Gombe Govt to Spend 8.8bn For Township Roads Construction
Earmarks another 1.2 bn For Emergency Repairs of Washed-Out Roads
…Lifts Suspension On 7 out of 17 Private Health Institutions Of Learning
The Gombe State Executive Council chaired by Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has approved the construction of 17 township roads valued at the cost of 8.8 billion naira.
The Commissioner of Works and Transportation, Engr. Abubakar Bappah disclosed this to newsmen shortly after the Council meeting.
Engr. Bappah said the 17 township road projects will traverse areas like Kagarawal, Pantami/Gabukka, old GRA and Civil Service Commission’s office to Science Secondary School Gombe to link up with Shongo among other locations in the State capital.
He disclosed that the State Executive Council also approved 1.2 billion naira for emergency repairs of washed out roads across the State .
In another development, the State Executive Council has lifted the ban on 7 out of the 17 private health institutions of learning earlier closed down for reasons bordering on accreditation, physical and instructional considerations.
The chairman of the committee on the review of the sustainability of private health institutions of learning in the State, Barrister Zubair Muhammad Umar said those given the nod to resume academic activities include Fountain College of Health Science and Technology Tunfure, Conformance College of Health Science and Technology Billiri, Garkuwa College of Health Science and Technology Gombe, Lamido College of Hygiene Liji, Ummah College of Health Science and Technology, Dukku, International College of Health Science and Technology, Haruna Rasheed College of Health Science and Technology Dukku after complying with stipulated medical standards by the regulatory bodies.
According to him those still under suspension include Ilimi College of Health Science and Technology Gombe, Barunde College of Health Science Kumo, Legacy College of Health Science and Technology Gombe, College of Health Science Filiya, College of Health Science Deba and Bormi College of Health Science and Technology Bajoga.
Others are Bajoga College of Health Science and Technology, College of Health Science and Technology Bambam, Standard College of Health Science and Technology Kwami and College of Health Science Lailaipido
Barrister Zubairu Umar, who is also the State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice said the Government’s decision on the matter is to checkmate professional quackery and not aimed at a witch hunt.
While placing emphasis on the position of the chairman to ascertain the sustainability of private health institutions in the State, the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Habu Dahiru said the decision forms part of Government’s decision to ensure health safety and efficiency in the State.
Earlier speaking, the overseeing Commissioner for Information and Culture Mr. Meshack Audu Lauco who coordinated the post SEC press conference said, all decisions taken by the State Executive Council were done in the best interest of the people of the State.
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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