A Special Juma’at Service was held in Port Harcourt to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Nigeria’s Independence.
The independence celebration shall be on the 1st of October, 2020.
Muslim faithfuls converged at the Mile One Central Mosque, Diobu in Port Harcourt to pray for God’s grace on leaders and unity of the country.
The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike was represented by his Special Adviser on School and Sports, Alhaji Aribitonye Okiri.
Governor Wike harped on the importance of mutual respect and tolerance among Nigerians despite religious and tribal differences.
Such practice, he said, will promote harmonious living.
He pointed out that Nigeria is experiencing myriad of challenges that require concerted efforts of leaders and Nigerians alike in addressing them.
The Governor assured that his administration would continue to implement people-oriented policies and programmes that would engender wealth creation.
He said his administration’s focus is to promote peace and stability among the citizenry, which is why so much support has been given to the security agencies.
Governor Wike urged them to continue to pray for the country by emulating the lifestyle of Prophet Mohammed.
In his admonition, the Chief Imam of the Mile One Central Mosque, Alhaji Murtala Suleiman Abdulsalam emphasised the need for truth and justice to be entrenched to build hope in Nigerians.
He urged public office officers and elected representatives to put national good above personal interest so as to serve effectively.
He said Muslims in the state would continue to cooperate with government in its quest to creating a peaceful and prosperous society.
The Chief Imam commended Governor Wike for evacuating street traders in Mile one and addressing the perennial flood situation that have enhanced the status of the mosque.
On his part, the Rivers State Islamic Leader/Vice President General, Rivers State Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Nasir Uhor urged Muslims to become agents of positive change by adhering to the teachings of Allah.
He noted that Nigeria can attain self sufficiency and development if Muslims are resolved to contribute their quota by discouraging corruption.
Commissioner for Information and Communications
September 25, 2020
Joseph Ameh Erico; Happy Birthday To A Securtiy Expert, Politician And A Philantrophist,By Abubakar Yusuf.
Associate Professor,Joseph Ameh Erico is a security expert , stakeholder span for decades before his decision to contribute his quota to the developement of his fatherland through civil participation.
With his wealth of experience from securtiy, covering all parts of the country from the South West,South South, and other Geo political zones of Nigeria,his strides did not only reduced crimes to the barest minimum,but also ensure the security of lives and properties.
His securtiy conglomerate is involved in the management of not only the private sector,but our national assets comprising of multinational companies in Nigeria.
Chief Ameh Erico who contested the last governorship election in kogi in 2019,has to his credit another brand of political approach that believed strongly in grass roots mobilisation and orientation.
He is not a politician that appears from the blues only during electioneering campingns or for election to any level,he’s deeply involved in sponsorship,funding and management of party structures at all levels.
Despite other non political consideration,this style of politics contributed so much to his first outing and his popularity in the last kogi election.
A detrabalised Nigerian,devoid of religious discrimination or tendencies both in his conduct and practice, Chief Erico is a man to watch in the next dispensation,given his political antecedents.
Because of his downtrodden background,Chief Erico priotitised empowerment and philantrophy as a hobby and part and parcel of his activities.
His genuine passion for identical and identified vulnerable in the society is non discriminatory as that remain the core of his policy.
He also encouraged the indigents in the society through sponsorship and employment both in the private and public sector of the economy.
His three way approach to life from employment/gainful engagements,politics and empowerment/charity has been the secret of his success in life.
As you mark another year on earth,it is our prayers that God will continue to grant you more wisdom, longevity,opportunities to continue to contribute your quota to the thriving society.
Happy Birthday, Congratulations to High Chief,His Excellency, Associate Professor,Joseph Ameh Erico.
THE CHOCKING OLD OTHER OF POLITICAL DOMINATION, Mohammed Shakur Yunusa CUSTODIAN OF POLITICAL IDEALISM AND PRAGMATISM Journalist moses Abdulrahman Yusuf writes.
Many people have come to describe Mohammed Shakur Yunusa with different appellation; with some describing him as a political oracle, some call him an enigma while others see him as a spiritual leader because of his prophetic manifestation.
Giving his iconic characteristics, unmitigated appetite for justice, proclivity for fairness and equity, Shakur Yunusa the eyes of dekina youths and nigeria at-large undoubtedly mirrors egalitarianism. He epitomizes nature’s template of what a man thrust with responsibility posits.
He is politically witty, courageously strategic and bravely poised in dismantling the chocking old order of political domination, offensive nepotism, tribal hegemony, favouritism and religious bigotry.
Gifted with the innate ability of seamless negotiation, oratorical prowess, and the political wherewithal, he navigates and closes the gaps between the old and the new order, bringing to common compromise different ethnic, political and cultural orientations, shakur Yunusa embodies the essential qualities of the great Senegalian Diplomat in history; Henry Kissinger-renowned negotiator, geopolitical Consultant, custodian of political idealism and pragmatism
The story of Igalaland cannot be told without the mention of Alhaji Shakur Yunusa today. He did not only erase the memory of the past maladministration and lack of basic amenities and infrastructure which had become the age-long insignia that differentiate Kogi East from other senatorial districts of the state, but he has also written his name in the historical marble as one who brought fortunes to the people of his ancestral constituency. For example shakur Yunusa distribute bags of Rice to his community every seasons,with money, clothes,and a huge support to any young man who is ready to settle down with wife.
Alhaji Mohammed Shakur Yunusa never surport any evil in his history, I love the patten of leadership about shakur Yunusa
Journalist moses Abdulrahman Yusuf writes.
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Nigerians Disappointed To Have Seen Buhari ‘Real Life’ In Recent Interviews— Presidency
The Presidency has said some people were disappointed to have seen President Muhammadu Buhari (retd.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this on NTA’s ‘Good Morning Nigeria’ programme.
Buhari had last week featured in interviews aired on Arise TV and NTA. The President also visited Lagos State last Thursday and inaugurated some projects.
He also delivered a Democracy Day Speech on June 12.
When asked whether the president’s interviews and speeches last week allayed the doubt of Nigerians on whether the president is in control or not, Shehu said, “Yes, he has always been (in control) but there has been misperception and propaganda.
“By his own personal style, President Buhari is not too forward and he has not been frontal on many aspects. It is certainly not a sign of lack of effectiveness or that one is not in charge.
“People had yearned for him to speak to Nigerians and they have advocated for this including the national parliament, passing resolutions and there he was speaking as President Buhari, nothing artificial about him.
“The largest section of Nigerians are satisfied and happy to having seen the president animated, real life, capable and exuding that confidence and capability to govern well but that obviously would have disappointed some people, who in their view, nothing good can come out of an administration in which they are not a part of.”
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