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Network Expansion: Kano International Grains Market Extols KEDCO

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The leadership of Dawanau International Grains Market has applauded the Management of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) for the creation of a multimillion-naira network expansion project towards improving power supply in their area.

The Chairman, Dawanau Market Development Association, Alhaji Muttaqa Isa, extolled Kano DISCO’s giant stride during an appreciation visit to KEDCO head office in Kano, yesterday.

Alhaji Muttaqa also disclosed that the project, when completed, would enhance market operations and foster economic growth in the state.

He said: “we are grateful to KEDCO for mobilising engineers to site and commencing the project. We are confident that this project will alleviate our longstanding power challenges, ensuring smoother operations for our members.”

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“We are convinced that KEDCO is now better poised to achieve excellence with a crop of experienced and visionary leaders on the Board and Management” he added.

It would be recalled that KEDCO recently announced a transformative investment and committed a staggering 1.2bn naira towards network expansion and improvement in power infrastructure and electricity supply to the underserved Dawanau International Grains Market in Kano.

Responding, KEDCO’s MD/CEO, Abubakar Yusuf reaffirmed his dedication to improving service delivery, underscoring the strategic importance of Dawanau Market in the region’s economic landscape.

Yusuf also hinted that the partnership between Dawanau Market and KEDCO marks a significant step towards sustainable development, promising brighter prospects for businesses and stakeholders within one of Nigeria’s foremost commercial hubs.

KEDCO boss also re-echoed the investors’ resolve to revolutionise electricity distribution, saying that a contract has already been awarded for a 1MW embedded generation in the Dawanau area, to augment the grid supply and ensure quality and reliable power supply to the area.

In a statement signed by Head of corporate communications Sani Bala said they further called on the market management to complement KEDCO’s efforts in safeguarding all power infrastructures in their areas, especially as vandalisation has become rampant, lately.

 

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I Am Not Aware of Any Protest – Dayyabu

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Alhaji Abdulkarim Dayyabu

Renowned social critic and head of the Movement for the Restoration of Justice, Alhaji Abdulkarim Dayyabu, said he is not aware of any protest being organized across the country. As someone who has been fighting for justice and the rights of the common man, Dayyabu made this statement in an interview with Freedom Radio in Kano.

According to the politician, the groups planning the protest seem faceless. However, he also called on the people to exercise patience and avoid anarchy.

Abdulkarim Dayyabu is an advocate of justice and a veteran politician who has been very critical of many governments in Nigeria for their dictatorial tendencies.

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Before the death of former Head of State General Sani Abacha on June 8, 1998, Alhaji Abdulkarim Dayyabu was arrested and detained for criticizing the government. He was released alongside several political detainees when General Abdulsalami Abubakar took over the mantle of leadership after General Sani Abacha’s death.

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Ado Bayero congratulates Danagundi on appointment as DG NPC

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The 15th Emir of Kano Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero has congratulated Baffa Babba Danagundi on his appointment as Director General of National Productivity Centre.

The Emir, in a phone conversation with Danagundi, congratulated him and wished him a successful tenure.

“Your appointment is putting a peg in a round hole, we have seen your performance as Acting Director of Kano Consumer Protection Council. You work diligently against expired food stuffs and illegal drugs in Kano

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You’ve also proven your capacity while at Kano Roads and Traffic Agency, you generated revenue for the government and sanitise our roads.

I wish to thank Mr. President for this appointment, you will deliver good results. ” The Emir said

He also calls on the DG to exercise patience and run the affairs of his office with fear of God.

Danagundi has on Wednesday assumed office as the new Director General of the Centre. He has pledged his total commitment to the renewed hope agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

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World Youth Skills Day: AHIP Urges Youth To Shun Drug Abuse Acquire Education & Skills

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The executive director of ED Adolescent Health and Information Projects AHIP Hajiya Mairo Bello has called on youths to shun drug abuse and acquire Education and skills to make them self-reliant.

In a statement to commemorate World Youth Skills Day made available to newsmen in Kano.

She described drug peddling and abuse as major catalysts to societal vices and criminal activities among others.

Hajiya Mairo pointed out that, education and skills would empower youth, give them leadership opportunities increase their resilience and build their self confidence.

The executive director asserted that youths have a vital role to play and emphasizes the importance of developing the skills of youth in various fields to benefit society.

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“ Information technology (ICT), entrepreneurship and vocational training for youth is very important as the world is turning into a global village”

She maintained that, as a youth-focused non-governmental organization NGO AHIP trained thousands of youths in sports, vocational, and livelihood skills.

“We can be at peace if we think positively, build our skills life skills, soft skills, problem-solving skills, the ability to work in a team, a strong work ethic, analytical and quantitative

“Developing strong skills in communication, leadership, and productivity is essential for young people. The United Nations General Assembly designated July 15th as World Ysouth Skills Day in 2014 to recognize the importance of equipping youth with skills for employment, decent work, and entrepreneurship”

The theme for World Youth Skills Day 2024 is “Youth Skills for Peace and Development,” intending to promote peace and stability in Kano and Nigeria overall.

The statement also urges the government, philanthropists, and the private sector to prioritize youth by offering leadership opportunities and essential skills to address issues such as unemployment and drug abuse.

Hajiya Mairo Bello
Executive director AHIP

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