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NASS committed to uplifting young people – Gbajabiamila

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives , Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, says the ninth National Assembly is irrevocably committed to uplifting young people and will do everything possible to support them.

Gbajabiamila made the statement on Saturday in Lagos, while speaking at the empowerment programme he organised for the people of his Surulere 1 Federal Constituency

No fewer than 5000 constituents benefited from the empowerment programme with 351 tertiary institutions getting education grants of between N20,000 to N80,000.

The speaker also distributed laptops to 1020 teachers in the constituency while 1596 small business owners were given cash grants of between N50,000 and N150,000.

No fewer than 120 automobiles were presented to people of the area, while police stations ,the Lagos University Teaching Hospital and community hospitals in Surulere got patrol vehicles and ambulances.

The speaker said the country is blessed with young people with great potential , promising that the ninth national assembly would do all it could to create the right environment for them to thrive.

“Nigeria is blessed with a lot of young potential, young men and women who have the capacity, knowledge, know-how, drive, sincerity of purpose but unfortunately yet to have the endowment to thrive.

” I promise you today and I give you my solemn word that those of us in the ninth assembly will continue to do what we can, whenever, wherever, however we can to make sure that these young boys and girls, who we call the greater tomorrow, are indeed given a seat at the table and perhaps someday, sit at the head of the table.”he said .

The speaker also said the ninth assembly was passionate about the development of the country and would continue to work assiduously for the progress of the nation.

Gbajabiamila said the empowerment programme was in appreciation of the consistent support given him by his constituents and in redemption of his electoral promise to impact on the people of the area.

He promised to always work for the good of the people of the constituency and to bring more dividends of democracy to the people.

The speaker said his interventions in education in the area was owing to his passion about education and the future of the country.

He thanked Gov. Babajide Sanwoolu for offering purposeful leadership in the state and impacting positively on the people of the state.

The speaker also thanked the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in the state ,Mr Cornelius Ojelabi for his consistent support and giving direction to the party in the state.

Speaking ,a former Nigerian ambassador to Ghana, Sen.Musiliu Obanikoro described Gbajabiamila as a rare politician and a worthy representative of the people.

Obanikoro said Gbajabiamila had acquitted himself remarkably well as speaker of the House of Representatives.

“He has done well and I commend him. This is a speaker that is not only doing well at the national assembly but also doing extremely well for the people.

“I am proud of him and ready to support him anywhere he is going”, he said.

In a speech, Ojelabi described Gbajabiamila as a great ambassador of the party who had done the party proud in the state.

He said the speaker had redefined representation and leadership with his sterling performance at the house of representatives and the support for his constituents.

“You have done well for the people of Surulere and Lagos in general, and for this I am saying thank you and that the party is proud of you,” he said

 

 

 

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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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