Bacardi has partnered with Tulsi Chanrai Foundation (TCF) in Nigeria on its mission to provide safe drinking water to communities in Kebbi State.
The initiative, which is part of Bacardi ‘Spirit for Life, Caring Together,’ its annual Corporate Responsibility community service, will see to the rehabilitation of 50 hand pumps to serve more than 30,000 villagers.
As part of efforts to curtail climate change, making Kaduna green and ensure environmental protection, Kaduna State government has so far planted over 1.5 million assorted types of trees accross the state, the state commissioner of Agriculture and forestry Professor Kabir Mato has disclosed.He made the disclosure at a collaborative flag-off of tree planting between the ministry and Rotary club of Kaduna district 9125.
From: Linus Oota, Lafia
President, Evangelical Reformed Church of Christ (ERCC), Rev. Dr. Jerry Madibo, has explained that state governors still owning workers salaries despite the release of second tranche of Paris Club refund would soon face the wrath of God.The church leader, who particularly frowned at what he described as ‘the excessiveness and insensitivity of some governors hiding under immunity clause to commit all sorts of atrocity’ said that political office holders should know that someday soon the wrath of God would visit them.Speaking at the 2017 Annual Reverend’s Fellowship meeting of all ERCC Reverends, in Akwanga, Nasarawa State, Dr. Madibo said “State governors who are still holding back the wages of workers would soon face the wrath of God that will be worse than what the workers’ are facing
From: Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin-Kebbi
The Kebbi State Government says it received N5.9 billion Paris refund from the Federal Government, while pensioners in the state have been paid 40 percent of their entitlements.Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Ibrahim Muhammed Augie, confirmed this while speaking with journalists, in Birnin-Kebbi.Augie, who disclosed that about N7 billion had been paid so far to settle pensioners in the state, said that the state deducts an average of N1.5 billion monthly to pay salaries of 19,133 civil servants out of the N2.7 billion received from the Federal Government monthly. He declared that that was a major burden.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum has engaged a new Health Coordinator to run its programs in the health sector.He is Ahmad Abdulwahab, a medical doctor and experienced public health/health systems expert with over 20 years’ experience in the health sector within and outside the country.A statement issued by the Head of Media and Public Affairs at the Nigeria Governors’ Forum Secretariat, Abulrazque B. Barkindo, said Dr. Abdulwahab would function as an embedded consultant at the Forum’s health sector.He said: “Ahmad has worked with both government and international organizations. He was a Director of Public Health in the Yobe State Ministry of Health; a State Team Manager, Deputy National Programme Manager and subsequently the National Programme Manager of the 65-million Pounds DFID-funded PRRINN-MNCH programme.