Governor Inuwa Inspects Proposed Site For Gombe Family Homes, NEDC Housing Project , Others
Says…Special Capital Zone,to house the three arms of government- the executive, legislature and the judiciary –
Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya yesterday paid an unscheduled inspection visit to the the proposed site for construction of six hundred houses by the state government uder its family housing scheme all along Gombe- kano Bypass road in the metropolis.
The Governor also inspected the ongoing construction of five hundred housing units by North East Development Commission, NEDC.
Recall that Gombe State had announced plans to construct 1,000 housing units for low-income earners in the state. The project will comprise 1, 2 and 3 bedroom houses which will be sold to beneficiaries at affordable prices.
Also, the Governor had in October last year, laid the foundation for the NEDC’s 500 mass housing units in Gombe State.
Speaking in an interview shortly after going round the 2 sites, Governor Inuwa Yahaya said already the the Family Housing Fund, FHF had certified that Gombe State has met all the necessary requirements for the implementation of the project.
He expressed satisfaction with what he has seen so far.
“Thise are fresh brand new layouts and accessibility is key; there must be roads, water supply and there should also be provision for health care facility, schools, police station as well as provision of play ground for the welfare of Children. All these are the essential things that are very necessary and the government will guarantee them on ground”.
Commenting on the Gombe Special Capital Zone, Governor Inuwa Yahaya said it is specially meant to house the three arms of government- the executive, legislature and the judiciary, there is going to be High court in line with his vision.
Governor Inuwa added that immediately the Gombe motor park is commissioned, Bauchi road motor park will be relocated, the site and other structures behind the park will be used for the project, maintainiàng that the resources are available on ground.
Earlier at the proposed site for construction of six hundred housing units by the state government, the Director General of Gombe Geographic information system, Dr Kabir Usman Hassan highlighted on the area of land earmarked for the construction work as well as measures put in place to prevent erection of illegal structures.
At the construction site of the North East Development Commission’s mass housing, the Director General/ Coordinator of the North East Development Commission in Gombe state office, Alhaji Shehu Yarima Abdullahi conducted the governor round some of the completed structures.
Out of the five hundred units, two hundred and fifty units will be cited in Gombe while the remaining splitted across the local government areas to cater for workers in primary health centers and teachers in the rural areas.
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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