Tunfure Community Pledges Bulk Vote For Gov Yahaya At Saturday’s Election
…As Gombe Governor Reiterates Commitment to Purposeful Leadership
Ahead of this Saturday’s Governorship and State Assembly elections, thousands of residents of Tunfure community; a thriving suburb of Gombe metropolis, earlier today paid a solidarity visit to Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, declaring their total support for his reelection bid.
The Banquet Hall of the Government House was filled to the brim with youths, women and the elderly who were there to thank the Governor for addressing the perennial water scarcity, awarding road contracts and providing other interventions in their area.
Speaking in order of representation, the leader of elders’ forum in the community, Alhaji Yelwa said they were at the government House to express their gratitude to Governor Inuwa for standing by the people of Tunfure, and to assure him of their bulk vote in this Saturday’s Governorship and State Assembly elections.
In the same vain, the representative of women groups, Ladidi Mega explained that the provision of drinking water and the award of road contract in the area presupposes that all men and women desirous of incremental development must vote for Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for continuity and consolidation.
Also speaking the representative of the youths, Usman Shongo lauded the Governor for his administrative ingenuity without which he said, the progress so far recorded in the state will remain a mirage.
Responding, Governor Inuwa Yahaya thanked the people of Tunfure for the solidarity visit, assuring them of better days ahead if they stand in solidarity with the All Progressives Congress, APC.
He said the multi billion naira water and road projects being executed in Tunfure is a clear testament of his administration’s commitment to deliver the dividends of democracy to the doorsteps of the people.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya reminded the people not to fall to the fruitless antics of the opposition parties in the state but to remain true to the APC cause whose track record is clearly visible for everyone to see and touch.
He said his administration remains committed to the common good of the people of the state and will therefore maintain same for the shared prosperity of all.
To this end, the Governor announced a cash donation of 5 million naira, to the visiting members of Tunfure community as well as 300 hundred pieces of wrappers for the women and another 300 pieces of shedda materials for the men.
Other gift items to the visiting Tunfure community include one hundred bags of maize and one thousand cartons of pasta, etc.
Earlier in an address of welcome, the member representing Akko Federal Constituency Usman Bello Kumo enjoined the people of Tunfure to vote for Governor Inuwa Yahaya in view of his incredible performance within and outside their community.
He said the Governor has consistently displayed courage and unwavering commitment towards the advancement of the social, economic and infrastructural development of Gombe 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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