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Zulum hails borno federal lawmaker for fulfilling dividends of democracy to constituent





Governor Babagana Umara Zulum on Wednesday praised Hon (Dr) Haruna Mshelia, member representing Hawul/Askira Uba federal constituency in Borno State for providing dividends of democracy to people at the grassroots. 

Zulum made the commendation while commissioning one of the newly installed transformers (constituency projects) connecting Hausari Zadawa communities in Askira Uba Local Government Area, which is amongst the seven communities that benefited from the gesture.

Zulum who spent three days in some parts of Southern Borno Senatorial District had visited Chibok, Damboa and Askira Uba council areas and commissioned various community projects executed by his administration in the last two years, including the multi -million naira rehabilitation of the Chibok School, which was hitherto destroyed by insurgents with abduction of 276 schoolgirls on 14th April, 2014.

Speaking at one of the sites of his constituency projects, Hon Mshelia who is the Chairman House Committee on Covid 19 told the Governor that, since 2019, when he came on board to represent his people at the National Assembly, he has provided functional KVA Transformers in Shaffa, Tashan Alade, Mbulatawiwi, Agabura, Gwangzang and Bilatum communities in Hawul.

“Since i came on board to represent my people at the National Assembly, apart from this one commissioned today in Hausari Zadawa, I have provided functional KVA Transformers to the people of Shaffa, Tashan Alade, Mbulatawiwi, Agabura, Gwangzang and Bilatum communities in Hawul.

“This is in addition to replacement of 10 pols and re-string of the line to Pama, erection and ongoing construction of new substation with new transformer at Chambhan Bulguma village in Askira Uba and the extension of electricity from Kida town to Bolikatau and Gwongwa villages”. Mshelia said.

He noted that the establishment of new sub-station with new ones at Chambham Bulguma, Askira, Kida, Bolikatau and Gwongwa could link these communities to enjoy the national grid, boost economy and revive dormant cottage industries in the state. 

According to Mshelia, education is the bedrock of society, hence, he has constructed new blocks of classrooms in many communities to improve standard of education especially at the grassroots. 

The completion of two blocks of classrooms each in seven communities of Malang, Hyera, Nyalku, Tashan Gauta, Kwagushar among others, according to him, would also promote girl child education and literacy among households. 

On empowering youths, the legislator said: ‘We’ve engaged 100 youths in hair dressing and handset repairs with kits.”            

He noted that his constituent which predominantly relied on agriculture as means of livelihoods, procured and distributed two 30 Tone trucks of fertilizer which were distributed free to farmers during the 2020 cropping season, even as he said, plans are on the way to provide similar gesture for this year’s farming season.

Being a medical Doctor and Chairman House Committee on COVID 19, Dr Mshelia said, he has provided Covid 19 control and prevention materials to all the General Hospitals and Primary healthcare institutions across the constituency, in addition to the establishment of four National Identification Management Commission (NIMC) centers which are located in Marama, Askira, Uba and Shaffa towns to enhance social distancing and other stresses experienced by his citizenry.

On humanitarian crisis faced by his people affected following Boko Haram atrocities, the lawmaker said, a total of 14, 90 Tone Trucks of assorted food and non food items have been procured and shared to victims in Askira Uba and Hawul communities since 2019 to date, with distribution of 22 assorted vehicles to cushion the logistic hardships faced by his supporters, in addition to scholarship offered to 250 students, mostly the vulnerable ones in the constituency. 

He also listed Kida, Shaffa, Kwagushar and other communities which benefitted in the robust repairing and drilling of boreholes, as well as the ongoing 500 meters Asphalt Road within Azare, the Headquarter of Hawul Local Government Area, 1km road and drainages each in Askira and Uba towns. End

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Gov. Buni Charge Yobe State Politicians On Youth Empowerment



Gov. Buni Charge Yobe State Politicians on Youth Empowerment

By Cynthia John, Abuja

His Excellency Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, has charged politicians in the state on youth economic empowerment to promote self reliance and employment opportunities.

Governor Buni gave the charge today when political stalwarts from Zone B, paid him a thank you visit for his support to the Zone.

“Political stalwarts, elites and appointees must invest in the youth through economic empowerment and offering scholarships to those from indigent families to give them a future and to take them away from social vices” he said.

Governor Buni expressed satisfaction with the growing unity in the Zone “We must do away with primordial sentiments such as ethnic differences for us to grow and develop, l am happy with the sense of unity growing in the Zone”.

He said Yobe state is having a fair share of federal appointments under the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

“We now have the President of the Senate, the Inspector General of Police, Minister of Power, two justices of the Supreme Court, two court of Appeal justices and a host of others from Yobe state.

“With the Minister of Power coming from our state, this will help in our recovery plan to reconnect communities destroyed by Boko Haram and other rural communities to the national grid.

Leader of the delegation and the state Deputy Governor, Hon. Idi Barde Gubana, commended Governor Buni for giving the Zone a sense of belonging.

” Your Excellency, you have given a true sense of belonging in terms of appointments and citing of projects to Zone B, this has promoted unity in the zone” said the Deputy Governor.

Hon. Gubana assured the Governor that the people of Zone B are absolutely loyal to the leadership of the Governor “we pledge our support and loyalty to you, we will never betray you”.

The Minister of Power, Engr. Abubakar D. Aliyu, commended Governor Buni for his leadership style which serves as a rallying point for the people of Zone B.

“Everyone has that sense of belonging, we also appreciate the support, appointments and execution of projects by your administration in the Zone.

The Minister assured that public office holders from the Zone will complement government efforts in providing employment opportunities to youth through economic empowerment programmes.

“We have an existing account, we will task ourselves and contribute more into the account for economic empowerment of our youth to complement government efforts” the minister assured.

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Yobe State Officials Of The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Defect To APC



Yobe State Officials Of The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Defect to APC

By Usman Bello, Damaturu

The Deputy State Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Yobe state, Alh. Usman Amale, the Assistant state secretary Ahmadu Biriri and others have defected from PDP to APC collapsing what remains of the opposition party into the ruling party.

Receiving the former PDP officials in Damaturu today, the state Governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, said they should be part of the movement to salvage Nigeria.

“APC is now a movement that is targeting the unity, progress and development of Nigeria, we are receiving high profile Nigerians from all walks of life, from different backgrounds, cultures, religions and geo-political backgrounds.

“The solution to the problems facing Nigeria lies in the political stability of the country, we should all come together to promote our unity for development” Gov. Buni said.

He informed the defectors that they have equal rights and opportunities like any other member to contribute to the development of Nigeria.

The former PDP Deputy chairman said they had no reason remaining in PDP and apologised for the delay.

“In fact, we had no reason being in PDP because, our leader and Chairman of APC needs the support for political stability in Nigeria” Amale said.

He commended Gov. Buni for his selfless contribution to Nigeria’s growth and development “you made us very proud and we are obliged to support you”.

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Adamawa Congress: APC Is The Party To Beat Come 2023-Barr Wali



Adamawa Congress: APC is the party to beat come 2023-Barr Wali

….absence of party critical stakeholders at the congress venue killed members morale

By Tom Garba, Yola

The Congress of APC in Adamawa state has taken so many people to awe state seeing thousands of party loyalists turned to exercise their rights as statutory or normal delegates.

The gathering at Lamido Cinema, venue of the congress election that will see to the party new leadership in Adamawa state as a party die-hard Barr Yakubu Wali described a party to beat come 2023.

According to Wali, a top shot PDP in the State admitted that APC has surprised him seeing the huge gathering of supporters at the venue for the congress.

He said the PDP Man in surprise acclaimed that the party is still Much on the ground, made him to an uncontrollably laughing when he noticed the surprise on his face.

Despite the success of the party’ congress, Yakubu however is not happy with the congresses because of the absence of major stakeholders at the venue of the party congress.

He worried their absence sends a wrong signal to their collective mission to rescue power from the opposition PDP in the State.

” Looking at the venue of the PDP congress at Ribadu Square where you see the former Vice president Atiku Abubakar, the former Governor Boni Haruna and the Current Governor Ahmadu Fintiri at the venue tells you how collectively they are working to achieve a common goal.

“I also looked at the venue of the APC congress in Maiduguri where I saw Governor prof Zulum, Kashim Shettima, and Ali Modu Sheriff were seated together laughing as they engaged themselves in a chat, that tells you how serious they are about APC in Borno state even though PDP Borno only exists as a political party in INEC’s records.

“We love APC and we would have been more courageous, confident, and optimistic if we see this caliber of people at the venue of our APC congress in Adamawa state.

” Imagine seeing, Governor Nyako, Governor Bindow, Governor Bala James Ngilari, SGF Boss Mustapha, FCT minister Mohd Bello, Senator Mana, Senator Binta Masi Garba, Senator Barata, Senator Binani, Senator Cliff, senator Bello Tukur, senator Nyako, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, HE Marten Babale, Dr. Modi Halilu, HE Saad MC, Senator Zungina, Prof Mamman Tahir, Hon, Namdas sitting at Lamido cinema just to observe the exercise of this congress, the message would have been a clear one, APC supporters would’ve been boasted with high morales and will be ready at all the times to do the right thing.

“What do we have to say about the absence of these people at the venue of the APC’s congress? Even if all is wsendsit sends a wrong signal to our collective mission.

“Though there is a time to bring all the stakeholders ers on the desk, the present set of elected party leaders should rise beyond organizing local meetings, they must take it as a matter of priority to bring all these major stakeholders on board, we need Unity in this party, we need collaboration, we need synergy, we need to work as a team and above all we need to rescue power from the opposition.

“I congratulate the newly elected party leaders of our great party, it is my fervent hope that you will all discharge your responsibibyce with the provisions of the party constitute n and with thof e fear of God. Once more congratulations.” Said

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