Be Part of The Development But Not Fault Finders-Governor Sule Tell Journalists

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Rabiu Omaku

Nasarawa State-Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule has called on Journalists in the State to be part of the development of the State but not fault-finders


He gave the revelation during an interactive session with members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Nasarawa State chapter, marking 2021 press week.


The Governor who described the press as a mirror reflecting the society urged them to beam their searchlight on positive reporting that can woo investors to the State.


Stating that only a Serene and conducive atmosphere would warrant more investors, adding that the more the number of investors willing to invest would also determine what the State would gain from.


Engineer Abdullahi Sule opined that the State only relied on the Federal allocation to pay workers’ salaries, training but not to execute the project.


He explained that his administration is thinking and looking outside the box to generate more Internally Generated Revenue instead of relying on a grant from the federation account.


The Governor faulted bad governance as the key reason for bad press, stating further that the emergence of wrong persons into key positions also contributes to bad governance.


“The moment wrong persons emerged as leaders, I mean people that cannot contribute positively takes over the affairs of the State such a State is bound to have administrative hiccups”.


Engineer Abdullahi Sule said the improvement in the IGR was part of the Nasarawa Economic Development Strategy by ensuring that his administration placed the State on the right pedestal.


“We as a State are generating millions and today I can boost that we are generating One billion naira”.


“I don’t want a situation that we will be waiting for the cap in hand for federal allocation to execute a project, automatically we are beggars”.


The Governor called on Journalists in the State to shift ground by thinking positively towards the development of Nasarawa State whether they are indigenes or residing in the State. The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao has stated that no single Service or security agency can achieve the success desired in combating insurgency and other security challenges confronting the Nation.

He made this known at the inauguration of the maiden Air Rank Leadership Seminar (ARLS) held at the prestigious Air Force War College, Makurdi. Represented by the Air Officer Commanding Tactical Air Command, Air Vice Marshal Gamso Lubo, the CAS noted that effectiveness in all military operations is dependent on jointness and how well the various services communicate and coordinate their efforts on the battlefield, hence the need to work collectively to achieve expected results.

He went further to state that for the NAF to meet its constitutional role of ensuring the territorial integrity of Nigeria, it requires competent Commanders at all levels to provide the requisite leadership that is invaluable in achieving organizational goals.

The CAS noted that the ARLS was thus designed to elucidate the exchange of ideas among participants with a view to broadening their intellectual capacity on the implementation of effective leadership at the military-strategic level. According to him, ‘This seminar could not have come at a better time as it avails you all the opportunity to critically employ other methods and strategies towards combating security threats.’

In his remarks, the Commandant of the College, Air Vice Marshal Ibrahim Tepkwan Ali stated that in line with its broad objective of developing qualitative manpower for the NAF, the College was tasked to develop an executive leadership training module for officers of air rank as part of measures to enhance professionalism and succession planning within the top leadership cadre of the NAF.

He went further to state that the course curriculum consists of various segments such as executive leadership, emotional intelligence, strategic information management, and power of command among others.

These topics, according to the Commandant, are further enriched with scenario analysis, syndicate discussion and presentations. The 5-day seminar which ends on 26 March 2021 has a rich pool of resource persons including the former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Oluseyi Petinrin (Rtd), former Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade (Rtd), and Professor Gabriel Moti of the Department of Public Administration, University of Abuja, among others.

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