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Security expert, Anthony Eze, advises Enugu youths against violence

… Congratulates Gov. Peter Mbah on victory at Election Tribunal, reports IKENNA OLUKA

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Governor Peter Mbah and Anthony Emeka Eze

A security expert, Anthony Emeka Eze, has called on youths in Enugu State to shun every overture by enemy of the State to recruit them for violence.

Emeka Eze who is the head Trainer & Manager Assets Protection For Executive Protection Services (EPS) a Canada-based security firm, in a statement titled, “A Clarion Call to Enugu State Youths: Shun Violence, Embrace Peace and Progress”, enjoined the youths to be positive players in the state’s democratic space and the country at large.

He also congratulated the State Governor, Dr Peter Ndubuisi Mbah on his victory at the Enugu State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, even as he called on opposition parties to throw-in the towel and stop distracting the governor.

The Canada-based security expert pledged to support the Governor in actualizing his bold vision to grow the State’s economy from the $4.4 billion level to $30 billion within the next eight years.

He said that ensuring even security is paramount in the administration’s vision of ensuring 0% rate in the State poverty headcount index hence the youth must show solidarity to the government by giving peace a chance.

“My message to umu Enugu (Enugu youth) today is that you must not let yourselves be used as willing tools by do-or-die politicians and businessmen who want to stir up trouble in their communities. Instead, you must embrace the tenets of dynamism and root out every factor that contributes to the socio-economic deficit in Enugu State, namely armed violence, kidnapping, thuggery and other vices.

If we want to continue to State to work, and for the government to deliver dividends of democracy, we must take the critical issues of security very seriously. Everyone is involved. The youth must take the lead by shunning activities capable of weakening our communities. The issues of unknown gunmen, kidnapping, armed robbery, arson and other vices should be countered by patriotism, service to the fatherland, and youth inclusivity.
“Enugu youth can be a creative force to encourage Gov. Mbah; a dynamic source of innovations, and they have undoubtedly, throughout history, participated, contributed, and even catalyzed important changes in power-sharing dynamics, and economic opportunities and political systems.”

Eze who described youth (armed) violence a serious problem that can have lasting harmful effects on victims and their family, friends, and communities, pledged his readiness to work with the State government to stop youth violence from happening in the first place.

“The impact of armed violence extends further, negatively influencing development, peace and good governance, often by creating a climate of impunity, corruption and by undermining public institutions. It is also closely tied with transnational crime and the misery and abuse associated with the illegal trafficking of arms, drugs and people”.

“On the other hand, I am optimistic that results from Gov. Mbah’s good governance designed to ensure accountability, transparency, responsiveness, rule of law, stability, equity and inclusiveness, empowerment, and broad-based participation, will usher in a new Enugu State that all of us will be proud of”, he said.

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Governor Fubara Confirms The Reinstatement Of Mohammed Sanusi II As The Emir Of Kano

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Governor Siminalayi Fubara has confirmed the reinstatement of His Royal Highness, Muhammad Sanusi II as the 14th Emir of Kano.

Fubara, in a statement signed by his chief press secretary, Nelson Chukwudi, said the reinstatement by the Kano State Government showed that Sanusi’s dethronement on March 9, 2020, was against the wishes and aspirations of the great people of Kano.

He further stated that it came at a time when Khalifa Sanusi II was in Rivers State to ‘’add impetus to his administration’s initiative to reshape the economic trajectory of the State.’’

Governor Fubara who urged the people to give the Sarki of the ancient city of Kano the maximum support to succeed, appealed to the spiritual leader of the Tijanniyah Sufi order of Nigeria, Emir Muhammad Sanusi II, to lead the over 50 million adherents of the Sufi order in Nigeria with love, wisdom and courage while bringing lasting peace, justice, equity and fairness to all in the city of Kano.

He also wished the 14th Emir of Kano a successful and fruitful reign that would bring progress and prosperity to the people of the State.

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President Tinubu Bans Purchase Of Petrol-dependent Vehicles By FEC Members

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President Bola Tinubu has banned members of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, from purchasing petrol dependent vehicles.

The President has also directed the mandatory procurement of compressed-natural-gas-powered vehicles by all government ministries, departments, and agencies.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, disclosed this in a statement on Monday evening, May 13, 2024.

According to him, the directive is in line with Tinubu’s commitment to ensure energy security, drive utility, and cut high fuel costs.

He said the President’s directive is also in furtherance of Nigeria’s effort to transition to cleaner energy as CNG-enabled vehicles have been adjudged to produce lower emissions, even as they present a more affordable alternative for Nigerian energy consumers.

Addressing members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the State House on Monday, President Tinubu affirmed that there is no turning back in the energy reforms initiated by his administration.

“This nation will not progress forward if we continue to dance on the same spot. We have the will to drive the implementation of CNG adoption across the country, and we must set the example as public officials in leading the way to that prosperous future that we are working to achieve for our people. It starts with us, and in seeing that we are serious, Nigerians will follow our lead,” the President stated.

“The President further directed the rejection of all memos brought by members of FEC seeking the purchase of traditional petrol-dependent vehicles, tasking the affected members of the council to go back and diligently seek value-driven procurements of CNG-compliant vehicles.

The President remains committed to effectively harnessing the nation’s gas potential, alleviating the burden of high transportation costs on the masses while enhancing the standard of living of all Nigerians,” the statement added.

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“Supporting Sim Fubara Was A Mistake” – Wike Announces

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The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, says he made a mistake when he chose to support Sim Fubara to succeed him as the governor of Rivers State.

Channels TV said this when he spoke at a function in Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area of Rivers State on Saturday, May 11. The governor at the function apologized to the people of the state for his “mistake”. He said he is a human who is bound to make mistakes, assuring the people, however, that the mistake would be corrected at the appropriate time.

“I want to say this clearly, in life when you have made a mistake, you say I have made a mistake, there is nothing you can do about it. I have made a mistake, I own it up and I say God forgive me and I will say all of you forgive me, but I will correct it at the appropriate time.

I am a human being, I am bound to make mistake, my judgement can be wrong, so forgive me for making a wrong judgement. That is life, so nobody should kill himself,” Wike said

Some days ago, Governor Fubara was quoted as saying that he appreciates Wike for supporting him to become the governor of Rivers State, but would not worship him.

In what seems to be a direct response to that statement by Fubara, Wike in his speech said that there was no time he told anyone to worship him as he is not God.

However, the Minister said that politicians ought to be grateful to those who supported them to attain office rather than showing ingratitude.

“I respect people who appreciate what God has done for them, who appreciates what God has used people to do for them. God does not come down, God uses people to help people. So, when you are helped you appreciate them and then God will know that you have also appreciated him. I have never told anybody to worship me, nobody can worship man. All of us believe that we only have one God and it is only that God we worship and we will continue to worship that God. But as politicians, you appreciate people who have helped you” he said

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