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His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule in Jankwe development area of Obi local Government where he flag-off 3rd phase of distribution of rice along with five (5,000) thousand naira to each beneficiary.

His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule in Jankwe development area of Obi local Government where he flag-off 3rd phase of distribution of rice along with five (5,000) thousand naira to each beneficiary.

The gesture is part of his administration’s deliberate efforts to cushion the tough times Nigerians are currently passing through.

The Governor personally handed over four bags of 7.5kg rice along with 5,000 naira to each beneficiary.

His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule during his visit to Azara and Awe town where he flagged off the distribution of food items to indigent persons; he equally used that opportunity to visit the Dangote Sugar Plantation administrative office in Tunga

His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule during his visit to Azara and Awe town where he flagged off the distribution of food items to indigent persons; he equally used that opportunity to visit the Dangote Sugar Plantation administrative office in Tunga.

The Governor met top management staff of the company at the board room where he got update on the latest developments at the company with regards to ongoing efforts aimed at fast tracking the setting up of the sugar refinery.

Friday 23rd February, 2024.

His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule during the Flag off of the distribution of rice and cash gifts of five (5,000) thousand naira to Indigent persons across the State as part of his administration’s measure aimed at reducing the harsh economic realities confronting Nigerians.

Nasarawa State Governor, His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule during the Flag off of the distribution of rice and cash gifts of five (5,000) thousand naira to Indigent persons across the State as part of his administration’s measure aimed at reducing the harsh economic realities confronting Nigerians.

The Governor flagged off the distribution with 1,600 bags of rice in Azara development area of Awe LGA where beneficiaries were drawn from the four (4) electoral wards namely; Akiri, Azara, Ribi and Wuse.

The Governor also inspected the ongoing rehabilitation of Azara road during the visit.

Hardship: Governor Sule distributes 4000 bags of 7.5kg rice, N20m in Awe, Azara

As part of the intervention by the Nasarawa State Government to alleviate the plight of the people currently experiencing hardship, Governor Abdullahi Sule has flagged off another round of palliative distribution, with 4000 bags of 7.5kg bags of rice and five thousand naira cash gift to each beneficiary, totalling twenty million naira, to vulnerable persons selected across Awe Local Government Area, as well as Azara development area.

Governor Sule flagged off the exercise at Azara, headquarters of Azara development area on Friday.

Speaking in Awe, headquarters of Awe Local Government Area, the Governor said the gesture, which is entirely the effort of the state government, is meant to bring sucour to vulnerable persons across the state.

He explained that both President Ahmed Bola Tinubu and the state governors are aware of the prevailing hardship being experienced by the people and that government at all levels are making every effort to address the situation.

“Indeed, we are aware of the challenges. President Ahmed Bola Tinubu is also much aware of the challenges that we are facing. The Federal Government is doing everything possible to cushion the effects of the hardships.

“But we believe as a state, we should be able to do our own part while the Federal Government is doing its own part. That is the reason why today we are commencing with Awe Local Government by distributing the food items that the state government purchased in order to share with the people,” he stated.

Governor Sule said in addition to the rice, every beneficiary of the four bags of 7.5kg bags will also go home with N5000.

He disclosed that 100 beneficiaries, picked from the official social register were selected from each of the four wards making up Awe Local Government Area.

The Governor expressed optimism that each of the beneficiaries would perform similar gesture by extending the largess to other members of the community who may be in need but who may not have benefitted from this exercise.

He used the opportunity of the event to speak about the ongoing construction of market in Awe.

“I know we are building a market for you in Awe. I have not been able to personally inspect the ongoing work. I felt I should come and see what is happening there so that we can solve the problem, whatever it is,” he said.

The Governor also spoke about recent developments at the Dangote Sugar Refinery in Tunga, stressing that he would undertake a trip immediately after the distribution exercise with a view to addressing the issues at stake.

“I should be able to go to Tunga to find out what is happening so that we can start benefiting from the project right now in Tunga,” he added.

He said he was equally in Awe to appreciate the people of the area for the love they showed for President Tinubu, himself and the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the 2023 general elections.

“I am particularly in Awe because of the love the people of Awe have for Bola Tinubu, for me and our party, the APC. Since after the election, I believe I should be able to come over and over to come and thank the people for what you have done, for which we will continue to support you,” he stated.

In Azara, Governor Sule said he is aware there is hunger across the land, as well as economic hardship, adding that that explains why his administration must intervene in order to bring sucour to the people.

The beneficiaries were drawn from the four wards making up the development area namely Akiri, Azara, Ribi and Wuse.

“From our end, we must continue to do something with or without something coming from the Federal Government. What we did is that before the grains come from the Federal Government, we decided that we are going to give rice and cash gift to the people,” he stated.

He pointed out that the distribution of palliative is one out of the several other interventions embarked upon by his administration to include cash transfer both by the NG-CARES and Nasarawa State Social Investment Agency (NSSIA).

He said he was also in Azara to personally inspect the ongoing road construction leading to the town amongst other reasons.

“I am actually here for three reasons. The first reason is an opportunity to be able to share this food items. The second reason is because I wanted to see for myself the road construction coming to Azara. I wanted to be able to assess the project and see what is that we can do.

“The third reason and the most important, is for me to tell the people of Azara development area thank you for your performance during the last election. I want to appreciate you for your support. I want to tell you that what you have done for us,” he stated.

The Governor however expressed concerned that at such critical moment of food scarcity, 500 trucks of rice could be exported out of the area to be sold outside the state.

He assured farmers in the area of continued support from the state government with a view to enhancing food production in Azara and environs.

In her welcome address, State Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs and NGOs, Hon Magret Elayo, commended Governor Sule for always hearkening to the plight of the citizens of the state.

Hon. Elayo disclosed that, while in Awe Local Government Area, 2600 vulnerable persons would each benefit from 4 bags of 7.5kg bag of rice as well as five thousand naira, in Azara development area, 1600 beneficiaries would equally benefit.

She assured that adequate measures have been taken to ensure that only those captured by her ministry would benefits, adding that in case captured beneficiaries fail to turn up at the event, the Ministry would return such food items to the warehouse.

“If for any reason the shortlisted beneficiaries are not here to receive their share, the Ministry will return their share back to the warehouse until those genuinely captured turn up to collect their share. These measures were taken to prevent eventual diversion of the palliative,” she said.

The Commissioner assured that her ministry would discharge its responsibility with sincerity and honesty.

Also, in a remarks, Chairman of Awe Local Government Area, Hon. Usman Umar, said the event marks several of the gestures by the Governor Sule administration aimed at bringing succour to the people.

Hon. Umar used the opportunity of the event to congratulate the Governor over his recent victory at the supreme court that reaffirmed his as the duly elected Governor of the state during the 2023 general election.

“We are overjoyed to be among the beneficiaries of this laudable intervention. I assure you that all captured beneficiaries would make judicious use of the item,” he said.

Both the emirs of Awe and Azara, their royal highnesses, Alhaji Isa Abubakar Umar and Dr Kabiru Musa Ibrahim, appreciated the Governor for reaching out to the people with a view to cushioning their plight.

Friday February, 23rd 2024.

 

 

National Economic Council, NEC today Outlines Initiative To Ensure Food Security and affordability.

National Economic Council, NEC today Outlines Initiative To Ensure Food Security and affordability.

The decision was taken on Thursday when the council chaired by Vice President Kashim Shettima met in Abuja.

His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule joined the meeting via zoom where the Council took the bold steps to ensure food security and put an end to the economic challenges confronting the nation, including making fertilizer available to farmers and the establishment of Agro-Rangers to tackle insecurity in farms.

It is the 139th edition of the meeting.

Thursday, 22/02/2024

Governor Sule restates confidence in Prof Kana’s capacity to deliver as APC national legal adviser

Governor Sule restates confidence in Prof Kana’s capacity to deliver as APC national legal adviser

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has restated his confidence in the capacity of Professor Abdulkareem Abubakar Kana, to deliver in his present position as the National Legal Adviser for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Governor Sule, while hosting the APC legal team at the Government House on Wednesday, said he has no doubt that Professor Kana will leave the office as the best national legal adviser the parry ever produced.

Professor Kana was a two-term former attorney-general and commissioner of justice under the Governor Sule administration.

The Governor explained that it was not by accident that Professor Kana’s name was sent to the national secretariat of the party to occupy the position of a sensitive and vital office of the national legal adviser of the party.

“When sent you out of the conviction that indeed, if there is anyone from our own team here that can play that role, it’s you. We did not sent you because you are taller, because you are a professor. We sent you because we know you love the profession. You are very aggressive about the legal system. You love the law. You are committed. You are very energetic about it,” he stated.

Governor Sule pointed out that from his years of experience in the organized private sector, he has come to realize the significance of empoying persons who go about their job with conviction and who like their jobs.

“Because they are people who will do their job whether you are there or not. They will put in their best. They will come up with the best,” he added.

He expressed confidence that Professor Kana will leave the national secretariat as the best ever national legal adviser.

“I thank you for taking it. And it’s for the good of our own state because we could be given another position. But you are holding a key position. I am always proud when you are mentioned, and I say you are from Nasarawa State,” he said.

Earlier, in his opening remarks, the APC National Legal Adviser, Professor Abdulkareem Abubakar Kana, who was accompanied on the visit by members of the party’s in-house legal team, said he was at the Government House to congratulate Governor Sule on his recent victory at the supreme court.

Professor Kana said he was also in Lafia to appreciate the Governor over his appointment as the National Legal Adviser of the APC, Africa’s largest political party.

He assured that he would justify the trust vested in him by the Governor.

“I must thank Your Excellency for sending me to the national team. Because the APC secretariat is the national team. I really must appreciate you as the state Governor for taking that decision and all the support I have received ever since I arrived in Abuja and took over the legal department for the party,” he added.

Professor Kana equally used the opportunity of the visit to update Governor Sule on the activities of the legal department, which he said is currently supervising over 1500 cases across the country.

“The legal department is the repository of all the cases involving the APC. For every candidate that APC is sued, APC is sued along, and the process is served at the APC secretariat. Therefore, we supervise all the cases across the 36 states and Abuja and every constituency, every local government area where there is a case against the party. There are also sundry cases that come up from time to time. As we speak, we have almost 1500 cases. We get sued almost on a daily basis. This is one of the busiest departments in the secretariat,” he said.

Nasarawa State Governor, His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule today reiterated his call among the people of the state as a catalyst for development.

Nasarawa State Governor, His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule today reiterated his call among the people of the state as a catalyst for development.

The Governor spoke when he received the Alago nation led by the paramount ruler of Doma, the Andoma of Doma, Alhaji (Dr) Ahmadu Aliyu Oga Onawo

The Governor’s guests were at the Government House to congratulate Governor Abdullahi Sule over his victory at the Supreme Court .

Wednesday, 21st February, 2024.

His Excellency Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule grants audience to Nasarawa State Amazons Football Club who were led by their State Chairperson Hajiya Husseina Suleiman accompanied by the Commissioner of Youth and Sports Development Hon. Ja’afaru Ango, the state FA Chairman Salisu Galadima and coaches of the various teams.

Nasarawa State Governor His Excellency Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule grants audience to Nasarawa State Amazons Football Club who were led by their state Chairperson Hajiya Husseina Suleiman accompanied by the Commissioner of Youth and Sports Development Hon. Ja’afaru Ango, the state FA Chairman Salisu Galadima and coaches of the various teams.

Nasarawa Amazons is the state’s female football club.

They were in Government House to felicitate with the Governor over his supreme court victory and to thank him for all the support his administration has been extending to the Amazons.

February 20th, 2024.

 

Nasarawa State Governor Engineer Abdullahi A. Sule received the Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery Economy Stimulus (NG-CARES) State Coordinator and his supporting team.

Dahiru Umar Ibrahim led programme coordinators across the 3 platforms of the World Bank Sponsored Pro-poor programme namely: Fadama Platform, CSDA Platform and Cash Transfer Platform.

They were in Government House to present to the Governor awards won by Nasarawa state.

These are
1. best performing state in the Country
2. ⁠best performing state in North Central region

The awards were conferred after a routine independent verification assessment. The awards attracted to the state 13.6bn naira for observing due diligence on part of the state NG-CARES team.

February 20th, 2024.

His Excellency Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule has approved the immediate distribution of foodstuff across the 13 Local Government Areas as second phase palliatives to ameliorate the hardships faced by citizens.

Nasarawa State Governor, His Excellency Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule has approved the immediate distribution of foodstuff across the 13 Local Government Areas as second phase palliatives to ameliorate the hardships faced by citizens.

Today the Governor was at the Central store to inspect food items purchased for the purpose.

The distribution of food items is one of the several measures adopted by the state government to cushion the effect of the hardship been experienced across the country.

High cost of living: Governor Sule appeals for patience, says FG, states working to meet challenges

High cost of living: Governor Sule appeals for patience, says FG, states working to meet challenges

…as Sultan calls for prayers

…Senator Wadada harps on significance of education

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has reiterated the call by President Ahmed Bola Tinubu for Nigerians to remain patient as both the Federal and state governments work towards addressing the challenges confronting the country.

Governor Sule made the call during the opening ceremony and fund raising for the new Nasarawa central mosque complex, in Nasarawa, headquarters of Nasarawa Local Government Area, on Friday.

According to the Governor, even as the country is experiencing challenges posed by the high cost of living, it has become necessary to appeal to Nigerians to be patient because governments at various levels are working round the clock with a view to addressing these challenges.

“We are all aware of the prevailing challenges across the country. There is hunger occassioned by the high cost of food items, as well as economic hardship. Just like President Tinubu appealed to Nigerians to be patient, I am also adding my voice by appealing to Nigerians to remain patient. Government is working hard towards addressing these challenges,” he assured.

He added that, at the state level, his administration is taking urgent steps to alleviate the plight of the people.

Governor Sule disclosed that his recent interaction with marketers in the state, where he appealed to them not to hoard food items but to bring such out for government to buy, has already yielded fruits, with over 21000 bags of rice now made available for government to buy.

“We will buy from them and distribute part of the rice free of charge and sell the remainder at a discounted price. We will also buy millet and maize to be shared to people. We want to therefore appeal for the people to remain patient,” he said.

He used the opportunity to inform the residents of the area that his administration has sought intervention from both the Federal Ministry of Works and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for the rehabilitation of the 30km stretch of road from Keffi to Nasarawa town.

The Governor expressed optimism that, coupled with further intervention from Senator Ahmed Aliyu Wadada, the lawmaker representing Nasarawa West at the senate, who equally sought for intervention for the road to be repaid, the dilapidated condition of the Keffi-Nasarawa road would be a thing of the past.

This is just as the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Saad Abubakar III, called on the Muslim faithful to continue to pray for leaders across the country in order for them to successfully discharge their responsibilities.

The Sultan said it’s better if the people pray for their leaders, especially in a moment such as presently being experienced across Nigeria, with increasing cost of living.

“We are always calling on Muslims to continue to pray for our leaders for them to succeed. If you pray for a leader and he is able to deliver good leadership, the citizens would benefit. But if you leave the leaders along and they are not able to deliver, it’s the citizens that would suffer. It’s therefore imperative that we continue to pray for our leaders for them to be able to discharge the responsibilities vested upon them by God,” he stated.

With the Ramadan fast approaching, the Islamic leader urged Muslims in the country to use the period to redouble their prayers for the leaders and country.

“We are aware that our country is now facing hard times. We have said this several times. Our responsibility is to pray for our leaders and to draw their attention to the plight of the people. We draw their attention on a daily basis not because they are not aware of the situation of the people but for them to understand that God will put them to account,” he added.

On his part, Senator Ahmed Aliyu Wadada (SDP, Nasarawa West), called on Muslims in the country on the need to pay more attention to education, as according to him, education is light.

Senator Wadada was of the view that it’s better to have more schools than mosques because in Islam, one can only worship God if one has the appropriate knowledge.

He further called on Muslims to unite, irrespective of their creed, as that is the only way to bring about the development of the people and country.

In a welcome address, the Emir of Nasarawa, HRH Alhaji Usman Jibrin, described the event as a milestone in the history of the emirate, as well as the spread of Islam in the Northern part of the country.

The royal father disclosed that the new central mosque, which was started in 2017, consist of an Islamiyah school, a library, conference hall, administrative offices, a place for ablution, as well as a parking lot.

” The initial bill for the main mosque was about N600m as at 2017. That has gone up over N1bn as at the completion today,” he stated.

Highlights of the event were the fund raising for the completion of the library and office complex and the two rakats Jummat prayers marking the commencement of religious activities at the mosque.

During the donation, over N100m was realized, with Governor Sule donating N30m on behalf of the state government and a personal donation of another N45m on behalf of his family, the Emir of Lafia and visiting emirs from outside the state, including the Sultan. Senator Wadada, who doubles as the Chief Launcher at the event, donated a whopping N25m on behalf of his parents, family, constituents and Keffi emirate.

Architect Shehu Ahmed Tukur donated N10 million naira on behalf of himself and the Keffi emirate.

The event was witnessed by prominent individuals from within and outside the state, including the Emir of Kano, HRH Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, Emir of Kazaure, HRH Najib Hussaini Adamu and the Mai Kaltungo, HRH Engr. Saleh Muhammad Umar, amongst others.