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Maj-Gen Musa Takes Over As Commander Of Nigerian Army Infantry

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On Friday, Maj.-Gen. Christopher Musa took over as commander of the Nigerian Army Infantry Corps at the Infantry Corps Center Jaji Military Cantonment in Kaduna state.

Fidel Info reports that following the recent deployments of its officers and soldiers to various units, commands, and theaters across the nation, Musa assumed leadership of the Infantry Corps.

Before taking over the Infantry Corps from Maj.-Gen. Victor Ezugwu, the Corps Commander was posted from Theatre Command North-East Joint Task Force Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK), where he served as Theatre Commander.

As the Deputy Commandant and Provost of the Nigerian Army Heritage and Future Centre, Abuja, Ezugwu, the former Corps Commander, was appointed.

In his speech, Ezugwu thanked both God and Lt.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya, the Chief of Army Staff, for giving him the chance to lead the Corps as its fifteenth commander.

He called the new Commander a well-known General in the Infantry Corps and noted that he could draw on a lot of expertise from Theatre Operation Hadin Kai in his new role as the commander of the Infantry Corps.

“I know Musa for a very long time now, he is someone I can vouch for his pedigree to even take the Infantry Corps to a greater heights than I did,” he said.

Ezugwu praised the soldiers and officers of the Corps for their support throughout his leadership while praising God for guiding the new Commander in the performance of his duties.

He asked them to provide the new commander the same support so that the corps, which serves as the Nigerian Army’s hub, can continue to soar.

Musa, the new commander, also expressed his gratitude to the Chief of Army Staff for considering him deserving of the position.

Every officer’s goal, especially those in the infantry, he claimed, was to lead his corps.

“My dream is fulfilled today,” Musa said.

He noted that coming from Theatre Operation Hadin Kai, things he observed there would be subjected to improvement in the Infantry Corps to move it forward.

He thanked Ezugwu for his  feat in the corps.

He said Ezugwu was a professional in everything he did, noting that he would build upon his legacies in taking the Infantry Corps to greater heights.

“We have been together since in the Nigerian Defence Academy where we met in 1986; we have gone a very long way.

“About five to six years ago, I handed over to him as the Commandant of Depot Nigerian Army in Zaria and today I am taking over from him as the Corps Commander Infantry, we have followed each other closely,” he said.

Musa promised to sustain the values of the Infantry Corps which he said were dedication to duty, valour and honesty, so that the Corps would continue to occupy its rightful place.

“We will make sure the Corps keeps soaring higher, we have moved to asymmetric warfare which is the world order; we will continue training our men to keep up to the challenges,” he said.

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Kwara’s AbdulRazaq Clinches Vanguard Newspapers’ Governor Of The Year 2022

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Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Friday night received the Vanguard Newspapers’ Governor of the Year 2022 Award.

Fidel Info reports that the award was presented in Lagos at Eko Hotel and Suites Victoria Island.

Commended for his institutional reforms in education and healthcare reforms, safety net programmes, infrastructural development, as well as his “purposeful leadership” that has seen people of the state benefit from dividends of democracy, the Governor won the honour alongside his colleague-Governors from Oyo, Delta, Borno, and Akwa Ibom States.

The award was presented to the Governor by former Governors Olusegun Osoba (Ogun) and Obong Victor Attah (Akwa Ibom).

The award also had other categories, which honored great Nigerians from across all walks of life.

Businessman Aliko Dangote won the Vanguard’s Personality of the Year Award.

On the Governor’s entourage were prominent Kwarans and leading members of the ruling APC, including Senators Lola Ashiru and Suleiman Sadiq Umar; House of Representatives members Raheem Olawuyi and Tijani Ismail; senatorial candidate for Kwara Central Turaki Salihu Mustapha; Mohammed Dele Belgore SAN; LUBCON Chairman Alhaji Jani Ibrahim; and Chief Femi Sani.

Equally on his entourage are APC House of Representatives candidates Ahmed Yinka Aluko, Mukhtar Shagaya, Ahmed Saba; and Alhaji Raheem Adedoyin, Otunba Ademola Adeoyin, among others.

The Governor has received several awards and recognitions for his outstanding performance since taking over in 2019.

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Gov AbdulRazaq Pledges Support For Kwara Young Talent Who Built Drone

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Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, on Tuesday met with a Kwara young talent, Aliyu Musa, who built an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), also known as drone.


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reports that the meeting held at the Government House, Ilorin, in the presence of the Governor’s Special Assistant on Creative Industries, Abdulgafar Ahmed (Cute Abiola).

Musa, a secondary school graduate, used his skillset and resources at his disposal to build drones.

He had earlier met with the governor’s aide at Kwara State Stadium, Ilorin, where he flew two drones he built by himself to the amazement and cheering of observers.

In the meeting with the Governor, Musa was commended for his efforts and putting his talent to good use.

“What you have done is very commendable. Our administration recognises young people like you who make good use of their skills. That is why we continue to invest heavily in supporting youths in the state.

“Most of our projects and policies are targeted at the youths. We want to add value to their lives so that they can contribute to state and national development. We are building the Innovation Hub, Visual Arts Centre, Sugar Film Studio. All these are investments for the young people. We will continue to provide the enabling environment and right incentives for our youths to thrive in technology, entrepreneurship, education, and others,” the Governor said.

AbdulRazaq also committed to funding Musa’s education in order to hone his skills.

He would also be supported to secure the licence that will aid his talent.

The Governor had in the past similarly supported some young Kwarans who built and designed a plane.

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Again, LG Workers, SUBEB To Receive 1 Billion Salary Arrears From #2.5Billion Sure-P Refund

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The Kwara State Government is again set to  offset another part of the outstanding debt inherited from the past administration from another  refund of Sure-P on behalf of the 16 Local Government Councils in the State.

Fidel Info reports thatThe Honourable Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development, Hon Lafia Aliyu Kora-Sabi disclosed that on the receipt of the refund, meeting was held with relevant Stakeholders  for appropriation and as well disbursements.

The Honourable Commissioner further disclosed that the Sum of One Billion was set aside for the payment  of outstanding arrears as done during the last tranche,Ex-Council Political Office holders (1999-2016) as well as pension and gratuity were considered.

Also some amount was set aside for Projects execution for all the 16 Local Government Councils.

It would be recalled that a similar meeting was also held among the Stakeholders when the first tranche of 3.5Billion was received.

According to the Honourable Commissioner, this gesture is a further demonstration of the transparency of the present administration under the leadership of His Excellency, The Executive Governor of Kwara State, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq non-interference with funds meant for Local Government Administration in the State.

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