774,000 FG Job Creation: 20,000 People To Receive N60,000 Stipend For Three Months In Bauchi
Mr. Sanusi Kunde, Chairman, State Selection Committee on Federal government 774,000 jobs, Bauchi state chapter says 20,000 persons would be recruited across the 20 LGAs of the state and would be paid a stipend of N20,000 for a period of three months.
Kunde who made the disclosure in Bauchi on Wednesday during the inaugural meeting of the Committee, said that 1,000 persons would be recruited in each of the 20 LGAs of the state.
He added that the Committee was required to include 200 literate persons in every LGA that would be used to carry out nationwide surveys during the period of engagement.
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“This programme as graciously approved by President Muhammadu Buhari is aimed at recruiting one thousand (1000) itinerant and unskilled workers each in all the 20 LGAs of the state.
“In total, we shall be recruiting 20,000 persons for this programme and based on the requests the Ministry of Labour received from other government agencies, we are required to include 200 literate persons.
“By extension, we are going to have 800 of unskilled labour, then we’ll fill it up with 200 literate persons. You are aware that almost all of us have graduates who are not working and this will help a lot.
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“These recruits would be engaged by the federal government between October and December this year to carry out public works that are peculiar to each LGA and they would be paid a total of N60,000 each, that is N20,000 per month,” Kunde said.
The Chairman further disclosed that the recruits would be engaged in roads maintenance and social housing construction projects, Urban and rural sanitation, health extension and other critical services as required by each of the LGAs.
He explained that 40 persons each from all the LGAs had been reserved for the state governor, Bala Mohammed.
“Governors get 40 persons each from all the LGAs in the states.
“Senators get 30 persons each from only the LGA’s in the Senatorial District that the senator represents. If a principal officer of the National Assembly comes from your state, he gets 40 slots in all the LGAs within his district,” he said.
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Kunde, however, urged the committee members to adhere strictly to the guidelines given to them which he said would enable them achieve the targets set by President Buhari to reach out to 774,000 Nigerians.
Fake LASTMA Officer Jailed Two Years
The Lagos State Special Offences (Mobile) Court sitting at Bolade, Oshodi on Monday, 27 March, 2023 sentenced a fake Lagos State Traffic Management Authority Officer, Omotutu Bamidele, to a 2- year jail term for impersonating and extorting money from motorists across Lagos.
The convicted fake LASTMA officer was arraigned by LASTMA on a 2-count charge of impersonating as a public officer by claiming to be a staff of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (S.78 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015)” and obtaining money by fraudulent trick (Sec. 323 of the Criminal Law, Lagos State) before the court.
The PUNCH reports that Bamidele was arrested a few days ago on Olu Holloway Road, around the Alfred Rewane area of Ikoyi by a LASTMA Monitoring/Surveillance team led by the Zonal Head, Ashafa Moyosore.
In a press statement released by the Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA, Mr. Adebayo Taofiq said Magistrate Kehinde Ogundare sentenced Omotutu Bamidele to a 2-year jail term without any option of fine after he pleaded guilty to the 2- count charges levelled against him.
Magistrate Ogundare emphasized that the convict should serve the jail term without any option fine due to the gravity of the offences committed.
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The Court Prosecutor Barr. Olufemi Adekunle stated that both offences levied against the convict contravened Criminal Law of Lagos State (2015).
In his reaction to the judgement, the General Manager of LASTMA Mr Bolaji Oreagba said the judgement was a welcome development as it would serve as a deterrent to others who are still extorting money from innocent members of the public under false pretence.
Oreagba also noted that the “Our (LASTMA) Monitoring and Surveillance Unit which has now been fully restructured would continue to hunt for other bad elements disturbing the peace of the society”
Ahmed Musa Equals Zidane’s Record, Surpasses Viera, Lampard
Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, has become the most capped Nigerian player after his appearance in the second leg of Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Guinea-Bissau.
The Nigerian national team defeated the Djurtus of Guinea-Bissau 1-0 at the Estadio 24 de Setembro.
However, Musa, who made his Eagles debut in 2010, and was also part of the 2013 Nations Cup-winning side, earned 108 caps – setting a new record for Nigeria.
With his feat, he has equaled France’s midfielder Zinedine Zidane, German’s Jurgen Klinsmann, and England’s Tim Cahill’s 108 national caps.
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Also, the 30-year-old Super Eagles captain surpassed Patrick Vieira’s 107 international caps for France, and Frank Lampard’s 106 caps for the Three Lions of England.
Since his debut, the Nigerian forward has scored 16 goals for the national team. He is Nigeria’s highest scorer in the World Cup with four goals.
He also has 92 club goals and 65 assists.
NGO Trains Delta Community On Tools For Environmental Justice
The Connected Advocacy, a Benin-based NGO, on Monday trained the residents of Owa/Alidinma community in Agbor, Delta State, on strengthening local movement and demand spaces for environmental justice.
The training featured sessions on environmental monitoring, smart advocacy tools for environmental justice and how to build a non-violent environmental justice movement.
The Director of the NGO, Mr Israel Orekha, said the capacity building was aimed to enable local communities to advocate for and demand freedom from pollution, environmental degradation and exploitation.
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Orekha said the training was due to the impact of oil exploration in the community, which include crises, environmental degradation, diversion of monetary benefits, intimidation from the traditional rulers and non-compliance with environmental multilateral agreements, among others.
“The imperative of smart advocacy tools for environmental justice are evidence-based collective efforts or strategies targeting decision-makers and polluters.
“The training focuses on influencing the actions, programmes and policies of the International Oil Companies (IOCs) and governments toward environmentally friendly interventions, fulfilling the agreement for the protection of the earth, people and planets.”
Taking the participants on environmental monitoring tools, Cadmus Atake-Enade, said the devices were effective for mitigating the danger of fossil-fuel extraction in the local communities.
He encouraged participants to monitor their environment through air, water and soil pollution, and biodiversity issues.
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Atake-Enade listed tools for monitoring the physical environment like pens, pencils, cameras and whistles, saying the need to document the findings or monitor the evidence cannot be over-emphasised.
The training concluded with the reconciliation of the Traditional Community Council and Host Community Network operating in the community.
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