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Emir Of Bauchi Tasks NIPR To Proffer Solution To National Challenges

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The Emir of Bauchi, Dr Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu on Thursday pleaded with the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) to use its expertise to assist authorities in overcoming the numerous challenges confronting the country.

The Emir was speaking when he granted an audience, President, Vice President, Council member and officials of the Bauchi chapter of the Institute who paid him an advocacy visit at his palace in Bauchi.

Dr Rilwanu Adamu believed that, NIPR as a professional body specialised in public relations can play a critical role by educating Nigerians on ways of addressing national challenges especially the insecurity.

He said Nigerian Institute of Public Relations as a noble profession it impact on the lives of populace cannot be over emphasized particularly in crisis management for better living.

The Emir therefore called on members of the institute to consider total adherence to the ethics of the profession as their watchword for the image of the profession and for peaceful coexistence among Nigerians regardless of religious differences.

“I am highly delighted to receive you and to welcome you to my palace this afternoon, going by the number of challenges facing our country especially the insecurity, I think NIPR can play a role in overcoming the problems.”

Dr Rilwanu Adamu who welcomed the hosting of the forthcoming National Annual General Meeting of NIPR in Bauchi, pledged his council’s support for the success of the programme.

On his part, the President, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Alhaji Muktar Sirajo explained to the Bauchi Emir that NIPR was mandated by the law to set parameters of knowledge to enable people practice public relations in Nigeria accordingly by regulating their conduct.

He said the visit to the Emir’s palace is to brief him officially on the preparation for the forthcoming AGM of the Institute scheduled for 20th, March, 2021 and to seek for his support for smooth conduct of the event.

“It will interest His Royal Highness to know that in the 60 years history of NIPR, this is the first time for a state in the North East to be giving opportunity to host such event and we are here in this palace for a number of reasons.”

“We know the significant of Bauchi to Sokoto caliphate, we know the significant of Bauchi to the North East region and we know the significant of Bauchi to the country and the accommodating nature for Bauchi people.”

The NIPR President said as part of the relationship building strategy of the institute, NIPR will continue to do it best to ensure the country restore its lost glory where people can relate with one another without consideration to religious differences.

The Vice President of the Institute who is the Chairman, National Organizing Committee of the forthcoming AGM, Assistant Comptroller General of Customs, Mr Bashir Adewale Adeniyi told the monarch that his committee is satisfied with the commitment of the Bauchi chapter towards the conduct of the programme in Bauchi.

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Former Perm Sec Commissions 4.6km Damare Road, Lauds Fintiri’s Achievements

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A retired federal permanent secretary and elder statesman Alhaji Ahidjo Bamanga has lauded Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri for his outstanding achievements in 3 years which have uplifted the status of the state

He was speaking during the commissioning of 4.6km ATV Damare road in Girei local government area.

Speaking shortly before the commissioning Alhaji Bamanga applauded the Governor for his commitment towards changing the fortunes of the state.

The elder statesman described Governor Fintiri as a committed, result oriented and great achiever who has salvaged the state from the shackles of underdevelopment urging all Adamawa people to support him for continuity.

Earlier Governor Fintiri said the 4.6km road is part of the landmark achievements in the deliveries of the urban renewal campaign of his administration.

The Governor said government has developed a two way approach to infrastructural strides which is urban renewal and rural infrastructure and community development and it will not rest on its oars till it achieves that.

He proudly noted that Adamawa is wearing a beautiful look and has fast become an investment hub for investors.

While pledging to continue to flag off and commission projects till the end of his tenure he reiterated his resolve to ensure that no one is left behind and nothing is left untouched.

Commissioner of works and energy development, Adamu Atiku
said the 4.6km ATV Damare road is strategic and important as it has ameliorated the plight of commuters and opened up the area for development.

There were goodwill messages from the District Head of Girei, Dr Ibrahim Ahmed Mustapha, and chairman Girei Local Government Council Judah Amisa and Baba Salam.

High points of the event was a display of three hearty cheers from corp members who are major beneficiaries of the road which leads to the NYSC orientation camp Damare.

The Governor while inspecting the road had a stopover at the NYSC camp and was cheerfully welcomed by the corp members.

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Accountability: Nat’l Lottery Trust Fund Emerges 2nd Best Compliant Agency In Nigeria

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Dr Bello Maigari, the Executive Secretary , National Lottery Trust Fund, has said that the Agency emerged the second best accountability compliant in Federal Government Agency’s Anti Corruption and Transparency Units ( ACTU) in 2021.

Dr Bello Maigari made the agency’s stand clear in a statement issued on Monday and signed by Muhammad Auwal Adam, Media and Puɓlications unit of the Trust Fund.

Dr. Maigari equally stated that the agency was the fourth best compliant among the government MDA in efficiency and transparency in the workplace.

“In less than Three years of the constitution of the Unit, the agency scored 84.45% to emerge the second best compliant in agency category in Nigeria and the fourth best compliant MDA with systems and processes put in place to promote efficiency and transparency in the workplace”. Maigari said.

According to Dr. Maigari, the success is attributed to the efforts put by the agency’s Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU).

The Executive Secretary stated that the development equally followed the high standards of transparency and accountability collectively exhibited by the management and staff of the agency.

Similarly, Federal Government has lauded the National Lottery Trust Fund for gigantic intervention in National Sports Development and urged other government MDAs to emulate.

According to Dr Bello Maigari, the commendation followed the giant intervention so far made by the agency in promoting nation’s sport.

He said that over N574m worth of sports equipment procured by the National Lottery Trust Fund and distributed to over 2000 selected public primary schools across the country.

He noted that the significance of the intervention would go along way in promoting good causes and sport Development among Nigerian Youths.//

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Ishaka Dedan Reelected As Adamawa NUJ Chair

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The Adamawa state Council of the Nigeria union of Journalists, NUJ Saturday held its election which saw the emergence of Ishaka Donald Dedan as the Chairman for the second term.

This was announced by the Chairman, Electoral Committee of the twenty twenty two election, Comrade Bashir Liman at the N UJ’s Secretariat, Press Centre Yola.

The returned Chairman, Comrade Ishaka Donald Dedan polled one hundred and ten votes to defeat his rival Comrade Kate Aliyuda who polled seventy two votes.

Meanwhile, Comrade Fidelis Jockthan polled one hundred and twenty votes to clinch the position of Secretary defeating his closest rival Jonathan Filibus who polled seventy three votes.

The office of the treasurer was won by Joy Diamond Leka with one hundred and sixteen votes beating her rival Felicia Amos who polled thirty seven.

Other positions of Auditor and Assistant Secretary were unopposed.

The newly elected leaders were administered oath of office by Barrister Sunday Wugira.

In an inaugural speech, the Vice Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalist, North East zone, Comrade Zare Baba charged the new executive to carry every body along and eschew bigotry and favoritism.

In an acceptance and victory speech, the Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Comrade Ishaka Donald Dedan who thanked God for the victory pledged to play an open door policy.

Comrade Dedan who solicited prayers and support of the members urged them to advise them where necessary.

Speaking, the Permanent Secretary ministry of information, Barrister Isuwa Misali who congratulated the new executives to work together towards forging the union forward.

Other speakers at the event who presented their good will messages include NUT state Chairman, Comrade Rodney Nathan, representative of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN Adamawa state Chapter and Radio Television Theatre and Art Workers Union, RATTAWU.

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