Connect with us

Uncategorized

Governor Ododo Sets Up Committee on Security in Omala Local Government

Published

on

* Receives Report of Stakeholders Meeting

… By Ojone Grace Odaudu

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Usman Ahmed Ododo on Sunday announced the setting up of a Committee to advise the state government on how best to restore the safety and security of lives and property in Omala Local Government Area of the state in the wake of recent invasion by Fulani herdsmen.

Ododo who made the announcement when he received a delegation of critical stakeholders from the local government in Abuja, appointed the state’s Commissioner for Local Government and Chiefancy Affairs, Barrister Mahmud Deedat Ozigis to chair the committee that will include representatives from all the districts in the local government, security agencies and all relevant individuals.

According to the governor, the state government is committed to protecting the lives and property of all Kogites and therefore has zero tolerance for the activities of bandits and other criminal elements.

He commended the people of Omala Local Government for taking the initiative to meet and make recommendations on the way forward, promising that the matter will be treated as a matter of urgency.

Ododo solicited the cooperation and support of the generality of Kogites to enable him implement his people-centred programmes, noting that the era of politicking has ended, giving way to the era governance.

Presenting the reports to the governor, the Lawmaker representing the Omala Constituency in the State House of Assembly, Umar Yahaya thanked the Governor for the special interest in the affairs of the local government, especially the security challenges faced by the people which led to his directive to convene the stakeholders meeting.

He also lauded the governor over the appointment of indigenes of Omala to serve in his cabinet, pointing out that he has thus far shown that his heart and love for Omala LGA was obviously transparent.

He pointed out that the good gestures will remain indelible in the minds of the people of Omala LGA, and assured that those appointed will justify the confidence reposed on them.

Highlight of the event was the presentation of the Communique issued by the Omala Local Government stakeholders after their meeting in Lokoja and the report of the Committee of traditional rulers set up by His Majesty, the Attah Igala on the Bagana Crisis.

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE OMALA STAKEHOLDERS MEETING HELD IN LOKOJA THURSDAY, 29TH FEBRUARY, 2024.

(Presented to the Governor in Abuja on Sunday 3rd March, 2024)

 

  • Stakeholders resolved, among other things, to commend His Excellency for his concern over the security situation in Omala Local Government Area and taking immediate action to restore the trust and security of our people

 

  • That, although we recognise the rights of everyone, including the herdsmen, to the freedom of movement, the purported agreement entered into with the Fulani herdsmen, on the basis of which they have continued to troup into the local government, with the attendant killing of our people and destruction of farm products, was done without adequate consultation and therefore, does not represent the position of the people

 

  • That the Caretaker Chairman, using the same communication channels already established by him, should immediately withdraw the ‘Code of Conduct’ issued to the said Fulani herdsmen, especially given that the planting season is upon us and our farmers need to cultivate their lands, and this will not be possible with the presence of the herdsmen who have developed a penchant for destroying and feeding on our farm products
  • That an appeal be made to His Excellency, the Executive Governor to facilitate the establishment of a military base (Navy and Army) at Bagana to forestall the activities of criminal elements who have turned a portion of Kogi State into a battle ground for selfish interests.

 

  • That an appeal be made to His Excellency to also consider the implementation of the report of a Committee of traditional rulers set up by His Majesty, the Attah Igala on the Bagana issue. This, we believe, can bring lasting solutions to the conflicts that have rendered the commercial centre inhabitable by the indigenous people.
  • That the people of Omala Local Government Area should continue to remain law-abiding, as we have always been, and to assure the government of Kogi State of our unalloyed loyalty and support at all times.

 

Continue Reading

Uncategorized

Hon. Mohammed Ibrahim Idris: Ugane Club Mourns

Published

on

Prev1 of 2
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse
Prev1 of 2
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse

Continue Reading

Uncategorized

Former Kogi Governor, Ibrahim Idris Loses Son, Hon Mohammed

Published

on

Reports reaching SunriseNigeria indicate that former member of the House of Representatives, Hon Mohammed Ibrahim Idris has died.

Mohammed, son of a former governor of Kogi State,  Alhaji Ibrahim Idris reportedly slumped and died on Wednesday while preparing to go for the Eid-el-Fitr prayers.

Late Hon. Mohammed Ibrahim Idris

Details later….

Continue Reading

Uncategorized

BREAKING: FG Approves Thursday As Additional Public Holiday For Eid-el-Fitr

Published

on

The Federal Government has declared Thursday, April 11, 2024, as additional public holiday to commemorate Eid-El-Fitr.

This was made known in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Dr Aishetu Ndayako, shared on the ministry’s X account on Tuesday.

The statement said, “The Federal Government has approved Thursday, April 11, 2024 as an additional public holiday to celebrate this year’s Eid -El-Fitr.

“The Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, while congratulating the Muslim Ummah for a successful completion of a month of spiritual rejuvenation, reiterates President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s firm commitment to providing a safe and prosperous Nigeria for all to thrive.”

Continue Reading

Archives

Categories

Meta

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Trending