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Nigerians Want Bello For President To Replicate Achievements In Kogi. — Solid Minerals Commissioner.

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Nigerians Want Bello For President To Replicate Achievements In Kogi. — Solid Minerals Commissioner.

Idris Ahmed, Lokoja.

Kogi state Commissioner of solid minerals and natural resources, Hon. Bashir Muhammed Gegu, said that Nigerians from all works of life are clamouring for the Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, to contest the 2023 presidential election, because of his numerous achievements recorded in just six years in office.

Kogi state Commissioner of solid minerals and natural resources, Hon. Bashir Muhammed Gegu

Kogi state Commissioner of solid minerals and natural resources, Hon. Bashir Muhammed Gegu

The Commissioner made the statement on Friday in Lokoja, after receiving an award and certificate of commendation from a group “Movement for Peaceful and Equitable Governance in Nigeria (MOPEGON).

He said the award symbolizes the confidence people have in the leadership of Alhaji Yahaya Bello and members of his cabinet, who have been toeing his steps to ensure a sustainable democratic and just administration.

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Hon. Bashir Gegu explained that the first and most critical area Governor Bello, launched his political debut was security of the entire state as he inherited a virtually porous state where residents could not sleep as robbery, kidnapping and banditry became fashionable among criminals in the state.

Without waste of time, the new direction administration unified the already fragmented state, where ethnicity, sectionalism and religious segregation became the code of relationship and officialdom. Lopsided both in civil service and political appointments were redressed.

“Equitable distribution of socio economic amenities was introduced to give sense of belonging to all citizens, giving space to the less privileged to compete favourable with children of the well to do”, Bashir stated.

The Commissioner said the state government has embarked on healthcare infrastructural development, like the Okene ultra modern tertiary hospital and the 100 bed capacity hospitals at Gegu, Ajaokuta, Idah and Isanlu.

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The rejection of Covid 19 pandemic in the state and the its implications on the economy of the state.

Other notable areas of achievements include education at all levels where the government has provided infrastructure in the schools,The Confluence university will soon commence full academic activities while other tertiary institutions in the state are stable without any disruption by strikes as seen in other institutions across the country.

Engineer Bashir Gegu and delegation of Movement for Peaceful and Equitable Governance in Nigeria (MOPEGON).

Engineer Bashir Gegu and delegation of Movement for Peaceful and Equitable Governance in Nigeria (MOPEGON).

The Commissioner therefore thanked the group for selecting him as worthy for the award, wishing them God’s guidance in all their endeavors.

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Earlier while presenting the award to the Commissioner, the Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the movement for peaceful and equitable governance in Nigeria, Comrade Counsel Bello Omeiza, said the presentation is a marked recognition of his unique leadership qualities.

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

The group also noted that Hon. Bashir is a bridge builder who has been deeply concerned with consolidating peace across the country, describing him as an advocate of government working for the benefit of the governed.

The group therefore urged the recipient to see the award as a spring board to higher responsibilities.

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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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