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NEDC constructs international cattle market in Bauchi as stray Cows kills 10 persons in Soro cattle market

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Bauchi-The Northeast Development Commission (NEDC) has commenced the construction of an International Cattle market at Soro village in Ganjuwa local government area of bauchi state to check the trend of accidents caused as a result of stray cows, a development that has posed as danger to the lives of residents in the area.

The member representing Darazo/Ganjuwa Federal Constituency in the House of Reps, Mansur Manu Soro who made the disclosure while briefing the State Deputy Governor, Baba Tela and the MD/CEO of NEDC, Dr Mohammad Goni Alkali during an on the spot assessment of the relocation of the market to another site, said that no fewer than 10 person have been killed by stray cows over the years during market days due to the citing of the market, close to the residential area.

“We are worried by the lost of lives in the cattle market, so i moved a request on the floor of the House and my request was forwarded to the NEDC for intervention. I am very happy that today, the project is moving on well”.

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“Considering the size and volume of cattle that come in every market day, we decided to expand the market to conveniently accommodate 3000 cattle at a time and make business transactions easier for the people” he said

The lawmaker said that when completed, the new cattle market will reduce congestion on the main highway and reduce the risk of people getting killed by oncoming vehicles during the market days.

Also Speaking, the Managing Director and CEO of NEDC, Dr Mohammad Goni Alkali said that the Commission agreed to construct an international cattle market in Soro in order to safeguard the lives of the people of the town who have fallen victim of attack by stray cows.

Goni Alkali who expressed satisfaction with the quality of the work done so far, assured that the project will be completed by the end of 2021 and will be commissioned for use by the early 2022.

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He assured that all the necessary amenities such as electricity, water, public VIP toilets and other conveniences will be provided within the market for ease of doing business pointing out that it is part of the mandate of the Commission to intervene in areas that will make life easier for people of the North-East subregion.

“I have known about this market since my school years and I know how important it is to the people of the area. Based on the information we have, we decided to relocate the market to a more safer and better place”The NEDC Boss said

NEDC constructs international cattle market in Bauchi as stray Cows kills 10 persons in Soro cattle market

Bauchi State Deputy Governor, Sen. Baba Tela who led the inspection visit expressed happiness over the project saying that it will go a long way to decongest the town on market days as well as safe lives of innocent people who had fallen victim in the past.

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Baba Tela however pointed out that provision should be made to make business transactions in the market easier considering that Nigeria has joined the cashless society calling for mobile banking on market days.

The Deputy Governor also commended the NEDC for accepting to construct the modern cattle market in Soro as well as other interventions in the state since it was established.

Chairman, Senate Committee on Special Duties, Yusuf Abubakar Yusuf stressed the need for ownership of the market in order to make it viable and durable saying that, “when the people are involved, they tend to be more involved in the project”.

The new international cattle market will have 48 locked up stalls, two restaurants that can accommodate 100 people at a time, a 200 capacity mosque, a mini cattle clinic, two boreholes and VIP toilets.

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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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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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