Gov. Peter Obi of Anambra on Friday donated N100 million, three vehicles and other equipment to the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU), Awka, to enhance its development.
Obi said at the presentation of the cheque, two buses, a security vehicle and a 50 KVA generator in Awka, that the gesture would improve the infrastructure in the institution.
“This is part of the state government’s effort to create a better learning environment, and uplift the level of infrastructure in the university”, Obi said.
He said that the administration was committed to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The governor said that his administration was able to save more than N20 billion in its savings account over the years.
Obi presented one million naira to the indigenes of the state studying in the university, while one of the buses was presented to the Student Union Government.
The governor also pledged one million naira to every first class graduating student of the institution.
Responding, the Vice Chancellor of NAU, Prof. Boniface Egboka, who was represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Greg Nwakoby, thanked Obi for the gesture.
Egboka commended the governor for his drive toward transforming the education sector in the state.
“We congratulate you for your most outstanding good governance of Anambra State.
“You have done exceedingly well for the state and for Nnamdi Azikiwe University”, the vice chancellor said. (NAN)
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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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