Plateau State House of Assembly have described The Executive Chairman of Qua’an-Pan Local Government Council, Isaac Kyale Kwallu as an outstanding performer in the discharge of his duties.
The members took turns to shower encomiums on the Chairman when the House Standing Committee on Local Government And Chieftaincy Affairs led by its Chairman, Ibrahim Baba Hassan visited Qua’an-Pan LGA on Wednesday 24th June. It was 2020 as part of its oversight functions on activities of Local Governments in the state as they approach two years in office come October this year.
Speaking during the visit which had majority of the Principal Officers of the Assembly, Chairman of the Committee who is Member Representing Jos North North, Ibrahim Baba Hassan and his counterpart who is the Deputy Speaker of the Assembly, Saleh Shehu Yipmong in separate remarks described the visit as one of the basic functions of the House which includes supervision on how resources meant for Local Government Administration are well channeled for the good of the people.
They said it behooves on the Assembly to ensure that administrations at the State and Local Government levels are on tract so that democracy is felt by the people at the grass roots.
They said as such the committee has come to know what has been done so far in terms of Projects execution now that the LGAs are coming close to two years in office.
They posited that since the LGAs are not entities on their own but sub-sets of the State, the House of Assembly has a duty to carry oversight.
Receiving the Plateau State House of Assembly Standing Committee on Local Government And Chieftaincy Affairs, Executive Chairman of Qua’an-Pan Local Government Council, Hon. Chief Isaac Kyale Kwallu FCIA, FCIPMA described the visit as an “August” one saying when resources meant for the people are released in trust, the leadership owes its people accountability.
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Kwallu said the successes recorded by the Divine Mandate Administration are due to the inputs of his young innovative team and the unwavering support from the people of Qua’an-Pan as well as the harmonious working relationship between the Executive, Legislative and Traditional Institution in the area.
He then proceeded to present his scorecard which he said are visibly there to be seen and confirmed in the areas of Healthcare, Welfare, Social Amenities, Youth and Women Empowerment, Security and Infrastructural Development amongst others which are multi-sectoral and anchored on a three points policy trust of:
1. Ensuring a secure, peaceful and socially cohesive Qua’an-Pan LGA;
2. Creating opportunities, stimulating inclusive growth and entrenching sustainable shared prosperity; and
3. Providng good, innovative, transparent and participatory governance.
The Chairman gave the committee members a list of all the projects and programs executed after which he took them to inspect some completed and ongoing projects.
Kwallu’s scorecard however drew an overwhelming commendation from other members who took their turns to speak as follows:
First to speak was Hon Philip Dasun Peter of Pankshin North who said he sincerely admired and applauded the achievements of the Council Chairman for his inclusive style of governance. He said as a teacher, I will rate Kwallu as a distinction student.
Hon Esther Dusu of Jos North West on her part said if as Law Makers they can be having and seeing such report,then the State will go places.
Hon Livinus Kwapfuan who represents Shendam State constituency added his words that when you have somebody like this then all you need do is guide and protect him to achieve more for our people.
Source: Divine Mandate Media
FG To Shut Third Mainland Bridge For Six Months
The Federal Government is set to shut the Third Mainland Bridge for six months starting from Friday, July 24.
This was confirmed by the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Olukayode Popoola.
According to him, consultations are ongoing for another phase of repair works to begin on the 11.8km bridge.
Popoola explained that the work will commence on the outward mainland section of the bridge, and the ministry is working with relevant agencies to perfect traffic during the period.
The bridge has gone through a series of repair works and was last shut in August 2018 for a three-day investigative maintenance check.
There have also been reports of some worn-out expansion joints on the structure, raising concerns over the state of the bridge.
This development will force motorists in Lagos who ply the bridge to begin making arrangements for alternative routes.
List of 5 Most Performing Chairmen in Plateau State, Hon. Kwallu Emerges Top – COA Media
In pursuit of our organisational objectives and consistent value of checkmating and encouraging good governance, the COA Media Group embarked on mirroring the performance of Plateau State LGA CHAIRMEN for the first half of 2020 (January – June).
With respect to this exercise, Hon. Isaac Kyale Kwallu FCIA, FCIPMA, the Executive Chairman Quaan-Pan Local Government Area made it to the top of the ladder in this maiden edition. He and other four (4) Local Government Chairmen emerged the top five (5) Performing Local Government Chairmen for the first half of the year 2020.
Other Chairmen who made it to the list are;
Hon. Joshua laven Ubandoma.
Executive Chairman Langtang North Local Government Area.
Hon. Shehu Bala.
Executive Chairman Jos North Local Government Area.
Hon. Nde Emmanuel lar.
Executive Chairman Kanke Local Government Area.
Hon. Gwalson Mafeng.
Executive Chairman Riyom Local Government Area.
Activities of these Chairmen ranging from Infrastructural Development, Poverty Alleviation, Security, Empowerment, Youth Engagements, awareness and aptness in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic. The Improvement of internally generated revenue of their various local council areas, is not only applauding but worth emulating.
These Chairmen have indeed demonstrated excellent leadership and good governance to the admiration of many.
“This process involved opinions sampling generated from our over twenty thousand members online who participated in the monitoring. Evaluation process across the state after which primary data were received from the Local Government Areas..”
Justifying the criteria used in arriving at its decision, Amb. Cletus Akhimien, Executive Director COA Media Group said the organisation arrived at its conclusion through its over 20 thousand members who sent in opinions through an online platform which is verifiable.
However stated that the aim of the project is to raise the awareness and participation of Plateau people in the socio-economic and political development of the state through the Local Govt system..
‘We launched a platform which allowed all our twenty thousand members to determine the top five CHAIRMEN in Plateau State. They were accessed based on five prioritised areas which includes Infrastructure, Accessibility, Youth Engagements, Security and prompt response in tackling the spread of Covid-19 pandemic” he stated.
The COA Media Group added that the evaluation exercise will be done twice yearly. The organisation will subsequently commence the assessment of all the elected officials.
Source: Crest TV Nigeria.
3Million Candidates Apply For 400,000 N-Power Jobs
3 million Plus applicants have enrolled for about 400,000 in The Federal Government’s N-Power programme.
Candidates applied for the programme through the online portal of the N-Power scheme which was opened for applications on June 26, 2020.
N-Power is one of the National Social Investment Programmes of the Federal Government.
Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development. It was said on Friday that it was carrying out the transitioning of independent monitors recruited to monitor Batch A and B of the N-Power programme as well as other NSIPs.
The Federal Government, through the N-Power office, had stated that it would absorb 400,000 applicants as Batch C beneficiaries.
Humanitarian ministry’s Deputy Director, Information, Rhoda Iliya, said,
“Enrolment of beneficiaries for N-power Batch C commenced on June 26, 2020. They received over three million applications since the portal opened.”
“Application process will be concluded as soon as possible to provide additional Nigerian youths access to the programme.”
It was inaugurated by the government in 2016. The mandate was to lift citizens out of poverty through a number of social interventions.
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