By Adamu Aminu, Kano
The newly elected member representing Rano, Kibiya, and Bunkure federal constituencies, Rt. Hon. Kabiru Allassan Usman Rurum has said that prayers and good hope are prerequisites and constantly needed to deliver a befitting and purposeful representation in this God-given mandate to serve his constituencies.
Hon. Kabiru Rurum made the disclosure while granting exclusive phone-interview on Monday night from Abuja.
He added that representation at the national level is a huge task which need not be handled with kid’s gloves, one has to rolled-up his sleeves towards working hard, spiced up with prayers in order to justify the confidence reposed upon him.
“My top priorities which I ought to make it a focus of attention is to stem the tide of unemployment among our teeming graduates, with regards to crave for slots of job opportunities in the federal level, which my constituencies are relatively lagging behind towards filling the quota” Rurum said.
He further emphasized that the entirety of his constituencies are mostly agrarian communities, which Irrigation farming is part of livelihood, an apex preference will be given as part of the pledges made to improve their well-being.
“By God grace I will try my best to serve my people who joined the queue under the scorching sun to cast me the votes that gave me victory” he pledge.
Hon. Rurum, fondly called by his teeming supporters as “Jarimi” which literary means “The Political Gladiator” has added that national assembly encompassed various people elected from various federal constituencies spreads across the federation, with divergent views, perception, religious and non-religious alike, one has to be mindful on the boundaries with which he ought to give his people, in particular, a worthy representation, and contribute to the overall development of the nation.
“Actually, we’re not peculiar to the legislative rules of engagements, House rules and other-other regulations, because they shared much in common with how legislative norms are conducted at states level” Rurum added.
Hon. Rurum added that our religion, traditions and our people’s good demands are the yardsticks of our assigned mandate.
The newly elected Senators and Rep members are undergoing an induction course in Abuja to intimate them on the rudiments and lawmaking procedures at the national level.
While the fresh rep. members of the 9th assembly including Hon. Kabiru Allassan Rurum are currently drumming supports for Hon. Femi Gbajabiamilla to emerge the next speaker of the Federal House of representatives.
Customs Officers Manhandled Express FM Reporter in Kano.
Adamu Aminu, Kano
The operatives of Nigerian Customs Service assaulted Express Radio Reporter Lamin Hassan today in Kano.
The unfortunate incidence took place earlier today at Gwammaja quarters in Kano metropolitan.
Lamin Hassan is officially assigned to investigate and report comprehensively on the incessant complains by the public concerning the alleged harassment by customs officers recently.
“On my arrival at the scene clamping down on a Shopping mall selling Palm-date and Zam-Zam Water which they allegedly branded as contraband, while interviewing some people with regards to the incessant harassment, they came started assaulting me” Hassan said.
Reports reliably indicates that the customs officers snatched the Express Radio’s reporter recording, mutilated his clothes and manhandled him mercilessly.
” I was beaten with a gun on my chest by one custom operative just because I’m discharging my lawful duty” Hassan.
Recently, Customs operatives have intensifies their operations indiscriminately within nooks and crannies of Kano metropolis.
El Zakzaky’s Persecutions, Wickedness Of The Highest Order – University Professor.
Adamu Aminu, Kano.
Professor Dahiru Yahaya of the history department, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria has attributed the longstanding detention of the Shiite leader in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky is a federal government wickedness of the highest order.
Professor Yahaya said this while briefing newsmen on Saturday in Kano.
Adding that “Shiites members are peace-loving and law-abiding citizens, but the ongoing persecutions of El-Zakzaky and his teeming followers by the federal government is a deliberate step of subduing the movement by any means necessary, which their ill-motive would not prosper”
The University Don stressed that, in view of the ailments threatening the well-being and life of Sheikh El-Zakzaky while currently in detention, it is highly imperative for the federal government to consider the request of taking him abroad to seek for urgent medical attention.
“Shiite members in Nigeria were glaringly denied their right to worship, to move freely and also prevented from voicing-out their grievances through peaceful demonstration calling for the unconditional release of leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky but instead, they were killed and maimed in broad daylight by the security operatives” he emphasised.
Professor Yahaya goes on to say that even the Idol worshippers and other various faith in Nigeria are enjoying right of worshipping and practising their beliefs without prejudice, while Shiite members are been treated as impostors in their fatherland.
The renowned historian added that it is advisable for the sake of peace and harmony to reign, the federal government must respect the previous court orders which uphold the release of the Shiekh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky unconditionally.
“Saudi Arabia was the brain behind given out these contract to destabilise Shiite movement due to its loggerhead with Iran, and Nigeria is not an exception among the countries who gave patronage to such juicy contracts of putting our movement in disarray” he assured.
Professor Dahiru Yahaya added that living in peace and harmony is what Nigerians are presently craving for, to prosper in their various endeavours and going about practising their beliefs without intimidation and stigmatisation for no obvious reason.
Kano Records 60 months without Polio, says Ganduje
Adamu Aminu, Kano.
The Kano State Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has urged Kano populace to remain committed towards complimenting government efforts in fighting polio.
Dr. Ganduje made the disclosure on Sunday during the flag-off ceremony of August 2019 National Immunization plus days (NIPDs) held at Tsalle town in Gezawa Local Government Area.
He said this amidst the celebration of 60 months without a fresh outbreak of polio in Kano.
Adding that previous exercises were profoundly achieved by the government through the seamless co-operation and solid commitment given by people.
“It is obviously cleared that 60 months without any newly reported case of polio, is a welcoming development which was celebrated by all and sundry he added.
He urged parents, guardian, as well as caregivers to supports government efforts in the course of branding Nigeria free-polio country.
Earlier, in his remark, the permanent secretary, State ministry of health, Usman Bala said the state government has done a lot towards bringing the virus down to its knees through tireless routine immunisation exercises blended with a massive campaign of public enlightenment to keep people abreast of the need to immunised their children of poliomyelitis.
During the events, the representatives of Kano, Gaya and Rano emirates urged parents not to relent in supporting governments commitment to eradicate the menace poliovirus in Kano and the nation at large.
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