By Ahmed Ahmed
The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) has urged Governor Bala Mohammmed of Bauchi state to support the institutes on its proposed amendments act 5 of 2007.
This was in a statement signed Mr
Nelson Olagundoye Head, Corporate Communication & External Relations
Of (CIBN) made available to Journalists on Wednesday in Bauchi.
The statement pleaded with the Governor to support the proposed amendment of the CIBN Act No. 5 of 2007 when presented to the National Assembly.
It also encouraged the Bauchi State government to absorb Banking and Finance graduates/ACIB qualification holders into the State Civil Service in view of the immense value they will bring into public service.
It said the Gov. Commended the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria for donating a 160-Seater lecture theatre at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, ATBU.
The statement said Governor Mohammmed made the commendation while receiving the CIBN team led by Dr. Bayo Olugbemi, President/Chairman of Council who paid him a courtesy visit, at his office of the Governor, Bauchi State.
According to the statement, Governor Bala applauded the efforts of the institute and indeed the banking industry for its various contributions to the development of the state, especially in helping its government in revenue drive for the state.
It said the Govenor’ s administration will continue to support the institution’s activities would collaborate with CIBN on capacity building for its relevant workforce in the state.
It explains that Mohammedsaid the State is one of the peaceful states in the north-east of the country.
“Also, the government of Bauchi State will be willing to share our own experiences dealing with governance at both the state and the local levels.
” So, we will extend the hand of any relationship with the CIBN in exploiting their judiciary and collaboration to organize training and workshops on issues of mutual concern,” the statement said.
The statement said that CIBN President told the Governor the CIBN’s readiness to collaborate with the Government in organizing an Annual Seminar for Judges on Banking and Allied Matters for the Bauchi State Judiciary.
According to him, CIBN would leverage on its over 20years experience of running a similar Programme for all the judges in the Country in collaboration with the National Judicial Institute.
It also said that the Institute would be most willing to partner with the relevant ministries of the state government to enhance the capacity of their personnel in the area of banking and finance.
He also said that the state should take advantage of the numerous experienced professionals in the Banking industry that can help handle various projects and initiatives of the State while the Institute will readily avail the Government nominations for such assignments.
Bandits Chase Residents Out Of Kaduna Village For Failing To Pay Tax
Residents of Kidandan community in Giwa Local Government area of Kaduna State were chased out of their ancestral homes in their hundreds over the weekend for failing to pay tax to bandits.
The bandits had raided their community for hours, shooting indiscriminately, resulting in the killing of many residents and abduction of many others.
Some survivors told reporters that the bandits, who had previously terrorized the community, increased their aggression after some farmers failed to pay the levies imposed on them.
The Kaduna State Police Command did not respond to the inquiries made about the incident, as the Command’s spokesman, ASP Mansur Hassan, promised to call our correspondent back but had not done so at press time.
A resident, who preferred anonymity, said: “For the past six days, bandits have been frequenting Kidandan. But this attack was particularly devastating. They instilled terror, stole belongings, and abducted our people.
“Every resident of Kidandan lives in extreme fear. Our women and children are leaving in large numbers. The sudden and unplanned exodus is striking. They seek safety, heading to Zaria and other seemingly secured areas to stay with friends and relatives.”
It was alleged that instead of a permanent security presence, patrols were the only form of occasional security in the community.
This, it was alleged, allowed the bandits to strike whenever they sensed the absence of security operatives.
The Kaduna Bombing Incident Will Not Be Swept Under The Carpet – Ribadu
The National Security Adviser (NSA) Nuhu Ribadu has visited the Tudun Biri village of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State to commiserate with the people over bombing incident.
While 85 persons were confirmed dead in the strike and scores were injured in the most recent military mishap, Ribadu and the lawmakers are commending the commitment of security agencies to reducing the security challenges in the region.
The NSA who was in the village on a fact-finding mission, assured that the bombing incident will not be swept under the carpet. He promised that a holistic investigation would soon commence to avert the recurrence of such an incident.
“We are here to physically see and also talk directly to the people, victims, and families and make an assessment for the Federal Government. It is a tragedy and misfortune. But it has happened. What matters is: how we move forward, what we going to learn from here, and what exactly we need to do,” Ribadu added.
He commended Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State for his display of maturity and leadership in handling of the unfortunate incident, particularly in providing relief materials and other logistics to the victims.
Kaduna Bombing: Northern Lawyers Vow To Sue FG
Lawyers, under the auspices of the Concerned Northern Forum, have vowed to institute legal action against the Federal Government, demanding the payment of adequate compensation for the victims of Tudun Biri bombed by the military airstrikes in Kaduna State.
Recall that over 120 villagers were killed while celebrating Maulud last Sunday night.
Speaking for the Northern Lawyers Forum, Barrister Nafi’u Abubakar, noted that the forum would ensure that the families that suffered irreparable loss as a result of this unfortunate incident get justice.
Nafi’u, while addressing newsmen in Kaduna on Saturday, urged the Federal Government to take immediate and decisive action to ensure a thorough and independent investigation into this incident.
“It is imperative that those responsible are held accountable for their actions, and measures are put in place to prevent any recurrence of such incidents in the future.
“We also urge the Nigerian Army to reevaluate its rules of engagement and training procedures to prevent the loss of innocent lives during military operations. It is vital that the Nigerian Army, as a defender of the nation, exercises utmost caution to avoid any further instances of collateral damage and civilian casualties,” he said.
The forum, with over 600 members, extended their deepest condolences to the families who lost their loved ones during the tragic incident.
“We stand united with them in their grief and pledge our unwavering support in ensuring justice is served.
“The Concerned Northern Lawyers Forum will work tirelessly to pursue legal means to claim the compensation that is owed to the victims,” he said. Vanguard.
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