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Ramadan: We’ve Provide Enough Commodities To Address Price Hike – BUA Group Of Companies

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Ramadan: We’ve Provide Enough Commodities To Address Price Hike – BUA Group Of Companies

Abba Dukawa, Kano

The Chairman BUA companies Alhaji Abdulsamad Isyaku Rabiu has assured the general populace that his company have provided enough commodities that would cater for all Northern states during and after Ramadan period aimed at alleviating the hardship faced by many Nigerians.

BUA Regional Director, Alhaji Mohammad Adakawa

BUA Regional Director, Alhaji Mohammad Adakawa

Alhaji Rabiu who was represented by his representative in the Northern region, Alhaji Mohammad Adakawa stated this during an interview with journalist in Kano.

Adakawa who is a renowned business man at Singer market Kano, said BUA group of companies had produced tonnes of Sugar, Spaghetti, flour and other BUA products which had already arrived Kano and other states of the federation geared towards addressing the menace of hike in price especially during festivities periods.

“I’m assuring you that the stock we have will be enough for all Northern states, we have tonnes of Sugar in Sharada that will be enough for Kano, Kebbi, Jigawa, Yobe, Maiduguri, Zamfara, Katsina and all Northern states in general, and BUA has assured that he will not increase the price of his commodities during after Ramadan period”

Alhaji Mohammad Adakawa explained that the Chairman BUA companies had directed that any of his dealers found increasing the price of his commodities is bound to loose his license.

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“Most people are not aware of the root causes of hike in price during Ramadan, in most cases companies are those that increase the price from the source ,but with this development by BUA group of companies I’m sure that this year we’ll not witness hike in price of commodities”

He appealed to federal government to expedite action in reducing tax duties for importers aimed at addressing the hike on the price of imported commodities.

Alhaji Mohammad Adakawa applauded the commitment of Kano state Government,under the stewardship of Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje Khadimul Islam for carrying the business Community along geared towards uplifting the economic status of the state.

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”I’m appealing to our listening Governor to buy commodities during Ramadan from our members in Singa market,so that there morale will be boosted and there economic strength will be enhanced,

“Our Governor is doing very well interms of helping the vulnerable and needy during Ramadan ,I’m praying to Almighty Allah to reward Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje Khadimul Islam Abundantly for his endless efforts in alliviating the suffering of the masses”

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Transportation: Kogi Ultra Modern Bus Terminal Commences Operation.

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The Lokoja mega bus terminal

The Lokoja mega bus terminal

Idris Ahmed, Lokoja.

The Lokoja mega bus terminal constructed and commissioned over 5 years ago by Kogi state government under Capt. Idris Wada administration, will now be opened for public use today, Thursday.

The ultra modern mega bus terminal located at Felele, a suburb of Lokoja the state capital, was commissioned in January 2016 by the then Ondo state Governor, Olusegun Mimiko and has a capacity of over 500 vehicles loading and discharging passengers.

 

Commissioner for information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo, who was on the spot assessment on Tuesday, to ascertain the level of readiness of the edifice for its operations, disclosed that the mega terminal which was started by the past administration of Captain Idris Wada, has to be completed by the present administration, with the view to alleviate the intractable transport management problems in the state.

He explained that the present administration in its wisdom considered Government as a continuum and decided to complete the edifice to ensure smooth take off of the park which is expected to reduce the accidents occasioned by indiscriminate parking of vehicles along the expressway within the city.

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Fanwo explained that Kogi state which happened to be in the centre of the country providing thoroughfares to all citizens from the Northern to Southern states, deserves a standard motor terminal.

He therefore advised all operators of mini parks within the Lokoja metropolis to relocate to the new mega terminal to avoid collision with law enforcement agencies.

Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello

Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello

” The immediate past administration started the construction to a certain level, however this administration of Governor Yahaya Bello recognises that government is a continuum, hence, he needed to complete the project and we are set to opened it for public usage.

” This terminal is going to spark a revolution in transportation management in the state. Lokoja is a nodal town , it is in the centre of the country. It connects South South, South East, Southwest with the Northern states of the country and with this the problem of transportation management would be solved.” He said.

While urging commuters and passengers to avail themselves with the opportunity provided by the mega terminal, assured of adequate security presence around the place, as all necessary requirements for a worthwhile journey have been put in place

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He advised comutters, passengers, transport owners to patronise the station as it has been designated the only legal terminal for boarding and discharging passengers in the state.

In his remark, the Commissioner for Transportation, Baron Okwoli, assured the public that the construction work has reached 99.99 percent and it is ready to be declared opened by his excellency Alhaji Yahaya Bello, on the 15th April, 2021 saying it will clean up the Nataco area of the metropolis noted for its disorderliness of commuters, passengers and transport owners.

He said the government has taken cognizance of the different categories of passengers and have prepared to provide the best facilities at the terminal.

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He added that to solve the challenges of those providing ancillary services at the old parks, an alternative area has been marked for restaurants and hawkers to remain in business.

The Commissioner who warned against did obedience by commuters to key into the new arrangements, said non compliance would be an offence punishable under the operational rules of the station.

According to him” we have been able to create additional entrance gate… It is not the best to have one entry and exit route. It cost us huge amount of money. We have upgraded the 11kva to 33kva with standby 500kva generator to ensure 24 hours electricity. We want the state to be a hub for travellers to have a place to rest before proceeding.

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In his remark,  the Chief Security Adviser to the Governor, Jerry Omodara, assured travellers of the security arrangement already put in place to guaranteed the safety and protection of their lives.

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Kebbi State Govt Signed MoU With Max Airline To Begin Air Operations

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Kebbi State Govt Signed MoU With Max Airline To Begin Air Operations

In a bid to increase its internally generated revenue, Kebbi State government on Monday signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Max Airline to begin air operations in the State.

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A press statement duly signed by Atom Turba, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on New Media to the Deputy Governor of Kebbi State, said the Deputy Governor of Kebbi State, Dr Sama’ila Yombe Dabai disclosed this when he signed the MoU on behalf of the state government following suspension of Azman operations nation wide, adding that Governor Bagudu have directed him to liase with the ministry of works and transport to engage the services of Airlines that will start operations in the state and Max Airline was considered due to it’s track record of service delivery.

the Deputy Governor of Kebbi State, Dr Sama'ila Yombe Dabai

the Deputy Governor of Kebbi State, Dr Sama’ila Yombe Dabai

Also speaking, the Hon Commissioner, ministry of works and transport, Alh Abubakar Chika Ladan said, Max Airline was carefully selected considering the record of the company in Airline services.

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He further disclosed that the three days per week flights were to allow Azman on return to continue with their normal schedule which will eventually results to six day trips if not seven weekly.

In his remarks at the signing of MoU, the regional manager Max Airline, Alh Suleiman Arome Isma’ila, reaffirmed the commitment of the company towards ensuring effective service delivery.

He further expressed appreciation to the state governor, Sen Atiku Bagudu and the people of the state for the confidence reposed in the company saying they will begin operations as soon as possible.

 

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AbdulSamad Rabiu Initiative Launches $100m Africa Fund For Social Development

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Alhaji AbdulSamad Rabiu (ASR) Initiative has launched a USD$100 million annual Africa fund for social development and renewal Of the fund, USD$50million is allocated to Nigeria while USD$50million is allotted to the rest of the continent.

A press statement issued to media Houses by the Initiative said the ASR Africa is specifically extending its work to the education, health and social development sectors, starting with infrastructure and capacity development in these areas and supporting the efforts of various governments in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa.

In the words of the founder and initiator of ASR, Alhaji Abdul Samad Rabiu, “It is with the blessings of the Almighty, my family, colleagues, the support of my community and the backing of my conscience that I announce the launch of the Abdul Samad Rabiu Initiative, with an Africa Fund endowment of USD100million every year starting from this year, 2021; USD$50million to Nigeria and USD$50million to the rest of our beloved continent.”

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He said, over the years as a corporate organisation, and through the BUA Foundation, his organization has been actively involved in corporate philanthropy in various sectors – from health, education, community development, water & sanitation, sports, and even more recently, to COVID-19.

Alhaji AbdulSamad Rabiu (ASR) Initiative

Alhaji AbdulSamad Rabiu (ASR) Initiative

He said, “Our broad focus is equipping facilities, our researchers, healthcare practitioners and community-level service providers, with the aim of providing sustainable solutions for generations to come.”

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Continuing, he added: “Based on results of extensive deliberation over the course of a year, “our first cohort for Nigeria will be NGN1billion each in grants to 6 universities in the 6 geopolitical zones in Nigeria, towards the initiation and upgrading of infrastructure, where applicable.

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“The universities in the first phase include Ahmadu Bello University, University of Maiduguri, University of Nigeria, University of Benin, University of Ilorin, and University of Ibadan. These grants will be directed towards projects that will be delivered by the Abdul Samad Rabiu Initiative for the project duration

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