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Insecurity: Abiodun hands over 55 patrol vehicles, bulletproof vests to IGP

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Insecurity: Abiodun hands over 55 patrol vehicles, bulletproof vests to IGP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SaharaWeeklyNG Reports That Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Friday, officially handed over 55 patrol vehicles, motorcycles, 200 bulletproof vests, several helmets, and communication equipment to the Inspector General of the Police, Usman Alkali Baba, who was on an official visit to the state.

 

 

 

 

Insecurity: Abiodun hands over 55 patrol vehicles, bulletproof vests to IGP

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abiodun said the presentation of the security vehicles and gadgets to the police was another symbolic representation of his administration’s commitment to providing a safe environment for all the people of the state.

 

 

 

 

 

Insecurity: Abiodun hands over 55 patrol vehicles, bulletproof vests to IGP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He said the donation which included 35 saloon vehicles; 20 pick-up patrol vehicles; 200 bulletproof vests and helmets to the police and other security agencies in the state, was the second one to be done since he assumed office as governor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abiodun noted that the gesture was part of his government’s continued collaboration and cooperation with the security agencies, to improve the security of lives and property in Ogun.

 

 

 

 

Insecurity: Abiodun hands over 55 patrol vehicles, bulletproof vests to IGP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The governor, who said that apart from donating equipment and gadgets to security agencies in the state, his administration has also continued to support all the security agencies with other forms of logistics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He noted that though the police and other security agencies are on the Exclusive List of the Nigerian constitution, the security apparatus in Ogun would continue to receive the necessary support to enhance their crime-fighting abilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While noting that security is important towards improving the Ease of Doing Business, Abiodun said “the procurement and donation of security equipment are also to further motivate men and officers of security agencies for improved efficiency and effectiveness, in the discharge of their constitutional roles in fighting criminality”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The governor added: “Our administration will remain unwavering in our commitment to ensure that lives and property are secured in Ogun State. Some people have tested our will at different points, but we have also shown them that Ogun State will never be a haven for criminals or criminal tendencies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Let me use this opportunity to commend all men and officers of security agencies in Ogun State for their professionalism, commitment, and dedication.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“However, there is a need for the significant increase in enrolment of community policing and welfare of the men. Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, we all have justification for the apprehensive situation in our dear country. However, we all have our roles to play. We must continue to cooperate with our security agencies in fishing out those criminals”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The governor, who disclosed that two of the six armored vehicles ordered had been delivered, also said water cannons and other anti-riot equipment would be procured for the police.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He, however, read the riot act to people fomenting security breaches in the state, declaring his administration would not tolerate any efforts to truncate the peaceful and pristine environment of the state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He further enjoined officers of all security agencies to utilize the provided materials for improved security, saying “this is how the public and private sectors will be further encouraged to support the security agencies”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earlier in his remarks, the IGP Alkali Baba thanked the governor for the gesture, noting that no security outfit in the world can succeed without mobility and communication gadgets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The IGP who dubbed Abiodun a “security conscious governor”, said the donation would a long way in ensuring the security of lives and property in the state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Security is everybody’s business; we appreciate you for making our jobs easier by giving us tools to work. No security outfit in the world can succeed without mobility and communication gadgets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The body armor will give personnel the courage to confront crimes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“This will go a long way in ensuring the security of lives and property in Ogun state and I want to assure that we will be ruthless on those posing a serious security threat to the peaceful coexistence in the country”. The IGP stated.

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HON. PRINCE IDRIS BALOGUN THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR EGBE /IDIMU 2025 CHAIRMAN

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HON. PRINCE IDRIS BALOGUN THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR EGBE /IDIMU 2025 CHAIRMAN

 

 

For years, Prince Idris Balogun popularly refer to asOluomo Kafata and SLA to the Senate of the federal Republic of Nigeria has been a dedicated and loyal member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) political party, in Alimosho Lagos State, His unwavering loyalty to the party has been evident through his consistent hard work, services and dedication to serving the party and people of Alimosho especially Egbe idimuLCDA,his free ride of school children and masses over the years upon the fact it is coming from his personal earnings is a testimony of his large heart ,he has shown perseverance and resilience in the face of challenges, always working tirelessly to ensure victory for the party at all levels, improve the welfare of the residents and promote the development of the community.

His experience in serving the party couple with his philanthropic gestures in his community, Hon Prince Idris Balogun has proven himself to be a competent and capable leader. His track record of quality leadership is undeniable, as he has consistently prioritized the needs of the people and worked towards achieving tangible results that benefit the community as a whole.

As the 2025 chairmanship elections approach, now is the time to reward Oluomo Kafata for his years of dedicated service and commitment to APC. He has demonstrated his loyalty, perseverance, experience, and quality leadership, and it is only fitting that he is supported and endorsed for the upcoming chairmanship.

With Oluomo at the helm, the future of Egbe Idimu Local Government is in capable and trusted hands.

He his a Royal Prince of isheri Road who has identify with his community and well respected,a successful business man who fought gallantly for the welfare of his people and a family man.

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Breaking! Fire guts Christ Embassy headquarters in Lagos (Video)

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Breaking! Fire guts Christ Embassy headquarters in Lagos

Breaking! Fire guts Christ Embassy headquarters in Lagos

Sadly, the headquarters of the Christ Embassy Church, located in the Oregun area of Ikeja, Lagos State, reportedly caught fire on Sunday morning.

This was revealed in multiple videos from the scene shared on X.com on Sunday.

Officials of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service are also said to be at the scene in efforts to salvage the situation.

Sharing a video from the location, Augustine tweeting as Chief_Augustin1 on X.com wrote, “Christ Embassy Church on Billings Way, Oregun, is on fire.

“Serious fire is raging, and men of the Lagos State Fire Service are working hard to put it off. Thank God service hasn’t commenced fully.”

 

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Utsev: Harnessing Nigeria’s Water Resources For Economic Gains By Tolulope Adebayo

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Utsev: Harnessing Nigeria’s Water Resources For Economic Gains

By Tolulope Adebayo

 

Under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration, the Federal Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation has experienced a remarkable resurgence, led by the visionary leadership of Professor Joseph Terlumun Utsev. As the Honourable Minister of Water Resources, Utsev has leveraged his vast expertise and experience in water resources and environmental engineering to champion groundbreaking initiatives addressing the nation’s complex water challenges.

 

Utsev: Harnessing Nigeria's Water Resources For Economic Gains
By Tolulope Adebayo

 

Hailing from Buruku Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria, Professor Utsev boasts an impressive academic pedigree. He graduated with distinction from the Federal University of Agriculture (now JOSTUM), Makurdi, in 2004, earning a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering with Second Class Honours (Upper Division) as the best student in his cohort. He then pursued advanced studies at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, earning a Master’s degree in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering in 2007 and a PhD in the same field in 2011.

Professor Utsev’s illustrious career spans approximately 17 years, marked by distinguished tenures in academia and the engineering field. He has accumulated a wealth of experience and expertise, earning widespread recognition and acclaim as a consummate administrator and highly esteemed professional. A prolific scholar, he has authored approximately 40 scholarly papers published in esteemed national and international journals, solidifying his standing as a leading authority in his field.

As Minister of Water Resources, Utsev has drawn upon his extensive experience to address flooding and erosion across the country. His academic background and professional expertise have enabled him to devise innovative solutions addressing the root causes of these problems. His leadership has fostered a culture of inclusivity and effectiveness, characterized by a silent intellectual approach focused on results-driven initiatives and collaborative governance.

Professor Utsev’s most outstanding achievement yet has been his remarkable aptitude for augmenting and expanding existing initiatives, tailoring and refining them to harmonize with the pragmatic nuances of the situation. He has expertly recalibrated, adopted, or adapted policies to align with his visionary objectives for the water sector, demonstrating mastery of strategic adaptation and leadership.

Under his leadership, the Ministry of Water Resources has made significant progress in water infrastructure development, irrigation projects, and water supply expansion, enhancing the nation’s water security. His commitment to a water-secure Nigeria has led to the implementation of innovative technologies and sustainable practices, ensuring equal access to clean water and sanitation for all citizens.

Professor Utsev’s appointment as Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation marks a homecoming, with an expanded purview that affords him the opportunity to leverage his intellectual approach to governance, cultivating synergy and inclusivity among diverse stakeholders. Through his commitment to transparency and accountability, he has earned the esteem and trust of the Nigerian populace, inspiring confidence in the ministry’s programs and initiatives.

As a silent intellectual, Professor Utsev exemplifies leadership by example, dedicating himself selflessly to the service of the nation and its people. His efforts have begun to yield concrete results, positioning Nigeria for a brighter future where water resources are optimally harnessed for sustainable development, economic growth, and human betterment. His steadfast commitment to public service, combined with his legal acumen and expertise, makes him the perfect fit for President Tinubu’s administration.

As the nation marks the first anniversary of the Tinubu administration, Professor Utsev’s contributions to the water sector stand out as a testament to the transformative power of silent intellectual leadership, demonstrating the impact of dedication, expertise, and unwavering commitment to shaping a better Nigeria.

–Adebayo is a communication expert based in Badagry, Lagos.

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