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His inaugural speech, Governor Abdullahi A Sule mentioned that, members of the Committee were selected base on their track records, professionalism, experience, hard-working, patriotism, pedigree and Commitments.
The Governor further mentioned that the Committee while discharging their responsibility should be guided as thus:
. To observe and report cases of non-compliance to approved Engineering Codes of practice in respect of Public and Private works to the registrar, to report all defaulters of COREN ACT, to verify that all Engineering Practioners (local and foreign) have valid COREN Practicing License, to act as COREN watchdogs on maintenance, to locate documents, Organizations and Personnel to report to registrar among other guidelines.
The Governor reiterated the commitment of his administration to put in place strategies for zero building collapse in the state to save it attendant effects on human lives and properties. He assured his Government continue support in providing conducive atmosphere for engineering profession to achieve its noble Objectives for standards and deliverance of quality projects.
Engr Abdullahi Sule use the occasion to reaffirm the stringent and consistent measures taken by the Government of Nasarawa State to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the state and to cushion it effects to the economy, even when some of the measures are difficult, he appealed to the residents of the state to bear as it remains the best approach to deal with the pandamic.
His Excellency, finally charged the Committee members to live above board and justify the confidence reposed on them and urged them to come up with stringent regulations that will further guide the ethics and practices of Engineering Profession as well as adherence to project specifications.
The historic inauguration was attended by Deputy Governor Dr Emmanuel Agwado Akabe, Speaker NSHA, President of COREN, Engr A.R Maisuya, top Government functionaries, traditional rulers, Local Government Council Chairmen, party leaders among other dignitaries.
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[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”17″ display=”basic_thumbnail” thumbnail_crop=”0″]Speech Delivered by His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule, the Executive Governor of Nasarawa State on the Occasion of Distribution of COVID-19 Palliatives to Vulnerable People in the State, Lafia: Wednesday, 1st July, 2020
1. His Excellency, the Deputy Governor of Nasarawa State;
2. The Right Hon. Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly;
3. The Hon. Chief Judge of Nasarawa State;
4. Principal Officers and Members of the State House of Assembly;
5. Members of the State Executive and Security Councils;
6. The Secretary to the Government of Nasarawa State;
7. The Head of the Civil Service;
8. Special Advisers;
9. The State Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC);
10. Permanent Secretaries;
11. His Royal Highness, Hon. Justice Sidi Bage Muhammad I JSC (Rtd) Emir of Lafia and Chairman, Nasarawa State Council of Chiefs;
12. Chairmen and Chief Executives of Commissions, Boards and Parastatals;
13. Executive Chairmen of Local Government Councils and Overseers of Development Areas;
14. Your Royal Highnesses, Emirs and Chiefs present;
15. Gentlemen of the Press;
16. Ladies and Gentlemen.
It is with a sense of responsibility that I address you today on the occasion of the second phase of the distribution of food items as palliatives to the vulnerable people across the thirteen (13) Local Government Areas of the State.
2. It would be recalled that Government procured twelve (12) trucks of rice in our commitment to cushion the plight of our people during the locked down period as a result of the need to control the spread of CCVID-19 in the State. You are also aware that the Olam Farms Ltd also donated one (1) truck of six hundred (600) bags of rice bringing the total to thirteen (13) trucks. These trucks were distributed to the vulnerable people across the thirteen (13) Local Government Areas of the State at the first instance.
3. The distribution was carried out by a special Committee of Honourable Commissioners, Special Advisers, Local Government Council Chairmen and other appointees of Government. Today’s event is in furtherance of our commitment to continue to provide succour to the vulnerable households and indeed, the poorest of the poor across the nooks and crannies of the State.
4. My dear people of Nasarawa State, you would also recall that the State Government recently received essential commodities worth thirty-five (35) trucks of different food items from Coalition of Private Organization (CA COVID-19), as part of its support to complement Government efforts in cushioning the effects of hunger in this period of COVID-19 pandemic.
5. I commend the Coalition of Private Organization (CA COVID-19) and other philanthropists for this humanitarian gesture, aimed at assisting the less-privileged and vulnerable groups in the society. Indeed, this gesture is worthy of commendation.
6. Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, I need to state that these commodities will be shared across the one thousand, four hundred and ninety-five (1,495) polling units in the State. It is important to note that these food items are to be shared to the poorest of the poor who have no source of income to cater for their daily needs. In this wise, salary earners, businessmen and other privileged people are exempted from this intervention.
7. I need to state that Government has re-strengthened the palliatives distribution Committees at the Local Government, wards and polling unit levels to ensure transparency in the distribution of the palliatives. Accordingly, the State Steering Committee on COVID-19 will ensure strict supervision and keen monitoring of the distribution process. I need to put on notice that the Palliative Committee at all levels will be held accountable for any anomaly in the distribution of the palliatives.
8. I, therefore, charge you to justify the confidence Government reposed in you by ensuring transparency and fairness in the distribution of these palliatives which should be conducted irrespective of political consideration, religious affiliation and ethnic bias or any other form of sentiments. Above all, you must allow the fear of God to prevail in the course of carrying out your assigned responsibility.
9. Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, as you are aware, Government has continued to issue Proclamations in an effort to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the State. This is aimed at protecting the lives of our people against contracting the virus. As you may be aware, report from the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), indicates that, Nasarawa State recorded over two hundred (200) cases. It therefore, becomes necessary on all and sundry to continue to comply with the preventive measures and Government directives in order to prevent further spread of the virus in the State.
10. Let me use this opportunity to thank individuals and organizations for their immense contributions towards the fight against the virus. I assure you that Government will continue to support and complement the effort of individuals and groups in turning around the fortunes of our dear State and the country at large.
11. At this juncture, let me express our profound appreciation to the people of Nasarawa State for your understanding and resilience in our collective commitment to control and contain the spread of the pandemic in the State.
12. On this note, it is now my pleasure to flag-off the distribution of food items to the vulnerable people across the thirteen (13) Local Government Areas of the State
13. Thank you and may God bless us all.
[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.
[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.
[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.