The program commenced with the customary recitation of the national pledge, followed by a sermon emphasizing the collaborative effort required from both citizens and the government to foster national development. It emphasized the futility of finding joy in the nation’s failure and urged individuals, whether citizens or part of the government, to actively contribute to the nation-building process.
A significant update was provided on the case involving the elders of Owo community in Anambra, who had filed a complaint against Igwe Godwin Okeke for alleged harassment. Originally scheduled for mediation during the festive period, the Igwe’s unavailability resulted in the postponement of the mediation to January 2024.
Additionally, there was a report on the situation involving Wuse market traders and the response from Abuja Investment Company Limited to allegations against them. The dispute stemmed from parking space issues and a planned expansion of shops. To mitigate the impact on traders’ livelihoods, the construction work was rescheduled for January. A meeting was arranged among traders, Sun Trust Bank, and Abuja Investment Company Limited to ensure fairness and inclusion.
The case brought by students of Makama Dogo School of Health Technology was revisited, highlighting their concerns about prolonged study periods exceeding the standard three years. Assurances were given that justice would be served to address their predicament.
Expressing gratitude, a group of women acknowledged the efforts of Honorable Joshua Chinedu Obika, representing Amac, Bwari area council. They reported that he had empowered over 300 women and made promises for further support.
The program also featured the plea of Saidu Suleiman, a driver from Royal Mass Transit, who claimed to have served the company for 15 years. He narrated an incident in which he had an accident while transporting passengers to Abakaliki. Allegedly, he was neglected by the company, receiving only N30,000 despite sustaining severe injuries, including the loss of a hand. The company proposed N500,000 instead of the demanded N3 million, seeking the intervention of the Ordinary President to ensure justice in the matter.
The Voice of the VoicelessOrdinary Ahmad Isah