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Governance Is About Developing The People – Wike



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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has re-echoed the fact that his desire in Governance was about developing the people and giving them a good standard of living.

Governor Wike stated this during a courtesy visit by a delegation from the World Bank NG-CARES Programme Support Implementation Mission for the South-South States at the Government House, in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, 9th March 2022.

Speaking through his Deputy, Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry   Banigo,  Governor Wike  said,  “This is another  strategy that will help us to do more,  for our people so we are committed to it and will ensure the project succeeds,  we are ready to run with the vision looking at the three areas you have highlighted the downtrodden, the vulnerable, people who have suffered so much from the Covid-19 and also looking at food security and  looking at enhancing our small enterprises to improve our business  climate.”

The Governor disclosed that at beginning of the Covid crises he made sure Rivers communities had enough food over the Lockdown.

“A scheme was provided where food was delivered to all the LGAs and it involved the CDC, Chairmen, religious leaders, traditional rulers, the women leaders, it was not a political thing, as it was meant for the vulnerable ones who were most impacted during the pandemic”. Governor Wike quipped.

While expressing his eagerness to lift the people out of poverty and mitigate the effect of the pandemic, he also talked about food security.

“The cassava processing factory was commissioned to improve the business climate in the State and of course, under our Ease of Doing Business Framework, and Policy we support our SMEs in other for them to maximally grow and encourage more investors to the State”. He further said.

In his response, the State Commissioner for Finance, Hon. Isaac Kamalu said the whole idea of the program was to care for the vulnerable, orphans, and the low-income bracket of the society.

He said the programme would help enhance the capacity of our people, especially the business sector with respect to the micro and small-scale enterprises, adding that it was the World Bank’s response to the devastating effect of Covid 19.

Also speaking, the Special Protection Specialist, World Bank, Nnenna Oshagbemi said they were in the State for mission support for Nigeria Covid 19, Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus, (NG –CARES).

She said, “It is a program for results that we are using to support States with what they are doing to recover from the effect of Covid-19, especially as it is related to the socio-economic effect of the crisis that happened, and Rivers State is part of the States that has become eligible to be part of this program.”

Owupele Benebo

Head of Press

Office of the Deputy Governor

Wednesday, 9th March 2022.

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Rivers State Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry Banigo (Middle), with the State Commissioner of Finance, Hon. Isaac Kamalu (3rd Right), the Special Protection Specialist, World Bank, Nnenna Oshagbemi (2nd Right), and others during a Courtesy Visit by World Bank NG-CARES Programme Support Implementation Mission for the South-South States at the Government House, Port Harcourt on the 9th March 2022.

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Rivers State Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry Banigo (Left), exchanging pleasantries with the State Commissioner of Finance, Hon. Isaac Kamalu while the Special Protection Specialist, World Bank, Nnenna Oshagbemi (Right), and others watches on, during a Courtesy Visit by World Bank NG-CARES Programme Support Implementation Mission for the South-South States at the Government House, Port Harcourt on the 9th March 2022.

Rivers State Government House
Office of the Deputy Governor 

Government House Complex 

P.M.B 5050

Port Harcourt

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Adamawa Govt Approves 16.6km Roads Network At 1,000 Housing Estate Malkohi




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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Adamawa State Executive Council at its first 2023 meeting has approved 16.6km roads network at the 1,000 Housing Units Malkohi in Yola South Local Government Area at the cost N3.744b.

According to the resolution of the council meeting presided over by Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, the project was awarded to Messrs Jodas Salamu Global Nigeria Limited.

State Commissioner of Works and Energy, Alh Adamu Atiku Abubakar revealed this to newsmen after the council meeting that held in the Council Chambers, Government House, Yola Monday.

Abubakar added that the road network project which is to be completed in 12 months, is inline with the policies of the present administration to ensuring rural and urban renewal.

The Commissioner further said the Council after deliberations has approved construction and renovation of 12 lots of classroom blocks, laboratories and library in Government Secondary School Fufore.

He said the project awarded at N151m is being spread across 12 independent contractors adding that work will soon commence.

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Gov Fintiri Mourns Apostle Hinjari, Calls For Arrest Of His Killers




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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has expressed sadness over the gruesome murder of Apostle Jerry Hinjari at his residence recently, describing it as a colossal loss. “I am heartbroken and devastated by this senseless loss.”

Governor Fintiri in a statement by his Press Secretary, Mr Humwashi Wonosikou noted that , “Apostle Hinjari while on earth led a purposeful and impactful life. He was an ardent preacher of the word, a passionate soul winner, a transformational leader and a builder of men.”

Though young at heart, the Governor said “He stood tall and had never wavered in continuously delivering messages of hope, talking about boisterous relationship issues and good Christian conduct that found ready expression with the youths. Adamawa community has lost a true soldier in the army of Christ.’’

The Governor who described as wicked the act of his assailants assured that on no account will Government allow enemies of progress have their way and directed security agencies to rise to the occasion and unearthed the killers of the popular preacher.

“Going into elections, we as a Government will do everything humanly possible to ensure criminals have no hiding place. We have worked hard to restore the peace of the State and will not allow hoodlums turn the wheel of progress of Adamawa State.”

He stated that the Preacher will be remembered for his life-changing messages and that the church and indeed the Christian community is elated that he left a worthy legacy behind.

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has also expressed sadness over the death of Abdullahi Duda a former Chairman of Madagali Local Government, describing as shocking the news of his passage.

“Honestly, I lack words; I got confused when I got the message and could not recover, but I had to sum up my courage and strength.”

Abdullahi Duda who was the Interim Chairman before the present leadership in Local Government Councils of the State died on Saturday at the age of 55.

“Abdullahi’s contribution to the development of the state will not be forgotten in a hurry. He was an astute politician who was very loyal. He continued to contribute his quota to the development of the state.”

“On behalf of the government and good people of Adamawa State, I want to express our heartfelt condolences to the family and Madagali community on this great and irreparable loss. He surely paid his dues and the State and Madagali community will always remember him.”

“The State Government under my administration will continue to ensure that the ideals he propagated while alive will continue to be upheld and improved upon,” the Governor said.

The deceased who returned from treatment in India on Thursday died Saturday night.

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God ‘ll Not Forgive Us , If We Fail To Deliver – Gov Mohammed




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Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has stated that God would not forgive elected leaders who failed to use public resources to develop the Society.

Mohammmed stated at Misau Township stadium, while addressing the ruling People Democratic Party members in Misau at the weekend.

He said that the essence of leadership is to judiciously utilize both human and natural resources to the upliftment of the citizenry.

Mohammmed assured people of Misau that if reelected ,he would make sure that both physical and human are given the needed attention.

He said his administration has done its best to make sure that Misau had its fair share of projects which are equally distributed across the state.

“My administration constructed Sade Akuyam road, renovation of hospital and local government Secretariat and construction in Misau town which have been abandoned by the previous administration.

“We try to also emphasizes human development and empowerment which was carried out in all the local government areas in the state,” he said

He said his administration anchored on justice and fairness in demonstrating equitable distribution of people oriented projects across the state.

He pleaded with the people of Misau to re elected him.and promised to reward them if he returned to office.

“Misau is one of the eight local governments out of the 20 in the state that voted massively in 2019.

“I want to again seek for your kind support this time around and I promise to deliver on all my campaign promises to you,” he said.

The Governor was accompanied by the state Party Chairman Hamza Akoshe Akuyam, Campaign Director Mustgapha Farug, former Senate Leader and Bauchi Central Senatorial candidate Sen. Abdul Ningi.and other PDP candidates seeking elective offices .

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