By Yahaya Idris Ahmed, Toto.
Following the sacked of the former Secretary to the Government of Nasarawa State, SSG, for mismanaging 1 Billion naira school projects, Alhaji Aliyu Tijani Ahmed.
A Coalition of Toto Local Government Youths comprises of all the ethnic groups on Tuesday urged Governor Abdullahi A Sule to include more youth in his cabinet as promised during his 2019 electionerring campaign.
The group made their position known in a statement signed by its leaders Mallam Abubakar Sadiq and Mr. Bulus Madaki Chairman and Secretary respectively.
The Governor had on Monday approved the relieve of the former SSG following a resolution of the state house of Assembly urging the Governor to sacked the former SSG over his indictment into the school projects fraud.
The group said the people of Toto LG have worked so hard to ensure the emergence of Governor Abdullahi A Sule before, during election and will continue to accord all necessary support to his administration.
”We are watching as the process unfold whether the Governor will remember the promise he made during the campaign where he said Toto LG will benefits from his administration. The group said it hoped a leader like Hon. Mohammed Garba Isimbabi will emerge as SSG for Nasarawa State.
It added that anything short of this will be ”rejected by the youths of the area”.
The group also draw the attention of the Governor to series of problems ranging from Banditry attacks, criminality, lack of social Amenities like electricity, banking facility, health system and high institution of learning should urgently be visited.
The group also appeal to the Governor to look into their roads that is a death trap from Abaji-Ukya-Toto to Nasarawa-Keffi roads respectively.
Recalled that Toto LG was the second highest produced election results for Governor Abdullahi A Sule after Lafia the State capital that came first.
Here is the Toto LGC Governorship Election Results:
Isimbabi is a former National Assembly aspirant, a committed party chieftain, who hails from Shafa-Abakpa electoral ward in Toto LG of the State.
“There Is Something We All Can Contribute Towards Making Our Society A Better Place” – Chief Abdullahi Ada
The Chairman, Lokoja Chapter of a Non-Governmental Organization know as Amalgamated Progressive Group APG, Chief Ibrahim Abdullahi Ada, says the development of the society should not left to political office holders alone.
Chief Abdullahi Ada stated this in an interview with Newsmen in Lokoja, The state capital.
Chief Ada, who pointed out that the society has been in existence before the era of political positions noted that there was need for all and sundry to contribute their quota to the development of the society.
He said political office holders cannot meet the one hundred percent needs of every society, stressing that well-to-do individuals, Groups and Associations should rise and impact the society positively.
“leaving the scene for only the political office holders alone is not good enough because the society is not just for the politically inclined. We have great entrepreneurs, educationists, engineers, artisans among others that are doing very well in their various spheres of life so, these people too needs to give back to the society. You may not really have the resources but you can contribute your ideas. There is something everybody can contribute to the development of the society we all find ourselves. If the society is developed, peaceful, progressing, it’s for the good of all”
The Chairman noted that at the End of the Year Party and Launch of a Maiden Almanac of APG scheduled for the 10th of December 2020, at NIWA Staff Canten, near INEC Office Lokoja Kogi State by 2pm, the Group will Award individuals who have contributed towards ensuring the growth of the society in various ways.
“We have several indigenes and non indigenes of Lokoja that have one way or another contributed to our society. Some of them employed our youths in their companies. Youths that would have probably taken to social vices but since they’ve been positively engaged, they don’t have time for such again. This is what we are talking about, rendering service to humanity. We are going to Award 10 of such persons for now, as a sign to appreciate them for their efforts and as well encourage them to do more”
Chief Ada expressed optimism that the Group will not rest on it’s oars at helping one another and enjoined members to remain committed towards realizing the aims and objectives of the noble Group.
“At this point, I want to appreciate members of Amalgamated Progressive Group for their relentless efforts so far. Thanks for your support and contribution that has brought us to the level we are today.
Things can always get better. I encourage us to remain steadfast so that we can work collectively to achieve the aims and objectives of APG”
Barr. Tanko Lauds Ohimegye Igu Over Equitable Distribution of Socio-Economic Amenities In Ozi Community.
Yahaya Idris, Koton-Karfe.
In a bid to maintain harmonious coexistence among his subjects, the Ohimegye Igu, His Royal Majesty, Alhaji Abdulrazaq Sani Isah-Koto on Friday, resolved a long standing disagreement among the residents of Ozi which was occasioned by social and economic deprivation of some bonafide members of the community.
The paramount ruler who invited the disputants and relevant stakeholders to his palace for amicable resolutions on the contentious matters of social and economic activities, prevailed on all parties to agree on reasonable sharing formula in the interest of peace and progress.
He counselled against cornering common wealth to cause disunity and turning brothers in Ozi community against each other.
In his remarks, Senior Special Assistant on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs to the Governor, Barr. Muhammed Tanko Musa commended the Ohimegye for his royal wisdom as shown in his fatherly ruling on such crucial matter that affects the lives and properties of the people.
Barr. who is Danmasani a traditional tittle in Kotonkarfe stated further that the fatherly role the Ohimegye played will go a long way in entrenching peace and harmony among the people of Ozi and should be emulated by other communities.
Similarly, the Danmasani Koton-Karfe and Head of the peace committee on Lakwo land submitted an Interim Report on the dispute between Onzo and Osuku communities to the Ohimegye.
It will be recalled that following disagrees between the Onzo and Osuku communities over farmlands, the Ohimegye Igu, Alhaji AbdulRazak Sani Isa-Koto, assigned one of his traditional tittle holders, the Danmasani to preside over a committee to promptly wade into the matter for amicable resolution.
The interim report though not read out, is said to has dwelt on the achievement of the much needed peace and agreement to negotiate on the disputed lands.
Barr.Tanko, while submitting the interim report, urged the Ohimegye as the father to all sons and daughters of Kogi LGA not to allow some selfish elements to divert his attention from the course of justice he has already taken, stressing that he has every right to pass Judgement that will keep his people under the peaceful atmosphere.
In his remarks, the former member Kogi state House of Assembly, Hon. Barr. Tanko Abdulrahman Ozi, who represented Kogi/Koto constituency, lauded Ohimegye Igu on the ruling and described his benevolence to his people as gift from the Almighty God. He added that the royal ruling passed by paramount ruler is a testimony of the originality of his true personality, and prayed God to sustain His Royal Majesty to witness more years on the throne.
His Royal Majesty, Ohimegye in his ruling advised the people of his Kingdom, to always show kindness towards others, their family and the entire Kogi LG. He noted that there will be no development in a rancorous society and therefore sue for peace, unity, and love for one another.
The Monarch frowned at the attitude of those illegally claiming ownership of community land at detriment of others urging them to desist that such attitude will breed underdevelopment.
He thanked the former Administrator for presenting him with an Interim Report on Lakwo Land urging him to keep up doing the good job for his people. He further reassured him of his continued support.
Kogi Water Supply: Gov. Bello, Water Resources Commissioner, Danga Have Performed
By Odaudu Abraham
I would have loved to be silent on anything that has to do with politics mostly in my dear Kogi state but on this I must voice out.
If there is one desire I have always hoped for before the emergence of Governor Yahaya Bello, was a revolution where the youths will take over the leadership of the state and steer it for a better and great Kogi State of our dream.
Your Excellency Sir, if not for anything you have won my support and loyalty. You have me as your own from the Eastern part of the state, Hon Abdulmumin Danga has won my love for you through his stewardship and giant strides recorded in my district mostly my village.
At about 9:15 a:m one faithful day sitting gently under tree when a group of youths arrived my community which is about 30 minutes drive away from Dekina town, I hardly identify between the commissioner and his fellowers, very simple, calm, intelligent and committed.
On approaching us, the commissioner for water Resources said” Good Morning all and we gently replied the August visitors, am here to do my job as directed by my Boss who appointed me. He has given me a marching oder that no community in Kogi state or citizens deserves to suffer for Water, on this note am here to sink over five Boreholes for you all in this community and I shall inspect this job myself.
What an astonished moment, I was speechless but the heart was full of joy. I look at the clouds and said, God bless Yahaya Bello and Abdulmumin Danga as my generation shall remember them for good and posterity shall judge them for good.
On this note, the geologist imidiately took the bool by horn, they heat up with their survey in five different flash point and work is about to commence. My community will soon witness a giant strides were the old and the young will stop trecking for minutes to access water from the stream.
Thank you Your Excellency Alh Yahaya Bello and Hon Abdulmumin Danga for reaching out to my community here in kogi East
Earlier there was the good news that heat up the polity about BILIVISCO company which is about to change the tune of Kogi central through Osara dam, what a project by His Excellency Alh Yahaya Bello and Hon Abdulmumin Danga… Your ministry is working Sir.
You deserve an accolades, the youths and indeed kogi east are proud of you.
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