Connect with us
//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Published

on

The Media Organisation (BMO) has carpeted former Vice and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last , Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, for not knowing the difference between a visa ban and a visa restriction.

BMO said that Nigerians are only restricted from immigration visa and that other visa categories are still available to Nigerians who qualify for them.

In a statement signed by its Chairman Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke, the group said rather than gleefully celebrate the visa restrictions, Atiku should be remorseful that his party, the PDP, is responsible for this inconvenience caused Nigerians.

“The United States (US) visa restriction, engendered by the US Department of Homeland Security, is symbolic; to show security concern over two issues. One is the printing of the Nigerian passport, and the other is the storage of and other vital information on the holders of the Passport.

“Now, these are crucial matters in a world where information sharing is of the utmost essence in the face of security challenges everywhere. The Nigerian passport was being printed by a company in Malaysia before the PDP gave it out to an Irish company.”

BMO said the PDP government then in power signed a double-faced contract, which was renewed just two weeks before handing over in 2015.

“In one breath, the contract was to last for four years, but in another breath, it was agreed that the said contract would not lapse until the company has printed 10 million copies of the travel document.

“As we speak, only 3million copies of the Nigerian passport has been printed by this company. This and the huge volume of vital information being held by this Irish company has created a huge security nightmare for concerned security agencies.”

According to the BMO, the International Criminal Police Organization commonly known as INTERPOL had actually reported that was not sharing information.

“So, Nigerians can see what problems the PDP has brought upon the country.

“In an effort to redress the situation, President Buhari gave a directive to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to domicile the printing of the nation’s passport at the Security Printing and Minting Corporation.

“Unfortunately, this directive could not be executed because of legal issues raised by the Irish company contracted by the PDP government.

“No doubt the embarrassing inclusion of Nigeria in the travel restriction by the US is one of the prices we have to pay for the crimes of past PDP governments and their proclivity to shoddy handling of sensitive matters of state while they wallow in money laundering and other financial crimes,” the statement added.

Loading...

Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

Advertisement //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "pub-7404936528073869", enable_page_level_ads: true });
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Politics

Abiodun urges FG to make Lagos-Ibadan expressway 10 lanes

Published

on

By

Abiodun urges FG to make Lagos-Ibadan expressway 10 lanes Dapo Abiodun

 

Abiodun urges FG to make Lagos-Ibadan expressway 10 lanes Dapo Abiodun

The Ogun State Governor , Dapo Abiodun , has asked the Federal Government to extend the Lagos -Ibadan expressway , to at least, a ten -lane road .
Abiodun made this call when he received the Senate Committee on Works in his office , in Abeokuta , on Thursday .
According to him , the road in question is arguably the busiest in the country . This , coupled with the population explosion, made the expansion of the road from six to ten lanes imperative .
He also said it was important for the Federal Government to consider alternatives like the Sagamu to Ikorodu road as well as the Lagos – Ota -Abeokuta road .
The governor said , “What is required would be like , at least a ten – lane road pattern , at the minimum . That should be considered by the Federal Government .
“I want to call on you to help us declare an emergency on the state of our federal roads . It is as if , they are non -existent .
“We looked at these roads and we said it is important for people to be able to move between the states and the sub -region that share borders with us .”
Abiodun informed the committee of efforts being put in place by his administration and its Lagos State counterpart at ensuring that the two roads ( Sagamu – Ogijo – Ikorodu and Lagos -Ota – Abeokuta ) receive immediate attention .
In his response , the Chairman , Senate Committee for Works , Senator Adamu Aliero , said they were in the state to inspect all federal projects, especially road projects .
Copyright PUNCH.

Loading...
Continue Reading

Politics

APC threatens Ishaku’s over ‘stay’ in Abuja

Published

on

By

APC threatens Ishaku’s over ‘stay’ in Abuja Governor Darius Ishaku

 

APC threatens Ishaku’s over ‘stay’ in Abuja Governor Darius Ishaku 300x200

 

The leadership of the All Progressive Congress in Taraba State has threatened to explore legal options that will compel the Taraba State Governor , Darius Ishaku , to return to the state if the House of Assembly fails to comply with the necessary constitutional provisions .
The state Chairman of the party , Mr . Ibrahim El -Sudi ; and the APC governorship candidate in the 2019 elections , Prof . Muhammad Yahaya, said this at a press conference they jointly addressed , in Jalingo , on Thursday .
They alleged that Ishaku had been out of the state for over 54 days without transmitting power to his deputy, Haruna Manu .
El -Sudi said , “The governor has failed to do the needful and he has been out of the state for 54 days now . The House has also failed to invoke the necessary constitutional provisions . We , therefore , call on the house to urgently do this in the interest of the state .”
They threatened to seek legal redress should the assembly fail to do the needful .

Loading...
Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement

Inspirational Tips

Advertisement
Loading...

Trending

WhatsApp Join Our WhatsApp Chat
Open chat
Powered by
%d bloggers like this: