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Chief Of Takum: Dear Tarabans, The Right Time Is Now! By Oluwatosin Alex

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Since 1996, after the demise of the last Ukwe Takum Ali Kufang, there have been several crises regarding the appointment of a first class chief in Takum. There has been absolutely no government or administration that was able to resolve the crisis and successfully appoint a replacement. In other words, the stool of the paramount ruler of Takum has been vacant for 28 years.

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The immediate past government of Darius Ishaku attempted to create a solution to the more than two decades chieftaincy crisis but it was met by great opposition among the ethnic groups in Takum local government. Just like every other administration, the crisis was unable to be resolved till the expiration of the former governor’s tenure.

Meanwhile, the absence of a paramount ruler in Takum has prevented meaningful development from happening in the region. The people of Takum have needs to be met, the region ought to have become a major development trailblazer in Taraba state but the unavailability of an authority in the grassroot has continued to rob the people off what they truly deserve.

Traditional rulers are an integral part of any government, they are not the stooges of governors; rather, they serve as intermediaries between the government and the grassroot people. They can be described as the bridge that connects the government and the people. Apart from their functions as a bridge, they are also responsible for the maintenance of peace and order, they settle disputes and ensure there is harmony in their communities. Therefore, the absence of any traditional ruler, regardless of the class, would definitely have an adverse effect on the people in the grassroot. A community void of a traditional ruler cannot be immune against ethnicity crisis, insecurity, under-development, mismanagement of resources, to mention but a few.

In recognition of the need for a traditional ruler especially in Takum since the demise of the last Ukwe Takum, governors that have emerged in Taraba state have tried to make sure another paramount ruler is installed for the major purpose of development and progress in the region. Of course, some of these governors didn’t handle the process well during their tenures but the current governor, Dr. Agbu Kefas has done more than anyone would do to peacefully resolve the chieftaincy crisis in Takum.

Over the years, the major tribes in Takum namely Jukun, Chamba and Kuteb have always been the ones opposing the installation of a new Ukwe Takum and in a way to appease them, Governor Agbu Kefas through the state assembly approved the creation of three third-class chiefdoms and one first-class rotational stool between the tribes of Chamba, Jukun, and the Kuteb.

To make the process of selection transparent, Governor Agbu Kefas through the office of the Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs called for a meeting to select who occupies the newly created chiefdoms which the Kuteb-speaking tribe declined to attend.

The Commissioner for Information and Reorientation Zainab Usman revealed that the Takum traditional kingmakers have graciously accepted two persons to occupy the two stools of Chamba and Jukun Takum which necessitated government approval.

”The appointments of the following third class chiefs have been approved by the Governor, they are HRH Uhwe Bala Ephraim as 3rd class chief (Tsohon Jukun Takum) HRH Barr Sopiya Ahmadu Gboshi III as third class chief ( Gar Chamba Takum),” he said.

The kuteb appears to be the only tribe that isn’t satisfied with the arrangement of a rotational first class traditional ruler among the major tribes and third class chiefs. According to Chief Emmanuel Ukwen, Chairman of The Kutep Yatso of Nigeria (KYN), a social cultural group for the Kuteb people of Taraba State, the seat of Ukwe was ancestral inheritance and so could not be shared with non-Kuteb people as being contemplated by the state government.

While it is understandable that the stool of Ukwe Takum has never been shared with non-kuteb people, there is also the need to know that there is no sacrifice too big or much for peace. The Kuteb leadership is focused on the status quo too much, forgetting that everyone, every tribe needs to be carried along for a peaceful co-existence when it comes to leadership.

For decades, Takum has greatly suffered due to the kind of opposition being fielded by the leadership of Kuteb and for how long will the region remain under-developed because of one tribe? The government is making efforts to restore normalcy in Takum and it won’t speak well if one tribe out of three is sabotaging the government’s efforts.

Takum has been given several opportunities to return to its glory days but they were not utilized. Governor Agbu Kefas has gone the extra mile to create another chance for the people, Tarabas should not allow the Kuteb tribe to sabotage this opportunity again. It is time to support the governor to put an end to this long-decade chieftaincy crisis.

“The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.”

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COULIBALY SIÉ MAMADOU: A JOURNEY OF EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING MANAGEMENT

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COULIBALY SIÉ MAMADOU: A JOURNEY OF EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING MANAGEMENT

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CHINEDU NSOFOR

Introduction

Coulibaly Sié Mamadou, a name synonymous with dedication and precision in the realm of manufacturing management, embarked on his illustrious career journey at PLC SOLIBRA YOPOUGON, a subsidiary of the esteemed BGI (Brasserie et Glaces Internationales) group, in February 2007. His role as the Preform Workshop Responsible encompassed leading a team of 18 employees, ensuring the seamless provision of preforms to both local and export customers across BGI plants in the sub-region. Let’s delve into the remarkable achievements and the early life that shaped this remarkable professional.

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Early Life

Born on the 5th of May 1976 in Tafiré, Katiola, Coulibaly Sié Mamadou hails from the vibrant nation of Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire). His educational journey commenced with a strong foundation, obtaining a Diploma in BAC Series C from Lycée Classique and Moderne 1 of Bouaké. His thirst for knowledge and expertise led him to pursue an Engineering Degree in Electrical at INP HB Yamoussoukro. Married and deeply rooted in his Ivorian heritage, Coulibaly Sié Mamadou embodies resilience and commitment in both his personal and professional life.

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Education and Training

Coulibaly Sié Mamadou’s quest for excellence in manufacturing management is underpinned by a robust educational background and a plethora of specialized training. He is currently pursuing a PMP Certification, showcasing his dedication to mastering project management principles. His journey includes pivotal training experiences such as the EDF project in Paris Saint-Denis, where he contributed to the revision of the stability and protection of the Ivorian HV Plan. Additionally, he honed his skills through worker training in Electricity Trades Centre (CME Bingerville) and Substation Primary Design training at ABB Mannheim in Germany. Notably, his expertise extends to quality management systems, evidenced by his training on TCCQS (The Coca Cola Quality System) and his accreditation from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). In addition to his academic achievements, he recently achieved his PMP (Project Management Professional) certification on March 13, 2024, awarded by the Project Management Institute.

Professional Achievements

Coulibaly Sié Mamadou’s tenure as the Preform Workshop Responsible at PLC SOLIBRA YOPOUGON exemplifies a legacy of excellence and innovation. Leading a team of 18 employees, he orchestrated the seamless provision of preforms to meet the diverse needs of local and export customers across BGI plants in the sub-region. His strategic acumen and operational finesse ensured the fulfillment of customer purchase orders with unparalleled efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Under his stewardship, the preform workshop emerged as a beacon of reliability and quality within the manufacturing landscape. Coulibaly Sié Mamadou’s unwavering commitment to excellence has not only elevated him as a leader but has also cemented his legacy as a trailblazer in manufacturing management.

In conclusion, Coulibaly Sié Mamadou’s journey from humble beginnings to a revered figure in manufacturing management is a testament to his unwavering dedication, relentless pursuit of knowledge, and steadfast commitment to excellence. As he continues to chart new horizons and inspire those around him, his story serves as a beacon of hope and resilience in the ever-evolving landscape of industry and innovation.

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Early Childhood Care & Education Vocational Training Institute Celebrates Graduation of 50 Students in Partnership With Ogun State Skills Fund

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Sahara Weekly Reports That Early Childhood Care & Education Vocational Training Institute (ECDI) is proud to announce the graduation of 50 students today, April 17, 2024, in partnership with the Ogun State Skills Fund. The graduation ceremony took place at the ECDI training institute, where the students showcased the skills they learned over the past year.

 

 

 

 

Early Childhood Care & Education Vocational Training Institute Celebrates Graduation of 50 Students in Partnership With Ogun State Skills Fund

 

 

 

 

The students began their journey in September of last year, undertaking various training in early childhood care and education. Through hands-on training and classroom instruction, they have developed the necessary skills to succeed in the field of childcare and education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In her welcome address the Chief Executives Officer (CEO) ECDI training institute, Patricia Eno Folape thrilled to welcome everyone, especially the 50 graduating students.

 

 

 

 

Early Childhood Care & Education Vocational Training Institute Celebrates Graduation of 50 Students in Partnership With Ogun State Skills Fund

 

 

 

 

” She said today marks not just a recognition of the accomplishments of our graduates, but also the start of their impactful careers aimed at enhancing the lives of young children in Ogun State, through play-based early learning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“This program embodies the goals and priorities of ECDI, highlighting the critical role of ECCE as the foundation for human capital development. Every child embodies immense potential for their own future. their families, and the nation at large. Empowering our youth with the necessary skills to foster and support the optimal development of young children in Ogun State is a therefore a pivotal step, to be emulated across the nation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Our heartfelt thanks go to the Ogun State Government for the Skills Fund, under the leadership of the state governor. His Excellency Dapo Abiodun. This initiative reflects the government’s dedication to equipping its citizens with practical knowledge to foster growth. innovation, and prosperity, all of which are critical in the journey towards uplifting the socio-economic landscape.

 

As we proceed with today’s celebration, let us recognize the collective efforts and passion that have led to this moment. Congratulations to all graduates, We look forward to the positive contributions you will make to the lives of children, and the broader community”.

 

Meanwhile, Mr Ogungbe a representative from Ogun State skill fund advised the graduantes to take what they have learned serious and start their own day care business, they shouldn’t allow what they have learned to be in vein. And should not forget paying tax to Government is important after you have established your goals.

 

 

The organizer of the graduation ceremony took the opportunity to commend Governor Dapo Abiodun for his commitment to investing in the growth and well-being of the children of Ogun State. The partnership between ECDI and the Ogun State Skills Fund has provided valuable opportunities for individuals looking to pursue a career in early childhood care and education.

 

The graduates are now equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to make a positive impact in the lives of children in their communities. ECDI looks forward to seeing the graduates thrive in their future endeavors and contribute to the development of Ogun State. In the next two months portal will be open for other people who are interested in the training.

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IDEMUDIA OSARETIN JOSEPH: LEADING THE CHARGE AT WILO NIGERIA

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Sahara Weekly Reports That Idemudia Osaretin Joseph is one name that resonates with strategic prowess and operational finesse in the dynamic landscape of Nigeria’s corporate sphere. As the Executive Director of Wilo Nigeria since January 2023, Joseph has been instrumental in propelling the subsidiary of Wilo SE Germany to greater heights, solidifying its position as a key player in the nation’s pumping systems industry.

 

 

 

IDEMUDIA OSARETIN JOSEPH: LEADING THE CHARGE AT WILO NIGERIA

 

 

 

 

Joseph’s journey to prominence is paved with a rich tapestry of academic excellence and professional achievements. Armed with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Benin and a wealth of certifications from esteemed institutions such as the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Nigeria Institute of Management, Joseph is a seasoned financial expert with a penchant for transformative leadership.

 

His illustrious career boasts a myriad of accomplishments, including pioneering FC for Wilo Pumps Nigeria Ltd., restructuring CTL to increase monthly turnover by over 40%, and significantly reducing Gemini Pharmaceutical’s debt burden. Notably, Joseph played a pivotal role as a BPE team member in the privatization of NAFCON (Now NOTORE) in 2004, showcasing his astute business acumen and strategic foresight.

 

With a comprehensive skill set encompassing project management, debt and risk management, and proficiency in ERP and Microsoft Office suites, Joseph embodies versatility and proficiency in navigating complex business landscapes.

 

At Wilo Nigeria, Joseph’s visionary leadership is evident in his multifaceted role. As the custodian of the subsidiary’s operational activities, he adeptly manages assets and resources, orchestrates the preparation of monthly and year-end financial reports, and crafts strategic plans to chart the company’s trajectory towards sustained growth and profitability.

 

Joseph’s strategic ingenuity extends beyond boardroom deliberations; he actively represents Wilo Group in high-profile meetings and exhibitions across Nigeria, positioning the company as a beacon of innovation and excellence in the pumping systems industry.

 

Moreover, Joseph’s proactive approach to sales strategy and execution has been instrumental in driving Wilo Nigeria’s market penetration and revenue growth, underscoring his unwavering commitment to achieving tangible results.

 

In essence, Idemudia Osaretin Joseph exemplifies the epitome of leadership in Nigeria’s corporate landscape. His visionary stewardship at Wilo Nigeria continues to redefine industry standards, setting a benchmark for excellence and innovation in the realm of pumping systems and beyond. As he continues to steer the company towards new horizons, Joseph’s legacy as a transformative leader is etched in the annals of Nigerian business history.

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