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Gov. Soludo’s enemies use social media to attack him, group alleges

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The Leadership of the Nzukora Old Aguata Union (OAU), Anambra, said that enemies of Gov. Charles Soludo are using social media to undermine his good works in the State.

Chairman of the group, Mr Peter Okala, said this on Wednesday in Onitsha while speaking to Journalists.

Okala said the body wanted to bring to the knowledge of the people of the state the newly-orchestrated conspiracy to politicize and undermine security of lives and property of Anambra citizens.

He said that Soludo’s enemies were frustrating his plea for think -home philosophy which had a greater advantage than investing outside the state.

According to him, many hired social media influencers have been making negative publications in the internet, asking the people to ignore the Governor’s patriotic call.

“These hired social media attackers usually take pictures of damaged portions of some roads, highlight pockets of past unfortunate criminal incidents and brandish them on the social media just to create fear on our people and discourage the solutions advanced by government.

“We, Nzukora OAU, after a careful study of these nefarious activities, wish to call the spade by its name in calling on those desperate to become Governors in Anambra State to look for jobs elsewhere,” he said.

He further said that the easiest way to become a leader was first to be a good follower and not by selfish criticism or politicizing security of lives and property of those they struggle to govern.

Okala advised those desperate to become governors to have a rethink as no political ambition was worth the blood of any individual.

He advised them to be fair enough in their assessment of the governor.

 

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Woman killed while crossing road in Anambra

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Anambra State Sector Command, has confirmed the death of a woman in an accident at Okpoko Market on the Asaba-Onitsha Road.

The Sector Commander, Mr Adeoye Irelewuyi, who confirmed the accident to journalists in Awka on Thursday, said that the woman was hit while she was crossing the road.

He said that the accident, which occurred on Wednesday, involved a commercial tow truck with registration number XA550BMA.

“Eyewitness report reaching us indicates that the truck was towing a vehicle in an uncontrollable speed along the axis.

 

“The vehicle that was being towed got detached from the tow truck.

“It hit and killed a female adult, who was said to be crossing the road, while the tow truck continued its movement.

“FRSC rescue team came to the scene and took the woman to Toronto Hospital, Onitsha, where she was confirmed dead and her body deposited at the hospital’s mortuary,” he said.

While sympathising with the family of the dead, the sector commander urged motorists, especially tow truck drivers, to exercise a high level of professionalism.

He also urged the drivers to always use standard equipment and avoid speeding.

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LASG’s maize palliative impactful, says poultry association chair

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The Chairman, Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), Lagos State Chapter, Mr Mojeed Iyiola, said the state government’s maize palliative to members of the association made a positive impact on the sector.

Iyiola said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos.

“We received about 150,000 tons of maize in February from the Lagos State government as palliative to cushion the effect of high feed prices.

“The major benefit of the palliative is that it actually cushioned the cost of production for most poultry farmers in the state.

“The palliative was beneficial as it made the cost of some poultry produce, especially eggs to drop,” Iyiola said.

He noted that prior to the palliative, a crate of egg was sold between N3,500 and N3,700 at the farm gate, but after the palliative, it now sells between N3,200 and N3,400.

According to the PAN chair, retailers and middlemen who sell from N3,800 to N4,200 do that for their personal gain.

 

“We have urged our members to sell their eggs at reasonable prices following the receipt of the palliative from the government.

“We appreciate the Lagos State government for the palliative but we also urge the federal government to do likewise, to further reduce the cost of production in the sector.

“This will consequently lead to drop in the prices of all poultry produce across board,” he said.

He said the palliative was shared among financial members of the association at no extra cost.

“As an association we shared the grains equally across PAN’s eight zones in the state equally. We also mandated each zone not the sell even a grain of the maize.

“We, however, considered new poultry farmers who wanted to the join the association as beneficiaries of the palliative,” said Iyiola.

He noted that through the palliative, more poultry farmers were recruited into the association.

“The maize was shared only to poultry farmers and not feed millers, it is the major component of poultry feed formulation,” he said.

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