By Yahaya Idris, Kogi.
As the official date fixed into local government election by Kogi State Independent Election Commission (KOSIEC), Youths from Zone C axis seem set to have their right of way in the grassroots administration as a group known as Zone C Youth Alliance (ZYA) headed by a former Special Adviser on Political Matters and a renown stakeholder of Kogi LG project from Chikara South, Hon. Isah Muhammed Omoko, on Friday said their group has unanimously endorsed the aspiration of a legal icon and former Administrator of Kogi LG, Barr. Muhammed Tanko Musa Osuku for the Chairmanship of Koton-Karfe, Kogi LG.
Leader of the group, Hon. Isah Muhammed Omoko said in a statement made available to our reporter that their forum has chosen to back the candidacy of Osuku born legal luminary because of his antecedent, track record of performance, ability, capacity and capability.
According to the statement, Barr. Tanko’s achievements superceded other appointees whereby he ensure what is due to people is given to them at appropriate time.
They also said, the legal icon used his position and connection to attract meaningful development to the area, which they said peace, unity, infrastructure, empowerment, education, security and human capital development were among other things he brought during his reign.
Therefore, “I am calling on other well meaning people of Kogi LG to join his quest to build a new Kogi LG where rule of law, respect to our elders, unity of purpose, development will be his top priority”.
“Barr. Tanko is competent and experienced to be executive Chairman having been tested, trusted and proven”.
Attah’s Death: Shuaibu Abubakar Audu’s Foundation Pays Condolence Visit To Late Attah’s Family In Idah.
By Yahaya Idris, Idah.
The Shuaibu Abubakar Audu’s Foundation (SAAF), has condoled with the immediate family and Igala kingdom over the death of the Attah Igala, HRM. Dr. Michael Ameh Oboni II.
The foundation delegation ably led by its Chairman, Hon. Prince Idoko Daniel Ogacheko and was received by the Chief Mourner the Son of late Attah, Prince Ocholi Ameh Oboni
Prince Ogacheko, who convened the message of Grand Patron of the foundation Alhaji Shuaibu Abubakar Audu, condoled the deceased’s family, as having described late Attah as a peaceful, cordial and amiable father to all.
Prince Ogacheko prayed to God to give his family, friends, associates the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
“Unfortunately, death is not a letter that is bodily written on human face and nobody knows who is next”.
But God, who is sovereign does whatsoever He pleases as He is the ultimate decider of human life,” the foundation said.
Speaking on behalf of the family, Prince Ocholi Ameh Oboni expressed gratitude to Audu’s Foundation for coming down to identified with them. He pray to God to grant them journey mercy to their destination.
Flooding: Lawmaker Inspects Collapsed Bridge, Appeals To Nasarawa Govt. For Immediate Succour
Chairman Nasarawa state House of Assembly committee on Urban development and member representing Awe south constituency Hon Suleiman Yakubu Azara, has called for government urgent intervention to reconstruct the Azara bridge which was washed away by flood as a result of heavy down pour.
The lawmaker who was accompanied by the contractor Rim construction company sympathized with the people of Azara development Area over the unfortunate incident and expressed concern on how the bridge linking Azara community with other parts of the world was completely washed away making life more difficult to commuters and residents of the area.
“I’m shocked at the level of damaged cause by this flood which resulted to the collapsed of this bridge linking Azara and other communities as my people cannot longer go outside and come back to the town.
“this is the only road that linked Azara to other communities and apart from been endowed with mineral and agricultural potentials it also border Taraba, plateau and Benue states.
“this is a serious ploblem therefore I’m calling on the state government to urgently come to our rescue and thank God we have a listening and hard working Governor Engineer Abdullahi Sule whom am very confident he will do something urgently, Hon Suleiman added.
Speaking to newsmen at the scene, one of the commuters Lawan Yakubu makori attributed the incident to carelessness on the part of users who doesn’t care about existing of the affected bridge even when it started developing faults.
According to him the Azara bridge was gradually been washing away for about four months now whenever it rains but action has not been taking until it finally collapsed as a result of a recent heavy down pour cutting off the area completely.
He appreciated the lawmaker Suleiman Yakubu Azara for the visit saying it has rekindle their hope.
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