From: Linus Oota, Lafia
President, Evangelical Reformed Church of Christ (ERCC), Rev. Dr. Jerry Madibo, has explained that state governors still owning workers salaries despite the release of second tranche of Paris Club refund would soon face the wrath of God.The church leader, who particularly frowned at what he described as ‘the excessiveness and insensitivity of some governors hiding under immunity clause to commit all sorts of atrocity’ said that political office holders should know that someday soon the wrath of God would visit them.Speaking at the 2017 Annual Reverend’s Fellowship meeting of all ERCC Reverends, in Akwanga, Nasarawa State, Dr. Madibo said “State governors who are still holding back the wages of workers would soon face the wrath of God that will be worse than what the workers’ are facing
From: Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin-Kebbi
The Kebbi State Government says it received N5.9 billion Paris refund from the Federal Government, while pensioners in the state have been paid 40 percent of their entitlements.Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Ibrahim Muhammed Augie, confirmed this while speaking with journalists, in Birnin-Kebbi.Augie, who disclosed that about N7 billion had been paid so far to settle pensioners in the state, said that the state deducts an average of N1.5 billion monthly to pay salaries of 19,133 civil servants out of the N2.7 billion received from the Federal Government monthly. He declared that that was a major burden.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum has engaged a new Health Coordinator to run its programs in the health sector.He is Ahmad Abdulwahab, a medical doctor and experienced public health/health systems expert with over 20 years’ experience in the health sector within and outside the country.A statement issued by the Head of Media and Public Affairs at the Nigeria Governors’ Forum Secretariat, Abulrazque B. Barkindo, said Dr. Abdulwahab would function as an embedded consultant at the Forum’s health sector.He said: “Ahmad has worked with both government and international organizations. He was a Director of Public Health in the Yobe State Ministry of Health; a State Team Manager, Deputy National Programme Manager and subsequently the National Programme Manager of the 65-million Pounds DFID-funded PRRINN-MNCH programme.
The chairman, Progressive Governors Forum, Chief Rochas Okorocha, has described Kebbi as the “most peaceful state in the history of Nigeria.’’ Okorocha made the statement on Tuesday in Birnin Kebbi, when he led members of the forum on a courtesy visit to the Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammadu Bashir. “Kebbi State has track record of being a peaceful state since its creation,” he said, and commended Gov. Abubakar Bagudu and the people of the state for boosting the production of rice and wheat. He expressed satisfaction that
BY CHARLES KUMOLU
ANAMBRA State governor, Chief Willie Obiano has said that without the determination of his team, the state would not have become Nigeria’s fourth largest economy, noting that he inherited a state with an average ambition. He also stated that through strategic refocusing, the state had been positioned as one with the greatest chances of producing the most surprising development results in the next five years. Obiano, who said this in Lagos at a breakfast meeting entitled: Investment Promotion and Protection: The Anambra State Experience, Challenges, and Opportunities, said that coming up with an antidote to crime ensured that he achieved results in Anambra. The forum was an opportunity for the governor, who was represented by his deputy, Dr. Nkem Okonkwo to
From Paul Orude, Bauchi(SUN)
Efforts to promote girl- child education in Bauchi State received a boost recently with the launch of the Girls for Girls (G4G), targeting 100 schools in the state. The Sun Education understands that the G4G project would be carried out in the state by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in partnership with Federal Ministry of Education and the Bauchi State government.The Chief of Field Office, UNICEF, Bauchi, Abdulai Kaikai, who gave an overview of the project during the ceremony held at the Government Girls’ College (GGC), Bauchi, said that the project would be established in six focused Girls Education Project 3 (GEP3) local government areas, namely, Alkaleri, Ganjuwa, Ningi, Shira, Toro and Zaki.He noted that the project was a component of GEP3 being implemented in Bauchi, Niger, Kastina, Sokoto and Zamfara states through collaboration with UNICEF and the Federal Government, with funding from the United Kingdom Department of International Development (DFID).