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Ose communities intensifye£forts on state creation Y'nk 01 d . b 1 a Ak~r~ym 0,

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left for the federal lawmakers to decide on it. He, however, noted

that the present National Assembly might.noJ_ be able to do much on the is-

HE communities across the Ose River in Ondo State have intensified efforts at the realisation of the creation ofOse state from the present Ondo state. To this end, the sponsors of the initiative have concluded plans to present the resolution on the issue before the two chambers of the National Assembly. The Secretary of the Movement for the Creation of Ose State, Olanrewaju Kazeem, who said this, added that spirited effort would be made to realise the goal. He noted that the pre-

sue as the time between now and the expiration of their tenure was too' short:

The movement ex- to be inaugurated after the pressed optimism that the general election wou~d be new' National Assembly_.able. to sort outth~_ ~ssue of state creation in the country. He noted that the agitation on the creation of Ose state had increased as the people believed that it would be a veritable machinery of human and infrastructural development.

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needed to be t~ken before the presentation of the bid had been done. He explained that the sponsors of the initiative had already submitted the memo to tha t effect before the National Assembly. According to him, the memo would have been read on the floors of the Senate and the House of Representatives but for the just concluded voter registration exercise. Kazeem, however, said everything that would aid the creation of Ose state had been done, saying that the issue would be

~~"~~~~-.~~~~~-=~~~~~~~ • The man is not dead, he is only investing his faith and hope in Jonathan/Sambo Nigeria under them. He was captured by Sikiru Adeoye- Yusu{, during the dential campaign raIIy on Tuesday in Ibadan.

Cas~ava growers stress need for research Yinka Oladoyinbo, Akure CASSAVA growers in Ondo State have urged gov-

ernments at all levels to invest in research in order to improve the production level in the area. The chairman of Cassava Growers Associa-

Unwho·IJ!1esome nOce'1 beans mO circulation, J,~wam mar . l\l:::Lt:U; .

Friday Ekeoba, Lagos arketers' -.' of .. Staple fo~ds in the country have warned consumers to be cautious of the type and where they purchase their food stuffs especially rice and beans as preservatives used tn preserving them for consumption pose great' danger to health.

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, ensure thaistar!;,s foods' , come in packs and prop. erly'labeIled for easy iden-, 'tification.. He applauded the government's ban on importation of rice through

the land boarder, noting that this singular move would £heckmate to the barerest minimum, the incidence of importation of substandard rice into the country:

tion of Nigeria in Akure South Local Government area, Williams Oladele, said such move would enable members to have knowledge about the latest innovation in cassava production and processing. According to him, government should endeavor to give agriculture the necessary attentipn in order to ensure' -adequate food production for consumption and export. Oladele said adequate

Fish sellers laud Lagos govt

budgetary provisions should be made for the sector, while incentives that could make the sector attractive should also be formulated. He also said the association had put in place machinery for the establishment of a cassava processing factory in Ondo State. He said this would give the association the opportunity to increase its production level and process it into other materials like starch for industrial use. He, however, com-

mended the efforts of the Isiaka Kabiru, Lagos While speaking to was created by our fore- state government and Community News at bears. Then sunshine, other donor agencies like The marketers, under HE Chairperson, their market in Is ale- rainfall beat us reck, FADAMA, NODe, IFAD the aegis of concerned G bob ani y i Eko Community, lessly but now, we are and others in the area of Marketers Association of Ojaoba Fish Sell- Alhaja Adekunle stated grateful to this new adagricultural developNigeria, said it had be- ers Association in Isale- that they had hitherto .ministration in Lagos ment. come worrisome to them Eko Community, Lagos been trading under State headed by GoverOladele also implored as they watch innocent State, Alhaja Adiatu harsh condition be- nor Babatunde Raji the people in charge of people due to ignorance Adekunle, has lauded cause they were ex- Fashola and the chairagriculture at the differpurchase poisoned food the construction of posed to sunlight, rain- man of Lagos Island Loent levels of government stuffs in the name that modern shade that fall and other cal Government, Alhaji to ensure that the provithey want eat rice and serves as permanent unfavourable climatic Wasiu Eshilokun. sions being made by the beans. site for fishmongers by conditions due to long "We want the federal donor agencies got to the SpeOlking with Com- the Council Chairman, time neglect by succes- government to help us right channel. munity News during the Honourable Wasiu sive governments. make electricity stable OladeIe also urged week, Chief Williams Eshinlokun, just as she "A military adminis- because, as fish sellers, members of the associaAdeosun said to rid the also appealed to the tration in the past de- we need electricity to tion to key into the vision country of these unwhole- federal government to molished our stalls here preserve our fishes", of ensuring food security some staple foods, the as- find lasting solution to and drove us away the market leader in the state in the next soc;at;ol1 would soon the persistent epileptic from this market which pleaded. farming season. Ch.llll p ion a crll~ad~----.Sll.p~'tpu.I'f-y_oULf-,e,,-Je,,-cLtLlr..licLiut'f-y~__________________________ ...

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HE Nafada Emirate Council recently turbanned Gombe State Governor, Muhammad Danjuma Goje, as the Jarman Nafada thus making it his 20th chieftaincy titles conferred on him from across the country within the eight years that he has served as chief executive of the state. Speaking during the ceremony at his palace, the Emir of Nafada, Alhaji Dadum Hamza, said the prestigious title was not conferred on the governor until after due consultations among the king makers of the Emirate. The monarch, who was recently elevated to the status of a first class Emir, also said tha t Danjuma Goje deserved the honour conferred on him by the Emirate, considering the volume of projects executed by his administration in the area. He also commended the Governor for restoring lasting peace in the area after yearly invasion of his domain by Udawa Fulani marauders, urging him to keep the tempo at which peaceful co-existence was maintained in the stale. While speaking at the occasion. Governor Danjuma Goje said the recent upgrade of Emirs and Chiefs in the state were in recognition of" I . '-" . their contributions while per- . .. fanning their functions as the royal fathers of the land. The governor added that his administration would not relent in its commitment' of according all necessary support to the royal fathers in order to enable them to give meaningful ad vice to govemment for the overall interest of the state. Shortly after he was turbaned, the governor official commissioned the multimillion naira Juma'at mosque that was reconstructed in Nafada, the headquarters of the Emirate.

NIGERIAN TRIBUNE, 10 FEBURARY, 2011  

Unwholesome rice, beans in circulation, marketers warn