for Collective Transformation call on all Nigerian youths to own this mandate, Theme: YOUTHS OWN THE POWER must begin to reflect across the Country and be our collective slogan going into 2023 Presidential election.

Signed,

Prince Tolu Ajayi,
DG, ACT 4 PYB

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