President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state have both received strong backing from the Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi ll.
This was made known by the Emir on Tuesday while delivering his speech at the traditional Hawan Nassarawa, held at Africa House, Government House Kano.
The emir assured that the federal and state governments would continue to enjoy loyalty and support from Kano Emirate Council for the overall development of state and the nation in general.
He called on Kano state government to come to the rescue of farmers whose farmlands were recently invaded by strange insects in some villages in the state.
Sanusi further appealed to the state government to initiate more health programmes and projects with a view to protecting its people from diseases.
He urged Muslims to uphold the spiritual lessons learnt from the month of Ramadan to shape their lives.
The emir also called for rigorous sensitization campaign among youth, noting that “We need to enlighten our youth to understand the importance of peace and unity.”
On his part, the state Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje called for peaceful coexistence between Kano indigenes and non-indigene communities, saying “In Kano, the non-indigenes are our brothers. We always see them as partners in progress.
“They are contributing to economic development of the state and therefore, we must live in peace with one another. I urge the non-indigenes to consider Kano as their home and live in peace with their host communities.”
He said, “I am glad to inform the world that from 2014 to date Kano has not recorded any case of polio in the state. Government and Kano emirate council have been up and doing to ensure that the state is free from polio diseases. Still on health, present administration was able to complete Giginyu Specialist and Zoo road hospitals.
“All the needed health facilities have been procured and are being installed by experts. President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to commission the two hospitals and Madobi underpass road soon.”
He said Kano state government had done a lot in improving the security of lives and properties in the state, noting that government had donated 27 Hilux patrol vans to police and 17 to Nigerian Army respectively.
“Also our efforts has resulted in the conversion of Falgore forest into a training ground by the Nigerian Army. Government has also constructed seven observation centers with capacity of accommodating 80 security personnel at different entrances of Kano,” he said.
Source: ( PM News )
Akwa Ibom Governor Constitutes Judicial Panel To Probe Police Brutality
Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Emmanuel Udom has set up a judicial panel of inquiry to probe cases of police brutality in the state.
This was announced in a statement signed by the secretary to the State Government, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem.
He stated that the decision was part of resolutions reached at an emergency of the State Executive Council meeting on Monday.
This is coming following days of #EndSARS protests across the country.
Members of the panel include; Justice Ifiok Ukana (Rtd) Chairman, Ms. Manti Umoh Representative of Civil Society Organizations, Mr. Harris Udoh, (a representative of the protesters, Barr. Bassey Essien CP(Rtd), Senior Retired Police Officer, Barr. Omen Bassey, youth representative, Comrade Aniedi Michael, National Association of Akwa Ibom State Students Worldwide President – Student Leader Tony Iji – National Human Rights Commission, and Mfon Edemekong Esq. Ministry of Justice ~ secretary.
#EndSARS: Show You Understand Youths’ Plight, Obasanjo Tells Buhari
Obasanjo made this remark when he visited Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, at his palace in Ile-Ife, Osun State, on Monday.
He described the #EndSARS protest as the product of an extensive agitation by the Nigerian youth.
He said the youths are clamouring for a better life and there are several ways the government can show it understands their plights by making things easier for them.
“More than 65 percent of our population is under within the ages of 18 and 30; they are not only struggling to acquire education, they are also aspiring for the best that life can offer them,” Obasanjo said.
“Some of them didn’t even get educated, while those who are educated are getting frustrated because of lack of opportunities. We must realize that the lid on the boiling steam would have to be removed.
“But, I believe that there are windows of opportunity which the government can explore to show that it cares about the people’s welfare, especially the youth, as the father of the country and particularly, as the father of the youth.
“Fortunately, the president has children and he knows how youths behave. I believe that the opportunities can still be taken to let the youth know that he, as a father, understands their plight and that his government understands their plight and he is ready to make life better for them.”
Tinubu Hails Protesters, Carpets Hoodlums, Pleads For Cessation
The APC National leader also commended Nigerian youths for the level of organisation that went into the protests, saying it showed a new level of consciousness that could strengthen Nigeria’s democracy.
He, however, warned the protesters against creating a platform that would lead to the destruction of Nigeria’s democratic process.
Tinubu pointed out that protesters must not abuse their right of demonstration by impeding the country’s democratic rights.
He, however, stated that the protesters must admit that President Muhammadu Buhari had “acted with commendable dispatch by not only scrapping SARS but also accepting the five-point demand that triggered the protests.”
He said it would only be fair for the youths to call off the protests and give the regime a chance to implement the reforms they had demanded.
Tinubu urged the youths to be careful not to fritter away the considerable gains they had made within a very short period with “lack of moderation and strategic thinking.”
He also condemned hoodlums who had begun to take advantage of the protests to perpetrate violence and disrupt civil life.
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