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Tinubu Will Prioritize Dredging Of River Niger To Curtail Flooding- Kwara Gov

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Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has said the next APC government under Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will dredge the River Niger to curtail the annual flooding and deaths in its tributary states like Kwara, Niger, and others.

Fidel Info reports that the Governor therefore asked the people of Lafiagi in Edu local government of the state to vote for Tinubu at the 2023 polls, saying his victory will benefit the northern and other parts of the state.

He listed the dredging of the River Niger as one of the top projects the state government will pursue with Asiwaju when he emerges as President.

He said Kwara will also press for federal interventions on many road and other capital projects within the state, including the Chikanda-Kosubosu road project and the upgrading of the Lafiagi Technical College.

The Governor was speaking in Lafiagi where he was turbaned the Sadaukin Lafiagi by the Emir of Lafiagi Alhaji Muhammed Kudu Kawu. The turbaning held as the Emir celebrated his first year anniversary on the throne.

“A top priority we want our Presidential candidate Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu to pay attention to when he comes to power in 2023 is the dredging of River Niger. It will be a priority because we have seen the destruction caused by the annual flood,” the Governor said.

The Governor was turbaned alongside Senator Sadiq Umar (Kwara North) who got the title of Dan-Amar of the Lafiagi Emirate.

He promised to consolidate on the gains of the administration in the Emirate by paying more attention to their welfare and infrastructural needs.

“We will not relent in paying due respect and attention to this Emirate, as we do to others. As you know, and as the Emir has said in his speech,  we have made a lot of progress in this Emirate. In 2019, the situation was very sad in terms of education, human capital development; general infrastructure across board. It is now a different story,” he said.

“Edu local government remains one of the strongest and progressive local governments in Nigeria, essentially for hosting two sugar refinery projects, and our own investment in Gbugbu International market.”

He said efforts are being made by his administration and Senator Sadiq Umar to ensure that the construction of Chikanda-Kosubosu road project see the light of the day, explaining that the matter has already been raised at the Federal Executive Council.

AbdulRazaq, who was impressed by the level of development and peace in Lafiagi, attributed the feats to the brilliant efforts of the Emir and the Emirate Advisory Council he had constituted describing the Emir as highly intelligent.

He also congratulated the monarch on the first year anniversary on the throne and wished him more rewarding years.

At the event were Senator Sadiq Umar; cabinet members and top government officials; first class traditional rulers from Kwara North and South; and thousands people of Lafiagi town and environs.

Emir of Lafiagi, Alhaji Muhammad Kudu Kawu, for his part, said they deemed it fit to confer the Governor with such title in appreciation of his government’s strides in the Emirate.

He said the Emirate has witnessed significant progress during the present administration and promised that the people of the Lafiagi will reward him with their vote in the coming election.

“Most inspiring for me is the support I have received by those that have adopted Lafiagi as their second home. And in order to show our appreciation I put to them (Lafiagi Emirate Advisory Council) the need for us to recognise them today for the services and support they have rendered to our community,” the Emir said.

“Those who are honoured today with the conferment of traditional titles have, since my ascension to the throne, shown uncommon love for our community, especially in initiating and siting various developmental projects in our domain. Leading them is His Excellency the Governor of Kwara State, who has transformed our local market at Gbugbu into an international one.

“The government also constructed the Lafiagi Township road, and more importantly that it secured approval of the federal government to construct a highway from Lafiagi through Tsonga, Bode Saadu to Kaiama under the Tax Exception programme,” he added.

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Wike Receives Fmr. President Obasanjo In Rivers

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi meet with the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, on Thursday.

Fidel Info reports that Obasanjo and Fayemi are attending the ongoing Port Harcourt International Conference 2023 holding at the Obi Wali International Conference Centre, Port Harcourt.

The summit is tagged, “Deepening Democratic Culture and Institutions for Sustainable Development and Security in Nigeria.”

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Non-Indigenes In Kwara State Declare Support For Gov AA

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Non-Indigenes in Kwara State have declared a total support for Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq in his re-election bid, pledging to vote overwhelmingly for him in the forthcoming election.

Fidel Info reports that they made this known at a consolidative forum meeting where they said they would continue to cooperate and support the administration of Governor AbdulRazaq.

In a statement by the Total Coordinator of the Amalgamated Non-Indigenes Associations, Barrister Adokutu Jafaru Ibie, previous administrations were condemned for playing politics of exclusion with non-indigenes in the state.

“Past governors only remember non-indigenes when it comes to getting our votes during electioneering periods. This time around, however, only the AbdulRazaq administration in the history of Kwara State has truly accorded non-indigenes the required recognition in the governance of the state.

“This is one government every non-indigene from the six geo-political zones of the country resident in Kwara must appreciate and work and accept for fulfilling promises made to the people. We’ll ever remember Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq as a promise keeper, and has truly activated the substance of his promises to the people of the six geo-political zones resident in Kwara State.”

Adokutu urged non-indigenes in the state not to be swayed by the deceit of opposition, telling them to queue behind the ruling APC in the forthcoming election.

“We accept the reorganization process of the Senior Special Assistant to the  Governor on Non-Indigenes, Hon. Caleb Ono Bobi, which has helped to better reposition all affiliate associations, clubs, unions etc of non-indigenes resident in Kwara State. He advised non-indigenes not to allow themselves to be swayed by the deceits of opposition parties in the state but to queue behind the All Progressives Congress led administration of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to return his government to power in  at the March elections.

“In the same vein, the President of the South-South Community in Kwara, Sir Christopher Ozonuwe appealed to all non-indigenes in the state to be very watchful of political hawks during this election year so that they do not fall to their empty promises and open deceits but to always align with the purposeful governance of the current administration of  AbdulRazaq.

“Our SSA and other government appointees on Inter-Community Relations are men of good professional and intellectual clout. So, we believe the governor has truly done us a good turn by appointing them into his cabinet. We are solidly behind them in the onerous task to re-elect our governor for another four years of untarnished governance of our Kwara State.”

Adokutu also announced that non-indigenes in the state will carry out a Non-Indigenes Solidarity Rally for the Governor’s second term re-election soon.

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BREAKING: Warri-Itakpe Train Derails In Kogi

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According to reports, a train traveling the Warri–Itakpe route derailed, leaving numerous people stranded.

Fidel Info reports that it was the same train that had people kidnapped from its station in Igueben, Edo State.

According to information, the incident took place inside Kogi woodland.

According to reports, a number of people got off the train out of concern for their safety.

It was gathered that the train left Warri early on Sunday and got derailed at around 12pm inside the thick forest between Ajaokuta and Itakpe.

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