Mrs Regina Akume, the elected member of the House of Representatives for Gboko/Tarkaa Federal Constituency has expressed confidence in the ability of President Bola Tinubu to transform Nigeria.
Mrs Akume said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Makurdi.
According to her, Tinubu’s antecedents while governor of Lagos state will guide him in changing the face of the country.
“It’s a new dawn and a new hope. The APC has produced a government that will address untold hardship, untold hatred and unite all Nigerians.
“We pray for God to give His favour on this new government.God will give him knowledge, wisdom and vision to succeed”.
She also urged Nigerians to support the administration to succeed.
“God has brought him this time around to reposition Nigeria at a larger scale, and I have the confidence, I am optimistic, I am very sure that he is going to do the best”.
Mrs Akume also prayed for the success of Benue Governor, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia.
“My prayer is that Fr. Hyacinth Alia should not disappoint God, his priesthood where he comes from and the entire people of Benue. (NAN)
Enugu Govt attracts Twenty-six Billion investment through transport, says Commissioner
The Enugu State Commissioner for Transport, Obi Ozor, has said the state attracted investment worth ₦26 billion from foreign and local investors through the transport sector to grow the economy of the state
The Commissioner said the investment would lead to the concession and revival of the Enugu State Transport Company (ENTRACO) and create over 10,000 jobs for residents of the state.
Ozor disclosed this while addressing newsmen after the State Executive Council and Enugu State Executive Leadership Retreat, organized for senior government officials on Friday at the Nike Lake Resort, Enugu.
He said with the investment, the Enugu economy is expected to grow by an additional N26 billion through massive investments by investors.who had already indicated interest.
Ozor stated that the state was creating diverse opportunities in the economy through intra-state and inter-state Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) -powered buses.
He added that the investments would further attract assembly plants for buses and other vehicles which would enable efficient and affordable transportation system in the state.
“This monumental transaction by Gov. Peter Mbah will not only bring efficient transportation but will also move Enugu close to its industrialization goal,” the Commissioner said.
On the economic impact on the lives of the people, Ozor insisted that the investments would create thousands of jobs for the residents, create skills through the assembly plants and “save over 3,700 tonnes of carbon dioxide per annum”.
Suicide: CMD advocates regular checkup on mental healthSuicide:
Dr. Hassan Ikrama, Chief Medical Director, (CMD) Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH), has advised the public to go for regular check-up on mental health to guard against commiting suicide.
The CMD gave the advice at an event in commemoration of the world-suicide-prevention day on Wednesday in Lafia.
Ikrama also advised people to always share their challenges to families and friends to get relief and free themselves from anxiety.
“A problem shared, they said, is half solved, hence the need for people to always share their problems,” he added.
Dr Paul Agbo, Consultant Psychiatrist with the hospital, said suicide was real and urged loved ones to care for those depressed.
The consultant added that the factors responsible for suicide included poverty, divorce, unemployment, mental illness.
He, therefore, said regular mental health checkup, counselling and adequate care for loved ones would go a long way to prevent suicide.
Palliatives: Oborevwori lauds FG, NEMA for supporting flood victims in Delta
Gov. Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta has lauded the Federal Government and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for providing relief materials to flood impacted victims and the vulnerable in the state.
The governor gave the commendation at Ibusa on Wednesday at the commencement of distribution of the Special National Economic and Livelihood Emergency Intervention (SNELEI) to victims of the 2022 flood and the most vulnerable persons in the state at Ibusa.
Oborevwori represented by the state Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mr Perez Omoun and the Commissioner for Bureau of Special Duties, Mr Ejiro Etacherure, said the intervention would provide great relief for the people.
According to Oborevwori, the materials which came in various categories will help to address the needs of the beneficiaries at this moment in time.
He urged the beneficiaries to be orderly as they collected the items and to effectively utilise the items to boost their economic wellbeing.
He noted that government could only intervene as flood was a natural disaster.
On his part, the Director General, NEMA, Mr Mustapha Ahmed, said that the commencement of the distribution of the support items to beneficiaries of SNELEI, was a promise kept by the Federal Government.
The NEMA boss, represented by Mrs Ngozi Ben-Okeke, State Supervisor, SNELEI, said that the Federal Government approved the intervention specifically for people affected by the year 2022 flood disasters and for those classified as most vulnerable persons across the country.
According to Ahmed, immediately after the devastating impact of the 2022 flood, damage and loss assessment were conducted and relief items approved by the Federal Government were delivered across the states to complement initial intervention by the state governments.
He noted that Federal Government approved this second phase of Special Intervention based on joint assessment conducted by NEMA and State Emergency Management Agencies(SEMAs) to support those impacted by the flood to quickly return to normalcy.
He said that beneficiaries of the scheme were dully verified by NEMA in collaboration with SEMAs staff, state agricultural development projects and other stakeholders.
He advised beneficiaries to effectively utilise the items to drive and sustain their socio-economic resilience.
“A total of 660,884 households verified and targeted to benefit from this special intervention across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The NEMA boss thanked Mr President and the state governments for their supports towards the implementation of the intervention to support flood victims and the most vulnerable in the states.
In his opening remarks, Director, SEMA, Mr Gabriel Oviemeso, lauded NEMA for the intervention while noting that 19 Local Government Areas out of 25 LGAs of the state was greatly impacted by the 2022 flood.
Some of the beneficiaries thanked the Federal Government, NEMA, SEMA and the state government for supporting them with relief materials while pledging to effectively utilise the items to improve their economic wellbeing.
According to Mrs Peace Boniface, Mrs Ogechi Eze, Ijeoma Ezenyili and Mr Darlington Dege, the materials will support them particularly at this period of economic crunch in the country.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the items distributed were categories as: Agricultural inputs- Maiz, rice, and groundnut seeds, herbicides, pesticides, liquid fertilisers, knapscak sprayers 16L, Water Pump 3HP and Growth enhancers.
Livelihood equipment – Sewing machines , griding machines ; and Food Items – Rice(25kg), Beans(10kg), Sorghum(10kg), vegetable oil (2kg), salt(1kg), tomato paste sachets and seasoning.
Non-Food-Items -mosquito nets, blankets, nylon mats, plastic buckets, foam mattress, sets of cooking pots, toilets soaps, detergents and cooking stoves.
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