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BUK hosts ECOWAS Parliamentarians, eulogises Senator Barau

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By: Michael Mike

The management of the Bayero University Kano (BUK) on Thursday hosted members of the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) at the new site of the institution.

The parliamentarians’ visit to the university was part of the activities lined up for the Second Extraordinary Session of the Sixth Legislature of the Parliament holding in Kano.

The Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Sagir Adamu Abbas and other management of the institution received the parliamentarians at the Abubakar Rasheed Senate Building.

During the visit, Professor Abbas commended the parliamentarians for the visit, saying “this is the first time that we will be receiving the entire ECOWAS Parliament.”

Describing Senator Barau as a politician par excellence, he enumerated the several interventions of the lawmaker in the university, adding that he has contributed immensely to the institution’s development.

“He has contributed immensely to the development of BUK. He is a politician par excellence. To my knowledge, he has impacted positively on the lives of the people he is representing. Apart from paying for school fees for students, he has attracted projects to the school,” he said.

He listed the projects to include a four-story building, over 20 kilometres of road, streetlights, and a laboratory, among others.

He called on the parliamentarians to facilitate the collaboration of universities in the subregion to address the developmental challenges facing the member states.

“We need the political intervention to collaborate with other universities in the subregion in the area of research for the development of member states,” he said.

The First Deputy Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament and the Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Barau Jibrin, explained that the second extraordinary session of the ECOWAS Parliament was brought to Kano to get the assembly closer to the masses.

” The parliament of the entire West Africa is now in Kano and now in BUK because of the importance of the institution not only to Kano but the entire country,” he said.

Describing education as the bedrock of society, he said any society without a sound educational system is doomed.

Senator Barau, while commending the university’s management for the transformation in the institution, said the ECOWAS Parliament will support the university in addressing some of the challenges.

The Fourth Deputy Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament, Billay Tunkara, extolled the virtues of Senator Barau and thanked the university for conferring an honorary doctorate on the Deputy President of the Senate recently.

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VP Shettima To Lay Foundation For NEDC Headquarters In Maiduguri

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VP Shettima To Lay Foundation For NEDC Headquarters In Maiduguri

  • Flags Off Agric Inputs Distribution, New Road Network Wednesday

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Vice President Kashim Shettima will tomorrow, Wednesday, June 19, lay the foundation stone for the permanent headquarters of the North-East Development Commission (NEDC) in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

In furtherance of the commitment of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration to the North East’s sustainable development through holistic security, reconstruction, food production and job creation programmes, the VP will also flag off the distribution of essential agricultural inputs and equipment procured by the NEDC tomorrow.

Senator Shettima is also expected to inspect progress on the first phase of construction on the 27km Jere Bowl Road Network in Mafa/Jere local government area, just as he will also perform the groundbreaking ceremony for the second phase of the project.

State Governors, lawmakers, traditional rulers and dignitaries from across the region are expected to join the VP at the event.

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ECOWAS Lightens Gambia Community with Solar Power

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ECOWAS Lightens Gambia Community with Solar Power

By: Michael Mike

A wave of excitement filled the air in Mamud Fana South, Gambia, as residents celebrated a new era of clean and reliable electricity with the commissioning of 77 Solar Home Systems (SHSs).

This life-changing project, implemented by UNIQUE ENERGY, was made possible with the financial support of the ECOWAS Commission through the ECOWAS Special Intervention Fund (ESIF), implemented by ECREEE.

For years, residents of Mamud Fana have struggled with limited access to electricity. This often meant evenings spent in darkness, limited opportunities for education and a struggle to power basic appliances. 

Now, the project lights up Mamud Fana South, bringing solar energy to over 1,000 residents. Each household has been equipped with a solar panel, battery storage, inverter, sockets, and lighting bulbs. This new energy source will allow them to power their homes, use appliances, and potentially develop small businesses.

The installations were commissioned on Saturday, June 15th, 2024, in the presence of Mr. Francis Sempore, ECREEE’s Executive Director, Mr. Emmanuel Correa, Representative of The Gambia’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and Mr. Njaga Ceesay, Business Development Manager at UNIQUE ENERGY.

The project demonstrates the positive impact that renewable energy solutions can have on rural communities across West Africa.

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Chairman Nangere calls for prayers for leaders in the Tikau emirate

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By:Yahaya Wakili

The Executive Chairman of Nangere local government area in Yobe state, Hon. Samaila Musa FCNA, has called on the people of the local government to use the Eid-el-kabir occasion to pray for His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Yobe state, Hon. Mai Mala Buni CON (Chiroman Gujba), Nangere local government, and Tikau emirate council.

Hon. Samaila Musa FCNA, who is also the Walin Tikau Emirate Council, disclosed this in his Sallah message to the people of Nangere local government area at Eid-el-kabir praying ground in Nangere.

The chairman charged the people of the local government to embrace the spirit of love and tolerance and live in peace with one another.

“Nangere local government is known as number one in the state in farming and hard work and has urged the people to pay more attention to farming and rearing as the rainy season commences.

Hon. Samaila Musa also called on the people to abide by the law and order, with a view to building peace and unity among the citizens of the local government, the Tikau emirate council, and Yobe state in general.

“Nangere local government is the most peaceful local government in the state; therefore, he urges the people to intensify prayers to our leaders to be guided aright for increased peace, security, and prosperity of our local government, our emirate, and our state in general.” Wali said.

He warned the people of the local government to avoid encroaching on the cattle roads in order to avoid a clash between the farmers and headers in the area.

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