Governor Wada Announces 5 Million Naira Reward For Kidnappers’ Arrest  

governor wadaKogi State Governor, Captain Idris Wada, has pledged a five million Naira reward for any resident of the state, who would volunteer credible information that would lead to the arrest of kidnappers by the Police in the state.

The Governor, who made the pledge in Lokoja, Kogi State capital, during a working visit to the state Police headquarters, also said kidnapping was a new wave of crime in the state and should be fought with all seriousness by all residents.

On visiting the command, Governor Wada was received by the Commissioner of Police, Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi and other Senior Police Officers, after which he inspected a guard of honour and was later taken round some ongoing projects of the command.

Captain Wada commended Mr Ogunjemilusi for carrying out a laudable renovation of the command, also reiterating his government’s commitment to assisting the Police in working effectively.

The Governor commended the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, for giving out 31 Hilux Van and deployment of 350 policemen, including 25 police officers and 40 specialist to Kogi Command.

Mr Ogunjemilusi said: “In spite of the limited resources and the mega salary of the Police, the state command is resolute to protect the lives and property of the people”.

The Governor, who also took time to address the field Police Officers, thanked them for a job well done, and urged them to intensify efforts in the cause of their duties.

Wada later made cash donation and promised to renovate the police barracks and the A Division office in the state.

Obiano Commissions Nkpor To Amawbia Road In Anambra

governor obianoThe 28.2 kilometer stretch of road from Nkpor to Amawbia, built at over nine billion naira has been commissioned in Anambra state.

Governor Willie Obiano, during the commissioning of the road at the Nkpor round about axis, commended the contractor for a quality job done.

The road which he says cuts across over seven communities which includes: Ogidi, Ogbunike, Umudioka, Umunnachi, Ukpo, Abagana, Enugwu-ukwu, Nawfia, among others, will bring huge relief for the people as traffic congestion which Nkpor Junction is known for will be a thing of the past.

The construction began in 2008, under Former Governor, Peter Obi’s administration which saw to the completion of about 13 kilometer of the road.

The governor said the commissioning was in line with his campaign promises of completing, commissioning and commencing new projects in the state.

Addressing the people, Governor Willie Obiano urged the surrounding communities and road users to take ownership of the road and avoid harmful practices that will reduce the life span of the road.

The state Commissioner for Works, Lawrence Chinwuba, explained that the road cost the state over nine billion naira and it has the full compliments of a standard road infrastructure with the lighting project to be completed soon.

The governor also commissioned the two point one kilometer PHCN road at Awada Obosi.

Governor Obiano also commissioned the 1.2 kilometer PHCN road at Awada Layout, Obosi, with its appurtenances which cost 490 million naira.

Osun Pensioners Protest Seven Months Unpaid Arrears ‎

pensionersThe State of protest is on the rise as protesters in Osun State have called on the government to pay their Seven months pension.

The pensioners stormed the state’s House of Assembly ‎in their numbers, carrying several placards with different inscriptions reading, “Pensioners are suffering, pay our pensions”,adding that life is not easy for them.

The tension became very high when a man spotted within the Assembly Complex, clothed in an attire with Governor Aregbesola’s picture, was almost mobbed by the Pensioners, but for the quick intervention of security operatives on ground who led him out of the complex.

The Pensioners said their mission to the House is to make their requests known to the Legislative Arm of Government and pray for the state.

The state Secretary of the Nigerian Union of Pensioners, Elder Gabriel Adesoji, who spoke to newsmen, said the protest became necessary to agitate their ‎pensions which he said is their only source of income after retirement.

It is also reported that many of them have died due to the non-payment of their gratuity and pensions in the last eight months.

Addressing the protesters at the state House of Assembly, the Deputy Chip Whip of the House, Hon Adeyemi Taiwo, pleaded with the protesters to exercise patience, with a promise to take their message to the state governor.

He further assured that the state government will soon find a solution to the issue of unpaid salary and pension in the state.

IPMAN Calls For Deregulation Of Pipeline Maintenance

ipmanThe Kwara State Chapter of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has called on the Federal Government to deregulate the pipeline maintenance in order to eradicate or reduce the constant pipeline vandalism across the country.

The Kwara State Chairman of IPMAN, Olanrewaju Okanlawon, stated this while addressing journalists on the crisis in the Petroleum Sector.

Mr Okanlawon also noted that the issue of pipeline vandalism could best be tackled by private companies who will have the expertise to manage and monitor the pipelines.

Commenting on the usual non-availability of petrol in Kwara State and across the country as a whole, the IPMAN Chairman called on the Federal Government to repair the Ilorin Depot of the Nigerian National Petroleum Commission (NNPC) which he said could serve the entire Northern States, thereby reducing the risk of loading fuel in Lagos at exorbitant prices in private depots.

Mr Okanlawon had earlier accused the NNPC of being responsible for most of the crisis facing the Petroleum Sector, especially as it concerns the inflated prices and artificial fuel scarcity.