Connect with us

News

Kwara Water Commissioner reiterates govt commitment on water supply

While at Asa Dam Water Works, the Commissioner observed that the on-going rehabilitation at Dam was at it peak, stressing that the contractor handling the project is now fixing the lamina plates at the treatment plant.

Published

on

The Commissioner for the Ministry of Water Resources, Usman Yunusa Lade, has paid a inspection visit to Asa, Sobi and Agba Dam Water Works in Ilorin respectfully with a view to intimating him of the challenges facing the Dams.

While at Asa Dam Water Works, the Commissioner observed that the on-going rehabilitation at Dam was at it peak, stressing that the contractor handling the project is now fixing the lamina plates at the treatment plant.

Honourable Lade emphasised that as soon as the fixing of lamina plates is completed the Water Works will resume its full operation of supplying water to the designated areas under its coverage.

Lade said that the state government is doing humanly possible to alleviate the challenges facing the Water Works, noting that the necessary measures will soon be put in place to allow smooth operation of the Dams.

Intimating the Commissioner and Permanent Secretary, Mrs Asonibare Omolola Christiana, who has just been deployed to the Ministry following His Excellency, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, recent redeployment of Permanent Secretaries in the state, the Ilorin Zonal Engineer, Engr. Owolabi Hakeem, briefed the duo of the challenges of human activities in Asa-Dam.

While at Sobi Water Works, Director Water Engineering Services, Engr Yusuf Wapo, informed the the Commissioner that the Dam has been over grown by sand and grasses which caused the diversion of water from the main Dam.

Engr. Wopa said that this has made the Dam to fail to retain water, adding that the state government will have to intervene in order to proffer solutions to lingering problem.

Similarly, the Commanding Officer Contaument Maintenance Group, Sobi Barracks Ilorin, Lt. Col. Sunday Eche, who was also on the site to receive the Commissioner and Permanent Secretary, appealed to the state government to intervene to alleviate their suffering as Sobi Water Works is the only source of water supply to the Barracks.

In Commissioner’s Entourage was the Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Asonibare Omolola Christiana; Director Water Engineering Services, Engr. Yusuf Wapo; Kwara State Water Corporation Secretary, Alhaji Buhari Kayode Sani; other staff of the Ministry and Kwara State Water Corporation.

News

Stop cursing your leaders – Sanwo-Olu tells Nigerians

Published

on

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State urged citizens to refrain from criticizing Nigeria and instead pray for its improvement.

Speaking at the 2024 Eid-el-Fitr celebration, themed “Allah will not Change the Way of the People until they Change What is in their Hearts,” held at the Lagos House, Ikeja, Sanwo-Olu, represented by his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, emphasized the need for Nigerians to adopt a positive outlook towards the country.

He stressed that divine intervention would only occur when people change their mindset and stop speaking negatively about Nigeria.

Sanwo-Olu encouraged Nigerians to have faith in their current leaders and pray for the nation’s progress, emphasizing the importance of collective prayer and positive thoughts for national development.

Continue Reading

News

Nigeria’s Onyeka reacts as he scores first premier league for Brentford

Published

on

Frank Onyeka is ecstatic after netting his debut Premier League goal for Brentford.

Onyeka swiftly made an impact for the Bees, entering as a late substitute during their 2-0 triumph against Sheffield United at the Gtech Community Stadium last Saturday.

The defensive midfielder found the back of the net in stoppage time, securing a crucial 2-0 victory for the home side.

This win marked Thomas Frank’s team’s first victory in their previous nine Premier League matches.

Onyeka took to social media to share his joy about the win and his goal, stating, “Crucial 3 points secured and thrilled to contribute with a goal ⚽️.” Brentford’s win alleviated concerns about relegation, propelling them to 14th place in the standings.

Continue Reading

News

Ondo Monarch dies months after ascending throne

Published

on

Julius Omomo, the Olojoda of Oda kingdom, passed away at the age of 83.

Ade Adelakun, a family source, confirmed the monarch’s demise on Sunday, stating that he died on Saturday after a brief illness.

Adelakun described Omomo as a humble, decent, and down-to-earth monarch, noting that his reign brought peace and development to the monarch’s domain.

Omomo ascended to the throne on May 30, 2023, and was formally crowned in December of the same year, albeit amid controversy.

Despite challenges to his nomination, including claims of an illegal installation by members of the ruling house, the state government proceeded with his installation, stating that no court injunction had been served against it.

Continue Reading

News

UNIBEN begins investigation following alleged student ‘assault’ on Akpata

Published

on

Olumide Akpata, the Labour Party’s gubernatorial candidate in Edo state, claims he was assaulted by certain University of Benin (UNIBEN) students.

During an interactive session at the senior staff club, Oshodin pavilion in UNIBEN, Akpata stated that he was “attacked by some students” who felt excluded from the meeting with the university’s senior staff.

In a widely circulated video, a UNIBEN student alleged being shot in the leg by one of Akpata’s security personnel. However, Akpata refuted the claim in a video response, asserting that he was actually the victim of the chaos.

Akpata further explained that the students disrupted the meeting, barricaded the gates, and caused a lecturer to sustain injuries.

He emphasized that the incident was an attempt by the present Edo government to disrupt the upcoming election in September.

Meanwhile, UNIBEN has announced the formation of a committee to investigate the “violent incident,” condemning the reported violence during Akpata’s visit.

Continue Reading

News

Matawalle slams Northern elders over anti-Tinubu comments

Published

on

The recent remarks made by the Northern Elders Forum regarding Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s presidency have sparked controversy.

The NEF expressed regret for their support of Tinubu in the 2023 general election, stating a preference for a candidate who is perceived as more inclusive and aligned with the interests of all regions.

In response, Minister of State for Defence, Bello Matawalle, criticized the NEF, calling their actions a political burden on the North and emphasizing that they lack the authority to speak for the entire region.

Matawalle defended Tinubu’s presidency, highlighting his victory in the 2023 election and the positive impact of his government on the Northern region.

He urged the NEF to prioritize unity and cooperation within the North and to support Tinubu’s presidency for the country’s progress.

Continue Reading

News

85% of Nigerians still enjoying electricity subsidy – FG

Published

on

The Federal Government has announced that despite the removal of electricity subsidy for Band A consumers, approximately 85% of Nigerians still benefit from the subsidy under the new electricity supply regime.

This revelation comes amid ongoing public outcry over the recent tariff hike by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, highlighted that the subsidy withdrawal, expected to save over N1 trillion, will be reinvested to enhance power supply and social services.

He also underscored the need for equitable distribution, noting that a significant portion of the subsidy was previously enjoyed by affluent individuals and industrial clusters.

Furthermore, he emphasized the strengthened governance structure of the NERC under the new Electricity Act, enabling the agency to impose stringent penalties on electricity distribution companies for billing and supply-related infractions.

Continue Reading

TRENDING