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NEW YEAR MESSAGE – TY BURATAI HUMANITY CARE FOUNDATION CALLS FOR FULL RESTORATION OF ROLE OF TRADITIONAL RULERS IN THE NIGERIAN CONSTITUTION IN THE INTEREST OF NATIONAL SECURITY AND NATIONAL VALUES

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NEW YEAR MESSAGE – TY BURATAI HUMANITY CARE FOUNDATION CALLS FOR FULL RESTORATION OF ROLE OF TRADITIONAL RULERS IN THE NIGERIAN CONSTITUTION IN THE INTEREST OF NATIONAL SECURITY AND NATIONAL VALUES

 

In it’s new year 2023 message, the TY Buratai Humanity Care Foundation has called on the National Assembly to re-establish the roles of traditional rulers in matters involving religion, culture, security, justice and other ancillary matters in the Nigerian Constitution.

A statement Signed by the National Coordinator of the foundation, Ibrahim Dahiru Danfulani Sadaukin Garkuwan Keffi, noted that the current constitution has relegated the traditional institution to the background with no constitutional roles.

It should be recalled that the Ironsi’s 1966 Unitary Government Decree, Gen Gowon’s 1967 Local Government Reform Decree and that of Gen Obasanjo’s 1976 Local Government Reform Decree stripped traditional rulers of their powers and gave same to the local government councils.

Prior to the 1976 local government reforms, which stripped traditional rulers of their powers, Nigeria was at that time progressive, peaceful, decent and full of beautiful traditions and cultures. But today with the influence of the social media and unrestricted contents detrimental to our culture and tradition we have continued to subconsciously aided the continued subversion of our values. To make any sovereign state weak and it’s eventual collapse is to subvert its cultural values first. Nigerias must be conscious of this fact

The Grand Patron of the Foundation H.E. Lt Gen TY Buratai Rtd had observed that “modern Nigeria’s origin was based on the political, social and economic roots of Nigeria’s empires, kingdoms and chiefdoms firmly established before the colonial rule. These empires, kingdoms and chiefdoms were well administered by the Emirs, Obas and Obis. These traditional rulers wielded powers and authority that helped to douse conflicts and ensure criminals had no hiding places. Progress and developments took place in their domains.”

As it is today, traditional rulers do not have the constitutional or other legal backings to perform effectively as they are not even mentioned in the 1999 constitution. This is a great departure from all earlier constitutions that recognised them, and even gave them some functions to perform. Such functions include maintaining peace and security which made the work of the police, the military and the government officials much easier.

The TY Buratai Foundation agrees and supports the position of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria that: “Traditional rulers should be accorded specific responsibilities for conflict and security management in their domains. This involvement, devoid of partisanship, would enable active participation of traditional institutions in matters pertaining to the maintenance of peace and security in their communities.”

The TY Buratai Humanity Care Foundation also concurs with the traditional rulers that ”The constitutional provision should provide for states to enact state laws to cater for specific peculiar matters relating to traditional rulers in the respective states. In addition, the Chairmen of the States Councils of Chiefs should be recognised by the constitution as Members of the Council of State as it has been in all the Nigerian Constitutions, except the 1999 one.”

We equally at this point commend the Senate Constitution Review Committee, under the able Chairmanship of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege for the good job so far done. In the same vein, the Foundation calls on all lawmakers at the national and state Assemblies to support the position of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria. They should ratify all the recommendations pertaining to the roles of the traditional rulers by the Senate Constitution Review Committee. The support by the various state governors to their State Assemblies in this regard is also fundamental. The State Governor should allow the process to go through unhindered.

The Year 2023 is elections year. We urge all politicians and Nigerians generally to abide by the rules of the game. Nigerians should be their own watchdogs on the election days. Any attempt to rig or scuttle the elections process should fished out and handed over to the security agencies.

As the New Year 2023 rolls in, we wish all Nigerians a happy and prosperous new year. Papa

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Primate Ayodele Visits Police Stations, FRSC Office In 17 Days Of Appreciation And Philanthropic Impact

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Primate Ayodele Visits Police Stations, FRSC Office In 17 Days Of Appreciation And Philanthropic Impact

 

 

 

 

 

The Leader Of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele has visited police stations in Lagos state and federal road safety corps (FRSC) office in his ongoing 17 days of appreciation and philanthropic impact.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today Wednesday, 8th Of February 2023, being the 11th day of the programme, the man of God visited about 10 police stations and FRSC offices in Lagos state to appreciate the officers and encourage them in their service to the country.

 

 

 

 

Primate Ayodele who has always spoken well of the Nigerian police was well received by the officers with smiles on their faces. The FRSC officers were also delighted by the visit of the prominent man of God who has always identified with them annually.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During his visit to these institutions, Primate Ayodele appreciated the officers for rendering quality services to the country, while encouraging them to do more. He also prayed for God’s protection upon their lives and families.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘’My visit here is to appreciate you for the many good works you have been doing in the country. You have ensured that lives and properties of the citizens are secured by all means despite the criticism against your institution. I want to encourage you not to listen to detractors but remain focused on your job. I pray God continues to protect you and your families as you carry out your duties’’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simultaneously, free medical services were held at the church’s Lagos headquarters today for the aged, physically challenged and youths.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since the beginning of the 17 Days of Appreciation and Philanthropic Impact, Primate Ayodele has been to the homes of the aged, sick and downtrodden. He has also visited several schools in Lagos and Ogun state.

 

 

 

Primate Ayodele Visits Police Stations, FRSC Office In 17 Days Of Appreciation And Philanthropic Impact

 

 

 

 

The man of God will continue this programme till Tuesday, 14th Of February, 2023 when the grand finale will be celebrated with different categories of empowerment to the widows, students, youths, church members, journalists, and many more.

 

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BUA GROUP, FG FLAG-OFF N116bn CONSTRUCTION OF 132KILOMETRES KANO-KAZAURE-KONGOLAM DUAL CARRIAGE ROAD UNDER PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDER 007

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BUA GROUP, FG FLAG-OFF N116bn CONSTRUCTION OF 132KILOMETRES KANO-KAZAURE-KONGOLAM DUAL CARRIAGE ROAD UNDER PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDER 007

BUA GROUP, FG FLAG-OFF N116bn CONSTRUCTION OF 132KILOMETRES KANO-KAZAURE-KONGOLAM DUAL CARRIAGE ROAD UNDER PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDER 007

 

 

BUA Group, one of Africa’s largest infrastructure conglomerates, has flagged off the expansion and dualization of the 132km Kano-Kazaure-Kongolam highway in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing in line with the Presidential Executive Order 007 Road Infrastructure Development and Refurbishment Investment Tax Credit Scheme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 116billion Naira project was flagged-off by the Minister for Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, in a ceremony in Kazaure, Jigawa State, and will pass through Kano, Jigawa, and Katsina states from Dawanau Roundabout in Kano State to Kongolam in Katsina State. According to the Minister, BUA Group will be the sole financier of the project to dualize the 132 km road as part of its ongoing commitment to infrastructure development. Also present we the Honourable Minister for Water resources, Engr Suleiman Adamu, and the minister of State for Works and Housing, Hon. Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub and various emirs.

 

 

 

 

Speaking at the official ceremony, Kabiru Rabiu, Group Executive Director of BUA Group, said that BUA remains committed to partnering with the Government on critical projects and initiatives that will fast-track human, social, and infrastructural development across the country. According to Rabiu, BUA Group which is solely financing the project, has already mobilized equipment to site and has the capacity, expertise, and resources to complete the road on schedule. He also thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and the Honourable Minister of Works and Housing for approving the project and restated the Group’s commitment to delivering a dual carriage road that will rank amongst the best in Africa. According to Kabiru Rabiu, the dualization project which is being solely financed by BUA Group is a demonstration of BUA’s commitment to infrastructural development within Nigeria. He also commended the major roles played by the Minister of Works and Housing, Minister of water resources as well as the Minister of Finance and budget planning in actualizing the project.

 

 

 

 

In his speech, the Minister of Works and Housing, H.E Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), reiterated the commitment of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration towards infrastructural development. According to Fashola, the 116billion Naira Kano-Kongolam highway which is being constructed by BUA Group with allied infrastructure, will complement the ongoing rail infrastructure projects of the federal government in the North West region of Nigeria, and also open up more economic opportunities for Nigeria and the greater West African region.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fashola further stated that the best way to develop the country was through Public Community Private Partnership, (PCPP) given the ₦348trillion injection needed over a 10-year period to bridge the nation’s infrastructure gap. Fashola further applauded the management of BUA Group for its continuous effort in infrastructural development and emphasized the need for the State Governors of Jigawa, Kano and Katsina and traditional institutions to remove all encumbrances on the Right-of-Way of the project so as to allow the Contractor have full access to the width of the carriageway for the continued execution of the project for which implementation has already commenced.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On this part, the Honourable Minister for State (works and Housing), Hon. Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub said, “It’s a very big project that traverses the 3 states of Kano, Jigawa and Katsina states. The project will further open up the country by enabling access to neighbouring countries i.e. Niger Republic via Katsina State. The road, when completed, will feature three bridges – Ungoggo Roundabout, Kazaure and Daura and also include pedestrian crossings at eight locations along the project corridor and solar street lights for safe driving during nighttime which will be critical to development in the three states. The Honourable Minister for Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, during his speech, urged the contractor, BUA Group, to ensure the highest quality in the construction process and adhere to responsible ESG practices throughout the lifetime of the project. “I am proud to be associated with this project which will have massive developmental impact on the people of Jigawa, Kano and Katsina states. The government will continue to support initiatives and partnerships such as this and we are certain this project and others of a similar nature, will help improve the economic status and quality of life of Nigerians”, he added.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The expanded Kano-Kongolam dual carriage highway upon completion, will connect three states namely; Kano, Jigawa, and Katsina and improve interstate travel, make it easier to trade goods and services between the three states, and serve as a major artery for intra-African trade.

 

BUA GROUP, FG FLAG-OFF N116bn CONSTRUCTION OF 132KILOMETRES KANO-KAZAURE-KONGOLAM DUAL CARRIAGE ROAD UNDER PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDER 007

 

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Amb. Okoro appoints Chief Charles Nwangwa as DG of his campaign

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Amb. Okoro appoints Chief Charles Nwangwa as DG of his campaign*

*Amb. Okoro appoints Chief Charles Nwangwa as DG of his campaign*

By Collins Nkwocha

The AA governorship candidate, Amb. Chijioke Okoro has appointed Chief Charles Nwangwa, Akajiugo 1 of Ngwa as the DG of his governorship campaign council.

 

 

 

 

Amb. Okoro appoints Chief Charles Nwangwa as DG of his campaign*

Chief Nwangwa who never hid his love for a new dawn in Abia state has promised to work tirelessly in order to on ensure that Amb. Okoro gets into the government house and bring the needed transformation and advancement in the state.

His appointment was officially done today and the entire AA party is banking on his wealth of experience to move into the Abia state government house this year as the election is scheduled for March 11th, 2023.

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