MARCH,2022 Bulletin

YOBE ORGANIZES GRAND RECEPTION FOR GOV. BUNI

Yobe state Governor, Alhaji Mai Mala Buni has assured to empower 300,000 youths in the state to become self-reliant and to boost the economy of the state.

He disclosed this at a grand reception organized to welcome him back from the National assignment as the Acting Chairman of the APC at the August 27th Stadium in Damaturu.

The governor said Government would distribute tricycle machines such as Keke NAPEP to teeming youths across the state adding that arrangements have been concluded to train youths on shoe marking in addition to assisting the petty traders such as vulcanizers, tailors, grinding machines owners among others in the state.

He called on the Youths in the state to rally around the present administration to uplift the standard of their leaving. Governor Buni further commended the organizers of the event and the good people of the state for their understanding, loyalty, and support during his National assignment as the Acting Chairman of the APC for 18 months.

Hon.  Mai Mala Buni also expressed appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for seeing him worthy of the job, enumerating the achievements recorded by the committee at the just concluded National Convention, attributing the achievements to the support and cooperation of the good people of Yobe state.

In his speech earlier, the Senate President, Dr. Ahmed Lawan commended the effort of Governor Buni for delivering the party from crisis and planning the just concluded National Convention.

    He said,

  “You have made us proud because you have done everything and anything expected of you as the chairman of the caretaker of the convention committee”. Today we have great politicians, reliable APC stalwarts selected and elected to run the affairs of our great party for the next four years”.

Dr. Ahmed Lawan used the opportunity to assure the Governor of his total commitment, loyalty, and support to the Buni’s administration to move the state to a greater height.

In his welcome address, the state deputy Governor, Alhaji Idi Barde Gubana described Governor Buni as a great politician who has vast experience in handling party affairs as being a National Secretary for over 4 years.

Hon.  Idi Barde said people from opposition parties have decamped to APC as a result of the good leadership style exhibited by Governor Buni, among them were 3 governors including their state assemblies, Senators, and members of the House of Representatives among others.

He expresses appreciation and effort of the Deputy Governors of Borno and Gombe States and other APC supporters from the Northeast for attending the event.

Similarly, Governor Mai Mala Buni has received PDP supporters who decamp to APC at the venue. The decampees are Senator Mohammed Hassan ( Dambu), Mohammed Dakasko, Hon Audu Hussaini, and Yusuf Adakwaki (Castro).

Abubakar Iliya Griba,

Information Officer GH

VALEDICTORY FULL SPEECH: OUR TEAM DELIVERED ON THE ASSIGNMENT GIVEN US, GOV, MAI MALA BUNI TELLS BUHARI

Governor Mai Mala Buni and APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), has said his team have delivered the assignment given to them by successfully organizing the all-important national convention as planned.

He made the declaration in his valedictory speech at Eagles Square on the occasion of the national convention where a new set of National Working Committee APC were elected.

Governor Buni who thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and his colleagues in the Progressives Governors Forum maintained that his team was able to achieve peace in fractured state chapters for lasting peace and also brought governors in the main opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party into the ruling party.

Apart from troubleshooting initiative, Governor Buni said his team carried out the membership registration of party faithful thus increasing its ranks to 41 million members.

He said:” Upon assumption of office, the committee embarked on a genuine and all-inclusive reconciliation process to give everyone a true sense of belonging, confidence, and reassurance in the collective ownership of the party. We, first of all, visited some critical stakeholders to engage them in resolving the disputes and other hanging disagreements in the party.

While some of these visits were made public, others were done out of the public glare and without media publicity. Similarly, we visited some aggrieved chieftains who sincerely shared their ill feelings with the committee. We spoke to each other frankly, placing party interests above personal interests.

“I am glad to state that those frank discussions built a new hope in the hearts of the aggrieved persons such that, those who earlier left the party returned back, while those contemplating to forsake the party, never left.

“However, when we commenced the assignment, we realized that the problems on the ground had far outweighed our estimation of the time required to resolve the huge problems bedevilling the party.

This made the initial six months dateline grossly inadequate, unrealistic, and not practicable and therefore, the need for extension of more time. Happily, for every extension, we brought in additional values with positive developments into the party.

“Having reconciled substantial stakeholders, members and groups, the committee commenced membership registration and revalidation exercise, being one of the mandates of the CECPC, to establish the party’s numerical strength for proper planning and mobilization. ]

“The exercise provided our new members with the opportunity to register as legitimate members of APC with equal rights, privileges, and opportunities, as well as, to give back the ownership of the party to the members, using the bottom-top approach.

“I am glad to state with all sense of fulfillment that the membership registration and revalidation exercise, recorded over 41 million members who registered with the details of their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) and passport size photographs. This unprecedented increase in membership from the previous 11 million registered members to over 41 million registered members, provides the party with an added advantage of winning elections in Nigeria with landslide victories.

“Mr President, distinguished members, ladies and gentlemen, APC under the Caretaker Committee, made history with an unparalleled record of high-powered defections into the party. Three serving governors of Ebonyi State, His Excellency Engr. Dave Umahi, Cross River State, His Excellency Dr. Ben Ayade, and Zamfara State, Alhaji Bello Mutawalle, defected along with Millions of their supporters from PDP into the APC.

“I am glad to add that the fortunes of the party were further enriched with the defection of former Speakers of the House of Representatives, former PDP national chairman, member PDP Board of Trustees, several Distinguished Senators and Honorable members of the House of Representatives and state assemblies, and several other heavyweights cutting across all the geo-political zones of the country.”

In an apparent reference to Court pronouncements sacking the Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, Governor Buni said the governors of Ebonyi and Cross Rivers State, Ben Ayade and his Zamfara state counterpart, Bello Muhammad Matawalle should not be bothered as he expressed the hope that the Supreme Court would set aside the judgement.

“Let me reassure those of you whose defections are being challenged in the courts that you have nothing to fear because your defections did not contravene any law. You will by the grace of God emerge successful and victorious in the superior courts at the end of these litigations. Your wise decision to join APC along with millions of your supporters shall never be in vain”.

HEADQUATERS

GOVERNOR BUNI DELIGHTED WITH NEWLY PROMOTED PROFESSORS OF YSU

Yobe State Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni has expressed delight with the newly promoted Professors, Associate Professors, and Doctors, by the Yobe State University (YSU).

This is contained in a release issued by the Director-General, Press Affairs to the Governor, Alhaji Mamman Mohammed, and made available to the press said, the Governor described the elevation of the academicians as an indication of growth in research and improvement in intellectual activities in the university.

The Governor said “I am personally elated with this development as it adds to the quality of research, teaching, and other academic activities in the institution, as well as, the individual growth of our lecturers.

“It is often said, to whom much is given, much is equally expected. And with these promotions, we have equally raised the bar of our expectations from you, hoping you will live up to our new expectations”.

He said Yobe State University is becoming a new hub of intellectual growth and development and expressed the commitment of his administration to support the advancement of education in Yobe state.

Governor Buni prayed to Allah to bless these promotions and make them beneficial to the beneficiaries, the state, Nigeria, and humanity.

He further commended the effort of the good people of the state, philanthropists, friends, associates, and corporate organizations for supporting the government at the launch of the Appeal Fund to improve the quality of education in Yobe state.

Abubakar Iliya Griba,

Information Officer GH

YOBE STATE PRIMARY HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT BOARD PARTNERS UNICEF TO SCALE UP NUTRITION ACTIVITIES IN THE STATE

 The Nutrition Manager in charge of UNICEF Maiduguri Field Office, Sangita J. Durgal alongside other officials paid an Advocacy visit to the Executive Secretary, Yobe State Primary Health Care Management Board, Dr Babagana Kundi Machina in his office at the headquarter of the board along Gashua road in Damaturu the state capital.

During the visit, issues around nutrition programme and how to scale up these activities in the state.  The team visited the state Central Warehouse to inspect the consignment received from UNICEF recently.

The team also visited Yobe Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) where the Yobe state Nutrition Programme Manager, UNICEF team and representatives of other development partners among others held an overview meeting on Nutrition activities in the state.

Meanwhile, The Chairman Yobe State Emirate Committee on Health, His Royal Highness Alhaji Abubakar Umar Suleiman the Emir of Bade led its committee members to an anchored meeting with the state ministry of health and development partners (CGPP, UNICEF, CHAI, and SOLINA)

The Executive Secretary Yobe State Primary Healthcare Management Board Dr Babagana Kundi Machina was also in attendance and other stakeholders from the health sector in the state

At the meeting they discussed and deliberate on the activities and achievements of the Emirate council committee on health

The meeting was held at the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) Damaturu Yobe State 

Adamu Saidu Abba

Information officer

Yobe State Primary Healthcare Management Board

GOV. BUNI PARTNERS UN- WOMEN TO EMPOWER 900 VULNERABLE WOMEN IN DAMATURU

The Executive Governor of Yobe state, Hon. Mai Mala Buni has commended the UN- Women and the Government of Japan for the partnership in targeting women in Yobe as the beneficiaries for their laudable Humanitarian gesture.

The Governor gave the recommendation at the official commissioning ceremony of Women Entrepreneurship Development and Empowerment Hub renovated by UN Women in Damaturu the state capital, and flagging off of distribution for starter kits to the 900 trained Women.

 Hon. Mai Mala Buni represented by his Deputy, Hon Idi Barde Gubana notified the gathering that the present administration under the leadership of Governor Mai Mala Buni is pursuing a multifaceted agenda for quick recovery and accelerated development.“We have so far maintained our focus on reconstruction, rehabilitation and provision of

basic infrastructure in order to stimulate the economic rejuvenation in all aspects of Human endeavor. This drive would go a long way in complementing the efforts of Yobe state governor in post – insurgency resettlement and restoration of livelihood.”

The Executive Governor appealed to the beneficiaries of the items to use them for the attainment of self-reliance

Earlier, in his special remarks via zoom, the Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria Mr. Kazuyoshi Matsunaga Said the hub will help women to recover from the impact of the North East conflict while strengthening their resilience and have them participate in the peace building and recovery process.

While speaking the UN Deputy Country representative to Nigeria  Mr. Lasana  Wonneh  said UN women is an entity of  the United Nation for gender equality and women empowerment to strengthen women’s resilience in the Lake Chad Region.

He thanked the founding partners, the Yobe State Government and good people of Japan for their solid support to recovery and building resilience of conflict affected population in Yobe state for strong leadership and commitment.

Mr. Lasana said when disaster and crisis hit the situation becomes even more aggressive as existing inequality are accentuated, women and children are seen only as victims.

He said the UN women stands ready to engage and continue to work with relevant partners to support government efforts to provide gender transformation Humanitarian and recovery assistant to affected population, especially women and girls.

In her welcome address the commissioner ministry of women affairs, Hajiya Hauwa Bah Abubakar, noted that the empowerment Hub project is a worthy cause that will bring a greater benefit for the women in the state.

The Comm. disclosed that the economic empowerment is one of the most powerful routes for women to achieve their potentials and advance their rights.

She said, the collaboration and partnership with UN women is aimed at improving and enhancing the livelihood of women and girls, which enabled the ministry train 900 women and girls on various skills acquisition, trades and provision of start-up kits to the trained beneficiaries which includes Tailoring, Baking Snacks, Knitting, Beads making, Handcraft, Coconut oil making, local spaghetti and Liquid soap among others

AMINU USMAN

Office of the Deputy Governor

Government House

GOV. BUNI SWEARS IN STATE APC EXCO

Yobe State Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni has inaugurated the newly elected state Executive Members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and charged them to be diligent in the discharge of thier duties and work for the success of the party ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Represented by his Deputy, Hon. Idi Barde Gubana, the Governor admonished the newly elected officers of the party to work together for unity of the party. Governor Buni urged the new officials to carry everyone along for the progress of the party addig that mutual respect and fairness for all

members should be upheld during the primary election to be conducted in due course.

 The Governor appealed to the party to ensure that the party wins all the election in line with the provisions of the electoral act to enable the party continue to steer the affairs of Yobe and country, in order  to meet the yearning and aspiration of the people.

While delivering a vote of thanks, the State Party Chairman, Hon. Mohammed Gadaka , assured that the Executives would  put  collective interest  above personal  interest and give  avery member  his or her dues.

The Chairman thanked the Yobe state APC Critical Stakeholders, loyalists and supporters for electing him as the Party Chairman, assuring to justify the confidence repose in him and his Executive members.

Earlier in his welcome address the Special Adviser to His Excellency on Political and Legislative matters, Hon. Aji Yerima Bularafa, informed the gathering that, the APC state congress was conducted in Yobe in a peaceful and free atmosphere.

The offices were elected unopposed by affirmation of the accredited delegates from the 17 local government areas of the state under the supervision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The Yobe state chief Judge, Justice G K . Kaigama, represented by the chief magistrate, Barrister Adamu Mohammad Jajere, administered the oath of office on the 36 APC state Executive members.

AMINU USMAN

I.O Office of the Deputy Governor

Government House

BUNI /GUBANA EMPOWERMENT FOUNDATION EMPOWERS VULNERABLES IN ZONE C

 The Executive Governor of Yobe state, Hon Mai Mala Buni has distributed empowerment materials to the people of Yobe north senatorial district.

Represented by His Deputy, Hon. Idi Barde Gubana, the Governor noted that, the Buni /Gubana empowerment foundation is initially founded to complement the efforts of present administration of Yobe state in its drive at uplifting the wellbeing of the people.

Today we are making an additional step towards realization of the aims and objectives of the foundation in Yobe state.

According to him, same gesture was take to the people of zone B comprising Fune, Fika, Nangere and Potiskum local government areas.

The empowerment materials distributed by the foundation to the less privilege and vulnerable persons consist of 60 motorcycles, 50 three inch water pumps, 56 2 inch water pumps, 70 grinding machines and many sewing machines and Food items among others.

The Materials were distributed to the beneficiaries as part of its efforts and modest response to the current economic challenges being faced by the state.

The Governor appealed to all the beneficiaries to put them in to use for their own dignity and self- reliance. In his remarks the speaker Yobe state House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Ahmad Lawan Mirwa, expressed gratitude and appreciation to Governor Mai Mala Buni and other members of Buni /Gubana Foundation for donating empowerment materials to the people of Yobe north senatorial district (Zone C).

Also speaking at the occasion, the Secretary to the State Government Alh Baba Malam Wali mni, commended Governor Buni for fulfilling all his promises during electioneering campaigns by constructions of markets, roads, schools, health facility among others.

 Making his speech, the chairman Board of trustee Buni/Gubana Foundation who is also the commissioner for Humanitarian affairs and Disaster management Dr. Abubakar Garba Iliya, said, Buni Gubana was formed in order to collectively unite, uplift and empowered the teaming youths in the state for collective wellbeing towards ensuring the economy and socio- political development of the state.

AMINU USMAN

Office of the Deputy Governor,

Government House

YOBE HOLDS A 3 DAY WORKSHOP FOR STAKEHOLDERS TO ADDRESS TSANGAYA EDUCATION AND CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES

Yobe State Steering Committee on the reform of tsangaya education has organized a three day stakeholder’s engagement on critical areas of tsangaya education and Almajiri reforms in Yobe with a “theme TSANGAYA EDUCATION AND CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES” Declaring the three day engagement open at  WAWA hall  of Government House Damaturu, the Yobe state Governor, His Excellency Hon Mai mala said, from the inception of this present administration, Government maintained its  commitment and zeal to reform education in all  ramifications for its citizens to be well – informed and mentally equipped to face the ever growing challenges of development.

Hon. Mai Mala Buni who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Hon Idi Barde Gubana, informed the gathering that the tsangaya education is another important area that deserves extra attention in the education revitalization programme of the state.

The Governor remainded the participants that, during the global outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, some states took  unpalatable measures that almost strangulated tsangaya education in their domain.

According to the Governor, Yobe carefully adopted a measure that accommodated the COVID-19 prevention protocols culminating in migration of many Almajiris to the state.

Some of the Almajiris joined the special programme and took up donated start- up materials for their income generation  and self reliance.

He commended the steering committee and UNICEF for jointly organizing this stakeholders’ engagement with the aim of providing solution to modern challenges facing the Tsangaya schools system in Yobe state.

The Governor urged the participants to bring their wealth of experience in ensuring round table discussion.

In his welcome address the commissioner for basic and secondary education and also Chairman Steering Committee on the reform of tsangaya education, Dr. Mohammed Sani Idriss, explained that the word “Tsangaya”  means Quranic learning center popularly known as “Makarantar Allo”.

The Commissioner said that, Almajiri Education System provides Islamic and moral foundation on knowledge acquisition in Northern Nigeria.

Governor Buni, welcome any Almajiri, expelled from any state with open arms, since the corona outbreak across the states in Nigeria, many Governors have expelled Almajiris  to their respective states of origin.

Governor Buni said his administration will not repatriate any Almajiri from the state,  “all those repatriated from other states can come to Yobe home of Quran and will be accommodated”.

The reason he said is to give a sense of belonging and reduce the stigmazation meted on the Almajiri’s.

In their separate remarks, the chairman of the occasion prof. Salihu Sintalma Abubakar  and  royal father of the day  Emir of Fika,  represented by the Emir of Damaturu, Dr. Shehu Hashimi 11 ibn Umar el Amin Elkenemi, all applouded the state governor for spearheading the reform of the Almajiri system of education saying Bunis efforts will articulate a comprehensive, practical and workable blue print on how to reform the  system,

Also speaking, the member representing Dange – Shuni- Tureta federal constituency and member presidential steering committee on Alternate education, Hon. Balarabe shehu kakale,  said another very important development worthy of note, is that Nowadays not only Islamic organization are interested in intergration, this cuts across local and international NGOs. He appealed to the stakeholders to come up with policy, machanism, structures and regulations on how the system would work effectively.

While presenting the lead paper known as the History of Quranic Learning Center and its contemporary challenges, popularly known as “karatun tsangaya da kalubalenta ayau”,  by Sheikh Gwani Yahuza Gwani Danzarga who was represented by his biological Son Dr. Yahaya Gwani Danzarga, traced the history of karatun tsangaya,were it entered the West Africa as early as 7th centaury  Almajiri a System of writing and reading in hausa language by using arabic alphabet was Introduced.

In northern Nigeria no actual date was identify as the beginning of this practice. He said Tsangaya System Education is one of the major challenges facing the Almajiri system education.

MINISTRY OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS ASSURES TO STRENGTHEN HUMANITARIAN COORDINATION AND DELIVERY IN THE STATE.

The Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster management Dr Garba Iliya has expressed readiness to work with development partners to strengthen humanitarian coordination and delivery in the state.

The Commissioner disclosed today when he received officials of the International Alert and United Nations Population Fund (UNPF) at his office in Damaturu.

Dr Garba Iliya assured the partners that the Ministry is committed to supporting development partners willing to work in the state with the view to bringing succor to the plight of the victims of conflict. The International Alert has during the visit said it will build the capacity of the staff of the Ministry to enable them to acquire the much- needed competencies to respond to humanitarian challenges in line with international best practices.

Similarly, the Head of the UNPF while briefing the Commissioner solicited for effective synergy among humanitarian actors for proper planning, coordination and enhanced delivery of relief to victims of crises.

UNPF also requested office accommodation within the Ministry to facilitate access and smoother collaboration.

Mukhtar Daninu

Information Officer

MHA&DM

MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND YOBE STATE PRIMARY HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT BOARD WITH SUPPORT FROM NCDC, AND SUPPORTING PARTNERS WHO, UNICEF, AFENET AND OTHER PARTNERS CONVEYED A STATE LEVEL TRAINING

The Hon Commissioner Yobe State ministry of health Dr. Muhammed Lawan Gana, declared open state level training of teams on appropriate use of Approved Ag-based rapid diagnostics testing (RDTs) at CEDARS Conference hall GRA Damaturu Represented by Director public health ministry of health Dr. Hauwa larai Goni, the commissioner said the training is for Doctors, Laboratory Scientists And Medical Records/Hf M&E on covid-19 Antigen strategy, Quality assurance, Safety-Infection prevention, Basic Epidemiology, Diagnostics &Supply inventory management, Data and information.

Computers and RDTs kits were procured and distributed to facilities across the local government in the State.

MeanwhileThe Executive Secretary Yobe State primary Healthcare Management Board Dr Babagana Kundi Machina declared open a 3 days’ workshop on quality improvement plan (QIP) supported by HeRON.

The participants of the workshop were the CHOs, LIOs, HIV Officers, RBM, LGAs M&E, nutrition officers, MCH coordinator, Essentials drugs officers, LGAs finance officer and HPO.

The objectives of the workshop are to ensure Quality improvement, Quality assessment and scoring under BHCPF, Financial management, Business plan development, Financial Reporting, Audits (Validation) of retirements, Monitoring and Evaluations of BHCPF and Tracking Quality improvements plans (QIP)

Others are Presentations of findings from OCA by Health facilities, Role of the LGAs Quality improvement team (QIT), LGAs monitoring and support work plan development, Presentations of monitoring and support work plan and Documentation

In a relative development the Yobe State Primary Healthcare Board with support from WHO held a state level micro plan meeting.

The meeting was on 2022 state level harmonizing of micro plan that has been developed   and dissemination by a team from Local Government Areas, with support from the state supervisors, World Health Organization (WHO) and local government facilitators. In attendance at the meeting held at Desert multi-purpose conference hall GRA Damaturu,  were All LGAs DPHC, LGAs malaria focal person, LGAs M & E and malaria Consortium were all at the meeting.

Adamu Saidu Abba

Information officer

Yobe State primary Healthcare management Board

YOBE STATE CONTRIBUTORY HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AGENCY ENGAGES STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY STANDING COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

 As part of the agency’s preparations to commence enrolment into informal programme of the contributory health scheme in the state, Yobe State Contributory Healthcare Management Agency (YSCHMA) led by the Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr. Baba Gana Tijjani has paid a visit to the Chairman and Honourable Members of Yobe State House of Assembly Committee on Health as part of YSCHMA’s high level strategic stakeholders engagement meeting aimed at updating  the members on the various efforts made by the agency towards achieving universal health coverage (UHC) in the state.

Addressing the visitors, the Deputy Speaker of the House, Hon. Muhammad Auwal Isah Bello Danchua commended YSCHMA for their great efforts and assured the agency of continuous support and working partnership with Yobe State House of Assembly whenever the need arises.

 He pledged to enroll 50 members of his Constituency into the informal sector programme. In his remark during the meeting, the chairman House of Assembly committee on health, Hon. Kachalla Ajiya Maina expressed satisfaction with the progress made so far by YSCHMA and the agency’s foresight and good working relationship with Honorable members of Yobe State House of Assembly.

Earlier in his introductory remark, the Executive Secretary of the Agency, Dr. Babagana Tijjani said that the management team of YSCHMA were at the State House of Assembly to engage the Chairman and Honorable Members in the Committee on Health on the preparations for the commencement of the informal groups enrolment, update the Honorable Members on the general activities of the agency especially on the progress made so far by YSCHMA and extend the agency’s appreciation for the ongoing cordial working relationship with all Honorable members of the house.

Dr. Babagana Tijjani stated that “YSCHMA will continue to remain efficient and effective path to attainment of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the state” adding that the agency was statutorily established to ensure that all residents in the state have equal access to affordable and qualitative healthcare services through contributory health scheme arrangement in line with His Excellency Governor Mai Mala Buni’s health reforms in the state”.

During the meeting, YSCHMA Director of programmes, Dauda Suleiman made a brief presentation on the progresses made so far by the agency and strategies designed by the agency for the commencement of informal sector group’s enrolment. The Director programmes on behalf of the agency, appealed to the house to partner with the agency in promoting the Informal Sector Programme among Political leaders and Stakeholders in the state. He also informed the Honorable members of the planned amendment of existing YSCHMA law to include pensioners among other prayers.

Suleiman Gambo Yusuf Bakoro

Information and Public Relations Officer

YSCHMA

YOBE HEAD OF SERVICE DONATES AMBULANCE AND SCANNING MACHINE TO PHCCs CHIROKUSKO AND BABBANGIDA IN TARMUWA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

As part of his humanitarian gesture to the people of his Local Government, the Head of the Civil Service Yobe State, Muhammad B. Nura has donated Ambulance and Scanning Machines to Primary Health Care Centres in Chirokusko and Babbangida town of Tarmuwa local government area in the state.

According to him, the gesture is aimed at complementing Government effort in the sector, especially for the people of Tarmuwa LGA and environs.

He called on well-meaning Yobeans and philanthropies to give their quota to the development of the state as Government alone cannot do it.

Muhammad B. Nura emphasized that every stakeholder has role to play to ensure a safe and developed society.

The equipments were received by the Executive Secretary of Yobe State Primary Healthcare Management Board, Dr Babagana Kundi Machina at the premises of the agency along Gashua road in Damaturu the state capital.

While receiving the ambulance and scanning machine, the Executive Secretary expressed happiness and appreciated the head of service for the good gesture, promising to use the equipments judiciously for the purpose intended. The Executive Secretary represented by Director Administration and Human Services Alhaji Muhammed k. Usman has handed over the equipment to the community

Adamu Saidu Abba

Information Officer

Yobe State Primary Health Care Management Board

YOBE STATE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY EMBARKS ON EVACUATION EXERCISE

  As part of its activities to sanitized the environment and make it free of diseases such as choler, diarrhea, typhoid and polio among others, the management of Yobe State environmental protection agency (YOSEPA) under t leadership of Alhaji Baba Kachallah Geidam embarked on environmental sanitation exercise across the state.

In this exercise, the agency evacuated some major refuse dumps across Damaturu the state capital.

Communities that benefitted from this exercise include three bedroom housing estate Gujba roads Damaturu, Al’ansar (Nyanya) Housing estate Damaturu State low-cost housing estate Damaturu Sabon Pegi Damaturu and Ali Marami Housing Estate.

Speaking on this development, some residents of the communities expressed happiness with the exercise commending the agency for a well-done job.

They advised residents to develop sanitation and maintenance habits so as to ensure safer and disease free society.

In their saying, “If people will take it as part of their responsibilities and  put hands together, co-operate with authorities and ensure proper waste and garbage disposals,  better environment will be ensured and life-span be extended.

Abubakar Mustapha

Information Officer

YSEPA

YOBE STATE PRIMARY HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT BOARD IN COLLABORATION WITH LAFIYA ASRH/ECD VALIDATE INTEGRATED DEMAND CREATION PLAN

The Executive Secretary Yobe State Primary Healthcare Management Board Dr. Babagana Kundi Machina has presided over a validation meeting on Integrated Demand Creation training plan and baseline assessment for Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health and Early Childhood Development Demand creation and training ASRH/ECD developed in partnership with Lafiya UK programs

Speaking at the meeting, Dr. Babagana enumerated the main objectives of the validation to include,

To present summary of key findings from stakeholder’s engagement and the outcomes of discussion on development of Yobe State integrated Demand creation plan, training plan and baseline assessment report for ASRH/ECD, to obtain feedback from stakeholders on the accuracy and consistency of the information during the workshop and field visit as well as to provides opportunity to propose changes to draft document for adaptation and dissemination

Adamu Saidu Abba

Information officer

Yobe State Primary Healthcare Management Board

SULTAN OF SOKOTO MUHY SA’AD ABUBAKAR, CALLS FOR SUPPORT FOR SECURITY AGENCIES

The Sultan of Sokoto Muhy Sa’ad Abubakar, has appealed to Nigerians to co-operate with security agencies by providing them with credible and useful information that will aid safety of lives and properties.

He was speaking at the Opening Ceremony of the 36th Edition of National Qur,an Recitation Competition in Bauchi State.

Represented by the shehu of Borno, Alh Dr. Abubakar Umar El- kanemi, The Sultan said that Nigerian Muslims must not just sit down in the face of the challenges facing the Country but to engage in praying for Allah intervention. He advised Muslims to rededicate themselves to the teachings of Qur’an and apply same in their daily lives.

While urging the traditional institutions to organize prayer sessions for peace and progress of the Nigeria, the sultan also appealed to them to co-operate with their district and village heads as well as traditional title holders.

Speaking at the occasion, the Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad, who was represented by his Deputy Senator Baba Tela, said that this is the third time Bauchi State is hosting the Competition. He lamented that nowadays people give priority to Western education over Islamic education, a development he described as unfortunate, considering the fact that Every Muslim child is expected to be well trained in reading, writing, reciting and memorizing the Glorious Qur,an from a very tender age.

He then admonished that society needs reorientation of the good teaching of Qur’an.

 Adamu Mohamed    

Information officer    

Yobe state Arabic and Islamic education Board

RETIRED PERMANENT SECRETARY MINISRTY OF WORKS HANDS OVER AFFAIRS

The permanent secretary, Ministry of Works, Alhaji Suleiman Bakura has lauded the State Government for the opportunity given him for the past 35yrs of service.

He made recommendation while handing over the affairs of the Ministry to the Senior Director Civil Engineering Services in person of Engr. Alhaji Usman Ahmed MNSE.

Alhaji Suleiman Bakura also commended Governor Mai Mala Buni, the entire management staff of the Ministry and people of the state, for the maximum support given to him praying same be according to his successor.

He added that he had an excellent relationship with the staff during his tenure.

The retired permanent secretary called on staff of the ministry to rededicate themselves to duty for better service.

Alhaji Suleiman Bakura congratulated Senior Director in the Ministry who takes over the affairs of the Ministry

In his remarks shortly after taking over the mantle of leadership

The Director Civil Engineering Services, Engr. Usman Ahmed, Solicited for the support and cooperation of all the staff while wishing the retiree success in his future endeavors.

Abubakar Maikau

I.O Ministry of works

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