Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has distributed over 30 additional operational vehicles to security agencies operating in the state, traditional rulers, as well as other government agencies, as part of the continuous efforts by his administration towards ensuring the protection of life and property of the people.
Engineer Sule distributed the vehicles comprising of 20 number of brand new Hilux, 10 brand new saloon cars, as well as a number of fairly used vehicles, at a ceremony at the Government House, on Wednesday.
The Governor listed among the beneficiaries of the gesture to include traditional rulers, the police, 4 brand new Hilux, army, 3 new Hilux, DSS, Air Force, NSCDC, FRSC one Hilux each, NDLEA 1, Police medical unit,1 Hilux.
Others are Nasarawa Waste Management Bureau, 1 Hilux, Pension Bureau, 1 saloon car, Shehu Ibrahim, DG, BITC, 1 brand new car, Mallam Yakubu Lamai, DG, Strategic Communication, 1 brand new car, NADP, 1 Hilux, Ministry of Youth and Support, 1 Hilux, Ministry of Science and Technology, 1 Hilux, NASIDA, 1 Hilux, Ministry of Women Affairs, 1 Hilux, Office of the Auditor General (State and Local Government), 2 Hilux, while the Office of the Secretary to the Government of Nasarawa State, gets 1 one pick up van.
Also benefitting are Christian leaders under the aegis of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), 2, leaders of the Muslim community, 2, as well as vigilante and hunters group, one Sharon each.
While appreciating God, as well as all the stakeholders and the people of the state, for the continued support given to his administration, leading to making Nasarawa State one of the safest states in the country, in spite of the prevailing security challenges, Engineer Sule said his administration will continue to support security agencies in the state to facilitate their operations towards enduring peace and security.
He described security as the responsibility of all and sundry, adding that is the reason why his administration will not just remain grateful but will continue to make stringent efforts towards sustaining peace and security in the state.
The Governor recalled recently that his administration had cause to order for the shutdown of schools as part of the continuous efforts to curtail insecurity.
“Recently, if you remember, when we were told about a possible attack by some criminals, we decided to shutdown our schools. God almighty helped us to ensure we didn’t have any crisis whatsoever as a result of shutting down the schools. We thank both the institutions for their cooperation as well as the students for accepting the schools to be closed,” he said.
As the country inches towards another political campaign period, he appealed to both Christian and Muslim leaders, to pray for the state and to create awareness especially among supporters of politicians seeking political offices.
“We must have a state before the leaders. Let’s have a peaceful state. Preach to supporters. We must live peacefully in our state first,” he stated.
Earlier, in an opening remarks, Secretary to the Government of Nasarawa State, Barrister Mohammed Ubandoma Aliyu, noted that, since his coming into office in 2019, Governor Abdullahi Sule has continued to give priority attention to the provision of security for the protection of life and property of the people, as well as, creation of desired environment for socioeconomic development in the state.
The SGNS said the distribution of operational vehicles to security agencies and other government agencies, is intended to further strengthen the operation of security personnel and also enhance execution and implementation of government policies and programmes.
Barrister Ubandoma disclosed that, so far, the Engineer Sule administration has purchased and distributed 129 vehicles, comprising Hilux, land cruisers, buses and other exotic cars.
“In order to sustain the tempo of performance of our security agencies, as well as government institutions, we are gathered here today to witness the distribution of 30 brand new vehicles, 8 Sharon cars and 4 fairly used Hilux pickups,” he added.
In a vote of thanks on behalf of the benefitting security agencies, Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Adesina Soyemi, appreciated the Governor for the continuous support given to security agencies operating in the state.
Represented at the event by DCP Umar Shehu Nadada, the police commissioner assured that security agencies will continue to maintain the lead for Nasarawa to remain one of the safest in the nation and the safest in the North Central geopolitical zone.
The CP used the opportunity to call on all the indigenes of the state, to continue supporting the security agencies by way of divulging information to the agencies, as according to him, “security business is not a one man business, security is for all. Everybody has to contribute his own quota to ensure that the state is secured.”
The APC chairman Vows to lead re-election bid as Governor returns N20m unspent balance…..
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu, has said that Nigeria needs honest and transparent leaders like Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, who are willing to discharge their responsibilities while being accountable.
The APC National Chairman stated shortly after receiving the report of the media subcommittee of the 2022 special national convention for the presidential primary election, chaired by Engineer Sule, at the national secretariat of the party, in Abuja, on Friday.
During the presentation of the media subcommittee report, Engineer Sule presented alongside the report, a draft in the sum of N20m as unspent balance of the total sum of money allocated to the community to facilitate the discharge of its responsibilities.
Commenting on the gesture, Senator Adamu described it as uncommon, adding that, knowing who the person of the Governor and what he is doing, it’s with the same spirit he demonstrated while chairing the committee that he is bringing to bear in administering Nasarawa State.
A very elated Senator Adamu vows to vacate his office after superintending the presidential and national assembly elections, to return to Nasarawa State to lead Engineer Sule reelection bid.
“By the time we are done with the presidential election on the 25th of July, the senate and House of Representatives elections, I will leave this office, I will come to the state and I will lead your campaign for your re-election.
“Because this is the character we need in our leaders, honesty, transparency and doing what you are asked to do and giving account of what you have done,” he stated.
While commending the media and publicity committee under the chairmanship of Governor Sule for carrying out their responsibilities creditably, the APC National Chairman, noted that the special nomination convention held in June proved the prophets of doom who thought the APC would implode wrong.
“We are proud of the performance of the publicity committee and we thank God almighty that in the face of the pessimists who thought that convention was to be the last for the APC, prophets of doom were put to shame,” he said.
Senator Adamu said the party had one of the most successful convention this country ever witnessed.
“Most parties before now simply explode during nomination conventions. And that was what made people to think there were enough problems in the APC and we may likely go the way of those that failed before us,” he added.
The APC National Chairman used the opportunity of the visit to appreciate Engineer Sule and his Ogun State counterpart, for their effort to refurbish his office shortly after he was inaugurated.
Earlier, while presenting the report of his committee, Engineer Sule submitted to the National Chairman, a draft for N20m as balance of the N140 total sum of money allocated to the committee for the purpose of discharging its responsibilities.
Engineer Sule said the committee is submitting a complete report about its various activities of during the convention that led to the success the party recorded.
He also used the opportunity to congratulate the National Chairman, the National Working Committee (NWC), as well as the party, on the successful and peaceful nature of the convention that produced Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu as the presidential candidate of the APC.
The media subcommittee was inaugurated on June 5, 2022 and has 56 members drawn from across the country.
Some of the members of the committee include the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed as Deputy Chairman, Chief Femi Kayode, Senator Abiola Bashir, Senator Bamidele Opeyemi, Yakubu Mohammed, Osita Okechukwu and Hajiya Hannatu Musa Musawa.
A team from the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, has arrived Lafia, to inspect the Lafia Cargo Airport, as part of the process for refunding and subsequent takeover of the facility by the Federal Government.
The team, led by its permanent secretary, Mrs. Suzette Taylor-Lee Chee, paid a courtesy call on Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, at the Government House, on Wednesday.
Represented by a director in the ministry, Mr. Victor Amata, the permanent secretary said they were in the state to inspect the Lafia Cargo airport as part of the process leading to the taking over the facility by the Federal Government.
She expressed appreciation that the ministry was in receipt of all the necessary documents and have gotten the desired support, regarding the handing over of the airport.
“However, part of the procedure of refund is for us to inspect the project before we communicate it to the council.
“We want to assure you that after this inspection, I am sure in the next couple of weeks we will get FEC approval for this project,” she stated.
Responding, Governor Abdullahi Sule thanked the Federal Government, especially President Muhammadu, for approving the takeover of the airport.
While also thanking members of the ream for undertaking the inspection visit, Engineer Sule appealed to them to also consider inspecting the bypass linking the airport to Keffi, started by the past administration of Senator Umaru Tanko Al-makura.
“Even though that would be outside your responsibility, I will plead with you to also look at the road. I’m happy you came on the road through Akwanga. But the former governor, as he was building the airport, he began the construction of another road that will link to almost Keffi, which will now reduce almost one and a half hours of time from Abuja.
“That’s the purpose of this airport, to link us to Abuja. But it will not be for only people of Nasarawa State. It will be for the people of Benue, Taraba and other eastern and southern part of the country that come through Lafia,” he stated.
Engineer Sule informed the team that, the Lafia Cargo airport has the latest technology, starting from the weather control to the control tower.
He showed appreciation to the permanent secretary, Minister of Finance, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, as well as the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who played a key role towards ensuring the takeover of the airport
His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule attends a 2-day capacity building for traditional rulers on community grievance management and launching of research report on ending violence in North Central zone, organized in collaboration with the Middle Belt Brain Trust (MBBT) and the Institute for Integrated Transitions (IFIT).
The event held at the Conference Hall, Ministry of Local Government, Community Development & Chieftaincy Affairs, Shendam Road, Lafia. Monday, 5th September, 2022
Nasarawa State carted home four (4) Awards of Titans of Technology
His Excellency Engr. Abdullahi A.Sule has given the Nasarawa State ICT Bureau a pat on the back for their hard work which has lifted ICT usage in the state , leading to many developmental achievements.
The Governor disclosed this as he received the Management and staff of the Bureau for Information and Communication Technology (BICT) who were at the Government House to present the State ICT Policy to the Gov. Sule, as well as present the third edition of ICT achievements, the Bureau Score Card and the awards of Most Innovative State of the Year and ICT Innovation Governor of the Year 2022 which were received at the Titian’s of Technology Awards recently.
Appreciating the effort of the Director General of Bureau for Information and Communication Technology and the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on ICT, Governor Abdullahi Sule said the growth of ICT in the state was made possible because of their effort and other staff of the organisation.
Urging them to sustain the tempo, the Governor said the need for ICT compliance in all government institutions is imperative, saying the new ICT policy that have been drafted by the bureau is apt.
Leading Management and staff of the Nasarawa State Bureau for Information Communications Technology, the Director General, Shehu Ibrahim said the Governor has blazed the trail in the area of ICT, saying his efforts has given a leeway for the growth of ICT, hence the awards of the most innovative state of the year.
He appreciated the confidence the Governor had put on them, which had made them succeed, assuring that the best was yet to come from the Nasarawa State ICT team.