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Kano Assembly to consider citizens input in budgets

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The Kano State House of Assembly has pledged to consider citizens input in the 2023 Supplementary Budget and 2024 Appropriation Bill.

House Speaker Isma’il Falgore made the disclosure on Wednesday while receiving a coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) at the assembly complex in Kano.

Represented by his deputy, Alhaji Muhammad Butu-Butu, the speaker said that capturing and including citizens demand was a global practice that would go a long way in meeting the yearnings and aspirations of the society.

He said the Kano House of Assembly was committed to passing laws aimed at uplifting the standards of living of the residents.

The speaker described civil society organisations as major catalysts in the development of the society and as such there was the urgent need to support them to achieve the desired objectives.

The lawmaker advised the coalition to include other committee chairmen on their engagements such as in the interactive session held between the lawmakers and citizen groups.

“I assure you that we are always ready to honour your invitations to show our commitment to ensuring that your recommendations scale through,” he explained.

The Acting Clerk of the House, Alhaji Ali Maje, described CSO’s as partners-in-progress that had gone a long way in supporting Kano State.

Earlier, the leader of the delegation, Dr Abdulsalam Kani, said they were in the assembly to submit a communique from a two-day interactive session.

He stressed that the communique highlighted key resolutions unanimously adopted.

He said that the quarterly legislative citizens engagement would go a long way in giving the CSOs the opportunity to amplify their voices on education, health and other viable sectors.

The coalition supported by PERL (ECP), consists of members from FIDAC, Hasken Kano/Kano Tracker CSACEFA, Equal Access International, Kano Budget working Group, Coalition of Kano Community-based organisations, among others.

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Peter Obi Celebrates Pastor E.A Adebayo On His 82nd Birthday

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On behalf of my family, I sincerely rejoice and celebrate the Revered Servant of God and Father in Faith, Pastor Enoch Adeboye @PastorEAAdeboye , as he marks his 82nd birthday anniversary today.
Undoubtedly, Papa Adeboye has remained a source of inspiration to many.

His far-reaching influence on millions of people within and outside Nigeria is immeasurable. As a servant of God and shepherd of His flock, Papa Adeboye has continued to spread the gospel of brotherly love, unity, and peaceful coexistence among all.

I, therefore, join the entire Christendom, especially the Redeemed Christian Church of God, to celebrate his remarkable life of impact on the nation.

I pray God to grant him more healthy and fruitful years as he continues to pray for our dear nation and contribute towards our development, peace, and progress. -PO

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We Will Not Rest Until LP Takes Over Govt And Provide Quality Leadership – Abure

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The National Chairman of the Labour Party, LP, Julius Abure has vowed to ensure the party takes over power in Nigeria and provide quality leadership.

He spoke while addressing journalists in Umuahia, Abia State, following a meeting with Governor Alex Otti and members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of LP.

He said, “We will not rest until we are able to take over government and provide the people quality leadership that will work for the country.

“How do you reconcile a situation where we export crude oil only to import refined products at high costs. Nigeria’s problem is bad leadership, and once we get it right, every other thing will be fixed.

“Today, you can see that Nigeria is not moving as it should. A bag of rice sells for N120, 000 while minimum wage is N30,000. A tuber of yam that previously sold for N500 is now N1200.

“Life has become very difficult in Nigeria; security challenges are enormous; inflation is very high; unemployment is increasing, and people now find it increasingly difficult to feed. This is the reality in Nigeria today under APC Government.

“We will provide a leadership that will fight poverty and fight hunger; a leadership that will empathize with the people and liberate them.”

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