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Covid-19: Ihezuo Condemns Onyeagucha’s Attack On Govt, Gives Thumbs-up For Uzodinma

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Dr Ikenna Ihezuo, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Orlu has joined Other Imo people in swift condemnation against the utterance made by the immediate past Secretary to the State Government, Uche Onyeagucha to the Governor of State Sen.Hope Uzodinma.

This is even as he gave a thumb up to the state Government in fierce battle it gave and still giving against the hydra-headed monster, the COVID-19 which he said has been ravaging the Universe.

Uche Onyeagucha had on Eastern Lead Express of last Friday reportedly attributed the spread of covid -19 virus in Imo to lack of proactive measures by state Government.

According to the said report, Onyeagucha accused the state Government of lacking appropriate measures required to fight headlong against the virus in Imo pointing out that while other states are containing the virus, Imo was still recording new cases.

In a release signed by Barr Ihezuo himself and made available to Lead, he accused Onyeagucha of lacking information about the fight against the COVID-19 by the State Government as well as Federal Government.

According to the legal Luminary who contested the Orlu, Orsu, and Oru East federal House of Representatives elections in 2019. Imo State Government could be described as one of the states of the federation that fought against the virus headlong.

Ihezuo while enumerating some of the measures put in place by Uzodinma’s administration to include the provision of Ambulances in the Twenty Seven Local Governments of the State, launching of initial six Isolation centers in Owerri and another at IMO State Teaching Hospital Umuna Orlu.

Distribution of palliatives across the villages in the State as measure to cushion the effects of the lockdown in IMO, the imposition of curfew in Imo amongst others.

According to Ihezuo, aside from the strict but human face measures taken by Uzodinma’s led administration Imo like other States would have recorded deaths to the virus.

He, however, charged Imo people to remain supportive of Uzodinm’s administration.

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Farmers/Herders clash: “pass anti-grazing bill”, SDP advises state government.

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The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has advised State governments to pass the Anti-Grazing Bill into Law to tackle the constant farmers/herders conflicts across Nigeria.

The Party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Alfa Mohammed, gave the advice in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday.

Also he urged the state governors to set up Ministries of Internal Security and Conflict Resolution to deal with the activities of aliens in states.

In his words, “It is high time the [governors] start taking bold steps toward securing the lives of their citizens who are being kidnapped, raped, maimed or killed on a daily basis by marauding Fulani herdsmen who are mostly foreigners.

“The governors must remind themselves that the 1999 Constitution makes security and welfare of the people the primary purpose of their governments and confers upon them Chief security officers of their various states.

“This makes them accountable for security lapses suffered by their subjects in their various states.”

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Mohammed also added, “The Governors’ Forum should set up an investigative panel to investigate, among other things those who are responsible for the unrestrained influx of foreign bandits and herdsmen into Nigeria in the last 6 years.

“So that any ethnic leader who’s found to be aiding criminality among his people can be replaced and prosecuted.”

Mohammed also lauded state governments who have taken bold steps to establish their local security outfits and pass the Anti-Open Grazing Bill.

Recall that some states, for instance Oyo and Benue, have passed the Bill into law already.

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CBN lending rate still at 11.5%

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The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele has disclosed that CBN will retain her Monetary Policy Rate at 11.5 per cent.

This was disclosed in Abuja, after a two-day meeting held by the Monetary Policy Committee on Tuesday.

It also retained the Cash Reserve Ratio – CRR and Liquidity Ratio – LR at 27.5 percent and 30 percent respectively.

These rates are the rates the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) maintained at its last meeting in November, 2020

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Buhari appoints new Service Chief – Femi Adesina

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Following the clamour to replace the Service chiefs that had been appointed by the president since 2015, The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) has responded by accepting the resignation of the service chiefs.

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This was disclosed in a statement titled, ‘President Buhari appoints new service chiefs, read by the Special adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

It read, “President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the immediate resignation of the Service Chiefs, and their retirement from service“.

Those involved are:

  1. Chief of Defence  –  Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin
  2. Chief of Army Staff – Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai
  3. Chief of Naval Staff – Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas
  4. Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.

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The new Service chiefs are:

  1. Major-General Leo Irabor –  Chief of Defence Staff
  2. Major-General I. Attahiru – Chief of Army Staff
  3. Rear Admiral A.Z Gambo – Chief of Naval Staff
  4. Air-Vice Marshal I.O Amao –  Chief of Air Staff.

“President Buhari thanks the outgoing Service Chiefs for what he calls their ‘overwhelming achievements in our efforts at bringing enduring peace to our dear country,’ wishing them well in their future endeavours

“The President congratulates the new Service Chiefs, and urges them to be loyal and dedicated in the discharge of their responsibilities.”

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