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British High Commissioner’s Visit, A Step In The Right Direction – Maianguwa

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The Senior Special Assistant on Liaison to Engr. Abdullahia Sule, Hon. Yusuf Jibrin Maianguwa, has said the visit of the British High Commissioner to Nasarawa was timely and a step to the right direction.

Maianguwa disclosed this in an interview with reporters in his office at the Nasarawa Liaison Office, Abuja, commending the British government for strengthening relationship between their government and Nasarawa state.

He said the main reason for engaging the British high commissioner, Catriona Laing is to further drive the initiative of the Engr. Abdullahi Sule to the international community especially in the area of education and agricultulture.

Recall that the British high commissioner, Catriona Laing had commended the SSA for persuading them with a very good presentation on the need to partner with Nasarawa state in terms of infrastructural and all round development in the state.

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In her words: “I am opportuned to be here this morning as a result of a opportunitic meeting I had with your special adviser, Yusuf. He did a very good approach on why I should be a guest to His Excellency, the governor of Nasarawa State.”

To reconcile with the plan of the Nasarawa government concerning education, Yusuf said it was the driving force that propelled him to convince the commissioner to assist his administration because of their vast experience so as to strengthened both sectors in the state.

The SSA also explained that the Abdullahi Sule administration had invested massively in education in committing 26- 31 percents of its 202 and 2021 budget respectively to the education sector in compliance with UNESCO’ s recognition.

He further said the governor had formalized the appointments of the two thousand, two hundred and fifty (2,250) teachers who were engaged by the previous administration.

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Also, twenty five (25) students in the state have been awarded scholarship to study in the Zaria Academy, with another twenty (20) students of the state awarded scholarship to study higher education at the International University of Africa Sudan.

British High Commissioner’s Visit, A Step In The Right Direction – Maianguwa

Other interventions according to him include payment of bursary allowances to students, upgrade of College of Agriculture Lafia to College of Agriculture, Science and Technology.

In agriculture, Hon yusuf said it is one of the areas that the British government emphasized on bringing their experts into the state to partner with the state government to make the sector proactive as the country is gradually moving from depending on oil to agriculture.

“Yes as you can see the country and the world is gradually moving from oil production to other means of development to enhance diversification of natural resources.”

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“I want to assure you that the British government would implement everything they had promised the state concerning agriculture,” he added.

Recall that the Governor of Nasarawa state had said “The major part of our agenda is to encourage commercial agriculture in our areas of comparative advantage and boost value addition to our crops by laying a solid foundation for agro-allied industries. To this end, Government will work with interested investors to drive the sector to diverse levels of growth.”

Recall that the British High commissioner, Catriona Laing had visited Nasarawa state and said the British Governor would partner with the Nasarawa state government to improve both the education and agricultural sectors in the state.

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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.

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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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