President Buhari approves registration of new APC members as Buni clears air on tenure elongation
By Haruna Yusuf Abuja
The Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the ruling party and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni has denied the allegation from some members of the party that he was scheming for extension of the tenure of the Committee.
President Buhari gave the approval for the registration when the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, led by its Chairman, Mai Buni submitted the timetable for the party reconciliation plan to him at the meeting held behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Speaking to State House Correspondents, after meeting with the President, Buni said the approval was “In accordance of section 9.4 of the Constitution of the All Progressives Congress (October 2014 as Amended).
“The Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee consulted all stakeholders and have organized for membership registration.
The said Section 9.4 provide as follows: “A Register of members shall be compiled and maintained at the Ward Level and be transmitted to the Secretariat of the Party at the Local Government Area, which shall transmit a copy to the State Headquarters, National Secretariat provided that the Party shall update its membership records every six months and remit updated copies to appropriate Secretariats.
“Thereafter, it shall be the responsibility of a member to ensure that his or her name is duly entered in the Ward Register.”
Buni said the committee was continuing the reconciliation efforts and are proud of the work done to secure Ondo state for the party and the return of high profile members such as former Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and Senator Barnabas Gemade, to the party.
He also debunked rumours of the committee elongating its tenure, saying that the allegations were false. According to him, the committee was at the mercy of the party’s NEC, adding that it was only the NEC, which is the highest organ of the party that has the power to end or elongate their tenure.
He expressed optimism that the national executive committee will meet before the end of the year to work out a proper timetable for the party. On the 14 day ultimatum given for committee to step down by some members of the party, Buni said though everyone has the freedom of expression, the national executive committee has issued no ultimatum to the caretaker committee.
He, however, was not definitive on when a party convention is likely to hold, but said: “it will happen soon.” He further said that no member of the committee especially the governors was a job seeker.
Qatar Government Pledges Support For Yobe State
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.
Borno Federal Lawmaker, Hon. Satomi Empowers 250 Youths, Women Women With N25 Million Cash, As 1000 Others Gets Food Items
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.
Development: Gov. Buni Meets Qatari Consultant on partnership
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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