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CHILDREN’S DAY: UWAJUMOGU CALLS FOR COMMITMENT TOWARDS THE WELFARE OF CHILDREN

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On the occasion of this year’s children’s day celebrations, the former Speaker, Imo state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Uwajumogu, has urged Nigerian leaders and parents to always commit to the welfare and future of the Nigerian child.

This is even as he tasked parents to make the education and welfare of their children their topmost priority, in other to prepare them for the challenges ahead, stating emphatically that, ‘’ Nigeria must wake up and prepare a solid future and sound legacy for our children, who are the symbol of our future.’’

In his message to Nigerian children, which was released yesterday in Umuihi, Ihitte/uboma local government area, by his media office, the All Progressive Congress (APC), candidate in the rescheduled Okigwe senatorial election, also admonished children to respect and honor their parents, as well as stay away from vices and negative behaviors that might destroy their future and portray them as nuisance to the society and country.

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He called for concerted efforts on legislations that will help children confront the negativities of social life, prevent early and forced marriages, drug and internet addition, as well as a legislations that will provide free education, from pre-nursery to tertiary level of education for physical challenged, indigent children  and orphans.

He seized the opportunity to thank the All Progressive Congress (APC), Led federal and state governments for their commitment towards the well-being of the Nigerian child which they demonstrated by providing the sum of N12.6 billion, for vaccines and other programs that will aid in preventing childhood killer diseases such as polio, measles, yellow fever and others.

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While wishing Nigerian children a healthy, successful, peaceful and happy children’s day celebrations, uwajumogu opined that celebrations without a comprehensive program that will address the needs and welfare of the Nigerian child, amounts to just marry-making and jamboree.

 He urged stakeholders to take advantage of this year’s occasion to reflect and devise effective ways of improving the lot of the Nigerian child, stressing that the 93.1 billion naira school feeding program initiated by the current administration will go a long way in easing the suffering of parents, as well as, stimulate the enthusiasm and joy of going to school.

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Nigerians Commend Gov. Yahaya Bello For Suspending Commissioner

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Nigerians have reacted with excitement to the suspension of the Kogi State Commissioner for Water Resources, Abdulmumuni Danga.

Danga was suspended following an allegation of abduction and rape brought against him by a lady identified as Elizabeth Oyeniyi.

According to Oyeniyi, she was picked by Danga’s security personnel after she advised him to assist his sister and other family members in a FaceBook post.

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Reacting to the allegation, Kogi State Governor, Yahaya  Bello had ordered an investigation into the matter before going on to suspend the Danga almost 24-hours later.

Reacting to the suspension, Nigerians commended Gov. Bello for his position on the matter, adding that he took the right decision.

 

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Governor Seyi Makinde Test Positive To Covid-19

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The Governor confirmed his status in a short statement released Twitter.
“I just received my COVID-19 confirmation test result. It is POSITIVE. I am asymptomatic and will continue to self-isolate,” Makinde tweeted on Monday evening.
Further, he said: “I have designated Prof Temitope Alonge, former Chief Medical Director of the University College, Ibadan, as the Head of COVID-19 Task Force while I recover fully. Please continue to comply with all the directives from the COVID-19 Task Force. Stay home, stay safe,” he added.
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Why I Closed Kastina State Land Borders-Gov. Masari

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The Kastina State Governor, Aminu Masari, has explained why he closed the land borders of the state.

The governor had ordered the closure of the borders and also placed a ban on large gathering in public and religious centers in a bid to curb the possible spread of coronavirus in the state.

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Explaining his action, Masari stated that movement of people into the state is strictly prohibited with effect from 6:00 am on Saturday, March 28, adding that fuel tankers and vehicles carrying food items and other essential commodities will be allowed into the state subject to screening and test at the point of entry. People are however at liberty to move within the state.

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Kastina State shares borders with Jigawa, Kano, Kaduna and Zamfara, and with the Republic of Niger to the north.

 

 

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