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Kwara donates land for Federal Fire Service school, North Central Regional office

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Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has agreed to allocate land for the establishment of the proposed Federal Fire Training School and regional office for the north central to be sighted in Ilorin, the state capital.

AbdulRazaq also said additional fire service stations would be established in the northern senatorial district to complement the ones in Ilorin, in the central, and those in Omu Aran and Offa in the south.

The Governor announced these on Tuesday when the Comptroller General of the Federal Fire Service Dr Liman Ibrahim paid a courtesy visit on him as part of the ongoing 10th national council on fire hosted by the Kwara State Government.

AbdulRazaq said the government would also embark on capacity building for officers of the state fire service as a corollary to the ongoing renovation of the Fire Service Station on Unity Road in Ilorin being done by his administration.

Ibrahim, for his part, thanked the governor for hosting the national council on fire as well as the ongoing renovation of the fire station.

He had earlier urged the Governor to establish new fire stations in other senatorial districts of the state to curtail any fire outbreak in the state.

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Presidency Reveals Why Buhari Did Not Speak on Lekki Shooting In State Broadcast

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The Presidency, on Saturday disclosed why President Muhammadu Buhari did not mention the Lekki toll gate shooting in his nationwide broadcast addressing the issue of #EndSARS.

Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed that his principal did not mention the shooting because it would be “premature and presumptuous.”

The Fidelinfo gathered that, Adesina, while appearing on Channels Television’s programme, Politics Today, explained that the shooting was being investigated by the military.

He said: “The Defence Headquarters issued a statement to say that it was investigating the matter. Lagos State Governor has also set up a probe panel to investigate what really happened.

“So, the President couldn’t have said anything because it would be premature and presumptuous while investigation is ongoing.

“It is after investigation has been concluded that he can speak on the matter.”

Buhari had received some backlash from Nigerians over his silence on the Lekki shooting recorded carried out by soldiers.

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Curfew: Kwara Govt Exempts Essential Workers

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The Kwara state government has exempted essential workers from the 24-hour curfew in the state.

The state government said the exempted essential workers are media workerse, bankers, health workers and others.

The Fidelinfo gathered that development was contained in a statement made available by Harriet Afolabi-Oshatimehin, Hon. Commissioner for Communications

The statement reads:

“This is to exempt persons who qualify as essential workers from the 24-hour curfew declared by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.

“Those covered in the exemption are health workers; media workers (journalists); petrol station workers; bankers. Such persons would only be accorded such privilege if they present their valid (work place) identity cards identifying them as such.

“The government regrets the inconvenience the curfew may cause the citizenry but it is necessary to maintain law and order at this critical time.

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UPDATED: Kwara Gov, AbdulRazaq Imposes Curfew In Ilorin

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The Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has imposes a curfew in the state capital starting from 12 midnight on Friday.

The Fidelinfo gathered that the governor made the announcement while addressing the state on Friday.

The curfew becomes necessary as thugs invades government warehouse and looted palliatives and relief materials.

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