IBB Commends FRSC On Its Humanitarian Service Of Saving Lives, Charges Them To Embrace New Technologies
Former military leader, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), has admonished the Federal Road Service Corps (FRSC) as it celebrates its 30 years of existence, to continue to remain vital and embrace new technologies that will assist in carrying out its duties effectively. He made this call in a statement issued on Monday in Minna.
According to him, these will enable the FRSC to remain committed to its founding principles as well as meet up with the needs of the society it serves.
He said, “The FRSC must brace up for modern challenges; it must remain faithful to its founding principles and strive to meet the needs and expectations of an increasingly sophisticated public.”
IBB also commended the commission for remaining relevant since it was established by his government. He, therefore, made a call to its leadership and staff to re-dedicate themselves to the service of the nation in order that road accidents can be reduced to the barest minimum.
“In a national environment where institutions tend to be short-lived, and rise or fall with the fortunes of changing dispensations, it is gratifying that the FRSC is one institution that has weathered the storm of changing times and administrations.”
“Not only has it survived, it has indeed grown into a permanent feature of our national landscape, he said.”
“Throughout the length and breadth of our nation, the presence of FRSC officers and operatives on our highways reassures our traveling public and reinforces the belief that we are all united in the commitment to prevent, or at least significantly reduce, the loss of lives on our roads.”
Speaking on the reason for the FRSC’s establishment, IBB stated that it was borne ou of the concern for the need to protect the lives of Nigerians on the roads.
“It was a matter of serious concern to Nigerians and indeed the international community. We rose to the occasion, inspired by the concern for the protection of human lives and the pursuit of the common good,” he said.
He further thanked the pioneer leaders of the commission on building a strong foundation anchored on discipline, firmness, and commitment to humanitarian service. He further praised the current leaders for sustaining and improving on the legacy.
Babangida commended the FRSC on its many achievements in the last thirty years. He also commended the job of the agency of saving lives as well as assistance on those in need during emergency and accident situations.
Jones Abiri: How Buhari Led FG, Charges Activist And Journalist On Terrorism
The Federal Government of Nigeria under the command of President Mohammadu Buhari apprehend Jones Abiri, who happened to be a Journalist, and he is charged with three offences, namely, terrorism, fraud and economic sabotage. The Journalist was charged on the three counts on Wednesday as reported by his legal advisor, Samuel Ogala, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
NIGERIA NEWS gathered the fact why Mr. Jones was charged with terrorism and it is as a result of the court reports that states that he blackmailed the officials at Agip and Shell through text message to meet his requests, otherwise he would be left with no choice to blow off their oil installations
He was also charged for ordering sets of crooks who called themselves activists to vandalize the Bayelsa state oil pipelines. The period reported for committing the offences is as of date back between the month of June to July of 2016.
Mr Jones Abiri was arrested by the Bayelsa state security service and he spent two years in their custody without charging him to the court of law. Immediately he was released, the charges were then brought against him some months later.
Mr Jones pleaded not guilty of the offences and said that he was only haunted for his journalism work that brings to the limelight the corrupt conducts of oil companies and the intervention of the Federal Government in the Niger Delta region. The media rights advocates have taken his matter up and have requested that all sort of court charges be nullified.
FAAC Allocates The Sum Of N616.19bn In The Month Of April (DETAILS)
The NIGERIA NEWS gathered that the three tiers of government, Federal, State, and Local government have been allocated proportionally the sum of 616.19 billion naira by the Federation Account Allocation Committee, FAAC, in the month of April.
The allocation is done from the Federation account on Tuesday and the report was made known during the meeting of FAAC committee at the Ministry of Finance headquarter.
The statement disclosing the information of how the allocation for the month of April was distributed was signed by Mohammed Usman who is the Acting Accountant-General of FAAC.
The statement revealed the gross statutory revenue for March and April to be 518.91 billion naira and 446.64 billion naira respectively. The statement further revealed that there is an increment in Import Duty and Companies Income Tax and Petroleum Profit Tax while Export Duty and Oil royalty decrease between the month of March and April.
The statement details that the FAAC allocation for April is mainly gotten from the statutory revenue and the Value Added Tax, VAT as there is an immense increase in VAT between the month of March and April.
However, the Federal, State and Local governments were allocated 253.91 billion naira, 168.015 billion naira and 126.27 billion naira respectively after the deduction of the cost of revenue collection to the agency is deducted. Moreso, about 46.35 billion naira is given to the state producing oil in accordance with the 13 percent deduction unit.
The Federal, State and Local government received 13.89 billion naira, 46.31 billion naira, and 32.41 billion naira respectively from the VAT income of about 96.4 billion naira.
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