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Abiodun Running Ogun Like Level 13 Civil Servant – Atiku Spokesperson

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Spokesman to Nigeria’s Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar (1999-2007) and PDP presidential candidate (2019) has lambasted Prince Dapo Abiodun, Ogun State governor, for alleged unproductive handling of the state.

Segun Sowunmi, former PDP candidate for House of Representatives, who spoke during an interaction with members of Independent Newspapers Association of Nigeria (iNAN) , said Governor Abiodun is governing the state as though he’s a level 13 civil servant.

He said the description was not meant to disrespect civil servants in the State and elsewhere, saying the intellectual capacity deployed in the governance of the State is not more than the workload challenge of a level 13government worker.

Sowunmi posited that Abiodun’s intellectual capacity deployed in his administration is even below level 14,15 or 16, adding that he runs the State without new great ideas

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Sowunmi argued that Ogun has failed to experience significant infrastructural development and improved internally generated revenue (IGR) owing to alleged poor administration by the Abiodun’s government.

“In the beginning of this administration, I was very critical of them; but when Covid-19 made all the states not to be able to work much. It was not in my interest as an Ogun indigene to demarket my state when I could not see what others are doing.

Abiodun Running Ogun Like Level 13 Civil Servant – Atiku Spokesperson

“I am disappointed that they have time to organise big burial; they have time to organise big political activities; they do not have time to organise an economic summit which we all used to; they do not have time to organize a framework to ensure that our IGR is bigger,” Atiku Spokesperson lamented.

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Speaking further Segun Sowunmi frowns at the way Governor Abiodun uses the media and commissioned writers to mask the real issue, like what the State government has done to IGR and the leakages surrounding IGR of the State. He says: ” they blocked all the leakages? You know the answer yourself. All you have to do is look on the streets and see the number of people jumping up and down, cutting tickets.”

Sowunmi continues: “What have they been able to do with the local government. Have they been able to stabilize it. What are the doing about the image of the state. All the big envelope projects we need to make Ogun State attractive, they have not done anything about it. What have they done to attract good investment, and good publicity for the state.”

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Sowunmi also berated the Abiodun-led government for lacking innovative ideas to develop the state.

“They have not brought any innovative ideas of theirs. Not in road construction; not in health; not in housing; not in education. They have not disrupted the economic policy in a manner that can create new energy, and new opportunity for people.
“Anytime I think of Ogun, I think of a state that can make itself like New Jersey to America. They have not taken advantage of their proximity to Lagos. What can they do to inspire the citizens; what can they do to interest you.

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Obituary: Dr. Chike Akunyili’s Burial Poster (Photos)

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The burial Poster for the burial of Dr. Chike Akunyili has been released by his family.

He will be buried in his country home, Agulu in Anambra State, on Thursday 25th November, 2021.

Dr Chike Akunyili, husband of former NAFDAC boss, Late Professor Dora Akunyili, was killed by unknown gunmen in Nkpor, Anambra state on Tuesday, 28th September, 2021.

Obituary: Dr. Chike Akunyili's Burial Poster (Photos)

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Obiano Signs Anambra Anti-open Grazing Bill Into Law (photo)

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Obiano Signs Anambra Anti-open Grazing Bill Into Law

Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano has assented to and signed the bill to prohibit and abolish open and nomadic Cattle and other livestock grazing and rearing in Anambra State, establish Cattle and other livestock Ranches in the state and to provide for related matters.

The signing ceremony was performed today, Friday, 22nd October, 2021 at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia.

Obiano Signs Anambra Anti-open Grazing Bill Into Law

Performing the function, Governor Obiano who appreciated the state house of Assembly for expeditious passage, said that the establishment of the law will hopefully enable entrenchment of peace, though they have been managing crisis for a very long time which were only short term measures, stressing that the law enforcement agents have been directed to implement it.

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Present at the brief ceremony were the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Uju Nworgu, Secretary to the State Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, Commissioner for Police, Mr. Echeng Echeng, Commissioner for Agriculture, Chief Nnamdi Onkwuba, Chairman of South East Council of Traditional Rulers, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, Traditional Ruler of Okpuno, Igwe Sunday Okafor, Traditional Ruler of Mbaukwu, Igwe Peter Anugwu, Member representing Awka North at the State House of Assembly, House Committee Chairman on Agriculture, Chief John Nwokoye, Members of the Hausa Community in the state, among others.

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The Lekki Estates Residents and Stakeholders Association (LERSA) has donated an office block to Ajiwe Police Station, Ajah, Lagos, to support policing of the area.

LERSA President, Chief James Emadoye, while inspecting the building on Wednesday preparatory to its inauguration and handing over to the Nigeria Police Force, said the project was 95 per cent completed.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that many police stations and business premises and property were destroyed during the EndSARS protests exactly a year ago.

According to Emadoye, the building, which awaits painting and completion of the restrooms, will be delivered to the Inspector General of Police through the Lagos State Commissioner of Police.

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He said the association had intervened in several ways to bring succour to security operatives including the donation of canopies, generator, chairs and various humanitarian materials after the #EndSARS destruction.

EndSARS: Lekki residents donate office block to police station

“Members of the association recall the wanton destruction that followed the unfortunate incidence of the protests last year.

“The association almost completed the development of a block of office to accommodate the police, while waiting for government’s full construction of the police station, which was totally destroyed last year.

“The Exco of LERSA approved and released the sum of N8.5 million for the project, which was donated financially and materially by the members.

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“You will recall also that the association has, between Oct. 20, 2020 and today, donated two vehicles to the Nigerian

Police to assist them in the discharge of their duties.

“As at today, we would like to thank God that this project is 95 per cent completed,” he said.

Emadoye noted that the association was committed to continually intervene in all manners, as a responsible organisation with programmes that would affect the lives of citizens in Lekki area.

He commended Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led government over the maintenance of the roads and for the progress made in the construction of the Lekki Regional Road.

“We trust that the government would fulfill its promises by starting the coastal road before the end of its term in office.

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“On this anniversary of the EndSARS campaign, we at LERSA pray for a better Lagos devoid of destruction.

“A Lagos of peace and tranquility and a true mega city, which will be home to all and a greater Lekki Peninsula, which shall be the destination for living, tourism and businesses in Nigeria.”

CSP Tajudeen Mustapha, Divisional Police Officer on hand at the project inspection, commended the association’s assistance to the Nigeria Police Force.

He noted that the building would be used and continuously maintained to the very high standard that the association had provided.

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