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Do not allow selfish interest cause us another downfall – Adesina to APC chieftains

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A former member of the House of Representatives, Adedapo Adesina has advised Chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, not to allow selfish interest to cause another downfall of the party in future elections.

Adesina, who represented Ibadan North East/ Ibadan South East federal constituency between 2015 and 2019 made this disclosure while speaking in Ibadan, the Oyo State.

He spoke during the 9th year remembrance of his father and former Governor of Oyo State, Lamidi Adesina.

Our correspondent recalls that Adesina who was the governor of the state between 1999 and 2003, died in 2012 at the age of 74.

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Present at the event were the former governors; Rashidi Ladoja and Adebayo Alao-Akala, Alhaja Sarat Adesina, Adesina’s deputy, Barrister Iyiola Oladokun, Senators Teslim Folarin, Fatai Buhari, Monsurat Sunmonu and Adesoji Akanbi, Oloye Adebayo Adelabu, Chief Niyi Akintola, Hon. Musliudeen Akinremi, Hon. Bosun Oladele, Dr. Yunus Akintunde, Hon. Segun Taiwo, Former SSG Alhaji Akin Olajide and Hon. Bimbo Adekanmbi.

Others are Otunba Rotimi Ajanaku, Chief Taofeek Adegboyega, Alh Abu Gbadamosi, Alhaji Lekan Kassim, Chief Isaac Omodewu, Mr Dele Akinleye, Alhaji Laide Abass, Hon. Mojeed Olaoya, Chief Lowo Obisesan, Hon. Afeez Bolaji, Chief Ismail Akinade-Fijabi and Alhaji Kayode Adanla among others.

DAILY POST recalls that APC lost the gubernatorial election to the incumbent Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, who contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The party lost the election in 2019, allegedly due to some crisis during the build-up to the elections.

Adesina, who is one of the chieftains of the APC in the state, however, enjoined stalwarts and members of the party, to jettison their selfish interest and work for the success of the party in the future elections.

He advised the members of the party not to allow their selfish interest to spoil its fate.

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He said, “We should not allow our selfish interest spoil the party. I am confident that we will get over it.

“The attendance has shown that everybody who wants to be remembered after his demise must live a life of legacy.

“We invited everybody. It was so stressful but we extended invites. However, we cannot say what made some of them be absent from here. They would surely have reasons but that does not matter.”

The Chief Imam of Ibadan and Grand Imam of Oyo State, Sheikh AbdulGaneey Agbotomokekere led other Islamic clerics to the 9th year Fidau. They prayed for the repose of the soul of the late former Governor.

Chief Imam of Oluyole, Mudathir Bada, in his sermon, said politicians are in the habit of forgetting God.

He added that God, at any time, can make leaders and remove them at any time.

Oladokun, in his closing remarks, thanked those who graced the event.

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BREAKING: Lagos govt shuts Dowen College in Lekki over Sylvester Oromoni’s death

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Lagos State Government has ordered the closure of Dowen College in Lekki over the death of Sylvester Oromoni Jnr.

The school will remain shut pending the outcome of an investigation.

Oromoni was allegedly murdered by students and there are fears that the culprits are on the run or left the country.

Gory details of the act have sparked outrage on social media with Nigerians demanding the arrests of the perpetrators.

On Friday, Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo announced the seal of the college.

A terse statement by the ministry’s spokesman, Ganiu Lawal, quoted her as saying state officials met with the school management and staff.

Adefisayo appealed for calm, saying “no effort will be spared in getting to the root of the incident”.

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2021 World Disability Day: We suffer discrimination to get employment in Kogi – PWDs

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People With Disabilities (PWDs) have cried out over discrimination in employment for Ministries Department and Agencies in Kogi State.

Kogi State Chairman of PWDs, Comrade Ibrahim Arome, who disclosed this on Friday against the backdrop of the 2021 World Disability Day lamented that many of his members have been denied employment opportunities even when they have the capacity to deliver.

Arome, who noted that there is ability in disability, called on the Kogi State Government to implement the disability rights law to address some of these challenges affecting his people.

He added that there is a need for the government to establish the disability commission to enable PWDs to have a sense of belonging in the state.

Arome explained further that PWDs lack mobility in the state stressing that the special schools across the state have been abandoned by the government thereby making education difficult for their members as the existing public schools in Kogi State are not accessible.

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“We use this year’s celebration to appeal to the executive Governor Alh. Yahaya Bello kindly implement the disability right law and establish a disability commission in Kogi state. Governor Yahaya Bello should kindly provide PWD’s with mobility (Bus) because to our special being, mobility is not for fashion but a necessity.

“We are also appealing that the Government should ensure that all the MDAs in Kogi state obeys and adheres to the disability Act 2018 and reserve at least 5% of every employment, empowerment and appointment for PWDs,” he said.

“The Kogi state Governor kindly gives immediate order through the appropriate quotas for the renovation of special skills schools across the state and equip them with the learning special materials and manpower to help reduce the risk of our special members traveling to other states to acquire education”.

In his lecture titled “Bringing out the abilities in persons with disability”, the Chairman, Southwest Nigeria Association of the Deaf, Mr. Sulaiman Akinremi, said more than 500 million people in the world are disabled as a consequence of mental, physical, or sensory impairment.

Akinremi said, “In the majority of these countries, it is estimated that 1 in 10 persons has a physical, mental or sensory impairment and at least 25% of the entire population is adversely affected by the presence of disabilities.

“It is also estimated that at least 75% percent of these people live in developing countries and living in areas where they do not receive the services needed to enable them to overcome their limitations. Disabled people in the developing world often face more acute barriers than those in developed nations mostly those living in Isolated rural areas in the developing world. In some countries 20% of the population are disabled.

“It can be estimated that, when disabled people’s relatives are included, 50% of the population is affected by disability. In addition, disabled people are the poorest of the poor. They often do not have access to adequate medical services and where such services exist, the medical personnel lacks the experience of their needs”.

He noted that any country or society that is on the path to greatness will need to take a pragmatic shift in its orientation about persons with disabilities and it will greatly influence whether persons with disabilities become assets or liabilities.

“PWDs faced a lot of challenges but they are not limited by their disabilities except those placed in their ways by government and society. Though people may doubt the capacity of PWDs to prove their abilities, they have often proved them wrong. They are able to take negativities and turn them into motivation and drive with their different abilities.

“The world is witnessing a rapid transformation in thoughts, concepts, and behaviours aimed at bringing about development. Government and society cannot afford to be left behind by clinging to outdated ideas or concepts inhibiting transformation by undervaluing the particularly important and leading roles PWDs have to play,” he added.

Earlier in her address, the Kogi State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajia Fatima Kabir Buba said the present administration has continued to give priority to PWDs in the state stressing that over 2000 People With Disabilities benefited from the N10,000 COVID-19 palliative in 2021.

Represented by the Ministry Permanent Secretary, Mr. Aleni Emmanuel Allenclay, the Commissioner said, “Persons with disabilities are a very important segment of our population that requires special treatment.

“The Administration of new direction agenda under the leadership of His Excellency the Governor of Kogi State Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello is working assiduously towards giving a new liaise of life to PWDs in the area of education, health care, empowerment, and legal support system as well as main streams them into the State Development Plan”.

DAILY POST reports that, on September 23rd, 2013, the UN General Assembly convened the historic high-level meeting on disability and development aimed at creating a fully disabled agenda inclusive society.

The 2021 World Disability Day has the theme “Leadership and Participation of PWDs towards an inclusive accessible and sustainable post-covid-19 world”.

DAILY POST also reports that the World Disability Day in Kogi State which was organized by, the leprosy mission Nigeria, Sightsavers, had in attendance, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prod James Apam, Kogi State Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps,(NSCDC), and the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State.

The day is celebrated on December 3rd every year.

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US foundation donates ambulance to Benue IDPs

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A United States-based medical foundation with a branch in Nigeria, Dr. Patrick Adeel Foundation, also known as Shahnaz Shakeel Foundation, has donated a fully-equipped ambulance to the Benue State Government for use by Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs.

A representative of the Foundation in Nigeria, Mr. Terver Atsewe, who presented the ambulance to Governor Samuel Ortom Thursday, 2nd December 2021 at the Benue Peoples House Makurdi, said it is to be used in conveying sick people from the IDP camps to the hospitals.

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Mr. Atsewe who stated that the ambulance was equipped with the latest medical facilities such as gas cylinders and other first-aid facilities assured that more of such vehicles would be given to the state.

Receiving the ambulance, Governor Samuel Ortom expressed appreciation to the foundation for the donation and assured that the ambulance would be utilized judiciously for the benefit of the IDPs.

The Executive Secretary, Benue State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, Dr. Emmanuel Shior led the representative of the foundation to the Governor for the presentation.

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