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COVID-19: FCT Youth Taskforce Commends Organizations and Individuals Complying to the Donations for Palliative Measures

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FCT Youth Taskforce Commends Organizations and Individuals Complying to the Donations for Palliative Measures.

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) youth taskforce on COVID-19 in collaboration with FCT Indigenous Association has expressed appreciations to some corporate organizations and individuals that had donated toward providing palliatives to the vulnerable residents of Federal Capital Territory FCT during the lockdown.

Comrade Ango Abdullahi Suleiman, Chairman of NYCN FCT Chapter and leader of the taskforce made this call and commendation during a press briefing on the activities of the youth taskforce in Abuja on Wednesday.

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He also called for more financial donations to be channeled to the office of FCT Minister to enable the FCT Administration provide more palliatives to cushion hunger and suffering of the masses as a result of the lockdown.

 Comrade Inusa Ahmadu Yusuf, the spokesman of FCT indigenous association is calling the attention of the FCT Administration to integrate independent organizations and civil societies in this palliative sharing measures to ensure efficiency and efficacy of the process.

According to Yusuf, hunger is biting harder on the poor masses. Therefore, he urges the Federal government to urgently release whatever palliative due to the FCT residents.

Recall on April 6th, This Taskforce team beckoned on the various companies and businesses situated in Federal Capital Territory to do the needful by donating their social corporate responsibility to the FCT Administration.

 They also threaten to shut down the operations of some companies that refused to perform their corporate social responsibilities to the residents, especially the masses of FCT masses with effect from April 9th.

According to Suleiman, the full list of donors in FCT had been released to the taskforce and the threat still stands.

The Chairman also commended the FCTA for supporting their movement with the provision of (3) three Hilux pickups to the taskforce for the sensitization of the communities in FCT.

He also appreciated the contribution of the Senator representing FCT, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, for the donation of 1,000 bags of rice and 100 cartons of hand sanitizers.

In view of this, the taskforce threatens to lockdown companies, estate firms and institutions that refused to announce publicly and channel their contribution to the Minister of FCT for the provision of palliatives to the poor masses of Abuja.

Yunusa Ahmadu Yusuf, in his speech stated that they have sensitized the vulnerable people such as Garki on this pandemic disease, COVID-19 through Playing the sensitization jingles on COVID-19 around the Area Councils in FCT.

The residents of this remote communities have one of their challenges as lack of power supply to stay connected to vital information from the media regarding the spread of Coronavirus which FCT Administration ought to address this issue.

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Domak Shelter Ltd. Partners with VIO, Offers 1000 Housing Units

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vio home welfare staff cooperative Society partner with Domak Shelter Ltd to Build 1000 Housing Units for Staff

DOMAK SHELTER LTD. PARTNERS WITH VIO, OFFERS 1000 HOUSING UNITS

A Leading real estate firm in Nigeria ‘Domak Shelter Ltd.’ is partnering with the Directorate of Road Services, Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) to offer 1,000 Housing units to its Staff at Domak Garden City, Karshi.

Few days ago, Domak Shelter Ltd. launched the Face of Domak Project- a marketing competition platform through which all Domak products will be sold while the best marketer would be rewarded handsomely.

Interestingly, the Face of Domak project kick-started with 25,000 easy House ownership scheme and the marketers have already step up their games.

In line with this innovative project, the Management Team of Domak Shelter Ltd. ably led by the Chief Executive Officer ‘Amb. Kingsley Azonobi’ signed and sealed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today, 4th August, 2020 at the VIO Headquarters, Mabushi with the Management team of the VIO Home & Welfare Staff Cooperative Society Ltd. to build 1,000 Housing Units for the staff of VIO.

 This agreement was signed in the presence of the 9 members of the Face of Domak Board of Trustees, Management team of the VIO Home &Welfare Staff Cooperative Society Ltd. and the members of the press.

Bar. Felix Nnadi who is head of Consultancy Units of the Cooperative Society commended the leadership of Domak Shelter Ltd. for this innovative project and expressed his excitement about the signing of the MoU.

In his statement, He said the initiative came along with liberal terms which will mark a legacy in the life of the VIO officials. According to him, the approval for the signing of this MoU was obtained from the Head of National body of the Organization ‘Engr. Sir Paul Bebe’ as well as the excos of the Cooperative Society Nationwide.

Speaking on the August event, Usman Yahaya who is the Director of Administrations VIO made reference on a similar project with the former Minister of Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) who is now the Governor of Kaduna State ‘Gov. Nasir El- rufai’ and how benefiting the project was to the civil servants at that time.

However, he urges Domak Shelter Ltd to make the Housing Scheme an affordable venture for the civil servants.

“The issue of Housing is very important in any civil servant life. When you come to look at it critically, after you must have served for 35-36 years then you retire and the pension is not forth coming. (Even the Housing, where to put your head is no longer there). Therefore, this forms a very important aspect of any civil servant life.”  He said

“Coming up with this very exercise is a very nice one for the VIO. This will go along way to help the staff of VIO plan their retirement life” He added.

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Mr. Mberi Yaro, the Vice chairman of the Directorate, Conference of Directors VIO stated his willingness for every VIO officers to participate in this opportunity. He therefore advised the both parties involved in the MoU to ensure commitment to this laudable project.

Responding, Amb. Kingsley Azonobi expressed his gratitude and commended the VIO management team for the partnership deed. In his statement, he assured them his commitment towards delivering affordable 1,000 housing units to their staff as well as real time monitoring technology ‘Project Watch’ which will enable all subscribers get the actual coordinates to their land.

Worthy of note, the legal adviser to the VIO ‘Bar. Udah’ a 33 years legal practitioner commended the efforts put together in the preparation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). He therefore advised the both parties to honor the terms and conditions of the MoU.

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Secondary School Exit Classes to Resume August 4 for WAEC Exams Starting August 17

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Secondary School Exit Classes to Resume August 4 for WAEC Exams Starting August 17
Secondary School Exit Classes

The Ministry of Education has announced that exit classes in Secondary schools across the nation will reopen for academic activities on August 4.

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A statement released this afternoon July 27, by the Director of Press, Ministry of Education, Ben Bem Goong, says students in exit classes are to resume immediately after the Salah breaks so they can take their WAEC examinations scheduled to begin August 17.

Goong said this decision was taken at the virtual consultative meeting of the Federal Ministry of Education, Commissioners of Education in the 36 states, the Nigerian Union of Teachers, Proprietors of Private schools, and Chief Executive of Examination bodies.

The Federal government had initially suspended the reopening of schools due to the increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Read the statement from the Ministry of Education below;

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House of Reps Probes North East Development Commission Over the Misappropriation of ‘₦100 Billion in 1 year

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House of Reps Probes North East Development Commission Over the Misappropriation of ‘₦100 Billion in 1 year
House of Representatives Probes North East Development Commission Over the Misappropriation of  ‘₦100 Billion in 1 year

The house of representatives probes the North-East Development Commission (NEDC) over the alleged mismanagement of N100 billion.

The happened as a result of the motion moved by Ndudi Elumelu, the minority leader of the house, on Thursday.

The commission was established in 2017 to reconstruct states affected by insurgency in the North-east.

According to Elumelu, the N100 billion given to the commission by the federal government “vanished” with nothing to show for it.

The Delta lawmaker accused Mohammed Goni Alkali, commission’s managing director, of awarding non-existent contracts.

“The N100 billion so far disbursed to the commission by the federal government is said to have vanished under a year without any visible impact on the refugees nor any infrastructural development credited to the name of the commission in the whole of the north-east,” Alkali said.

 

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“The corrupt practices include high handedness by the managing director, Mohammed Goni Alkali, over inflation of contracts, awards of non-existent contracts, massive contract splitting and flagrant disregard for the procurement laws in the award of contracts.

“There are allegations of how the minister of humanitarian affairs and disaster management, Sadiya Farouk, was said to have entered into an unholy deal with the managing director of the commission to illegally withdraw money for the purchase military vehicles without any recourse to the board.

“The act, which completely disregards the country’s procurement laws, must be seriously frowned at.”

The house adopted the motion after it was put to a voice vote by Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house.

The motion was referred to the house committees on finance, procurement and NEDC. The report on the probe is expected to be turned in after eight weeks.

The development is coming days after the house  has concluded its investigation on the alleged mismanagement of N81.5 billion by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

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