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Governors to be blamed for Nigeria’s problems – Ita Enang

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Senior special assistant to the President on Niger Delta affairs, Ita Enang has said that the Governors are to be blamed for some of the challenges being witnessed across the country.

Speaking during an interview on NTA on Monday, the Presidential aide alleged that Governors in the country have exercised powers beyond what the constitution envisaged for them.

Enang further said that if funds meant for local governments are disbursed, the challenges currently being witnessed across the country will be curbed.

“The governors have exercised so much powers that are beyond what the constitution envisaged for them — beyond what the law gave to them.

“The president has kept within his powers as president and does not interfere with the funds of the state governments while the governors have interfered and kidnapped the funds of the local governments through what is called the state/local government joint account.

“They don’t even give to the local governments the funds that they realise as internally generated revenue, which is why the joint account was made.

“Now, the insecurity problem we have today, the governors cannot escape the criticism of the people because everybody is a witness.

“If the governors allow the funds of the local governments to get to the local governments, they would have been able to at least capture within their net, certain persons of certain class at that local government level. This way a lot of ill-happenings in the country will be curbed,” he said.

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“We will dialogue with IPOB, others”___Tinubu

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Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has stated that if elected, his government will meet with all agitating groups to address their grievances and seek a peaceful resolution.

We’ll talk with IPOB and others. Tinubu guarantees

 

 

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has stated that if elected, his government will meet with all agitating groups to address their grievances and seek a peaceful resolution.

Tinubu, who was in Owerri, the capital of Imo State, on Thursday to meet with trade associations and the private sector, said his government will also establish industrial hubs across the country and modernize existing ones to put the country on the path of industrial growth.

 

 

He stated that only peace can ensure a return on investment, and that his government would be made up of people from all walks of life who would discuss grievances with all groups in order to find a peaceful solution.

 

 

I guarantee you that my government, our government, will be made up of people from all over the country who are eager to discuss their grievances with any group in search of a peaceful solution.

 

 

 

 

 

READ ALSO:Obi leads Atiku,Tinubu in a recent pre-election poll.

 

 

 

 

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Festus Keyamo: Federal Government Cannot Borrow N1.1 Trillion to End ASUU Strike

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Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, said on Friday that borrowing money to end the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ months-long strike was unrealistic.

He made the remark during an appearance on one the television channels.

“Should we borrow to pay N1.2 trillion a year?”

“You cannot allow one sector of the economy to hold you hostage and then blackmail you into borrowing N1.2 trillion for overheads when our total income would be around N6.1 trillion.” And you have to build roads, health centers, and other sectors.”
The Minister urged parents throughout the country to petition ASUU.

“Those who know them, like the President said the other time, appeal to their sense of patriotism,” he said.

“Let them go back to school.” They are not alone in Nigeria. They are not the only ones who benefit from federal funds. The nation cannot come to a halt because we want to meet ASUU’s demands.”

ASUU’s Demands

On February 14, ASUU began a four-week warning strike.

On March 14, the union extended the strike for another two months in order to allow the government to meet all of its demands. On May 9, a 12-week extension was announced.

The union has been on strike since May 9, vowing to continue until its demands are met.

Academics want better working conditions, the revitalization of public universities, and academic autonomy, among other things.

One point of contention for academics is the non-payment of N1.1 trillion in university revitalisation funds.

However, the Federal Government has stated that it does not have the funds to pay such a sum, citing low oil prices during the administration of Muhammadu Buhari.

According to reports, the agreement was reached in 2009.

Another issue is the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

The University Transparency and Accountability Solution was proposed by academics as an alternative payroll system (UTAS).

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VP Yemi Osibanjo Thanks everyone after a successful surgery

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Following his recent successful surgery, vice president Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has expressed his heartfelt gratitude to Nigerians and everyone.

Prof. Osinbajo had surgery on Saturday, July 16, at the Duchess International Hospital in Ikeja, Lagos.

In a statement issued on Sunday, the Vice president thanked Everyone for their well wishes and prayers on his behalf during his surgery.

He also expressed gratitude to the doctors, and nurses who cared for him, stating that their services were exceptional.

The Vice President’s full statement is included below.
“I am deeply grateful to everyone for your well-wishes and prayers in the aftermath of my surgery.”
And a special thanks to the incredible team of surgeons, doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, and management at the duchess of international hospital in Lagos for providing such excellent care.
“God bless you all”

Osibanjo’s remarks come just days after  wished the vice president a speedy recovery
The President thanked God for such successful surgery and prayed for Professor Osinbajo’s quick recovery in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and publicity, Mr Femi Adesina
He also praised the medical staff at the Duchess international hospital in Ikeja, Lagos for “competence and a job well done”

SEE ALSO : Osibanjo: Poverty Will Skyrocket Should the Country Breaks-up

 

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