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Lamido(jnr) doles out N4m to flood victims in Jigawa

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Lamido(jnr) doles out N4m to flood victims in Jigawa

By John Akubo

A frontline People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Senatorial aspirant for Jigawa Central Senatorial district, Mustapha Sule Lamido has given out N4 million to flood ravaged communities in Jigawa State.
Lamido gave N500, 000 each to the eight villages visited through their village heads to alleviate their pains.

The aspirant in company of PDP stalwarts in the State addressed the communities, saying they were not in their midst to play politics, but to share in their grief and pains.

He said they visited the communities to sympathize with them and to show them love and care.
“There is time for everything, politics is also there when it is time we will play it but, this time it is about people’s lives and their property.
“Whatever affects you also affects us. We can’t restore all that you lost to the flood, the little that I am giving is to show my love and to cushion the effect.
Former Jigawa state PDP chairman Isa Duniya Bahutu and other party stalwarts appealed to the flood victims to take solace in God.
They prayed God to restore all that they have lost to the flood.
The affected villages visited by the Senatorial aspirant Mustapha Sule Lamido includes Shungurun in Birnin kudu LGA, Doro, Gunka, Darai, Harbour Sabuwa and Harbour Tsofuwa in Jahun LGA, Hantsu and Tsakakuwa in Miga LGA.
Residents of Miga Dr Tafida Abubakar and Idris Danlawan in Jahun decried the situation they have been passing through in the last few weeks.
They said a lot of families lost their houses, farmlands and other property to flood.
Some were rendered homeless forcing them to take refuge in public schools and with relatives not affected by flood.
They expressed appreciation to the senatorial aspirant for his kind gesture.
At least 21 persons lost their lives in the flood disaster that ravaged parts of Jigawa State, an official has said.
The victims included two children, the executive secretary, Jigawa State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Sani Ya’u, said last Friday.
Ya’u said the flood was as a result of opening of Tiga Dam in Kano State.
He said the disaster ravaged 210 communities in 14 local government areas.
Ya’u spoke in Miga local government area, after touring the affected communities.
The National Emergency Management Agency, NIMET and
NEMA had predicted intense flooding in States across the federation.
Members representing Miga and Jahun state constituencies, PDP vice chairman Aminu Nuhu Jahun, former commissioner of health, Dr Tafida Abubakar were part of the entourage that visited flood victims among others.

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Humanitarian minister flags off Rural Women cash grant in Gombe

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The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and  Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq has flagged off the Rural women’s Cash Grant of N20, 000 each in Gombe state
The Minister stated that the grant is expected to increase their access to financial capital required for economic activities since rural women contribute to the national economy through small scale businesses. 

She urged rural women in Gombe state to use the one-off cash grant given to them by the federal government to improve the lives of their families. 

“It is our hope that the beneficiaries of this programme will make good use of the opportunity to increase their income, enhance their food security, and generally contribute towards improving their living standard. We believe that  with the complementary effort of His Excellency, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, the Executive Governor of Gombe State, the target beneficiaries will be on their way out of poverty to prosperity”.

In his remarks, the Governor  Inuwa Yahaya described the flag-off of the Rural women’s Grant Project in  Gombe state as timely.
He  said that the grant which means a lot to Gombe state government will assist the rural women to take care of their families and their petty businesses.

“I am grateful to President Muhammadu Buhari for his intervention during the pandemic and for steering this one-off grant for rural women in the country. The federal government’s directive to disburse immediate cash to rural women in Gombe state  is highly appreciated and  apt.

“Rural women are the backbone of our economy as eighty percent of women are peasant farmers, toiling day and night to sustain their families. This grant of twenty thousand naira to about 20O women in this state means a lot to our women and the state government and it will help them to cater to their families, farms and their small scale businesses. 

“Other Federal government interventions like Trader Moni, Market moni and Farmer Moni are also needed and like Oliver Twist, we will keep asking for more,” Governor Inuwa Yahaya stated.

The Minister later performed the symbolic Cash Transfer of N20,000 to some women in the state. 
The Rural Women’s Cash Grant is designed to provide a one-off grant to some of the poorest and most vulnerable women in rural Nigeria. A grant of N20,000.00 will be disbursed to over 150,000 poor rural women across the 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory. 

The Grant for Rural Women programme was introduced in 2020 as part of President Mohammadu Buhari’s social inclusion and poverty reduction agenda, including the realization of the national aspiration of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years. 

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Anglican old students move to foster development, uplift less privileged

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The Anglican Grammar School Old Students Association (AGSOSA), 1982-1987 have come together to foster the development of their school and uplift the under privileged.
A statement by the association’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Henry David gave the indication while speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday.
According to the statement, Dr Adeleye Olusegun, contestanted in the last Ekiti State Gubernatorial Election of 2018 and a former teacher in the school made the reunion possible.
The statement said the old students wanted to use the union to help develop the school as a way of giving back to their alma mater.
Also it indicated that the association would set up a cooperative that would attend to the needs of the underprivileged members and in extension the society.
The facilitator of the meeting, Mr Ademola Akindele said the coming together of the old students was in agreement with Federal Government Economic Recovery Growth Plan (ERGP).
Akindele said the reunion would enable members to tap into numerous developmental plans of President Muhammadu Buhari visions of alleviating poverty by targeting groups.
He used the occasion to enjoin the old students not to take the issue of reunion with levity as there was more to gain from it.
The statement listed clergymen, lawyers, doctors , accountants ,estate surveyors, pharmacists, lecturers, civil servants, events managers and captain of Industries as the AGS old students of 1982 -87 class in the meeting.

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SOKIPEP insists there is no continuous attacks’ going on in Southern Kaduna

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SOKIPEP insists there is no continuous attacks’ going on in Southern Kaduna

By Deborah Musa

A peace advocacy group, the Southern Kaduna Peace Practitioners (SOKIPEP) has urged the public to disregard the misinformation that Southern Kaduna was witnessing ‘continuous attacks’ by suspected militiamen of Fulani descent
The group in a press statement on Saturday insisted that its existence and program for peaceful co-existence are well known to the people as well as stakeholders.
Hence it reiterated its dedication to ensuring peace and unity in the area.

It stated that its latest position followed a press release by the public relations officer for the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), Mr. Luka Binniya, who had questioned the authenticity of the organisation, and the existence of its coordinator, Rev. Dauda Fadia.

Binniya had cast aspersion on SOKIPEP, even as it challenged the promoters to identify themselves to the public.

The said statement by Binniya read in part: “It has come to the notice of Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) of a supposed person, called Rev. Dauda Fadia who claims to be the National Coordinator of a group called Southern Kaduna Peace Practitioners (SOKAPEP)

“This Fadia was on various media platforms yesterday and today disparaging a Press Statement signed by myself on behalf of Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) in which we revealed the murder of three of our members in three different locations in Southern Kaduna last week.

“We identified them by their real names, ages, location and so forth. We also gave out, like we have done many other times, the names of 100 communities of Southern Kaduna captured and occupied by Fulani militia till date. But this Rev. Dauda Fadia came out to say that we lied.

“It is worthy to note here that our various checks with the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State Chapter and direct inquiries from Pastors and Reverends in Southern Kaduna show that there is no such human being existing as “Rev. Dauda Fadia”.

He also stated saying “We again asked various natives of Fadia community at home and outside about the said ‘Rev. Dauda Fadia’ and they all said such a person does not and has never existed in Fadia. They asked that he produce his surname so that his family can be identified. They are angered that a character like that could be created and his nefarious activities linked to their noble home.

“If Rev. Dauda Fadia exists, we challenge him to come out in the open and refute our claims of his being a creation of insidious fiction. We again challenge ‘him’ to produce the office address of (SOKAPEP) and the names of other members of his exco”.

Meanwhile, SOKIPEP has accused the Union’s spokesperson of trying to divert attention from the false narrative of ‘continuous attacks’ he had propagated, which the former’s investigations had contradicted.

It insisted that the claim of not knowing the existence of the organisation, was a deliberate attempt to save his face, having been exposed for who he is.

SOKIPEP’s positions were contained in a statement by its coordinator, Rev. Dauda Fadia.

“We wish to inform Mr Binniyat that at the appropriate time, we shall be exposing pictures and video of event we attended together with SOKAPU leadership among which Luka Binniyat. We are also challenging him to a TV or radio debate at any venue of his choice and time,” SOKIPEP said.

The statements read in part: “The attention of the Southern Kaduna Peace Practitioners (SOKIPEP), has been drawn to a press release issued in the name and signature of one Mr. Luka Binniya, who is the Public Relations Officer of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), wherein our identity and credibility were called to question.

“The said press release dated Friday, November 6, 2020, had referred to our response disproving SOKAPU’s earlier misleading and insightful claim of ‘continuous attacks’ on Southern Kaduna communities.

“As an indigenous peace advocacy organisation, we had undertaken an independent investigation of claims of disturbing attacks on locals, by suspected Fulani militiamen.

“Considering the seriousness of the allegation, the source from where it emanated, and its implication on the security of Southern Kaduna, we decided to deploy sufficient time, energy and resources into the project, in a bid to unravel the truth.

“Upon thorough and painstaking investigation, which included one-on-one interaction with villagers supposedly affected by the said invasion, it was discovered that no such incidents occurred, as claimed by Binniya, in his release.”

While calling on members of the public to continue to support peace-building efforts by the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, the military and other stakeholders, SOKIPEP vowed to continue to expose those it described as merchant of conflicts.

“Rattled and ruffled by our courage to tell the truth, and expose the wicked lies of ongoing attacks, SOKAPU’s spokesperson went on a demolition campaign of defamation, which included, but not limited, to doubting our existence and that of our coordinator, Rev. Dauda Fadia.

“Ordinarily, we would not have dignified Binniya with a response, but for the audacity with which he impugned our integrity, and that of our coordinator.

“SOKIPEP is not surprised at this resort to bare-faced attack on our hard-earned reputation, especially as our findings had exposed the writer for who he truly is – an enemy of peace, bent on stoking ethnic tension.

“We hasten to state – for the umpteenth time – that Binniya and his co-travellers are merchant of crisis, who profit from a state of insecurity and disharmony.

“May we further restate our vow to continually and continuously expose persons and groups – no matter how highly-placed in society – whose interest is anything but peace and harmonious co-existence”.

“It noted finally saying, we wish to restate the fact of our existence as an indigenous peace building and advocacy group, committed to supporting the military, security agencies, and other key stakeholders working for the stabilisation of Southern Kaduna.

“The public is hereby enjoined to disregard anything to the contrary, as SOKIPEP is well known to Binniya and SOKAPU, even as Rev. Fadia is known to members of Fadia Community, as well as CAN”.

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