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BEDC Donates Motorized Hand Washing Machines To Franchise States

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As part of its corporate social responsibility, Benin Electricity Distribution Company, BEDC, has procured and donated over 100 motorized hand washing machines to the four states of its franchise.

Edo State received 30, Delta 30, Ekiti and Ondo received 20 of the motorized hand washing machines respectively.

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Mr. Abel Emechaizam, chief head, BEDC, Edo State, while making delivering of the hand washing machines, noted that it is part of the distribution company’s relief packages in this COVID-19 pandemic to various states of its franchise.

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He emphasized that the specialised hand washing machines are specifically for communities; Federal Government agencies; hospitals; markets; palaces; and other public places where people gather in large number.

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Picture of donation to Federal Neo-psychaitric Hospital, Benin

” These hand washing machines are specifically for communities; Federal Government agencies; hospitals; markets; palaces, etc.

” This donation is just one of the first set we are presenting for this exercise, every other palliative will follow; this donation is a continuous exercise; a lot will follow.

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” There are a lot of palliative we have for the public but this one is peculiar because we want members of the public to form an habit,” he said.

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While urging members of the public to change their lives styles particularly in the practice of proper hygiene, Emechaizam noted that COVID-19 has become part of us and has come to stay.

On her part, Mrs. Felicia Nlemoha, head corporate social responsibility, BEDC, said the donation is a step further to show that the company is interested in the people and communities they serve.

According to her, safety is paramount to BEDC, and such has been identified, adding that, “the new habit, the new culture of hand washing and other hygienes is something we as people will encourage.”

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Receiving the hand washing machines on behalf the management, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH, Professor Stanley, deputy chairman, Medical Adversory Committee of the hospital thanked BEDC management for the donation and urged other corporate organisations to join in the fight against the pandemic.

Donation to UBTH

Also receiving the washing machines at the Federal Neo-psychaitric Hospital, Acting Chief Medical Doctor of the Hospital, Dr. Imadfidon Agbonile said the donation was timely and appreciated, just as he added that the hospital needs more of it.

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He added that the hospital needs more of medical consumables than ever before and called on other organisations to emulate BEDC.

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FG Extends Kaduna-Abuja Train Resumption

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The Ministry of Transportation, on Sunday, in Kaduna, extended the resumption date for the Kaduna-Abuja train Service

Recall that the train service was suspended in March 2022, after bandits attacked its passengers, killed 25, wounded several others and Kidnapped over 50 passengers.

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However, early this month, the federal government had promised that the Kaduna-Abuja train service would resume before the end of November.

But the Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, while on inspection tour to examine its readiness for operation before the commencement of operations, said certain things needed to be in place before resumption.

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He said the FG has introduced a new system of purchasing tickets, which he said is the beginning of security checks that would assist the government to know who boards the train at every point in time.

Although he declined speaking on the actual resumption date, but assured the public that it wouldn’t be far from now.

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Dangote Plans Fresh 300,000 Jobs For Nigerians

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Africa’s foremost industrialist, Aliko Dangote, is optimistic that the new multibillion naira investment in the sugar sub-sector would help provide no fewer than 300,000 jobs in Nigeria.

A statement from the Corporate Communication Department of the company quoted the Group’s President Aliko Dangote as saying that the company was providing fresh funds and thus expanding its operations in the sugar sub-sector.

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Mr Dangote, who was speaking at the Flagg off Ceremony of the 2022/2023 Crushing Season and Outgrower Scheme Awards in Numan, Adamawa State, said the opportunities would include both direct and indirect jobs.

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Dangote, who is Africa’s top philanthropist, expressed optimism that the massive investment will create over 300,000 jobs for Nigerians.

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He said, “We are making a massive investment in Adamawa State through expansion of DSR Numan’s sugar refining capacity from 3000tcd to 6000tcd, 9800tcd, and to 15,000tcd. DSR will be able to create about three hundred thousand jobs, direct and indirect, with positive multiplier effects on the economy nationwide.”

The Dangote Group is the biggest employer of labour in Nigeria outside the government.

Dangote was appointed Chairman, National Job Creation Committee in 2010 to assist the Federal Government in providing more employment opportunities for Nigerians.

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The Dangote President had also announced that his company was doubling its spending on CSR schemes in host communities in Adamawa State, the location of its 32,000 hectares integrated sugar complex.

Speaking in Numan, Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, described the Dangote Sugar Refinery as the biggest contributor to the development of the sugar development effort of the Federal Government.

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The Minister also commended Mr Dangote for the massive support through his Corporate Social Responsibility scheme.

In the same vein, the Dangote Refinery and Petrochemicals is expected to create some 250,000 job opportunities when completed next year.

Already, Dangote Cement Plc is one of Africa’s biggest job providers in the manufacturing sector.

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Igbos Inaugurate Biafra House In US, Give Reasons

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Igbos residing in the United States, US, have inaugurated the Biafra House in Oxon Hill in Maryland, Washington DC.

It was gathered that the Biafra House was inaugurated to serve people who believe in Biafra and friends of the nation.

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This was authoritatively disclosed to DAILY POST by a source.

The source, who pleaded anonymity, said: “The Biafra House is officially opened for business to the public, including Government Administrative Matters, Diplomatic Protocol, International Relations, and Security, amongst others.”

The Biafra House was formed to help Igbos in the US and Diaspora interact with the international community.

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According to the source: “The Biafra House will be interacting and providing services to local, as well as governments and the International community through partnerships, pending when the United Nations and other world bodies may compel the government of Nigeria to effect a plebiscite for Biafran people.

“Biafra House is where Biafrans in the United States and the World can seek Diplomatic and Consular services, as it’s open for five business days a week and within the New York time zone.”

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“Again, The Biafra House will be interacting and providing services to local, as well as governments and the International community through partnerships, pending when the United Nations and other world bodies may compel the Fulani government of Nigeria to effect a plebiscite for Biafran people.”

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