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‘Nigerians Disappointed As They Are Looking For Results In Wrong Place’ – Fashola

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Fashola who disclosed this said Nigerians should note that governance is not magic and the results they promptly need can only be delivered by state and local government which are the closest to grassroots.
“Governance is not magic. It is the act of the possible and our responsibility is to always project hope. Perhaps those who feel that way (disappointed) should be made to realize that what we expect of the Nigerian Federal government lies more with the state government and the local government…some of the most basic things.
“What we should do is to focus on the government that is closest to us. I will urge people to go and read the constitution, the powers the President has are about 45, many of them are categorised as power but they are even functions and duties.
“The government that can transform us and give us what we want quickly are the government closest to us – state and local government,” he said.
Fashola notes that basic infrastructure like primary healthcare, primary education, among others which Nigerians clamour for, can only be delivered by state and local governments.
“Looking for the Federal Government or a magic President is why we seem to have been disappointed. We are looking for the results in the wrong place,” Fashola said.
He urged Nigerians to read the constitution to understand better the divide between the state and the Federal Government.
According to him refuse management, water supply, primary healthcare, basic education, etc are all matters within the local and state government and the duties rest upon the state governors.

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13 Die In Kaduna – Kano Road Crash

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No fewer than 13 persons were on Thursday confirmed killed in a car accident along Kaduna-Kano express way.
Several passengers also sustained various degrees of injuries in the accident involving a Kano bond Macopolo luxurious bus and four other vehicles.
Our correspondent gathered the crash occurred around a village called Jar-marmara in Ikara local government area of Kaduna.
An eye witness, who identified himself as Mallam Sani Haruna, told our correspondent: “The luxurious bus lost control and colided with four cars, in which 16 people died on the spot. The four cars were condemned.”
It was gathered the luxurious bus left Lagos heading to Kano on Monday evening before the crash in the early hours of Tuesday few kilometres to its destination.
Our correspondent learnt many of passengers on the luxurious bus, who sustained various degrees of injuries were rushed to the hospital for treatment.
Kaduna Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC, Hafiz Mohammed, confirmed the incident and the casualty figure to our correspondent.

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NSCDC Dismisses Officer Who Looted COVID – 19 Palliatives In Abuja

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NSCDC Dismisses Officer Who Partook In The Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives In Abuja
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps have dismissed one of its officers, Corps Assistant Illiya Ibrahim of the Gwagwalada Division Abuja, for partaking in the looting of Covid-19 palliatives discovered in a warehouse in Gwagwalada, Abuja.
On Monday, a mob stormed the warehouse and carted away the palliatives. A video that made the rounds on social media, showed the officer grabbing his own palliative.
Tweets from the officials Twitter handle of the NSCDC reads:
“The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has punished a Corps Assistant Illiya Ibrahim of the Gwagwalada Division Abuja by dismissing him from the service in relation to the looting of Covid-19 palliatives discovered in a warehouse in Gwagwalada, Abuja.”

“The Media Assistant to the Commandant General NSCDC, Ekunola Gbenga, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday evening.”

“The recommendation was given after the officer was charged under the public service rule which is related to unbecoming conduct of officers.”
“This disciplinary measure was taken after series of investigations and deliberations by the junior disciplinary committee and recommendations were made to the management.”
“The CG appreciates officers and men of the Corps including members of the public for providing useful information that has continue to assist the Corps in identifying unfit individuals within the ranks for appropriate action. He tasked the personnel to remain committed, resolute and firm in the discharge of their duties.”

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FG disburses N6.1bn to 129,137 Zamfara households

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A total of N 6 , 091 ,580 ,000 has been disbursed to 129, 137 poor and vulnerable households in Zamfara State , the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development announced on Tuesday .
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar -Farouq , stated this during a meeting with the Emirs and other stakeholders at the Zamfara State Government House , Gusau .
She was quoted in a statement issued by the ministry ’s Chief Information Officer , Adeyemo Felicia , as saying , “ The disbursement is done through the Conditional Cash Transfer programme to the poor and vulnerable households in the state .
“ It is done with a monthly base cash transfer of N 5 , 000 to each beneficiary, with the sole aim of graduating them out of poverty .”
Umar -Farouq said the CCT exercise was conducted in six Local Government Areas including Anka , Bungudu, Birnin Magaji , Kauran Namoda Tsafe and Talatar Mafara .
The minister stated that the programme improved the socio -economic livelihoods of over 130 ,000 beneficiaries with payments of between N 30 , 000 to N 80 ,000 distributed based on the dates that each beneficiary was registered on the CCT exercise .
She said the existing National Social Investment Programmes were being expanded to offer wider protection to the most vulnerable persons and communities in Nigeria.
Umar -Farouq said , “ In October 2019 , the Zamfara Social Register had 175 ,955 poor and vulnerable households made up of 802 ,279 individuals .
“ The register has grown under my stewardship to 420, 358 households and 1 ,950 , 201 individuals that will benefit from the government ’ s social safety net programmes .
“ Furthermore , cash transfers will be expanded to cover an additional one million households nationwide. Of this expansion , Zamfara will have a total of 138 ,861 new beneficiaries, in addition to the 130 ,000 currently being paid through the CCT ” .
The Zamfara State Governor , Muhammad Matawalle , who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government , Bala Maru, urged the Federal Government to intervene in road construction that would give security agents access to remote areas where bandits hide.

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