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NEDC moves to rehabilitate 84km Bauchi-Gombe road with N32bn

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Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed has disclosed that the federal government through the Federal Ministry of Works has awarded the rehabilitation of 84km Alkaleri-Futuk road (link road between Bauchi and Gombe states) for the sum of 32 billion naira.

The governor disclosed this on Thursday during an inspection visit to Alkaleri-Futuk road, in the company of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of North-East Development Commission (NEDC), Mohammed Alkali.

“As I have been briefed by my commissioner and chairman local government area about this corridor, this corridor links Bauchi to Gombe, Adamawa and Benue states.

“As you are aware we so much mineral resources. As you are aware, the Americans are coming to establish a cement plant. As you are aware, we have oil and gas. And you are aware Mr. President has awarded the contract (of this road) through the Federal Ministry of Works to the tune of 32 billion naira to rehabilitate this road. But the contractor has not been mobilized.

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“In the next one week, we are going to meet with the Minister of Works to carry this matter to them. But certainly, Mr. President has listened to our appeal. We are going to rehabilitate all the places that have been washed away. By the grace of God, they have set aside the sum of 1.5 billion to mobilize the contractor to site. I am sure that by the time they finish their procurement, you will see them coming here by the end of rainy season.

“On behalf of the government and people of Bauchi state, we convey our appreciation to NEDC and the federal government led by Mohammed Buhari for this gesture for the solace they are providing to us,” the governor stated.

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NEDC moves to rehabilitate 84km Bauchi-Gombe road with N32bn

In his remarks, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of North-East Development Commission (NEDC), Mohammed Alkali gave assurance that his Commission will do everything possible to ensure that the road is functional again.

He said: “In the Commission, we have been hearing of this road for a long time. The governor has been tirelessly talking to the Commission so that we can come together to see what we can do to make the road functional again. In awarding contracts of this nature, we look at the viability of the road. And I can tell you that from what we have seen, this is an economic road.

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“We have come here with our Management team to see this road so that as soon as possible to we can make this road passable. We will liaise with the state and federal government to make sure that we rehabilitate this road for the benefit of everyone.”

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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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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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