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Jonathan Commissions 200-Unit Modern Police Housing Estate •Decries Naming Of Project After Him While Still In Office

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timthumb.phpIt was another milestone achievement for the Nigeria Police under the leader of the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar when President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday commissioned a multi-million naira police housing estate in Idimu, Alimisho Local Government Area of Lagos State.

Comprising 200 units of 3-bedroom flats, the estate named “Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Police Housing Estate,” was built under a Public-Private Partnership, PPP, scheme financed by Aso Housing and Loans and developed by Remax developers.

A visibly elated Mr. Jonathan, while speaking during the commissioning ceremony, said this was the first time in Nigeria’s history that the Police would embark on such a laudable project. He also stressed that his administration remains committed to improving the standard of living of all police officers in the country, irrespective of rank or status.

The president hailed the PPP initiative saying it was the only way government could achieve many of its goals of providing much needed infrastructural amenities.

Mr. Jonathan commended the leadership of the Nigeria Police for “taking the initiative to develop an estate for its members. Not only is this commendable, it is remarkable because it goes a long way in complementing the efforts of the Federal Government in providing low cost housing for the citizenry.”

“This government places huge emphasis on housing, because the housing sector has the potential of increasing the productivity of every person. A viable housing sector creates jobs and enhances employment opportunities,” the president said.

He also noted that one of the ways in which government was looking at to improve the standard of living of police officers in the country, was to embark on massive transformation of all barracks in the country.

“This will cost the government a lot of money to achieve, but at the end it will be worth it,” he said.

While appreciating the police boss and his management team for naming the estate after him, the president noted that it would have been better for him to be receiving such honours after leaving office.

Earlier in his remarks, Mr. Abubakar disclosed that the housing units which would be made available for different cadres of police officers, was completed over a period of eight months.

Though he did not mention how much the project gulped, the IG declared that each flat would be given out to interested police officers at N8 million with interest buyers expected to repay through a mortgage scheme made available by the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN).

The IG pointed out that similar estates were currently being replicated in other parts of the country including Abuja, Kaduna and Kano for police officers.

Alluding to the fact that one of the major challenges confronting police officers all over the country is the issue of accommodation, Mr. Abubakar appealed to the FG to ameliorate the sufferings of his men by constructing more barracks across the country and rehabilitating the existing ones.

“It is only with the aggression of the Federal Government that acute housing shortage of the police can be tackled,” he stated.

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  1. whonogo

    July 20, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    How do you build a police barrack with federal government money and name it after yourself ? is this not foolishness ?

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BREAKING: Police Arrest Suspects As Explosion Rocks Wike Father’s Church

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BREAKING: Police Arrest Suspects As Explosion Rocks Wike Father’s Church

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An explosion has reportedly rocked a church belonging to the father of Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

The Rivers State Police Command has however announced the arrest of three suspects who allegedly detonated explosives at a Pentecostal church, Christain Universal Church International, located at Mile 3, Diobu area of Port Harcourt.

Also Read: Buhari Will Set Nigeria On Fire If He Doesn’t Implement People’s Demands —Wike

The act was reportedly carried out on Saturday night and detonated the explosives suspected to be dynamite.

According to reports, a significant part of the church was damaged by the explosion, which created panic in the area.

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Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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 Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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Kidnappers on Friday abducted the wife of Olugbenga Ale, Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

According to reports, she was kidnapped around Owena after the Joseph Ayo Babalola University while on her way back to Ondo from Lagos State.

Also Read: Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

The police spokesman in the state, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the news to Channels Television on Friday.

This development is coming about twenty-four hours after a first-class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government, Oba Isreal Adeusi, was murdered by suspected kidnappers.

 

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TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities

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The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.

The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.

Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%
cashback.

TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
gaming experience.

The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
absolutely enjoy.

The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.

The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.

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