Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello of Kogi State has been commended for his quest for social justice which characterize his administration in the state.
A social cultural group with named, Okehi APC Coalition For Development (OACD) in a statement signed by the Chairman, secretary, Hon. Okino James and Hon. Agnes Onimisi respectively thanked the Governor and his New Direction Team for extending dividends to Okehi Local Government.
“We wish to also use the opportunity to thank you for appointing our own Son, Barr. Abdulsalam Ozigi Momodu as the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs and other political Appointees in our domain.”
“Your Excellency, under your watch, Okehi Local Government has recorded tremendous achievements and equal distribution of appointment and elective positions, we must commend you and your Team for standing tall to bring the needed changes we truly deserve in Okehi Local Government.”
The development as result of the Governor purposeful leadership has given room for equal distribution of political appointment and elective positions.
According to the group, Okehi LG could now witnessed peaceful coexistence, unity of purpose and development among others.
The group also draw the Governor attention to an unending and unnecessary issue been raised by neophytes who lack history of Okehi Local Government.
Emphasize that, Okehi Local Government consists of two major districts, Eika and Ihima, this two districts have mutual and conventional arrangements in the distribution of both elective positions in Okehi Local Government for harmonious existence.
From 1991 till date, Ihima axis has ruled Okehi Local Government 12 consecutive times, either being Administrator, Caretaker, Liaison officer or Executive Chairman while Eika district was 7 times only. Details are attached.
On Caretakers or Administrators, Ihima district has produced 8 caretakers who spent 6 years and 3 months. While Eika district produced only 4 who have held sway for only 4 years and 6 months. Details are attached.
“Your Excellency Sir, we need to educate most of the youths who refused to deepen their knowledge on history for posterity sake, your Excellency as at 1st March 1994, an Ihima indigene was appointed as Caretaker for two years one months followed by Hon. Musa Adano still from Ihima also spent exactly one year as a caretaker and Chief M J Ozovehe was later elected as Executive chairman… ‘Does this qualify Eika district as Slaves or hapless as at the time of this injustice’?.
“Sir, under your leadership today, you have sworn oath to protect the interest of all and as an umbrella under All Progressives Congress in Okehi Local Government, we wish to commend your steadfastness in fairness and equity.
In memorial, we had never rotated the position of Caretaker or Administrator. All we do rotate is k the position of Executive Chairman and other Elective positions.
“The last Executive Chairman of Okehi Local Government is Hon. Hassan Yusuf Okwenyete, after his tenure no one has succeeded him till date, therefore, it’s time to elect an Executive Chairman from Eika District for the sake of fairness and justice.”
For equity, fairness and Justice, from June 2015 to April 2016 Ihima district had produced the then Executive chairman Hon Yusuf Okwenyete and House of Assembly Member, Hon. Abdulkareem Kekere Sanni in the same district.
History is one of the pillars of good education, in 2007 to 2011 Ihima district had the Deputy Governor, Mr Philip Salawu; the House of Representatives Member was Hon. A. K saliu; House of Assembly from Okehi was Hon. Idris Jatto still from Ihima and Chief MJ Ozovehe as Permanent Member, Local Government Service Commission leaving Eika district with only Executive Chairman. Could this be called injustice or fairness?
O.A.C.D, a United family of APC whose mandate stands for fairness, equity and Justice wish to categorically apologise to the whole entire Okehi Citizens for the misleading article from faceless group. Specifically, we are appealing to the people of Eika district to be calm and choose who is to be elected as the next executive Chairman of Okehi 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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