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Bello says he has no rival in Women and Youths Inclusiveness in governance in Nigeria

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Bello says he has no rival in Women and Youths Inclusiveness in governance in Nigeria

**Discussant challenges Bello to bring killers of PDP woman leader to book

The Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has indicated that his quest for empowering women, youths in governance is unparalleled
Governor Bello who made the assertion on Saturday in Lokoja while  declaring open the Senate Press Corps 2020 Retreat, said aside other sensitive positions, the position of Secretary to the State Government and Head of Service, are currently occupied by women .
Bello who was represented at the ceremony by the Deputy Governor, Chief David Edward Onoja, disclosed that in sustaining the policy of Inclusiveness, the State government is working towards ensuring that all those that will run for Deputy Chairmanship position in the 21 local government council election in the State to be women and possibly, some of them to go for the substantive local government Chairmanship positions come December 12, 2020.
“The way women are being practically included in governance in Kogi State, is the same way Youth are also included.
“In doing this, the Executive Governor assures that nobody above the age of 50 is appointed as a cabinet member either as Commissioner or Special Advisers cum Assistants .

“This to us in this state aligns with the “Not too Young to Run Act of Parliament” put in place during the 8th National Assembly.
“The test of leadership as being demonstrated by Governor Yahaya Bello in the State, is not in the number of roads or bridges constructed but ability to balance diversed interests”, he said.
According to him, out of the 29 years of Kogi’s Statehood, the four and half years spent so far by Governor Bello , practically signifies a new direction in all spheres of development .
“In terms of infrastructure, it is not in anyway one sided, as required projects are being executed across the three Senatorial Districts like the Rice Mill in Ejiba town in Kogi West , series of road projects in Kogi East and Central etc .
“The most striking aspect of Yahaya Bello led administration is the broken of jinx of disunity among the various peoples of the State , as no group of people is marginalised in anyway in terms of appointments into government positions or Projects execution”, he said .
He added that in line with the spirit of oneness and unity, Governot Bello led administration is steering the ship of state, a Chapel has been built in the Government House, since a Mosque has long been provided for government operatives who are Muslims .
“There is no better way of promoting unity and oneness among peoples with diversities in religion , culture , language etc , that what Governor Yahaya Bello did with provision of a Chapel at the Government House after 28 years of non existence of such. 
“It is a commendable feat, moreso, being a Muslim”, he said .
He added that in the area of primary responsibility of government which are  security of lives and property as well as welfare of the citizenry , the Yahaya Bello led administration, has taken out the State from the woods as there is hardly any case of kidnapping in the state anymore as against 25 cases recorded on monthly basis in the past .

“Armed bandits attempted to make the State another theatre of operation as unfortunately being experienced in some states in the North West and part of North Central, but the proactive measures taken by the State Government, made them to relocate immediately ” he said.
During the a discussion on a presentation by the commissioner for information and communication Kingsley Fanwo however a dicussant who is a reporter with Silver bird Television, Gina Ndukwe asked rhetorically what has become of the case of the PDP woman leader that was burnt alive during the course of the November 2019 Governorship election.
She wanted to know if the culprits have been apprehended, if not she challenged the Governor to ensure justice is seen to be done in that gruesome murder of the woman.
She also challenged the Government to do more in bringing women on board especially to be able to contest for the number one position as Governor of the State.

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Zamfara NUJ State Council announces change of baton in its leadership

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The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Zamfara State chaper has announced a change of Baton in the leadership of the State council of the union.
By the announcement the vice chairman Comrade Bello Muhammad Boko will serve as acting chairman pending a by-election that will bring in a new and substantive chairman.
The announcement was contained in a statement that was signed by the chapter’s Assistant secretary Nasiru Shehu Aula Dabbakal which was made available to the NationalUpdate in Abuja on Monday.
The statement indicated that
following the recent transfer of the council chairman, Comrade Abdulrazak Bello Kaura from Pride FM, Gusau, Zamfara state to Royal FM, Sokoto in Sokoto state, it became necessary to effect constitutional adjustments to avoid any vacuum.

The union assured the good people of Zamfara of a cordial working relationship .

The union also expressed its appreciation to the Governor of the State, Bello Matawallen, the Maradun Shatiman Sokoto for his support to members of the union.
The statement stressed that the union will continue to support the Matawalle-led administration especially in the fight against armed banditry through his peace accord and dialogue initiative.

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Commissioner advocates media practitioners’ involvement in farming

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Commissioner advocates media practitioners’ involvement in farming

By Friday Idachaba

Akwa-Ibom State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Glory Edet, has appealed to Solidaridad West Africa, an international solution-oriented Civil Society Organisation (CSO), to train Media practitioners in the art of farming and investment in agriculture.

Edet made the call at a wrap-up workshop for CSOs and Media practitioners from Akwa-Ibom, Cross-Rivers, Enugu and Kogi States working on Oil Palm production interventions of Solidaridad West Africa on Thursday in Uyo.

The Commissioner who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mrs Mary Bassey, implored Solidaridad to involve media practitioners not only as participants but stakeholders in the Agriculture sector.

“Please, take the media people as stakeholders and also train them to become farmers. Make them go into agriculture and make millionaires out of them. Agriculture is the fastest way to become millionaires.

“Farming, aside producing the food we eat and guaranteeing food security, is now a highly lucrative business which everyone must embrace to break the shackles of poverty,’’ she said.

Edet explained that Akwa-Ibom had taken Agriculture production very seriously and was producing pepper, tomatoes and onions from its greenhouse adding, that “very soon, we would begin to export our onions”.

Speaking earlier, Dr Sam Ogallah, Senior Climate Specialist, Africa and County Technical Lead, Solidaridad Network, West Africa said the media were drawn in as participants as part and parcel of the Solidaridad interventions.

“They are stakeholders in our work and if we want to transform the Agriculture sector in Nigeria, all hands must be on deck and the media have a very crucial role to play in transforming the Agriculture sector.

“We have seen the enormous task ahead and Solidaridad alone cannot do it.

“So,we need every person on board from the CSOs, the government, the media, the Private Sector and the likes for us to bring the change that really matters in the agricultural sector in Nigeria,” Ogallah stated. (NAN)

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Bello Ambassadors Network (BAN) Launches Support Website, claims 5m Nigerians will join network

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Bello Ambassadors Network (BAN) Launches Support Website, claims 5m Nigerians will join network

Bello Ambassadors Network (BAN) has claimed it has launched website with not less than five million Nigerians as target to become Ambassadors as members if the network as it releases its network today.
This was contained in a statement that was signed by the national coordinator Mr. Anthony Edogbo and issued in Abuja

In a statement by the National Coordinator of the movement, Mr. Anthony Edogbo, the organisation is a network of young Nigerians from across the six (6) geopolitical zones and thirty-six (36) states of the Federation.

He said, BAN is non-governmental Organisation with a common agenda of emulating the leadership and charitable character of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.

Edogbo stated that the movement is borne out of the urgent need to support the giant strides of Governor Yahaya Bello and promote quality leadership.

“As the youngest Governor in Nigeria, Yahaya Bello has over the years built a cabinet of young Nigerians irrespective of tribe, gender and religion.

He indicated that the giant strides of Governor Yahaya Bello in the areas of Education, Healthcare, Agriculture, Security and Infrastructure are laudable and deserve national recognition.

“In him, we have seen courage, intelligence and love for every Nigerian.
We strongly believe that a new Nigeria is possible”, he mentioned.

He stated that BAN is for every gender, tribe and religion. BAN is for every Nigerian.

“To become an Ambassador and member of the organization, you can visit  www.ban2023.org to register.”

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