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Kogi Solid Mineral, Natural Resources Commissioner, Engr. Bashir Gegu tasks Edimose Youths On Peace.

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A delegation of Edimose Youths in a pose with their leader, Kogi State Commissioner for Solid Minerals and Natural Resources, Hon. High Chief Engineer Abubakar Bashir Gegu
Kogi Solid Mineral, Natural Resources Commissioner, Engr. Bashir Gegu tasks Edimose Youths On Peace.
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Kogi Solid Mineral, Natural Resources Commissioner, Engr. Bashir Gegu tasks Edimose Youths On Peace.

By Yahaya Idris, Lokoja.

Global Times Nigeria had obtained that a group, Edimose youth Congress, on Tuesday, paid a courtesy visit on their leader and serving Commissioner for Solid Mineral and natural Resources, Engineer Abubakar Bashir Gegu, and to equally thanked him for his efforts towards using his good office to better the lot of his people.

A delegation of Edimose Youths in a pose with their leader, Kogi State Commissioner for Solid Minerals and Natural Resources, Hon. High Chief Engineer Abubakar Bashir Gegu

A delegation of Edimose Youths in a pose with their leader, Kogi State Commissioner for Solid Minerals and Natural Resources, Hon. High Chief Engineer Abubakar Bashir Gegu

Speaking on behalf of the group, leader of the delegation Mallam Umar Shafi, said they were in Lokoja, specifically the Commissioner’s office to commend his effort, before, during and after the spill over clashed which ensued between their host community and neighboring village.

He said the entire community will soon meet with aimed of designing a template on how to come and show their open appreciation over what the youthful Commissioner has done for them.

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The group also thanked the Governor for appointing their leader as commissioner, adding that his services to his people is well felt and commendable. The group deposited.

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As part of ongoing efforts to ensure sustainable peace in Kogi Local Government Area of the State and beyond, Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and serving Commissioner in the State, Hon. Engineer Abubakar Bashir Gegu on Tuesday, while hosting some youth group from Edimose community on a courtesy visit at his office, Ministry of Solid Mineral and Natural Resources, GRA, Lokoja, said he was overwhelming with their visit and described as timely and most welcome.

Engineer Bashir Gegu, who appreciated them for the visit, noting that his position for the people of that area has not change which is ensuring peace and inline with cardinal principle of his benefactor and Governor of the State, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello.

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The Commissioner, however, tasked them on peace, saying its only peace that can guarantee meaningful development in any part of the world.

“I want to categorically say we have done very well to maintain peace especially during the spill over crisis that ensued between Edimose of Kogi LG and Ogande in Bassa LGA respectively, we came in to put a stop to what would have gone beyond our control and to the glory of God we are to giving a positive testimony on that. “

“If not for God and the Governor who appointed me and gave me such an opportunity in my capacity as a Commissioner I won’t have been there to contribute my quota to the development of my host LG.

He described Alhaji Yahaya Bello as an architect of a modern Kogi State, Security conscious Governor in the country, a fair, just and reliable leader that Kogi and Nigeria had ever produced. He said.

“We should be grateful to Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello for all he has been doing for the people of Kogi LG, we are all living witness to the ongoing transformation in the area.”

The Solid Mineral and Natural Resources Commissioner went further to unveiled some of achievements derived from the ongoing administration ably led Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello, which include, reference hospital under construction, key appointment of Kogi LG Indigenes into his cabinet, security of lives and properties and among others.

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Global Times Nigeria report, that Engineer Abubakar Bashir Gegu, is a notable tittle holder in Koton-Karfe communities in view of his tireless efforts and immense contribution to the development of his fatherland and hails from Gegu Beki Chiefdom of the Kogi LGA of the State.

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“The Zonal Technical Workshop Was Timely And Profitable” – Hajia Hassisat

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“The Zonal Technical Workshop Was Timely And Profitable” – Hajia Hassisat

 

The recently concluded Two Days Zonal Technical Workshop on Medium Term National Development Plan 2021/2025, have been described as a good step in the Right Direction.

The Chairman, Mineral Resources and Environmental Management Committee (MIREMCO) Federal, Hajia Hassisat Ozavize Suleiman, stated this while speaking with Newsmen at the end of the event which was organized by the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning at the Glass House, Lokoja.

She said the Confluence State was blessed to have been picked for the all important Workshop, stressing that a lot have been achieved already through various delibrations in the course of the event.

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Hajia Ozavize Suleiman, who is also the Executive Chairman, Kogi State Mineral Resources Development Agency, noted that there was need for adequate attention to be accorded to the Solid Minerals and Agricultural sector, following the need for diversification of the Country’s economy, while calling on the Federal Government to allow States exercise a level of control over the Solid Minerals sector.

She also commended Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, for his doggedness and unwavering commitment at giving the solid Minerals and natural Resources sector in the State a facelift, and promised to continue to live up to expectations in the two offices she occupies.

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Scholar Raises Concern Over Igbo Exclusive Residential Community in Kano

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A Kano based scholar, Dr. Abdallah Gadon Kaya have raised concern over highbrow residential areas occupied exclusively by Igbos in Kano State noting that such allowance creates a vacuum for disunity.

A Kano based scholar, Dr. Abdallah Gadon Kaya

A Kano based scholar, Dr. Abdallah Gadon Kaya

In a video obtained by Arewa Agenda, the scholar who noted that the community located in Zungeru Road, behind Kano Airport said, “they have their massive gates, security and other facilities that prevent other people, especially indigenes from accessing. Government should not allow such to be happening when we can’t go to Onitsha, Aba or Enugu an create an exclusive place for Northerners or Muslims like that.”

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Dr. Abdallah, known for his clear stance on topical issues, called on the state Government to promote policies that will harmonize the Hausas and Igbos in the area and bring about peaceful coexistence.

“We should not have such exclusive places, government should ensure there are mosques there and Kano indigenes should be given access to build houses too in such highbrow area,” Gadon Kaya insisted.

A Kano based scholar, Dr. Abdallah Gadon Kaya

A Kano based scholar, Dr. Abdallah Gadon Kaya

Arewa Agenda learnt that many people are heeding the call.

Speaking on the matter, a Political Commentator and Secretary Arewa Youths Council (AYC), Bello Shehu States that, “It dangerous, especially when some ethnic groups are clamouring for separation from the rest of the country to now allow one tribe to exclusively occupy an highbrow. Even though Arewa people are denied such privileges of owning business premises and estates in Igboland, we need to mix up to promote national unity, tolerance and brotherhood. That way, we can appreciate each other more and live peacefully together.”

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Also, a security analyst who would not like to be mentioned states that, “let those from Kano be allowed to buy land and build houses there. Allowing this to continue will create another Igbo land within Kano and this is not good for security reasons otherwise anything can happen, especially with IPOB’s agitations by Nnamdi Kanu for Biafra Republic and other secessionists

“Once there is a crisis for example, such place can become a direct target, but with the coexistence, it will be difficult to target one tribe.

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Igala in Kogi State disown Biafra – ICDA tackles IPOB over secession bid.

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Igala in Kogi State disown Biafra – ICDA tackles IPOB over secession bid.

Idris Ahmed, Lokoja.

Chairman of the Incorporated trustees of Igala Cultural Development Association (ICDA) working committee, Comrade Enemona Emmanuel Omattah has disowned the secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), asking it to exclude Igala land from its territorial map.

Chairman of the Incorporated trustees of Igala Cultural Development Association (ICDA) working committee, Comrade Enemona Emmanuel Omattah

Chairman of the Incorporated trustees of Igala Cultural Development Association (ICDA) working committee, Comrade Enemona Emmanuel Omattah

Addressing newsmen in Lokoja on Monday, Omattah said it was an error to include Igala nation in the map of Biafra, which has neither cultural, social nor administrative affinity.

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Mr Omattah who was the former Kogi State Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), stated that the age-long trade relations and intermarriage between Igbos and Igalas should not be enough reason to draft them in to the agitation for Biafra entity.

“We are not part of their agitation. IPOB and Biafra cannot annex Igala nation. We are calling on Igbo people to stop including Igala nation lin their map.

“During the unfortunate Nigerian civil war led by the late Ikemba of Nnewi Chief Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu (Rtd) Igala land was attacked and severally bombed. The people that attacked us years ago cannot come around now and claim we are part of them.

“We are not part of Biafra. We will never be part of Biafra. Though we do business with them and even intermarry, that does not mean we are part of them.

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“We believe in the Nigeria project. We believe in the leadership of Nigeria nation. We have our issues with the Nigeria nation but we are not antagonistic. We will address our issues at the appropriate time, not by carrying guns and fighting. We believe in the corporate existence of Nigeria.This is the position of Igala nation,” he said.

Speaking on the alleged leadership crisis in ICDA, Omattah said the socio cultural group is being repositioned to fulfil its mandate.

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Mazi Nnamdi Kanu

“The incorporated trustees of ICDA has constituted a working committee and made me the leader of the group. The working committee was mandated to reposition ICDA, interface, consult and dialogue with other stakeholders of Igala nation, and review the constitution and work modalities for election.

“We are working to get the 21 old Igala native districts involved in Igala business. as an umbrella covering all 21 Igala native districts,who are now occupying the nine local government areas of the state,” he maintained.”

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