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2023: Nigeria Running Away From Census – Obasanjo

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday urged the National Population Commission (NPC) to conduct accurate, credible and acceptable data, in the forthcoming 2023 census, saying that it would assist the country in planning and formulating policies.

He made the call on Tuesday during a courtesy visit by the Executive Chairperson of NPC, who came alongside the country representative from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Nigeria and other officials of the commission at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta.

Recall that the last census was conducted in 2006 during Obasanjo’s administration.

Obasanjo said, “We are running away from making use of our census, the same way we are running from religion and ethnicity.

“The census should lead to real demarcation of constituencies which we have run away from since 2006.

“Census figures that we do not use for planning, for real demarcation and all that is not serving a useful purpose; it is a waste of money; I believe we should get this right so that we will be able to know where we are today.

“I don’t know how long we will keep running away from census, and we keep deceiving and lying to ourselves, by running away from the truth, we must face and deal with it,” he said.

Earlier, the NPC chairperson, Nasir Kwarra, applauded Obasanjo for conducting a successful census back in 2006 and for giving the commission the solid platform to continue.

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AbdulRazaq Greets First Class Monarch, Olofa Of Offa At 59

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The Kwara State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has congratulated the Olofa of Offa Oba Mufutau Muhammed Gbadamosi Esuwoye II on his 59th birthday anniversary, describing his reign as hugely impactful and fruitful for the Offa community and beyond.

“I send our felicitations to His Royal Majesty the Olofa of Offa on his 59th birthday anniversary today.

May Almighty Allah grant His Royal Majesty good health and long life on the stool of his forbears.

I join sons and daughters of Offa, and the entire state, to commend his resourcefulness, statesmanship, his personal investments in ensuring that his community continues to stand out for good things, his commitment to socio-cultural and economic growth of the ancient town, as well as his support for the government’s peace and developmental efforts in the state,” the Governor said in a statement.

The Governor urges the first class monarch to continue to lead the initiatives for development and peace in Offa, saying posterity

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AbdulRazaq Mourns Late Alhaji Kawu, FIRS Director

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The Governor of Kwara State, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has once more urged security forces to use all available means to eradicate the terrorists and robbers terrorizing the nation’s citizens.

In a message of condolence sent to the Emir of Lafiagi, Alhaji Mohammed Kawu, the governor made the appeal in response to the murder of Alhaji Mohammed Kudu, a senior official of the Federal Internal Revenue Service, who was killed by bandits on Sunday during an attack between Lapai and Lambata on the Ilorin/Mokwa/Minna Road.

Kudu, until his death, was the Saduki Lafiagi in Edu Local Government Area of Kwara State.

The governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, described the killing as unfortunate.

“With total submission to the will of God, I send my heartfelt condolences to the people of Lafiagi Emirate, the Emir of Lafiagi, Alhaji Mohammed Kawu, and the immediate family of Saduki Lafiagi on this sad development.

“It is one tragedy too many. We are again renewing our calls on the security agencies not to spare any efforts to take out the daredevils who continue to terrorise and waste innocent lives under whatever guise,” the governor said in a statement on Monday.

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AbdulRazaq Commiserates Chief Imam Of Ajase-Ipo

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Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has commiserated with the people of Ajase-Ipo in Irepodun Local Government Area over the death of Chief Imam Sheikh Muhammad Mustapha Suleiman, calling it the end of another great era of impressive scholarship.

The FidelinfoNews gathered that the Governor said the death of the Chief Imam, the spiritual leader of the Muslim community in Ajase-Ipo, was a depletion in the rank of community leaders whose leadership roles are key to societal cohesion, stability, peace and security.

“On behalf of the government and the people of Kwara State, I send our heartfelt condolences to the Muslim community, the Olupo of Ajase-Ipo Oba Ismail Yahya Alebiosu, and the immediate family of the Chief Imam. He left a legacy of being a great leader who played his role in the development of his community,” according to a statement by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Rafiu Ajakaye.

“We beseech Allah to forgive his shortcomings, grant him al-jannah Firdaus, and keep the ummah and his family on the path of righteousness.”

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