By Yahaya Idris, Koton-Karfe
Immediate past Administrator of Kogi Local Area, Hon. (Barr.) Muhammed Tanko Musa has met with critical stakeholders and All Progressives Congress (APC) members who are from eleven (11) electoral wards in Kogi LGA. The former council boss at the meeting received accolades for his meritorious services to the people of Kogi LGA.
The former Commissioner for Transport, Hon. Muhammed Abdulrahman Wuya Okpasco alongside other leaders of the APC in the LG have adopted the candidature of Barr. Muhammed Tanko Musa over his relentless support to the party during his stay in office as council boss.
He thanked them for keeping faith with the party and its leadership which showed they were true loyalists of the party, adding, “After This meeting is the starting point for unity of interest of party members in the LG.”
The meeting, according to Abdulrahman Wuya Okpasco, is part of the process the party has adopted to resolved internal issues and harmonize their interest ahead of the forthcoming council election.
He explained that the meeting became necessary to interact with all members of APC together to resolve all the issues profile way forward, adding “To build trust, confidence and demonstrate that we truly want from ourselves.
On his part, the former Administrator, Barr. Muhammed Tanko Musa call on party members to join hands together with this administration to build the APC as a party in the LG in a fair and transparent manner, saying they are proud of their achievements as a government.”
Mr. Muhammed Suleiman Bala Osama has call on leaders at all level to ensure that Zone B is considered and given the needed support to win elections base on existing zoning arrangement, adding, Kogi LG zoning arrangement should be maintained and sustain for ease of administration.
A former councilor and wambai political family, Hon. Zakari Muhammed (99), said: “I urge party leaders to not only adopt Zone B as the next area to produced next Executive Chairman but rather sustain and maintained zoning system in the LG for various positions as it will discourage aspirants from buying forms when such position is not zoned to their area.”
A former Supervisor for Agriculture, Hon. Yakubu Ishaq urged the party members to forget the past and join hands with the former Administrator who has done a lot to develop the LG and had work tirelessly to keep the party working till date.
He added that as the LG approaches election, they should support the former council boss to defeat those forces that want to truncate zoning arrangements in the LGA.
The party executives present at the meeting include women leaders, LG Vice Chairman and other party members has endorsed Barr. Tanko who is the immediate past Administrator, for the chairmanship race.
According to them, Barr. Tanko remain the most competent, prudent candidate, adding that they have already pitch-tent and throw their weight behind him.
Speaking further, a former supervisor on Education/Social Services, Hon. Abubakar Shuaibu Halidu said the former Administrator posses all the criteria for the position, hence to rally round him for support in order to consolidate on his good works he has started.
“We believe in Tanko’s leadership style, his accessibility, humility and generosity has no bound.”
Some communiques taken during the meeting which held in Koton-Karfe today include:
1. A vote of confidence was passed on the Kogi LGA APC executives from wards to units levels.
2. That we the entire Leadership and members of APC in Kogi LG endorsed Barr. Muhammed Tanko Musa Osuku, as sole candidate
3. That the party will henceforth organize regular meeting with various group
4. That the party will continue to support the Administration of GYB/CEDO
5. The party also adherence to the existing zoning system hence the arrangements is base on election and not appointment.
The meeting brought together politicians, former commissioner, SAs, former councilors, from the three zones, that’s Zone A, B and C in Kogi LGA.
Prophet Gideon Isah, Kogi Pastor Who Accurately Predicted Obaseki’s Victory
The founder and Senior Pastor of House of Mercy and Deliverance Ministry Lokoja, Kogi state, Prophet Gideon Isah predicted Obaseki victory amidst political tsunami that rocked the state in the recent Gubernatorial election that was held on the 19th of september.
The senior Pastor who is renowned for his accurate prophecies, miracles in the state and beyond was the first prophet to accurately predicted the outcome of Edo governorship election shortly after Obaseki resigned his member from the ruling party, after he was screened by the APC Gubernatorial screening committee.
The prediction came when Gov. Godwin Obaseki is yet to announce his political platform he would be aspiring his ambition under.
According to Gideon, Obaseki victory is not negotiable, despite his political feuds with godfathers in the state
It was recalled that Prophet Gideon Isah had also predicted Gov. Bello supreme court Victory.
Lagos Crash Helicopter, AIB Releases Preliminary Report
A preliminary report on a helicopter crash that occurred at the Opebi area of Lagos State on August 28, 2020, has been released.
The report was made public on Monday (today) by the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB).
It would be recalled that the accident had involved a Bell 206B III Helicopter with nationality and registration marks 5N-BQW operated by Quorum Aviation Limited.
Specifically, the report revealed that the helicopter had a valid Certificate of Airworthiness as the pilot’s last medical examination was valid till 6th August, 2020.
The report further pointed out that there was no evidence to show that an application for the exemption provided by the All Operators’ Letter AOL DG020/20 had been submitted to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.
The report also revealed that the chopper had no capability to jettison fuel.
FCTA: Dr. Aliyu Inaugurates Committees On Sales, Distributions Of Agro-chemical Inputs, Charges Them To Work Diligently.
FCT Minister of State, Hon. Dr. Ramatu Tijani Aliyu.
In fulfillment of the Administration’s desire to ensure governance serves the people and to address food security, the FCT Administration has inaugurated two committees on the distribution of grains and committee on the sales of fertilisers and other agro-chemical inputs among others.
While inaugurating the 13-man committees in Abuja, the FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, said the events are in fulfilment of the administration’s desire to ensure that governance serves the people.
A press statement signed by SA Media, Austine Elemue Said the Minister was ably represented by the Senior Special Assistant on Administration and Strategy, Prof. Muhammad Usman, who stated the terms of reference of the committees to includes: “to determine available stock and work out modalities for the sales, and to arrange for the flag-off and subsequent sales of the fertilisers, pesticides and agro-chemicals”.
The Minister equally charged the committee members to work diligently to ensure that the exercise meet its objective, warning that the committees ensure that “grains are released from warehouses, and made available to the residents of the territory in a manner that is free, in a manner that is fair and in a manner that is transparent”.
“I have on behalf of the entire FCT Administration led by Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, the singular honour and privilege to welcome those of you from the Area Councils to this event. This morning activities and events are in fulfillment of the administration’s desire to ensure that governance serves the people and that in the true spirit of democracy, governance should be people’s oriented.
“As you are aware, it is an annual ritual practice, that the administration buys off excess harvest from our farmers, therefore, giving them value for their efforts and labour at the end of the season.
And before the new harvest, when prices naturally on the increase because of reduce supply in the market, the administration releases the buffer stocks to ensure that prices are regulated if not drastically lower, for the benefit of the residents of the territory.
“This morning, in the wisdom of the administration, individuals have been carefully selected to be saddled with the responsibilities of ensuring that the exercise meet its objective. That grains are released from warehouses, and made available to the residents of the territory in a manner that is free, in a manner that is fair and in a manner that is transparent”.
The minister also said that the administration would be counting on the wisdom, and the ability of the committee members to diligently discharge those responsibilities.
Speaking on behalf of the committees, both chairmen of the two committees, Mr. Abdul Agbade, who chairs committee on grains distribution, and Mr. Abubakar Ibrahim, who chairs committee on fertilisers and other agro-chemicals respectively pledged their willingness to deliver on their mandates.
“I want to use this opportunity to thank the Honourable Minister of State FCT for the confidence reposed in us and will not toy with it. We will try as much as possible to discharge our responsibilities with the fear of God and in accordance with our terms of reference.
“Residents of the FCT need to be assisted in this trying times. We are just coming out of COVID-19 pandemic and everybody knows the crisis we are facing in food security. The prices of food stuffs are going up in the market and the people need to be assisted. We will do our best to ensure that these grains are sold to the people in need,” he assured.
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