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Leadership: Power Rotation in Edo State will bring more Unity, fairness-Edo Vibrant Volunteers

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Jeph Ajayi
A group known  as Edo Vibrant Volunteers has called for a rotating leadership positions among different regions or groups within our state saying that  the rotation  will no doubt  promote unity, fairness, and a sense of belonging among all citizens. 


In statement jointly signed by Amb Charity OsagieCoordinator, Prince Smart Okosun Dep. Leader, Chief Mrs Lilian Efe Secretary, Dr. Mrs Edith Okojie Woman Leader and Chief Emsaun IkaMember on Tuesday.


According to the statement,  we write to respectfully express our perspective regarding the issue of power rotation in our esteemed state. 


“While we deeply respect your position and the traditions that have guided our community for generations, we believe it is essential to consider the broader principles of democracy and inclusivity in governance.


“As we strive for progress and development in our state, it is crucial to ensure that every segment of our society feels represented and empowered. 


“Power rotation serves as a mechanism to foster inclusivity and equal opportunity for all citizens, regardless of their background or affiliation.


“By rotating leadership positions among different regions or groups within our state, we can promote unity, fairness, and a sense of belonging among all citizens. 


“This approach also allows for the equitable distribution of resources and opportunities, which are essential for sustainable development and social cohesion.”


The statement added that “Furthermore, embracing the principle of power rotation aligns with the values of democracy and participatory governance, where the voice of every individual matters and contributes to the collective welfare of our society. 


“It fosters transparency, accountability, and the ability to address the diverse needs and concerns of our people effectively.


“We understand that change can be challenging, especially when it involves longstanding traditions and beliefs. However, we believe that embracing diversity and adaptability is essential for the progress and prosperity of our state. 


“By embracing power rotation, we can move forward as a more united and inclusive community, where every citizen has the opportunity to contribute to our shared success.
“We respectfully urge the good citizens of Edo State to reconsider their stance on this matter and to engage in open dialogue with stakeholders from all walks of life. 


“Together, we can work towards a future where our state thrives as a shining example of democracy, fairness, and unity.


“Thank you for considering our perspective, and we  look forward to a lasting solution that will foster the growth of our State. Thus a new Edo is possible”

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Fish Programme Estate To Be Ready For Commissioning As FGSHLB Affirms Completion Of 116 Housing Units

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Joel Ajayi

The Executive Secretary of the Federal Government Staff Housing Loans Board (FGSHLB), Mr. Ibrahim Mairiga has announced that the 116 housing units of two-bedroom bungalows at FISH Programme Estate in Gwagwalada are almost complete and will be ready for commissioning

The ES stated this in the course of a site inspection of the Estate by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOSF), Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, on Thursday, April 18, 2024. Mr. Mairiga confirmed that all necessary arrangements are being put in place in preparation for the commissioning. He assured that any remaining issues will be resolved before the proposed date.

Dr. Yemi-Esan, impressed by the progress, commended the FGSHLB for the development of the estate. She reiterated that the FISH Estate is specifically designed for core civil servants and expressed her intention to make the commissioning a highlight of this Year’s 2024 Civil Service Week in June 2024.

The HoSF also urged the Federal Ministries of Works, Power, and Water Resources to expedite action on their provision for internal roads, electricity, and water networks to meet the proposed commissioning date to ensure that the successful off-takers enter their houses without hassle.

The HoSF was conducted around the estate by the Executive Secretary of the Board and was accompanied by the Permanent Secretaries for Power (Mr. Mahmuda Mamman), Water Resources (Mr. Shehu Aliyu Shinkafi) and Works (Dr. Yakubu Kofar-Mata).

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