Former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd.), has urged the media to always verify facts before publishing and broadcasting their stories.
He gave the advice while reacting to reports in a section of the media about the use of bulletproof cars by Adamawa State governor, Muhammad Umar Jubrilla Bindow, in spite of the ongoing economic recession in the country.
Abdulsalami, who was in Yola, the Adamawa State capital for the Regional Conference on Peace Building and Reconstruction in the Chad Basin holding from the 26th – 28th of September, 2016, said, “I have been to Adamawa twice and I was in the same car with the governor on both occasions. I didn’t see any bulletproof cars”.
He, however, maintained that the media has a vital role in assisting Nigeria to reposition itself as a country with a strong commitment to good governance by making public officers accountable to the public.
The former head of State then commended Governor Bindow for his good work in the State and tasked the good people of Adamawa to contribute their own quota by supporting the current administration.
“I have known Bindow before he became governor and I have no doubt that his sincerity and commitment to good governance makes him the right person for Adamawa State.
“Peace is key to the development and growth of any nation or state. It is therefore paramount for all group and religious leaders, youths and every member of the society to support the government in its pursuit for sustainable peace in the region”, he said.
Earlier, the former Head of State was taken round Yola by the state governor on inspection of 66 completed road projects within the capital, initiated and completed by his administration.
Mr. Abdulsalami expressed satisfaction by the infrastructural development and progressive strides recorded by Bindow’s administration in less than 24 months of becoming Governor.
Governor Bindow also informed the former Head of State that there are about 16 road projects in Mubi north and Mubi south, a 35.7km road in Shelleng local government area and 9 more local governments have roads earmarked for commissioning soon.
Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.
The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.
Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.
The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.
“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”
Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun!
My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.
Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer in sha Allah. May Allah forgive & be Merciful to her.
— Isa Ali Pantami, PhD (@DrIsaPantami) November 23, 2020
Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.
The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.
The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.
Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.
He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.
Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims
Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.
According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.
Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.
The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.
He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.
Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.
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