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LASG HOLDS ONLINE SENSITISATION FOR REGISTERED N-POWER BENEFICIARIES

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The Lagos State Ministry of Wealth Creation has held an online sensitisation for registered Batch-C beneficiaries of the N-Power programme under the National Social Investment Programme of the Federal Government of Nigeria, through the National Social Safety Nets Coordinating Office (NASSCO) and the National Cash Transfer Office (NCTO) of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (FMHADMSD).

In her opening remarks during the webinar session, the Honourable Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke, told the participants that the workshop was aimed at ensuring adherence to the stipulated guidelines of the State and N-Power Programme.

She informed participants that the programme, which was introduced in 2016 and targeted at young Nigerians between ages 18-35, is geared towards engaging and deploying young unemployed youths in various sectors such as Education, Health and Agriculture to serve as auxiliary staff in State institutions across the Local Government Areas for a duration of two years.

Mrs. Arobieke stated that the Graduate category of the programme is divided into three main categories, namely N-Tech, N-Health and N-Agro, and has so far had over 20,000 beneficiaries between 2016-2019 under the keen supervision of the Ministry and in conjunction with other State Agencies such as the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Primary Healthcare Board (PHC) and the State Agricultural Development Authority.

The Commissioner explained that in 2020 the scope of the NSIP was expanded from 500,000 to 1,000,000 beneficiaries to accommodate more residents, noting that a total of 10,130 beneficiaries have so far been verified and deployed to 3326 active places of Primary Assignment(PPAs).

On his part, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr. Olujimi Ige, expressed gratitude to the State Government for driving the mandate to develop humanitarian policies.

He lauded the effective coordination of National and International Humanitarian interventions, the strategic disaster mitigation, preparedness cum response with the formulation and implementation of fair, focused social inclusion and protection programmes by the Federal Government, in conjunction with State Agencies under the supervision of the State Focal Person in Lagos.

The State Director, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr. Waheed Ishola, commended the Federal Government for the programme, revealing that the N-Power programme is devoid of political influence, just as he advised the beneficiaries to erase the erroneous perception of N-Power as a “national cake”.

He maintained that the programme must be taken seriously as there is strict monitoring of the beneficiaries.

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Sanusi Reinstated As Emir Of Kano

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Four years after Muhammadu Sanusi II was deposed as the Emir of Kano, Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State has reinstated him to the throne.

“With the full support of the kingmakers, I have approved the reappointment of Malam Sanusi Lamido,” the governor said to cheers at the Art Chamber of the Kano State Government House around 5:16 pm on Thursday.

He announced the decision right after signing the Kano State Emirate Council (Repeal) Bill 2024 into law.

The new law replaces the Kano State Emirates Council Law, 2019, and dissolves the emirate councils created by Governor Yusuf’s predecessor Abdullahi Ganduje.

It was based on the law that Ganduje split the Kano Emirate into five in December 2019 and deposed the 14th Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II on March 9, 2020. The emirates created by the Ganduje administration were Karaye, Bichi, Rano, and Gaya, in addition to Kano.

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FG Offers 2-Month Free Ride On Abuja Light Rail

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The federal government has offered 2-month free ride services to passengers on the Abuja Light rail after its inauguration on Monday.

Nyesom Wike, The FCT Minister, disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday at a ministerial press briefing on the one year in office of President Bola Tinubu.

He said President Tinubu would inaugurate the rail project on Monday, while it would start commercial services on Tuesday.

“For those who are saying that the rail system had already been commissioned, don’t make a mistake. What was earlier commissioned was the building. What we want to commission on Monday is commercial operations.

“If you are going to the airport, from here to airport is 20 minutes. Seeing is believing. Go on Tuesday. We are going to allow for free rides for two months.

“You know, Mr. President, he can even say extend it to six months just to reduce the pain of our people. That is renewed hope agenda. When you say something, you do it,” Wike said.

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Sanusi II To Be Reinstated As Kano Emir …..As State Assembly Dethrones Emir Bayero, Others

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Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II has been reinstated as the Emir of Kano, according to a report by LEADERSHIP newspaper.

This decision followed the Kano State House of Assembly’s resolution to dethrone the current Emir and also dismantle the four new Emirates in the State established under a controversial 2019 law.

Though it has not been officially announced, LEADERSHIP reported that it had it on a good authority that Sanusi II had been reinstated, and was expected in Kano on Friday.

“According to credible inside sources, ‘So certainly with the passage of the Bill, Sanusi automatically stands reinstated. No need for confirmation, the thing to is wait for the Governor to assent to it’.

“The then restructuring of the Kano Emirate is seen as a political manoeuvre to diminish the influence of then Emir Sanusi II, a vocal critic of the former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje administration. The creation of the new emirates fragmented the authority of the old Kano Emirate Council, diluting its power and influence.

“Meanwhile, the Majority Leader of the Kano State House of Assembly, Lawan Hussaini Chediyar Yan Gurasa, who sponsored the Amendment Bill, shortly after Thursday’s session, revealed to journalists that, “the bill has been sent to the governor for assent, now there is no longer an active Emir in Kano in all the five Emirates; Kano, Bichi, Gaya, Rano and Karaye. The law now provides the governor to call on the traditional kingmakers to choose a new king.”

“Our correspondent also reports that all the district heads elevated or appointed under the repealed law are to revert to their previous positions.”

 

 

 

Source: Leadership

 

 

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