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INSECURITY: Plateau To Procure 50 Patrol Vans,200 Security Motorcycles...

 Insecurity - Plateau to procure 50 patrol vans ,200 security motorcycles 


April 28,2021


By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos 


Towards responding to crime and insecurity in Plateau State, the State Executive Council has approved the procurement of 50 patrol pickup vans and 200 security motorcycles for distribution to security agencies in the state.


Briefing newsmen after the weekly State Executive Council Meeting held at the New Government House, Little Rayfield Jos, Commissioner for Information and Communication Mr. Dan Manjang said the decision was taken to strengthen the capacity of the security agencies to respond to various challenges across the State.


He said the patrol vehicles and motorcycles will be deployed across the State and utilised for the purpose of proactively tackling kidnapping, banditry and other crimes. He said there will be increased intelligence gathering particularly in the rural areas.


Manjang also said that Council approved the scrapping of Plateau Agric Mechanization and Supply Company because it doesn’t have a law establishing it and its functions have been subsumed under the ASTC. The staff according to him will be redeployed to relevant MDAs and their parent ministries. 


Council also approved the report of the economic and financial sub-councils as well directed for a draft white paper on the relationship between ministries and parastatal in the execution of their statutory functions. Having an approval of 3 sub councils last week. 


The Exco also approved the construction some roads in the State. They include Aliyu Makama - Muslim Pilgrims Board to Plateau Hospital Link Road; Joe Garba and Wamba Close roads to be executed through direct labour. It also approved the rehabilitation and construction of NDLEA - Zarazon-Fobur Road Phase One phase 1 road also through direct labour. 


Also approved is the execution of constituency projects under the supervision of the Plateau State Road Maintenance Agency. The projects are for Bokkos, Pengana, Pankshin North, Riyom, Langtang, Pankshin South, Mangu South, Kanke, Rukuba/Irigwe constituencies to the tune of 91million naira. 


Some road projects were also terminated. They include Mangu bye-pass road project of 13km that was first awarded to PW and re-awarded to Sky Technical and Construction Company. The 18.4km Mai Juju-Zandi road was also terminated and the contractor is to make a refund of N68, 870, 350.18 naira. 


Commissioner for health Dr. Nimkong Lar also gave an update of COVID-19 cases with 64,894 persons tested and confirmed cases standing at 9,052. Number of persons administered with the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine so far at 40, 625.


While the Commissioner for Finance Mrs. Regina Soemlat explained the finding for all the projects and procurement approved by the council, her Housing counterpart Barrister Zulfa Rimven gave an update on the hosting of the 9th Council for Lands, Housing and





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Gov Lalong Inspects Reconstruction Of NUJ Press Center,Promises To Commission In June...

 Gov Lalong inspects reconstruction of NUJ Press center , promises to commission in June 


April 28,2021


By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos 


Journalists in Plateau State are excited over the pledge by Governor Simon Bako Lalong to complete and commission the NUJ Press Centre Jos during the May 29 activities to mark his 6th year in office.


Governor Lalong who inspected the ongoing reconstruction of the Centre expressed satisfaction with the level of work and promised to make available resources to the contractor to enable him to complete the work.


This was contained in a press statement signed by Simon Macham the Director of press and public affairs to Lalong said he  said “I am here to see things for myself and ensure that the promise I made to journalists on the Plateau since assuming office is fulfilled. You have supported our administration through your reportage which has helped the people to understand our vision and support us in implementation. Today, there is peace and development in going on in different areas. I assure you that this project will be completed and commissioned so that you can have a conducive working environment”.


Commissioner for Information and Communication Dan Manjang described the passion of the Governor towards welfare of journals the welfare of journalists as unparalleled and highly commendable. He told the Governor that the reconstruction of the NUJ Press Centre has confirmed to journalists in Plateau and Nigeria that he is a man that believes in the freedom of the press and the growth of democracy.


Also speaking, the Commissioner for Housing Barrister Zulfa Rimven said the work is going on according to specifications and the Governor has approved all payments for certificates of work executed. What he said remains is the issue of variation which has been submitted for consideration and approval.


Vice Chairman of the Plateau State Council of the NUJ Mrs. Ayuku Pwaspo who stood in for the Chairman, Paul Jatau thanked Governor Lalong for the visit and said he has written his name in gold in the history of relationship between the media and Government.


She said the media will continue to support his administration as it delivers good governance to the people and foster peaceful coexistence.











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Jos South: Jos South Boss Hon Amb Gideon Dandereng Declares Zero Tolerance On Corruption In His Administration...

 Jos South: Jos South Boss Hon Amb Gideon Dandereng declares Zero Tolerance on Corruption in His administration...


April 28,2021


Newly appointed  Managing Committee Chairman  of Jos South Local government council Hon Amb Gideon Dandereng on Wednesday held a meeting with the staff of the council including all his management team .


While addressing the staff of the council he appreciated their warm reception and solicited for their cooperation for a sm




ooth running of the local government area in other to boast the Internal generation revenue (IGR) for the growth and development of the area and state at large, while addressing Hon Amb Gideon made emphasis that his administration will introduce what is called the "integrity test" as his administration would not tolerate laziness to work and also he declared zero tolerance on corruption.


Hon Amb Dandereng promises to give priority to the staff welfare in other to motivate them work hard to assist in the generation of IGR for a massive development.


The director of Personnel management of the council represented by the Deputy DPM spoke on behalf of the management staff in appreciating the chairman and promised to give in their maximum support to further enhance the smooth operation of the LGA for the growth and development. Also, on behalf of the union groups the Council NULGE Chairman Mr Stephen Jok spoke on behalf of the staff by appreciating the new chairman for his resilience and actions since the assumption yesterday and they place so much confidence on his administration considering his track records and solicited on behalf of the staff & union to kindly pay off all their outstanding arrears.


Hon Gideon while responding pleaded for the staff to give him little time to critically study the handover note he received just yesterday but he assured them that their welfare would be prioritized.

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EFCC Raises Alarm Over Fraudulent Investment Schemes...

 EFCC Raises Alarm over Fraudulent Investment Schemes


By Union Nigeria


April 27,2021


“Many have lost, and are still losing, money to Ponzi schemes, forex trading and most recently Bitcoin trading.”


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is alarmed at the rate Nigerians send petitions to the Commission on fraudulent investments that promise high return with little risks to investors.


This trend indicates that investment scams continue to thrive despite the enforcement and public enlightenment interventions by the Commission and other stakeholders.


In  a statement sent to The Union Nigeria, by Head, Media & Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren,  he said, the direct implication is that hapless citizens are losing their hard-earned money to fraudsters, compounding the nation’s economic woes.


“Many have lost, and are still losing, money to Ponzi schemes, forex trading and most recently Bitcoin trading.”


 

“Though risk-taking is considered by some as the oxygen that drives investment decisions, the Commission wishes to warn the public against taking unmitigated risk in desperation to earn a windfall.


“Investment in Bitcoin, for instance, is a high risk activity as the terrain is largely unregulated, and prone to fraud.


“The EFCC wishes to state that, while it will continue to investigate and prosecute persons complicit in fraudulent investment schemes, it is incumbent on the investing public to be circumspect in their investment decisions.


“Any investment that promises returns that look too good to be true should be considered a red flag.


 

“Nigerians are by this notice, warned to be wary of fraudulent schemes and are hereby enjoined to resist the temptation of quick gain that could end in misery.


“Those who ignore this advisory, do so at their own risks.” The statement read.


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NMA Offers Free Medical Treatment To Over 600 Jos Correctional Centre Inmates....

 NMA offers free medical treatment to over 600 Jos correctional centre inmates 


April 27,2021


By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos 


Over  600 inmates of the Jos Correctional Centre have benefitted from a free medical outreach offered by the Nigerian Medical Association.


The free health care programme  which took place at the premises of the Correctional Centre in Jos between Monday and Tuesday  drew the inmates from their various cells ,with a team of medical doctors on ground to attend to them .


Addressing Journalists after flagging off the programme for the inmates ,President of the Nigerian Medical Association, Prof.Innocent Ujah said the medical outreach was part of the activities to mark the association's Annual General meeting holding in Jos,Plateau state 


Ujah said the association was working hard to achieve universal health coverage for Nigerians 


According to him, no Nigerian should be deprived access to health care irrespective of his condition or  financial capacities.


Giving  further reasons for the free Medicare for the inmates ,Ujah said "We are having our Annual General Conference in Plateau state .This is the first time ever in the history of the NMA that Plateau is hosting the Nigerian doctors to a conference and as part of our responsibilities to the communities ,we carry out medical outreaches .


"This year,and in furtherance to the government commitment to universal health coverage ,we decided to come to the Correctional Centre in Jos and the reason is that we want to demonstrate and show that anybody who has the need of health services should get .


"Secondly ,not having sufficient money or not having the financial capacity should not deprive any Nigerian from having access to health"


Our Correspondent  reports that the beneficiaries of the free medical programme, were diagnosed and treated of various ailments by the doctors for two consecutive days which ended on Tuesday




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NMA National Officers Visit Gov Lalong ,Calls For Greater Attention In The Health Sector..

 NMA National Officers visit Gov Lalong Calls For Greater Attention In The Health Sector...


April 27,2021



By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos 


National Officers of the Nigerian Medical Association who are in Jos for their 61st Annual Scientific Conference and Delegates Meeting on Tuesday  visited the Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong to interact with the Governor ahead of their conference. 


President of the NMA Prof. Innocent Ujah said they were at the Government House to appreciate the Governor for approving the hosting of the weeklong event which has over one thousand doctors in attendance. 


This was contained in a statement signed by Simon Macham ,his director of press and public affairs and made available to newsmen in Jos .


Ujah said the NMA is hosting the event in Plateau because of the substantial peace that has returned to State due to the efforts of the Lalong administration. According to him, there is confidence in the State as many members had no reservations or fears coming to Plateau State. 


He however raised concerns over the general insecurity in many parts of the nation that is very worrisome to medical doctors and other health workers that are not only affected, but find it difficult and unsafe to offer their services to those in need. 


He appealed to the Governor to use his office as the Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum to work with his colleagues, Federal Government and the security agencies in tackling insecurity in the country which is giving everyone concerns. 


Governor Lalong thanked the NMA for the visit and said their second visit within four months shows the confidence they have in the State. He assured them that his administration is determined to sustain the peace in the State which is the number one priority of the government. 


Lalong also reiterated his invitation to medical doctors to establish health facilities in Plateau State and encourage medical tourism because of the natural endowments of the State and hospitable environment. 


He also assured the visitors that he will participate in the conference and the golf kitty that has been planned.

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Former Jos South Chairman Hon Dachung Appreciates Lalong And Congratulates New Jos South Chairman Hon Gideon..

 Former Jos South Chairman  Hon Dachung Choji Appreciates Lalong and Congratulates New Jos South Chairman Hon Gideon...

April 27,2021




Immediate past Jos South Council Chairman Hon Dachung Choji  during the handing over of office to his successor Hon Amb Gideon Dandereng appreciated   Gov Simon Lalong  for giving him the privilege to serve his people, and went ahead to pledge support for the new chairman, government and party for the growth and development of the local government area and state at large.


Hon Dachung Choji while handing over the office to Hon Amb Gideon Dandereng congratulated the chairman and promise to give him the necessary supports. 

 

Hon Choji also   appreciated  all the management team of the council for their cooperation while in office and solicited for support support they gave him to the new chairman.


He also  appreciated the member of the house of assembly especially the speaker Rt Hon Abok Ayuba for his support to him while in office.


Hon Choji  further solicited for supports from all Jos South people to join hands in moving the local government area forward.

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Jos South : Hon Dachung Choji Handover Office To Hon Amb Gideon Dandereng...

 Jos South - Hon Dachung Choji handover   office to Hon Amb Gideon Dandereng 


April 27,2021


 On Tuesday  the immediate past Management Committee chairman of  Jos South LGA  Dachung Choji  officially

hands over the council to a new leadership Amb Gideon Dandereng


The ceremony was witnessed by the management team of the council,party stakeholders and faithfuls. 


Amb Hon Gideon Dandereng appreciated His Excellency Rt Hon Simon Bako Lalong the executive Governor Plateau State for entrusting him with the mantle of leadership for the second time and he promised to carry everyone along especially on the issue of sustainable peace and stability in the local government area and the state at large also as a consolidation to the 3 policy thrust of the Lalong administration.


Hon Amb Gideon Dandereng Led the management team, stakeholders and party faithfuls to the palace of Da Gwom Rwei Jos South to meet with the traditional chiefs of the LGA to salute them and solicit for their supports  and blessings as he needs their traditional supports as everyone is from the grassroot.


The Da Gwom Rwei Jos South Nga Dangyang and the other gwoms of the districts in Jos South welcomed the new chairman with blessings and gave in their necessary advise..


Hon Amb Gideon Dandereng appreciated the traditional rurals and promised to revisit the various Palaces with the Gwoms to discuss on the way forward especially on the area of sustainable peace and stability where he acknowledged the presence of the fulanis and other settlers by saying they should harmonize with our people so everyone moves ahead.


















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Jos South Boss Amb Hon Gideon Dandereng Gives Hawkers/ Traders 14 days Ultimatum To Vacate The Mainroad And Get Shops For Their Businesses...

April 27,2021














Newly sworn in chairman of Jos South Local Government of Plateau state Hon  Gideon Dandereng on assumption of office on Tuesday  gave  Marketers and Traders  selling on the roadside 14days Ultimatum to vacate and get shops For their Businesses 

 


Speaking  in his office in Jos Hon Amb Gideon Dandereng  appreciated  Governor Simon Bako Lalong for giving him the privilege  of serving the Council again pledged to ensure the  growth and development of the LGA and the state at large.. 


He wished his predecessor Hon Dachung Choji well and assured him of his support whenever he needs it.


While addressing the people of Jos South LGA on the occasion of his handing over of the office of the chairman, he  assured there would be mass decamping to the APC soon in the LGA because he would work to unite members of the party .

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