The Mayor of Banjul, Rohey Malick Lowe has been shortlisted in the run-up election for the President of African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum (ACCSF). Mayor Lowe will be contesting the position against the Mayors of Dakar Senegal, Rabat Morocco, and Lilongwe Malawi. The President of the ACCSF Presidium represents the political leadership of the ACCSF. Apart from being the main promoter of the ACCSF to institutions, such as the African Union and during conferences, he or she is in charge of the strategic direction and development of the ACCSF, with the support of the secretariat) He or she will also represent symbolically his or her pairs, Mayors and Governors of the African Capital Cities.
Due to the fact that a physical event cannot take place this year as a result of the rampaging and ravaging Corona Virus Disease otherwise known as Covid-19, candidates were formally invited on the 17th day of September, 2020 to take part in the strategic discussion on the future of the ACCSF and its decision-making process. The event paved the way for the ACCSF Presidium, aimed at providing leadership and direction; maintaining the momentum of the ACCSF; as well as driving continued engagements, support and progress on meeting the Sustainability agenda in African capital cities. The ACCSF Mayors were all invited to be candidates for one of the positions of the ACCSF Presidium. The webinar will be followed by a 3-week voting period to elect the new President, Vice-President and Second Vice-President of the ACCSF for a 3-year term.
African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum is a powerful, growing network for the mayors of capital cities across the continent to achieve the sustainable development goals that are common to all. It is a glowing opportunity to establish commonalities and challenges faced by major cities in Africa while showcasing and sharing successful initiatives towards the emergence of truly African, original and appropriate answers in addressing the sustainability imperative at the urban scale. Key challenges threatening growth and development in African include rapid urbanisation, energy and water access and stresses, sanitation, the global economic slowdown, rising unemployment and social inequities, trade facilitation, connectivity, land and biodiversity degradation, amongst others, and on top of this the significant and growing impacts of climate change.
In another engagement the lord mayor RML has kick started the distribution of the facemasks to the Banjul Councilors for an onward distribution to the community of Banjul. You will recalled that on the 13th of August 2020, Her Worship, Mayor of Banjul Rohey Malick Lowe launched the “OPERATION 100K FACEMASKS INITIATIVE” for the people of Banjul and by extension The Gambia as a response to suppress the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The operation came out very successful and Mayor Rohey Malick Lowe who is known as very pro active has handed over 36,000 facemasks to the Councillors of Banjul City Council . The allocations of the facemasks are as follows: Campama Ward- 7000 facemasks, Crab Island Ward- 4000 facemasks, Box Bar Ward- 2500 facemasks, New Town East Ward- 5000 facemasks, New Town West Ward- 5000 facemasks, Soldier Town Ward- 2500 facemasks, Portuguese Town Ward- 2500 facemasks, Jollof Town Ward- 3000 facemasks, Halfdie Ward- 2500 facemasks, Nominated Councillors- 100 facemasks each, Hamza Barracks- 1500 facemasks, Prison resident- 150 facemasks and Ndangan- 100 facemasks.
In that regards, Banjul City Council under the leadership of Mayor Lowe, will later extend the distribution of the facemasks to the other parts of the country through the local government authorities, giving appreciation to everyone who contributed immensely to make this noble initiative a reality. According to Mayor Lowe, “we seek for more support to be able to reach our target before the scheduled date.” Together we can fight against this pandemic. In the service of the community, we will continue to remain!
Bizman And Popular Oyo Politician, Abisoye Fagade Loses Mum
Abisoye Fagade, prominent businessman, PR guru and new age politician, is bereaved.
His mother, Deaconess Comfort Omoladun Fagade, died on Sunday, June 13, 2021, after a brief Illness.
She was aged 78.
Fagade, the CEO of Sodium Group and convener of Oyo Si Ma Dun, OSMD Network Summit, took to his social media handles to mourn his mother.
According to him, “Goodnight Mummy. You were a mother indeed, an Abiyamo tooto. You were my teacher, my prayer champion and my intercessor. You were so beautiful in and out. Thank you for everything. Adieu, Mummy mi.”
A devoted Christian and doting mother, Deaconess Fagade trained as a teacher, where she distinguished herself as a professional with selfless focus and instinctive humanitarian mission.
Upon her retirement from the teaching service as an headmistress, Deaconess Fagade devoted the rest of her life to the service of God, the church, her family and humanity.
A native of Ibadan, Oyo State, she was widowed after the death of her husband, Pa David Oladokun Fagade, in August 2005,
Deaconess Fagade is survived by six children and many grandchildren.
Her burial ceremony has been slated to hold on August 5 and 6, 2021, in Ibadan.
Aregbesola Floats Children Educational Foundation, Says :No To War Mongering
Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has appealed to Nigerians beating the drum of war to consider children, who he says are always the victims of war who suffer the most at such venture.
The Minister stated this at an event tagged ‘An Evening with Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola’ organised to mark the 2021 International Children’s Day by his mentees codenamed ‘Omo Ogbeni’ whose lives have been impacted positively by the former Governor, in Abuja, on Thursday, 27 May, 2021.
“I am appealing to parents, beyond whatever government can do, that they should strive to provide good education to their children. Older parents who ‘suffered’ to send their children to school reaped a bountiful harvest from their labour.
“I am also appealing to those beating the drums of war to note that children are always in the frontline of the victims of war. They carry the scars, less in the body than in their minds, of untold sufferings, the loss, dehumanisation and maiming of parents and loved ones, a childhood destroyed and worse still, many of them ending as child soldiers.
“The heart-rending story was told of the conflicts in West Africa of not too recent past when the warlords forced children to kill their parents and rape their mothers, in their macabre and satanic ritual of recruitment.“
As part of activities marking this year’s International Children’s Day celebration, a number of children from the State of Osun and other important personalities who attended the event extolled the virtues of humility, fairness, philantrophic and courage of the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, saying they were inspired by his style of leadership when he was the Governor of the State.
According to them, the then Governor as a lover of children, especially those of the less privileged homes gave them courage to aim high in their education and life careers.
In his response, the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, in a speech titled, “Children, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” said he decided to celebrate this year’s Children’s Day with extraordinary children with their wonderful mothers, especially those he had encounter with when he was Governor due to his passion for the Nigerian children.
“Children must be celebrated not just one day but everyday of the year,” Aregbesola said.
The Minister called on all Nigerians to lay a good foundation for children, noting that “the children of today are the leaders of tomorrow and the foundation we lay for them today will determine the future of our race.”
He added that he made education the pivotal focus of his administration when he was privileged to be Governor of the State of Osun in view of his desire for strong foundation for children.
Aregbesola said his Ministry was committed to the protection of school children from kidnappings across the country, through the efforts of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
“Worse still, access to good education is still a challenge for many children. As we speak, 10.1 million children are out of school in Nigeria. The prospect is there for some of them to end in the hands of bandits, terrorists and insurgents,” he stressed.
High point of the event was the pronouncements of OmoOgbeni Educational Foundation by the the Minister which he kick-off with a donation of N5 million for the less privileged children in Nigeria.
He also used the occasion to announce a scholarship for one of the children, to any level.
Earlier in his remarks, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Interior, Dr. Shuaib Belgore described the Minister as one with a strong sense of compassion and fairness, as well as an ‘Exceptional and fantastic personality.
Belgore added that he had enjoyed a seamless working relationship with the Aregbesola, which he said had culminated in the numerous achievements so far recorded by the Ministry and its Services under his watch.
Other notable dignitaries at the event included the Senators representing the State of Osun, the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Mohammad Babandede, Senator Shehu Sani, among others.
Adekunle Adegunle Global Foundation Launches News Website, In Commemoration With International Widows Day
Adekunle Adegunle Global Foundation is one of the Non governmental organization whose vision is to create a just society, a society where everyone can thrive, announced today the launch of it’s official website.
The official website offers quick and easy access to essential information and features that offers a more comprehensive understanding and it’s user friendly.
The new website with features of how to be a volunteer, donation, Past Project and upcoming projects create basic understanding for user’s.
The official url of Adekunle Adegunle Global Foundation is https://aagf.org.ng/ Kehinde Adeleye the media director announced.
“We are excited about our new website launch and the robust information it provides for public, sponsors, upcoming partners and the media to better understand what we do at Adekunle Adegunle Global Foundation said Mrs Adegunle Hauwa Abiola, Co-founder Adekunle Adegunle Global Foundation.
“We believe that this new website will allow our visitors and the public to have a very informative experience as we continue to grow in extending our hands of love to widows, people with Special needs and the less privilege around us.”
“The foundation official website will be updated on regular basis, volunteers, sponsors, media partners are encouraged to explore the website at https://aagf.org.ng/, there’s also a link for donations through the website.
About Adekunle Adegunle Global Foundation
Adekunle Adegunle Global Foundation was, founded on the 20th of July 2015 with only 5 widows by providing them foods stuffs on weekly basis haven realised the hardship they go through to meet ends need. Gradually they started inviting other widows to come benefit from what they are enjoying and few years later we incorporated the name.
Barr Adekunle who strongly believe in an egalitarian society in an interview …https://bit.ly/3uMd52u said the purpose of establishing AAGF was as a result of the challenges faced by widows
For more information please visit https://aagf.org.ng/
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