Bagudu Constitutes Committee On Transparent Payment Of N2.5bn Leave Grant 

By Muhammad Lawal Birnin Kebbi, – Gov, Abubakar Bagudu has approved the constitution of a committee to oversee the transparent payment of leave grants to Local Government and Local Government Education Authority (LGEAs) workers.This is contained in a statement issued by Malam Yahaya Sarki, Special Adviser (SA) Media to the governor in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital on Tuesday.The News Agency od Nigeria (NAN) on Nov. 1, Bagudu approved the release of N2.57 billion for payment of two years leave grant of 2021 and 2022 for the workers of state, local governments and LGEAs.The Acting Head of Service, Alhaji Safiyanu Garba-Bena said the committee was directed to ensure smooth and transparent payment of the leave grants.The committee, he said, has already began sitting.The committee is made up of  representatives of the Office of the Head of Service, State Auditor General and his staffers, Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Local Government Service Commission as well as the organized labour.”The Acting Head of Service also stated that the committee would ensure that all the payments were done through respective worker’s salary bank …

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Delta 2022: Matawalle Receives Festival Torch Of Unity In Gusau

By Shuaib Sadiq Gusau, – Gov. Bello Matawalle on Tuesday received the Torch of Unity for the 21st edition of the National Sports Festival (NSF) tagged ” DELTA 2022 at the Government House, Gusau.This is contained in a statement issued in Gusau by the Mr Jamilu Iliyasu, Press Secretary to the Governor.The National Sports Festival is to begin on Nov. 28 and close on Dec. 10, in Delta. Matawalle who received the unity torch participated in the march from Fidelity Bank along Government House road in the city. The Northwest Zonal sports Coordinator of Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development, Malam Muhammad Kabir,  presented  the torch to Matawalle before embarking on the symbol March.Matawalle commended the effort of the Sports  Ministry and the various committees for their commitment towards ensuring the successful festival in Delta.The governor reiterated his administration’s commitment to the development of sports in Zamfara.Matawalle noted the importance of sports adding that sports remained a unifying platform for Nigerians.The governor assured Zamfara Athletes of government’s support for them to be participate at the  Festival in Delta State.He said state was …

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Sanwo-Olu hails LSDPC for transforming criminals hideout to cosy residential asset

….As he commissioned 20-unit two-bedroom apartments located at Olorogun-Allen Street, Surulere By Chris Udochukwu Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has hailed the Lagos State Development and Property Commission (LSDPC) for transforming a criminals’ hideout into a cosy residential asset. He gave the commendation while commissioning 20-unit of two-bedroom apartments located at Olorogun-Allen Street, Surulere. The governor said that the elegantly designed residential edifice is the outcome of the collaboration between LSDPC and State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB). Sanwo-Olu who disclosed this via his twitter handle @jidesanwoolu, reminded that the land on which this project is sited used to be a former school and constituted a serious security liability for residents of this neighbourhood. “As a government, we have created an enabling environment for government agencies to collaborate with the private sector in order to reduce the housing needs of our people, he added. He further stated that the beneficiaries of this scheme can now live and raise their families in this nice and serene environment. The tweets read: “Earlier today, we commissioned the 20-unit two-bedroom apartments located at Olorogun-Allen …

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Edeoga Bemoans Weaponization of Poverty By PDP Led Govt In Enugu

The Governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Enugu State for the 2023 General Elections, Barr. Chijioke Edeoga, has lamented the failure of successive administrations in the state to address the issue of poverty and income generation, blaming such for the high unemployment rate and huge income disparity in the state. Edeoga who addressed Business Community at a townhall meeting in Enugu stressed that he would work with other governors and business leaders in the Southeast to make the region a single, robust market if elected into office in 2023. The townhall meeting was organised by the Enugu State Chamber of Commerce Industries Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA) to engage the presidential candidate on his plans to grow the real sector of the economy of Enugu State. The meeting which held at the Chamber’s secretariat complex in the state.offered members of the business community the opportunity to get the commitment of the gubernatorial candidate of the Labour Party on several issues affecting them. He said it was unfortunate that successive administrations in the state had weaponized poverty for their selfish political …

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Labour Party’s Campaign Train Hits Makurdi Wednesday

By Chris Udochukwu The Labour Party, (LP) is to resume its nationwide presidential campaign today, Wednesday November 9, 2022, the Chief Spokesperson of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council, (LPPCC), Dr Yunusa Tanko has said. A statement issued and personally signed by him indicates that the labour party’s campaign train would hit Makurdi Benue State capital, another North Central State. While in Benue, the Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi and top party officials would meet with the Tiv, Idoma, Igede indigenes as well as othe critical stakeholders in the nation’s acclaimed food basket, the statement emphasized. His Excellency , former Governor,, Peter Obi would in his usual characteristics use the opportunity to reinforce his mantra of “consumption to Production”, Tanko further added stressing that Benue state remained a key ingredient of Obi-Datti”s attached value to agriculture.

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