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Power Supply: AEDC Announces Disruption

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

This is to inform our esteemed customers that, their will be a disruption of supply tomorrow, Wednesday, 9th of July, 2021 in Lokoja .

This is due to the maintenance work that the Transmission Company of Nigeria in Zango will carry out tomorrow.

Supply will be restored after the maintenance work is finished.

We are sorry for the inconvenience this might cause our customers, please bear with us.

Signed;
AEDC Management,
Kogi Region.

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Projects: Monarchs, Residents of Kogi Central Lauds GYB.

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By Stephen Adeleye, Okene (Kogi)

The traditional rulers and residents of the Central Senatorial district of Kogi State, have commended Governor Yahaya Bello, for his giant strides in the execution of legacy projects across the zone.

They gave the commendation when the Forum of Special Advisers (SAs) to the Governor, on inspection tour to some key projects in the district on Wednesday, tagged: ”GYB Legacy Projects’ Tour”.

Special Advisers in front of CUSTECH

The first point of call by the forum was the newly established Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH), Osara in Adavi Local Governments Area of the State.

The Forum’s Chairman, Hon. Usman Ochidi, who doubles as the SA to the Governor on Project Monitoring, said the tour was to inspect and showcase the GYB Legacy projects across the three senatorial districts including both the completed and ongoing projects in the state.

He added that the objective was to promote and publicise those legacy projects to let the world be aware of the unmatchable achievements of the governor in all sectors of the economy in Kogi State,

Ochidi emphasised that the governor is more than capable of doing more at the national level when he became the President of Nigeria come 2023.

”We want to tell the world that we have a detribalised candidate, who is less than 50 years and has what it takes to rule this country.

”We have a governor who believes in infrastructure development and security of lives and property; a governor that match his world with action”, Ochidi said.

Responding, the CUSTECH’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Salawu Sadiku, appreciated the forum for the initiative, describing the governor’s achievement in education sector as ‘unprecedented’.

Sadiku noted that the governor through the establishment of CUSTECH had been able to solve the challenges Kogi students were facing in securing admission to study science and engineering courses in other universities.

He said that the governor had been moving in the ”speed of the spirit” ever since the university got approval from the National University Commission (NUC) on December 17, 2020.

The VC added that the university had gotten approval to offer 11 courses and currently had over 240 students who had completed first semester and presently in second semester.

He, therefore commended the governor for his total commitment to the infrastructural development of the university that would make it to compete favorably with any university in the world.

Special Advisers in front of ongoing Central Reference Hospital, Okene.

”We want you to convey our highest regards to His Excellency and his team who are indefatigable in ensuring that the university is not only a reality but it will be able to compete favorably with any other university in the world in no distant time”, he said

A student of Statistics, CUSTECH, Yusuf Abdulrahman, thanked the governor for taking education to the next level in the state, and pray God to grant him perfect health to continue the good work.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Science and Technology, Dr Gabriel Ottah, described the speed of infrastructural development at CUSTECH as amazing courtesy the governor.

”It shows clearly that the governor is doing wonderfully and needs the support of everybody; if the governor could do it in Kogi State he can do it for Nigeria”, Ottah said.

The forum also paid courtesy visits to the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, HRH Alh. Dr Ado Ibrahim; the Chairman Okene Local Government Area, Mallam Abubakar Yusuf; and the Adeika of Eika, the Chairman Traditional Council of Okehi, Mallam Abubakar Sunday Jatto.

The Ohinoyi commended the forum for the initiative to promote the good works of the governor across the state, saying he had done well in all sectors particularly in infrastructure and security.

The monarch noted that he had prayed for an ebira person to become governor of the state in his lifetime while on the throne and God answered his prayer.

The royal father assured the forum of his continuous prayer for the governor as he aspired to become the president and prayed it would happen in his lifetime.

The Chairman of Okene LGA, Hon. Abubakar Yusuf, said the governor since he assumed office, had done greatly in curbing the high rate of insecurity that bedeviled the state in the past.

Yusuf emphasised that the achievements of the governor in the area of security could never be described by anyone especially in Okene and across the state.

On his part, the Adeika of Eika, HRH Abubakar Jatto, also commended the governor for his tremendous achievements in Okehi and other LGAs of Kogi central especially in roads, infrastructures and security.

The monarch prayed that God would grant the governor the grace to become the president of Nigeria, saying he would perform greatly.

Other projects visited include: ongoing construction of Ultramodern Reference Hospital, Okene, newly built palace of Ohinoyi; renovated and constructed projects at College of Nursing and Midwifery, Obangede, Okehi; and many rehabilitated and constructed roads in Okene, Adavi and Okehi LGAs.

Some residents; Aisha Muritala, Mariam Shaibu, and Ojo Obeiba, all commended the governor for rehabilitating many of their roads, and pray God to bless and make him president.

According to them, the roads were very terrible before but thanked God that His Excellency had rehabilitated the roads and we were very happy.

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NAKOSS: Presidential Aspirant, Abraham Jacob visits Ganaja Junction Fly Over Project, Lauds Project, Donates Materials to Contractors.

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It was for some minutes, an uneasy movememotorists and other road users today at Ganaja Junction as a result of the arrival of the entourage of some Kogi State Students who accompanied the leading National Presidential aspirant, National Association of Kogi State Students (NAKOSS National) Comrade Jacob Abraham Damilare and his campaign team to pay an unscheduled visit to the contractors handling the ongoing construction of Ganaja Flyover Bridge awarded by the Governor Yahaya Bello’s led administration of Kogi State Government at the construction site and to also make presentation of safety jackets, bottle water and nose masks.

Addressing the resident Engineer, Engr. Akubo, Comr. Abraham Jacob said some of the reasons for their visit is to encourage the contractors and show them solidarity by giving the very little they can afford as students to boost their morales as construction is ongoing which according to him will go a long way in increasing the speed of work in progress by the contractors and to also commend governor Yahaya Bello for the approval of this project alongside other ongoing road projects in the state which include the Kabba township road, Okene township road among others.

He noted that the importance of the Ganaja flyover bridge to students who are into transport business can not be overemphasized, stressing that the bridge upon completion will not just beautify Ganaja junction, but will also halt the steady gridlock that visits the location on daily occasion as well as reduce rate of accidents.

Abraham tasked TEC Construction Company not to compromise quality of project delivering to the people of the State, pointing that a quality Flyover Bridge will last the test of time and will generally serve its purpose.

He praised the government through the Ministry of Works and Housing; a supervisory Ministry on the project. He noted that Engr. Abubakar Ohere the Commissioner in charge of the ministry is seriously doing justice in ensuring that work is always in progress at sites across the state and that quality of projects is never compromised.

Strong emphasis was made on the commitment of Governor Yahaya Bello in the delivery of infrastructural projects in the state, while mentioning the speed of light ongoing construction of a world class reference hospital in Okene other hospital projects in Gegu, Ajaokuta and Yagba East not excluding the newly established Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara.

Also speaking, the Campaign Director General of the Abraham Team, Comr. Samuel Omale alias Aluta Stainless, said the leadership of Abraham Jacob upon emergence as National President of Kogi State Students will as a matter of emphasis join hands to complement the good works of the State Government. He said it takes only a student leader who is popular and generally accepted by the students to pull such a multitude of students to gather here today in solidarity with the efforts of the Yahaya Bello’s administration and with the constructors.

Presenting the items to the resident Engineer, Abraham said even as students, they are happy to make this little donation of facemasks, bottle waters and Safety Jackets to the contractors and Members of the Police Force within the construction site.

Receiving and responding to the donation, Engr. Akubo appreciates the initiative of Team Abraham Jacob for thinking outside the box to do the unusual, stating that this is one of its kind gesture from the students community that must be encouraged at all times.

He said it is no longer news that Governor Yahaya Bello has declared a state of emergency in infrastructural developments in the State and the Ganaja Junction Flyover bridge is one of the many projects of Governor Yahaya Bello’s administration which according to him amongst many other projects will be delivered to completion by the month of December 2021 for according to him, this is the deadline His Excellency has charged the TEC Construction Company being the contractor in charge of the bridge construction to meet up with.

Engr. Akubo while praying for the aspiration of Abraham Jacob to come into fruition, also appealed that when he emerges Victorious at the poll, he should not stop activating this kind of a rare good spirit amongst the students community, emphasizing that no government, groups or individual will want to associating with such an innovative set of students leadership in the state.

Also, the State information Officer Works and Housing Ministry, Mr. Abah Benjamin Eneojo on behalf of the Commissioner for Works and Housing, applauded the initiative of the students community and further charged them to continue in this light.

The team also donated safety jackets to officers of the Police Force within the Ganaja Junction site and promised to remain readily available for the rendering of their services whenever it is needed.

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Okene-Auchi Road: Council Boss Calls FG For Intervention

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Deplorable State Of Okene-Auchi Road: Council Chairman Calls On FG To Intervene

The Chairman of Okene Local Government, Engr. Abdulrazaq Muhammad has appeal to the Federal Government of Nigeria to immediately intervene in the abysmal state of Okene-Auchi road that has caused hardship to motorist due to long hour traffic-jam and avoidable accidents resulting in loss of lives and properties.

The chairman made the call on Monday when he led his cabinet members and security officers to inspect the road and provided palliative measures to ease traffic jam. Two patrol trucks laden with fuel had fell on the road causing serious hardship and tension to both motorist and residents of the area.

Hon. Abdulrazaq maintained that the Auchi-Okene road is the main federal road that connect the north with the south-south and the eastern part of the country. The road is also a major means of transportation to Dangote and BUA cement companies as well as the movement of petroleum products from Benin depot.

He called on the Minister of Works to immediately direct the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) to provide sustainable palliatives measures as a short-time solution while pleading with the contractors to hasten work on the construction of Okene-Auchi standard dual carriageway.

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