An Indian-based Muslim group, Anjuman e-Haideri, has offered to bear the full medical cost of treating the leader of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat.
El-Zakzaky and his wife were, on Monday, flown out to India where they are expected to undergo treatment for multiple health conditions.
They were received by medical doctors and wheeled into Medanta Hospital, New Delhi, upon arrival yesterday morning.
However, Anjuman e-Haideri Islamic group, in a letter signed by the General Secretary, Mr. Bahadur Naqvi, and addressed to the Managing Director and Chief Surgeon of Medanta Hospital, Dr. Naresh Trehan, offered to foot all the medical costs incurred by El-Zakzakys in India.
A copy of the letter, dated August 12, 2019 read: “Maulana Ibrahim Al-Zakzaky, who is a prominent Shi’a Muslim leader having a large following worldwide, will be treated in your hospital.
“The Executive Committee of Anjuman e-Haideri, Jor Bagh, New Delhi, by the direction of our Chief Patron, Maulana Kalbe Jawad Naqvi, has decided unanimously to bear all the medical costs incurred in India for his treatment. Kindly consider our request, do the needful and oblige.”
66 years old El-Zakzaky suffers from Ischaemic heart disease, chronic hypertension, right eye severe visual impairment with progressive open glaucoma, mental toxicity, lead poisoning, among other illnesses.
Cabals Are Not Controlling My Govt — Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has struck out claims of a cabal influencing decisions in his government.
First Lady, Aisha Buhari has been claiming for a while now that a cabal is controlling her husband’s government.
President Buhari in an interview with The Interview Newspaper stated that he’s the only one that took an oath for the office of the President and can exercise the power that comes with it.
He said: “I was the one who went round the country on campaigns, and I was the one voted into office as President, twice. No one else did, and no one else took the oath of office, and can exercise the powers of a President.”
Reps Ask Service Chiefs To Resign Immediately
Members of the House of Representatives today passed a vote of no confidence on all the service chiefs, asking them to either resign their positions immediately or be sacked by President Buhari.
The lawmakers made the call during its plenary in Abuja Wednesday, January 29th.
While debating on the nation’s rising insecurity, a member of the House, Abubakar Fulata, informed his colleagues that the service chiefs had outlived their usefulness and that it will be to the detriment of the country if these men keep doing the same thing repeatedly and expect a different result in tackling the security challenges Nigeria is grappling with.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, thereafter put the question to the lawmakers whether the service chiefs should resign and leave their offices or be sacked. Although there was a divide among the members in their response, majority of the lawmakers answered in the affirmative and the resolution was passed.
The service chiefs include the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, Chief of Naval Staff, and the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadiq Abubakar. They were appointed in July 2015.
NYSC Approves N33,000 Monthly Allowance For Corps Members
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has increased the monthly allowance of corps members to N33, 000.
Corps members were getting N19, 800 until the latest review.
Director General of NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, announced the increase during a working visit to the NYSC secretariat in Bauchi.
He said the increase is in line with the new minimum wage approved by the federal government.
In a statement on the official Facebook page of NYSC, Ibrahim informed provisions for the new allowance have been made in the 2020 budget and “payment would commence as soon as funds are released by the appropriate authorities”.
The DG had pledged the monthly allowance of corps members would be increased “immediately the federal government starts the payment of the new minimum wage”.
“Your monthly allowance would be increased immediately the Federal Government starts the payment of the new minimum wage to all public servants nationwide,” he said in an address delivered at the NYSC orientation camp in Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos.
“Efforts are in top gear at all levels to ensure adequate welfare for all corps members.”
President Muhammadu Buhari signed the new minimum wage bill into law in April 2019.