Connect with us

News

Bello, Wada, Ibenu extol Ekweme as nationalist

Published

on

Spread the love

Bello, Wada, Ibenu extol Ekweme as nationalist

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, his predecessor Former Governor Idris Wada and the Kpgi State Christian Association of Nigeria President have extolled the virtues of the former vice President who passed to the great beyond late Sunday night in a London Hospital.
Bello described late Dr. Ekwueme as the bridge that held Nigeria together for a very long time.

In a condolence message personally signed by the Governor, he described the late elder statesman as a “thorough administrator, decent politician and a nationalist who saw Nigeria as a project of unity”.

According to the Governor, the late Alex Ekwueme was an example of “excellent leadership’.
He said the late icon rendered selfless service to his fatherland, “standing on the podium of truth, sacrifice and progress all his life.’

Bello expressed confidence that the Nigerian nation will immortalize the “good name and sterling values Ekwueme lived for”, even as he called on the new generation politicians and Nigerians to “mirror the Ekwueme spirit of
Service to humanity.”
Former Governor Idris Wada on his part said Ekweme was a leader that was admired by all.
“A great example, a nationalist and a detribalised leader.
He prayed for his soul to rest rest in perfect peace and that God should give his immediate family the fortitude to bear the lost.
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) chairman kogi State chapter Bishop John Ibenu said Dr. Alex Ekweme was a great elder statesman who was detribalised as he worked in the language of every region of Nigeria to build a united country.
“He set a good example for all other leaders to stop being sectional leaders, tribal and religious leaders but to become true and national leaders who will work for the interest of one indivisible Nigeria.
“He was one of the G34 prior to the restoration of the political era he was a rallying point. He wanted other people to become national rallying points so that for every region there could be some one that would a rallying point. We are not sorrowing but a celebrating his life.”

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

Nigerian House of Representatives Mourns Honorable Kila

Published

on

By

Spread the love

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.

Continue Reading

Metro

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

Published

on

By

Spread the love

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.

Continue Reading

National

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

Published

on

By

Spread the love

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.”

Continue Reading

Trending