AUGUST,2022 Bulletin


Yobe State Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni Flagged Off the Distribution Of Animal Traction Livelihood Support to 356 Beneficiaries Across the 178 Political Wards of the 17 Local Government Areas of Yobe State.

The occasion which took place at Dikumari in Damaturu attracted top government functionaries, politicians, traditional rulers, farmers, women, and youths, among others.

Speaking at the ceremony, Governor Buni said the program is aimed at boosting agricultural production to achieve food sufficiency and security and enhance economic growth.

He said agriculture is the major preoccupation of the people of the state, thus, this administration would consolidate the policy on agriculture to improve production for local consumption and economic empowerment.

……”government would continue to support our farmers with all necessary inputs to fast track the post insurgency recovery of this administration’’.

“We would continue to partner with local, international and other support group to improve agriculture, food security and economic empowerment of our people”.

The Governor noted that the government has recently launched the sale of fertilizer at a highly subsidized rate to serve as incentives to make agriculture both attractive and profitable to the people across the state.

The animal traction support programs consist of a pair of healthy bulls and plough to two beneficiaries from each of the 178 political wards in the state, making 356 beneficiaries across the state, he added.

Alhaji Mai Mala Buni disclosed that the program has targeted the poor, vulnerable, orphans, widows, and people with special needs to provide them with sustainable means of the lively hood, adding that the beneficiaries were selected through socially inclusive, transparent, and community participation that carries everyone on board.

He further congratulated the beneficiaries of the inputs urging them to make good use of the materials for maximum benefit to argument their means of livelihood.

The Governor also warned that government would not tolerate any act of diversion or sale of the empowered materials.

In her welcome address, the Commissioner, Ministry of Agriculture, and Natural Resources, Dr. Mairo Amshi said this program is to empower the local farmers to boost their agricultural production to become self-reliant.

She commended the governor for giving priority to the vulnerable person in the scheme.


 Governor Mai Mala Buni has assured to continue to implement policies and programmes that have direct bearing on people in the state.

The governor gave the assurance when  members of the Christian Unity Forum from Yobe South Senatorial District and the Catholic Community in the state, paid him a solidarity and thank you, visit at the Banquet Hall, Government House, Damaturu.

Hon Mai Mala Buni said, he would leave no stone unturned in his drive towards fulfilling his  campaign promises, adding that, most of the projects promised during his campaign were completed, while some are at various stages of completion.

Buni assured that the government would continue to be just and fair to all citizens without recourse to religious and ethnic backgrounds of groups and individuals.

He commended the Christian community in the state for the support and encouragement for the support it has rendering to his administration since he assumed office.

Earlier in his remarks, Convener of the occasion, Mr. Emmanuel Degubi JP, SSA to Governor Buni on Interfaith, said the visit was to show solidarity to the governor in return for the implementation and execution of policies and programmes that have positive impact on the electorates.

Also speaking, the Coordinator, Christian Pilgrims in the state, Mr. Adamu Yahaya Koya JP, on behalf of the Christian in the state who performed this year’s pilgrimage, thanked the governor for sponsoring and ensuring that the Yobe pilgrims performed the exercise successfully.

Mr. Koya expressed personal appreciation to the governor for appointing him a coordinator without even knowing him, which according to him is a clear testimonial to governor Buni’s fairness in administering the state.

Mr. Koya assured the governor that pilgrimage exercise was successful, further expressing the goodwill of the pilgrims and also reiterated the unalloyed support of the entire Christian community in state to the administration of Governor Mai Mala Buni.


Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State, and his counter parts of Borno and Adamawa, recently travelled to Japan on a study tour of the Hiroshima recovery process of the post-1945 Atomic bomb destructions.

    The tour which was coordinated by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Japanese International Corporation Agency (JICA) was to equip governments of the three states with a sustainable post-insurgency recovery process.

    Governors Buni, Zulum, and the representative of the Adamawa state government, noted that the Hiroshima experience would contribute in fast-tracking peace-building and recovery efforts in the Post Boko Haram insurgency era in their respective states.

    Governor Buni also discussed areas of interest to the state which according to him included education, agriculture, humanitarian and livelihood support as well as youth empowerment and skills acquisition.

    The delegation also had discussions on the Japan-Nigeria Parliamentary Friendship league, a lecture series on the history of Hiroshima, peace-building, and recovery.

    The delegation also paid a courtesy visit to the Vice President of JICA, the Deputy Governor of Hiroshima city, and the Nigeria Ambassador to Japan.

    Governor Buni of Yobe State my was accompanied by the Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Dr. Abubakar Garba Iliya, and the Managing Director of the North East Development Corporation (NEDC).



   Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has reiterated his commitment to the prompt payment of salaries to civil servants in the state.

The governor made this known while commenting on the outcome of a survey conducted by BUDGET, an independent civil organization, on the payment of salaries in Nigeria.

    The report of the survey which covers up to July 2022 captured Yobe as one of the states that do not owe their civil servants salaries.

Governor Buni said his administration has been committed and consistent not in payment of salaries but also implementation of developmental projects and programmes and would maintain the tempo.

    He reassured that despite the state’s meager resources, “payment of salaries will remain a priority.

He said;“This administration will continue to observe prudence, accountability, and transparency in all its transactions and We are committed to ensuring that we never fail in payment of salary to our workers,”

Hon Buni however urged civil servants on the payrolls of the state and local government to reciprocate the government’s commitment through hard work, dedication and productivity, adding that

…..government and citizens have great roles to play towards uplifting the lives of the people and creating a state of collective dreams.

    It could be recalled that the BUDGET in 2020 scored Yobe state, as the second best state in Capital Budget Expenditure in Nigeria.



Yobe state Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni has assured to deliver the state to the All Progressives Congress in the 2023 General elections.

    He gave the assurance in Damaturu while commissioning the State office of the Tinubu/Shettima Independent Campaign Organization.

    Governor Buni said “Yobe state is APC and APC is Yobe state, we will maintain this beautiful relationship between APC and Yobe state by delivering all offices to the party through transparent, credible, and acceptable elections.

“The crowd here at the inauguration of the office is evident of the people’s love for the party.

“Today we are commissioning the office preparatory to the commencement of the campaigns as scheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)” .

    Governor Buni reassured the APC Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and the Vice Presidential candidate Kashim Shettima, of total victory in Yobe state.

    The Governor commended the people of the state for keeping faith with the APC.

    Meanwhile, the Chairman of the organization Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi Jajimaji urged the governor and other party chieftains to support the organization for the victory of the party and its candidates.

“The organization needs logistics support in preparation for the campaigns,” Jajimaji said.



 In its efforts to boost healthcare service delivery in all the health institutions across the state Governor, Mai Mala Buni, has approved the employment of 134 graduates of Shehu Sule College of Nursing and Midwifery,

   This is contained in a release issued by the Director General, Media and Press Affairs to the Governor, Alhaji Mamman Mohamed, said the Governor approved the employment of 12 nurses, 67 indigenous graduates of Midwifery, and 55 community nurses who graduated from the Shehu Sule College.

 Similarly, the governor also approved the placement of 167 student nurses at the college on a monthly allowance of N10,000.

. According to the governor, the investment in the Health personnel was to provide adequately qualified manpower to man existing and newly established health institutions in the state.

He noted that government would provide qualified personnel in all the health facilities to provide quality services to the people.

The Governor charged the new employees to be dedicated to duty and to serve the people diligently to justify government investment in them.


His Excellency the Executive Governor of Yobe state, Hon Mai Mala Buni, felicitates with the good people of Yobe state as it turns 31 years old today.

The Governor commended previous leaders and the people of the state for their individual and collective contributions towards placing the state on the path of peace and development.

He said each and every one of the past leaders made generous contribution to make Yobe state what it is today, while the people extended their support and cooperation’s to the building of the state.

“As leaders of the state at various times, you have made tremendous contributions to the state that makes us all proud” he said.

Governor Buni also commended good people of Yobe state both at home and in the Diaspora for their support and contributions to the various administrations in the state.

“I specially commend you all for your resilience, support and cooperation in building our dear state.

“Your strong resilience has spurred this administration towards speedy building and recovery of the state after the decade long Boko Haram insurgency” he said.

Governor Buni thanked Almighty Allah for the peace now enjoyed across the state, urging the people to continue praying for improved peace and security in the state.

The Governor said the support extended to his administration enabled government to rebuild schools, establish more health facilities, housing, road construction and completion of the cargo airport among others.

He assured that his administration will continue to execute people oriented projects and programmes to improve the lives of the people.

The Governor prayed for more years with improved peace, security, prosperity and speedy development of the state.

Mamman Mohammed

DG, Press and Media Affairs


In fulfillment of the promise made by, Governor Mai Mala Buni, to the family of late Sheik Aisami Goni, the Acting Head of the Civil Service, Alhaji Garba Bilal, has today presented letters of appointment to the two Children of the late Islamic Cleric.

Alh. Garba Bilal, said during the presentation of the employment letters to the beneficiaries, the gesture would cushion hardships the family is likely to encounter following the demise of the cleric.

It could be recalled that Governor Mai Mala Buni had during a condolence visit to the family directed for the offer of automatic employment to two sons of the late Sheik Goni Aisami, who was killed in cold blood last Friday, along Nguru-Gashua road by two alleged suspected military personnel.


Information Officer

Office of the Head of Service


 Governor Mai Mala Buni, had recently met with Yobe state indigenes studying at the Glocal University in Saharanpur, Utta Pradesh, India.

The governor, who was represented by the deputy governor Hon Idi Barde Gubana,   led a delegation to Glocal University, India to interface with the students in an effort to assess the progress and challenges the students are encountering in the school.

He urged the students to be guided by ethical values, good conduct, moral behavior, as well as compliance to acceptable norms of India, adding that

The government and people of Yobe would be proud of you if you graduate and would contribute immensely to fixing manpower shortage in our state workforce.

Aminu Usma

Office of the Deputy Governor,

Government House


The University of Maiduguri,,, recently organized a maiden special convocation ceremony, to honor a distinguished elder statesman and chairman and chief executive officer of Oriental Energy Resources Limited, Alh (Dr) Mohammad Indimi.

Yobe state Deputy governor, Hon Idi Barde Gubana, represented governor Mai Mala Buni, where he congratulated the celebrant, Alh(Dr) Mohammad Indimi over well- deserved honor and recognition for the award of honorary doctorate degree bestowed on him by the University of Maiduguri.

In his address at the occasion, the vice-chancellor, University, Prof. Aliyu Shugaba, said the conferment of the honorary doctorate degree on Alh (Dr.). Mohammad Indimiata special convocation ceremony was done strictly in line with guidelines, procedures and criteria for the award of honor by the University.

Prof. Shugaba noted that the initiative behind honoring the benevolent personality is to showcase his remarkable achievements and contributions to the development of the institution and humanity in general.

He further emphasized that the gesture was to encourage as well as challenge other individuals to emulate the philanthropic passion of the celebrant especially in supporting the vulnerable in the society and educational development.

The Vice Chancellor appealed for the urgent intervention of well-meaning individuals and groups to proper solutions to lingering crises bedeviling the university.

The occasion was handsomely attended by dignitaries from across the spheres of politics and economy, among who were, professor Ibrahim Gambari chief of staff to do the President, who represented president Muhammadu Buhari.

Others were former president Olusegun Obasanjo, the first lady, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, shehu of borno, emirs of bauchi and Fika respectively.

Aminu Usman

Office of the Deputy Governor,

Government House


Governor Mai Mala Buni has reiterated the commitment of his administration towards pursuance of enhanced productivity of civil servants, through capacity building, with special focus on training and retraining of the manpower within the state and beyond.

The governor stated this today, while declaring open a 3-day workshop for civil servants in Damaturu,

Represented by the Acting Head of the Civil Service, Alhaji Garba Bilal, Governor Buni said the workshop was to train participants on office procedure, memorandum writing and minting, for administrative and planning officers on grades level 13 – 14.

He explained that the workshop was to further actualize the goals of his administration which places premium on capacity building and manpower development for effective and efficient policy formulation as well as service delivery in the Civil Service,

The Governor explained that in a bid to urgently address the prevailing predicaments within the state civil service, government has engaged the services of retired civil servants with track records of excellent service and performance to serve as resource persons as an interim measure to address the identified gaps for efficient service delivery.

He further charged participants to pay rapt attention to the presentations by resource persons and contribute meaningfully to the discussions.

Earlier in his remarks, the Permanent Secretary, Public Service, Alhaji Bukar kilo, who stood in for the head of the civil service, thanked governor Mai Mala Buni, for granting approval for the conduct of workshop, further appreciating the resource persons and facilitators for obliging to contribute to the development of the state civil service even in retirement.

Alhassan Sule Mamudo

Information Officer

Office of the Head of Service


The Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education in the state, Dr. Muhammad Sani Idriss, has said that lack of passion and qualified teachers are the reasons for the failing standard of education in the state.

He made the assertion recently while delivering a lecture on exemplary school and some of the factors for the falling of standard of education in the state, held at Government Girls college Damaturu.

The commissioner therefore charged principals to always be dedicated and punctual in discharging their responsibilities.

Dr. Sani Idriss said an exemplary school is a school that meets the yearnings and aspirations of parents, inculcates values and models that bring changes in the society and the citizenry, others he said included proper supervision, setting out modalities, supervision of works and students, mode and manner of teaching, lesson plans prepared by teachers and duties of non-academic staff among others.

He enumerated some issues that must be solved by all principals in their respective schools such as scheme of work, staff movement register attendance register as well as record keeping and visitor’s book.

The Commissioner identified government’s incentives to renowned teachers with self-imposed discipline, the need for legislation of sever penal law against educational crimes and corruption across all government stakeholders of education in the state.

Dr. Sani Idriss urged the principals to go through the manual given to them as a duty for them to revive the education and also imbie the culture of visiting educational sites to learn new things to apply to their schools.

Earlier, permanent secretary of the ministry, Hamidu A. Alhaji, said the aim of the event was to improve teaching and learning in schools across the state, adding that principals should use the opportunity to benefit from the Commissioner’s wealth of experience.

Also speaking, the executive secretary, science and technical schools board, Dr. Dauda Muhammad Atiyaye, charged the principals to live up to expectations.


The commissioner, ministry of home affairs information and culture, Alhaji Muhammad Lamin, has expressed optimism that training of journalists would go a long way in engaging the media to carry out their functions of educating, informing and disseminating accurate information around covid-19 vaccines issues to the people.

The commissioner said this at the opening ceremony of a two training workshop, for journalists in the state on misinformation around COVID 19 vaccines, organized by Mercy Corps in partnership with the ministry of information.

Represented by the director information services, Hajiya Husna Ibrahim, the comm. said the government of Hon. Mai Mala Buni places priority on health care delivery, especially the global fight against covid-19 pandemic which has affected global economy and general wellbeing of the people, stressing that efforts are geared towards checking the spread of the virus in the state.

Alhaji Lamin said

..Vaccination is ongoing but a lot of vaccine wastage is being recorded where he lamented that this was attributable to low turnout of people for vaccination due to misinformation, disinformation or and common wrong beliefs around the vaccine.

To change this narrative according to the commissioner, the media must use avenues available to educate and spread reliable, adequate and accurate information about COVID 19 and it’s vaccines.’’

He further disclosed that various activities and interventions especially in the areas of advocacy and sensitization by medical and social mobilization teams are carried out in the communities to improve vaccine intake.

Lamin stated that government welcomes partners who are ready to key in to its policies and programmes aimed at improving the well-being of the people of the State, and as such the training was important and timely.

The training according to Mercy Corps, communication and learning specialist, Mrs. Grace Oguntade was to help educate and equip media professionals in the state with more knowledge with a view to bridging information gaps and increase vaccine confidence, acceptance and uptake.

Also in his remarks, the Mercy Corps Programme Manager for Social Behavioral Change Communication (SBCC), Sabiu Suleiman Shehu said, “Mercy Corps in partnership with the Yobe State Ministry of Home Affairs, Information and Culture organized the event in order to train key public information officers, journalists and social media influencers on misinformation about vaccine access in the state”.

   Participants were drawn from various media houses of the State, National Dailies and NTA as well as Special Assistants to the governor on Social Media.



The Executive Secretary Yobe State Primary Healthcare Board, Dr. Babagana Kundi Machina has flagged off Rota virus vaccination campaign, integrated with Covid-19 strategy at the PHCC Gwange, Damaturu, Yobe State.

The Executive Secretary Yobe State Primary Healthcare Board, Dr. Babagana Kundi Machina in his remarks on behalf of the government appreciated the Governor and all the partners.

You will recall that on 10th December 2021, we flagged off the optimized SCALE 2.0 strategy to ramp up integrated COVID-19 vaccination and other PHC services, with this strategy, our State coverage for the first dose of COVID-19 vaccination increased from about 9% to 22% as of 10th August 2022. These figures represent over a 13% increase in coverage during the first phase.

Furthermore, as of 10th August 2022, the number of eligible persons who are fully vaccinated in the state stands at over 625.537.

This progress is attributable to the support provided by our implementing partners. Traditional and Religious leaders but more especially the dedication and tenacity of our frontline health workers as well as service users who come forward to be immunized.

He stated that although the progress we recorded with the optimized SCALE 2.0 implementation is appreciable, our strategic review showed that there has also been low COVID-19 risk perception which needs to be overcome for us to see improved vaccine uptake.

Speaking at occasion, the executive chairman of Damaturu local government council, Bukar Adamu, Commended governor Mai Mala Buni for the huge support and investment in the health sector which according to him is impacting positively on the lives of the citizens.

While delivering her goodwill message, Grace Oguntade Communication and learning Specialist from MERCY CORPS Nigeria said. On behalf of the INGO collaborating partners of vaccines access programs, are all working to ensure equitable access to Covid-19 Vaccines-MERCY CORPS Nigeria and CARE Nigeria.

Grace commended Governor Mai Mala Buni, for making the programme a success by creating the enabling environment INGOs to operate.

Yobe remains one of our most receptive states to work with and we’re looking at achieving all gains outlined in the SCALES 3.0 campaign strategy.

Adamu Saidu Abba

Information Officer



The Executive Secretary, Yobe State Contributory Healthcare Management Agency (YSCHMA), Dr. Babagana Tijjani, has inaugurated a task force for the regulation, monitoring and supervision of the various health programme under the YSCHMA contributory health scheme in all the YSCHMA accredited and engaged health facilities across the 17 local government areas of the state.

This according to the Executive Secretary Dr. Babagana Tijjani said the task force is to ensure that enrollees into the scheme are provided with quality health care services in line with the provisions of the contributory health scheme as contained in the YSCHMA legal document.

While inaugurating the task force, the Executive Secretary, Babagana Tijjani, charged the task force to work assiduously for better result also stressing that the task force will serve as a means of public relations to enhance accountability and transparency. 

In remarks, chairman of the task force, and director standard and quality assurance of the agency, Dr. Isah Adamu, thanked the agency for selecting him and members of his team to carry out the assignment and also promised to deliver the assignment diligently, further reaffirming the commitment of his team to ensure the success of the assignment.

Suleiman Gambo

Information officer



Yobe Deputy Governor and chairman, state task force on primary health care Hon. Idi Barde Gubana, recently presided over an expanded meeting of the Task Force, where presentations on the state and LGA performance on key PHC service indicators were made and reviewed.

Subsequently, top performing LGAs on PHC services were honored with Damaturu LGA emerging as the best performing PHC and the performance was second and third positions went to Potiskum and Bade LGAs respectively.

The meeting had in attendance the emir of Bade, Commissioner for Health, executive secretary Yobe State Primary Health Care Board, local Govt. Chairmen, Directors from relevant MDAs as well as representatives of development partners.

The representative of Dangote foundation, ZoueraI soufou, joined video teleconference, where she commended Yobe State Government for outstanding performance in primary health care service delivery.

AdamuSaidu Abba

Information Officer

Yobe State primary healthcare board

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