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The Kogi State Social Investment Programme (SIP) has concluded a 2-Day training for its staffs on ethical conducts as part of capacity building for its personnel across the state.
This was contained in a press Statement that was signed and issued by special assistant media/ICT Imail M. Kabir.
According to the statement, the training was organized by the Kogi State Office of the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) in Collaboration with the Center for Ethics And Self Value Orientation (CESVO) at the Glass House of the State government house, Lokoja between Monday and Tuesday (7th and 8th September), 2020.

The chief facilitator of the programme and the Executive Director of the Organization, Ethicist (Prince) Musa Salih Yakubu said the training has equipped the participants with the wherewithal for optimum performance and would be expected to abide by standard ethics in the discharge of their duties to Kogi citizens.

In his closing remarks, the Special Adviser to the governor on Special Projects and the Focal Person, Kogi Social Investment Programme, Hon (Prince) Abdulkareem Onyekehi Suleiman commended the CESVO team for their professional training delivery while he urged the trainees to ensure that the knowledge gained from the training reflect in their official duties considering the sensitivity of the Social Investment Programme.

He described the training which focuses on Ethical Conducts of public officials for transparency and accountability to be informative, educating which has reshaped the mindset of NSIP officials for effective management of the programmes.

Onyekehi indicated that the State office has recorded many successes under his leadership as the focal person.
He commended the Kogi State Governor for providing a conducive working environment for effective service delivery.

He said the Kogi State Social Investment Office was earlier rated as one of the 12 most organized and ethically responsible NSIP States in Nigeria.
“Again, the State NSIP under my supervision has also been honoured as the best NSIP State Office in Nigeria by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development as well as forum of Media Group at the recent occasion of one year anniversary of the ministry”.

Hon. Onyekehi dedicated the award to the entire management and staff of the office for their commitment to work.

Besides the certificates of participation issued to the trainees, some selected participants were awarded additional certificates by the Center for Ethics And Self Value Orientation (CESVO) for their ‘Character and good Conducts’ throughout the the course of the training.

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At last Buhari sacks service chiefs, appoints replacements

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At last Buhari sacks service chiefs, appoints replacements

After so much agitation for the sack of the service chiefs over non performance by many Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari has finally succumbed.

In a statement issued in Abuja by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina, he indicated that, “President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the immediate resignation of the Service Chiefs, and their retirement from service.
“Those involved are the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas; and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.
According to the statement President Buhari thanks the outgoing Service Chiefs for what he calls their “overwhelming achievements in our efforts at bringing enduring peace to our dear country,”
He wishedthem well in their future endeavours.
The new Service Chiefs according to the statement includes; Major-General Leo Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General I. Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral A.Z Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff; and Air-Vice Marshal I.O Amao, Chief of Air Staff.
“The President congratulates the new Service Chiefs, and urges them to be loyal and dedicated in the discharge of their responsibilities.”

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Senator Gaya grieves over Hajia Fanta’s demise

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Senator Gaya grieves over Hajia Fanta’s demise

The Senator representing Kano South Senatorial District, Senator Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya (APC), has expressed deep sorrow over the death of Hajiya Fatima Mohammed (Fanta).
Hajia Muhammed is the younger sister of late head of state, General Sani Abacha and the mother of Senator Basheer Mohammed (Lado), a federal commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

Senator Gaya in his message of condolence, expressed deep sorrow and sympathies with the bereaved family and entire Kano people over the death.
The former Kano State governor described the late Fatima as a philanthropist, a mother and a community leader that touched the lives of many in different ways over times.
He said that the late Fatima has died at a time that her wisdom is most needed in the global epidemic ravaged time and other challenges in the country.
Senator Gaya enjoined Senator Basheer to take solace in the Almighty Allah at this trying times, adding that death is a garment of all mortals, explaining that all will taste it when the time is due.
The former Kano State governor explained that the late Fatima lived an exemplary life that has impacted on all that was closed to her in her life time.

The Kano South Senator further calls on the family and entire Kano people to pray for the repose of the soul of late mother, Kano State and Nigeria at large for peace and development at the unending threat of insecurity in the country. He prayed Almighty Allah to grant the late philanthropist AljanatulFirdausi.

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Kogi first lady commends husband on gender sensitivity

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Kogi first lady commends husband on gender sensitivity

By Aisha Audu

Wife of Kogi State governor, Mrs Rashida has commended her husband, Alh Yahaya Bello for being the most gender sensitive governor in Nigeria.
Mrs. Bello made the statement on the occasion of conferment of an award of ” the most gender sensitive governor in Nigeria and as a goodwill ambassador of Nigerian women” to Governor Yahaya Bello by the national council of women societies (NCWS) at glass house Lokoja.
According to her (NCWS) is a reputable umbrella body of notable women of integrity, from across Nigeria and the choice of my husband for this award is very well deserved.
She said she is not surprised because her husband right from the inception of his administration has demonstrated strong commitment towards active involvement and participation of women in leadership positions, governance as well as politics.
She noted that under the administration of her husband, key government positions such as SSG, Head of service, Kogi pension Board, Teaching Service Commission, Vice chairmen of the 21 Local government of the state as well as female councillors among others.
Mrs. Rashida Bello indicated that Governor Bello has maintained a clear lead in the implementation of the 35 percent women affirmative action policy of the Federal Government.
She saluted the courage of the leadership and members of National Council of Women societies while praying that their courageous efforts continue to uplift the voices and standard of women across the country.

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