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Borno Govt awards N4.5 billion contract for the construction of first ever flyover in Northeast

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Borno government awards N4.5 billion contract for the construction of first ever flyover in northeast

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

 

The Borno state government has awarded the contract for the construction of first ever Fly over Bridge in the Northeast to the Eighteen Engineering Company ( EEC) at the cost of N4, 287 billion.to be constructed in Customs area, Maiduguri, the state capital.

While signing the contract on behalf of the Borno state government at the Musa Usman Secretariat on Tuesday, the state commissioner for Works, Arch. Yerrima Saleh said ” today we are going to witness a historic ceremony of the signing and awarding of contract for the Construction of Fist ever Flyover brudge in the Northeast at Customs area in Maiduguri at the cost of N4, 289 billion to the EEC to be completed in 18 months starting from December’s 3019.”.

” the construction of the Flyover was as a result of his Excellency concern for the difficulty in tragic Jarm in Post office and Customs areas, it could be recalled that immediately after his swaerning in the governor took a visit to Post Office area and promised to construct a Fly ovet. Today in fulfilment of that promise we witnessing this occasion “, he added.

He said ” the contract for the construction of the Fly over was approved by the state Executive in the last ExCO meeting that the construction of the Flyover to commence immediately in Custom area..we had a meeting with management of EEC and agreed to execute the contract in18 months without assitional cost according to the design at the stipulated time and quality”.
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Speaking at the occasion, the Borno state Commissioner for Finance. Alhaji Adamu Lawan said “I congratulate the EEC for wining thus contract . the state government is willing pay as at when due, we are not going to default in payment. With the construction of flyover in Maiduguri, Maudugri is going to migrate from rural city to Modern city”.

In his remarks, the Birno state commissioner for Information, Alhaji Babakura Abba Jatau urged Maiduguri residents to be patriance during the period of the construction, as the project will put Maiduguri them in some temporary difficulties but after the 18 months they will smile because it will ease traffic in the area.

Earlier, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of works, Engr Ibrahim NJidda said ” the signing and awarding of the contract for the construction of Fly over in Customs area is a great landmark in the history of Borno state and the Northeast in general, as it is the furstever flyover in the region

Resoonding, on behalf of the EEC company, Mr. Qin Weiguo thanked the Borno state government for considering them worthy of the contract saying that ” I assured you we are going to do our best to construct a befitting Flyover in custom area within the stipulated time and quality. We will work hand in hand with the government to ensure successful completion of the flyover “.

 

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Governor Zulum Flies, Distribute N65M Cash to 8000 Unaccessible Kala-Balge IDPs Households

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Governor Zulum flies, distributes N65m cash to 8000 unaccessible Kala-Balge, IDPs households

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

Concerned by the plight of his people, the Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum has yesterday flew N65m in cash and distributed to 8,000 households widow Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who are in critical need of humanitarian assistance in Rann, headquarters of Kala-Balge, Nigeria’s remotest local government area, located in Central part of Borno State.

There is no banking services in Kala-Balge while it is impossible to convey food items, hence Governor visit to bring succor to the displaced people of the area.The visit was Zulum’s fifth of similar humanitarian trip to Kala-Balge since he assumed office in May 2019.

It could be recalled that Rann, headquarters of Kala-Balge can only be accessed by road through the Republic of Cameroon due to flooded road from a dam discharge in Central Africa which trapped Nigerians in Rann, cutting them from traveling to others parts of Borno and denying them access to farms which are also flooded.

The Villagers mostly buy food supplies from a border village in neighboring Cameroon Republic, for livelihoods.

Zulum, during Saturday’s trip, supervised the N65m cash distribution to families of 8,000 widows and some vulnerable residents in Rann to enable them buy food and other basic needs from the Cameroonian border village.

Each household in the community was given between N10,000 and N5,000 cash because there is no banking service in Rann. During the governor’s visit 5,000 Male householders received N10,000 each, while 3,000 of their female counterparts received N5,000 and 10k bag of rice each.

In all five different visits to the area, the Governor supervised the distribution of food and non-food aid to residents, many of them in critical humanitarian needs.

Before traveling to Kala-Balge, Zulum was in Kaduna on Friday for Northern Governors’ meeting, but he used the trip to inspect some property owned by the Borno State Government in Kaduna town.

The property include Kaduna lodge and palace of the Shehu of Borno, the Governor’s Lodge and Liason Office, Government Staff Quarters, and Borno Hotels and ordered technical evaluation of those properties in need of rehabilitation.

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Borno NLC Gave BOSG 2 Weeks Ultimatum to Remove Head Of Biometric Unit, Probe the So Called Sources Of Funding the Award

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Borno NLC Gave BOSG 2 weeks ultimatum to remove head of Biometric units, probe the so called sources of funding the award

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in Borno state has given the Borno state government 2 weeks ultimatum within which to remove the head of Biometric units and constitute a committee to probe award giving to some personality by the units and as well probe the source of funding of the ceremony

The NLC in a press briefing read by it’s state chairman Comrade Bulama Abiso who handed down the ultimatum after a State Executive Meeting held at the Labour House, Maiduguri on Saturday said “the organised Labour therefore demand an investigation into the sources of the fund expended in funding the award ceremony and demand the immediate removal of the head of Biometric unit, in person of Bako Adamu with immediate effect”

“Evidence on ground shows that a lot of workers across the state are yet to be captured or were captured but not paid, deceased benefit not paid, non implimentation of promotion benefits, and annual incrreaent, non payment leave and transport grants for 2017, 2019 and 2020 among other issues burdering on biometric exercise, as such due to this development workers remain hopeless and unattended to..It is therefore surprising a unit responsible for all these hardship and suffering of workers will be dishing out awards to some individuals in total disregard to plight and sensitivity of workers, the NLC therefore questioned the rationale behind the award”, Comrade Abiso queried.

It could be recalled that the biometric exercise which started during the administration of former Borno Governor, Hon. Kashim Shettima 5 years ago still have some issues to attend to.

The Biometric Unit at a colourful ceremony gave an award to Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, former state governor Hon. Kashim Shetima, State Secretary to the state Government (SSG) Alhaji Usman Jidda Shuwa and Head of Service, Barrister Simon Malgwi, commissioner for Finance, Adamu Lawan, , Commissioner works, Arch. Yerima Sale, Commissioner for RRR, Engr Mustapha Gubio, as well as Barrister Yakubu Bukar, Alh. Mohammed Hassan and Dr Bulama Mali Gubio all former heads of Service and Alhaji Umar Ka’ana, Accountant General of Borno state and some selected Of the unit.

The organised Labour has condemned in its totally the award and demanded for the probe of public fund use in finding the ceremony and removal of the head of unit.

He said since the commencement of the Biometric exercise in 2014, 89 workers have not been captured, 150 pensioners not captured and number of workers captured but not paid, stressing that the units claimed that they have saved over N500 million in an exercise that still has some outstanding issues .

When contacted for hid reactions, the head of the Biometric Unit Bako Adamu said ” I will not comment untill I receive authorization from the head of service”.

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Disengaged N Power Beneficiaries Threatens to Vote Out APC, If FG Refuses to Absorb them in Government Or Pay them Exit Package

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Disengaged N Power beneficiaries threatens to vote out APC, if FG refuses to absorb them in government or pay them exit package

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

A group under the auspecies of N-Power Youths Congress has threatened to vote out All Progressive Congress (APC) , if the Federal Government failed to permanent the over 500 thousand disengaged N-Ppower batch A and B beneficiaries or provide them with exit package to engage in an entrepreneurship business to be self employed.

Addressing a press briefing at the NUJ press centre Maiduguri on Saturday, the National coordinator of the group, Mr.
Joseph Maigari threatened that if the federal government fail to address their request they have no option than to mobilize their over 500, thousand members and their families to vote APC out of power come 2023.

“” The batches A and B N power beneficiaries whom according to the minister of Humanitarian Affair, Disaster Management and social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouk were disengaged since the months of June and July respectively. we are not happy for being sent back to the street .we were struggling in different spheres of life to make a living. We were meant to quit the thing we were doing and embraced N power with the promise of being absorbed into the Federal Government scheme at the end of the day”, the group said.

The group said ” we hereby call on the President to please fulfil your promises. Absorb those that want to work as Federal Government staff and give substantial reasonable exit package to those who would like to venture into business and other entrepreneurial enterprises”.

Maigari said ” We the 500,000. A and B the N power beneficiaries calling on the Federal government to respond to our demands. We don’t want to believe that it is only a state of violence, anarchy and doom will make government to listen to the youths grievances”

“in 2029 general elections we were made to understand by the Special Adviser on Job creation to the President, Mr. Afolabi that our Voters Cards determine our permanency. We mobilized ourselves come out en mass to support this government. We spent our money going to Abuja for campaign so as to ensure the President Muhammadu Buhari reelected as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”, he added.

The National coordinator said “We are not happy that the Federal Government sent us back to the street without switching us to another program or give us any package. Do they want us to join Boko Haram, kidnaping, Yahoo boys or any other form of criminalities. A situation where repentant Boko Haram Insurgents and militants were being trained and giving packages or federal government jobs.we the N power beneficiaries deserved better. A hungry man is an angry Man”.

He said many of their members have been thrown into hunger and starvation, as they have families and dependants, stressing that even when they were collecting N30,000 was not enough to feed their families, pay electricity and water bills, pay school fees, talk less of looking after their aged parents and relatives.

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