Today’s Headlines: Buhari Must Be Told He Failed Woefully – Ortom; Wike Urges FG To Increase Funding To Police

Buhari Must Be Told He Failed Woefully— Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has described the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), as the worst in the history of Nigeria, saying the outgoing president “must be told that he failed woefully and Nigerians are feeling the impact of that failure because we are all suffering.”

He said the president plunged the country into unimaginable poverty and insecurity, unlike what used to flourish under his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan.

Speaking at the commissioning of the headquarters of the Benue State Community Volunteer Guards, BSCVGs, in Makurdi, Ortom said that Buhari took Nigeria from the top to the bottom, making life miserable for all Nigerians.

He said, “I served under the then President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration and we all saw how Nigeria flourished under that administration. We all knew what the prices of goods and services were at the time.

“We also know what our exchange rate was at the time and what it is today. I want Nigerians to do a simple comparison and you will realise how bad it has been under this government and how Nigeria has been taken several years backwards by the Buhari government.

Wike Urges FG To Increase Funding To Police

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has urged the federal government to increase funding to the Nigeria police to enable it perform better.

Speaking during the inauguration of the Police Tactical Operations Centre in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area yesterday, Wike maintained that any government that cannot protect life and property, fight crime and make people live happily does not have any business in governance.

He said his administration understands such importance and had unrelentingly provided necessary logistics to the state police command, to strengthen the capacity of police officers to do their best in keeping crime rate at its lowest level in Rivers State.

Gombe Head of Service resigns

Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Yahaya, has accepted the resignation of the Head of Service, Bapayo Yahaya, and replaced him with his Principal Private Secretary, Ahmed Abdullahi.

This was contained in a statement made available to our correspondent by the Director-General, Press Affairs Gombe Government House, Ismaila Misilli.

According to the statement, Abdullahi would work in an acting capacity following the acceptance of Yahaya’s resignation by the governor.

The statement partly read, “Governor Inuwa Yahaya, has also accepted the resignation of the Gombe State Head of Civil Service, Alhaji Bappayo Yahaya. In his place, the governor has approved the appointment of the Permanent Secretary/Principal Private Secretary PPS to the governor, Ahmed Kasimu Abdullahi as Acting Head of Civil Service.”

Misilli also disclosed that Yahaya dissolved the Gombe State Executive Council and equally approved the termination of the appointment of all political appointees with effect from Friday.

Oyetola Remains Our Leader In Osun–APC

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ijesaland have reiterated their support for the leadership of former Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.

This was as the Ijesa APC leaders affirmed that Oyetola still remained their party leader in Osun State.

Addressing journalists at the Ilesa-East APC Secretariat in Ilesa on Friday, Johnson Ajilore, who spoke on behalf of other leaders, said the former governor enjoyed the privilege under the provisions of the party’s constitution.

He added that the party leadership in Ijesa-South Federal Constituency has endorsed the “Repositioning Committee”, set up by the former governor to put the party back on the path of glory.

While acknowledging that both Rauf Aregbesola and Senator Iyiola Omisore are leaders of the party at the national level, the party members insisted that Oyetola leads the party in the state.