Akwa Ibom State Government has evacuated no fewer than 75 indigenous of the State studying at the University of Jos back to the State, following recent killings and violence in Jos, Plateau State which resulted in the closedown of the school by the authority.
The Special Assistant to the Governor on Student Affairs, Comrade Clifford Akwaowo who made this known in Uyo on Monday, when he led the leadership of NAAKISS, UNIJOS chapter who arrived the State over the weekend on a Thank you visit the Commissioner for Education, Mrs Idongesit Etiebet, stated that students were evacuated following the directive of the State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel.
Comrade Clifford commended Governor Emmanuel for facilitating and monitoring the safe return of the students, describing him as a good father full of love and care deserving of accolades, adding that his swift response to the situation was forestalled possible attacks and bloodlettings.
In their separate remarks, Mr Benjamin Akpan Jonah, a 400 level Chemistry Student and NAAKISS Vice President, Northern zone and Mr Ekong Blessed, a 500 level Pharmacy student and NAAKISS President, UNIJOS chapter, thanked Governor Udom Emmanuel for responding to their distress call for help and coming to their aid.
The Student Leaders recounted their ordeal while in school which they said began on the 14th of August,2021 whereby a group of individuals were attacked and killed in Jos which caused counter-attacks leading to mayhem and loss of lives of some individuals, including students of the University of Jos.
They said with the declaration of curfew by the Plateau State Government and subsequent close down of the school, students were in a critical situation which made them seek the intervention of the State Government.
They particularly lauded Governor Emmanuel, for liaising with Plateau State Government to provide security personnel that escorted their vehicles through to the outskirts of Plateau State, expressing delight to be back home.
Also speaking, the NAAKISS Worldwide President, Comrade Aniedi Michael, who was in the team that visited the Ministry, expressed appreciation for the show of love and magnanimity of Governor Emmanuel who put modalities in place for the safe return of the UNIJOS students, saying that Akwa Ibom State Students are happy and proud of him and would continue to support his lofty goals for the people of Akwa Ibom State.
Comrade Michael also appreciated the State Ministry of Education, led by the indefatigable Commissioner for Education, Mrs Idongesit Etiebet for her good works in the Ministry as well as reaching out and protecting the interest of students of Akwa Ibom State.
Receiving the students on behalf of the State Governor, the Commissioner for Education, Mrs Idongesit Etiebet, thanked God for their safe arrival devoid of negative reports.
The Commissioner asserted that as a responsible government that does not play politics with the lives of the people, Governor Emmanuel has demonstrated that the well-being of the students is paramount.
Flanked by the Permanent Secretary, Lady Rose Bassey, Mrs Etiebet commended the student leaders for conducting themselves well and coordinating their colleagues of Akwa Ibom origin for the trip home, assuring of State government’s continued support, while promising to convey their message of appreciation to the State Governor.
Kano State: Ganduje to Establish Mega Schools on Illegal Lands
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has began the establish Mega Schools on Illegal lands in Kano state, metropolitan area amid mass abduction of schoolchildren by bandits in Nigeria.
The Kano governor Ganduje has began the revocation of properties not properly documented and those illegally owned within the Kano state metropolitan area to establish mega secondary schools.
Kano state commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, made this known in a statement in Kano.
“In view of the recent prevailing security challenges, coupled with the congestion of schools on the outskirts of the city, Kano state government has commenced revocation of illegally acquired or not properly documented properties and structures within the metropolitan area for the establishment mega secondary schools,” said the statement.
The Kano state government explained that it took the step to decongest boarding schools in Kano, following abductions of students from boarding schools in neighbouring states.
According to the statement, the Kano government has begin reviewing the security situation to counter bandits.
A property located at Filin Bola, along Court Road in Tarauni local government, was seized by the Kano government without a building permit.
“The government confiscated it and will establish such school on it,” said the information commissioner.
He revealed that the government would also confiscate properties developed in areas not earmarked for them.
Mr Garba added that the government was also currently “looking into cases of land approvals for residential purposes, but converted to shops or commercial plots that are now turned to residential buildings and vice versa.”
Live Update: Remo 1-1 Insurance FC in NNL Super8
The live Update of Remo Stars FC Vs Bendel Insurance FC, as it is the match is currently at halftime and both teams have settled for 1-1 draw.
Imade Osarenkhoe, Bendel Insurance FC striker once again justifies his inclusion in the starting 11 by giving his side the lead after he advanced into the box to poke home the opener in the midst of a the crowded box. In getting the equaliser, Nduka Junior rose head home from his team’s free kick to level things up for the Soname boys.
It’s been a tough one so far in the first half, with both side playing with determination to end the game on positive end
Bendel Insurance 1-1 Remo Stars in the Nigeria National League (NNL)
Igbo are in Charge of Economy in Nigeria – President Buhari
President Buhari has stated that the Igbo are in charge of economy in Nigeria, this was made known via his verified Facebook page while thanking Imo state for their warm reception they gave him during his commissioning visit.
In his words he wrote: I thank the Government and people of Imo State for the very warm reception accorded me during my visit yesterday. It was a pleasure to visit Imo State and to be hosted by Governor Hope Uzodimma.
I was pleased to see and commission his impactful infrastructure projects, and to note that he is giving infrastructure the same kind of priority that we are giving it at the Federal level.
I firmly believe that when you get infrastructure right, Nigerians will mind their own businesses. And the Igbos will especially benefit from this ongoing infrastructure revolution, because, as a group, they are truly the most enterprising.
There is no town you will visit in Nigeria without seeing the Igbos being in-charge of economic activities. The evidence is there for everyone to see, that Igbos are in charge of Nigeria’s economy.
It is therefore unthinkable for me that any Igbo man would consider himself not to be a part of Nigeria.
Let me again say that I was very pleased with what I saw in Imo State, and I would like to assure that I will support Imo State and the entire region within the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The Federal Government will complete all ongoing key projects in the South East, including the 2nd Niger Bridge, and other major highways, as well as the railway lines and routes linking the region with other parts of the country.
This have however spark several reactions on social media with some in support of some of his words while others are against it.