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Kogi Assembly extends LG chairmen’s tenure by six months ago

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– Kogi Assembly extends tenure of LG chairmen by six months
– Paucity of funds and high wage bills cited as reasons for delay in elections
– Chairmen urged to be good ambassadors of their respective Local Governments

The Kogi State House of Assembly has granted a six-month extension to the Transition Committee Chairmen, sequel to a letter from Governor Ahmed Ododo.

The extension is due to the inability to conduct Local Government elections in the state.

The Speaker of the House, Umar Yusuf, read the letter and charged the chairmen to be good ambassadors of their respective Local Governments.

“In the next six months, it will be interesting at the Local Government level as there will be mostly submission of reports to the Assembly,” he stated.

The tenure of the 21 Transition Committee Chairmen was expected to expire on July 8, 2024, but has now been extended to January 8, 2025.

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APC Mourns Loss of Dedicated Audit Officer Ekem Sunday

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– Ekem Sunday, APC’s audit officer, passes away after illness
– He was a long-serving worker at the national secretariat in Abuja
– APC expresses deepest condolences to his family and staff

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is mourning the loss of its dedicated audit officer, Ekem Sunday, who passed away on Saturday.

Sunday was a long-serving worker at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.

The National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, described Sunday as a grassroots mobilizer who volunteered for several APC political support groups.

He contributed to the party’s election successes in Rivers State and at the national level.

Morka praised Sunday’s amiable disposition and diligence in discharging his duties. He will be sorely missed by the party and his colleagues.

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Katsina State Introduces Iddah Leave for Widows

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– Katsina State Government introduces Islamic Iddah period law
– Female civil servants to get four months and ten days mourning leave
– Law aims to allow widows to observe Islamic mourning period

The Katsina State Government has introduced a new law granting female civil servants four months and ten days leave to mourn their deceased husbands.

The State House of Assembly had earlier passed a motion seeking the government to look into the issue, which was subsequently approved by the executive.

The new law is aimed at allowing female civil servants to stay home and observe the Iddah period without fear of losing their jobs.

According to the Katsina State Head of Civil Service, Falalu Bawale, a circular has been issued to all ministries, departments, and agencies to grant female officers the liberty to observe the Iddah period. He stated, “We issued a circular to all ministries, departments, and agencies to grant female officers the chance to observe the Iddah period.”

Bawale further explained that the law was drafted and presented to the State Executive Council, which approved and implemented it. He said, “We drafted a memo and presented it before the State Executive Council, which the Council graciously approved and considered our recommendations”.

 

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