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Benue Govt to Partner With FHA to Provide Affordable Houses

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From Attah Ede, Makurdi
The Benue State Government has agreed to partner with the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) to provide affordable houses for the people of the State.
Governor Hyacinth Alia made this known  while playing host to the management team of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA), led by the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Oyetunde Ojo, at the new Banquet Hall of the Benue State Government House, Makurdi, on Saturday.


Governor Alia, who expressed happiness for having the team in the state, said his administration has accepted the offer from the FHA, and will be collaborating with them to develop affordable houses for the people of the state.

He noted that the proposal brought by the housing authority is in line with his administration’s desire to create a new Benue that everyone will be proud of.
 
Governor Alia used the occasion to highlight some of his achievements in office such as the ongoing construction of the underpass at High Level roundabout Makurdi as well as the one in Gboko, the massive road construction works within Makurdi and other towns, the installation of solar powered street lights, the injection 100  new buses at the Benue links Transport Company, provision of fertilizers to farmers at subsidized rate, the tremendous improvement in the health sector in the state amongst others.
He  equally extended appreciation to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for agreeing to construct a flyover at the Wurukum roundabout, amongst many other interventions from the federal government.
He said the efforts made so far by his administration is to ensure Benue is placed in the right place it should be, and as such, will not turn down efforts aimed towards that direction.
He promised to, on behalf of the state, provide land and any other support the Federal Housing Authority may require for the initiative to be achieved.
Earlier in his remark, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Housing Authority, Hon. Oyetunde Ojo, said they were in the state as part of the new policy of the FHA to consult with all the state governors for end user initiatives in providing houses to citizens of the country.
He said as custodians of land in the states, the governors are in the best position to provide lands and collaborate with the Authority for the success of the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda in Housing, being the reason they were in Benue state.
According to him, the construction of the new houses will not only provide shelter to the people of the state, but will also create job opportunities, adding that since many people will be involved in the processes, it will also arrest the rising inflation in the country.
He commended Governor Hyacinth Alia for bringing back good governance in the state through the regular payment of salaries and pensions, the registration of External examinations for indigenes of the state as well as the massive infrastructural works ongoing in the state.
Hon. Ojo, was accompanied during the visit by the Executive Director (Project Implementation), Engr. Oluremi Omowaiye, Executive Director (Estate Services), Arc. Ezekiel Nya-Etok, Executive Director (Business Development), Mr. Umar Dankane Abdullahi, Executive Director (Housing Finance & Accounts), Mr. Mathias Byuan, amongst other top management staff of the Federal Housing Authority.

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I-G visits Ogun, Approves Area Commands for Ifo, Imeko, Idi-Iroko

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The Inspector General of Police (I-G), Kayode Egbetokun, on Tuesday, began a three-day working visit to Ogun, with an approval for creation of additional area commands in Ifo, Imeko and Idi-Iroko areas of the state.

Reports says that Egbetokun arrived the command’s headquarters at Eleweran in Abeokuta, in the company of the Assistant Inspector General (AIG),  Zone ll, Olatoye Durosimi and the Commissioner of Police in the state, Abiodun Alamutu.

While addressing  stakeholders and the rank-and-file of the police, Egbetokun charged officers of the command to step up their efforts at  fighting crime in the state.

He, however, called for more support for the police to enable them effectively combat crime in the state.

“I have heard your request for an area command in Ifo and that request is hereby granted.

“We are not, however, going to stop at creating an area command in Ifo, we will also create two area commands in the two border areas of Idi-Iroko and Imeko.

“On the issue of manpower, lack of vehicles and operational logistics for Ogun command, I have whispered to the CP that he should give me the list of all the needs of the command and we are going to pay attention to all of them.

“Whatever that we need to do to stop kidnapping in Ogun state, we are going to do it. The fact that there are few crimes being committed here and there does not affect the peaceful status of Ogun state,” he said.

Earlier in his remarks, Alamutu noted that Ogun remains one of the safest states in Nigeria in spite of its fair share of security challenges.

Alamutu expressed optimism that  the I-G’s visit would re-energise the officers and men for better service delivery.

He promised that men and officers of the Ogun command would remain loyal and committed to the ideals and vision of the force.

NAN reports that Egbetokun , thereafter,  inaugurated the newly built Main Office,  the Technical Intelligence Unit and the Complaints Unit  within the premises of the command.

The I-G is also expected to visit the four paramount rulers of Egba, Ijebu, Remo and Yewa on his three-day visit to the state. (NAN)

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Abia Govt. Declares War Against Indiscipline, Task Force Enters Streets

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The Abia State Harmonized Task Force (ASHTF), Aba Zone, on Tuesday began the enforcement of the law against street trading, illegal parking, indiscriminate dumping of refuse and environmental nuisance.

The Aba zone team, led by Chief Uche Wogu, the Transitional Chairman of Aba South Local Government Area, began the enforcement from Bata Junction down to Aba Main Park.

The enforcement also continued throughout the entire city centre, after two weeks of sensitisation.

Addressing newsmen during the exercise, Chief Wogu said that ASHTF would ensure that all wrong methods of enforcement were eliminated from the system.

“What will change is that nothing will be business as usual as there are massive reorientation of the mentality of the people of this town.

“In the past, you had all sorts of people in the task force doing things recklessly but now, we believe in the rule of law.

“You see people jumping into vehicles, causing accidents and all manner of things. ASHTF has six zones, two in Umuahia, and four in Aba and each zone has Mobile Courts attached to them.

“We have four mobile courts in Aba and when anybody defaults, we would all make use of the mobile courts and the court will issue the penalty charges.

Wogu said that each offence had its penalty and any offence that had a cash payment had to be paid into the single treasury account.

Prince Emmanuel Ahumibe, the Coordinator of ASHTF, Aba Zone-B, has also assured residents that there would be no harassment of any sort.

Ahumibe added that ASHTF was a task force with a difference that would do its job with human face, sensitisation and civil enforcement.

“We will use the mobile courts adequately to ensure that road obstruction, illegal parking, street trading and too many other things were eliminated,” Ahumibe assured. (NAN)

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Naira Appreciation: FCCPC Intensifies Enforcements to Discourage Unfair Price Hike

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The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) says it will intensify monitoring and enforcement in formal and informal markets to ensure that business owners do not unfairly inflate prices.

Dr Adamu Abdullahi, the Acting Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, was reacting to complaints by consumers that in spite of the appreciation of the Naira against the dollar, prices of goods were still increasing.

Abdullahi said in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, that the situation was unacceptable, and the Commission was committed to protecting consumers from exploitation.

He said that the operatives of FCCPC would work with trade associations, farmer groups, and other stakeholders to combat price-fixing, and dismantle cartels.

This, according to Abdullahi, will encourage increased competition and ultimately lead to lower prices for consumers.

”The FCCPC understands the significant financial strain these rising prices are placing on Nigerian households. As a result, the Commission is taking proactive steps to addressing this issue.

”While the FCCPC cannot directly regulate prices, the Commission will utilise its existing legal framework to enforce fair competition and consumer protection provisions.

”This includes monitoring and investigating unusual price hikes, addressing complaints filed by consumers, and taking action against any businesses found to be engaging in anti-competitive practices such as price-fixing, price gouging or cartel formation.

”The Commission remains committed to educating consumers about their rights and empowering them to make informed choices.

”We will engage in advocacy and public awareness campaigns to raise awareness about price gouging and other unfair trade practices and provide guidance on how to identify and report such practices.

”We will collaborate with relevant regulatory bodies to develop a comprehensive and coordinated response to anti-competitive practices, price gouging, and other consumer protection issues,” he said.

He encouraged consumers to continue to report suspected price gouging and other unfair trade practices through contact@fccpc.gov.ng.

”Together, we can work towards a more stable, fair, and competitive marketplace for all Nigerians.” (NAN)

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