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Bauchi Inaugurates Youth Parliamentarians Forum

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Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly Abubakar Y Sulaiman has said that youth participation in politics is a great panacea to nation building and development of every society, hence the need for them to actively participate in politics.

He made the remarks while inaugurating the Bauchi State House of Assembly Chapter of the Youth Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) which took place during opening ceremony of a 2-day Consultative Workshop on Framing A Youth Policy Advocacy Agenda organized by the Forum at Hazibal Suites, Bauchi, today.

The Speaker stated that youth are the backbone of the development of every society, hence their participation in politics and election into Parliaments will surely make the Legislature which very crucial arm of government, to be representative, all parts of society.

According to him, when young people occupy leadership positions especially in the Legislature, good results are assured because youth have a lot of ideas on nation building.

He said that Bauchi House of Assembly has been a youth friendly and supports all policies and initiatives that will enhance the life youth and motivate them to join politics.

While commending the founders and leaders of the Forum for providing a national platform where young parliamentarians from National Assembly and States, who are the future leaders of the country, meet and share ideas on nation building and democracy, the Speaker Abubakar Y Suleiman appreciates the contributions of development partners such European Union, Westminster Foundation for Democracy and International Alert for their contributions toward intiating the Forum.

In his remarks the Chairman of Youth Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) Hon. Kabir Tukura said that the Forum was created to enhance the quantitative and qualitative participation of young persons in parliament and in the decision making process.

He added that inauguration of YPF is a response to global need of bringing young persons closer to decision making points and harnessing their potentials for future leadership necessities.

According to him, so far the Forum has inaugurated its Lagos and Enugu States Chapter while Bauchi State Chapter is the third to be inaugurated and first in the Northeast.

Hon. Tukura who asserted that youth are the drivers of leadership and democratic process, urges them to make sure they are part of every decision but exercise decorum in their civic engagements.
He commended the Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly for his commitment at the State and national level as the Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of Legislatures of Nigeria.

At the end of the inauguration, Member representing Bauchi Central Constituency Hon. Jamilu Umaru Dahiru was elected as the Chairman of the Bauchi State Chapter of the Forum while member representing Jama’are Constituency Hon. Saleh Muhammad emerged as his Deputy.

In his acceptance remarks, Hon. Jamilu Umaru Dahiru thanked his the Forum and his colleagues for giving him the opportunity to contribute his quota toward the development of youth and the society.

He assured that they will try a their best in delivering the mandate giving to them and ensure that they encourage youth to participate in politics.

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Bauchi Labour Union Hails Gov Bala For Timely Wage Approval, Urges Judicious Use

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The Bauchi State Chapter of the Nigeria Labour Union has commended Governor Bala Mohammed’s recent approval of wages for civil servants in the state.

The acting Chairman Comrade Ibrahim Mai Kuɗi praised the gesture during a press briefing, noting that civil servants are thrilled with the support, especially with the Sallah celebrations approaching.

Comrade Mai Kuɗi emphasized that this gesture is a worthy celebration, considering the current economic challenges facing citizens nationwide.

He encouraged civil servants to use the Sallah gift judiciously, acknowledging the state government’s efforts to alleviate workers’ hardships.

The labour leader also appealed to the state government to extend similar gestures to pensioners, who have served the state diligently and deserve equal consideration.

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June 12: ALGON Chairman, Jauro Appreciates Gov Kefas For Transparent Governance 

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The Executive Chairman of Jalingo Local Government Council and ALGON Chairman in Taraba State, Animu Jauro Hassan on behalf of the council extended their heartfelt congratulations to Governor Agbu Kefas on the occasion of Democracy Day.

In a statement signed and released to newsmen in Jalingo on Wednesday, Hassan said the leadership of Governor Kefas has been a beacon of hope and progress for the people of the state.

He maintained that Kefas’s commitment to democracy and the well-being of his people has brought about significant advancements in various sectors, fostering growth and development across the state.

The statement continues to say “As we celebrate Democracy Day, we reflect on the values of freedom, justice, and equality that underpin our society.

“Your dedication to upholding these values through transparent governance, inclusive policies, and community-driven initiatives is commendable and inspiring,” it praised Kefas.

According to the statement, under Governor Kefas’s stewardship, Taraba State has witnessed remarkable achievements in education, healthcare, infrastructure, and economic development. 

Additionally, the statement noted that Kefas’s vision for a prosperous and harmonious state has galvanized efforts toward sustainable development and improved the quality of life for all citizens.

“On this day, we honor not only the spirit of democracy but also visionary leaders like you who work tirelessly to ensure that democracy thrives in our beloved state. 

“May your tenure continue to bring peace, prosperity, and progress to Taraba State, and may your leadership serve as a model for democratic governance across Nigeria,” it prayed for the Governor.

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CCNE Congratulates President Tinubu, Urges Him To Improve On Security, Economy 

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By Sani Yarima 

The Concerned Citizens of the North East (CCNE) has extended its warm congratulations to President Bola Tinubu on his first anniversary in office. 

This milestone marks a significant point in Nigeria’s democratic journey, and the CCNE commends the President for his leadership thus far.

In a statement issued by Lawrence Bilal Audu, Director of Corporate Communications, the CCNE urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) government to intensify efforts in addressing the pressing issues of bad governance in local government areas.

The organization emphasized the need for the government to prioritize the welfare and well-being of citizens at the grassroots level, ensuring that the dividends of democracy are equitably distributed.

The CCNE also called on the government to redouble its efforts in tackling the challenges of security and economic development. 

The organization stressed that the nation’s progress is contingent upon the safety and prosperity of its citizens and implored the government to implement policies and programs that promote sustainable economic growth and ensure the security of lives and properties.

Expressing optimism in the Tinubu-led APC government’s ability to overcome current challenges, the CCNE believes that with renewed commitment and dedication, Nigeria can be propelled towards a brighter future. 

The organization once again congratulated President Tinubu on this milestone and looks forward to seeing more progress in the years ahead.

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