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Police Train 612 Officers To Combat Cultism, Kidnappings, Electoral Violence Across Six Geo-political Zones

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Police Train 612 Officers To Combat Cultism, Kidnappings, Electoral Violence Across Six Geo-political Zones

As IGP Charges Trainees to Deploy Expertise, Cascade Knowledge to Others

The Nigeria Police Force has concluded the training of Six Hundred and Twelve officers from across the 6 Geo-Political zones on effective strategies for combatting cultism, kidnapping and electoral violence in the country ahead of the 2023 general elections.

CSP OLUMUYIWA ADEJOBI, Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, in a statement on Tuesday, added that “the training which held at 6 different venues in each of the 6 geo-political zones was organized by the Nigeria Police Force in collaboration with Wan Diyos Limited, a consulting firm, and had renowned members of the academia as well as a retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police, DIG Hashimu Ibrahim Argungu (Rtd.) as resource persons.”

The training workshop which held between Saturday 7th January and Wednesday 18th January, 2023, probed historical antecedents as well as contemporary issues and solutions to the challenges of cultism, kidnapping, and electoral violence.

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, emphasized that the training is germane in light of the upcoming general elections to prepare officers to train their men on vibrant tactics to identify and decimate threats to election security management.

The IGP also assured that the training and retraining of police personnel for election security management and professionalism, in all areas of modern policing, will be a continuous project even after the 2023 general elections.

The Inspector-General of Police charged the trainees to deploy the expertise gained from the workshop towards improved management of cultism, kidnapping and election related violence even as he directed them to ensure the knowledge cascades to other officers and men serving in their respective stations/units for a wholistic approach to election security management during the 2023 general elections for free, fair, credible and acceptable elections.

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Minister flags off the construction of 250 housing units in Yobe

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Minister flags off the construction of 250 housing units in Yobe.

By: Yahaya Wakili

The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Arc. Ahmed Musa Dan Giwa, has flagged off the construction of 250 housing units at Renewed Hope Estate in Yobe State.

Represented by Engr. Abdullahi Jijjani Gwarzo, the minister outlined the composition of the Renewed Hope Estate, which includes 50 units of 1-bedroom semi-detached bungalows, 150 units of 2-bedroom semi-detached bungalows, and 50 units of 3-bedroom semi-detached bungalows.

“Designed with flexibility in mind, these units can be expanded as the financial conditions of the homeowners improve, ensuring long-term suitability and affordability” he said.

The Minister charged the developers, including Katalyst Dynamics and Contracting Co. Ltd., Jikantiti Nigeria Limited, MB Yalwa Contractors Ltd., and 2 Horses Ventures Limited, to adhere strictly to the project specifications, emphasizing the importance of quality and timely completion within three months.

Engr. Gwarzo underscored the economic impact of this housing initiative, noting that each housing unit’s construction can generate an average of 25 direct and indirect jobs, potentially creating over 6,500 jobs through this project.

He expressed gratitude to Governor Mai Mala Buni for the provision of land at no cost, significantly reducing housing unit costs, and demonstrating effective governance.

Speaking at the occasion, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State appealed to the federal government to look into our request that the Yobe State government acquire the 208 housing units earlier constructed in Damaturu by the federal government with a 50 percent discount.

He expressed gratitude to His Excellency President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, for providing Nigerians with decent accommodation, especially in states like Yobe State.

“This administration constructed 2,350 housing units in the seventeen local government headquarters as well as other towns in the state.

Buni appreciated the minister for the kind consideration of Yobe State in the first phase of the program, adding that it is a clear demonstration of commitment toward the provision of housing to the people.

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Governor Buni Launch Construction of 250 Renewed Hope Housing Units

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Governor Buni Launch Construction of 250 Renewed Hope Housing Units

By: Mamman Mohammed

Yobe state Governor His Excellency Hon. Mai Mala Buni CON, has appealled to the Federal Government to sell the 208 housing units in Damaturu to the state government.

He made the appeal today at the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of the 250 Renewed Hope Housing Estate of the Federal government.

The governor said the houses should be sold to Yobe state government “at 50 percent discount on the cost of construction to enable us further allocate the houses to the victims of insurgency on owner-occupier basis” he said.

“It may interest the Honourable Minister and of course this gathering to note that the construction of Green Economic City with the aim of integrating residential and commercial areas in a sustainable way to uplift the status of Damaturu as a modern city is in the pipeline”.

“We have as a matter of deliberate policy patronised local contractors, dealers in building materials, and artisans. We also patronised the state-owned Sahel Aluminum Company for the supply of roofing sheets. This is to create employment opportunities, contribute to the local economy, and to fast track the recovery programme.

“I, therefore, wish to appeal to the Honourable Minister to kindly consider our local contractors, Building materials merchants and artisans to locally source for the materials and manpower, to further give our people a sense of belonging and ownership of the Renewed Hope agenda.” Governor Buni said.

The governor congratulated and appealled to the contractors to ensure that they execute quality projects that would stand the test of time so that there is value for money, and to be of benefit to the people.

“I also urge the good people of Yobe state to extend our renowned culture of hospitality and cooperation to the contractors to ensure timely and successful completion of the project” Governor Buni said.

Arc. Ahmed Musa Dangiwa, the Minister of Housing, commended Yobe state government for providing the land, representing 30 percent of the project cost.

Represented by the minister of state, Engr. Abdullahi T. Gwarzo, assured that the project would be executed within the stipulated time frame for the beneficiaries to enjoy the project.

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An Open letter to Mr. President

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An Open letter to Mr. President

Dear Mr. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu,

We write to bring to your attention the exemplary dedication and sacrifice of our national president of APC-IGG, Amb. Musa Muhammed Tsoken. His tireless efforts and unwavering commitment to the party and the nation are truly remarkable.

Amb. Tsoken’s selflessness, leadership, and vision have inspired countless individuals, and his contributions to the party’s success cannot be overstated. His ability to bring people together and build bridges has been instrumental in fostering unity and progress.

We strongly believe that his exceptional qualities and dedication make him an ideal candidate for a significant appointment in your administration. Recognizing his efforts with a suitable appointment would not only be a well-deserved honor but also a testament to the value your administration places on hard work, loyalty, and dedication.

We respectfully urge you to consider Amb. Musa Muhammed Tsoken for a fitting appointment, acknowledging his sacrifices and commitment to the party and the nation. His inclusion in your administration would undoubtedly bring valuable insights and expertise, further enriching your team.

Thank you for your time and consideration. We eagerly look forward to seeing Amb. Tsoken’s contributions recognized and rewarded.

Sign;

1.Prof. Prince Michael Ikupolati, Chairman, Professors of the APC Initiative for Good Governance,
2.Prof. Zems Mathias, Member Professors of APC-IGG,
3.Isaac Jacob,
Media Aide to Amb. Musa Muhammed Tsoken.

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