From Idris Ahmed, Lafia.
Arewa House, a centre for research and historical documentation, affiliated to the Department of History at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, has recognized Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule as the man of integrity.
Dr Samuel Salami who led the Kaduna based documentation centre, while on a courtesy call at the Government House, on Tuesday, disclosed that the recognition was as a result of Engineer Sule’s antecedents right from his time in the organized private sector, to his present position as Governor of a state.
Salami added that the recognition by the centre was also part of activities aimed at reawakening the need for Nigerians, particularly public officials, to be imbued with integrity and to have zero tolerance for corruption.
He disclosed that the centre has taken it upon itself to immortalize the person of President Muhammadu Buhari, who is generally perceived to be a man of integrity, stressing that Buhari won his election not through the use of money but because people believed he is a man that could save Nigeria.
Salami said the centre chose Engineer Sule as the face of integrity because of his striking resemblance in character to President Buhari.
“The rarity of gold, makes it precious. If it’s were to be something that you see everywhere, it won’t be precious. We have found you to be the face of integrity.
“We want to believe that you are here because the people of Nasarawa State believed you are a man of integrity,” he stated.
Salami urged Engineer Sule to keep doing what is right, even when others were doing wrong and getting away with it.
“The issue of integrity cannot be overemphasized. In fact, integrity is everything. It is choosing to do the right thing, when others are doing the wrong thing and still getting away with it,” he explained.
Salami further disclosed that the President has endorsed a project initiated by the centre to reawaken in the people, the need to see public office as public trust that must not be abused.
“In any system run by human beings, you cannot see perfection, it’s impossible but yet, you still strive towards perfection. And that’s exactly what we believed President Buhari is doing. And we believe that with integrity, we will get there,” Salami stated.
Responding, Engineer Sule, expressed appreciation that he is being likened to President Buhari, stressing that this has further served to encouraged him to put in his best.
The Governor traced his admiration for the President to 1984, when he returned to the country from the US, with then General Buhari as military head of state, having introduced the War Against Indiscipline (WAI), as well as a campaign to restore the dignity of Nigerians internationally.
“We were just coming from a democracy that was misplaced, a lot of corruption, a lot of problems all over the place and people were hiding their passports not to show they are Nigerians. The moment Buhari came he restored our dignity of being Nigerians. And from there, I fell in love with Muhammadu Buhari,” he stated.
Engineer Sule pointed out that since he came to admire the President, going through his records, what he has done, what he has continued to do and what he will do, “Muhammadu Buhari is a symbol of integrity and respect, every Nigerian should be proud of him.”
While noting that destiny made him to be different from President Buhari, Engineer Sule promised to continue to live with the fear of God and to give his best with the fear of God in his mind.
“Once you have the fear of God, you will be like President Muhammadu Buhari,” he said.
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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