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Obaseki Swears In Over 200 SAs, SSAs, Charges Them To Be Accessible

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Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, Thursday, sworn over 200 (Two hundred) Senior Assistants (SA) and Senior Special Assistants (SSA), charging them to be accessible to the general public in their respective wards, local governments and to also be his representative.

In his speech, Obaseki threatened to, without hesitation, sack anyone found incompetent, corrupt or sabotaging his government, stressing that his government has zero tolerance for corruption and incompetence.

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He disclosed that his government is people-focused and all the programmes and policies of the government are geared toward serving the people, hence they must follow suit.

Edo State governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki delivering his speech at the swearing in

“We are a people-focused government and your actions must portray this. All our programmes and policies are geared towards serving our people. The style through which we are governing Edo is a departure from the past and many people are struggling to understand where we are today.

“You’ve been called to serve and not to enrich yourselves. This our government has zero tolerance for corruption and incompetence. If you are found culpable of corruption, abandonment of your duties, incompetence and sabotaging our government, we will not hesitate in relieving the person of his position”, he noted.

The governor said he did not influence any of the appointment, saying party executives in various wards, local governments made them hence they must be answerable and responsible to them.

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Accroding to him, his government is opening Edo to the whole world where the god-given resources would be fully utilised and where dividence of democracy would be taken to the uttermost grassroot.

A cross section of some of the newly swear in SSAs

He noted, “We must open Edo State; Edo cannot be restricted to few persons. The purpose of our government is to open Edo so that we can utilise all our god-given resources to their fullness. So, I encourage all of you that after today, as you go back to your various wards and local governments, you must build the pot of our people .

“Our aim is to go to the grassroot and deliver the dividence of good governance to them. I want to hear from you report about your various wards and local governments; I want to know the challenges our people are facing”, he concluded.

Responding on behalf of other newly appointed SAs and SSAs, Mr. Ogie Ogedegbe, assured the governor of their full support, saying “we will not let you down.”

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He noted that all the appointees are politicians of great experience and would all work in their respective wards and local government to make sure the governor win the party ticket and the forthcoming gobernosrhip election in the state.

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100 Civil Servants Die In Jigawa Within One Month

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The Jigawa State and Local Governments Contributory Pension Scheme said 100 civil servants died within one month.

Executive Secretary of the Board scheme, Alhaji Kamilu Aliyu Musa, disclosed this while briefing newsmen on the payment of the retirement and death benefits in his office.

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He said the Board has paid N1.215bn to 550 retirees for the month of July, 2022.

Kamilu explained that, the beneficiaries are categorized into four for the payment of their rights.

According to him “the first category include 411 beneficiaries who have retired from the service and were paid over N920,331 million.

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“The second category of the beneficiaries are those 100 people that have died while in service and their families received the total amount of N267,329 million”

“The third category of 8 beneficiaries are under the death pension balance and will get N27, 952 million as their entitlement

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“While the fourth category of beneficiaries are those who are not in service for up-to five years, the board will refund 8 percent to them amounting to N201,437 thousands as their entitlement.”

The Executive Secretary also reiterated the board’s commitments to pay each retired civil servant his entitlement within one month of his retirement.

He then commended Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubukar for his support to the Board and releasing the Pensioners entitlement in a right time.

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INEC Reacts As Hoodlums Burn Razed Its Enugu Office

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed that hoodlums burnt down its office at Igboeze North Local Government Area of Enugu State.

The incident occurred on Sunday night when the arsonists stormed the office situated at the council’s headquarters in Ogurute.

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Confirming the incident, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Mr. Emeka Ononamadu, in a statement on Monday, said the arsonists overpowered the security guards, forced their way into the premises, and set the building ablaze.

He said although no casualties were reported, 748 ballot boxes, 240 voting cubicles, office furniture, and equipment were destroyed in spite of the effort of the Enugu State Fire Service deployed from Nsukka.

READ ALSO: JUST IN: Hoodlums Set INEC Office Ablaze In Enugu

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Ononamadu added that the Commission is working to ascertain the status of voter registration machines for the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise as well as uncollected Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) locked up in the fireproof cabinet.

”The incident has been reported to the Nigeria Police for investigation and further action.

”The attack, coming in the middle of the voter registration exercise and other preparations for the 2023 General Election, is worrisome. It will be recalled that on 23rd May 2021, our office in the neighbouring Igboeze South Local Government Area was attacked in a similar manner by unknown gunmen.

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”This followed earlier attacks on the Udenu Local Government Area office on 13th May 2021 and the State Headquarters in Enugu on 16th May 2021.

”The Commission has since substantially recovered from these attacks and resumed normal activities there, including the VR and collection of
PVCs.

READ ALSO: 2023 Elections: INEC Speaks On Voters Registration In Niger Republic

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”The Commission will continue to work with the security agencies and the emergency services to protect our facilities,” the statement added.

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Niger Attack: Death Toll Of Security Operatives Rises To 48

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The number of security personnel killed in Niger State by suspected bandits has increased following the discovery of more bodies in the bush.

Sani Kokki, the convener of Concerned Shiroro Youths of Niger State, explained that more bodies of the security operatives were discovered in the bush by the locals.

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According to Sani Kokki, “On Saturday evening, the dead body of a mobile policeman was also discovered by a passerby.”

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Recall that a number of soldiers, policemen and civilians were killed after bandits attacked a mining site on Wednesday in Niger State.

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He explained that the death toll of the security personnel killed by the bandits had risen to 48.

He alleged that the bandits killed 34 soldiers, eight mobile policemen and six civilians.

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