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Senator Faults Composition Of Niger State APC Transition Committee

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NIGER STATE GOV-ELECT, ABUBAKAR SANI BELLO

NIGER STATE GOV-ELECT, ABUBAKAR SANI BELLO

The Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, Barr. David Umaru, queried the composition of the transition committee raised by the incoming APC administration in Niger State to be led by Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello.

In a statement issued Monday, the senator said “The composition of the transition committee in Niger State ought to have been given a more serious consideration. One would ordinarily think our state would have emulated the  principle behind the well-thought out and the readily available template of our party leader and president-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari whose transition committee packs a good deal of patriotism, experience and credibility. Why didn’t we copy from that?

“We must not choose people based on political considerations alone, every individual must have a specific purpose on the committee; for the reason that our people are tired. The PDP, especially in Niger State, wasted 16 years of our time. Therefore, we, who promise change, should not implement the template of the disgraced PDP, lest we enrage our people, disappoint them and get humiliated in a similar fashion”.

He said further, “We must not trifle with this mandate that was freely given to us by the people. We’re obligated to serve them and do right to fulfill our responsibilities.  Finally, please, let’s not go the way of PDP, let’s partner, appoint, and engage good selfless people in Niger State”.

According to Umaru, who was recently sworn in after a legal tussle to reclaim his mandate, “In these moments, proper consultation must be done to recruit credible and capable people.  We must select professionals who can ask hard questions, know where to look and not afraid to do the right thing – individuals who embody selflessness.

“Fortunately, our state is laden with such people, so why didn’t we use them?

“As a senator, one feels concerned to get it right from the beginning. And I’ll be remiss of my duties to sit and watch while my state deteriorates in the ways of the old”.

He noted that “At this transition period, every patriotic citizen is at once hopeful and anxious about what the wave of change is beckoning and how the change managers will proceed from here. It therefore becomes imperative that proper consultations be made prelude to critical decision as this.

“As a newly elected leader, I’m interested, as we all should be, about what’s going on at the national level and especially concerned about my immediate constituency, Niger State”.

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Akeredolu Sacks Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye

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Akeredolu Removes Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye

Governor Akeredolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has sacked the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Kola Olawoye.

This was made known in a statement on Monday by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Segun Ajiboye.

Akeredolu immediately appointed a human rights lawyer, Mr. Charles Titiloye, as the new Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice.

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According to the statement, the Ondo State governor would forward Titiloye’s name to the State House of Assembly for confirmation.

Akeredolu also expressed his appreciation to the sacked commissioner for services rendered to the state.

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Focus On Reducing Poverty, Not 2023 Elections – Peter Obi

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Focus On Reducing Poverty, Not 2023 Elections – Peter Obi

Peter Obi

Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has called on his fellow politicians to put issues of 2023 aside and focus on how to rescue the country from the current economic crisis.

Obi said that solving the economic problems of Nigeria was more important than political permutations geared towards the next general elections.

The former Anambra State Governor stated during an appearance on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.

Also Read: Recession: Nigeria Is Broke, Can’t Afford 2021 Budget – Atiku

He expressed that the next election has no impact on people’s current livelihoods.

Obi also blamed President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for not adequately preparing Nigerians for the impact of COVID-19, stating the monies borrowed by this government were not properly put to use.

“Every other country is discussing the recession and how to pull their people out of poverty.

“So what we should do now is to concentrate on the monetary and fiscal policies to start pulling people out of poverty,” Obi said.

 

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Recession: Nigeria Is Broke, Can’t Afford 2021 Budget – Atiku

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Recession: Nigeria Is Broke, Can’t Afford 2021 Budget – Atiku

Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has expressed that the Federal Government should reconsider the 2021 budget owing to the recession.

Nigeria officially entered into its worst economic recession in 33 years after the nation recorded a GDP contraction of 3.62 percent in the third quarter of 2020.

He stated that Nigeria is broke and cannot afford the luxurious items in the N13.08 trillion budget proposal.

Atiku in a Twitter thread on Sunday stated that COVID-19 only complicated an existing economic problem.

Atiu went on to express that had President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration listened to advice, the recession could have been avoided.

Also Read: Recession: SERAP Asks Buhari To Cut Cost Of Governance

“We could have avoided this fate by a disciplined and prudent management of our economy.”

“This could have been avoided had this administration taken heed to the patriotic counsel given by myself and other well-meaning Nigerians on cutting the cost of governance, saving for a rainy day, and avoiding profligate borrowing,” Atiku said.

He further said that now is not the time to trade blames but to focus on ways to manage the situation and called on Buhari’s government to “swallow its pride, and accept its limitations, so that they can open their minds to ideas, without caring who the messenger is.”

 

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