Students across Kwara State public schools are to get free notebooks as part of government’s efforts to deepen access to quality education and ease the burden on the parents, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has said.
Speaking with the state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) late Wednesday, AbdulRazaq said the sums of N70m was released to the Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development to produce the notebooks and make them available to students in public schools for free.
The step effectively ends years of complaints of lack of writing materials by indigent students.It came a day after the education ministry conducted open bids for renovation of 31 public schools across Kwara State.
“I went to some schools where the students have no reading materials. That is why we set aside about N70million to make sure that books get to the students and they will soon start distributing them,” AbdulRazaq said.
Responding to appeals by the NUT for the governor to look into issues affecting them, AbdulRazaq promised to look holistically into the welfare of the civil servants including teachers who he said are key to the future of the children.
Toyin Salihu, the NUT Chairman in Kwara State, commended the Governor for his unique leadership of the state which he said has resulted in prompt and full payment of workers’ salary since he assumed office.
He then pledged their support for the government to realise its policy objectives in the education sector.
KW-IRS Holds First Ever Virtual Meeting With Over 900 Staffs
The Kwara state internally generated revenue service Executive Chairman Holds First Virtual Field Feedback Meeting With All Staff.
This was disclosed via the officer page of the group on Twitter, The statement reads:
“The Executive Chairman, Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS), Shade Omoniyi, held a multiple channels Virtual Field Feedback meeting on Wednesday 26th of August 2020 with all Staff of the Service across the State. The first of its kind meeting with over Nine Hundred (900) of her staff since the outbreak of COVID-19, became imperative to discuss and re-address some matters arising from operations of the Service and other general issues concerning activities of the Service and staff.
“In her opening remarks during the maiden virtual meeting, the Executive Chairman emphasized that the Virtual Zoom enhanced meeting became the best option to meet with all staff and at the same time, comply by the Covid-19 protocol of maintaining social/physical distancing; a safety measure to further curb the spread of coronavirus in the State.
“The Executive Chairman at the interactive meeting appreciated and reassured staff of her relentless attention and concerns over their welfare and other observations raised from various quarters since she assumed office.
“She appealed to staff to share the understanding that the world as a whole is facing unprecedented challenges and setbacks which have also inflicted negative effects on the KW-IRS, following an inevitable downward review of the State’s 2020 fiscal budget.
“She however urged staff to remain steadfast, work assiduously, and as a formidable team to overcome the harsh and ripple effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic on both the State and the KW-IRS as a revenue generating agency.
“Staff who contributed during the interactive virtual meeting expressed their expectations, demanding quick-fix approach for more achievements to be recorded, and also shared sincere appreciation to the Executive Chairman for her consistency in revenue … drive in the State since the beginning of the year 2020 despite the unpleasant fallout from the rise of the Pandemic.
“The Staff also recounted their unquantifiable joy over the Executive Chairman’s consistency in the payment of salaries as and when due and the reassurance of better days ahead, while pledging continuous support to her and the State in full commitment and the drive towards an enhanced revenue generation and in building an enviable State Internal Revenue Service and Kwara as a whole In her closing statements, the Executive Chairman noted that she looks forward to a more dedicated work environment, imploring staff to desist from unfounded rumor peddling and being confrontational; instead, staff should be more engaging, seek clarifications on matters and be better informed on every issue, while she assures her speedy consideration of all pending matters raised during the virtual meeting especially those bothering on Staff well-being.
Your Grace Is Unique, Comrade Liman Celebrates 9jaParrot Publisher On Birthday
Your Grace Is Unique, Comrade Liman Celebrates 9jaParrot Publisher on Birthday
As you step into your new age today, I would like to wish you a life time full of success, happiness, healthy, that won’t ever change.
Someone as amazing as you, deserves all of their dreams come true. Your birthday deserve to be a *national holiday* because you are unique and special, may your birthday and everyday be filled with warmth of sunshine, the happiness of smile, the sound of laughter, the feeling of love and care.
I pray success shall be your way,may this new year comes with blessing and wash your worries, sorrows away. May this new year be full of grace and blessings, awaiting you right away.
May you have the reasons to keep smiling and shining like a star that never fades away.
I wish you Happiness and fulfilment in a better way.
I also pray for Almighty Allah’s protection, guidance over you, may HE cleanse your heart of hatred, envy, greed, pride, and fake life. May you always be guide to see the good in others.
My wish for you forever is to keep making astounding strides in life.
Words cannot describe how much I believe in your ability to succeed.
Thank you for being so truly great with the amazing personality you portrayed. Your grace cannot be snatched as it’s unique in every way.
Your heart cannot be snatched as you give love freely anyway.
Once again, Happy Birthday Mal. SAEED TIJJANI
Notorious kidnapper, Evans, Sentenced To Death By Hanging
Lagos High Court has sentenced notorious kidnap kingpin, Chikwudubem Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, to death.
The court gave this judgement on Monday.
Evans was arrested in June 2017 and arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and kidnapping.
The Lagos State Government had said Evans conspired on February 14th, 2017 at about 7.45pm at Ilupeju, Lagos, to kidnap one Donatus Dunu and collect €223,000 for his release.
According to the police, Evans managed to escape arrest for seven years.
He was, however, arrested after a police special squad caught up with him at his No. 3, Fred Shoboyede Street, Magodo, Lagos home.
The kidnap kingpin then confessed to being responsible for many high-profile kidnap cases in many states of the country, especially Lagos State.
He also confessed to earning money running into billions of naira from his unlawful activities, having charged some of his victims up to $1 million each as ransom.
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