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Buhari Commends NDDC For Donating Barracks To Nigeria Police

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President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the provision of modern accommodation to the police is an important feature of the comprehensive reform of the service which his administration is embarking on.

President Buhari stated this at the commissioning ceremony of the ultra modern Nigeria Police (Special Protection Unit Base 6) barracks of the Nigeria Police, built and donated by the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC in Omagwa, Rivers State.

President Buhari, who was represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, noted that the barracks from the NDDC will not only improve the welfare of the SPU, but enhance the peace and prosperity of the Niger Delta region. The President also praised the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio and the NDDC management for giving adequate priority to key projects.

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The facility comprises a commander’s quarters, 68 residential flats, offices and other facilities. It is named after the President himself.

Other persons who spoke at the event were Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State; Senator Akpabio; the Inspector General of Police, Mr Alkali Baba Usman; the chairman of Senate Committee on NDDC, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi and his House of Representatives counterpart, Hon Tunji Olubunmi-Ojo.

Gov Wike said previous NDDC management failed, not just because of corruption and mismanagement, but also because “they did not create synergy between the Commission and the state governments.”

Buhari Commends NDDC For Donating Barracks To Nigeria Police

Buhari Commends NDDC For Donating Barracks To Nigeria Police

In his own remarks, Senator Akpabio said the new drive by the management of the Commission is ‘’derived from the marching order the President gave us to complete all key developmental projects abandoned by the NDDC.”

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He noted that in the next few weeks, the President would be invited again to commission a 132-KVA electricity substation in Ondo State, which will enhance the electrification of the southern parts of Ondo State and provide electricityto about five local government areas.

He commended the Interim Administrator of NDDC, stating: “To Efiong Akwa, Interim Administrator of the NDDC, thank you for doing a difficult job well.”

The Inspector General of Police was visibly excited as he formally took possession of the barracks. He described the commissioning ceremony as ‘’a landmark event’’ and noted that “this was the first ever mega residential facility for the SPU since it was created in 2009”, as a strategic unit dedicated to providing security to high-risk personalities and politicians.

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Buhari Commends NDDC For Donating Barracks To Nigeria Police

The Interim Administrator of the Commission, Efiong Akwa, had earlier in his welcome address traced the history of the project, saying that construction started in 2012 but was delayed due to nonpayment of contractors.

He added: ‘’But because the President had ordered us to complete important projects that have relevance to the lives of the people, we had to do all we could to finance the completion of this barracks.”

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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)

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

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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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EndSARS: Lekki residents donate office block to police station

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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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