Kwara: Osi-Obbo-Aiyegunle Road Will Be Ready This Year – Gov AbdulRazaq
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has said the 11.1km Osi-Obbo-Aiyegunle Road will be delivered this year .A feat monarchs and community leaders say is a dream come true in 50 years.
Fidel Info reports that currently, the travel time on the border road has gone from 45-minute excruciating journey to barely 10-minute drive.
The Governor said the work on the road is in fulfilment of his campaign promise to the people.
AbdulRazaq was speaking at Obbo-Aiyegunle Day in Ekiti Local Government Area where he bagged the title of Jagunmolu Atayero of Obbo-Aiyegunle.
Followed by a retinue of aides and party leaders, the Governor had earlier held a town hall in Osi town for the people of Oke Ero and Ekiti Local Government Areas — the fourth in the series.
He also said the government will soon deliver the Osi Campus of the State University (KWASU) ahead of next year’s academic session.
He also promised his government’s relentless efforts to enhance the people’s access to adequate presence of basic amenities, and find a lasting solution to their security challenges.
“Our coming here today is to hear from you what you still want the government to do for you. We knew we have done some, and we did them without seeing you because we knew they are important. It is so far so good. Glory be to God,” he said to the applause of the people.
“It is no longer news that the government is constructing KWASU’s Campus in Osi, the school campus will begin academic session next year, by the special grace of God. And in few years to come it will translate to a full-fledged institution of learning.”
AbdulRazaq said the routine security sweep of the axis by conventional government forces will continue while the government also enlists the support of local security architecture, including the traditional rulers.
The Governor, who expressed shock at the arrears of 42 months of salary to Ekiti/Oke Ero traditional rulers by the past administration, said the administration will continue to fix the issues. The present administration has not been owing the traditional rulers.
Some of the dignitaries that thronged the venue of the town hall meeting included Senator Lola Ashiru (Kwara South); Deputy Speaker KWHA Hon. Adetiba Raphael; House of Assembly member representing Ekiti LG Hon. Abolarin Ganiyu Gabriel; cabinet members; TIC Chairmen for Oke Ero and Irepodun Hon. Victor Ganiyu Yusuf and Hon. Jide Oyinloye; State APC Chairman Sunday Fagbemi;
other party executives and elders; representative of TIC Chairman for Ekiti Mrs. Adeyeye Funmilayo; women and youth support groups of APC among others.
Olosi of Osi Oba Abdulkareem Saliu Adesofegbe and Alofa of Ilofa Oba Samuel Niyi Dada led other traditional rulers from Oke-Ero and Ekiti to the town hall meeting.
Fagbemi, for his part, said the people of Oke Ero and Ekiti will reward the administration with huge votes for the infrastructural projects in the two local governments and the appointments of their sons and daughters into key offices.
He called it a unique development in the history of the towns.
Senator Ashiru said the AbdulRazaq administration prioritises the interests of Kwara Southerners and needed to be compensated with massive votes to consolidate on the gains, noting one good turn deserves another.
Commissioner for Works Rotimi Iliasu listed Koro/Egbe; Osi/Isare-Opin; Obo-Ile/Ora and Eruku/Iyemero, among other road projects, that the administration was ready to construct under the Rural Access Agricultural Marketing Projects (RAAMP).
He also mentioned the Osi township road and Idofin Igbana road as some of the achievements of the government in the axis.
Chairman Kwara SUBEB Prof Raheem Sheu Adaramaja, said both Ekiti and Oke-Ero LGs got a total of 427 teachers of primary and secondary schools under the SUBEB/TESCOM teachers recruitment exercise in 2021, while several schools have also been renovated or remodelled across the two local governments.
General Manager KWASSIP AbdulQuowiyu Olododo said a total of 2,385 people of Ekiti and Oke-Ero benefited from the government’s social safety programme (Owo Arugbo and Owo Isowo) between year 2020 and 2022.
Representative of Osi Community Michael Adewumi thanked AbdulRazaq for responding to their own infrastructural needs like roads and electricity, and pledged to work for a continuity of what he called people-focused government.
Owalobo of Obo-Ile Oba Michael Oluwasegun, who spoke for Ekiti rulers, praised the government’s swift actions to check security challenge in Ekiti, and requested for security posts in strategic places to guarantee maximum safety.
“We have seen your good job all around unlike what we had before. It is in your administration that every community counts in terms of access to projects, without necessarily lobbying or knowing anybody in government,” said the Owa L’Obbo.
Obajisun of Ilu Aiyedun Dr. Olufemi Rotimi, while speaking for Oke-Ero royal fathers, said: “There is no ward in Oke-Ero that your administration has not touched in terms of developmental projects. We are grateful for that. The only things we lack in Oke-Ero and Ekiti is the Federal government’s presence. Apart from that you have done very well. And we pray God to grant your second term bid.”
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor
November 12, 2022
Chrisland School Will Be Sued For Manslaughter- Sanwo Olu
The Lagos State Government, led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced that it will sue Chrisland High School, Ikeja, along with some members of staff and a vendor, for “Involuntary Manslaughter and Reckless and Negligent Acts,” following the death of a 12-year-old student, Whitney Adeniran, during a sporting event organised by the school.
Fidel Info reports that In a statement released by the Director of Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, the incident occurred on the 9th of February 2023, during an inter-house sports event at the Agege Sports Stadium.
Whitney Adeniran had reportedly slumped during the event and was immediately rushed to the Agege Central Hospital, where she was confirmed to have been brought in dead by the doctor on duty.
The statement further revealed that the case was referred to the police, who carried out a thorough investigation with the help of other agencies. The file was subsequently forwarded to the DPP’s Office on Monday, March 20, 2023, for review of the duplicate case file.
On March 23, 2023, the DPP issued his legal advice and concluded that a prima facie case of Involuntary Manslaughter and Reckless and Negligent Acts had been established against the school, some members of staff, and one of the vendors.
The statement noted that they shall be charged with the offences of Involuntary Manslaughter and Reckless and Negligent Acts, contrary to Sections 224 & 251 of the Criminal Law, Ch C17, Vol.3, Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
The Lagos State Government’s decision to sue Chrisland High School and others for manslaughter and negligence has come as a shock to many, and has raised questions about the safety measures in place during sporting events in schools.
The case highlights the need for schools to prioritize safety measures during events to prevent such unfortunate incidents from happening in the future.
The Lagos State Government’s move to hold those responsible accountable for their actions is a step in the right direction and is a message to other schools to take the safety of their students seriously.
Buhari Assents To Several Bills
President Muhammad Buhari has assented to the legislation requiring the President-elect and governors-elect to submit the names of individuals nominated as ministries or commissioners within 60 days of taking the oath of office for confirmation by the Senate or State House of Assembly.
Fidel Info reports that In addition, he signed three other legislation, 14 other constitutional amendment bills, and the State Houses of Assembly’s financial and state judiciary autonomy bills.
The Administration claims that this advances Section 58(4) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Babajide Omoworare, in a statement on Friday, made this known.
The highlights of the assented Constitutional Alteration Bills, among others, are ensuring financial independence of State Houses of Assembly and State Judiciary; regulating the first session and inauguration of members-elect of the National and State Houses of Assembly and for related matters.
The statement read, “Others are ensuring that the President and governors submit the names of persons nominated as ministers or commissioners within 60 days of taking the oath of office for confirmation by the Senate or State House of Assembly; and for related matters; enabling states generate, transmit, and distribute electricity in areas covered by the national grid; and for related matters.”
“Excluding the period of intervening events in the computation of time for determining pre-election matters petitions, etc; regulating the first session and inauguration of members-elect of the national and state assemblies; changing prisons to correctional service and re-designate correctional service in the concurrent list; and moving item “railway” from the exclusive legislative list to the concurrent list.”
The President also assented to three other bills: The Nigerian Institute of Leather and Science Technology Act, The Nigerian Institute of International Relations Act, and The Federal Medical Centres (Amendment) Acts.
Kwara Gov Directs Residents To Collect Old, New Naira Notes
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has asked residents of the state, especially marketers, to collect and spend the old and new naira notes as both are still legal tenders in the country.
Fidel Info reports that According to a Kwara State Government House statement on Tuesday, ”Per the judgment of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and the latest circular of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the old naira notes still remain a legal tender in the country. Banks are now officially issuing the old naira notes (including N500, N1000). I, therefore, urge all residents of our state to spend and receive both the old and the new naira notes.”
“This appeal especially goes to our marketers/traders. Further rejection of the old naira notes is in breach of the Supreme Court judgment. Such rejection is also inflicting economic pains on ourselves. Marketers, and indeed everyone in the state, can and should receive the old and new naira notes since commercial banks are now receiving the two. Citizens are to note that rejection of the legal tender, such as the old naira note, is a serious crime under our law.
“I also implore the banks to kindly extend every support within their powers to our people to ease all their transactions as things return to normal.”
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