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Abdullahi Garba Ramat


By Muhammad Hussain

In the annals of Ungoggo’s local governance, Engr. Ramat stands out as an exemplary leader, hailed as the greatest Chairman of all time. As he gracefully concludes his tenure, a wave of commendation surrounds him, particularly for his substantial exit marked by a monumental empowerment program.

Ramat showcased an exceptional demonstration of youth capacity in leadership, leaving an indelible mark on the local government. A leader’s true essence is reflected in the progress of those around him, he laid a solid foundation within his inner circle and close associates, by making them self-reliants.

His leadership was intricately woven around four pillars: Human Development, Infrastructure Development, Technology and Innovation, and Open and Inclusive Government.

Ramat orchestrated programs that lifted thousands from poverty and unemployment, prioritizing the well-being of the Ungoggo people. The landscape of Ungoggo transformed under his tenure, with significant strides in building essential infrastructures that enhanced the quality of life for the community.

A pioneer in addressing security challenges, Ramat introduced the groundbreaking “LURA” software, a technological marvel aimed at tackling insecurity in specific areas of Ungoggo. His commitment to innovation extended to the initiation of an Ungoggo-owned university, propelling education to new heights.

Ramat fostered a government that embraced openness and inclusivity, where the needs of the people were heard and addressed.

Notably, Engr. Ramat’s administration distinguished itself by being the first to institute a fully funded scholarship for Ungoggo indigenes, showcasing a dedication to education that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact.

His tenure witnessed the empowerment of thousands and the employment of many, solidifying his reputation as a leader with a genuine commitment to the well-being of his constituents. The people of Ungoggo, recognizing his selfless service and dedication to human capital development, affectionately referred to him as their governor, transcending the typical role of a local government chairman.

As Engr. Ramat bids farewell to his role, the trust, confidence, and accolades he has garnered locally and internationally serve as a testament to his promising future in politics. Ungoggo will undoubtedly miss this icon and leader par excellence, leaving a legacy that will resonate for generations to come.

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Kano Inaugurates 2024 Ramadan Feeding Committee




In a significant move towards boosting unity and support, the Kano State Government inaugurated a high-powered committee on Wednesday for the upcoming 2024 Ramadan Feeding Programme (RFP).

The Deputy Governor, Comrade Aminu Abdussalan Gwarzo, leading the inauguration at his office, emphasized that the program aims to assist all residents of the state, transcending political affiliations.

This was contained in a press statement issued to newsmen by the Deputy Governor’s spokesperson, Ibrahim Garba Shuaibu on Wednesday.

The Deputy Governor urged the committee to strategize the distribution of food across designated areas in the state, highlighting the importance of completing their task within five days.

He emphasized the need to review previous reports, ensuring tangible results to address existing gaps.

The committee’s terms of reference include identifying key distribution spots within the 8 metropolitan local governments and 36 local government areas of the state, recommending breakfast menus for the targeted Muslim ummah during Ramadan, and identifying individuals or groups deserving of government goodwill as a Ramadan gesture.

Expressing gratitude to the people of the state for their ongoing support, the Comr. Gwarzo underlined the commitment of the administration led by Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf.

Commissioner of Religious Affairs, Ahmad Tijjani Auwal, speaking on behalf of the committee, thanked the state government for entrusting them with this crucial Ramadan feeding task. He assured that the committee would work diligently to fulfill its mandate.

Auwal also called on philanthropists in the state to support the program, ensuring its success and widespread benefits during the Holy Ramadan month.

Other members of the committee includes Aisha Lawan Saji (Commissioner of Women Affairs), Amina Abdullahi (Commissioner of Special Duties), Umar Haruna Doguwa (Commissioner of Education), Baba Halilu Dantiye (Commissioner of Information), among others.


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APSON appeals to Jigawa govt to involve Private Schools in teacher’s capacity building




From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse

The Association of Private Schools Owners of Nigeria ( APSON) Jigawa state chapter has called on the present administration in the state to consider private schools teachers while conducting the orientation and capacity building to teachers in the state.

The Association also appealed to the state government to provide more land for private Schools to achieve better expansion of conducive learning environment in their schools.

The call was made by the chairman Association of Private Schools Owners of Nigeria (APSON) Jigawa state chapter Comrade Ojo O. Felix While delivering his speech at one day workshop on qualitative leadership to Jigawa private schools teachers by the Skyline University Nigeria held at NUT center Dutse.

“As the present administration in Jigawa state allocated almost 34 percent of it’s 2024 budget to Education sector, we appealed to the Commissioner of education to involve the private schools in teacher’s capacity building and other trainings.

“APSON also want use this opportunity and appeal to governor Malam Umar Namadi to allocate land to private schools praprietors to expand their schools for conducive learning environment”, Mr Ojo said.

The chairman who commended the Skyline University Nigeria for training 50 private schools praprietors in Jigawa state urged other Universities to emulate.

While delivering his speech, the Vice Chancellor of Skyline University Nigeria, Professor Ajith Kumar V.V expressed their readiness to partner with Jigawa government for strengthen the quality education system in state.

Professor Ajith Kumar explained that, as part of cooperate social responsibilities the Skyline University embarked on skills training of teachers in Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi among other states with aims to contribute their quota towards the development of the country.

“We believe our today’s interactions with private Schools praprietors will help them on designing a comprehensive strategies that would enhance quality education to secondary schools students to compete with others globally”.

While speaking to the University team, the director general State Educational Inspectorate and Monitoring Unit (SEIMU) Dr Ya’u Ahmad Sara said, Jigawa state government is ready to partner with Skyline University for improving the quality education in the state.

Dr Sara who urged the Jigawa private Schools praprietors to embarked on building good characters to their students, also commended the team for choosing Jigawa state among the few selected to benefit with the training.

Also speaking, the director Academic Support Services Skyline University, Sarada Maganti said, the team is in Jigawa to expand it’s mutual relationship to state government as the University clocked five years.

Maganti who advocates for education with good characters, urged private schools praprietors to focus on grooming the next generation with fundamental pillars like good vision, characters and values.

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Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf Aims to Attract Foreign Investors and Boost Business Environment in Kano.




By Naziru Idris Ya’u Kano

Kano State Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf to Attract Foreign Investors, Enhance Business Environment in Kano

The Special Adviser to the Kano State Governor on Commerce, Engineer Nura Hussain President, announced in an interview with journalists, a strategic initiative to invite foreign investors to invest in Kano. This announcement comes amidst the celebration of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf’s recent victory at the Supreme Court.

Engineer Nura Hussain highlighted Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf’s commitment to modernizing business activities in the state, emphasizing Kano’s position as the center of commerce in the West African region.

The administration aims to facilitate the transformation from analogue to digital, creating an environment conducive for the import and export of commodities within the city.

Describing Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf as a man of integrity, Engineer Nura Hussain commended the Governor’s dedication to trustworthiness and accountability in all his endeavors.

The adviser also congratulated the Governor for affirming his mandate through the recent Supreme Court ruling, emphasizing its significance in upholding democracy in the nation.

Furthermore, Engineer Nura Hussain underscored the overwhelming support and solidarity demonstrated by the people of Kano, exemplified by the enthusiastic reception of the Governor by a large crowd of supporters.

He expressed gratitude for this demonstration of solidarity and called for the continued guidance of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf in executing impactful projects that directly benefit the populace.

Additionally, Engineer Nura Hussain lauded the visionary leadership of Dr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, highlighting the enduring legacy that the leader of the Kwankwasiyya movement will leave for the people of Nigeria.

This strategic move to attract foreign investors underscores Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf’s commitment to fostering economic growth and prosperity in Kano, and signals a promising future for business development in the state.

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