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The Seeds of Nigeria’s Current Problems were Sown During Obasanjo’s Time – Senator Owie

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A former Chief Whip of the Senate and founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Rowland Owie has alleged that the problems facing the country presently – both the security and other governance related issues – are deeply rooted in the eight-year tenure of President Olusegun Obasanjo.

He also slammed the ex-National Chairman of the party, Dr. Ahmadu Ali, alleging that his tenure created the present security challenge in the country where members of the Boko Haram have killed many and had properties destroyed.

The senator was replying to Ahmadu who had during the week castigated the Goodluck Jonathan led government as a failure. He stressed that Ali as PDP National Chairman and former President Olusegun Obasanjo as President of the country created all these problems, adding that the present administration inherited them.

Senator Owie’s allegations appeared in a text message which he was reported to have sent to Vanguard where he said, among other things “I was amused when I read the comments credited to Col. Amadu Ali, that if government was up and doing, that there would have been no cases of massacre in Mubi etc. How could Col. Ali say that when the problems today both in government and our party the PDP were created by the Obasanjo government that forced Col. Ali on the PDP as national Chairman.

“All the ideals of the founding fathers of PDP were rubbished totally during the tenure Ali as National Chairman of PDP. How can the smoke call the kettle black? The major part of the problems of Nigeria today and that of PDP as a party, were sowed in the 8yrs of Obasanjo government and the period of Col. Ahmadu Ali’s headship of PDP.”

 

 

 

Source: Vanguard

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  1. innocent Maduka Okoro

    November 20, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Ahmadu Alli is seeking relevance because he thought that the present administration will be business as usual,so the govt of the day will forget the atrocities his son committed in the oil sector and not charge him to court now the govt has done that the govt is a failure. Between the govt of the day and Ahmadu Alli who is a failure? A man that is a trained soldier that failed to train his son very well but chose to train him in the act of stealing has no moral right to accuse the govt of the day,so Ahmadu Allii Shut Up.

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BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Appoints Olaleye As LASPOTECH Rector

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BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Appoints Olaleye As LASPOTECH Rector

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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed Dr. Oluremi Nurudeen Olaleye as the new Rector of the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH).

The appointment was announced in a statement from the office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education and signed by Omolase Yejide, Head Public Affairs on Monday.

Also Read: Sanwo-Olu Moves To Scrap Pension For Ex-Lagos Governors, Deputies

Mr. Olaleye was earlier interviewed by the Institution’s Governing Council and subsequently recommended.

He is to serve five years single tenure will take effect from 1st December 2020 at the expiration of the tenure of the Acting Rector, Mr. Olumide Olusola Metilelu.

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WORLD TOILET DAY: HYPO TOILET CLEANER SEEKS END TO OPEN DEFECATION

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With the global calculation of about 4.2 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation and at risk of deadly diseases globally, Hypo Toilet Cleaner in celebration of the World Toilet Day, rehabilitated and maintained over 50 water closets in three high traffic areas in Lagos State while providing access to free usage to encourage the use of public toilets and reduction of open defecation 

2020 World Toilet Day in Nigeria is themed: “Sustainable Sanitation and Climate Change.

While demonstrating its contribution towards curtailing the global sanitation crisis and achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 6: “water and sanitation for all come 2030″ , Hypo took the World Toilet Day sensitisation and awareness campaign to Berger, Oshodi and Ojo area, offering free defecation service at these identified public facilities.

L-R: Mr. Opeyemi Awojobi, Sponsorship Manager- Tolaram Group,Mrs. Adenike Adebayo, maintenance manager Ojodu Berger Toilet; Mrs Sola Hassan, Director Public Health Education, Lagos State Min of Health;Mr Akintayo Akinseloyin, Brand Manager Hypo Toilet cleaner and Mrs Olasunkanmi Fasilat, Cleaner Ojodu Berger toilet during the Hypo Toilet cleaner maintenance activity to commemorate 2020 world toilet day in Lagos.

The three days long activity which was organized with the participation of the Lagos State Ministry of Health is geared towards building the trust of the public towards utilizing  public toilets while also bringing into their consciousness the need to ensure good maintenance and hygiene culture in these facilities to curtail the spread of deadly infectious diseases and encourage more usage.

Speaking at the event at Ojodu Berger Motor Park Toilet facility, the Brand Manager, Hypo Toilet Cleaner, Akintayo Akinseloyin, said with the huge infrastructural deficit in terms of toilet facilities across Nigeria, according to statistics, there is need to create massive sensitisation around behavioral change towards using safe toilets and eschewing open defecation. 

“We have decided to take over the cleaning and management of over 50 Water Closets in Berger, Arena market in Oshodi and Trade fair, all in Lagos state for the first phase of our programme. We shall be deploying our resources including the Hypo toilet cleaner to keep the toilet sparkling, attractive and germs free. By so doing, people who make use of the facilities can have a positive view of public toilet and develop a taste for using it when there is need for it.”

“Today we want to build people’s trust in using public toilet facilities, discouraging the act of indiscriminate defecation in open places while working towards the objective of a hygienically safe environment for all.

The Director, Health Education, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Shola Hassan commended Hypo on its partnership with the state government in discouraging the culture of open defecation, unhygienic practice among the people thereby keeping infectious diseases around the environment at bay.