By Yahaya Idris, Lafia.
Following the death of Hon. Suleiman Adamu Ara representing Nasarawa Centra Constituency at the State House of Assembly, High Chief Muhammed Musa Maikaya, who is also the immediate past Governorship aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the State, On Friday, mourned and described the late state lawmaker as a rare gem and political icon who has identified with his people till death.
Maikaya made the statement through his Media Office to condole with the family of the deceased, State lawmakers and the state in general over the unfortunate incident.
According to Maikaya the death of Hon. Suleiman Adamu is a monumental loss to Nasarawa State, which his colleagues at the State Assembly will always remember his impact and contributions on the floor of the assembly had changed the process of lawmaking due to his professionalism, dynamism, and expertise despite been a first timer.
He said: “Be strong my lawmakers and my State Governor. My family and I share in your grief and will carry the burden with you please. Inshallah.
“He was a quintessential brain laced with compassion. Until hitherto, he was full of humility and remained the greatest man of our time.
“I Pray May Allah grant his soul and grant him eternal rest in peace Amen”.
The late lawmaker died on Thursday evening at the Federal Medical Center Keffi, following a brief illness.
Maikaya is also the Ciroman of Toto, hail from Toto Local Government Area of the State.
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Popular electronic shop in Lokoja named PeeLinks has been gutted by fire.
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The Global Times Nigeria reports that the Federal Government has obtained a fresh order stopping the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress from embarking on their planned strike which is to start on Monday.
According to the reports, the restraining order was issued on Friday by Justice Ibrahim Galadima of the National Industrial Court in Abuja, following an ex parte application by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation.
This came barely 24 hours after the same judge made a similar restraining ex parte order in favour of a group, Peace and Unity Ambassadors Association, on Thursday.
The duo of Acting Director of the Department Civil Litigation of the Federal Ministry of Justice, Mrs Maimuna Shiru, and Mr Tijjani Gazali, led the Federal Government’s team, who moved the ex parte application that was later granted by Justice Galadima on Friday.
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With the sad development that erupted Felele area of Lokoja Local Government of the State, Kogi State Government lead by Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello is currently making frantic efforts to forestall future fire disaster in the state.
The State Security Adviser, Retired Commander Jerry Omodara has visited the Controller General, Federal Fire Service in Abuja on behalf of Governor Yahaya Bello to seek for possible ways of Collaboration.
The move is a conscious bid by the Government of Alhaji Yahaya Bello led administration to prevent the unfortunate fire incident that claimed tens of lives at Felele, Lokoja on Wednesday 23rd September, 2020.
Commander Omodara conveyed the message of the Governor at the meeting on the immediate need to deploy Fire Fighting Equipment to the major Federal Highways in Kogi, even as the State is making frantic efforts in getting some equipment because of the strategic location of the State.
He said government is also considering recruitment of Staff for the State Fire Service towards getting more manpower to combat fire disaster in the state.
The State Security Adviser appealed to the Federal Fire Service to deploy more fire fighting equipment to its State Command.
The Controller General, Dr Liman Ibrahim while responding, commiserated with the government of Kogi State and the family of the victims, and prayed God to grant the family fortitude to bear the loss.
He promised to swift into immediate action of getting back the fire truck to the State and also help in training of more firefighters for the State.
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