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Pest Control Pivotal TO Agricultural Development ,says Ganduje



Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna



Governor of Kano State, Dr.Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has stated that control of migratory pests that attack and destroy cereals particularly rice,millet and wheat is meant to prevent loss of the crops.

According to him, the measure is in line with the Federal and State Government policy of Agricultural transformation aimed at boosting production for food security and economic stability.

The Governor represented by his Deputy Dr.Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna made the statement monday, while flagging-up the National trans-boundary aerial pest control exercise held at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport,Kano.

“Control of Quelea birds results in increase in yield of many crops per hectare and quantity of various agricultural produce we export as well as ensure safer and higher productivity says Ganduje”.

While appreciating the effort of the Federal Government for conducting aerial operation against the migratory birds in 8 local governments of the State namely:Bagwai,Bebeji,Bunkure,Garun Mallam,Kura,Makoda,Rano and Warawa in recent years, however the Governor advised the Federal Ministry Of Agriculture and Rural Development to provide nets to the farmers,destroy roosting sites and ensure use of resistant varieties of the affected crops.

In his remarks,the Minister Of Agriculture and Rural Development Alhaji Sabo Nanono explained that the 2020 Dry season control of migratory pests is commencing in 12 frontline states due to the threat the cereal production is facing over the years.

“Due to the destructive effects of these pests especially on cereal crops, the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry Of Agriculture and Rural Development has been inundated with requests by State Governments to carry out speedly targeted aerial and ground control operation against the pests in order to salvage the expected rice bumper harvest Nanono said”.

He maintained that the President Buhari administration has initiated many interventions in the Agriculture sector especially in the current COVID-19 pandemic that is ravaging the world with the aim of mitigating the impact of the dreaded disease,create gainful employment and ensure socio-economic development.

“The Federal Ministry Of Agriculture and Rural Development has so far registered over 5 million farmers in the country country out of which over 500,000 are from Kano..the data gathered would help in proper documentation and ensure smooth running of agricultural activities the minister emphasised”.

He however acknowledgedthe tremendous contribution of Kano State Government to the development of agriculture adding that with cooperation among stakeholders all obstacles that will endanger food and nutritional security can be eliminated in the country.

In a statement by Deputy Governor’s Chief Press Secretary Hassan Musa Fagge said The Governor and the Minister later inspected the Flight demonstration of aerial pest control by AZMAN Group at the airport.



I Inherited Politics From Home-Kawu Sumaila



Honourable Abdurrahman Kawu Sumaila


A former member of the House of representatives for Sumaila and Takai federal Constituency from Kano state Honourable Abdurrahman Kawu Sumaila and New Nigeria Peoples party senatorial candidate for Kano south says he inherited politics from home.

The NNPP senatorial candidate stated this during a rally organized by the party at Karaye town in Kano south senatorial district.

Honourable Abdurrahman Kawu Sumaila who was a former adviser to President Muhammad Buhari on national assembly matters says learning politics from home made him to play it with decorum and ensuring human dignity.

Abdurrahman Kawu Sumaila who is challenging the former Governor of Kano state in the aborted third republic Senator Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya for the Kano south senatorial district ticket said playing responsible politics is the best thing to do at this critical time in Nigeria’s history.

According to Honourable Abdurrahman Kawu Sumaila its not proper for the state APC chairman to be making utterances that is meant to overheat the polity .

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“Whenever a politician makes inflammatory statement,those statement is meant to dent the image of where he comes from.”

Honourable Sumaila said during the last Kano Emirate fracas when Governor Ganduje split Kano Emirates ,he and some prominent politicians in Kano made case for the appointment of Abdullahi Abbas as Emir but he was dismissed by Governor Ganduje noting that the Governor listed some incompetent qualities associated with the state APC chairman.

The rally was attended by New Nigeria People’s Party stalwarts and teeming supporters from Kano south senatorial district.

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BREAKING: CBN Extends Old Naira Use Deadline Till February 10 President Muhammadu




President Muhammadu Buhari approves a 10–day extension of dateline for the cash swap programme from January 31st to February 10

Details later….

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Government Will Eliminate Squeeze ,Chaos In Currency Swap-Buhari



President Muhammad Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari, Saturday assured that government will ensure that citizens are unharmed in their businesses and no disruption is caused to the entire supply chain arising from the currency swap due to end shortly.

Reacting to reports of long queues of people waiting for hours for their turn to deposit old notes and get new ones, triggering public anger and opposition’s criticism, President Buhari reiterated that the currency changes were aimed at people hoarding illicit funds and not the common man, and that it had become necessary to prevent counterfeits, corruption, and terrorist funding. This, he assured, will stabilize and strengthen the economy.

While taking note that the poorest section of society is facing hardship as they often keep hard cash at home for various expenses, President Buhari gave strong assurances that the government will not leave them to their own fate.

He reiterated that a number of initiatives by the Central Bank and all commercial banks are underway to speed up distribution of the new notes and do all that is necessary to forestall cash squeeze and chaos.

Garba Shehu
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity)
January 28, 2023

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