In Sokoto State, attacks on three villages in Rabah Local Government Area, a fortnight ago, left 25 people dead and hundreds of survivors homeless.
The winners, randomly selected through a digital device for transparency purposes, cut across the bank’s six zones of operations- Lagos, Up-North, Abuja, South-West, South-South and South-East.Specifically, in Lagos, Mr. Steven Omomoyesan from Ibeju Lekki branch and Oluwa Kareem Amodi of Burma Road branch, Apapa, emerged winners of N1million each.For the Up-North, Evangeline Ifeoma Muoghalu of Bello Road Branch, Kano State, got N1million, while Umaru Gagi Umaru from Sokoto Branch in Sokoto State, won N2million.
Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Saturday called on Nigerians to vote leaders that will protect and secure Nigeria’s future in the forthcoming 2019 elections.
“They want to force him out at all cost and put an acting CJN who’s bidding will include setting up appeal panels to resolve the Rivers and Zamfara APC crisis in favour of the APC and the other States where they fear they will lose elections including Akwa Ibom State, Delta State, Lagos state, Benue State, Imo State, Kwara State, Plateau state, Kaduna State, Abia State and Sokoto State and also constitute a pro Buhari post presidential election Tribunal.
Youth unemployment is as high as 70 per cent in Sokoto State as compared to 10 per cent in Ogun State.
Among those present were former Delta State governor, Chief James Ibori, former Ogun State governor, Chief Segun Osoba, former governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa among many other dignitaries.
This should be our resolve across the board.” The Speaker also said the lawmakers were all witnesses to “the continuous deteriorating security situation in our country” most especially in the North-East, North-West and some parts of the North-Central, noting that, “Only three days ago, scores of people were killed in Sokoto State and elsewhere.” Dogara lamented that “hardly will any week pass without reports of mass killings and bloodletting either by terrorists or bandits.” YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Foreign investors withdraw N642bn from stock market He said, “This calls for drastic, urgent and concerted action and efforts to bring it to a quick end.
The Senate, which observed one minute prayer in honour of the deceased, resolved to send a delegation to condole with his family as well as the people and government of Sokoto State.
On the other flank in the North-West, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has heralded a contrary philosophy that compels compulsory education for all children that has been termed Boko Dole, that is Education is by force.
The Senate also resolved to send a high powered delegation to condole with the family of the late President as well as the people and government of Sokoto State.