By Yahaya Idris, Lokoja
…Focuses on Water Infrastructure
Kogi state Deputy Governor, Chief Edward Onoja, is set to commission more projects later this month, as some of the completed projects and infrastructure are already in use in several communities across the state.
A statement from the office of the Deputy Governor, signed by Promise Emmanuel, the Chief Secretary, named the benefiting communities and projects as boreholes at Ochaja Ogoh, Emonyoku Ochaja, Ofode Ogugu, Ogene Ofororachi Open market Emageba, Adupi Emeriko, Odogba in Ankpa.
Others are Emakwuracha, Sabongari Ogugu, Ugbamaka Igah, Ofakaga in Ofu, Adumu Igah, Amaka in Igalamela Odu, Ajaka, Ankpa and Ega Orinono.
Also commissioned already is the Adupi Emoriko Town Hall with others nearing completion to be commissioned later this month.
On religious intervention, the number two citizen of the state has also facilitated pilgrimages that covers the three Senatorial districts. As at last count, about 30 persons were sponsored to Mecca for the Hajj Pilgrimage of the Muslim faithfuls, while 32 Christians were sponsored to Israel to perfom the Christian pilgrimage.
On religious infrastructure intervention, the Deputy Governor also galvanized the strength of his network to see to the completion of the Okpo Central Mosque in Olamaboro Local Government Area. while the United Evangelical Church Odo Eto also recieved the same gesture.
Besides this, other UEC churches across the Area Conferences also benefited from his intervention. This month, UEC Lokoja Area Conference is to receive a brand new 18 Seater Hiace Bus.
About nine (9) buses were also donated to UEC, Christian Association of Nigeria, Kogi Youth Wing and the same support was extended to different Muslim Youth Groups such as Albayan Educational Institution in Ankpa, Cuncil of Ulamau in Ankpa and National Council of Muslim Youths Organizations.
Other supports ranged from cash to renovations also cutting across Kogi state.
At Anyigba, Chief Onoja assisted friends, associates, political colleagues, legislators and well meaning Kogites,.
In addition,Governor Yahaya Bello has contributed immensely to the rebuilding, remodeling and expansion of the 1000 capacity Igala Unity House, in addition to 11 Room Guests Lodge.
The Ogugu Town Hall building foundation has been laid and completed, just as all necessary plans to drive support of funding for the construction of two ultra modern Guest Houses for the Attah of Igala, HRM, Dr. Idakwo Michael Ameh Oboni II, at Ankpa and Anyigba respectively.
The aged and vulnerables were not left out, within the Let’s Do More: Kogi Deputy Governor set to Commission more Projects February 2020.
Hoodlums Invade Abuja Warehouses, Loot Food Items In Presence Of Security
Global Times Nigeria reports that hundreds of hoodlums, on Sunday, invaded the Idu Industrial Layout in Abuja, raiding several warehouses.
A source who confirmed the development said the hoodlums made away with bags of rice, cartons of tin tomatoes, cereals, milk, bails of Ankara materials, and other items.
It was observed that despite the presence of policemen, the defiant mob continued to plunder warehouses.
The hoodlums were seen loading tricycles and motorcycles with the stolen goods as policemen fired teargas.
Palliatives Discovered In Warehouses Across The Nation Evidence President Buhari Isn’t Nigeria’s Problem — Buhari’s Daughter, Zahra Indimi
Zahra Buhari Indimi, daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari had on late Saturday reposted a short note on Instastories, saying the discovery of food items and other COVID-19 palliatives in several warehouses across the country is evidence that her father is not Nigeria’s problem.
“Now that people confirmed that Buhari distributed enough palliatives nationwide, it is clear Buhari is not our problem,” she wrote.
It is reported across the nation that angry youths have been plundering warehouses in Lagos, Plateau, Osun, Kogi, Kaduna, Ekiti, and Kwara in the wake of the #EndSARS protests to discover some COVID-19 palliatives still undistributed.
In some instances, COVID-19 palliatives donated by the private sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 were found in private homes of politicians.
Some of the items include cartons of noodles, sacks of garri, and bags of rice, some of which had gone bad due to poor and prolonged storage.
In Osun State, the government said it was waiting for officials from Abuja to “commission” the goods hence the delay in distributing them while in Lagos, the Majority Leader of the House of Assembly Sanai Agunbiade said he kept the palliatives in his Ikorodu home because he wanted to distribute them on his birthday.
In Kogi State, the Governor has order for Immediate distribution of items to the most vulnerable people across the State.
Several high-profile individuals such as Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola and Tony Elumelu had donated billions of naira in cash and food items to assist federal and state governments in helping vulnerable families amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
KDSG Imposes Curfew In Parts Of Chikun, Kaduna South LGAs
The Kaduna State Government has declared 24 hour curfew in some communities in Kaduna South and Chikun Local Government areas, effective immediately.
In a statement on Saturday signed and issue by Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, said the areas are Barnawa, Kakuri, and Television in Kaduna South Local Government Area and Maraban Rido, Sabon Tasha, Narayi and Ungwan Romi of Chikun Local Government Area.
Security agencies have been directed to arrest and prosecute any found violating the curfew and those responsible for breakdown of law and order. Security agencies have further been directed to effect the arrest and prosecution of anyone found looting and destroying properties.
KDSG strongly condemns the concerted incitement being done on social media. The government appeals to all our communities to reject incitement and resist the attempt to create chaos and anarchy.
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