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Group tackles Adeleke over 332 boreholes



A civil society group, The Osun Masterminds, has called on Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, to probe the implementation of a borehole per ward that the present administration initiated.

Under the project, the state government was sinking a borehole in each of the 332 wards in the state.

But addressing journalists during the monthly media parley of the group on Monday, the Executive Director of The Osun Masterminds, Prof. Wasiu Oyedokun-Alli, said his members visited several wards across the state, interacted with many residents and discovered that most of the boreholes were not functional.

Oyedokun-Alli said, “Our findings revealed that upon completion of most, if not all of the boreholes, they did not work beyond the day the installed pumping machines were tested.

“In some cases, no provision was made for electrical connection that will power the boreholes, while in some cases, poor arrangements, that cannot serve a long-term purpose, were made. We also found that a lot of the boreholes had truly been completed way before the Holy month of Ramadan commenced, but are still not in service till this present day.

“We should cite some close examples, for the records. The governor can even choose to commission an enquiry into the current state of the boreholes. We physically visited the boreholes in Ward 5 Olorunda LG, Wards 2, 6 and 14 of Osogbo Local Government, among many others across the state.”

But while reacting to the claim by the group, the spokesperson for the governor, Olawale Rasheed, said, “A local government survey plus the area office would show that contrary to reports, the water project has not failed and a check with the relevant government offices would have corrected misinformation being peddled around. As of today, our people at the local level are enjoying these boreholes even before it was fully commissioned.

“If interested stakeholders are also conscious of the earlier announcement that full details of state income and expenditure will be unveiled at the Ipade Imole holding in late June, there won’t be any need to rush to judgement and consequent false assumptions and unfounded allegations of failed projects,” Olawale said

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President Bola Tinubu Suspend Godwin Emefiele as CBN Governor



President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has suspended the Central Bank Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, CFR, from office with immediate effect,” the Director of Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Willie Bassey said in a Friday statement.

“This is sequel to the ongoing investigation of his office and the planned reforms in the financial sector of the economy.

“Mr Emefiele has been directed to immediately hand over the affairs of his office to the Deputy Governor (Operations Directorate), who will act as the Central Bank Governor pending the conclusion of the investigation and the reforms.”

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What I Have Seen About Tinubu’s Government – Shehu Sani Reveals



Barely two weeks after he assumed office, former senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani has expressed satisfaction with the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu so far.

The non-serving senator said the president has started on a good footing and has demonstrated civility especially in giving listening ears to people.

Sani stated this when he appeared on the Channels Television programme “Politics Today” yesterday.

According to him, given critical observation and consultations with individuals and groups, he was satisfied with the administration for now.

Going ahead, he however said that the president must arrest insecurity and growing violent attacks while handling the fragile economic situation of the country.

To address these, Sani said Tinubu should seek wise counsel in appointing leaders of security agencies and constitute a knowledgeable economic team.

He said, “First of all, I can see that he has started on a good footing in the sense that he has proven to be a president first of all as a civil servant and also gives a listening ear to people. From what we can see from distance and consulting individuals and groups, I think he has started right, I am satisfied with the level of consultation for now.”

He said what the President has to do is to get people that are competent and capable, to man the position of authority as he pilots the ship of state to the future. “ He also needs to set an immediate priority of what he needs to address and as far as Nigeria is concerned, first is security and the second is economy, these two are very important,” he added

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Lagos State Youngest Lawmaker Pledges Effective Representation



The thirty-six-year-old youngest member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Sabur Oluwa, has promised his Constituents of effective representation.

Oluwa, who is representing the Ajeromi-Ifelodun constituency II at the Assembly, was among the 40 lawmakers inaugurated at the 10th Lagos Assembly on Tuesday.

The lawmakers took the Oath of Office after Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu proclaimed the 10th Assembly on Tuesday.

Oluwa reiterated his commitment to quality representation that would bring speedy development to the constituency and also promote peace and harmony among constituents.

He said; “By the grace of God, the mandate given to me by my constituents in Ajeromi-Ifelodun constituency II will not be betrayed. The confidence they have in me will be justified. The love of my constituents for me, through their votes in the election that brought me in, will be reciprocated.

“The peculiarities of our constituency, being one of the most populous and ethnically diverse in Nigeria, set us apart. We will leverage these to attract the requisite attention and development to Ajegunle.”

“I will ensure effective and sound representation at the House of Assembly, Lagos, to positively impact the lives of Ajegunle people,” the 36 years old lawmaker said.

Oluwa is the youngest lawmaker in the 10th Assembly.

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