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NIDCOM Condemns Trafficking of 10 Nigerian to Ghana

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NIDCOM Condemns Trafficking of 10 Nigerian to Ghana

By: Michael Mike

Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa has condemned in strong terms, modern day slavery (human trafficking), following the intervention on 10 Nigerian girls trafficked to Ghana for prostitution., under the guise of “sales girls. “

Dabiri-Erewa said this when she visited Ghana to address the rescue of Nigerian girls trafficked to that country, as she commended the Chairman Board of Trustees (BOT) of NIDCOM, Ghana, Chief Calistus Elozieuwa and his team.

According to a statement on Monday by the Gabriel Odu of the Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit of NiDCOM, also present in Ghana were the representatives of the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, represented by the Deputy Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Amara Iwuanyanwu, and the Commissioner for Women Affairs of Imo State, Mrs. Nkechinyere Ugwu.

The Eze Igbo of Ghana, Chukwudi Ihenetu and Chief Calistus Elozieuewa, Chairman BOT, Ghana and the NIDO Team were also present.

The statement said the team were received by the Acting Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana , Amb Adeoye Ifedayo.

Dabiri-Erewa emphasized the need for a permanent solution to eradicate human trafficking in Nigeria, adding that: “We must declare a war against human traffickers”.

She urged parents to always question the whereabouts of their children when taken away by relatives or friends and encouraged collective efforts to ensure traffickers are named and arrested.

The NiDCOM Boss further mentioned that the rescued girls would be handed over to NAPTIP, who will in turn hand them over to their various states for total counselling and rehabilitation.

Acting Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Amb. Adeoye Ifedayo, commended the Nigerians in Diaspora Organization (NIDO) in Ghana, and stressed the need to do everything to put a stop to human Traficking.

Meanwhile, the representative of the Imo State Governor, Rt. Hon Deputy Speaker Hon Amara Iwuanyanwu reiterated government’s commitment to the welfare and wellbeing of the rescued girls.

Also, the Plateau State Governor represented by the Commissioner for Women Affairs also pledged to cater to the welfare and full rehabilitation of the stranded girls.

The delegation also met with the high echelon of the Ghanaian Police who pledged total cooperation in the war against human trafficking. The entire team later met with the girls.

The news of the situation of the girls went viral after being intercepted by the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) in Ghana, which promptly alerted NIDCOM, leading to the swift intervention.

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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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Senator Lawan consoles the families of Karege, his former COS

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By: Yahaya Wakili

President of the Ninth Senate, Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan, Ph.D., GCON, Sardaunan Bade, Yobe North Senatorial District, was today in Damaturu, the capital of Yobe State, to condole with the family of his former Deputy Chief of Staff, Alhaji Mohammed Mamman Karage, whose demise occurred on Friday night.

Alhaji Mohammed Mamman Karage died after undergoing heart surgery at the Ahmadu Bello Teaching Hospital in Zaria, Kaduna State. Alhaji Karage, aged 65, was survived by two wives and children.

The President of the 9th Senate was joined on the condolence visit by the Deputy Speaker of the Yobe State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Yau Usman Dachia, the Chairman of the National Assembly Service Commission, Engr. Ahmed Kadi Amshi, and his former Chief of Staff, Dr. Babagana Aji.

Others include: Member representing Karasuwa constituency, Hon. Adamu Dala Dogo; Yobe State Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Hon. Mohammed Gagiyo; his former Special Adviser on Budget, Alhaji Suleiman Jamo; and Chairman, Bade local government administration council, Hon. Ibrahim Babagana, amongst others.

During the visit to his family, Senator Ahmed Lawan offered his deepest sympathies and urged them to find solace in the deceased’s memory and legacies, which he left behind through the countless lives he touched. He prayed for Allah’s (SWT) guidance and support to enable them to bear this immeasurable loss.

“May Allah (SWT) grant Alhaji Mohammed Karage’s soul eternal rest in Aljannatul Firdaus.

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