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Hon. Khairat Animashaun-Ajiboye Engages FESTAC Youths In The Promotion Of Peace And Development

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Hon. Khairat Animashaun-Ajiboye Engages FESTAC Youths In The Promotion Of Peace And Development

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Hon. Khairat Animashaun-Ajiboye, the founder of Peace Dynamix, Peace and Development Initiative (PD, PDI), Khairat Animashaun Initiative (KAI) and a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) who is a reputable public administrator of note has just raised the bar with her unique program to engage the youth in different communities as she kicked off in her constituency in FESTAC town, in Lagos, Nigeria. She and her satire team have declared to launch the initiative to drive peace and development amongst the Nigerian youths for a greater tomorrow her vision to create a more sustainable socio-political, economic, cultural and physical environment for Lagosians and Nigerians at large.

Khairat, the goal-getter politician and activist with outstanding records in the game since her involvement in the Student Union Government in her tertiary institution days in Lagos State, has said that she is not stopping until she creates an enabling environment for peace and development using the youths as the driving force.

 

 

 

 

Khairat Animashaun-Ajiboye, the visioner of the Peace Dynamix, Peace and Development Initiative (PD, PDI) is leaving up to her dreams to do the right thing for her generation and those that are yet unborn through good governance and all-inclusive leadership in Lagos State for all and sundry by the youthful, reputable and hard working Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, who is the Chief Stakeholder of the program.

Those in the know that attended the program squealed that ‘it is high time we engage the youths at different times in Lagos and beyond with different positive initiatives in order to get better results for a better, stronger and inclusive society like never before in our great country, Nigeria.

 

 

 

At the Community Lecture and Empowerment program tagged- Engaging Festac Youths in the Promotion of Peace and Development held in Festac town, Lagos on Saturday, October 22nd, 2022 with outstanding attendance from the youths and representatives from different wards in the community Local Government Area.

In her words, the outspoken and fearless servant leader said “I love my people and my communities and it is time for us to show our hidden sincerity and help each other so we can return hope and dignity back to our societies. Only YOU/ME can make the difference!!”
Read and enjoy the full text of her press statement delivered on October 22nd, 2022 below:

 

 

 

WELCOME ADDRESS BY HON. KHAIRAT ANIMASHAUN -AJIBOYE AT THE COMMUNITY LECTURE AND EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM: ENGAGING FESTAC YOUTHS IN THE PROMOTION OF PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT

Good morning to my Fathers, Mothers, Brothers, Sisters, Aunties, Uncles, Teachers, Neighbours, Juniors, Seniors, Our Erudite Professors, Representatives of government agencies and the Fourth Arm! I welcome you!!

Today is a good day simply because the decision to have this event was almost spontaneous. I have resided in Festac Town, down the road from here since 1977 with my great parents, Alhaji Bashiru and Alhaja Aminat Animashaun. We know how our communities were, structurally, culturally and socially! We All testify to how they are today.

 

 

 

 

Positive Dynamix, Peace and Development Initiative was created in 2015. The idea to create it was borne by me officially on the 9th of September, 2015, over 7 years ago.

The Vision is simply to create a more egalitarian society TO:
1. Encourage girl child education.
2. Promote Peace, Welfare and Safety in our environment and among young people.
3. To educate the youths on dangers of drug abuse and promote moral and ethical values on the society.
4. To ensure equitable development for both rural inhabitants and poor urban dwellers especially women and children.
5. To equip the youths with simple employable skills for them to be job creators rather than job seekers, so they can also lead responsible lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

These and others were the aspirations of Positive Dynamix, Peace and Development Initiative (PD, PDI) which also gave me the opportunity to register a sister organization in the USA.

One critical addition to the list of what I read was given by a ‘young man’ in Abuja who is knocking on his 40th birthday. He said ma, we should include the drugs issue, I said why, and he responded by explaining to me how they had drugs planted all over their Secondary Schools like they were beautification flowers. The students became drug addicts from the very institution that should have protected them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love my people and my communities and it is time for us to show our hidden sincerity and help each other so we can return hope and dignity back to our societies. Only YOU/ME can make the difference!!

I want to use this opportunity to talk about a gentle man, I have never met him in person but I have taken my time to listen to his speeches and to feel the real human in him. That man happens to be the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu! You all recall some of my ‘journeys’ within the last months and some of you may be able to find those prints on the internet, I however assure you that His Excellency, Babajide Sanwo-Olu means well for not just the youths but for everyone! Like my teachers thought me, communication is key! We need to communicate with each other more and more!! That is the way we will get to know one another, that is how we can listen to each other and help solve our community issues with sincerity of purpose and actions. When you hear Sanwo-Olu, think, Good mind, willing and Ready to serve and that he seeks to always do better for Lagosians.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today we will try to give some form of little support to existing business persons across the wards! Then we will have those that are interested in starting a small scale business to send a 2 pages proposal to your chairman and community leaders who will send them to me. We will create a board that will evaluate, interview and advise but TRUST me that we shall endeavor to be fair and do what we say we will, Allah willing! Remember that.

Kindly be patient as we listen to our Professor who will speak to the topic of today, Engaging FESTAC youths in Peace and Development.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you so much for this opportunity!

Hon Khairat Animashaun-Ajiboye (Mrs).
CEO/Chairman
Positive Dynamix, Peace and Development Initiative (PD,PDI)
Khairat Animashaun Initiative (KAI)

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SANWO-OLU: WE’LL ARREST THOSE BEHIND KIDNAPPING OF LEBANESE NATIONALS 

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SANWO-OLU MOURNS MEDICAL DOCTOR, DR. DIASO, ORDERS IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION

Says Lagos will not condone people with evil intentions

 

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday vowed to arrest perpetrators behind the recent kidnapping of the three Lebanese nationals, including the Managing Director of Fouani Nigeria Limited, Muhammed Fouani, saying his government would not condone people of evil intentions in the State.

He assured Lagos residents, particularly business owners and religious tourists, of adequate security in the state, saying his administration is committed to making the State peaceful, attractive and homely.

Governor Sanwo-Olu gave the assurance during a courtesy visit by the President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, Revd. Israel Akanji, and his entourage at the Lagos House, Alausa, on Wednesday.

The Governor, while confirming the kidnapping and release of three Lebanese, said the incident happened on the big water on their way to Ikorodu and not around Five Cowry in Falomo, as reported.

He said, “The security of life and property is paramount, and we do not leave anything to chance on that. The very recent incident that happened in Lagos was about the kidnapping of three members of our Lebanese community. We are happy that they have been released, and this morning (Wednesday), I met with them, and we have useful information to ensure that the perpetrators of the act are not going to be spared.

“We know we have an idea of how far they have gone, and we will do everything to ensure that we do not give them a space in our city and state. I want to assure all our citizens and businesses, both national and international, that Lagos will continue to remain safe and peaceful. People thought the incident happened around the Five Cowry, Falomo. No, it actually happened on the big water on the way to Ikorodu. So they were not even around Falomo.

“We want to assure you that we are on top of it. The security operatives are combing all the necessary areas. This is a strong signal that Lagos will not condone such people with evil intentions. They do not deserve any sort of recognition. So, we will continue to make Lagos peaceful. We will continue to make it attractive and homely. We will continue to ensure that businesses thrive. We will ensure people live and work in a conducive environment.”

Governor Sanwo-Olu, while responding to the request of the Nigerian Baptist Convention to host the annual Baptist World Alliance in Nigeria for the first time in over a century, promised to ensure a safe and delightful experience for all foreign religious tourists coming to Lagos next month for the convention, noting that religious organisations are stakeholders in governance.

He said, “Nigeria and Lagos are ready to host the world. We believe it is a thing of joy and celebration to be acknowledged and identified with not only the African body but the global body of the Baptist Convention.

“We want to assure all the international visitors that will be coming that Lagos State Government will support you. We will ensure that we provide additional security in and around the hotel environment so that everybody will feel safe and will also taste the hospitality of Lagos.”

Speaking earlier, the President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, Revd Akanji, commended the giant strides of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration, especially in food and transport palliatives for residents during these economic challenges in the country.

“We want to appreciate a lot of reforms going on in Lagos State. We want to thank you for the transportation. Rail transportation has brought a lot of conveniences to our people. We want to thank you for your consideration concerning the staggering number of days of work for staff. That has brought relief to so many of our people. We want to thank you for your proactiveness all the time when it has to do with health care. We also thank you for the security in Lagos State,” he said.

Revd. Akanji, who is the President of the African Baptist Convention, solicited the support of the Lagos State Government to host the annual Baptist World Alliance, which has its headquarters in the United States of America.

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LG Chairmen Tenure: Gov Fubara Deserves Nobel Peace Prize – Nigerians In Diaspora*

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*LG Chairmen Tenure: Gov Fubara Deserves Nobel Peace Prize – Nigerians In Diaspora*

 

 

The Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group (NDMG) has nominated Governor Siminalayi Fubara for the Nobel Peace Prize for saving democracy and eschewing illegality in Rivers State.

The group, in a statement on Tuesday, said the governor was brave, decisive and swift to direct Heads of Local Government Administration to assume responsibility for the 23 council areas.

Recall that Governor Fubara ordered elected local government chairmen, vice chairmen and councillors to step aside on Monday after the expiration of their three-year tenure.

In the statement signed by Dr Markson Martins, the Diaspora group hailed the governor for skillfully avoiding potential criminality and a breakdown of law and order with a view towards a peaceful transition.

Martins said Fubara embodies the spirit of the Nobel Peace Prize, adding that his unwavering commitment to democracy, stability, and the well-being of his people makes him an inspiration to Nigerians and a shining example for African leaders.

The group, therefore, urged other Nigerian leaders to emulate Governor Fubara’s exemplary leadership, prioritizing the rule of law, democracy, and the peaceful resolution of conflicts.

“We proudly nominate Governor Siminalayi Fubara for the esteemed Nobel Peace Prize. This recognition is in honour of his exemplary leadership and commitment to upholding democracy in Rivers State,” Martins said.

“Recently, Governor Fubara demonstrated his dedication to the rule of law by directing Heads of Local Government Administration to assume responsibility for the 23 council areas.

“This decisive action followed the expiration of the three-year tenure of elected local government chairmen, vice chairmen, and councillors. By taking this step, he skillfully avoided potential illegality and a breakdown of law and order, ensuring a peaceful transition.

“Governor Fubara’s leadership embodies the spirit of the Nobel Peace Prize. His unwavering commitment to democracy, stability, and the well-being of his people makes him an inspiration to Nigerians and a shining example for African leaders.

“His actions have not only maintained peace in Rivers State but also strengthened trust in government. We urge the Nobel Committee to recognize Governor Fubara’s remarkable achievement and award him the Nobel Peace Prize.

“His leadership is a beacon of hope for Nigeria and Africa, and this recognition will further inspire him and other leaders to prioritize peace, democracy, and the greater good.

“We call on other Nigerian leaders to emulate Governor Fubara’s exemplary leadership, prioritizing the rule of law, democracy, and the peaceful resolution of conflicts.”

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RE: ON ICAO’S DAMNING REPORT ON NIGERIAN AIRSPACE SECURITY.

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RE: ON ICAO’S DAMNING REPORT ON NIGERIAN AIRSPACE SECURITY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

— A REPLY TO ONE ILIYASU GADU WHO HAS BEEN HIRED TO ATTACK FESTUS KEYAMO, SAN

 

 

 

 

 

Tunde Moshood

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That We are aware that a certain former Minister met with some so-called ‘online influencers’ and some hack writers in Abuja some weeks ago and the agenda was simply on how to generate comments, articles and editorials and plant them in various media against no other person than the current Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Mr. Festus Keyamo, SAN to water down the efforts he’s presently making to reposition the aviation sector as mandated by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

 

 

 

 

 

RE: ON ICAO’S DAMNING REPORT ON NIGERIAN AIRSPACE SECURITY. 

 

 

 

 

They have since embarked on a well-oiled campaign of calumny against the Honourable Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo SAN CON, FCIarb (UK). This coordinated attack is clearly driven by their total discomfort over the Honourable Minister’s commendable performance and focus on key issues in that sector which has confounded even his fiercest critics.

 

 

 

 

 

So, we know where Iliyasu Gadu is coming from.

 

Of course, the push-back by the reactionary forces should be expected. Beneficiaries of the old, decadent order will hardly ever give up old privileges without a fight. But, definitely, in the eyes of right-thinking Nigerians, the honourable minister is doing a damn good patriotic job by restoring the culture of sanity, efficiency and accountability in the aviation sector, consistent with President Tinubu’s renewed Hope Agenda.

 

In the last few weeks, the paymaster and his hirelings wrote and planted an editorial in one of the nation’s major dailies complaining about Keyamo’s alleged ‘interference’ in what they see as ‘regulatory issues on safety’. Apparently pained by the wide applause that has greeted the Minister’s bold initiatives both in the media and civic space, these disgruntled elements decided to generate a laughable and warped ‘fact-check’ on the stated achievements with a view to discrediting them. But knowledgeable folks who read the so-called ‘fact-check’ only laughed out so loud that they could not help but call for another fact-check to check the fact-checker!

 

In the latest baseless criticism, Iliyasu Gadu referred to Mr. Keyamo as ‘embattled’. Haba! Who could be more embattled than his paymaster who has been running from pillar to post to clear himself of barrage of corruption charges, ineptitude during his tenure and fraudulent projects he embarked upon?

 

The Honourable Minister has consistently demonstrated exemplary leadership and strategic acumen, earning him accolades and admiration from members of the public. Any attempt to discredit him, particularly by a former Minister whose reputation is already tarnished, is not only baseless but also a desperate bid to deflect from his own failures.

 

“Alarmist” Gadu’s spurious claims, particularly regarding the ICAO score, are unfounded. The recent 71% ICAO score is a reflection of systemic issues inherited from previous administration, and not as a result of Mr. Keyamo’s stewardship of just nine months. It was Mr. Keyamo’s brilliance and managerial expertise that steered the nation through the ICAO audit process, mitigating what could have been worse situation. Mr. Keyamo has since set up a Ministerial team, headed by himself and to be meeting monthly, to prepare for the next audit, something never done before in the sector. In fact, in Gadu’s confused state, on the one hand, he blames Mr. Keyamo for the ICAO’s score which happened under Keyamo’s watch (he feels Mr. Keyamo could have done more to remedy the situation), yet in the same breath, he criticises Mr. Keyamo for ‘interference’ in regulatory matters. Haba! He needs to clear his head properly and further consult his paymaster as to whether they should criticise Mr. Keyamo for safety issues or tell Mr. Keyamo to totally keep off safety issues.

 

Furthermore, on the issue of the Abuja second runway and the land dispute with the Jiwa Community, the facts speak for themselves. The head of the Jiwa Community himself, HRH Dr. IDRIS MUSA (MFR) (Sarkin jiwa), at different public fora openly acknowledged the sterling role Mr. Keyamo played the moment he assumed office in resolving the major part of the issues, allowing the contractors to immediately move to site. He was ably assisted by his counter-part in the FCT Ministry. This information is readily available and corroborated by numerous sources, contrary to the misleading narratives propagated by “Alarmist” Gadu and his cohorts. And at no point did he claim to have resolved, singlehanded, the issue. It is purely an Inter-Ministerial synergy between the FCT and the Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace Development. So what’s the basis of the fact-check agenda for? Envy or vendetta?

 

Regarding the payment of backlog of funds owed to foreign airlines, the Honourable Minister’s diplomatic engagements were pivotal in resolving an issue that had threatened to paralyze the nation’s aviation sector, inflicting untold hardship and financial stress on the travelling public. His efforts, both domestically and internationally, underscore his commitment to the sector’s growth and stability. It was clear that he worked closely with the CBN to highlight the importance of prioritising his sector and the CBN heeded his passionate plea and responded. So, the question is: if the CBN itself has not disputed his claims, who are these faceless fellows disputing his claim?

 

The claim that the Air Peace Lagos- Gatwick route was secured during the last administration is equally laughable. The CEO of AIR PEACE himself, Allen Onyeama, went round media houses, reeling out the various efforts of Mr. Keyamo to make this happen, including several trips to the UK and the pressure he put on the UK authorities. That is hearing from the proverbial horse’s mouth. As reported by Daily Independent Newspapers on January 27, 2024, Mr. Keyamo led a delegation to the United Kingdom to tidy up the final conversations of the Airpeace London Gatwick operations. Here’s the link, https://independent.ng/fg-reinstates-commitment-towards-supporting-nigerian-airlines-growth/. It is, therefore, foolhardy of anyone to suggest that the Minister needs another meeting with his UK counterpart after the inaugural flight. Of what relevance will that be?

 

In summary, the baseless attacks orchestrated by Iliyasu Gadu and his cohorts are a feeble attempt to malign Honourable Minister Keyamo. It is clearly the voice of Esau and the hand of Jacob. Such efforts will not deter the Minister from his mission to enhance the aviation sector and deliver on his mandate. The public is encouraged to see through these unfounded allegations and recognize the significant strides being made under Minister Keyamo’s leadership.

 

We advise Iliyasu and his gang of “influencers” that Mr. Keyamo is an old war-horse in various battles for many decades now and they are very much welcome to this one.

 

 

Tunde Moshood

SA Media and Communications to the Honourable Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development

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