Borno LG polls, BOSIEC assures political parties, candidates of free, fair, credible, transparent elections
By Madu Mohammed Maiduguri
The Borno state Independent Electoral Commission (BOSIEC), has reitrated its commitment and determinatiin to conduct free, fair, transoarent and credible elections across 27 the local government elections in the state.
Briefing journalists at the headquarters of the BOSIEC, Maiduguri, the chairman of the commission, Alhaji Abdu Usman said ” I wsh to reaffirmed the position of the commission to conduct hitch free, credible, transparent and fair elections “.
I have the singular honor and rare previllage to address you on the state of preparedness of the BOSIEC towards the conduct of 2020 council elections in the state scheduled o take place on 13th , June, 2020.”, Alhaji Usman added
He said ” the 1999 Constitution of he Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended has made provision for a system of local government administration as third tiers of government to be administered by a democratically elected councils, accordingly, this is the msin reason, why state electoral commission were created in all the 36 states of the Federation “.
The BOSIEC came into existence through a Borno state House of Assembly bill and assented to by former Governor Mala Kachallah of blessed memory in 2002 with the following mandates, organised, undertake and supervised all elections into local government within the state. Render such advice as it may consider necessary to the INEC on the compilation of voters register in so far as that register is applicable to local government election in the state” the chairman added.
He said the election will be conducted in the 27 local government areas, 312 wards, 3,933 voting units and 5,072 votings points across the state, stressing that card readers is not going to be use in the June 13 council elections in the state.
Alhaji Usman said “I wish to inform you that since inception in 2002, BOSIEC conducted elections in 2914 and 2008 which was adjudged as free, fair and credible by both domestic and international observers. Even though there has been several proposal made to the state Government for elections to be conducted at the local government councils but it was not possible due to the prolong insurgency that engulfed the state since 2009.”
He assured that the military and other security agencies are working hard to ensure that elections are hold in all local government areas, adding that in case of any security issues the election will held in the Internally displaced Person (IDPs) as it is inline with the provision of the law.
Covid -19; Borno Electoral Commission Suspends LG Elections indefinitely
Corona Virus: Borno electoral commission suspends LG elections indefinitely
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
The Borno State Independent Electoral Commission, (BOSIEC) has suspended the proposed Local Government Elections 2020 till further notice, as a result of the banned on public gathering inline with the federal government directives in its efforts to curb the spread of the Corona virus.
The chairman of the commission, Alhaji Abdu Usman while briefing journalists at the headquarters of the BOSIEC Maiduguri on Wednesday, said ” taking note of the advised of the Federal and state government committees on the control of the Corona Virus and the banned on gathering which involves more than 50 people, the commission has hereby indefinitely suspend the proposed local government election 2020″
He said ” the BOSIEC had on the 9th of Match 2020 issued a notice of Election into the 27 local government councils in Borno state. The notice of the election started on the 10th of March,2020 to 13th June, 2020 which is shefuled dates of the preparations and elections into the local councils of the state”.
“Taking into cognisance of the fact that the next activty in the tine table which is primaries elections of the political parties involves large gathering, whuch will go against the directive on the pendermic corona virus, the commission has decided to suspend all the remaining sctivitues n the time table indefinayrly inline with section 26 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended). The rescheduled time table will be released as soon as the situation is brought under control”, he added.
The chairman said ” so far the commission has roll out the election time table, met with the political parties, what remains is the primary elections of the political parties which is scheduled to take place between 8th April, 2020 to 15th Aptil 2020. But however, all activities relating to the election is hereby suspended till further notice”.
While regretting the inconvenience the postponement would cause all political parties in the state and the general public, Alhaji Usman said “the commission wishes to appreciate the cooperation and support of all stakeholders and good people of Borno state
Covid -19 ; IBDFM suspends MCPD, Inductions, investitures
COVID-19: IBDFM Suspends MCPD, Inductions, Investitures
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The Governing Council of the Institute of Business Diplomacy and Financial Management IBDFM Tuesday, announced the indefinite suspension of the Institute’s programmes.
In a press release issued by the Institute’s Registrar and Secretary of Council Mr. Sukana Danjuma Tusha, the suspension of the programmes was to mitigate the risk of Corona Virus Diseases; COVID-19 global pandemic.
“The 26th and 27th MCPD Programmes, Inductions and Investitures of Fellowship earlier scheduled for 28th March and 4th April 2020 at FCT- Abuja and Gombe state respectively, stand postponed.
“Meanwhile, the President and Chairman of Council of the Institute, Prof A.A. Aminu has advised all members of the Institute to adhere strictly to the health and safety tips laid down by medical and health professionals on social distancing, respiratory hygiene (when sneezing or coughing) and regular washing of hands with soap and clean water as well as applying alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
“Aminu further advised the members to report any suspected case of Coronavirus to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) whose mandate is to prevent, detect and respond to threats of infectious diseases across the country.
“Members can contact the NCDC through their connect centre as follows:
Toll Free Number: 08009000010
WhatsApp: +234 (0) 7087110839
SMS Number: +234 (0) 809555577
Call: +234 (0) 7036708970
“While regretting any inconvenience this decision might cause our esteemed members across the country, be assured that it was taken in the overall safety and well-being of the entire members of the Institute,” the registrar said.
The registrar has assured that the resumption of all the programmes of the Institute would be announced as soon as the Coronavirus would have been contained.
Boko Haram ; Borno Governor Convenes Strategic Security Meeting With Borno’s retired Generals, Police, DSS Paramilitary Officers
Boko Haram; Borno Governor convenes strategic security meeting with Borno’s retired generals, police,SSS, paramilitary officers
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
Charting a lasting solutions to the lingering solution to the Boko Haram insurgency, Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum of Borno state , is to cinvene a strategic security meeting retired Generals in the Nigerian Army and tjeir counter parts in the air force and navy, as well as retired senior officers of the Police, the state security service and the paramilitary, of Borno extraction to With a view to find means of fast tracing lasting peace and rebuilding of the state.
Governor Zulum, announced this on Sunday when he hosted the first, in a series of subsequent consultative meetings, with Borno citizens working at different federal establishments within the FCT, as well as other stakeholders. The Governor was particular about citizens who held operational positions in security.
The meeting which held at the banquet hall of Kanem suits in Abuja, explored ways Borno citizens in the ranks of chief executives, permanent secretaries, directors and deputy directors at federal ministries, departments and agencies could contribute to addressing challenges of security, recovery and development of their home state.
The Governor’s invitation to retired senior security personnels,, according to a statement issued by his spokesman was in response to comment by a retired Brigadier General from Borno state, who at the meeting, offered to contribute with strategies that could help the government in the ongoing fight against Boko Haram.
“The givernor said he hopes to meet the retired senior security officers as soon as the meeting can take place, at a suitable location”, Gusau said .
Beside the issue of security, the statement further said Governor Zulum challenged all participants to make contributions through other means that can help the state and its citizens on different areas of development.
“All of us coming together in trying to rebuild our state will not be something new. Our forefathers did the same thing in bringing back what is now Borno state, after turbulent times. They fought to rebuild communities. We need to be united. Lets forget about 2023 and unite for Borno’s sake. Each of us should see how he or she can contribute to our search for peace, to resettling our brothers and sisters that ate internally displaced, to education, healthcare, jobs creating and generally our economic recovery and development ” Malam Isa Gusau quoted Governor Zulum.
In response to the Governor’s passionate call,participants took turns to make insightful suggestions and to highlight existing and potential opportunities in the federal establishments they work and how Borno can maximize some benefits.
“At the end, the meeting created thematic working groups through which participants were requested to choose the areas they can best contribute, taking into account their areas of specialization and positions they currently occupy that can accelerate the development of Borno state and its people.”, the statement further e see
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