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Governor zulum disburses 150 Million to traders in Gwoza as he distributes food items to over 27,000 households



Governor Zulum disburses N150 million to traders in Gwoza, as he distributes food items to over 27, 000 households,

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno state Governor Prof. Babagana Zulum has disbursed N150M to 1,900 traders, small and medium enterprise his efforts to rejuvenate the businesses of the Boko haram insurgency ravaged community of Gwoza

Flagging off the cash distributions at the Palace of the Emir of Gwoza yesterday, Governor Zulum said ” any beneficiary who pay back 50 percent of his loan, the government will waive 50 percent as a grant, for him while anybody who default to repay within four years will be forced to pay in full.”

” N100 million out of the N150 million will be disburse to beneficiaries from Gwoza town while the remaining N50 million will be disburse to beneficiaries from Pulka, Limankara and Izghe communities. Among the 1,900 beneficiaries 6 of them will get N1 million each, 38 N500, 000, 50, N250,009, 404 will get N1000 each, while 732 will get N30 000 each., governor Zulum added.

He said the scheme is to boost the economy of the people of Gwoza local government area and that anybody who is not residing in Gwoza should not benefit.

Earlier speaking, the Borno state commissioner for Trade, Commerce and industry, Hon. Yerima Kareto said the assistance to the small and medium enterprises is inline with Governor Zulum administration’s drive to boost the economy capacity of the traders .

He said a total of 1,900 people of Gwoza will benefit and urged the beneficiaries to put the money given to them in good use.

A beneficiary, ishaatu Ibrahim thanked the Governor for the support and urged other beneficiaries not marry or buy furnitures for their families.

The governor also during his visit to Gwoza distributed food items and non food items to over 27 000 thousand households to reduce the hardships faced by the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and the host community in the area .

Speaking in an interview with newsmen during the distribution exercise , Governor Zulum said ” we have distributed food items to over 11,000 households here in Gwoza., We are expecting to also provide cash to 16 thousand women. We are going to also support the business men in Gwoza with N150 millions to boost their businesses”.

  • Each and every household is going home with 1 bag of 12kg of maize, 12kg of beans as well as 10 kg of rice to support their families. We are also going to open up their farmlands for them to have access to enable them cultivate during the coming rainny season to reduce dependency on humanitarian aid,” the governor added.

He said ” we are going to develop your youths through youths empowerment and skill acquisition, the education system and the health sector.

Also speaking in an interview with journalists, a beneficiary, Garba Abdullahi said ” we are very grateful to the state government and our Governor for bringing succour to our families, we pray that God will reward him abundantly . This are the kind of leaders we need.”

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Member PDP Board of Trustees, Sen. Joy Emordi, Joins APC




By Rilwan Tanko, Abuja

A member, Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Joy Emordi, today defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress.

Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and Yobe state Governor, Mai Mala Buni, formally received the senator in a brief ceremony in Abuja.

Sen. Emordi, said she was convinced that the future of a prosperous and united Nigeria lies in the APC.

She described the APC leadership as sincerely and genuinely committed to a united Nigeria that has plans for the future generation.

The legislator assured the party of her loyalty and her supporters to the party “l assure the party of my loyalty and support and to work for the success of the party.”

Sen. Emordi said “the APC led federal government is working for the South East and this is attracting more PDP members into APC.”

The Chairman CECPC Mai Mala Buni, expressed delight with the decision taken by the board member to contribute to the unity of the country.

“There is need for us to join hands for the political stability and national unity of our dear country” he said.

Governor Buni said the coming of Sen. Emordi and other prominent politicians from the South East into the APC will promote national unity.

“The South east is a strong political block and very crucial to the unity of the country, this will mo doubt add to national cohesion ” the Chairman added.

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APC holds peaceful ward congresses in Borno



APC holds peaceful ward congresses in Borno

By Madu Mohammed,, Maiduguri

The All Progressive Congress ( APC) in Borno state has peacefully held its ward congresses, as Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state joined others members of his ward , Mafa Central ward of Mafa local government area of Borno state where they elected 27 member ward executives of the party inline with the ongoing ward, local government and state congresses of the party

Addressing the delegates befoe throwing the question, the chairman of the APC Congress committee in Borno state, who is also former Deputy Governor of Taraba state, Alhaji Uba Amadu said ” we are here in Mafa on behalf of APC national headquarters, Abuja to witnessed and monitor the ward congress of our party. We are here to ensure that the congress were conducted in accordance with our party constitution”.

” Our party constitution has allow that the congresses should be done in 3 ways that is, through direct and indirect process, as well as consensus, It could be recalled that the state statutory delegates had last Wednesday agreed that Borno state has opted for consensus.. Today we are here to ensure that what you agreed on is implemented to the later.” Alhaji Anadu added

Those unanimously affirmed through voice votes, as the 27 man Executive of the Mafa central ward of the Mafa local government area were, Alhaji Ali chori, as chairman, Alh Gado Ka’ana as Vice chairman, Alhaji Gada sarki as secretary, Alhaji Babagana Kachalla, treasurer among others executives of the ward.

Speaking in an interview with newsmen in Mafa, shorty after the exercise , Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state called on the APC members in the state to conduct themselves peacefully and be united for the progress of the party, state and the country at large..

“I want to use this opportunity to thank you for conducting yourselves peacefully, we want to also thank the national , state and local government committee for ensuring peaceful congress in Mafa central my ward”, Zulum.

He said ” I want to assure you that APC administration in Borno state under my leadership will continue to provide more dividends of democracy to our people. We are going to establish additional secondary school here in Mafa for our children to go to school, we are also going to train our youths across all wards of the local government, so that they will be engaged “.

As at the time of filing in this reports the ward congresses were going on simultaneously and peacefully in Biu and Hawul local government, as well as other wards across the state

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APC Congress: Buni Calls For Peaceful Exercise, Warns Against Sabotage



APC Congress: Buni calls for peaceful exercise, warns against sabotage

By Fannami Modu, Damaturu

As the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, warms up for its ward Congress on Saturday, the Chairman Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and Yobe State Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni has enjoined party stakeholders and members to conduct the exercise peacefully.

In a statement signed Friday night by his Director-General on media and publicity, Mamman Mohammed, Governor Buni called on officials conducting the Congress to be fair and objective to all candidates contesting the election.

“As stakeholders of the party, we have a great responsibility to make the ward Congress in all the participating states successful.

“We should endeavour to place the party and members interest above personal interests,” Buni charged.

The chairman warned that the party would not hesitate to take decisive measures against anyone who deliberately sabotaged the Congress.

“We have come a long way repositioning the party, we have reconciled many groups and individuals, we must not allow personal interests in this election to divide us and draw us back,” he advised.

He expressed the commitment of the committee to entrench internal democracy and respect for the People’s choice.

Governor Buni further said adequate arrangements had been made by the party to conduct successful and acceptable congresses across the country.

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