El-Rufai orders operators of Almajiri schools to leave Kaduna

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasiru El-Rufai, has ordered the operators of Almajiri schools to leave the state.

He spoke at the inauguration of the Kaduna State Child Protection and Welfare Committee on Tuesday.
El-Rufai stated that he was confident and sure of the propriety of his administration’s actions.

”My message to all those that have almajiris in Kaduna state, you have a choice to relocate otherwise sooner or later we will get you.”

He said the government had developed and approved a social protection policy to support the most vulnerable.
“Politicians often get involved with their ‘slot mentality’, and when we give them those slots, they don’t give them to the poorest.”

El-Rufai said the social investment office has been working across the 24 local government areas to have a comprehensive social register of the poorest.

The governor added that more than one million households in Kaduna have been registered.

​Maiduguri blackout: Repairs now 75%, Zulum gets update from TCN 

… Governor wants speed 

Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum on Tuesday met with the officials of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Bauchi zonal office to receive updates of the ongoing repair work to restore electricity to Maiduguri. 

Briefing the Governor, Zonal General Manager, TCN, Engr. Ganiyu Aliyu said, the repair work have reached 75% completion stage and the remaining part will be completed very soon. 

Recall that the electricity transmission tower linking Maiduguri and Damaturu have been destroyed on 26th of January by insurgents, which caused disruption of supply to Maiduguri Metropolis and environs. 

While extending appreciation for their determination and effort, Zulum urged the TCN workers to redouble efforts in obtaining all the necessary technical requirements and restore the damaged parts back to normalcy. 
Zulum had conveyed to TCN, the assurance from the security operatives to ensure 24 hour surveillance to protect the staffs as well as the infrastructure during and after the repair work. 
The Governor also directed the state ministry of housing and energy to provide all the necessary support to the field workers to connect Maiduguri back to the national grid as soon as possible. 
Zulum extends his appreciation and appealed to the people of Borno state to continue exercising patience in respect of the problem associated with the blackout that caused water scarcity in the state capital. He assured that government is doing all within its power to find lasting solution to the problem. 
“I wish to extend my profound appreciation to the good people Borno state, for their considerable maturity, patience in the face of the blackout occasioned by the destruction of electricity transmission line. I want to assure the people, that the state government and the management of TCN had in a concerted effort drawn all our attention to ensure proper and adequate repair of the damage done to supply lines with the urgency it deserved.” Zulum said.

Immortalise Our President General, Sabo GRA Appeals to Kaduna Govt

The Tsaunin Kura GRA Residents Association (Sabo GRA) has announced the sudden demise of its President General, Comrade (Dr) Silas Adamu who died from a ghastly car accident alongside his wife and daughter.

A statement signed by the Executive Public Relations Officer (EPRO) of Sabo GRA, Okpani Jacob Onjewu Dickson, made available to newsmen on Tuesday said the accident occured along Kaduna-Abuja Highway on Monday March 8, 2021.

“We are still shocked over news of the death of our President General from a ghastly car accident along Kaduna-Abuja Highway on Monday March 8, 2021.

“It is even more saddening that his wife and daughter also lost their lives from same accident,” it said.

The statement described him as a man of peace who sacrificed his time and resources in building peace.

“He was not just a philanthropist, but a man commited to preaching peace to all around him.

“In less than a year of his leadership of our community, he impacted several lives individually and all of us as a community,” it added.

The statement prayed for God to grant his soul and that of his wife and daughter eternal rest.

​Zulum begins N2b worth of bus terminal with 593 lock-up shops, market stalls  

Borno state Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum on Monday laid foundation for the construction a new bus terminal that is designed to have 593 lock-up shops and market stalls, the combination of which is valued at N2 billion.  

The 49,000 square meters concrete embedded bus terminal, sited along Bama road in Maiduguri, will comprise 373 lock up shops and 220 market stalls, making 593 shops and stalls.  

Governor Zulum said at the flag-off that the project is expected to be completed within 18 months, and he charged contractors to work within stipulated time while maintaining high quality in executing their work.  

The Governor also announced the present Bama road motor park will be relocated to the new terminal when completed, while a new Mega school will be sited where the motor park is located, after it is moved. 

Commissioner of Commerce, Yerima Kareto, said 10 contractors were involved in the project and had been mobilised with 15 percent of the sum. 

Speaking on behalf of project handlers, Engr. Usman Tijjani Monguno assured the Governor that work will be done according to high standards and specifications of the design.