Skip to content Skip to left sidebar Skip to right sidebar Skip to footer

Month: June 2020

PRESS BRIEFING BY HIS EXCELLENCY, DR. EMMANUEL AGBADU AKABE, DEPUTY GOVERNOR WHO DOUBLES AS CHAIRMAN TASK-FORCE ON COVID-19, NASARAWA STATE.

In the spirit of transparency, accountability and prudent management of resources for the benefit of our dear State, His Excellency Dr. Emmanuel Agbadu Akabe today briefed press on successes recorded as well as give account of all contributions made by organizations, banks, institutions and spirited individuals for the fight against the deadly CoronaVirus disease.

Dr. Akabe maintained that the sum of Ninety-Four Million, Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N94,750,000.00) only was donated to Nasarawa State Government for Covid-19 and the sum of Five Hundred and Thirty-Six Million, One Hundred and Fifty-Six Thousand, Two Hundred and Seventy-Three Naira, Thirty-Two Kobo (N536,156,273.32) only was expended. He added that, all breakdown of figures will be made available for the general public.

[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”16″ display=”basic_thumbnail” thumbnail_crop=”0″]

Engineer Sule inspects food items donated by COCAVID

[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”14″ display=”basic_thumbnail” thumbnail_crop=”0″]Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has inspected various food items donated by a civil society group, Coalition of Civil Society Against COVID-19 (COCAVID), with a view to ensuring that such food items are kept in safe, clean environment.

This, according to Engineer Sule who inspected the food items stored at the Lafia municipal store houses, on Wednesday, said was in order to avoid possible contamination.

While expressing satisfaction with the condition of the stored food items, which comprises of rice, sugar, semovita, noodles, among others, the Governor explained that so far, 34 four trucks out of the 40 donated by COCAVID have arrived the state, with the remaining six trucks being awaited.

Engineer Sule disclosed that arrangement is underway to distribute the food items across the state, to cushion the hardship brought about by the measures put in place by government to contain and control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

His Excellency Engr. A.A Sule Thank You Visit to Ministry of Water Resources

[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”13″ display=”basic_thumbnail” thumbnail_crop=”0″]Engr. A.A Sule made a thank You Visit to Ministry of Water Resources.

FARIN RUWA PROJECTS: GOVERNOR SULE SAYS THANK YOU TO MINISTER OF WATER RESOURCES:

Governor Abdullahi A Sule of Nasarawa State has led a powerful delegation to the Federal Ministry of Water Resources to express the gratitude of the state to the Federal Government for the take off of Farin Ruwa Projects.

It will be recalled that a forthnight ago, the Farin Ruwa Waterfalls project which has been concessioned and taken over by the Federal Government received final approval and cash disbursement from the Federal Executive Council.

Governor Abdullahi A Sule assured the Minister for water resources that Nasarawa State will provide ready welcome, security, logistical support and any other thing the contractors may need to succeed.

The Minister of Water Resources explained that the Farin Ruwa Projects constitute a bouquet of smaller sub-units which include Hydropower generation, Dam for irrigation farming and Supply of portable to Wamba and surroundings.

The Minister Suleiman Adamu then assured the Nasarawa State delegation that his Ministry will remain focused and see to the timely completion of the Farin Ruwa Project.

GOVERNOR SULE MEETS FASHOLA OVER DUALISATION OF ROAD

[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”12″ display=”basic_thumbnail” thumbnail_crop=”0″]Governor Abdullahi A Sule has paid a working visit to the Minister of Housing and Works, Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN in his office in Abuja, where they discussed the progress of ongoing Federal Government Roads in Nasarawa State.

Engineer Sule’s visit was said to be particularly hinged on finding solutions to issues of topography, logistical logjams and community concerns which appears to be affecting the pace of work on the Abuja-Keffi-Lafia-Makurdi Highway.

After their private consultations, Minister Raji Fashola assured Governor Sule of his Ministry’s zeal and commitment in working with the government of Nasarawa State in tackling all hindrances and bottlenecks to see to the timely completion of the Abuja-Keffi-Lafia-Makurdi Highway.

GOVERNOR CONDOLES THE FAMILY OF LATE ABUBAKAR GARBA, SAYS: “THE PEOPLE OF AKWANGA ARE ONE!”

[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”11″ display=”basic_thumbnail” thumbnail_crop=”0″]Engineer Abdullahi A. Sule has paid a condolence visit on the family of late Hausa community stalwart, MALAM ABUBAKAR GARBA of Akwanga.

The Governor was received at the residence of the deceased in midtown Akwanga by His Royal Highness, Chun Mada in company of their Royal Highnesses Chun Ngah, Chun Nunku and Chun Nku.

In a solemn ceremony witnessed by a motley crowd, the Chairman of Akwanga local government, Honourable Samuel Mishi asserted that “Akwanga has been imbued with a renewed sense of belonging in Nasarawa State since the coming of Engineer Sule as Governor, because of his tireless visits to commiserate with families and comfort communities in Akwanga in times of tragedy, loss or turn in fortune.

On his own part, Governor Abdullahi A Sule extolled the unique attribute of community service, love for all and acceptance of all ethnic nationalities in Akwanga; which the Governor said: “defined the life of Late Abubakar Garba!

Engineer Sule thereafter prayed that the children and offspring of Late Abubakar Garba will pick up the exemplary humane character and attribute of their father and contribute in strenthening the unity of all the people in Akwanga.

Engineer Abdullahi A Sule also used the gathering of the motley crowd to gently appeal to the people to be mindful of Social distancing, use of face masks and adherence to the safety protocols of Corvid 19; affirming that:

“Even if there is little or no noticeable symptom in public places, people of Nasarawa State should still hold the strong conviction that:”Coronavirus is real and still around!”

Nasarawa receives five trucks of food items as Federal Government palliatives

[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”10″ display=”basic_thumbnail” thumbnail_crop=”0″]Nasarawa State Deputy Governor, His Excellency, Dr. Emmanuel Agbadu Akabe today received delegation from Federal Ministry Of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management & Social Development who are on a working visit to present Official document on palliatives as part of Federal Government intervention to Nasarawa State Government on the fight against Covid-19.

The delegation was led by Laurat Ajima Elayo the Director Legal Services of the Ministry who represented the Minister, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq Umar.

The Nasarawa State Government has been presented with five trucks of food items as palliatives from the Federal Government.

The food items, which comprises of three trucks of rice, one truck each of tin tomatoes and groundout oil, are meant to be distributed to vulnerable persons across the state, in order to cushion the hardship brought about by restrictions put in place to curb further spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hon. Imran Usman Jibrin, Senior Special Assistant on Humanitarian Service and Focal Person NSIP Nasarawa State, who led a delegation from the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management & Social Development, officially handed over the palliatives to the Nasarawa State Government, on Monday.

The SSA gave a breakdown of the food items as, 1800 bags of rice, 2500 cartons of tomapep and 600 kegs of groundout oil, stressing that the palliatives are to be distributed to the poor, vulnerable and people living with disabilities.

Receiving the palliatives on behalf of the state government, Nasarawa State Deputy Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe, thanked the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Faruq for the gesture, promising to distribute the items to the targetted beneficiaries.

Dr. Akabe also appreciated the efforts of both the Federal and State Governments, in facing one of the deadliest challenges confronting the world at the moment, reiterating the support of the state government in the fight against COVID-19.

The delegation from the Federal Government was led by Mrs Laurat Ajima Elayo, Director Legal Service of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, who represented the Minister.

Nasarawa State citizens urged to take ownership of their environment 5th June, 2020.

[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”9″ display=”basic_thumbnail” thumbnail_crop=”0″]As Nasarawa State join the rest of the world to mark this year’s World Environment Day, The Nasarawa State Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources Hon Musa Ibrahim Abubakar called on Nasarawa State citizens and Nigerians to take ownership of their environment and actively engage in the protection of the earth.

The well to do Commissioner who led the world Environment Day celebration in Nasarawa State avowed that the State citizens should rise and become agents of transformation by planting of trees and promotion of environmental conservation for sustainable development.

While Appreciating the Uncommon Administrator Governor Abdullahi Sule for making sure Nasarawa State is not left behind in this historic day themed, “Time For Nature” the honourable Commissioner admonished citizens against illegal Dumping Of Refuse in the state.

Meanwhile, world Environmental Day is the largest global celebration for pragmatic environmental action, where nations are brought together to commit to their responsibilities towards Mother Earth.

World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5, every year. It is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment.

NASARAWA ECONOMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL DONATES #5MILLION AND 5000 FACE MASKS TO THE STATE GOVERNMENT

[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”8″ display=”basic_thumbnail” thumbnail_crop=”0″] 

Governor Abdullahi A. Sule of Nasarawa State has applauded the contributions of the Nasarawa Investment and Economic Council in selling the state and attracting investors for the economic development of the state.

The Governor stated this when he received in audience a delegation of the council who were on a courtesy call to Government House Lafia on Friday.

He said since inauguration of the council, it has promoted the state and kept the government on its toes with the kind of advice and guidance it gives towards the actualization of an economically viable Nasarawa State.

Governor Sule said “For the council that has continued to sale Nasarawa State globally, make Nasarawa what it is today to now come down and make additional sacrifices in cash and in materials touches me and means Alot to me”

He further appreciated the Chairman and members of the Council for their contributions to the economic development of the state despite the challenges occasioned the the coronavirus pandemic.

While reiterating that the contributions of the council towards the fight against the COVID-19 scourge is indeed motivating and touching, Governor Abdullahi Sule added that the government is proud of Dr Faisal Shu’aib and other indigenes of the state who have been acting as good ambassadors of the state nationally and internationally.

The Governor called on other citizens of the state to contribute their qouta towards taking the state to greater heights as he pledge to continue to enlighten the people on what the council has been doing for the state.

Speaking earlier, the Chief Executive Officer of National Primary Healthcare Development Agency who is also a member of the State Economic Advisory Council, Dr Faisal Shu’aib maintained that the they will remain a great pillar of this administration.

Dr Faisal Shu’aib said they will continue to provide advice towards the development of the state as the council is amazed at the transformation of the state by the Abdullahi A. Sule led administration in Nasarawa State.

He applauded the vision of Governor Abdullahi Sule in his commitment in ensuring a strong and sustainable economic base for the state by enhancing the state’s revenue base.

“We are in solidarity with your visionary leadership for the people of Nasarawa State, we are here working with you providing advice on economic matters and we have began to see some of the good things that you have envisioned for Nasarawa State” Dr Faisal stressed.

Dr Faisal continued “As we said in one of our meetings, we are proud to be part of this amazing journey you are embarking on and we are assure that the people of Nasarawa State will at the end of your governance see how you have transformed the socio-economic development of the state”.

On the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr Faisal said Governor Sule’s fight against the scourge is holistic and worthy of applause as stated by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

“We are also mindful of how you have taken rapid steps to make sure that this outbreak is contained and we are happy that Nasarawa is not one of those states that has wide spread transmission of the disease. Again this is because of the leadership you have provided” Faisal added.

He continued by saying “We also know that you are still preparing for the response and you are not only responding but also preparing at the same time and it’s because of what we have seen at the PTF that we recognize that Nasarawa State is one of the states that has provided very strong leadership in the fight against the pandemic”.

Faisal then announced the donation of 5.4 million naira and 5000 locally produced face masks as the State Investment and Economic Advisory Council’s contributions to the fight against coronavirus in the state.