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Emir Of Bauchi Extols Wike’s Leadership Style Serve …Society Selflessly, Rivers Gov Tells Politicians

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The Emir of Bauchi State, Alhaji Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu says the pragmatic approach to governance adopted by the Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike has endeared him to many Nigerians.
The Emir made the assertion when the Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed led Wike on courtesy visit to the Emir’s Palace.
Wike was on a one-day visit to Bauchi State to flag-off the construction of two roads in the state capital city.
Adamu noted the commitment with which the Rivers governor has served the interest of his state, and passionately improved the socio-economic welfare of the people.
“I have watched the unconscious cultivation of the bond of fraternity and friendship between Governor Nyesom Wike and Senator Bala Mohammed.
“The two of you are considered by many Nigerians as the perfect partners in progress. Indeed, you are working separately in your states and attracting the admiration of your citizens.
“Without fear of contradiction, Governor Wike has enjoyed the admiration of many because of his practical and pragmatic approach to life and politics. You have a heart that’s always willing to excel.
“I will also request you to appreciate Senator Bala Mohammed because, in one year, we have seen a record of performance by the way he has changed the face of the state.
“As custodians of tradition and values, we are open to encouraging those in public office who are performing,” he said.
In his remarks, the Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike appealed to the royal father to always find joy counselling the governor and other political representatives to offer the best to the people.
He said they do not know it all, and often, such advice can prevent grievous error if the responsibility is not pushed aside because of the fear that political colouration could be given to such gestures.
“I plead with you to call your son to yourself and correct him when it is needful. He will quickly retrace his steps with your fatherly advice. Don’t see him going wrong, and you say it’s not my business, I’m not a politician.
“When I was invited here, I accepted because I was coming to do something that will make life more meaningful, something that will bring development to the people of Bauchi State. That is the kind of things I associate with.
“Your governor has shown that the interest of the people of Bauchi State is his interest. Let me tell you clearly, on behalf of the people of Rivers State, and I, we are happy to identify and associate ourselves with the governor of Bauchi state.
“And I can tell you that by the grace of God, this relationship will continue to grow,” he stated.
On his part, the Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed, described Wike as one of the best performing governors in the country.
He said that Wike was a bridge builder who makes history with his style of governance and contributes tirelessly to the development of Nigeria.
“The Rivers State governor is one of those persons who is making history, developing Nigeria and building bridges. He is one of the best performing governors. He is deepening stake holding, and I have learnt so much from him.
“I know him as a man who carries his people along: A very generous, highly principled and passionate person. He is somebody who believes in the corporate existence of Nigeria.
“He is called Mr. Projects because he opens new frontiers in which he uses projects and programmes to improve the quality of life of his people.
“He has respect for you and for the traditional institution. He is here because he cannot be in Bauchi and fail to pay his respect to you. Thereafter, he will be going to symbolically flag-off some projects that can improve movement, and ease the turnaround time for doing businesses.

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PDP Working On Resolving Crisis With Wike -Baraje

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A former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abubakar Baraje, has said the party was following due process in the resolution of its post-convention crises, assuring that Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyeson Wike, remains a prominent member of the party.
He said although he was aware that Wike has been meeting and inviting members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the governor has not run afoul of the rules or gone out of his bounds.
Baraje said Wike, who he described as hard-working is known for inviting people outside his party for project commissioning to set example for healthy politics.
He made these known, last Wednesday in The Morning Show on Arise News Television, and urged Nigerians to be patient as the party was not leaving anything undone in the resolution of its internal problems.
Baraje said calls for the resignation of PDP National Chairman, Dr Iyorchia Ayu were not misplaced as the party has a tradition of zoning offices between the North and South regions.
“The party has rules and regulations. We will keep our traditions. Wherever we resolve the issue, it will be in the party’s interest. The processes are on.
“Wike and Atiku have started meeting. Let us wait for the official result of the meeting. As far as we are concerned, Governor Nyesom Wike is a bonafide member of our party. He is a leader of our party. Very soon, the hullabaloo will be over.
The PDP fell into deep crises following the nomination of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State as its Vice Presidential candidate.
Wike came second in the Presidential primary won by Atiku Abubakar.
The governor’s group has supposedly demanded resignation of Ayu as national chairman.

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Make Necessary Provision For Corps Members, NYSC DG Tasks Stakeholders

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Employers and stakeholders of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have been called upon to accept corps members and make necessary welfare provisions available to them.
The stakeholders were also asked to encourage the corps members where necessary.
This call was contained in the address delivered by the NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Mohammed KukaFadah at the closing ceremony of the 2022 Batch A Stream II orientation course at the NYSC permanent orientation camp, Ede, yesterday.
Represented by the Osun State NYSC Coordinator, AbdulwahabOlayinka, Fadah also thanked the Federal Government for its continued support to the scheme.
In his words, “Our appreciation goes to the state governments, local government councils, security agencies, the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS, traditional rulers, corps employers and other stakeholders whose support have contributed to our successes over the years.”
Fadah, who charged the corps members to sustain the spirit of patriotism hard work and resilience, urged them to be good ambassadors of their families and their institutions.
While advising them to be wary of acts that portrayed negative image of the scheme, he reminded them to use the social media for self-improvement, as well as promotion of the unity, peace and prosperity of Nigeria.
On her part, the Osun NYSC State Coordinator, AbdulwahabOlayinka, advised the corps members not to put themselves in harm’s way, but to always be security conscious and report to the nearest security agency in case of any emergency.

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Okowa Congratulates New CAN President

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Delta State Governor, Senetor Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated Most Rev. Daniel Okoh, on his election as President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
CAN formally validated the election of Okoh as its new President after polling 100 per cent of votes cast by the 259 delegates at its 12th General Assembly.
The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Vice-Presidential candidate also commended the Christian community for the peaceful conduct of the convention, saying that it reflected the promotion of peace and unity which it preached.
He charged Okoh to mobilise citizens to collectively pray for the country; champion the crusade of religious tolerance and build bridges in that regard.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I congratulate Most Rev. Okoh on his election as CAN’s president.
“We are pleased with your peaceful emergence as the number one leader of Christians in Nigeria.
“The task ahead is onerous and it is our prayer that in your new position, God uses you to counsel and move the entire Christendom in Nigeria in the direction that you have been ordained to lead.
“I must also appreciate the role of the Church in promoting peaceful co-existence, education and social welfare in our state and country,’’ he said in a statement issued by his media aide, Olisa Ifeajika.
The governor also commended the outgoing president of the association, Dr Samson Ayokunle, for successfully piloting the affairs of CAN during his tenure.
“As Deltans, we remain extremely proud of your illustrious contributions to the growth of the Christian faith in Nigeria,’’ Okowa added.

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