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At Kogi Education Summit Bello scores self high in transformation of the sector

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At Kogi Education Summit
Bello scores self high in transformation of the sector

Governor, Yahaya Bello of Kogi State scored his administration with a pass mark  for the transformation of education with a perfect agenda that is forward looking in the past 23 months.
Bello gave the indication while declaring open the State Education Summit organised by the state Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in collaboration with the Participation Initiative for Behavioural Change in Development and Actionaid in Lokoja. 
The Governor who was represented at the occasion by his Deputy, Elder Simon Achuba indicated that he has set a perfect agenda and made meaningful input in education sector that would culminate into uncommon upliftment of the sector.

He said his administration in its determination to strengthen the education sector, has put a lot of resources in the sector, renovated structures in some schools and equipped them to compete favourably with others in advanced countries of the world. 

He described education as the light that shines on mankind, saying his investment in education would bring about more opportunities and development to the door steps of the people.

The Governor called on the relevant stakeholders to join hands with the administration in order to take the education sector and other sectors of the economy to an enviable position in the country. 

He maintained that with the right education in place,  a lot of societal problems would be solved for a better living. 

The Secretary to Kogi State Government, Dr. Mrs Ayoade Folashade Arike commended Bello for giving education a priority in the state, saying the government is on the right track in the reform on education. 
She called on all Kogites to support the administration in its effort to take the state to the next level of development.
The Chief of Staff to the Governor, Edward Onoja described the Education Summit as timely, saying education is the best legacy parents can bequeath to their children. 
He said the administration of Governor Bello has performed creditably well in the state, stating that with the support of the people, more would be achieved before the end of the first tenure. 

Earlier, the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology,  Mrs Rosemary Osikoya said the aim of the summit was to address issues affecting education in the state as well chatting a way forward in the sector.

She said the sector suffered setback in the past adding that the summit would come out with workable resolution that would improve the standard of education in the state. 

He commended the Governor for providing logistics and favourable ground for the hosting of the summit.
“That His Excellency convenes an education summit within this week of celebration of his second year in office is a demonstration of his strong political will and commitment to addressing the perennial challenges of the sector”. 

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Nigerian House of Representatives Mourns Honorable Kila

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Nigerian House of Representatives Mourns Honorable Kila

By Aminci Audu

The House committee on custom and excise duty on Thursday mourned the demise of her Chairman Honorable Yuguda Hassan Kila, APC -Jigawa who died in the National Hospital, Abuja today.

The deputy chairman honnorable Abejide Joseph Leke, (ADC -Kogi) communicated the report of his death during the budget defence of the Nigerian Customs Service before the committee.

Honorable Leke in his opening prayer had asked the house to pray for Kila’s quick recovery.

Leke further prayed for the peaceful repose of his colleague and expressed his deep sympathy for Kila’s family.

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How Govt’s House Lafia runs on almost 24hrs generator, by Gov Sule

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How Govt’s House Lafia runs on almost 24hrs generator, by Gov Sule

From Daniel Abel, Lafia

Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule, has expressed dismay over the epileptic power in the State that has even forced the Govetnment House, Lafia to be on 24hour generator.

This he said is occasioned by avoidable delays in the completion of the 330 KV power sub station in Akurba.
In his words,
“The Government House is on generator for almost 24 hours. It does not make sense, especially at a period like this when people should be saving.

The Governor expressed the displeasure shortly after inspecting progress of work at the site of the project, on Wednesday.

Engineer Sule was particular about the poor handling of the project by contractors, as he vowed to intervene by meeting with all parties concerned to achieve speedy completion of the project.

In a chat with journalists at the site of the project, the Governor lamented over the power situation, especially in Lafia, the state capital, where residents enjoy only 1-2 hours of electricity daily, with residents left to depend on generators for power.

“A state like Nasarawa should be saving money, not wasting money on diesel and then generating power from a source that is even unhealthy even to the human body,” he stated.

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Nigeria that fared well in the 60s, is now a shadow of its glorious past- Abaribe

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Nigeria that fared well in the 60s, is now a shadow of its glorious past- Abaribe

Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, on Monday, said Nigeria that was a shinning star in the 60s is now a shadow of its glorious past, now pushed further into a deep mess with ethnicity as as the supreme order.

Speaking at his official presentation of his autobiography “Made in Aba” in Abuja, the Abia Senator said Nigeria has continually regressed and the citizens were now reclining into their ethnic enclaves.

Abaribe noted that the country has regressed to the level that it would be difficult for any citizen to survive “if you don’t go to your ethnic enclave.”

He said: “I try to say a few things (in the book) that we might have forgotten. Why is it that we had a better life – we had pipe borne water, we had electricity 24 hours – in the 1960s?

“Now it is 50-60 years later, every person has to have borehole in his house. So he becomes his own NEPA generating power for himself; he becomes his own water board. Then I asked, why would life be like this? I tried to caption the reason why we are where we are today.

“I also tried to capture that there was a Nigeria, where it is said, in our former anthem, that though tribe and tongue may differ, in brotherhood we stand.”

He said in his early career life, he secured jobs and got promotions in places outside his southeast region only based on merit without anyone asking where he came from.

“Now, what we have done is that we have a big Nigeria that has continually regressed and now all of us are into our ethnic enclaves.

“And if you don’t go to your ethnic enclave, you won’t be able to survive in Nigeria today.

“In the book, I also look at the possibility of Nigeria that we may have assuming if each and everyone of us is committed to the country.”

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