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Kogi LG Administrator Hails NULGE EXCO For 100 Days In office, Promises To Improve Welfare of Staff.



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Yahaya Idris, Kogi

Kogi Local Government Administrator, Alhaji (Barr.) Muhammed Tanko Musa Osuku assured the staff of the local government’s readiness to settle all outstanding entitlements, both financial and administrative as soon as the financial base of the council improves.

Addressing the Executives and members of the National Union of Local Government Employees Kogi local government chapter in Koton Karfe on Tuesday, Barrister Tanko who congratulated the new EXCO for their 100 days in office and commended them for their leadership qualities that has enshrined industrial harmony with the LGC management.

He reiterated the passionate position and commitment of the government to the welfare of local government workers, assuring that the situation will improve tremendously as the second term of the Bello administration kicks off January 27, 2020.

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The Chief Administrator,  who appealed to the leadership of Union to understand the precarious financial position of the state, solicited their cooperation to ensure hitch free working relation in the interest of the people.

Chairman of NULGE Kogi local government branch, Comrade Mohammed Yakubu commended the Administrator for his ability to hold the entire people of the area together since his assumption of office. describing him as upright, dedicated and committed to the smooth running of the Council.

According to the Chairman of the Union, Barr. Tanko and his team have proven that they are workable and friendly servants that have been cooperating with the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) to enhance the productivity of the local government and promoting the cause of their workers.

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Comrade Yakubu who gave the commendation during the 100 days celebration of NULGE Koton-Karfe branch on Tuesday, said “patriotism and selflessness was the guiding principle behind the NULGE.

According to the convener and Chairman of Nigerian Union Of Local Government Employees, NULGE, Koton-Karfe branch, Alhaji (Comrade) Mohammed Yakubu said “patriotism and selflessness has been the guiding principle assisting the Union to bring Local Governments activities to its present position”.

The Union leader added that Barr. Tanko and his team were among the NULGE-friendly leaders that ensured that the union succeeded on its day to days activities.

He therefore thanked the Administrator for his commitment to the staff of local government and commended him for purposeful leadership to the people at the grass-root.


Several speakers spoke extensively among whom were the Local Government Secretary, Hon. Babaji Ndakwo, the Treasurer Alhaji Abdullahi Ohikwura, HOD health Hajia Zainab Ibrahim, all commended NULGE and the staff over their dedication and commitments to duty.

High point of the 100 days in office celebration were, prayers in the Mosques and Churches and presentation of awards to some Local Government staff for their dedication to duty and responsiveness.

Also in attendance were former NULGE officials in the council, state officials and LG staff and among others.

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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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Kogi State Chairman Security Trust Fund, Hon. Samari Appeals To All Road Users To Ensure Their Vehicles Are In Order.



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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.

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He used the medium to commensurate with the families who lost their loved ones in the tragic inferno.

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Shuaibu Abubakar Audu’s Foundation Condoles With KSG, Felele Community, Over Tanker Explosion



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Alhaji Shuaibu Abubakar Audu, Executive Director Stanbic IBTC Bank Lagos.

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.

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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.

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