The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to ailing Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba State, Silvanus Giwa, yesterday dispelled rumours that his boss had gone blind as a result of injuries sustained in a self-piloted aircraft last year warning those peddling the story to desist forthwith.
Giwa said such unfounded rumour is capable of creating confusion in the minds of the people and urged Tarabans to ignore it.
“When our governor called me last Sunday during his 52 years birthday anniversary, he asked me to tell Tarabans that God has really answered their collective prayers. He said I should tell them that he has fully recovered and that he can now walk round and do certain things on his own without the support of anybody”, he said.
Mr. Giwa added that the acting governor, Alhaji Garba Umar, who only just returned from a trip to the US recently where he met the governor, confirmed that there was significant improvement in Suntai’s health condition compared to when he visited him in Germany and commended him (Umar) for footing the hospital bills of his boss right from the day of the crash till date.
Giwa said the acting governor had completed a number of projects across the state, adding that plans have been finalised to construct 20 kilometer roads in each of the 16 local government areas of the state.
He also noted that the Takum General Hospital project which was initiated by the Jolly Nyame administration and continued by Suntai, is billed for commissioning by the acting governor soon.
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Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry
In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.
This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.
The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.
There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.
The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.
He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.
“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”
It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.
It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.
She died at the age of 81.
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