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A’Ibom at 30: Osinbajo Inaugurates Two Factories, General Hospital

The industrialisation policy of the Akwa Ibom State Government has begun to unfold with the inauguration of two factories in the state by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.

The factories, a Jubilee Syringe and metering companies, were inaugurated by the vice president in Onna Local Government Area as well as General Hospital in Etinan Local Government Area at the weekend as part of activities to mark the 30 years of the creation of the state.

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TWO NEW MINISTERS PORFOLIOS.

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has assigned portfolios to the two ministers recently sworn-in.

Stephen Ocheni from Kogi state is now the Minister of State for Labour while Suleman Hassan from Gwambe State is the Minister of state for Power, Works and Housing.

At the brief ceremony before the Federal Executive meeting, Professor Osinbajo also sworn in sworn in 15 new permanent secretaries in the federal civil service.

Commission Set up on Rights Violation

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has set up a judicial commission to review the Armed Forces’ compliance with human rights obligations.

Osinbajo took the action following concerns over alleged human rights violation by the Nigerian military.

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media Publicity to the Acting President, Mr Laolu Akande, said the commission is empowered to review extant rules of engagement applicable in the Nigerian Armed Forces, and the extent of compliance.

The seven-man commission is chaired by Justice Biobele A. Georgewill.

It is expected to commence work immediately and submit its report within 90 days.

Other members of the commission are Major-General Patrick Akem, Mr Wale Fapohunda, Mrs Hauwa Ibrahim; and Mr Jibrin Ibrahim.

Others are Mrs Ifeoma Nwakama and a Representative of the Office of the National Security Adviser.

 

ACTING PRESIDENT PROF. YEMI OSINBAJO APPOINTS NEW ICPC MEMBERS.

The Presidency has said it would probe two new members of the board of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission appointed by Acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

The two members are said to be undergoing investigations by the same commission.

Osinbajo, earlier in the week approved a new chairman and board members of the commission.

Reports emerged on the media on Friday that two of the board members are currently being investigated by the ICPC.

The Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, told reporters in Abuja that the allegation would be thoroughly investigated.

He said, These claims would be promptly investigated. The Presidency will surely do only what is right.

POLICE EQUITY, FAIRNESS, PROMOTION.

An NGO, has called on the Inspector-General of Police(IGP) Ibrahim Idris and the Police Service Commission to ensure impartiality in the ongoing promotion in the Nigeria police.

The group made the call during a joint news briefing in Abuja on Friday by Mr Olaseni Shalom and Mr Pelumi Olajengbesi, the Executive Director and the Executive Secretary of the organisation respectively.

Olajengbesi, appealed to the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, to ensure that there was transparency in the exercise, adding that it should be devoid of ethnicity, nepotism and political interests.

We know that people can be denied promotion from past wrong doings and queries but we are saying that anybody who has diligently served and is entitled to promotion should be promoted, he said.

Oh his part, Shalom said that it was the duty of the IGP to recommend policemen due for promotion to the Police Service Commission.

Shalom urged the commission and the Federal Government to ensure that no officer who deserved promotion was denied.

APC-LED PROMISES

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has assured Nigerians that the All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government will surely deliver on its promises to Nigerians despite numerous challenges facing the economy and the country.

He spoke in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi state, on Tuesday at the conclusion of a Federal Government- Progressives Governors’ Forum party.

Osinbajo urged state governors elected on the platform of the APC to make extra efforts to deliver on the promises made to Nigerians in 2015.

According to the Acting President, “the ideological difference that we represent is that we are committed to an economic policy that has at its core the welfare and happiness of Nigerians’’.

He said, “the people have not lost faith in us, they understand that the task of clearing decades of debris will take time but we must also jointly keep faith with them.

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