Estate, School In Ogun Named After HID Awolowo

Gov. Amosun Names Estate, Model School After HID AwolowoThe Ogun State Government has named the Plainfield Estate in Abeokuta, the state’s capital and one of the 15 model schools in Ikenne after the late matriarch of the Awolowo family, Hannah Awolowo.

The State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, made the disclosure at an event organised by the State Government, held at the Gateway International Stadium, Sagamu on Monday.

The Governor said that he named the school and estate after Mrs Awolowo, as part of events lined up for the final burial ceremony of the wife of the late Premier of the Western Region, Obafemi Awolowo.

Addressing dignitaries, market men and women, artisans, clergymen, family members and political associates, who attended the event, Governor Amosun reiterated┬áhis administration’s resolve to use the legacies left behind by late Mrs Awolowo in the administration of good governance and effective service delivery.

Late Mrs Awolowo, who died on September 19, 2015, is expected to be interred at the Awolowo family house in Ikenne, Ikenne Local Government Area of the state on November 25, 2015.

Senate Receives Second Batch of Ministerial Nominees’ List

ministerial nomineesThe second batch of President Muhammadu Buhari’s list of ministerial nominees has been presented to the Nigerian Senate.

The Senate announced this via its Twitter handle on Monday afternoon.

The Chief of Staff to the President, Alhaji Abba Kyari, who was accompanied by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang and his counterpart for the House Of Representatives, Honorable Suleiman Kawu, handed over the letter to the Senate President at exactly 4:24 pm.

The letter was sealed and would only be opened by the Senate President at the plenary on Tuesday.

The first list of 21 ministerial nominees was sent to the Senate on September 30. 16 names are said to be on this second batch.


Senate President Promises Fairness In Screening Ministerial Nominees

Ministerial NomineesNigeria Senate President, Dr. Olubukola Saraki, has assured Nigerians of a level playing ground in the screening of the ministerial nominees forwarded to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari without compromising the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

He made the promise in Ikenne, Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun State, South West Nigeria while leading a 6-man delegation of the upper chamber to the home of the former Premier of the old Western Region, late Obafemi Awolowo on the demise of the matriarch of the Awolowo family, Mrs HID Awolowo.

The Senate President also affirmed that it would not be business as usual as the Senate is poised to ensure competent hands are appointed to invigorate the current effort of the federal government in the task of putting the country on the path to socioeconomic development.