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(PHOTOS): Kwara Governor Dedicates Award To Kwarans

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Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has dedicated the NUJ Correspondent’s Chapel Human Capital Development Advocate Award that he received in Ilorin on Thursday to the great people of Kwara State and all members of his team for their contribution to making governance meaningful.

In a statement on Friday, the Governor was reresented by his Deputy, Mr Kayode Alabi, the Governor said the award would motivate his administration to continue prioritising and delivering on the basic needs of Kwarans. He said this at the annual Pess Week Award Night of the Correspondent Chapel, Nigeria Union of Journalist, Kwara State Council.

The statement reads;

‘Our dream is to make Kwara the number-one success story in Nigeria in accessing quality public education and impressive learning outcome, potable water, affordable and qualitative basic healthcare services, reduced poverty, infrastructural development, and everything that boosts inclusive growth, among other key indicators of human capital development.”

The Governor appreciated the Correspondent Chapel for the award and therefore called for the commitment and support of all stakeholders, including the media, to deliver to the people of Kwara the dividends of democracy.

In his welcome speech, the correspondent Chapel Chairman, NUJ, Kwara State, Mallam Abdulhaken Garba acknowledged the fruitful partnership with the government without compromise of work ethics.
He thanked Governor AbdulRazaq for being exceptional and for the motivation and rejuvenation given to state owned media houses in Kwara. He implored the government to factor in their interest in decisions and governance.

 

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BREAKING: CBN Extends Deadline For Old Naira Exchange

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The Central Bank of Nigeria has extended deadline for the swapping of old naira notes till February 10, 2023.

The CBN stated this in a release on Sunday.

The apex bank said it added a 10-day extension of the deadline from January 31, 2023, to February 10, 2023, to allow for the collection of more old notes…”

This is according to the CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele.

More Details Later.

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Yebumot Al-Hikmah Road Temporarily Shut As Construction Begins

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Kwara State Ministry of Works and Transport will temporarily closed the Yebumot Al-Hikmah Road from today,  Wednesday 11th January, 2023.

Fidel Info reports that the closure is effective from 11:00am to allow for the commencement of the asphalt laying of the road.

The Ministry urges road users to make use of other routes for their journeys pending the completion of the asphalt laying.

The Ministry sincerely regrets the inconveniences this may bring to the residents and users of the road.

“Our goal is to improve the city and make your travel experience better”

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Yoruba Nation Rally: Normalcy Restored At Ojota After Unrest

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Following reported unrest Monday morning involving alleged Yoruba Nation agitators, normalcy has apparently been restored in the Lagos State neighborhood of Ojota.

Fidel Info reports that Videos that have been making the rounds on social media purport to show that a person who cannot be named died amid the unrest when protesters and police allegedly battled where the protesters gathered for a large gathering.

The scene of the unrest is now reported to be calm and serene, due to the intervention of security operatives.

Additionally, armed police officers and cars were seen near the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota.

Jubril Gawat, a staff member for Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, posted a status update on the incident, saying that things were back to normal at Ojota.

He wrote, “UPDATE: Ojota is calm. OP-MESA and other Police Divisions are fully on ground. People are going about their normal duties, all clear.”

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