Edo SEEFOR Constructs 67.357km Access Roads, Empowers 8,424 Youths In North, Central
Edo State Employment and Expenditure for Result (SEEFOR) has unveiled 67.357 km access roads constructed and over 8,424 youths empowered in the state North and Central senatorial districts.
SEEFOR is a World Bank, European Union, and State Government funded project with the objective to enhancing opportunities for employment and access to socio-economic services.
Mr. Toju Onaiwu, Edo SEEFOR Project Co-ordinator, in a media tour to the project sites, disclosed that SEEFOR has so empowered 32 graduates in the Central Senatorial district and 41 graduates in North Senatorial district.
READ ALSO: Ondo 2020: PDP Screens Deputy Gov, 8 Other aspirants
Onaiwu said that, 53 micro-projects such as renovation of Town Hall, open market, primary healthcare centre, electrification, ICT centre were completed in Edo North, while 19 micro-projects similar as that of Edo north were executed in Edo Central.
He added that Edo SEEFOR, in collaboration with World Bank and European Union also renovated and procured equipment for Government Science and Technical College, Igarra, Edo North, and also did same in Government Science and Technical School, Irrua.
Speaking, Ajadawe Abraham, Vice Principal, Admin, Government Science and Techinal College, Irrua, said buildings in his school were in dilapidated state before SEEFOR intervened and helped renovated the buildings and fenced the school which according to him was a major road to motorists and pedestrians.
He added that, SEEFOR did not just renovate the buildings, but also went ahead to equip different workshops in the techinal college, and also provided soundproof Mikano generator for effective practicals in the school.
READ ALSO: NGO Battles Pastor, Accuses Him Of Impregnating Mentally Unstable
“When I was transferred to this school, I met only two old buildings that were in dilapidated state. The roofs were licking, and the windows and doors broken. We were there managing them when we one day heard that there was going to be intervention to the school by SEEFOR.
“They came to our aid by renovating the whole buildings, and also bought equipment for us both in the electrical and business workshops. If you enter our workshops, they are well-equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment. In fact, you would be tempted to believe it is a university workshop”, the VP said.
While admitting that SEEFOR has intervened in the school through the renovation and provision of equipment in three different times, Ejadawe appealed to SEEFOR to do more for the school to attain an enviable state.
On her part, Unice Obajaja, head of skill aqcuisition centre, Igarra, Akoko Edo local government area of the state, disclosed that on before SEEFOR’s intervention, the centre had nothing to work on, and was practically empty.
READ ALSO: 2023: Na’abba, Agbakoba, Utomi, Ezekwesili, Others Float New Political Movement
She said after request for intervention, Edo SEEFOR came in and provided all the necessary equipment for the place to be functional, adding that this has helped the centre to train a large number of youths who could have ordinarily be roaming the street.
“Before SEEFOR intervention, we were totally grounded, nothing was happening here. There were no equipment until SEEFOR intervened. When SEEFOR intervened, they did a lot of things for us. We now have borehole here, we have light, we have equipment as you can see in the class. We have computers, we have equipment in the hairdressing and cosmetology room. We have equipment in the tiling department.
“Since 2018 till date that SEEFOR intervened, we have graduated a total of 503 students from this centre. And about 120 have been empowered so far, and we still have 120 students on ground learning now as I speak to you” Obajaja said.
READ ALSO: 28-year-old Woman Bags 1year Jail Term For Sexual Exploitation
Obajaja, however, said the centre needs more of skill aqcuisition departments and equipment from SEEFOR.
Also responding, Sunny Imoudu, head, Afemai Corporative, who is into poultry, said he graduated but had no job until SEEFOR came to the rescue with the provision of funds which he used in procuring over 300 birds in the first batch before he proceeded on other batch.
Imoudu added that over ten graduates have been empowered and benefited from the poultry.
He said, “This programme has helped a lot of graduates who would have been ordinarily roaming the street. It has helped at least ten of us in the Corporative. When we first stocked the poultry, we had up to 300 birds. Now, this is the second stock wherein we have up to 320 birds in total. SEEFOR has been fulfiling its mandate of engaging graduates.”
READ ALSO: Iyatsere Of Warri, 11 Others Remanded Over Alleged Kidnap, murder
Elon Musk Puts Twitter’s Value At $20bn
Elon Musk has put the current value of Twitter at $20 billion, less than half the $44 billion he paid for the social media platform just five months ago, according to an internal email seen by American news media.
The email to employees referred to a new stock compensation program in the San Francisco-based company and the allocation of shares to employees of X Holdings, Twitter’s umbrella company since Musk purchased it in late October.
The compensation plan values the platform at $20 billion, slightly more than Snapchat’s parent company Snap ($18.2 billion) or Pinterest ($18.7 billion), both of which are publicly traded, unlike Twitter.
Musk, who is also the chief executive of Tesla Inc. and aerospace group SpaceX, said that Twitter would allow its employees to cash in shares every six months.
READ ALSO: Elon Musk Reinstates Suspended Twitter Accounts Of Journalists
A query from AFP emailed to Twitter’s communications department generated an automatic response in the form of a poop emoji.
In the internal email, Musk describes the brutal contraction in Twitter’s value. He says the platform faced such grave financial difficulties that at one point it was on the verge of bankruptcy.
“Twitter was trending to lose ~$3B/year,” Musk said in a message posted Saturday on the platform.
He cited a revenue drop of $1.5 billion a year and a debt-servicing burden of the same amount — leaving it with “only 4 months of money.”
Musk, Twitter’s majority shareholder, added simply: “Extremely dire situation.”
But he then said that “It looks like we will break even” in the second quarter of the year, with advertisers — many of whom fled the platform after the mercurial billionaire bought it — now beginning to return.
READ ALSO: FG Speaks On Banning Twitter Again After Elon Musk’s Takeover
Since taking control, Musk has sharply cut the group’s payroll from 7,500 employees to fewer than 2,000.
He said in the email that he sees a “clear but difficult path” to a valuation of $250 billion, without specifying how long that might take.
However, in another setback for the company, fragments of Twitter’s source code were published on the development platform GitHub, the latter told AFP on Sunday, confirming a report by the New York Times.
GitHub removed the files from its site at Twitter’s request, but their brief exposure could allow hackers to identify flaws in Twitter’s original software.
Obasanjo’s Father Not Fully Yoruba, Might Be Igbo Man – Fani-Kayode
Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has expressed the belief that ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo’s father might not be a Yoruba man.
Fani-Kayode said Obasanjo’s ‘silence’ over a recent comment by Igbo businessman Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu that Yoruba people are “political rascals,” was an indication that the former president’s father was an Igbo man, not Yoruba.
Iwuanyanwu said Igbo people had invested so much in Nigeria and were not going to yield to the pressure of people asking them to leave.
Speaking in Awka, Anambra State, on Saturday, Iwuanyanwu berated Yoruba people.
However, Fani-Kayode said he was disappointed that Obasanjo was silent over Iwuanyanwu’s anti-Yoruba comments.
Taking to his Twitter handle, Fani-Kayode wrote: “The fact that our revered leader and one of the fathers of our nation, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, can sit there and say nothing when Emmanuel Iwanyanwu, who I have always respected, describes the entire Yoruba race as “rascals” that the Igbo “will DEAL with” tells me that the rumour that he is NOT a fully-fledged Yoruba man and that his father was an Igbo may well be true.
READ ALSO: Coup Comment: ‘I Was Asked To Report To DSS Everyday, Interrogation Challenging,’ Fan-Kayode Laments
“Whatever the case, this is not the OBJ I once knew, loved, defended and worked so hard for. Something has gone wrong. No one could have made a statement against ANY tribe in the presence of the old OBJ that we all knew and respected and got away with it.”
Following the outcome of the presidential election, there was a face-off between Yorubas and Igbos in Lagos.
The fallout was due to the victory of the Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in Lagos State.
Against the backdrop of Obi’s victory, Igbos were warned against voting during the governorship election in Lagos.
Report Banks Not Dispensing Cash To State NLC’s Office — LABOUR
The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has directed workers to report banks not dispensing cash to its state councils, ahead of planned strike over the scarcity of naira notes across the country.
This is even as leaders of NLC have scheduled a meeting of National Executive Council, NEC, meeting tomorrow to take a final decision on Wednesday’s planned nationwide strike.
It gathered NLC gave the directive weekend after its NEC meeting on Friday where affiliate unions and state councils of NLC were directed to monitor the cash situation and how banks were dispensing naira notes to workers.
Speaking in an interview with Vanguard yesterday, President of NLC, Joe Ajaero, said: “Our affiliate unions and state councils were directed to monitor the situation. Workers have been directed to report banks not dispensing cash to NLC state offices.
”Our state councils and affiliates unions are to report back to us the prevailing situations in their states by Tuesday when we will hold another NEC meeting. The report we get from them will determine our next line of action.
READ ALSO: NLC Gives FG 7-day-ultimatum Over Naira Scarcity
”In fact, the seven days ultimatum we gave will expire on Tuesday (March 28). The report will determine our final decision. As we speak, I am out on the streets of Abuja monitoring the situation.
”I am aware also that officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, were in Lagos on Saturday and Sunday to monitor the situation.”
It was gathered that part of the decision was that “the nationwide strike will be a sit-at-home and picketing of the headquarters of the CBN and all its offices nationwide on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. If the strike commences, it would continue until cash becomes available to all Nigerians.”
Like Jonathan, Nigerians Will Yearn For Buhari After Leaving Office – Aide
Election Tribunal Grants Order For LP To Inspect Delta Guber Polls Materials
Just In: Court Restrains Ayu From Acting As PDP Chairman
Communal Clash Claims Seven, Injures Scores In Delta
BREAKING: COVID-19 Heath Workers Block Hospital Management Board’s Entrance, Demand Payment Of Allowances In Edo
Edo Guber: ‘Oshiomhole’s Triumphant Entry Has Left You In Trauma, Demoralised,’ APC Mocks PDP
Business6 days ago
CBN Bans Banks From Operating PoS, Approves 17 Companies as Mobile Money, Operators In Nigeria
Metro1 week ago
JUST IN: Abducted Rivers APC Campaign Director Shot Dead
Politics1 week ago
[BREAKING] Delta Guber: Suspected Thugs Burn Down Former UPU PG’s House
Metro5 days ago
BREAKING: Protesters Storm National Assembly, Calls For Annulment Of Presidential Election
Metro5 days ago
How Boxer Punched In-law To Death In Edo
Metro4 days ago
BREAKING: Anti-Tinubu Protesters Ground Abuja, Demand Interim Govt, Fresh Polls
Politics1 week ago
Gov’ship Election: Live Results From Polling Units Across Lagos State
Headline6 days ago
Gov Poll: US Condemns Voter Intimidation, Violence, Threatens Sanctions