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Kogi Security Trust Fund solicits for more support from private sector

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Kogi Security Trust Fund solicits for more support from private sector

By Aisha Audu

Kogi State Security Trust Fund has urged corperate bodies and privileged individuals to give more support to the organization, to enable it equip security agencies for the task of combating crime.
Chairman Kogi State Security Trust Fund, Hon Teina Abdulmalik made the appeal during the end of year meeting of the Board of the State Security Fund held in Lokoja.


According to him, the present administration would to work roubd the clock in ensuring that security agencies in the state are well equipped to continue to safeguard the lives and property of the people.
He reiterated the fund’s readiness to further collaborate with both government and members of the private sector in tackling crime in the new year.
The Chairman assured residents that all measures are being put in place to ensure their safety in 2021.
He equally disclosed that the state government would continue to make the necessary sacrifices especially as regard the release of funds to ensure residents, visitors and investors in the state feel safe to move about and carry out their lawful businesses.
Hon Abdulmalik used the forum to appreciate members of the Board of Trustee and the entire staff for their efforts and contribution towards moving the Trust Fund to greater heights inspite of the turbulent 2020.
Responding on behalf other Trustees, Hon. Paul Funsho Iselewa, who appreciated God for His support, applauded the chairman for his leadership style, push for revenue generation and meticulous spending and urged him to sustain the momentum.

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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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Zamfara government debunks reports that abducted students have regained freedom

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Zamfara government debunks reports that abducted students have regained freedom

Zamfara State Government has indicated that the over 300 Students kidnapped by Bandits are still in the den of their abductors.

Press Secretary to the Governor, Jamilu Magaji, debunked some online media reports that claimed the female students of Government Girls Science Secondary School, Jangebe have regained freedom.
He stated: “Governor Bello Matawalle and his aides have been been having sleepless nights since Friday when the girls were abducted by gunmen.

He said they have been working round the clock, making frantic efforts that will lead to the safe release of the victims.
He expressed dismay that that some persons, who do not know the details of the situation, will try to further hurt the victims’ parents, government and security by ridiculing the effort with falsehood.
“The state government will come immediately and happily inform the world as soon as the girls are released.”

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Marketers allay fears over fuel scarcity, ask Nigerians to stop panic buying

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Marketers allay fears over fuel scarcity, ask Nigerians to stop panic buying

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has allayed apprehension among Nigerians who may be planning to hoard the Premium Motor Spirit.

The Public Relations Officer, Suleiman Yakubu
on Sunday spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) as long fuel queues were noticed at filling stations in many states and Abuja.

It was observed that some filling stations are reluctant dispense the PMS they have in stock to motorists while some have run out of supply.

Yakubu said the price of crude oil has gone up and affected the price of products.

The spokesman assured that PMS would soon be available in excess as loading had already commenced at depots.

“The government and marketers are doing everything possible to ensure that the products are available in every filling station within a few days starting from today,” he said

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