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Adamawa PDP Inaugurates Presidential, Governorship Campaign Council

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The Peoples Democratic Party Adamawa State Chapter, on Monday inaugurated an 831 member presidential and governorship campaign council for the 2023 elections.

 

The campaign council which was inaugurated by the state party chairman, Tahir Shehu, has the Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, as chairman of the council, with pioneer PDP chairman in the state, Chief Joel Madaki, as vice chairman while Barr. Awwal Tukur and Dr Aliyu Hong, former minister of state for foreign affairs, are to serve as director general and secretary respectively.

 

The 831 member list also has the following party members Hon. Abubakar Wambai designated to serve as deputy director general North, Penticost Agiso Central and Felix Tangwami Southern zone.

 

Earlier Fintiri, in his remarks at the inauguration, appealed to the electorate to re-elect him for another term to complete the good work he said his administration had undertaken over the course of the last three and half years which had brought unprecedented growth and development in nearly all sectors.

 

He said he met a state that was almost comatose because of the gross maladministration of past regimes coupled with other global economic challenges, worsened by the effect of COVID-19 pandemic, his administration had been able to discharge it’s responsibilities to the people with amazing satisfaction.

He said, “Moving forward into a phase that would require a renewal of this mandate, I want the citizens to expect more from us. We shall consolidate on the gains already made on each item on the 11-point agenda. At this point, we have a deeper and better understanding of some of these issues and would no doubt improve on our approaches and strategies to achieve positive results with maximum impact.”

 

However, Fintiri, caused an outburst, when he took a swipe at the opposition All Progressive Congress, with a riposte, that seemed to mock the APC, over the recent court judgement annulling governorship primaries and also refused to order the conduct of a fresh primaries that would have allowed the party participate in the governorship polls.

Fintiri said, “Because of our good intentions God has thrown confusion into the midst of the camps of the enemies of the people.

 

“They will remain confused until 2023. While they fight each other, we shall continue the good works to the glory of God and the benefit of our people,” the governor stated.

 

Adding that all his administration had been able to achieve was due to the collective trust, support and sacrifices of every citizen which he, Fintiri, promised not to take for granted.

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Lalong Appoints Ten New Permanent Secretaries

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Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has approved the appointment of 10 new Permanent Secretaries.

The governor made the announcement in a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham, on Monday in Jos.

According to the statement, the new officials are to fill the vacancies created following the retirement/resignations of some Permanent Secretaries in the service of the state government.

“The new Permanent Secretaries are expected to be sworn in on Tuesday 24th January 2023.

“The new Permanent Secretaries are: Keziah Dung (Barkin Ladi); Yusuf Ayuba Gimba ( Bassa); Gongden Micah Sunday (Mangu); Lamu Michael Dennis (Mangu).

 

“ Peter Wuyep (Kanke); Bapman Naankin Emmanuel (Mikang); Boniface Gwotbit Bankshuet (Mikang); Gotan Benjamin James (Pankshin); Salamatu Ritmwa Parlong (Pankshin); and Wuyep Zitta (Langtang South)”.

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Enugu2023: My Government Will Explore The Opportunities Of Coal, Gas And Solar Energy To Meet Power Needs Of Enugu State – Frank Nweke Jr

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Frank Nweke Jr, the Enugu State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), on Sunday night, said that his government would explore the opportunities of resources like coal and natural gas (CNG) which the state has, as well as solar technology to meet the power needs of the citizens.

Nweke who spoke during a virtual town hall meeting with the Enugu Association, Canada, noted that Enugu has one of the highest electricity tariffs in Nigeria, an issue he would work closely with the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) as Governor to understand and resolve.

“Electric power is critical for domestic use and economic progress. While working with the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company to improve supply and reduce tariffs, we have some opportunities available to us as alternatives to power from the mains.

“The use of coal has been stalled due to agreements induced by Western powers on the basis of managing climate change. What we have now are illegal miners and private companies who have expanses of coal deposits concessioned to them.

“As a government, we will work to retrieve these concessions by making deals with the people concerned or by making a strong representation to the government at the centre who hold the rights to mineral resources on the exclusive list under section 39 of the constitution.”

He also noted that the developed economies that had opposed large scale mining for reasons of climate change had fallen back to the use of coal due to the effects of the Russian-Ukraine war. He declared that he had the political will to ensure that all resources and opportunities available to the State would be explored.

On the use of natural gas (CNG), Nweke referred to Lagos and Abia where communities are sequestered, and clean energy provided to them. He revealed his team have had conversations with licensed operators who are willing to do the necessary due diligence checks and explore that opportunity whenever his government is ready.

Nweke further stated that as Governor he will also explore the opportunity of solar technology. He noted that Enugu already had young companies assembling inverters and looking to extend their production to solar panels.

“We will work with these local companies and with some established international companies from Japan, Turkey and other parts of the world to establish a ‘Partnership in Technology Program” to set up plants for assembling solar panels and training our people to do the same in Enugu State.

“Our intention is to put in place a policy that will mandate developers of new estates to deploy structures for renewable energy, taking sections of the State off-grid by providing power from natural gas or solar technology.” He concluded.

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Cross River Declares Work-Free Days For PVC Collection

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The Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade, has declared Thursday, 26 and Friday, 27 January, 2023 as work-free days in the state to enable civil and public servants across the state to collect their Permanent Voters Cards.

 

The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Eric Anderson, said in a statement on Friday that the collection of PVCs was “in readiness for their full participation in the 2023 general election scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2023 for Presidential and National Assembly elections as well as Saturday, March 11, 2023 for Governorship and State Houses of Assembly Elections.

“Government wishes to make it abundantly clear, especially for the benefit of members of the general public, to note that these work-free days are not Public Holidays and should NOT be seen as one.

 

“Civil and public servants in the state are hereby advised to take advantage of the work-free days to get their PVCs in readiness to make their votes count in these elections. Your PVC is the pathway to achieving credible elections.”

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