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COCIN President Urges FG to Curb Security Threats to National Unity

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The President Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) Rev. Dr. Amos Musa Mohzo has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to address the unprecedented inflations and security challenges threatening the unity and stabilization of Nigeria.

The COCIN President stated this on Friday while reading a communique at the end of 104 General Church Council Meeting held at the COCIN Headquarters in Jos the Plateau State Capital.

He condemns in strong terms the persistent attacks on Churches and communities by terrorists and the increasing cases of kidnapping across the country in recent times.

 

According to Mahzo, “We call on the government at all levels to address the unprecedented inflation and security challenges threatening the unity and stability of the nation.

“Condemn in strong terms the persistent attacks on Church and communities by the terrorists and increase cases of kidnapping in the country,” the President stated.

They called on their members to be vigilant and proactive regarding the security of their communities and Churches.  And make good use of social media to spread the gospel rather than its negative usage.

The Church decries the increase in substance abuses by some youths in various communities and tasked members to lead a crusade of sensitization and major fight against the sale and consumption of illicit drugs and substances in the country.

Mohzo acknowledged the contribution of traditional leaders for their commitment and wisdom towards maintaining peace in their communities and prayed that their partnership with the Church will continue to yield positive fruits for the growth and development of the country.

The 104 General Church Council Meeting also had Rev. Rev. Dinfa Mamshal elected as the Deputy General Secretary of COCIN following the retirement of Rev. Dauda Digga Jimra from the service of the Church next month after attaining the 65 years’ compulsory retirement age.

Rev. Mamshal poll a total of 211 votes, to defeat Rev. Dr. Sylvester Dachomo who got 79 votes in the last round of the election. Until his election he was the COCIN Deputy Director of Personnel at the Church’s headquarters.

They Prayed God to grant President Bola Tinubu and Governor Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang the wisdom to pilot the affairs of the state and the country respectively.

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Wuye/Wuse Flyover 85% Completed, Ready in May – Wike

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The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr Nyesom Wike, says the Wuye/Wuse Flyover is 85 per cent completed and will be inaugurated in May.

Wike stated this in Abuja on Saturday, after inspecting the project, along with the Vice-President’s residence and  11-kilometre (km) six lane dual carriage expressway linking Airport Expressway to Kuje.

Wike added that the road from Kuje to Airport Expressway, when completed, would open the area for transformative economic growth and development.

The minister, who equally visited the vice-president’s residence being handled by Julius Berger, expressed optimism that the project would be completed in May.

“I must commend the various contractors, the Arab Contractors and Julius Berger.

“The first site we went to is almost 85 per cent completed, that is, one of those interchanges in Wuye District. The contractors are keeping faith with their commitment to handover the project by May.

“Then we also went to Kuje to inspect the six-lane road of about 11km. The road from the Airport Road down to Kuje will open that area of the Area Council.

“The last time when I went to flag off one of the rural roads, we didn’t see much about the contractors, and I did say that the contractors are not serious.

“Going back there today, I am very impressed with the level and quality of work,” he said.

Speaking at the official residence of the vice-president, the minister said the contractors were at the stage of electrical installations, adding that a lot of changes would be seen in the next few weeks.

“We were at the VP’s residence which is being handled by Julius Berger and like I said, they have made further commitment that by May, they are going to hand it over.

“They are known for quality, and we are financing them well,” the minister said.

Wike reiterated that no ongoing project in the FCT would be abandoned, adding that the projects were considered as priority and have been included in the FCT’s 2024 statutory budget to ensure adequate funding. (NAN)

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Benue Rep Hands over Reconstructed Police Division, Quarters

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The Member representing Gwer /Gwer West Federal Constituency, Arc Asema Achado, has pledged to

enhance the working condition of police personnel in the constituency to boost their morale.

Achado made the pledge when he handed over the reconstructed Aliade Divisional Police Headquarters and personnel quarters, on Saturday in Gwer Local Government Area.

“This initiative stems from my firm belief that a conducive working environment fosters the morale of officers, thereby bolstering their capacity to combat criminal activities and mitigate the prevailing insecurity in the local government area”.

He said law enforcement agencies play critical roles in safeguarding the country and needed good working environment to operate effectively.

Achado recalled that the police division and personnel quarters were in a dilapidated state,  and he had to lobby the Federal Government through the Nigeria Police Force to award the contract.

He urged local authorities and Benue Government to provide infrastructure, vehicles and other logistics for the police and other security agencies to be more clinical in the discharge of their responsibilities.

An official of the Federal Housing Authority, Dr Mathias Byuan, said the federal government has made adequate provision for the building affordable houses for Nigerians.

He also said President Bola Tinubu was committed to providing enough funds to all security formations to enhance Nigeria’s internal and external defence systems. (NAN)

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Police Place N50m Bounty on 2 Katsina Bandits

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The Police Command in Katsina State on Sunday promised a N50 million reward to anyone with useful information that could lead to the arrest of two bandits – Modi Modi and Jan Kare.

The Police, in a statement by the Public Relations Officer, Mr Abubakar Aliyu, alleged that the duo had been responsible for most of the terrorist attacks in the state.

The statement alleged that Modi Modi and Jan Kare, all males, were operating within Katsina State, particularly in the regions of Kankara and Safana Local Government Areas.

“The safety of the residents is of paramount importance, that is why we are making these commitments.

We are taking decisive actions against criminal elements threatening peace and stability,” it said.

Aliyu explained that the identity of the informant and the information provided would be kept strictly confidential.

“All concerned citizens are encouraged to give us any relevant information that could assist the security agencies in apprehending the masterminds behind these heinous crimes of kidnapping and banditry in the state,” he said.

He urged anyone with useful information to contact the command headquarters or call the following numbers: 07015142112 08023871144. (NAN)

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