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Government, wealthy Nigerians should create jobs for youth to stem criminality: NSCDC

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has urged governments at all levels and wealthy individuals to do more in the creation of jobs for youths to curb criminality.

“Governments at all levels should emphasise building more industries; while wealthy individuals and communities can build cottage industries to complement government efforts,” the commandant of NSCDC, Enugu State Command, Valentine Afrika said.

He said this at the command’s motivation celebration of its rank and file personnel, who had put in dedication and resilience to their duties in 2021.

Mr Afrika urged residents to also “exploit collective community efforts” to see that places of work can be provided for the teeming jobless youths roaming most communities.

According to him, youths are lured into many acts of criminalities including intake of hard drugs as a result of their idleness.

“If there is adequate employment for virtually all youths, I sincerely believe that crime will be reduced to the barest minimum and almost all our youths will be useful to themselves, families and communities,” he said.

The commandant appealed to residents of the state to assist the corps with credible security information to ensure safety of lives and property, adding: “Security remains everybody’s business’’.

Mr Afrika thanked the Commandant-General of the NSCDC, Ahmed Audi, for his steadfastness and vision to take the corps’ image to greater height and make it the best security formation in the country.

On the Command’s Motivation Celebration of its rank and file personnel, the commandant said that the rank and file personnel of the command had done creditably well in 2021 and had remained a source of pride to the command.

According to him, due to their continuous exceptional performance, the corps authorities graciously promoted 126 rank and file personnel in the command in 2021 after they all virtually passed their promotion exams.

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2023 Presidency: Electing Tinubu as president for Nigeria’s good, says Sanwo-Olu

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu says All Progressives national leader Bola Tinubu, is the most qualified Nigerian to be president in 2023.

The governor said Mr Tinubu’s qualification rested on his demonstrated capacity in deploying a mix of genius and statecraft to nurture a city on the brink of a flourishing economy.

”Tinubu’s practicable ideas in governance makes him the most qualified successor and saleable choice for the job. Our country is the most populous black nation in the world and the responsibility that comes with that is enormous. No doubt that the destiny of the entire black race is tied to the greatness of Nigeria,” stated Mr Sanwo-Olu during the formal inauguration of the Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (ABAT) movement’s working committee in Ikeja.

“If our country must be great, we have the responsibility to choose the leadership that will bring about true transformation across every facet of our national life,” the Lagos governor added. “Who is that rallying figure that should lead us in this journey? The answer is deeply connected to our mission and purpose here today. That person must be a detribalised Nigerian and a bridge-builder, who has been tested and trusted.”

He further stressed that the person must be a thinker, who must sustain the legacy “our current president is leaving behind.”

“That person is the reason we are inaugurating this movement for the actualisation of his presidential ambition,” explained Mr Sanwo-Olu. “That person is our great leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.”

The ABAT movement was conceived and set up by members of the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) in Lagos to actualise Mr Tinubu’s presidential ambition.

The Lagos governor stated that the indisputable capability of Tinubu to effectively manage human and material resources for visible progress stood him out as the most qualified Nigerian to be president in 2023.

He added that the progress in Lagos remained a visible experiment initiated by the APC leader. Mr Sanwo-Olu said Nigeria had continued to shoulder the burden of the black race, and the country’s transformation into a stable economy would be a source of pride to the black man.

According to Mr Sanwo-Olu, in 2023, the country needs a capable leader with progressive ideas to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari and build on the progress recorded by the current administration.

Mr Sanwo-Olu also noted that Mr Tinubu’s name was synonymous with growth and development and possessed a Midas touch to positively turn around the resources of the country for the general good.

He said the event was to raise foot soldiers, team leaders and cheerleaders, who would pursue the movement’s objectives and cascade down its messages to every voter at the ward level, with commitment and passion.

The governor charged all selected for leadership roles in the movement to reflect Tinubu’s political ideals of openness and tolerance in their engagement and mobilisation.

APC stalwart James Odumbaku said the forthcoming general elections presented another opportunity for Nigerians to make the right choice, to keep the country on the path of development.

GAC leader Tajudeen Olusi described Mr Tinubu as “a genius” in statecraft, adding that the APC leader was a saleable article in the political market.

”We have to be prepared and determined because the contest would be a battle of might and strength,” Mr Olusi said.

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Police Recruitment: Applicants’ physical, credential screening begins February 1

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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.

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Gov. Diri honours RCCG leader Adeboye with ‘Ebidaowei of Bayelsa’

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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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