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FG Assures of Steps to Bring Down Cost of Cooking Gas, To Reconsider Charges

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FG Assures of Steps to Bring Down Cost of Cooking Gas, To Reconsider Charges

The federal government has promised to take necessary steps to bring down the cost of cooking gas across the country as it is worried about the situation.

This is as the government has said that it needs n6 billion for the procurement of kits to convert the first one million cars as well as facilitate the procurement of equipment that will enable gas pump stations to come on board in its move to ensure the transition of cars from the use of petrol to gas.

This disclosure was made by the minister of state for petroleum, timipre sylva, while speaking to state house correspondents, after the official presentation of the 2 newly appointed chief executive officers of newly created agencies under his ministry on tuesday in abuja.

Sylva, who was in the company of the ceo of the midstream petroleum regulatory authority, farouk ahmed and ceo of the nigeria upstream petroleum regulatory commission, gbenga komolafe, said that the president is worried over the rising cost of cooking gas just like other nigerians.

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The minister further said that although the price of the essential commodity is not regulated by nigeria, some steps would be taken internally to provide some relief, ahead of the yuletide season.

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IGP Approves Establishment of Special Desk for PWD

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IGP Approves Establishment of Special Desk for PWD

Nigeria – The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has approved the establishment of a Special Desk for Persons with Disability in all the Police Zonal and State Commands across the thirty-six (36) States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The IGP, while commemorating the 2021 International Day for Persons with Disability, noted that the decision by the Force leadership to set-up the Disability Desk is informed by the need to ensure the NPF remains at the fore of contemporary policing practice which also advocates mainstreaming and inclusiveness for Persons with Disability.
The police boss observed that the decision follows exhaustive deliberations with the Executive Secretary, National Commission for Persons with Disability, Mr James David Lalu, who led delegates from the Commision to the Force Headquarters on an advocacy visit to the IGP.
The NPF Special Desk for Persons with Disability, which will be domiciled at the Police Public Relations Offices in Commands nationwide, according to the Force spokesperson, CP Frank Mba would serve as advocacy desk to enable the Force avail the PWD with unfettered access to policing services, promoting the dignity of their person, preventing stigmatization and stereotyping of PWD, and giving full effect to the Discrimination Against Persons with Disability (prohibition) Act, 2018.
The IGP equally approved a training program for Police personnel who are to serve as the Disability Desk Officers (DDO) under the coordination of the Force Public Relations Department.
The training, Mba said is being organized in partnership with the National Commission for Persons with Disability (NCPWD).
The Executive Secretary of NCPWD, who appreciated the IGP for the establishment of the Special Desk, expressed his belief that the initiative would go a long way in alleviating the numerous challenges faced by the PWD in the country.

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Consequently, the IGP has directed all the Command Commissioners of Police (CPs) and their supervisory Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) to supervise the nomination of the DDOs and ensure hitch-free take-off of the Disability Desk Offices in their respective Commands.
He restates the commitment of the Force to ensuring adequate protection of the rights and privileges of Citizens with any form of disability in the country.

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FCTA Strengthens War Against Drug Abuse

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has intensified the war against Drug Abuse through its Enlightenment Campaign for Secondary Schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretariat, Dr. Abubakar Tafida gave this hint during a campaign in commemoration of 2021 International Day Against Drug Abuses and Illicit Drug Trafficking at Government Girls Secondary School, Dutse with the Theme; Share Facts on Drugs, Save Lives.

While addressing the students, the Secretary who was represented by the Chairman FCT-Drug Misuse Control Committee (DMCC) Pharmacist Boniface Ikwu stated that the meeting aims to converse facts to save lives.

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Pharmacist Ikwu admonished students to disseminate the knowledge received to their counterparts because they have a pivotal role to play by sharing information about Drug Abuse with their peers who were not in meetings.

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Former Edo State Governor, Igbinedion loses Mother at 85

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Former Edo State Governor, Igbinedion loses Mother at 85

A former governor of Edo State, Mr Lucky Igbinedion, has lost his mother, Mrs Maria Oredola Igbinedion.
According to a statement by the former governor, she was 85 years old and she is survived by children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The statement reads, “With gratitude to God for a fruitful and eventful life, we announce the transition to glory of our mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Madam Maria Oredola Igbinedion who joined the Saints in the early hours of December 2, 2021, at the age of 85. She is survived by children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.”
According to the former governor, the burial arrangement of the late octogenarian would be announced later.

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She was a descendant of the popular Ogbebor family of Usen, in Ovia North-East Local Government Area of the State.

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