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Why I can’t do Lagos’ transformation agenda nationwide – Tinubu

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Why I can’t do Lagos’ transformation agenda nationwide - Tinubu

Why I can’t do Lagos’ transformation agenda nationwide – Tinubu

APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu By Deborah Tolu-Kolawole The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has said it will be difficult to replicate his transformative agenda in Lagos across Nigeria owing to the complexity of the country.

The former governor of Lagos State also stated that he would allow for power devolution to ensure the smooth operation of government. Tinubu made this known in an opinion piece that he published in The Economist on Wednesday.

“We cannot simply replicate Lagos’ transformation nationwide. Nigeria is complex and variegated. Recognising the strengths of each section of the country and providing the foundations on which they can all thrive is the path to economic growth.

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I know what can be achieved when the Federal Government allows adequate space for regional differences, so I want to devolve more powers to the states.

They should have greater authority to provide services and infrastructure projects, as well as more control over law enforcement,” Tinubu stated, while recounting his achievements as a two-term governor of Lagos. Speaking further, Tinubu said the country’s over-dependence on oil had distorted its development.

“Over-reliance on oil has distorted Nigeria’s development. A country of over 200 million people cannot hinge its development on a single commodity. We must focus on industrialisation and technological innovation, especially since Nigeria is already the top African destination for startup funding,” he said.

The APC candidate also reiterated his stance for the removal of fuel subsidy, which, according to him, is “harmful.” He further stated, “We will end the harmful fuel subsidy, estimated to have cost $7.5bn in the first half of 2023. The funds will be more productively used in joint investments with the private sector to create jobs in infrastructure, health care, education, and agriculture.

“Nigeria has one of the world’s lowest tax to GDP ratios. We need not increase rates, but improve compliance by overhauling the system and deploying information technology to boost efficiency. Tied with effective delivery of public services and infrastructure, a virtuous cycle of buy-in from businesses and citizens will strengthen the social contract and place federal revenues on a more sustainable footing.”

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Adamawa LG poll: We’ll sweep all chairmanship positions, PDP vows

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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa has vowed to clinch all the chairmanship positions across the 21 Local Government Areas in the state.

Mr Tahir Shehu, state chairman of the party made the vow before newsmen in Yola.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the Adamawa Independent Electoral Commission (ADSIEC), has scheduled July 13 for the conduct of the local government councils elections in the state.

Shehu said that the party was gender sensitive and had supporters at the grassroots and in the National Assembly.

“PDP is rooted in Adamawa, we have three senators, seven out of eight members of the House of Representatives and we are ruling the state for the second term.

“And also PDP is gender sensitive that is why our deputy governor is a female”, he said.

According to him, if women were entrusted they are honest and can deliver, and that i why they are the highest when it comes to vote.

He added that the present administration in the state was also providing dividends of democracy for all irrespective of political differences.

He further congratulated residents of the state and Nigerians at large for the 25 years of uninterrupted democracy.

He noted that within the last 25 years, Nigeria had recorded lots of development in the area of health, education, transportation and other infrastructural development among others.

Adamawa LG poll: We’ll sweep all chairmanship positions, PDP vows

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WIKE: SPECIAL GUEST AT APC SUPPORT GROUPS DEMOCRACY DAY ROUNDTABLE

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WIKE: SPECIAL GUEST AT APC SUPPORT GROUPS DEMOCRACY DAY ROUNDTABLE

The Honourable Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike is set to present a Roadmap to the actualization of the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the Democracy Day RoundTable of the APC Support Groups Leaders at Merit House, Abuja.

This is part of the activities marking the celebration of President Bola Tinubu’s one year in office by the Support and Volunteer Groups Unit of the APC Headquarters, in collaboration of with the Amalgamated APC Support Groups and the Progressive Support Groups Forum billed for June 12 in Abuja.

Mr Projects, as he is popularly called, the former Rivers State Governor will be the Special Guest of Honour and Lead Discussant at the Roundtable.

It is widely believed that Wike is the best performing Minister in the Tinubu’s Government, giving the landmark transformation and unprecedented facelift he has given the FCT in his 9 months as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory.

Wike will be expected to talk about security, infrastructures, sanitation, education and housing among other issues.

FCT residents, Civil Society, APC hierarchy, media and academia will form the major Participants at the event.

In a release signed by the Convenerof the Amalgamated APC Support Groups Think Tank and leader of the Progressive Support Groups Forum, Sir. Dr. AK Peters, His Excellency, the former Rivers State Governor is described as the beacon of the Renewed Hope that Tinubu promised to Nigeria. Wike is everywhere, doing everything to everybody, everytime.

Wike qualifies to be our SPECIAL GUEST OF HONOUR at the Roundtable, Peters Said with a sense of pride.

WIKE: SPECIAL GUEST AT APC SUPPORT GROUPS DEMOCRACY DAY ROUNDTABLE

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APC SUPPORT GROUPS RALLY ROUND PAUL CHUKWUMA

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The members of the APC Support Groups family have thrown their weight behind a Frontline pillar of the All Progressives Congress in Anambra State, Sir Paul Chukwuma in the build up to the race for the Anambra State governorship election.
The Convener of the Amalgamated APC Support Groups Think Tank and leader of the Progressive Support Groups Forum, Dr. AK Peters made this declaration in Abuja on the heels of the fake news of the purported arrest and detaintion of Sir Paul Chukwuma by the Independent Corrupt Practices and related offences Commission ICPC.
In a release signed by Dr. AK Peters and Ustaz Bashir Yahaya, the Secretary of the Think Tank on Friday, the APC Support Groups Leaders condemned the fear and sheer desperation of failed and expired politicians who see Paul Chukwuma as a major threat to their political future.
The release reads in parts, ” Anambra State needs to be rescued from the clutches of bad governance and misrule of APGA and Sir Paul Chukwuma is right man for the job”.

Peters further stated that Paul Chukwuma is a grassroot man, a loyal party man, a motivator of the youths, a philanthropist, mobilizer, and a good Christian who has the fear of God and built the structure of the APC in Anambra State.
He emphasized that those who have suddenly realized that they have failed the people in the past are resorting to campaign of calumny and spreading fake news to smear the good name and character of the APC hopeful for the Anambra State governorship election.

The APC Support Groups have decided to drum support for only true party members like Sir Paul Chukwuma, the Statement said.

He called on all party members to work for him as he is the only person that has all it takes to defeat APGA and enthrone APC in the state.

APC SUPPORT GROUPS RALLY ROUND PAUL CHUKWUMA

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