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Insurgents attack on power lines, NNPC partners BOSG to build gas power plant in Maiduguri

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Insurgents attack on power lines, NNPC partners BOSG to build Gas power plant in Maiduguri

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

In its efforts to tackle the incessant attack on power supply lines by Boko Haram,, the Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation ( NNPC),and other stakeholders in power supply value chain are to partner with the Borno state government to build a Gas power plant in Maiduguri within four months

It could be recalled that power supply to Maiduguri and its environs was cut off for over two months as a result of attack on the power lines that supply the power to the city by Boko Haram and after its restoration it was again destroyed by the insurgents .

The Group Managing Director (GMD) of the NNPC, Mr. Mele Kyari who disclosed this when he led a delegation of power stakeholder to a courtesy call on Governor Babagana Zulum at the Government Maiduguri on Friday said “we are here to join you solve the power problem in Borno state particularly, in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC) and it’s environs . It is Mr. president cardinal principle to deepen gas consumption in the country and easiest way is to deliver gas to power”.

” Mr. President has declared this year, a decade of gas, this means for the next 10 years there will be significant gas entry in the domestic market. So as a result of the challenges of power supply, in the state we saw the opportunity of supporting Borno state, because of the challenges of power supply to the city. We and our partners in the value chain, have talked to each other and we think it is very possible to establish a dedicated power plant in Maiduguri, which will serve the current need and potential in supply gas power to neigbouring cities and other countries”, he added.

Mr Kyari informed the governor that they neeed infrastracture for the project and they are ready to work with the Borno state government to achieved that in 3 to 4 months., Saying that ” I have the confidence that all of us including the potential power suppliers to make sure the noble project is achieved. And we look forward for support from you from the very beginning to end to see that we delivered within short time of 3 to 4 months”.

Responding, Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state said “today’s event can change the entire narrative of the state, as power is very essential , with power we can reduce the magnitude of insurgency in the state, Northeast and country at large Because millions of our people are earning a living through power supply, as it was attested to during the fuel scarcity period . I saw people in filling stations with their power generators including women in search of fuel to power their business”.

” I am glad to have you here today for this purpose, if this information goes out to the people of Borno state, they will be very happy because sustainable energy supply is very important”, he added.

While thanking the GMD and heads of various subsidiaries under him for supporting the state, Governor Zulum said ” few months ago he performed a ground breaking and foundation laying of 250 capacity bed infectious disease hospital and was delivered within 6 months, in addition they are currently constructing medical diagnosis centre in Maiduguri and other humanitarian supports they have been rendering to the state. We, are very grateful and appreciative”

He assured the delegation that the Borno state government will provide support and leadership to ensure the establishment of the Gas power plant

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Qatar Government Pledges Support For Yobe State

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Qatar Government pledges support For Yobe state

By Daily Hint, Abuja

The state of Qatar has pledged to support Yobe state government in building infrastructure across the state.

The Ambassador to the State of Qatar, Abdulaziz Mubarak Al-Muhamadi, stated this on Friday when Governor Mai Mala Buni paid him a courtesy visit.

Al-Muhamadi said Qatar would construct schools, clinics and water facilities among others to complement government efforts to improve the lives of the people.

“The state of Qatar will support your government to improve the lives of your people with befitting facilities” he assured.

The Ambassador said the State of Qatar would also consider direct flight from Qatar to Yobe state through the Damaturu International cargo airport when completed to support direct investment into the state.

Governor Buni said Yobe state government would provide the necessary support for the partnership to succeed.

“This opportunity will support our programme and focus on infrastructural and economic development in the state” Buni said.

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Borno Federal Lawmaker, Hon. Satomi Empowers 250 Youths, Women Women With N25 Million Cash, As 1000 Others Gets Food Items

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BORNO FEDERAL LAWMAKER, HON. SATOMI  EMPOWERS 250 YOUTHS, WOMEN WITH N25 MILLION CASH, AS 1000 OTHERS GETS FOOD ITEMS

BY NDAHI MARAMA, MAIDUGURI 

Member House of Representatives, Jere federal constituency in Borno state, Hon. Ahmed Satomi has on Wednesday shared a total of N25 million to 250 beneficiaries, even as about 1000 vulnerable groups got food items.

Just yesterday Satomi distributed food items to over 700 widows, mostly whose husbands were killed by Boko Haram sect in the constituency.

Recalled that the Lawmaker had recently doled out N47 million to better the lives of his people and make them economically self -reliant in this period of Ramadan fasting.

Speaking while distributing the monies and relief items to his electorate in Maiduguri, the lawmaker said apart from this gesture, he will ensure that dividends of democracy and inclusive representation achieved across all the political wards in the constituency.

He said, the beneficiaries of the cash which is in categories would get N250,000, N100,000, and 50,000 each, depending on their scale of businesses and farming capabilities.

While the other 1000 households got a bag of rice, sugar, cartons of spaghetti, milk and other condiments.

According to Satomi, the idea of assisting people, especially the vulnerable ones in the society was to reduce the rate of economic hardship and joblessness among youths and women groups, encourage the spirit of self- reliance and wealth creation in the society.

“All I need from the beneficiaries is to put into proper us the donations received and see that they empower themselves and other people through their businesses. This is the aim of the gesture and I urge them to be prudent,” he said.

Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, the Executive Chairman of Jere Council, Hon Gujja Tom thanked Satomi for always giving out assistance and supports to members of his constituency, especially at this critical time of needs.

He promised that the monies and items donated would reach all beneficiaries judiciously and timely.

 He therefore called on all and sundry to pray for good health and protection of Hon Satomi at all times, even as he said, the people of Jere are highly proud and satisfied with Satomi as their representative at the Lower Chamber.

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Development: Gov. Buni Meets Qatari Consultant on partnership

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Development: Gov. Buni meets Qatari Consultant on partnership

By Daily Hint, Abuja

His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, the executive Governor of Yobe state, and APC National Chairman, yesterday, met with a Qatari based consultant Mr. Izid bih El Jouneid and discussed extensively on areas of partnership to improve education and economy of the state.

Izid was accompanied by the state commissioner for Basic Education Dr. Mohammed Sani Idris.

The discussion also considered areas where Non Governmental Organizations could assist the state government to support education in the state.

The governor welcomed the development saying it will complete government efforts in moving education in the state.

He commended the consultant for considering the state for the intervention.



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