Gombe Government To Procure 15,000 Motorcycles For Distribution To ‘Achaba’ Riders
Gombe State Government has pledged to procure fifteen thousand (15,000) brand new motorcycles for distribution to the commercial Motorcycle Riders Association (Achaba) to support and sustain their activities in the state.
This is in addition to a 10 million naira grant earlier approved for the association as part of government’s intervention under the Gombe State COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus, GO-CARES.
Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya stated this during a solidarity rally by members of the Association of Commercial Motorcycle Riders and Owners, Gombe State Chapter at the APC square.
The Governor expressed delight at the support of the Motorcycle Riders to his administration, assuring of his government’s support towards sustaining the business in Gombe State.
Governor Inuwa said, he directed the Commissioner of Finance, Hon. Muhammad Gambo Magaji to take necessary action towards speedy procurement of the motorcycles for onward distribution to the members of the association.
He said his administration pays much attention to broadening the human resources base of the state. “Our administration is always committed towards human capital development, which is why we attach much priority to especially youth and women empowerment”, hee said.
The governor noted with pleasure the prolonged mutual understanding existing between his administration and the Achaba Riders, calling on them to sustain the relationship by casting their votes to him and all the APC State Assembly candidates across the state for purposeful leadership across the board.
Earlier in his address, the commissioner of Youths and Sports Development, Hon. Abubakar Aminu Musa described Governor Inuwa Yahaya as an exemplary leader worthy of emulation, extolling the governor for churning pro-youth policies and programmes.
He said Inuwa is the only Governor in the whole of North East that allows Achaba riders to continue to operate in his state, calling on the members to reciprocate the gesture by casting their votes to the governor and all the APC candidates in the 11th March governorship and State Assembly elections next Saturday.
Responding on behalf of the members of the Association, its state chairman Alhaji Kabir Jaafaru, thanked the Governor for keeping to his words to support their activities.
He appreciated Governor Inuwa for allowing Achaba Riders to operate in Gombe State despite the ban on their operation in all neighboring states as well as supporting them with a 10 million Naira grant among other interventions.
The Chairmen of Funakaye and Billiri LGA branches of the association; Tugga Dan Malam and Umar Ali respectively said they lack words to express their happiness with the gestures, stressing their readiness to work for the success of the Governor and all APC candidates in the next elections.
FG Approves N24.2bn For Free Internet At Airports, Schools, Markets
THE Federal Government has approved free internet services worth N24.2 billion naira at 20 selected airports, 43 universities and six markets across the country.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Isa Pantami, disclosed this after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday
Pantami said that the airports were selected from the six geo-political zones.
“Certain intervention projects are going to be implemented by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Nigerian Communications Commission of providing Internet in 20 selected airports in Nigeria and higher institutions of learning and also some markets to support micro small and medium enterprises.
“In each geopolitical zone, you have around three airports. In the South-West, we have Lagos and Ondo. For the South-East, we have Anambra and Enugu.
“For the South-South, we have Port Harcourt and Akwa Ibom. For the North-Central we have Abuja and Ilorin. In the North-West, we have Kano, Sokoto and Kebbi. For the North-East we have Yola, Maiduguri and Gombe.”
The minister said the markets and 43 institutions which include universities and polytechnics were also drawn from the six geopolitical zones, adding that it will ease e-learning in schools and also enhance the transition to a cashless economy.
Buhari Approves Appointment Of 6 New Perm Secs
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday approved the appointment of six new permanent secretaries in the Federal Civil Service
The appointments followed after a recent conducted selection process.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF),Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, made this known in a statement by Mohammed Ahmed, Director of Communications of the Office of the HOCSF,
The appointees and their states of origin are Esuabana Asanye (Cross River), Mahmud Kambari (Borno), Richard Pheelangwah (Taraba), Lamuwa Ibrahim (Gombe), Yakubu Kofar-Mata (Kano) and Oloruntola Michael (Ogun).
DSS Confirms Plot To Install Interim Govt
The Department of State Security Service has said that the plot to Instal interim government was real
DSS noted that the plot was “by some key players” to install an interim government and stop Bola Ahmed Tinubu from being inaugurated as president.
A statement on Wednesday, by Peter Afunanya, the public relations officer of the secret police, said: “The Department of State Services (DSS) has identified some key players in the plot for an Interim Government in Nigeria.
“The Service considers the plot, being pursued by these entrenched interests, as not only an aberration but a mischievous way to set aside the constitution and undermine civil rule as well as plunge the country into an avoidable crisis.
“The illegality is totally unacceptable in a democracy and to the peace loving Nigerians. This is even more so that the machination is taking place after the peaceful conduct of the elections in most parts of the country.”
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