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Group condemns Call for Emefiele’s resignation by Arewa Youth



The Coalition of Civil Society Groups has condemned the call for resignation of the Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele, by the Arewa Youth Assembly over the nation’s challenging economy.

The President of the Coalition of Civil Society, Etuk Williams, in a press briefing in Abuja, stressed that the Arewa youth claim that the policies of the apex bank have plunged the country’s economy into comatose is baseless.
According to him, “it is common knowledge that expanding export is the surest way to make Naira regain value”.

He explained that Nigeria gained most of its foreign exchange from the sale of crude oil, adding that the implication of the above fact is that the over-reliance on crude oil which accounts for more than 90% of Nigerian’s foreign exchange determines the value of the Naira.

The official said the argument against the CBN Governor “is false and meant to derail the economic and monetary policies of the Governor.”

He commended “the continuous efforts of the CBN Governor in repositioning Nigeria economy into an export driven one to complement the earnings from the sales of crude oil, to create wealth and employment for the youth through loan, and his recent move to end the dubious activates of BDC operators.”

‘’We condemn in strong terms the call for resignation of the CBN Governor by the Arewa Youth Assembly over an unsubstantiated and frivolous claim that the policies of the CBN has plunged the county’s economy into comatose is laughable and uncharitable. It is unfortunate that some individuals will derive joy in an attempt to pull an achiever down.

‘’We observe the insincerity and question the genuineness of the claim that the economy is bad today by the same people who asserted that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration inherited an economy that was in a shambles and worsened by a sharp drop in the prices of oil crude at the international market, empty treasury that resulted in the inability of many state governments to pay salaries of worker, depleted foreign reserves, dilapidated infrastructure and long-standing insurgency/internal security challenges.”

Mr Williams praised the CBN Governor for making “outstanding effort to stimulate the SMEs so as to produce goods that can be exported to enable the country increase foreign exchange earnings as well improves the living standard.”

‘’Today we have witnessed massive support and ppmotivation to rice, cocoa, and groundnut farmers with Agric Loans. He has also assisted the manufacturing industries with loans so as to help them produce quality goods that meet the global standard for exportation.”

He alleged that “politicians are exploring the same tactics used against the previous government just to have their way to power by accusing the CBN Governor for plotting to contest for the presidency in 2023 or his connivance with politicians to defraud the Government.”

He enjoined all Nigerians to jettison “the mischievous call for the resignation of the Governor of CBN, as it is the handiwork of evil doers who are committed to destroying every effort of Mr President Muhammadu Buhari and his lieutenants to improve and stabilise the economy.”

“We hereby call on Nigerians to support the Government and also implore the media to use their profession to enlighten the public of the achievements of the Government so as not to allow mischief makers to wrongfully influence the idle and uninformed public,‘’ he stated.

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Maku Emerges DG Of Nasarawa PDP Gubernatorial Candidate Campaign Council, Others



By David Christopher, Lafia

As preparation for the 2023 General Elections is in top gear, Nasarawa State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) met at the level of the State Caucus Meeting and officially unveiled her State Campaigning Management Committee with the former Commissioner, Deputy Governor and Information/Defence Minister, Mr. Labaran Maku appointed Director General (DG) of the Campaign Council.

This was contained in a press release signed by the head of the party’s media/Publicity team in the state Comrade Adeka Stephen and made available to our correspondent in Lafia on Friday.

while other party gladiators; Senator (Dr) Walid Jibrin (OON), Distinguished Senator Solomon Aku Ewuga, Distinguished Senator Suleiman Asonya Adokwe, His Excellency Dr John Mike Abdul, Alhaji Usman Danlami Bagudu, Major General Nuhu Bala Angbazo (Rtd), Dr. Mike Omeri Agbo, Prof. Abdullahi Jibrin were enlisted as Deputy Directors of various committees.

The statement read In part,”it’s not gonna be business as usual for the failed APC led government, but one man one vote… PDP is more organized/prepared to take over power in the state and the country come 2023″ The party’s chairman in the state Hon. Francis Orogu stressed.

On his part the Gubernatorial Candidate in the state, Rt. Hon/Dr. David Emmanuel Ombugadu (PhD) who spoke through his Deputy, Hon. Usman Yahaya Ohinoyi said,”The suffering and dying Nasarawa electorates will surely decide between the bad APC candidate and the best PDP candidate in 2023.

“If elected into power, I shall move straight to the project ground breaking site from the swearing-in ceremony ground to deliver peoples oriented governance to the People of Nasarawa State”.

Expressing his readiness to lead the state campaign to a successful victory, the former Deputy Governor, Nasarawa State and Information/Defence Minister, Hon. Labaran Maku said, “We will adequately mobilize people to vote/protect the PDP votes to install OMBUGADU (PDP Governor) and Atiku Abubakar (PDP President) in the state and the country at large…our resolution to remain united as one indivisible entity before, during and after the elections is sacrosanct to give Nasarawa State of our dreams a new home and destiny “.

Our correspondent observed that the news of the season orator, political guru and an ardent grassroot mobilizer and a two terms All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) Gubernatorial Candidate in Nasarawa State, Hon. Labaran Maku to sphare head the said campaign and other Politicians of note has prompted PDP supporters to embarked on jubilation across the entire state.

In an exclusive interview with Comrade Adeka Stephen the party’s image maker in the state he said,” With this formidable campaign structure you will agree with me that it is already a defeating threat to the unproductive APC government in the state. Recalled that APC group passed a vote of no confidence on Engr. A.A Sule over porous conduct of party primaries. Surely, the end and judgement day of the APC led government in Nasarawa State is here in 2023.

“PDP landslide victory in 2023 General Elections in Nasarawa State is Clary and crystal clear because, APC votes will be shared to Social Democratic Party (SDP), New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP), Action Democratic Congress (ADC) and Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) as most of the key APC players left the party for another after primaries, but the umbrella party PDP house is intact and united combat ready to halt APC Leadership in the state and nation.

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