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Company targets 4,000 Nigerians on meter manufacturing, installation training



Momas Electrical Meters Manufacturing Company Ltd. (MEMMCOL) Metering School says it will train no fewer than 4,000 Nigerian youths on meter installation and manufacturing in 2022.

Mr Kola Balogun, Chairman, MEMMCOL, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

Balogun noted that the huge metering gap in the electricity sector was an opportunity to create employment for young Nigerians to enable them contributes to nation building.

He said: “We trained more than 2,000 young Nigerians in 2021 on meter manufacturing, installation and maintenance.

“Our projection is to be able to double that capacity in 2022. We are expanding our school now because of the support of our foreign partners.

“They want us to train young females, especially those at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps.

“We are hoping to train 4,000 Nigerians this year and once we are able to train them, those from the IDP camps will have something to do going forward.

“Training anybody, especially in the power sector and getting them engaged immediately, it means you have taken them out of the streets.”

Balogun said that those trained in 2021 were from various parts of the country with some of them already working with electricity Distribution Companies.

He said President Muhammadu Buhari had always championed the call to empower Nigerian youths, stressing that this was MOMAS contribution to national development.

Balogun said: “We are creating wealth because those trained already are training others and engaging them positively.

“We believe that engaging our youths positively will curb restiveness and insecurity in the country.

“We don’t just train but we kit them. We also educate them and change their attitude to the job because MOMAS represents good product, good character and good thinking.

“Our training and the curriculum are endorsed by the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) and the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE).

“These bodies of engineers have come out with the scope of the curriculum and it was designed to accommodate everyone irrespective of your background, either science or not.”(NAN)

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Photos from Alao Akala’s candle night



Hundreds of residents of Ogbomoso in Oyo State, on Wednesday, organized a candle night procession in honour of a former governor of the State, Chief Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala.

Alao-Akala is an indigene of Ogbomoso, the second largest city in the State. The former police officer died in the early hours of Wednesday, 12th January, 2022.

He was the governor of the State between 2007 and 2011.

To pay their last respect for the former governor, youths, women and men in their hundreds organized a candle night procession in honor of the former governor.

The event attracted friends, family and supporters of the late politician.

The procession, which started around, took off from Alao-Akala’s residence.

It moved through Takie, Sabo, LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Orita Naira, Oja’gbo, Ijeru, Arowomole, Oja Akande and Seminary.

All the participants wore black attires.

They described the former Governor as someone whose legacies cannot be forgotten in a hurry.

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Minna district head suspended over forceful marriage



District Head of Allawa in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, Mallam Bello Haruna has been suspended by Minna Emirate Council for engaging in forceful marriage.

The district head who was accused of forcefully marrying out a girl (name withheld), humiliating her father and also ordering that she be beaten by vigilantes, was also accused of insubordination by not answering the calls from the Emirate council leaders to explain some of the complaints against him.

In a letter signed by the Emirate’s assistant secretary, Usman Umaru Guni, the district head was accused of not having the leadership qualities necessary for peace and progress of the community he was appointed to lead.

Galadima Allawa, Ahmadu Magaji has now been appointed as the acting district head.

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AMCON MD, Ahmed Kuru, allegedly in EFCC net



The Managing Director of Assets Management Company of Nigeria, Ahmed Kuru, has allegedly been arrested and detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Sahara Reporters reports that Kuru, who has been accused of assets diversion and selling of seized assets by businessmen accused of loan default with banks, to cronies at below value prices, was invited by the EFCC on Wednesday, January 19.

A source at the EFCC confirmed to the publication that Kuru was invited by the commission after confirmation of him selling assets worth billions of naira belonging to Atlantic.

“Kuru will certainly spend the night with the commission as he is still undergoing interrogation,” the source said.

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