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With This Good Start, FHA Stands A Better Chance

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*With This Good Start, FHA Stands A Better Chance.*

GovAbba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State;

 

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As FHA MD Hon Oyetunde Ojo continues his tour of North West.

 

The Executive Governor of Kano State, His Excellency Abva Kabir Yusuf has pledged the support of the state to the success of the Renewed Hope Housing programme of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu (GCFR).

 

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This was revealed, Thursday 29th March,2024 when the Managing Director and Chief Executive of Federal Housing Authority, Hon. Oyetunde Ojo visited the governor in continuation of his consultation of his tour of the North West zone.

 

 

Hon Ojo had in his address informed the Governor that apart from coming to pay him a courtesy visit as the new management in FHA, his team has come with the President’s message on the Renewed Hope Agenda on Housing.
The MD told Governor Yusuf that Kano is the 9th State he is visiting with the President’s message on Housing.
According to Hon Ojo; ” the President has given us the mandate to make the Renewed Hope Agenda on Housing possible, because of the housing deficit we have in the country “.
The FHA Chief Executive pointed out that Kano State’s strategic importance as a commercial hub in the North and as one of the most populous states in Nigeria necessitates the need for affordable housing provision for the citizens.

 

 

 

In his words, Hon Ojo said; ” we know the position of Kano and Lagos in terms of population. Kano is so strategic in our country and we need to provide houses for the people here”.

 

 

 

The Managing Director therefore asked the Governor to give land to Federal Housing Authority for the project. ” Our mission here is to seek for land. We know we have land here with challenges, but we are asking for a new one for this project”, he said.
Hon. Ojo reminded His Excellency that FHA does not just build estates but develop new towns. He there asked the assistance of the state in provision of infrastructure in the proposed site.
Reminiscent of his demand from the other Governors he has visited, the MD also asked Governor Yusuf for Off- takers from the state. He said the need to synergise with the state for off – takers is to ensure that the houses are targeted at individuals and would be taken on completion. ” we are looking at the off- takers scheme with you because you know your people and have their data”, he told the governor.

 

 

 

Hon. Ojo informed the Governor that FHA would work with the State for input in the designs and house types to be constructed in Kano in the Authority’s End – user policy and build a sense of ownership in the people.
The Renewed Hope Agenda programme of the President the MD is not about politics, but about housing all Nigerians. ” it is not about politics. It is about the people, the people of Kano”, he said.
The model of delivery the MD said would consist of one Bedrooms, Studio apartments, and carcas, noting that those at the low income bracket would be highly considered. Those in diaspora he said are also in the plans.

 

 

 

Hon. Ojo concluded by saying that FHA intends to use the value chains of construction to fight both inflation and insecurity by providing jobs for our youths, while targeting remittances from abroad through the Diaspora estates it is planning.
Governor Yusuf in his response appreciated the FHA delegation. He acknowledged the housing needs in Kano as the most populous state in the country.
The governor noted that as a one time Commissioner of Works in the state, that he was involved in some of the housing projects standing today in Kano.
According to him, ” I was once Commissioner of Housing and Transport. Most of the houses you see in Kano were done under my supervision and conceptualization. As a governor, I feel the sky is my limit”.
His Excellency Governor Yusuf stated that housing development is key to his vision in Kano State and that he would do everything thing possible to achieve that. He therefore pledged his support to FHA to succeed in the project.
According to him; ” housing development is key to my vision. Count on my support. Within the next one week, you will hear from me. As far as your age

 

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Eko Cares: Group Commends Sanwo-Olu’s Compassionate Leadership On Social Interventions

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has garnered praise from The Mandate Movement for his decisive actions in the face of economic challenges with the launch of the ‘Eko Cares’ initiative. The initiative, aimed at alleviating the hardships faced by residents, particularly the economically vulnerable, has been lauded as a significant step towards improving livelihoods in the state.

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The Chairman of The Mandate Movement, Abdullahi Ayinde Enilolobo, conveyed his gratitude to Governor Sanwo-Olu through a member of the group’s Central Working Committee (CWC), Prince Adewale Arogundade, for spearheading various interventions aimed at mitigating the adverse effects of inflationary trends. A total of 300,000 households are expected to benefit from the inaugural program.

According to Enilolobo, “This holistic approach shows Governor Sanwo-Olu’s commitment to addressing the multifaceted challenges facing Lagosians and ensuring that no one is left behind in the pursuit of progress. Additionally, measures such as free ante-natal care, reduced transportation fares, and support for small businesses underscore the government’s dedication to improving the quality of life for all residents.

“We at The Mandate Movement commend Governor Sanwo-Olu for this initiative put together for the residents of Lagos, which also collorates with the wonders of the Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led administration. This clearly shows that the All Progressive Congress (APC) remains a beacon of hope for Lagosians, and Nigerians at large.”

Residents across Lagos have begun to laud the ‘Eko Cares’ initiative, stating that the government has shown determination to prioritize the well-being of its citizens, embodying the principles of empathy, inclusivity, and resilience in the face of adversity.

 

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An Icon of Service: NATCOM boss, Otunba Adejare Adegbenro’s Leadership Legacy

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An Icon of Service: NATCOM boss, Otunba Adejare Adegbenro’s Leadership Legacy

 

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In the intricate mosaic of Nigeria’s societal fabric, Otunba Adejare Adegbenro stands as a beacon of commitment, resilience, and service.

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Born on March 6th, 1973, in Lagos, he draws from a lineage steeped in political legacy, being the grandson of the late Premier of Western Region, Alhaji Daudu Sooroye Adegbenro. Raised in a family that values service to the community, Otunba Adegbenro has carved his path as a distinguished figure in Nigerian society.

The culmination of his familial heritage and dedication to community service was marked by his installation as the first Otunba Laje of Owu Kingdom in Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria.

This historic event, which took place on January 20th, 2018, under the auspices of His Royal Majesty Oba Olusanya Dosunmu II, traditional ruler of Owu kingdom, reinforced Otunba Adegbenro’s deep-rooted ties to his cultural heritage and commitment to uplifting his people.

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Beyond his traditional titles, his influence extends globally, with his appointment as High Commissioner by the International Human Rights Commission (IHRC), where he spearheads foreign special missions aimed at preventing illegal migration and human trafficking. This appointment is a testament of his reputation as a renowned security expert and industrialist, whose expertise transcends national borders.

In his role as the acting Director-General of the National Commission against the Proliferation of Arms, Light Weapons, and Pipeline Vandalism (NATCOM), Otunba Adegbenro has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to combating threats to national security. His vast experience in security consultancy and supply of security gadgets has positioned him as a pivotal figure in Nigeria’s security landscape.

However, Otunba Laje of Owu Kingdom’s contributions extend beyond the realm of security.

Through his foundation, the Otunba Adejare Adegbenro Foundation (OAAF), he channels his resources towards uplifting the less privileged in society. With initiatives ranging from the provision of boreholes to communities lacking access to clean water, to scholarships for deserving students, he exemplifies the spirit of philanthropy and communal solidarity.

Reflecting on his journey, Otunba Adegbenro once acknowledged the challenges he has faced, from navigating the complexities of entrepreneurship to confronting societal stereotypes.

Yet, through it all, he remains resolute in his commitment to service and upliftment. His philosophy, rooted in faith and compassion, drives him to make a tangible difference in the lives of others, regardless of obstacles encountered along the way.

Otunba Adejare Adegbenro stands as a testament to the power of leadership, resilience, and unwavering dedication to the common good. In him, Nigerians find not only a visionary leader but a compassionate steward of progress, whose impact reverberates far beyond the shores of his homeland.

 

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Lead British International School Abuja, which has been in the eye of the storm over viral videos of bullying involving some of its students, has been shut for three days.

The shutdown order was issued on Tuesday by the Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Kennedy-Ohaneye.

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The Public Relations Officer of the FCT Education Secretariat, Kabiru Musa,  confirmed that the school had been shut down by the minister.

“Yes, it was shut down by the honourable Minister of Women  Affairs for 3 days,” Musa in response to a Whatsapp message by one of our correspondents.

 

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staff member of the school, whose name could not be ascertained as of press time, had earlier announced the shutdown of the school by the minister.

The PUNCH reports that an X user, @moooyeeeee, had on Monday night posted two videos of a female student of the school being repeatedly slapped by another female classmate.

The user called for justice for the victim. Since they were posted, the videos have drawn the wrath of many users of the microblogging platform, who condemned the incident and called for the school authorities to investigate and punish the culprits.

 

A third video depicting a separate case of bullying at the Lead British International School, Abuja emerged on Tuesday.

In the new video posted on Tuesday, some male students in the school’s uniform are seen surrounding another boy who appears to be in casual attire.

A student slapped the boy, who was on his knees, and then some of the other boys who were gathered appealed to stop the ‘bully’ from further harming the boy, who was later whisked away in the nine-second video.

An X user, @PopoolaJoke4, who posted the video wrote, “No be the same school?”, in response to the first viral video of bullying in the same school that was released earlier.

In one of the videos of the minister’s visit, the  representative of the school was heard saying, “By the request of the Minister of Women Affairs, we are Nigerians who respect rules and regulations and we are under the law because our school is actually recognised and our school is under the Federal Capital Territory, and we are registered and based on that, Lead British International School, Abuja is hereby shut  for three days.”

As of the time of filing this report, our correspondent could not ascertain whether the FCTA would use the occasion to investigate other private schools in which alleged cases of bullying take place in the FCT.

Victim threatens lawsuit

 

Namtira Bwala, the student assaulted by her fellow students at Lead British International School, has written the school management, demanding a thorough investigation and heavy sanctions for the 11 students who bullied her.

Two of the bullies were identified tobe Maryam Hassan and a certain Faliya.

Bwala, in a letter addressed to the management of her school through her lawyers at the Deji Adeyanju and Partners Law Firm, gave the school an ultimatum of 48 hours after which she will seek legal redress.

 

A copy of the letter obtained by The PUNCH read, “Our client and several other parents in Lead British International School have informed us and we verily believe them that this act of bullying is a reoccurring issue in the school, and despite several attempts to draw the school’s attention to it, the issue has persisted, leaving our client traumatised from the emotional and physical effect of the oppressive acts by these daredevil bullies.

“Our client completely dissociates herself from the statement issued by the school on April 22, 2024, wherein a case of battery was unconscionably referred to as an ‘incident between minors’.

“Sequel to the foregoing, we have our client’s instruction to demand an immediate investigation and the pronouncement of the stiffest possible sanctions in the student’s rule book on Ms. Maryam Hassan, Miss Faliya and nine other students who have formed a cult of bullies in Lead British International School, Gwarimpa, Abuja.

“Please note that if the school fails to sanction the student bullies within 48 hours of the receipt of this letter, we have our client’s further instruction to seek an immediate and severe legal redress against Lead British International School, Gwarimpa, without further recourse to you.”

 

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