Rivers State Executive Council has formally approved the offer made by Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, to build, furnish and deliver a brand new campus of the Nigerian Law School in Port Harcourt to the Council of Legal Education.
The State Executive Council gave the approval for the construction of a brand new campus of the Nigerian Law School campus in Port Harcourt, at its meeting presided over by Governor Wike at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Saturday.
Rivers State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Professor Zacchaeus Adangor, who briefed journalists after the council’s meeting, explained that one of the conditions prescribed by the Council of Legal Education was that the offer made by the Governor of Rivers state must receive the unambiguous approval of Rivers State Executive Council .
“I am happy to announce that the Rivers State Executive council met today and at the end of the council’s meeting, and upon due consideration of the memo presented by the Honourable Attorney General, Rivers state executive council has formally approved the offer made by government to build, furnish and deliver a brand new campus of the Nigerian Law School in Port Harcourt to the Council of Legal Education.”
He further informed the Executive Council has also authorised the office of the Attorney General of the State to also sign a memorandum of understanding with the Council of Legal Education, specifying all the conditions and signalling the approval of the Rivers State government to undertake the construction of the new Law School campus in Port Harcourt.
Adangor said a major advantage of having a Law School in Port Harcourt is that it will address a national problem, which is the lack of carrying capacity of the existing campuses. And also broaden the chances of qualified applicants seeking admission into the Nigerian Law School.
The Rivers State Attorney General expressed optimism that the new campus will promote legal education and re-establish Rivers state on the map as the centre of legal education in the country.
He recalled that the offer to establish a Nigerian Law School campus had earlier been made to the government of Rivers State under the previous administration, but for inexplicable reasons, that offer was rejected.
“It is therefore quite reassuring to the people of Rivers state that the Wike led administration has more or less redeemed the injustice done to the people of Rivers state by the previous administration, by having a campus of the Nigerian Law School sited in Port Harcourt.”
Governor Wike had during the flag off ceremony for the construction of facilities at the Yenegoa campus of the Nigerian Law School by the Rivers state government on June 4th, offered to build, furnish and deliver a brand new campus of the Nigerian Law School in Port Harcourt if the Council of Legal Education will give the approval.
That offer was followed immediately with a letter from the officer of the Attorney General of the State to the Council of Legal Education, making a formal application for the establishment of a campus in Port Harcourt.
Subsequently, the governor also wrote a letter to the Attorney General of the Federation stating the facilities which the Rivers State government will undertake to provide at the new campus.
The Council of Legal Education met on 18th June, and after extensive deliberation and discussion on the application of Rivers state government , the council resolved unanimously to recommend the approval of that application to the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami ,SAN, who also endorsed the establishment of a campus of Nigerian Law School in Port Harcourt.
Adamawa: CDD Joins Awareness Campaign Against Gender-based Violence
As part of activities commemorating 2023 16 days activism, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has sensitized Adamawa people on Violence Against Women and Girls VAWG.
The sensitization exercise begins with road walk from Bekaji roundabout to Jimeta modern market, Yola-North Local Government Area on Wednesday.
Mrs Amina Auwal, the team lead who spoke on this year’s theme: Unite, “invest to prevent violence against women and girls” described the commitment of stakeholders as the symbol of unity against Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the state.
She urged stakeholders to unite and reduce the rate of GBV in the state.
“This VAWG is like a cancer, it is eating up the community gradually but when it has been cut off completely we will have society free of GBV.
“We appreciated the CDD for sponsoring the programme of being able to sensitize the public to bring to an end the menace of VAWG”, she said.
Mrs Rose Zinas, Desk officer GBV, National Orientation Agency (NOA) urged parents, guardians and stakeholders to take advantage of the theme of the year and to invest on women and girls-child.
She said these would help them to have something doing to reduce over dependent on husband’s and parents as well as end violence against them.
Zinas called on the women to also be proactive in looking for something doing and not to be a liability.
In her remarks, Lubna Dodo, representing Federation of Women Lawyers Association, FIDA appreciated the contribution of CDD in the fight against GBV in the state.
She explained that the mission of the road walk is to create awareness on the theme of this year activism.
“This means invest by educating the girls-child and empower them with the knowledge and skills to succeed in future.
“These will go along way by reducing their vulnerability to violence anywhere they find themselves “, she said.
Dodo further said that the passage of Violence Against Person Prohibition (VAPP) law and Child Protection law as well as ongoing sensitization for implementation have also help in reducing the rate of GBV in the state . News Hunter.
Adamawa Govt Approves 42km NYSC Camp – Borong Road Project
By Muhammad B. Muhammad
The Adamawa State Executive Council Wednesday approved reconstruction of 42km road stretching from National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp in Damare to Borong community.
The feeder road project which covers the 2 LGAs of Girei and Demsa will cost over N836m.
The State Commissioner of Education, Dr Umar Garba Pella disclosed this while briefing newsmen shortly after the council meeting that held in the Government House, Yola.
Dr Pella said the project was awarded to Hydro Source and Resource Nigeria Limited and has the completion of period of 12 Months.
The Commissioner further disclosed that the council has approved over N117m variation for the construction of modern laboratory at Specialist Hospital, Yola.
Pella explained that the project was initially awarded at over N578m adding that the variation was to cover the cost of increased price of building materials.
The Wednesday’s 8th 2023 Council Meeting was presided over by the State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.
Bauchi SEC Approves Construction of 2 Flyovers , 200KM Roads
Bauchi State Government has unveiled a plan for the construction of sixteen strategic roads worth about one hundred billion naira across the state.
The project also comprises two flyovers at the busiest areas of Wunti and Central Market to beautify and decongest the city centre.
These among some other rural roads construction project across the state’s three senatorial zones were part of the resolutions made during State Executive Council Meeting presided over by Governor Bala Mohammed.
Some of the project that make a total of two hundred kilometers include two point six kilometers Sabon Kaura Birshi Gandu road, four point five kilometers Zango-Gwallagan Mayaka access road, one point seven kilometers Bayara township road, rehabilitation of Disina-Adamami road in Jama’are local government area and Dualization of A.D Rufa’i College to Misau town road among others.
Briefing journalists on the outcome of the meeting, the commissioners of Works and Transport Ibrahim Galadima and his counterpart of Special Duties and Rural Development Faruq Mustapha said the projects have been awarded to confitent contractors in line with developmental initiative of Governor Bala Mohammed led administration.
Also during the meeting, the Council has ratified and approved for upgrading of four palaces of Emirs of Bauchi, Ningi, Jama’are and Dass at sum of two point two Billion naira under the State Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
The commissioner of the ministry Ahmed Sarki Jalam said the move was to creat a conducive environment for the traditional institutions to discharge their duties.
The council has also approved a memo for the 2024 Medium Term Expenditure presented by the commissioner ministry of Budget and Economic Planning Aminu Hammayo as well as a memo presented by the commissioner of Commerce, Trade and Investment Mahmud Baba Ma’aji on the preparation for the forthcoming Northeast Joint Trade Fair in Bauchi State.
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