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Aisha Muhammodu Buhari Visits FMC Yola, Assesses Own Project



Aisha Muhammadu Buhari Visits FMC Yola, Assesses Own Project

By Adamu Muhammad Dodo Adamawa 10/10/2018

Represented by a team from the Future Assured and Aisha Muhammadu Buhari Foundation, led by Dr. Kamal Muhammad her chief physician who is at the same time the coordinator of the Future Assured, Hajiya Aisha the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, visited the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, Adamawa state Nigeria to assess the progress of the expansion of maternity complex she was funding through Future Assured, the NGO she has founded for multifaceted humanitarian interventions.

In his welcome address, Prof. Auwal Muhammad Abubakar the Medical Director FMC Yola explained that the health facility was relocated to its present cite from Specialist Hospital Yola in 2006 Then it had just about 115 beds capacity as a referral centre to other hospitals.

The centre kept expanding to be able to meet the serviceable needs of the environment and beyond.

Currently, FMC Yola has about 330 beds capacity. However, the ever increasing influx of patients added up to the challenges associated with the upgrading of the hospital to teaching hospital saw the commensurable needs of the facility upgrade. This brought the idea of casting for outside rather individual, group or community intervention, with a view to complementing the efforts of the government.

the responses were positive. The support of the Future Assured was however impressive.

Obstetrics and Gynecology department of FMC Yola was one of the three departments being accredited by the West African College of Surgeons to run postgraduate called residency training.

The fourth was the department of general medicine, which was accredited by the West African College of Physicians.

presently, the hospital was keenly waiting in anticipation of the approval of request for upgrading to a teaching hospital by the president, having fulfilled the requirements.

The intervention of the Future Assured Foundation floated by Her Excellency Aisha Muhammadu Buhari in supporting the expansion of the Maternity complex was, to say the least, timely.

When it was completed, the present family unit, the gynae ward, having have to be accommodated in the maternity complex, would then be used to solve clinical space constraints.

The future Assured support on healthcare in C Yola was the second of its kind in the federation.

“The first that was completed and commissioned was in Daura, Katina state,” Kamal explained.

“The intention of the Future Assured foundation for such intervention, is to cover the six geo-political zones of the country,” Kamal assured.

Kamal explained that the expanded maternity complex in FMC Yola would cater for 200 patients.

The complex would have gynae, antenatal and postnatal wards, consulting clinics, consultant offices, family planning unit, diagnostic and pharmacy points.

Aisha Muhammadu Buhari was so concerned about the healthcare of the citizenry. She believed that this intervention among others to come, would go a long way in serving not only Nigerians but also people from the neighbouring counties of Cameroon and Chad.

Kamal said that the project was started about five months ago. It was projected to be completed within to months time.

The Future Assured and Aisha Muhammadu Buhari Foundation projects assessment team were impressed with the quality of the project and the level of the progress. It was estimated to be more than 60% completed.

“This is the time the management of FMC Yola should begin the process of needs assessment for the required equipments and facilities to be made available at the maternity complex, Kamal advised.

Other members with Dr. Kamal Muhammad, representing Aisha Muhammadu Buhari in the progress assessment of the Future Assured supported project, were Dr. Saidu Suleiman the executive secretary of the Aisha Muhammadu Buhari Foundation, Mr. Haruna Suleiman the director media office of the wife of the president and media team.

The team commended FMC Yola for its general tidiness and healthcare services delivery.

it could be recalled that Prof. Isaac Folorunso Adewale the Honourable Minister of Health was impressed with the support of the Future Assured on healthcare with such a commendable project, when he visited FMC Yola on August 10, 2018

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Gov. Buni Mourns Emir of Zazzau



Gov. Buni Mourns Emir of Zazzau

Yobe state Governor and Chairman APC Caretaker/Extraordinary National convention committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni has commiserated with the government and people of Kaduna state over the death of the Emir of Zaria, Alhaji Shehu Idris.

Governor Buni described the death as a loss of a  nationalist who dedicated his life to the service of Nigerians.

The late Emir was a bridge builder who threw the doors of his domain open, accommodating all Nigerians irrespective of cultural, ethnic and religious differences.

“Late Shehu Idris built a mini Nigeria in Zaria where everyone lived and freely pursued their legitimate means of livelihood.”

He will be remembered for providing conducive environment to host numerous educational institutions and, making Zaria a citadel of learning in Nigeria.

Governor Buni prayed Almighty Allah to forgive his shortcomings and to grant him Aljannatur Firdaus.

The Governor also prayed Allah to give his family, Zaria emirate, government and people of Kaduna state and, Nigerians the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

Mamman Mohammed
DG Press and Media Affairs to Gov. Buni.

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Biu Emirate loses Kuthi at the age of 80



Biu Emirate loses Kuthi at the age of 80

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Kuthi (Emir) of Biu, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Umar Mustapha Aliyu has died at the age of 80 .

Confirming the death, the Borno state government through the commissioner of Information, Home Affairs and Culture, Hon. Babakura Abba Jatau said “Inna Lillahi wa innah ilayhi rajiun his royal highness the emir of Biu Mai Umar Mustapha Aliyu has answered the call of Allah Subuhanahu wa Taa La””

“Appointed June 1989 the late emir died this morning at the age of 80. He will be laid to rest in Biu by 2pm today Tuesday, 15 September, 2020 according to palace source may his soul rest in perfect peace.,” The statement added.

An emirate source told our correspondent that the Late Alhaji Umar Mustapha Aliyu died at the Federal Medical Centre Gombe at about 8;45 pm on Monday night after a protracted illness.

“As I am talking now (10;35am) we just received the corpse of the Late Kuthi and the funeral prayer is scheduled to take place by 2;00pm today”, the source added.

The Late Emir who succeeded his father Alhaji Mustapha Aliyu was appointed in June 1989 and has spent 31 years as the Kuthi of Biu.

Late Alhaji Umar Mustapha Aliyu was the 28th Emir of Biu and started his career as vetinery officer in Biu with Borno state government and was appointed the District head of Biu in 1975 and later appointed Emir of Biu in June 1989.

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FG adopts air drop strategy to ensure foods gets to IDPs inaccessible communities in Northeast



FG adopts air drop strategy to ensure foods get to IDPs inaccessible communities in Northeast

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

Worried by the plight of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) taking refuge in inaccessible areas, the Federal Government through the National Humanitarian Coordination Committee has adopted an air drop strategy to ensure that foods get to the IDPs in the hard to reached communities in the Northeast

While speaking to newsmen shortly after the ascimilation exercise demonstrated by troops of the Nigerian Air Force the Air drop strategy at the Maiduguri International Airport during the weekend, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Faruk said “we are adopting this strategy to ensure that our IDPs in hard to reached areas are benefited. The Air drops strategy which in collaboration with the troops of the Nigerian Air force is not a new strategy, it has been used in 2018 in Kala- Balge local government” and we adopting to ensure effective and efficient delivery”.

“the issues around inaccessible areas, areas where humanitarian aid workers cannot access. We are collaborating with the Nigerian Airforce to support us with air drop of food items to communities and areas that are not accessible. We have identified four areas which includes Rann, Mary’s, Damboa omang other communities, we are here to see the ascilmilation exercise of the air drop with a view to see how it will work and If there is any challenges, we will go back to the drawing board and correct it “, the minister added.

The Minister further said “the Air drop distribution is targeted at 26,067 households, totaling 156,402 individuals.. We are going sit-down with the Borno state government this night with a view to see how best all the hard to reach areas can be reached.”.

Hajiya faruk said “the government has.put in place measures to.ensure that the food items doesn’t get into the hards of insurgents through air surveillance and identification of real beneficiaries. The foods to distributed I Clyde’s 26*067 22.5kg of rice, 26,067 2.5 kg of beans, 26,067 12.5kg of maize and Millet, 4,394 packets of 20 grammes iiofizef salt, 2,604 of 29 litres vegetables oil, 4,345 cartons if superghetti and 2,173 cartons of seasoning cubes “

Earlier, the Air Taskforce Commander, Air commodore Precious Amadi said “the purpose is in case for any reason the foods cannot transported by road,, we will use air drop strategy to take food to the people by ayur. The Nigerian Aurforrce has the capacity to drop foods to people in inaccessible areas. We will do it whenever we are call to do so”

While on a courtesy call to the Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, the Minister said ” we are here on behalf of the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the National Humanitarian Coordination.committee to see how we can ensure no one is starve by ensuring food get to those in.hsrd to reach areas.”

Hajiya Faruk said “at a meeting held with the Vice President on 4th September 2020, it was discussed that accessibility issues faced by INGOs operating in
the NorthEast due to insecurity, floods or terrain, could be mitigated with the support of the security services and as outlined in the joint CiSEC Communique signed at the end of the 3 day Civil Security Cooperation Workshop held in Maiduguri from 6th–8th November 2019.The Communique highlights the need for Civil Security Cooperation to ensure the conduct of seamless humanitarian

” Your Excellency, the CiSEC structures provide the relevant platform for the essential dialogue and interaction required between humanitarian\civilian and security actors that it is necessary to pursue common goals which protect and support persons of concern affected by emergencies created by wars, armed conflicts,and terrorism;
natural and secondary catastrophes; and technological and environmental disasters.”. She further stressed.

She stressed that “however,to ensure that we are able to provide adequate support, I wish to request that the State Government provide the
necessary information required to enable collaboration with the
Nigerian Airforce to drop food and non-food items in locations that
have been made inaccessible due to insecurity or the recent floods.”

She said ,the Managing Directoror NorthEast Development Commission NED and the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA will work with the Borno state team to ascertain and provide the NHCC with the required information to
ensure that the interventions provided are prioritise,and the needs and are
sufficient for the identified vulnerable communities”

Responding the Borno state Governor Professor Babagana Zulum represented by his Deputy, Alhaji Umar Kadafur said “we are working hard to see that we resettle all IFPs in the state volunteraliy , because they eager to go back to their communities. We have even commenced resettlement of our IDPs with the returned of the IDPs from.Auno, Ajiri, Kawuri and very soon we are going to resstlle the people of Baga, Ashigashiya and Ngoshe”.

Whe thanking the Federal Government for the support that have rendering to the IDPs in the Northeast, Governor Zulum assured that the Borno state government will work closely and support the Federal government to ensure all the food items get to the beneficiaries and no IDPs is starved.

The minister accompanied by the Borno state Deputy Governor, Alh Umar Kadafur, the Managing Director, NEDC Alhaji Goni Alkali, the DG NEMA Alh. Mohammed T Mohammed and others dignitaries inspects the food items at the NEMA store in Maiduguri.

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