The Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, has contributed N11m for the education of the eight children of his deceased police orderly, Inspector Mohammed Azare.
Azare, who hailed from Bauchi State, collapsed and died last week Monday at the entrance of the Government House in Maiduguri.
Shettima, made a personal donation of N5m to the fund, the state Deputy Governor, Usman Durkwa, contributed N1m, commissioners gathered N2m while chairmen of the 27 local government areas in the state contributed N100,000 each bringing their contributions to N2.7m.
A total of N10.7m has so far been raised. Aside the fund, the late orderly’s family was placed on a monthly feeding allowance by the governor.
Shettima also created a committee that comprised a representative of the late orderly’s extended family, one of his closest friends, and a security official to manage the funds gathered as joint signatory to a dedicated bank account for the purpose of funding the education of the children over a period of time.
The governor also released fund to an aide to settle all debts the late orderly might be owing anyone in line with Islamic rites.
Shettima also directed that the late orderly’s widow be allowed to retain her husband’s apartment in the Government House till the end of his tenure or such a time an alternative arrangement would be made for them.
A government delegation was sent to Azare by the governor last Tuesday to condole with the extended family members of the deceased.
Shettima had attended the deceased’s funeral in Maiduguri on Tuesday and received condolences from the Shehu of Borno, the state executive members of the All Progressives Congress, and some officials.
The governor described the late Azare as one of the finest policemen he had ever known, describing him as extremely dedicated and God-fearing throughout the time they worked together since his first term in 2011.
The late policeman was said to have spent about 26 years in the force before his death.
BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Approves Full Reopening Of Lagos Markets
The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the full reopening of all markets across the state to enhance trade and commerce and mitigate the hardship of recent times.
The statement was made available by the governor’s Senior Special Assistant on New Media, Gawat Jubril on Tuesday.
The Governor in the statement noted that both food markets and non-food markets can reopen every day of the week.
Recall that the state government had regulated the opening of the markets to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
In the statement on Tuesday, the Governor urged traders and their customers to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 protocols for their safety.
#EndSARS Protests Politically Motivated – Kogi Governor
Bello made the statement when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, on Tuesday.
Bello said the protest was sponsored by politicians who are benefitting from the disruptions caused by the demonstrations across the country.
The governor said Nigerians do not need a soothsayer to tell them that the protests had a political undertone even after the government agreed to the demands of the agitators.
“Dear Nigerians, let me tell you, what is happening today, this so-called #EndSARS is politically motivated,” he said.
“Whether anybody says it or not, I am saying it once again and you can quote me anywhere, anyday and I will prove it to you.
“Why will you demand five items and you and granted and you refuse to take it.. which struggle, agitation or uprising across the world has ever succeeded without leadership?.
“100 per cent, I agree (with the agitations of the protesters) but if you look at what is happening today, you will have no option than to classify it as politically motivated”.
According to him, it is a “ploy to set we the youths of this country against one another.”
Hoodlums Loot Abuja NYSC Office
The National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC) orientation camp in Kubwa, Abuja has been reportedly attacked by some hoodlums.
According to reports, the orientation camp was invaded in the early hour of Tuesday, October 27.
It was reported that the hoodlums upon arriving at the NYSC camp at about 9 am today, blocked the major roads, and ordered motorists to follow another route.
According to reports, the hoodlums were seen with mattresses, plastic chairs, rice, groundnut oil, and other items walking around the camp.
Military and police officers have cordoned off the area and there have been shooting there. A military helicopter is reportedly hovering around the area.
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