The Kaduna state government has donated 30 blankets, five cartons of diapers and other relief materials to 1,610 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Kajuru Local Government Area.
Other items donated were 50 bags of rice, 50 bags of Garri, 5 bags of sugar, five bags of salt, 50 mats, and 10 cartons of sanitary pads.
Making the donations, the Executive Secretary of the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (KADSEMA), Muhammed Mukaddas, on Monday in Kaduna, said the donation was not compensation for the loss of lives and property, but a token to bring relief to the victims.
He noted that Katura and Rubu communities in the local government areas were worst affected in the attack.
Receiving the items on behalf of the victims, the Kajuru LGA vice chairman, Daniel Ayuba, commended the agency for the donation.
“We thought the agency was just coming for a visit; not knowing relief items will be brought to us. This shows that the state government cares for us,” Mr Ayuba said.
He assured that the items would get to the affected persons and called on the state government to improve security in the area as the attacks had become incessant.
Those displaced from their homes as a result of the January 4th and 5th attacks are taking refuge at Marabar Kajuru Primary school in Kajuru LGA.
PDP fixes February 19 for Lagos congress
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The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has approved February 19 for the conclusion of its outstanding congress to elect new state executive committee members in Lagos.
The party disclosed this in a statement issued by its National Organising Secretary, Umar Bature, on Thursday in Abuja.
According to the statement, the NWC also scheduled a crucial meeting with Lagos stakeholders on February 7 at its zonal headquarters, Ibadan.
It added that the NWC would continue to update stakeholders on any development in that regard.
FG begins expatriate quota renewal
The federal government will soon begin inspection of organisations to grant additional slots of expatriate quota facilities and renewal of expatriate quota positions.
Police Recruitment: Applicants’ physical, credential screening begins February 1
The Nigeria Police says it will on February 1, begin physical and credential screening of applicants who completed the 2021 online registration for recruitment into the constable cadre.
Police spokesman Frank Mba disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.
He said the screening would be conducted by the Force in conjunction with the Police Service Commission (PSC).
Mba said the exercise, slated to commence on Feb. 1 would end on February 6 at designated venues in states across the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
According to him, all applicants are to proceed to their respective states of origin and appear at the various screening centres in their clean white T-shirts and shorts.
He said other mandatory basic screening requirements were two white flat files with recent passport photographs attached and National Identity Number (NIN).
Mr Mba said other items for the screening were original and duplicate copies of credentials, certificate of origin and birth certificate/declaration of age.
He said printout of the application submission confirmation/profile page and duly completed guarantor’s form were also, mandatory for the exercise.
Mr Mba also stated that candidates who failed to present the mandatory requirements would not be considered for the screening.
He urged applicants to pay attention to detailed and specific guidelines on the exercise for each state, particularly, the location of screening and dates of screening per local government area.
Mr Mba added that the guidelines would be announced by the police public relations officers in the 36 states of the federation and the FCT.
He explained that inspector general of police Usman Baba had assured that the statutory entry requirements into the force as clearly stated in the Police Act and Regulations, would be followed.
Mr Baba disclosed that 135,027 valid applications were received in the online registration.
He expressed satisfaction over the increase in the number and geographic spread of the applications, particularly in the South-East and South-South region of the country following the extension of the online registration.
The police chief said the exercise was free of charge and urged applicants to be wary of criminal elements who would want to take undue advantage of the exercise to perpetrate recruitment-related scams.
Gov. Diri honours RCCG leader Adeboye with ‘Ebidaowei of Bayelsa’
Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa has honoured Enoch Adeboye, the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG)’s general overseer, with ‘Ebidaowei of Bayelsa’.
He thanked the RCCG leader for his continued support of his administration.
“You are a good father. So, after consultation, we decided to give you the name ‘Ebidaowei of Bayelsa’, meaning the good father of Bayelsa. Our story as a government in Bayelsa will be better told by you, Daddy G.O. When we were told that you were coming to start the year with us, we opened our arms to welcome you,” said the Bayelsa governor.
Mr Diri added, “This government will be two years old on February 14. You have been a part of us, supported us, prayed with us and prayed for us. You have continued to support us by coming to begin the year with us. As part of our second-anniversary celebration, we have adopted this programme. Bayelsa has been lighted up. Bayelsa will not go back to Egypt.”
The governor advised Christians to participate in politics actively. He gave the advice while speaking at the end of a two-day programme of RCCG’s ‘Light Up Bayelsa Holy Ghost Rally’ at the Oxbow Lake in Yenagoa on Thursday.
He urged Christians not to be aloof to politics or remain unconcerned but rather join to influence decision-making for the good of the generality of the people.
According to Mr Diri, Nigeria needs people who will salvage it from its many crises. He urged the church not to be docile in the face of insecurity, corruption and other vices threatening the country.
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