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Nassarawa Gov commends youths for not partaking in EndSARS protest

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Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has commended youths in the state for not partaking in the recent #End Sars violence that took place in some parts of the country which culminated in colossal lost of innocent lives and properties.

Speaking through the State’s Commissioner for Information and Culture Mr Dogo Shamanah, during the launch of an Album “Nasarawa State for Peace” by one Habila Yusuf of the Maloney FM Radio Keffi at the weekend, theGovernor expressed delight that the youths in the state heeded the words of advice from the elders.
Hence they refused to engage in the unnecessary violence that would have earned them nothing but regret.

He said his administration being a youth friendly one would continue to initiate and execute youth friendly policies and programmes with a view to enabling them unlock their potentials to enhance their socio-economic development and prosperity.

Sule further disclosed that the skills acquisition programmes and entrepreneurship programmes being pursued all over the state were meant to make the youths and women acquire skills adding that at the end of the day they would become useful members of the society and self-reliant.

The Governor commended the initiator of the Album “Nasarawa for Peace” as he urged the people of the state to continue to maintain their spirit of peaceful co-
existence, unity and harmony with a view to attracting government’ssupport and
patronage.

Earlier in his remarks, the state’s Anthony-General and commissioner for justice, challenged the youths in the state and in the country to always strive to be self-reliant and at the same time work towards becoming employees of labour instead of remaining as Job seekers all the times.

He described the launch of the Album ‘Nasarawa for peace’ as a step aimed tiwards promoting his creativity which at the end would exposed him to limitless opportunities and enhance his prosperity.

He assured him of all the necessary support and patronage as he urged him not to relent in the task of rebuilding his creativity and the promotion of peace and
harmony which he described as veritable element for any meaningful peace and
development.

In his remarks, the Chairman of the National Youths Council of Nigeria (NYCN)
Mr. Idris Ojoku commended the initiative of Mr. Habila Yusuf AKA DECOHSEE for launching the album which he described as highly inspiring as he supported
him with the sum of Fifty Thousand Naira.

Contributing a Keffi based legal practitioner Malam Dikko Haske commended the effort of Mr. Habila Yusuf for his creativity and challenged other youths to emulate him in other to contribute their quota to the building of a greater society for all and sunray to benefit from it.

While supporting the launcher with the sum of Five Hundred Thousand Naira, he stated that the gesture was meant to encourage him and motivate others to also give their own contributions especially for the promotion of peace and harmony in the society.

Responding the launcher of the Album Mr. Habila Yusuf who is a Radio Journalist and staff of the Maloney FM Keffi said,

“Nasarawa for Peace” is part of his contributions to the development of peace and prosperity in the state and even the country as a whole.”

He assured that he would continue to do his best to be more creative so as to promote peace and unity in the society.

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Wada heads PDP screening committee fir Anambra 2021

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC) has appointed immediate past Governor of Kogi State Idris Wada as Chairman of the Screening Committee for its aspirants in upcoming Anambra governorship election.

The party made the disclosure in a statement issued by its National Organising Secretary, retired Col. Austin Akobundu, in Abuja on Saturday.
Akobundu indicated that the party also approved the nomination of South East Zonal Secretary of the party, Chief James Ugwu, as Secretary of the screening committee.
Other members of the committee according to Akobundu include: Sen. Ehigie Uzamere, Mrs Martha Bodunrin and Mr Jones Onyereri.

He said that the screening exercise is scheduled for Monday April 12, and Tuesday April 13, at the National Working Committee Hall, Wadata Plaza, Abuja, at 9:00 a.m.

“It is expected that the aspirants will exercise exemplary conduct and strict adherence to rules and regulations during the assessment that will justify the confidence reposed in them by the leadership of our party,” he said.

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Acting IGP retains Frank Mba as spokesperson

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Acting IGP retains Frank Mba as spokesperson 

The acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has approved the posting of AIG Hafiz Inuwa as the Force Secretary and member of the Force Management Team. 

This was contained in a statement that was signed by the force Public relations officer Frank Mba and issued in Abuja on FridayThe statement indicated that IGP also approved the re-appointment of CP Frank Mba and Ag. CP Idowu Owohunwa as the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO) and Principal Staff Officer (PSO) to the IGP respectively. The new Force Secretary, AIG Hafiz Inuwa takes over from AIG Mustapha Dandaura who has been redeployed to Zone-7 Police Headquarters, Abuja. AIG Hafiz Inuwa holds a Masters degree in Public Policy and Administration (MPPA). 
Prior to his appointment as the Force Secretary, he was the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone-13 Ukpo -Dunukofia in Awka, Anambra State, covering Anambra and Enugu State Police Commands. 
He also previously served as the Commissioner of Police in charge of Delta and Cross River States, amongst other strategic positions. He is a member of the prestigious National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPPS), Kuru, Jos. CP Frank Mba, a lawyer and a member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), is also an alumnus of the University of Dundee, Scotland – United Kingdom, where he earned a Master’s Degree in Law. An IVLP scholar, he holds a Diploma in Police Strategic Management from the University of Virginia, USA and a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy (FBINA) in Quantico, Virginia, USA. He also holds a Certificate in National and International Security from Harvard University, USA. A veteran Public Relations (PR) practitioner, he is being re-appointed as the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO) and the Image-maker for the Nigeria Police Force for the third time. Acting CP Idowu Owohunwa, the newly re-appointed Principal Staff Officer to the Inspector General of Police (PSO-IGP), holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Studies and Policing from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom. A Chevening Scholar, Ag. CP Owohunwa also holds a Diploma in Police Strategic Management at the University of Virginia, USA and a graduate of the globally recognized FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, USA.  Ag. CP Owohunwa was the PSO-IGP between 2015 and 2016, and to the immediate past Inspector General of Police. This re-appointment marks the third time he is holding the position as the Principal Staff Officer to the Inspector-General of Police. In a similar vein, the IGP has ordered the posting of the following officers; CSP Idris Abdullahi Abubakar as the PSO II to the IGP, SP Isah Abdulhamid as PA-IGP, SP Nura Kabir Hanga as Secretary – IGP, amongst other personal aides.   The statement said the Senior Police Officers are expected to bring their professional and intellectual exposure to bear in assisting the IGP and his Management Team in developing/implementing strategic policing policies and plans, all directed at stabilizing internal security, modernizing police operations and restoring police primacy in the protection of lives and property of citizens. The appointments/postings of the Senior Officers and personal aides take immediate effect.

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Acting IGP promises to provide professional, responsive policing

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*** to restore the primacy of Police in internal security

The acting inspector General of Police Usman Alkali Baba has promised to use his tenure to provide the highest possible level of professional and responsive policing system

This he said will enable the police to give Nigerians safety, treat them with civility and hold their human rights sacred.

Speaking in his remarks during the handing over ceremony at the Force headquarters Abuja, he challenged the citizens to change their mind sets and be prepared to work with the police in the interest of community safety and national security.
“I am mindful of the yearnings of Nigerians for a policing system that will not only assure them of their safety, but treat them with civility and hold their human rights sacred.

“I am fully conscious of the task ahead and His Excellency’s expectations. By the Grace of Almighty Allah (SWT), I shall not let the nation down.
“To the Police officers, I call on you to continue to support me with prayers so that this journey we are commencing together today shall lead us to the desired destination.
“Being appointed to head the largest Police Force in Africa both in terms of personnel profile and operational jurisdiction is to me, more than a fulfilment of destiny.
“It is a call to national duty, particularly, at this critical time that our nation is experiencing increasingly complex and pervasive security threats occasioned by terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, secessionist agitation and sundry highly organized crimes.”
He said though the challenge of leading the Force to address the threats in the shortest possible time frame, restore security order, and return the nation to the path of national unity appear daunting it is achievable.
According to him, inspired by the extensive years of service, I can confidently say that the Nigeria Police is endowed with some of the finest, courageous and patriotic officers who, undoubtedly, shall support me to advance the internal security vision of the President.”

Baba said, he is encouraged  by the fact that the outgoing Inspector General of Police has laid a solid foundation and entrenched a culture of professional efficiency in the Force.

“These will stimulate me in my capacity as the new Acting Inspector General of Police, to strengthen our strategies and provide the requisite leadership that will change the narratives in relation to our operational approach to the current security threats.

“The task of restoring the primacy of the Nigeria Police in the internal security architecture of the country is the main challenge ahead of us.

“It is, however, a task that I am convinced we can surmount if we resolve as a people to partner and present a common front against the subversive and criminal elements who are the common enemies of our nation.”
“As IGP Adamu exits the Force, I call on you all to join me in celebrating one of the greatest policing icons of our time and to put on record our immense appreciation of his laudable contributions to the Nigeria Police Force.”

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