By ONOGWU MUHAMMED
When national, state, or local governments make a concerted effort to solicit input from citizens and provide services to all of their constituents equally, they sow the seeds of stability and growth. When this is done within a framework of political and legal accountability, citizens increasingly trust state institutions to support and to treat all of them in an even-handed manner.
Governance is inclusive when it effectively serves and engages all people, takes into account all facets of personal identity and when institutions, policies, processes and services are accessible, accountable and responsive to all members of society.
Fostering governance that is inclusive is essential to advancing democratic values, including peaceful pluralism and respect for diversity, religion, human rights and equality before the law.
Governance affects how states manage complex challenges like inequality. Fostering governance that is more inclusive helps to ensure that responses to challenges at all levels leave no one behind. A focus on inclusion enables countries and states to unlock the potential of their diverse populations. This, no doubt is exactly what Governor Yahaya Bello is doing in Kogi State. The governor is fiercely transforming into an ideal radical leader with rare transformational attributes.
First, he brokered what would have snowballed into a civil war when sections of the country took up needless arsenals against themselves. With no one to speak in leadership, he rose to the podium calming nerves and dousing tension.
This week, he exhibited another ‘first’ by commissioning a Worship Centre for the Christian community in Kogi State Government House, Lokoja. This would have been a normal development but for the reality that the man in reference is not a Christian but a Muslim! What would have prompted this rarity?
Answer to this wouldn’t be far-fetched, given the governor’s strides in responding to national issues. A case in point was when he intervened to avert the strike action by the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria. So swift was he in showing leadership to the precarious situation that would have spelt doom for the nation of recent. Groups and individuals took out time to pour encomiums on his proactive postures.
Accolades and commendations trickled in from prominent bodies such as the Independent Petroleum Products Marketers, Arewa Youths Forum, Ijaw Youths Congress, Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide, Ikenga Foundation, Buhari Campaign Organisation and others.
Reacting to the governor’s decision to build a Worship Centre for Christians in Government House, President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev Samson Ayokunle described Governor Bello’s gesture as a demonstration of fairness, equity and justice which is quite rare in this part of the globe. He said it takes only leaders imbued with the spirit of godliness to build a house for God, especially in this era of mutual religious distrust.
Rev Ayokunle, while describing Bello as a “Friend of the Church”, called on the federal and other state governments to emulate the Kogi State governor’s approach to ensuring fairness and balance in the affairs of governance between every religious sect in the state, alluding that such steps have guaranteed peace in the state and for his government.
Nothing guarantees trust than being open to others’ sensitivity, interest and aspirations. This, Bello has exhibited in his decision to cite a worship center for the Christian brethren in the Government House, a development alien to common norms in this clime. Since the creation of the state, about 30 years ago, no trace of such gesture has ever been muted. The move by the governor speaks volume of respect for aspirations and belief.
And it takes governance anchored on fairness and inclusiveness for this happen. If not for anything, this leadership style must be engraved to serve as a reference template for other leaders and upcoming ones. The philosophy of leadership entails that whenever there is a problem, whoever that provides the solution becomes the leader.
The progressive spirit of Governor Bello gives an inkling of a radical and transformational leadership driven by change, developmental and democratic consciousness. His resolve to have a Cathedral in the Government House has not only encouraged plurality of voices but collective advances. This kind of thinking anchored on team spirit and character is driven by sincerity of purpose and responsibility that promotes and challenges human development as well as transformational leadership that gives all a sense of belonging and participation. It is inspirational, progressive, democratic and purposeful drive to human freedom and justice. Whoever seeks the benefit of all is always development and change oriented.
Everything in life is ruled by the law of legitimacy and inherent self-power. You cannot give what you don’t have. It takes principles to guarantee a predetermined and precise outcome. The decision to have a convergence for the worship of God is a demonstration of leadership preparedness motivated by the highest ideals of love, character, vision, dream, responsibility and principles to advance human freedom, dignity, honor and progress. And with this kind of thinking, a new Nigeria is a reality and Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello is on the verge of leading that spirit of a new Nigeria.
– Muhammed is Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Kogi State
List of Courses Offered by University of Calabar (UNICAL)
On this post i will cover the list of undergraduate courses/programmes offered at the University of Calabar (UNICAL Courses).
University of Calabar popularly Known as UNICAL is located in Cross River State Nigeria specifically in Calabar, this Institution is Recognized internationally as one of the best University in Nigeria.
Students always ask of the best schools in Nigeria, but on this post i won’t compare but recommend UNICAL as one of the best schools in Cross River and in Nigeria.
University of Calabar is recognized by National Universities Commission (NUC), Nigeria. UNICAL has being fully accredited.
UNICAL Courses and Programmes
- TOURISM STUDIES
- TECHNOLOGY AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
- SPECIAL EDUCATION
- SOIL SCIENCE
- SOCIAL WORK
- PURE CHEMISTRY
- PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
- PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION
- ELECTRONICS AND COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY
- ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
- ENGLISH AND LITERARY STUDIES
- ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
- ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
- FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE
- FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
- FORESTRY AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
- GENETICS AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
- GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
- THEATRE ARTS
- SCIENCE LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY
- RELIGIOUS STUDIES
- PUBLIC HEALTH TECHNOLOGY
- POLITICAL SCIENCE
- POLICY AND ADMINISTRATIVE STUDIES
- ADULT EDUCATION
- AGRIC-ECONOMICS AND EXTENSION
- AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND EDUCATION
- ANIMAL SCIENCE
- APPLIED CHEMISTRY
- APPLIED GEOPHYSICS
- BANKING AND FINANCE
- BUSINESS EDUCATION
- BUSINESS MANAGEMENT/ MANAGEMENT SCIENCE
- CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES
- CIVIL LAW
- COMPUTER SCIENCE
- DENTISTRY AND DENTAL SURGERY
- EDUCATION AND BIOLOGY
- EDUCATION AND CHEMISTRY
- EDUCATION AND ECONOMICS
- EDUCATION AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE
- EDUCATION AND FRENCH
- EDUCATION AND GEOGRAPHY
- EDUCATION AND HISTORY
- EDUCATION AND MATHEMATICS
- EDUCATION AND PHYSICS (EDU PHYSICS)
- EDUCATION AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
- EDUCATION AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
- EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SCIENCE
- EDUCATION AND SOCIAL STUDIES
- EDUCATION ARTS
- EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY
- EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND PLANNING
- EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS
- EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
- GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING
- HISTORY AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
- HOME ECONOMICS AND EDUCATION
- HUMAN ANATOMY
- HUMAN KINETICS AND HEALTH EDUCATION
- HUMAN NUTRITION AND DIETETICS
- HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
- LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
- LINGUISTICS AND COMMUNICATION STUDIES
- MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE
- MEDICINE AND SURGERY
- NURSING/NURSING SCEINCE
- ELECTRONIC AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ECT)
Faculties in University of Calabar (UNICAL)
I will also cover the list of Faculty in UNICAL on this post, follow and always visit Kogi Biography for latest update like when UNICAL pre-degree form will be out, Jamb form, and i will aso educate on how to pay acceptance fee and school fees in University of Calabar.
- Faculty of Biological Sciences
- Faculty of Physical Sciences
- Faculty of Engineering and Technology
- faculty of Environmental Sciences
- Faculty of Pharmacy
- Faculty of Agriculture, forestry and Wildlife Management
- Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences
- Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
- Faculty of Dentistry
- Faculty of Medicine
- Institute of Oceanography
- Bassey Andah Institute for African and Asian Studies
- Graduate School
- University of Calabar Consultancy Services
- Faculties of Management Sciences
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Social Sciences
- Faculty of Arts
- Institute of Public Policy and Administration
- Faculty of Law
Unical Sug: Director of Information IN Collaboration With Hunters Foundation
Unical Director of Information Joseph Egidi in Collaboration With Hunters Foundation to present “a one day campaign against social vices and youth restiveness”.
Social vices are deviant and immoral behaviours such as rape, drug addiction, evil, murder, examination malpractice, thuggery, cultism, kidnapping, admission racketeering and many other moral decadence rising amongst us.
Restiveness on the other hand, is a condition where one is unable to stay still, and unwilling to be controlled; most especially because one feels bored or unsatisfied with the state of affairs. Youth restiveness is therefore a condition in which youths are seemingly uncontrollable because the state of affairs in a nation or society is unsatisfactory.
Social vices and youth restiveness are fast becoming national and global trends. They cut across: ethnic nationalities, races and even religious cleavages. Some of them include
but not limited to examination malpractice, indecent dressing and prostitution, political
thuggery, cultism, drug addiction, targeted assassinations, armed robbery, pipe-line
vandalism, vandalism of electricity installations and cyber crimes.
These vices are at variance to social norms and values which include beliefs, attitudes, honesty, hard work, customs and traditions, ideals, skills and taboos which a society cherishes and passes on from one generation to another via formal and informal education.
The University of Calabar under the ever agile leadership of Prof Florence Banku Obi; the first female Vice-Chancellor of the institution is taking an intolerable look at these deviant behaviours as necessary apparatuses have been put in place to fish out perpetrators of such behaviours, if any, within the university community and bring them to book.
On the other hand, the distinguished Dean of students, Dr. Tony Enyang; the Ag. Chief Security Officer, SP. Usani Etim Okon(rtd) and the Students’ Union Government(SUG) representatives under the result oriented President, Comr. Ugah James Ugah have been workaholic and assiduous to functions.
As students representatives, we’ve heard most of these vices mentioned above are perpetuated by unscrupulous elements within the university. Therefore, without any equivocation, we’ve decided to launch this campaign to enlighten Nigerian students(Malabites & Malabresses).
The campaign is scheduled as follows:
Date: Thurs 15th April, 2021
Meeting Point: Main Gate
Time: 10:00 Am
Credit: Joseph Egidi!!!
Rapper AKA’s fiancé falls to her death in tragic incident in Cape Town
Questions trending on Social media, asking if Rapper AKA’s fiancé Nelli Tembe, is dead ? A source reveals to Kogi Biography that Nelli Tembe died in a tragic incident in Cape Town. she allegedly fell to her death from the five-star Pepper club Hotel in Cape Town, on Sunday, April 11, 2021.
Although information was not clearly given about the incident, but the Western Cape SA Police spokesperson, Captain Fredierick van Wyk, stated that the occurrence is being investigated.
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