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‘100 Days Not A Realistic Target To Judge Developmental Activities’

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Muhammadu BuhariAlhaji Nasiru Zarumai, the Commissioner representing Sokoto State on the Federal Character Commission, on Sunday said that Nigeria had been put on the right track in the last one hundred days.

“The various tiers of government, all the agencies, both public and private, have also being striving to be more responsive to the yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians”, he added.

Zarumai who spoke in Sokoto at a news conference to mark the first one hundred days in office of President Muhammadu Buhari and the various state governors said “the governments have also been employing various cost saving measures and globally-accepted style of governance”.

“Although one hundred days are not a realistic target within which developmental activities can be judged, they have begun to resurface the kind of change Nigerians had yearned for”, he said.

The Federal Character Commissioner said that Nigeria’s economic indices were tremendously beginning to improve.

Zarumai cited the examples of the improvement in power supply and the renewal of public trust in government.

He said that Nigerians were now more confident in the responsiveness, goodwill and renewed commitment of governments at all levels.

“Nigerians, who voted the government, are happy with the way the government is responding to their expectations.

“We are also beginning to see how the citizens of the country are positively and actively participating in ensuring good governance.

“There is also the rejuvenation of discipline in public service and organisations that were hitherto breaching the federal character provisions are now speedily retracting”, he said.

Zarumai also said that impunity was now longer the norm in the nation as it is “no longer business as usual”.

He also said that the image and respect of the country, locally and internationally, had been bolstered, while more foreign direct investments were flooding into the country.

Zarumai said that Nigeria was winning the war against insurgency, militancy and other related crimes.

”Nigerians are now happily going about their lawful and normal activities without any let or hindrance”, he said.

The Federal Character Commissioner commended the appointment of a renowned don, Prof. Bashir Garba, as the Secretary to the Sokoto State Government by Gov. Aminu Tambuwal.

“This will increase the intellectual capacity of the state government and its ability to function effectively”, he said.

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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has named the newly built Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area after the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

This was made known in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile.

Sanwo-Olu also named the Agboyi-Ketu LCDA after the late Senator of Lagos East Senatorial District, Adebayo Osinowo.

He stated that the recent #EndSARS protests brought out the need for the government to double their efforts and prioritize youth development and empowerment.

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The governor however warned youths against the destruction of the government’s assets built with public funds.

Sanwo-Olu disclosed that the decision of the council leadership in Agboyi-Ketu to name the edifice after Osinowo testified to the contributions he made to the development of the council.

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PDP Governor, Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC

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PDP Governor, Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC

Dave Umahi

Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has commended Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, for joining the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Governor Matawalle who is a governor on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) attributed Mr Umahi’s decamping to “bad blood in the present Peoples Democratic Party.”

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Governor Matawalle made this comment in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Zailani Bappa, on Friday.

He expressed that he would rather commend Umahi for “his bold decision rather than condemn him because everyone feels welcome only in a house where he feels comfortable.”

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You Are A Worthy Successor, Aregbesola Tells Oyetola

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You are a worthy successor, Aregbesola tells Oyetola

Aregbesola and Oyetola

Rauf Aregbesola, former Governor of Osun State and Minister of Interior, has described Governor Gboyega Oyetola as a worthy successor.

In a congratulatory statement in Osogbo on Friday to mark Oyetola’s second anniversary, the Minister said the Osun governor has weathered the storm of governance effectively.

Aregbesola wrote: “I write to congratulate you on the second anniversary of your administration.

“I look back with pride and nostalgia the hard-fought battle of your election and the continuation of progressive administration in the State of Osun.

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“There have been challenges along the line – the inclement national financial weather, the COVID-19 pandemic and others not so significant. But you have weathered the storm admirably and steadied the ship of state.

“The challenges will no doubt present a new format as you step into the third year. These are heightened political participation, pressure to deliver more dividends of democracy and increased demands from the political system. I have no doubt that you will cope nicely.

“Please continue to make the welfare of the people your biggest concern. They are the reason for the state. Without them there will be no government or any political office to occupy.

“Once again, congratulations, as I wish you a resounding success in office and every aspect of life.

“My kind regards to the good wife, Alhaja Kafayat Oyetola and the entire cabinet of the State of Osun.”

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