The Osun State Government has declared openly its readiness to begin data capturing to enhance proper profiling of herders residing in the state.
The state government said the massive enumeration and headcount of migrants and immigrants in the state is to strengthen the cordial relationship and peaceful co-existence between the Fulani/Bororo herders and Yoruba crop farmers.
This was disclosed shortly after a meeting convened by the leadership of the State Committee on Peaceful Co-existence Between Fulani/Bororo farmers and Crop Farmers held with the heads of Fulanis and Bororos known as “Serikis” at the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security in Osogbo.
The Serikis pledged their cooperation and support to the government and pledged their readiness to continue to live peacefully with the people of their respective host communities in the state.
Addressing journalists shortly after the meeting, the Chairman of the Committee, Mudasiru Toogun, said the decision was necessary as part of efforts to update the statistics and data of immigrants living in the state.
He said the initiative would help to determine the population of the immigrants to prevent any form of security threat that may arise from the unchecked influx of migrants.
Toogun noted that the initiative would further help to give the government insight into necessary infrastructural facilities to be done to support the Fulani and Bororo immigrants living in the state.
The Chairman of the Committee who applauded the participants who were largely heads of Fulanis and Bororos said the Administration of Governor Gboyega Oyetola would leave no stone unturned to ensure peaceful cohabitation between Yoruba farmers and Fulani/Bororo herders.
Toogun said the state had worked out a modality to begin the issuance of identity cards to Fulanis and Bororos living in the state as a means of identification, confirmation and authentication, saying the initiative would further help to stem the tide of incessant security challenges.
Teenager Drags Father To Police Over Alleged Defilement
A 14-year-old girl (name withheld) has reported her father to the men of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly defiling her.
It was gathered that the incident happened in the Ikorodu area of the state and police operatives attached to Ipakodo Division, Ikorodu, have since arrested the teenager’s father, one 45-year-old Kayode Adeyanju.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, made this known in a statement on Monday titled, ‘Lagos Police Arrest Man For Defiling Daughter.
“The survivor personally reported the case at Ipakodo Police Station, Ikorodu on the 7th June, 2021, after her horrible ordeal in the hands of her father and the police operatives arrested the suspect.
“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has condemned the act and ordered that the case be transferred to the Gender Unit of the Command for further investigation,” the statement partly read.
“Sen. Lola Ashiru Is A Great Democrat, Committed To Service” – AbdulRazaq
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has congratulated Senator Oyelola Ashiru on his 66th birthday anniversary, calling him “a great democrat, an accomplished technocrat, and a fine parliamentarian who is committed to the service of his community and fatherland”.
In a congratulatory message for the senator representing Kwara South, the Governor called him a team player and a statesman who has used his expertise and experience as an A-list architect to promote Kwara for decades. He is one of the state’s success stories in the private sector.
“On behalf of the people and government of Kwara State, I join family, friends and associates of the distinguished senator to celebrate him as he added another year. He stands out for his long-standing passion to serve the public. Apart from his outstanding legislative performance, which is the primary function of a lawmaker, Senator Ashiru has also made significant interventions in human and infrastructural development, which serve to complement our efforts as an administration back home. We thank him for that, and for his commitments to the Otoge ideals,” the statement said.
“I pray Almighty Allah to preserve Architect Ashiru on the path of good, and grant him more strength, good health, and required wisdom in his continued efforts to serve humanity.”
FG To Open Second Niger Bridge By February 2022
The Nigerian government has released a date for the opening to traffic of the 2nd Niger Bridge.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive of National Inland Waterways, NIWA, George Moghalu, announced that the 2nd Niger Bridge will be opened to traffic from February 2022.
He said: “By February next year 2022, the new 2nd Niger Bridge will be opened for vehicular use.
“President Muhammadu Buhari had flagged off the construction of the eastern rail line at Port Harcourt. This will traverse all states in the South-East.
Moghalu reiterated that the administration is committed to transforming the lives of all Nigerians, including those of the South-East.
“The bathymetric survey of the rivers that share a common course is targeted at opening up enormous economic and agricultural activities to boost commercial activities in Anambra State.
“This would also restore the historic water transportation along the course like in the past, which would also reduce pressure on our roads infrastructure, Moghalu added.
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