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The Equipment Leasing Association of Nigeria (ELAN) is advocating for leasing for inclusive growth in Nigeria as it is a creative financing alternative that has grown and established globally which facilitates easy access to capital equipment.

In a press release made available to the press, ELAN stated that leasing is an imposing industry in...

The Equipment Leasing Association of Nigeria (ELAN) is advocating for leasing for inclusive growth in Nigeria as it is a creative financing alternative that has grown and established globally which facilitates easy access to capital equipment.

In a press release made available to the press, ELAN stated that leasing is an imposing industry in terms of scope and size as leasing tends to meet the diverse equipment needs of the users. The unique attributes of leasing continue to endear it to the market. The whole essence of leasing is to enhance the planning, improvement and development of any economy by building and supporting productive ventures.

Leasing, according to ELAN, has been making significant contribution to the development of the Nigerian economy. “Today, the impact of leasing is felt in all sectors and with current economic realities in the country, leasing is apt in stimulating employment, creating wealth and enhancing inclusive growth,” the statement added.

In order to further propagate these developmental attributes of leasing, the Equipment Leasing Association of Nigeria (ELAN), is holding its 17th National Lease Conference in Benin-City, Edo State.

The national lease conference is the biggest gathering of stakeholders in the leasing industry, which provides a major platform for engagement on pertinent issues affecting the development of the leasing industry and economy, exploring opportunities as well as promoting business networking. The theme for this year’s conference is “Promoting Leasing for Inclusive Growth”.

According to the Executive Secretary of ELAN, Andrew Emonuwa, the conference is packaged to stimulate valuable investments for sustainable growth and development in our national economy. “Essentially, it is expected to further entrench the value propositions of equipment leasing to developmental initiatives, explore the emerging opportunities in our national economy and create effective platform for business networking”.

“Also, the conference will provide direct engagement platform to tap into the new horizon of Edo State’s Benin Industrial Park (BIP) and Agricultural business development initiatives. In recent years, the State is fast turning into a major hub for enormous business opportunities for leasing, this is a major attraction point for investment for the industry.

Expected at the conference, according to the Executive Secretary are high net worth professionals and organisations from within and outside leasing industry including Government MDAs, Financial Institutions, Investors (both local and foreign), Equipment Vendors, Service Providers, Professional Firms, Business Community, Leasing Professionals etc, with renowned experts discussing relevant topics that would further engender the contributions of leasing to the development of the Nigerian economy.

¬The Secretary therefore called on all relevant stakeholders to be a part of this great event to leverage onbusiness networking opportunities, leasing value propositions and market dynamics. He reiterated that the conference offers a veritable platform to further enhance corporate visibility and get businesses more connected to their target markets.

The conference shall be held on Thursday, 21st November, 2019 at Golden Tulip Hotel, GRA, Benin City, Edo State....

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  1.   23 October 2019
  2.   observer

BENIN CITY – As the World stood still last Sunday in honour of the 3rd Coronation /Birthday Anniversary of the highly revered Benin Monarch, His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Oba Ewuare II, Oba of Benin, the Neo Black Movement of Africa (Worldwide), Benin Zone has felicitated with the monarch, describing him as a ‘Monarch par...

BENIN CITY – As the World stood still last Sunday in honour of the 3rd Coronation /Birthday Anniversary of the highly revered Benin Monarch, His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Oba Ewuare II, Oba of Benin, the Neo Black Movement of Africa (Worldwide), Benin Zone has felicitated with the monarch, describing him as a ‘Monarch par Excellence’

In a Press release signed and issued by its Chapter ‘s President, Ambassador Osaretin Blessed, the NBM of Africa Benin Zone extolled the Oba for his uncommon wisdom, which the NBM leader opined has brought about honour, respect, humility and unprecedented development in the state.

Ambassador Osaretin described the monarch as paragon of excellence, a model worthy of emulation, adding that Oba Ewuare II has championed the course of development in Edo State and the World at large.

He stressed that “His Royal Majesty’s love for humanity, particularly Edo state and the country has brought about overwhelming serenity and progress in the land”.

While acknowledging the monarch’s effort geared towards championing the course of black civilisation across the globe, the Movement joined Benins at home and in diaspora to pray for God’s continuous guidance, protection for the monarch whose reign it said has brought uncommon peace to the people.

In a related development, NBM Benin Zone has eulogised the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki and his deputy Comrade Philip Shaibu over their dispositions in bringing good governance across the three senatorial districts in the State.

Its enjoined the people of the state to remain unwavering in their continuous support for the present government in order to achieve its social contract with the people.

The Benin Zonal Chapter of NBM also lauded Rt Hon Ogbeide Ihama, member representing Oredo Federal Constituency who is also the House Committee Chairman on Culture and Tourism as well as Hon Osazee Ero, Edo State Commissioner for Art, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora Affairs on their doggedness and resilience in ensuring that Edo State hosted the 2019 National Festival Of Art And Culture.

The body however appealed to all Edolites to massively turn out enmass to showcase it’s rich and encharming cultural heritage with a view to participating in the NAFEST programme, just as its charged the good people of Edo State to be receptive and hospitable to visitors throughout the period in the state.

The NBM Benin Zone also admonished youths across the state to shun all forms of social vices capable of undermining the progress of the state, maintaining that no meaningful development can thrive in an environment that is devoid of peace and harmony.

To ensure Tranquility in the state before, during and after the NAFEST Activities, the movement further reiterated its resolve to continually partner with the state government, security agencies and other critical stakeholders in the security sector towards achieving peace, tranquility and progress in the state....

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  1.   22 October 2019
  2.   observer

BENIN CITY – As the World stood still last Sunday in honour of the 3rd Coronation/Birthday Anniversary of the highly revered Benin Monarch, His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Oba Ewuare II, Oba of Benin, the Neo Black Movement of Africa (Worldwide), Benin Zone has felicitated with the monarch, describing him as a ‘Monarch par...

BENIN CITY – As the World stood still last Sunday in honour of the 3rd Coronation/Birthday Anniversary of the highly revered Benin Monarch, His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Oba Ewuare II, Oba of Benin, the Neo Black Movement of Africa (Worldwide), Benin Zone has felicitated with the monarch, describing him as a ‘Monarch par Excellence’.

In a Press release signed and issued by its Chapter’s President, Ambassador Osaretin Blessed, the NBM of Africa Benin Zone extolled the Oba for his uncommon wisdom, which the NBM leader opined has brought about honour, respect, humility and unprecedented development in the state.

Ambassador Osaretin described the monarch as paragon of excellence, a model worthy of emulation, adding that Oba Ewuare II has championed the course of development in Edo State and the World at large.

He stressed that “His Royal Majesty’s love for humanity, particularly Edo state and the country has brought about overwhelming serenity and progress in the land”.

While acknowledging the monarch’s effort geared towards championing the course of black civilisation across the globe, the Movement joined Benins at home and in diaspora to pray for God’s continuous guidance, protection for the monarch whose reign, it said, has brought uncommon peace to the people.

In a related development, NBM Benin Zone has eulogised the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu over their dispositions in bringing good governance across the three senatorial districts in the State.

Its enjoined the people of the state to remain unwavering in their continuous support for the present government in order to achieve its social contract with the people.

The Benin Zonal Chapter of NBM also lauded Rt. Hon Ogbeide Ihama, member representing Oredo Federal Constituency who is also the House Committee Chairman on Culture and Tourism as well as Hon Osazee Ero, Edo State Commissioner for Art, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora Affairs on their doggedness and resilience in ensuring that Edo State hosted the 2019 National Festival Of Art And Culture.

The body however appealed to all Edolites to massively turn out enmass to showcase it’s rich and encharming cultural heritage with a view to participating in the NAFEST programme, just as its charged the good people of Edo State to be receptive and hospitable to visitors throughout the period in the state.

The NBM Benin Zone also admonished youths across the state to shun all forms of social vices capable of undermining the progress of the state, maintaining that no meaningful development can thrive in an environment that is devoid of peace and harmony.

To ensure Tranquility in the state before, during and after the NAFEST Activities, the movement further reiterated its resolve to continually partner with the state government, security agencies and other critical stakeholders in the security sector towards achieving peace, tranquility and progress in the state....

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  1.   22 October 2019
  2.   observer

BENIN CITY- Edo State Deputy Governor Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu has urged youths to hold their destinies in their own hands, assuring of government’s readiness to actualize the 2020 continuity project to prevent the attempt to slide the state into reverse gear of governance.

Comrade Shaibu took this stand when he played host,...

BENIN CITY- Edo State Deputy Governor Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu has urged youths to hold their destinies in their own hands, assuring of government’s readiness to actualize the 2020 continuity project to prevent the attempt to slide the state into reverse gear of governance.

Comrade Shaibu took this stand when he played host, separately elected councillors from Etsako Central Local Government and leaders from the eighteen legislative councils of the State. The councillors said they were in Government House on behalf of their wards to pledge their loyalty and support to governance of continuity led by Mr Godwin Obaseki.

Shaibu told his visitors that the vision to take Edo State to greater heights was activated through the vision of immediate past Governor of the state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole in 2008 when he built infrastructure in schools in what was known as the red roof revolution in the education sector.

He revealed that the policy had already been taken to higher heights in the education and other sectors of the state’s economy where giant strides are being made with the attraction of investments due to the prevailing peace and security in the state.

Observing that Nigeria has never lacked intellectuals who identity problems but the implementation, he said, has always been the bane of the country.

Shaibu stated that the Oshiomhole legacies built upon through the government of continuity was working in the state, adding that education has been taken to a higher level through the Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation (Edo- BEST) programme which allowes teachers to use computer tablets as teaching tools.

According to him, teachers received training and retraining which improves efficiency, leading to a much earlier reading process of primary one pupils in their first term of study.

This enacted policy, he said, has led to the “Best Performing Governor in Nigeria Award” to Mr. Godwin Obaseki by the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT).

Praising the 6th Edo State House of Assembly (EDHA) for enacting laws which removed illegality and impunity, the Deputy Governor said the state was not ready to condone individuals who celebrated their billionaire status through the collection of revenue.

He observed, “Agberoism will not continue this time around. We need to clean up the system, create civility to attract business inline with our promise to Edo people.

“Youths should come to the reality that their destiny is in their hands. The future is already theirs through the redesign and rejigging of the system to work through policies built with enacted laws so as not to put the future of the state in the reverse gear.”

Shaibu stated that the state had actualized it’s pledge of creating 200,000 jobs through the provision of a conducive enabling environment which allowes businesses to thrive.

He reiterated that government was keen at driving development in a conducive environment which eradicated the stress and harassment market women encountered during the double ticketing era.

Same he said applied to the phasing out of the Community Development Association (CDA) and the non payment of salaries at local government level which he vowed must not be allowed to resurface.

He frowned at the idea of people becoming rich through dubious means, saying “Government is ready for you to be a billionaire to the extent that you are willing to use entrepreneurial and other government openings to get this, not using taxpayers money through revenue collection.

“Pensioners no longer wear black but white because revenue is well utilized, they are paid as soon as they retire which has helped to prevent their early death.

“This message should be passed on to the grassroots that they can build without the fear of molestation, pay tax in markets without fear of flogging and molestation which is barbaric.”

He urged the legislators to support their chairmen to carry out development through legislative approvals.

Executive Chairman Etsako Central Local Government Area, Hon. John Osi Akhigbe said his council area was standing with the governor, his deputy and the All progressives Congress Party (APC) in leading the state to the next level.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Edo State Deputy Governor and one of the Leaders, Etsako Central Local Government Council Area, Comrade Ebomhiana Musa said a good product advertises itself, adding that people get the message based on what they see.

He said, “Edo is a moving train…Edo is working…Edo is work in progress and Edo people know it. Paraphrasing the popular saying of the late K.O Mbadiwe, he noted that when the time cames for voting, that is when people would know Edo people’s strength of purpose and doing the needful at the appropriate time.

Leader Etsako Central Local Government Council Legislative Arm, Hon. Anthony Iluobe said they were in Government House to attest to the visible stand of government and need for continuity....

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  1.   22 October 2019
  2.   observer

Former Edo State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, and current Senior Technical Assistant on Print Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr. Louis Odion, has said that Edo State’s hosting of the 2020 National Sports Festival is a massive endorsement by the Federal Government of the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration.

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Former Edo State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, and current Senior Technical Assistant on Print Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr. Louis Odion, has said that Edo State’s hosting of the 2020 National Sports Festival is a massive endorsement by the Federal Government of the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration.

Odion said this while addressing journalists in Benin City, the Edo State capital.

According to him, “Edo’s hosting of the 2020 National Sports Festival is significant in the sense that it is happening two years after the return of the festival. It is a massive endorsement by the Federal Government on what is going on in Edo State.

“The work at Samuel Ogbemudia stadium is world-class. I have also gone around, and I am impressed by what is going on in the place. I thought I was somewhere in Lekki when I was in GRA with the Skyscraper at the Secretariat. That place laid derelict for over four decades. The governor didn’t start by awarding contract. He went ahead to work on the monument which I am told will be put to use soon.”

“Late Samuel Ogbemudia started work on the project. It was later abandoned and Governor Obaseki came to transform the waste to wealth. It is something everybody should commend. If it was your money, you won’t allow it go to waste. That is the kind of value we want to see. There is value for money under Governor Obaseki from what I can see. I don’t toy with my words, anything I say I mean it,” he added.

Recall that the Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, during inspection of ongoing refurbishment of facilities at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, in Benin City, applauded Governor Obaseki on his administration’s commitment to deepen sports development by investing in the revamp of the stadium and other sporting facilities in the state.

He expressed satisfaction with the progress on the project, which is in the final stage of completion, noting that the state is prepared for the hosting of 2020 sports Festival in Edo State....

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  1.   22 October 2019
  2.   observer
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