2023 – Ankpa/Olamaboro/ Omala Federal Constituency: Edoka Urged To Step Forward To Serve His People Diligently
By Our Reporter, Kogi.
As the 2023 General Elections draw closer, the need for men of good conscience to commence in earnest a search for credible men and women that will represent their collective destinies in the National Assembly cannot overemphasized.
And for Ankpa Federal Constituency in Kogi State, as old as it is, has not been so lucky to have had an above average performances of its representatives in the green chamber, needs a more comprehensive search for credible individual who is loaded with antecedents of selfless service to the constituency and humanity.
However, the search, wouldn’t be a problem to find as Mr. Musa Omata Stephen, a son of the soil, succinctly challenge political leaders across all the divides to beam their searchlights on the erstwhile Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress NLC, Kogi State Council, Mr Onuh Edoka to step into the ring to make the difference for the people.
That Ankpa Federal constituency needs a man of courage and boldness to be the voice of the people in the next dispensation cannot be over-emphasized.
Without mincing words, Comr. Onuh Edoka has built trust and confidence and has remained untainted even amidst a society where people get carried away by the paraphanalia of office is what stands him out.
This write-up therefore seeks to appeal to the present NLC Chairman and for the people of Ankpa Federal Constituency in Kogi State to start a new discussion ahead 2023.
There is no doubt today that any keen observer of the developments in Ankpa Federal Constituency, made up of Ankpa, Olamaboro and Omala LGAs, will definitely agree that since the advent of the nation’s current democracy, the area has not had a fair representation.
This is the reason why it has become expedient for patriotic indigenes of the constituency to begin a thorough and sincere search for who represent the constituency in 2023.
While it is fair to say that past representatives from the constituency may have done their best without mincing words, when compared with the best other areas have paraded, Ankpa Federal constituency no doubt lags behind.
It is today a reality that the lackluster performances by politicians and representation in the past dispensations, has no doubt raised the bar that the next dispensation is said to be one that will be a defining moments, as constituencies would no doubt be fielding their best eleven, and Ankpa Federal Constituency should not be left behind in the search for what many think should be the best irrespective of political divide.
Indeed the convergence of opinions points to Comr. Onuh Edoka, the current Kogi State Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress to serve the people of Ankpa Federal Constituency
A man described as having brought to bear courage, resilience and outspokenness in the fight for the common man, particularly, the Kogi state workers. Without overstating the obvious, Edoka can be regarded as one of the most successful and accomplished Labour Leaders the State has had when juxtaposed with his stand to speaking to authority, and in ensuring that in the face of the powers that be trampling and muzzling the labour force, he has remained unwavering.
For the labour sector in Kogi State just like it is in Nigeria as a whole, it is right to say that it was the untireless efforts of Edoka, a crusader, labour strategies, one who believes in fighting the worthy causes of workers that has made the sector in Kogi State to still remain a solid rock of Gibraltar.
For many, what is needed in representing a federal constituency which is rich in human and natural resources, but yet to have attained its potentials, like the Ankpa Federal constituency is to have a man of courage, who can agitate for the people by being outspoken, is what has been lacking.
As a labour leader, who has carried the burden of the Kogi Workers in the last couple of years, he has been a selfless leader, sacrificing his comfort and overtures that would have made him rich, stands Comr. Edoka out.
A silent performer and a formidable force to reckon with when it comes to negotiating for the people, many are of the views that for Comr. Edoka, Yes a successful labour leader, the time to step out even though he has never been a politician should be now.
After all, professional politicians were never born. As such, having had an exemplary leadership style that has marked him out, distinguished him amongst genuine crusaders, that Comr. Edoka has endeared himself into the hearts of the people is not out of place.
This is reason why the call to have him, to speak for the people of Ankpa Federal Constituency should now begin to be a strong priority by well meaning citizens.
According to Josiah Gilbert Holland, “a time like this demands men whom the lust of position does not kill, men whom the spoils of elective office cannot buy. Men who possess opinion and a will. Men who have honour. Men who will not lie. Men who can stand before a demagogue and damn his treacherous flattering without winking. Strong men, sun crowned who live above the fog in public duty and a private thinking. In Ankpa Federal Constituency, Comr. Onuh Edoka is such a man.
It is painful that Ankpa Federal Constituency, an area that has the potentials of being the food basket of Kogi State is now a shadow of itself. It is unfortunate that in the first and second republic, the constituency that produced the best representation is now a laughing stock. It is more worrisome that the advantage of the area producing top academics, scholars, administrators over time, has now become a mirage.
While to many, the story of Ankpa Federal Constituency is all about Lamentations, with the area now relegated to the background, it is in the opinion of many that once the right man emerges, those tales would become testimony and a new song.
It is now a fact of history when viewed against his positive impact that Comr. Edoka is a considered as a comrade with no barriers. Has walked tall to success, with the thinking by majority that he should be dragged into what many term, the murky waters of politics, to come and make the difference.
Comr. Edoka’s lofty ambition to conquer greater heights in ensuring that Kogi workers, their families and dependents get what is their rightful dues, speak the minds of Kogi people, has pleased the people and now to his advantage, reasons why it is therefore not out of place to begin to look in the direction of Comr. Edoka.
Having proven to be a leading light, a leader who has led by example and good deeds, for Comr. Edoka, it is now expedient to begin to rethink new platforms outside the labour union that would help improve on the lives of people of his Federal Constituency.
Looking at his steadfastness and uncompromising leadership style which is about the people and their welfare, that Comr. Edoka’s loyalty to the cause of the down trodden has been consistent, makes him a man worthy of emulation, and should be encouraged to look into other areas that he can best serve his people.
Therefore as 2023 inches closer, while it is important to salute Comr. Edoka’s firmness, industry, justice, forthrightness and above all his humility, courage, philanthropic gestures and generosity, it is an appeal to him and to the people, that having him to represent Ankpa Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives would no doubt afford them the opportunity to continue to drink from his reservoir of selfless service and all round development which his representation will certainly attract.
CEDO 4 GYB2PYB Unveils The Abridged Profile Of The Group Director of Finance and A Former Commissioner In Niger State
Hon Muhammad Mudi was born on the 1st April 1960 into to the family of Mal. Mudi Muhammad, The Chief Imam of Diko, Suleja Local Government, Niger State.
He Attended LEA Primary School Diko in 1969-1975 and Proceeded to Government Secondary School Kuta in 1975-1980, He went further to Federal School of Arts and Sciences Suleja in 1980-1981 and later got admitted to the Prestigious University of Sokoto(Danfodio University) Pre-degree studies in 1981-1983.
After Completion of his Pre-Degree Program he then gained full admission as Undergraduate Student at the University of Sokoto (Danfodio University) where he studied and graduated with Bsc Hon Management Studies in 1983-1986.
As a Young and Brilliant manager, He Proceeded to further his Education.
He later enrolled into Great University of Lagos Akoka Lagos, where he studied and Awarded with Masters of Public Administration in 1998-2000.
Hon Mudi Muhammed did his NYSC as a Classroom Teacher in Amper Community Secondary school Amper, Plateau State in I986-1987.
He was employed as Assistant Superintendent of Immigration in 1988 and was called back by his community the good People of Suleja to join active politics in the year 2001.
Therefore, He Voluntarily Retired From Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS).
He was made the Secretary of Abukwaka Local Government Suleja in 2001-2002, He Later became the Chairman of Abukwaka Local Government Suleja in 2002-2003, Then, he was Appointed as the Special Adviser to His Excellency The Executive Governor of Niger State on Agriculture in 2003-2004.
Because of his exhibiting very high level of performance and loyalty he was then elevated to the position of Director General in Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development Niger State in 2004-2007.
In 2007, he went into the Private Sector and worked with EL- Muhmuod Nig Ltd as the Director of Finance and Administration.
Between 2007-2008, Following the 2007 General election a new Government came to Power with Governor Aliyu Babangida who found him worthy again to be saddled with the responsibility of monitoring the whole projects in Niger State, he was appointed Special Adviser on Project Monitoring between 2008-2010.
Some months later he resigned and went back to Private Sector as the MD/CEO of EL-Muhmuod Nig Ltd in 2010-2017.
With The amalgamation of various political Parties to form APC made him abandoned PDP and found his way to APC.
After the 2015 election, he was appointed as Commissioner for Mineral Resources 2017-2018 and later was made the Commissioner for Investment, Commerce and Industry between 2018- 25th May 2019..
Hon Mudi Muhammed is the present Coordinator of Suleja Smart City.
He is married to a Beautiful wife and Children.
Based on his Track record and Trustworthiness he was appointed by the Executive Director of Chief Edward David Onoja Presidential campaign group for Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello 2023 as the Director of Finance in June 2021.
Nasarawa LG Polls: APC’s Aliyu Tashas Wins Toto LG Chairmanship Primaries
….As Nasarawa Speaker Congratulates APC Candidate.
By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.
Hon. Abdullahi Aliyu Tashas, has emerged winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairmanship primaries in Toto Local Government Council of Nasarawa state, for the October 6, 2021 Council election in the area.
The retuning officer for the primaries, Usman Bala, while declaring the result at legislative chambers of the local government, said Hon Abdullahi Aliyu Tashas, scored 289 votes, Dr Zakari Shuaibu, 41 votes while Hon Mohammed Ohikwo Isah, scored zero.
He said: “By the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria and the electoral act, 2015, “I, Usman Bala, the retuning officer for the chairmanship primary election for Toto local government area of Nasarawa state,”.
“And by the power conferred on me by the electoral act, declared Abdullahi Aliyu Tashas, as winner of the chairmanship primaries for Toto local government area of Nasarawa state and is hereby retuned elected,” he said.
Speaking to newsmen over the election, speaker of the state house of assembly, Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, congratulated the entire people of Toto local government area and the winner of the chairmanship primaries as well as delegates that participated in the election.
He said he was impressed with maturity exhibited by all the three aspirants and their supporters for ensuring the exercise went on successfully without any rancour, saying the ruling APC shall emerged victorious at the polls.
“And I will also want to use this medium to appreciate the security agents and party delegates for ensuring the process was peaceful. And I will also want to call on the chairmanship candidate to ensure he work closely with the losers in order to ensure the party emerged victorious at the polls,” he said.
Reacting, the chairmanship candidate, Abdullahi Aliyu Tashas, expressed delight and appreciated the party’s delegates for voting for him overwhelming during the primaries.
He also commended his opponents for accepting defeat at the primaries, while assuring that he will work closely with them to ensure the APC continue to wax stronger and emerged victorious during the October, 2021 council election in the area.
“Honestly, I am very elated for maturity exhibited by my opponents, as immediately I was declared winner, they both came and embraced me and I want to assure we shall work together as one family to move APC forward and ensure we win the forthcoming Chairmanship election by the grace of God,” he said.
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BRIEF PROFILE OF HAJIYA SHAFA’ATU IBRAHIM NA’ALA
The prominent Hajiya Shafa’atu Ibrahim Na’ala was born in the ancient city of Gusau, the State Capital of Zamfara State in the Northwest of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the 17th May 1977. She was successfully brought up by the same famous and reputable family in Zamfara State called ” Na’ala Family”.
Hajiya Shafa’atu Ibrahim Na’ala basically obtained her basic education at Sarkin Kudu Sulaiman Primary School and certified in 1987. She attended Government Girls Secondary School Kotorkoshi from 1988-1994 and thereafter College of Education Sokoto where she read Business Education from 1995-1998.
The great Shafa’atu Ibrahim Na’ala went to the most peaceful University in Nigeria, the Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto where she had Bachelor of Science Education Economics in 2008. A diploma in computer 2011 and currently Masters Degree in Guidance and Counselling with the National Open University of Nigeria as she is as well a Lecturer at Zamfara College of Arts and Science GUSAU (ZACAS).
Hajiya Na’ala joined politics in 1999 holding various positions which include Women’s Leader of the great and popular movement of Malam Shehu Isah (Barden Gusau) , Publicity Secretary, Zamfara State Women’s Leader Koguna Volunteer Organization among other political positions respectively.
Hajiya Shafa’atu Ibrahim Na’ala has marvelously championed her passion for advocating women’s participation in active politics with a view to having due rights for the entire Women folks and Children.
She is however an entrepreneur who has been committed to activate women’s zeal to entrepreneurship for self-reliance and socio-economic growth of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
She is the MD of Na’ ala multi links Nigeria limited and also MD at Na’ala chrome furniture enterprises
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