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

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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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How two Police inspectors lost their lives in autocrash while helping to bury colleague

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Two policemen attach to the Kogi State police command, who were helping to convey the remains of their colleague to his family for burial, have also lost their lives in an autocrash.

NationalUpdate gathered that the two inspectors of police along with a civilian driver died on Thursday in a fatal auto crash on Itobe-Ojodu-Anyigba road.

The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, Mr Solomon Aghure, confirmed the incident.
He told newsmen in Lokoja that the victims were travelling in an ambulance van to Anyigba with emppty casket when the accident happened.

Aghure added that the two deceased policemen were only offering their helping hands to pick the corpse of a police sergeant from a mortuary in Anyigba, adding that their vehicle and a Mercedes Benz truck, coming from the opposite direction had a Headon collissio at a spot in Ojodu community.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the police command in the state, DSP William Aya, who also confirmed the incident, said the two policemen were detailed to pick the corpse of the deceased sergeant at Anyigba and accompany it to Adamawa for burial.

Aya said the family of the deceased sergeant policeman requested that his remains be brought home for burial.

The police spokesperson said that the driver of the truck and his conductor disappeared immediately the incident happened to evade beingarrested.

He said that the corpses of the two police inspectors had been deposited at a morgue in Lokoja, adding that the civilian driver of the ambulance had been released to his family.

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AIG passes on to the great beyond 14 days to retirement

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AIG passes on to the great beyond 14 days to retirement

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 8,Lokoja, Kogi state, Mr Yunana Yukubu Babas has passed on to the great beynd barely 14 days to his retirement.
The Acting Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), for the zone, Inspector Ruth Awi, made the disclosure to newsmwn in Lokoja on Friday.

She indicated that Babas was hail and hearty on Wednesday when he reported in Office and was preparing for his retirement which would have come up in two weeks.
Awi explained further that on getting home, he took ill, adding that when the ailment did not abate, Babas was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre,(FMC), Lokoja for proper medical attention where he gave up the ghost at about 10.30 a.m on Thursday.
It would be recalled that two other police officers attach to the police command in the state, who were on a mission to convey the body of their late colleague from the state to Adamawa state lost their lives in an auto crash.

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Niger Government debunks report of plan to recruit 4,000 Youths to fight insecurity

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The Niger state government has described as baseless and untrue reports in some online media that the state government has concluded plans to recruit about 4,000 youths across the 25 local government areas of the state to fight the security challenge bedeviling the state.

The purported report was credited to the Commissioner for local government, community development and Chieftaincy affairs, Mallam Abdulmalik Sarkin Daji.
However, while dissociating himself from the story through a statement in Minna on Friday, Sarkin Daji said, the report trending in some social media is nothing but fake news adding that it is the imagination of the reporter.
The commissioner said the publication was the creation of the reporter, pointing out that he has not granted any interview or made any public statement to that effect in any forum.
He wondered where the reporter got his facts from.
Sarkin Daji who admitted that the state is faced with serious security challenges, occasioned by the activities of the armed bandits, said the government has no any immediate plan to engage the youths in the fight against armed bandits.
According to Sarkin Daji, while the state government welcomes the idea of the state policing to compliment the efforts of security agencies who have remained committed to the fight against armed bandits and other criminal elements across the state, the government has not approved the engagement of youths to fight insecurity.
The commissioner who expressed the commitment of the government to ending the activities of the armed bandits in the state, disclosed that over 2,000 local vigilantes have been mobilized across the state to compliment the efforts of the security joint TaskForce combating armed Banditry in the state.
He therefore urged the public to disregard the said publication, stressing that the state government will continue to give the necessary support to security agencies in the state to enable them win the war against armed bandits and other form of criminalities in the state.

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