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The National Youth Chambers Council of Nigeria (NYCCN), in its efforts to sanitize the drug abuse, raping, Kidnapping and child abuse among youth has vowed to sensitize our youth nationwide, and all state chapters will commence sensitization campaign in January 2019.

To this end, the governing body of NYCCN has urged non-governmental organisation, government, civil society, and community stakeholders, to closely monitor their children movements and to check their affairs. We assuring the public that, the NYCCN will continue to play its role of providing adequate sensitization and enlightment campaigns on social vices will not be compromised or whittled down under any guise.

The National President of the Associationk (NYCCN),Comrade Bala Salihu Dawakin kudu stated this on Wednesday during an interview in Abuja.
According to him, the Association has put in place a number of initiatives aimed at protecting and sensitizing youth as well as boosting their confidence.
Dawakin kudu listed the initiatives to include; the e-campaigns, media campaign, sensitization programme from ward level to State level and setting up a committee on identity drug abuse among youth in Nigeria, especially in our schools, motor parks, and Markets, among others, but he, however, enjoined traditional rulers to support the programme in their respective domain.
He said: “They have to be able to monitor the movement of our youth and appeal to those invitees to sensitization venue to attend occasion. This will enables us to have confidence on our traditional rulers in supporting the mission. This will enables the NYCCN members to know where to complain and how long it takes for such complaints to be resolved.
We advise the State governments and local governments to support the Association by join hands to fight the menace, thereby reducing risks of involving our youth into drug abuse. We are committed to protecting our youth, because they are the future of tomorrow in the work we do.
Comrade Bala Salihu Dawakin kudu who is the National President of NATIONAL YOUTH Chambers Council of Nigeria (NYCCN), said the Association was working with other non-governmental organizations in setting up a committee that would look into and proper solutions to problems around identity of drug abuse among our youth in Nigeria.

“So, for instance, to boost the campaign mandate and direct contact with those affected or addicted to drugs, we are engaging professionals doctors include Pharmacist and nurses especially psychiatric doctors for professional advise.

The NYCCN boss also disclosed that, the stakeholders, will continued sensitization to further enlighten youth on the danger of drugs abuse.
On the need for progress of this campaign, Bala said the NYCCN is making concerted efforts in collaboration with government and civil society to register their commitment in sensitization campaign against our youth.
These initiatives she added, continue to highlight and promote developments and trends our youths in skills acquisition.

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Covid -19; BOSACA advises general public on preventive measures



COVID 19 BOSACA advises general public on preventives measures

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Executive Secretary and Project Manager Borno State Agency for the Control Against AIDS (BOSACA), Alhaji Muhammad Barkindo has advised general public, more especially those with ailment that lower the immune system in the bidy such as diabetic, hypertension, sickle cell among other to take extra precaution and adhered strickly to preventive measures against Corona Virus.

The Executive Secreatry, Muhammad Barkindo Saidu while speaking in an interview with journalists in office in Monday said both Corona and HIV, AIDS are virusus but CORONA is much more deadly, even HIV/AIDS weakens body immunity and renders its victims to fall easy prey to diseases.. So also those with diabetics, blood pressure, sickle cell are all crime to the corona Virus, as such they take extra preventive measures by strictly adhering to all measures.

He commended Governor Babagana Umara Zulum for assisting the Borno State Agency for The Control of HIV (AIDS) in terms of supporting in mentenance thrur office infrastructure to ease theur work.

Muhammad Barkindo said the Aagency is able to contain the spread of the HIV AIDS in the state more especially among the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

We were able to contain the spread of the HIV Virus through sensitizing the public on the availability of essential drugs to be given to people living with the virus and removing the stigmatization. Confidence building on the part of those living with the virus has helped tremendously in making people to come for testing and to also receive treatment”, the Executive Secretary added.

He furthet ststed that his agency has been working closely with managers of IDP Camps in the identification of patients, adding that they also use the support and assistance to those identified to remove stigmatization with the assurance that using the drugs will ensure that patients can live normal lives so those hiding are now encouraged to come out.

The project Manger also commended the military for their cooperation and synergy that has assistied the agency conducting test and provide care to those people who have been rescued from captivity of Boko Haram through given them medicatiin.

Accirding to him, as for the pregnant rescued victims, they are made to undergo antenatal clinics which makes it easy for their status to be determined and followed up.

While lamenting the pathetic story of five Ladies abducted, infected with HIV virus and impregnated by insurgents, Barkindo said the agency were able yo identitied them counseled them and provide them with medication and livihood assistance through the Wife of Executive Governor of Borno state, Dr Falmata Babagsna Zulum.


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Covid -19; Gov. Fintiri direct public, private workers to work from home



Covid-19: Gov. Fintiri direct public, private workers to work from home

By Baba Yakubu Yola

Gov. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa has directed all workers from level 01 to 14 in public and private sectors in the state to work from home.

A statement signed by the Press Secretary to the Governor, Humwashi Wonosikou, said the directive is part of measures to ensure the safety of the people against the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.

“This category of staff are to work from home for a period of two weeks in the first instance subject to review, but with exception of those on essential services such as health workers, water board, fire service, board of internal revenue, security men, abbatoir and media workers.”

He said that the Governor regretted the decision which became necessary based on the fact that 51 cases and one death had been recorded in the country.

“Governor Ahmadu Fintiri reassured people of the state of his administration’s resolve to protect them against any form of challenges, and urged them to cooperate with government towards better service delivery.

“The Governor reiterated the need for all concerned to observe basic hygiene practices like ensuring hand washing and social distancing,” Wonosikou said.

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Effects of COVID -19 ; Governor Zulum sets up team to increase Borno’s IG



Effects of Covid-19, Governor: Zulum sets up team to increase Borno’s IG

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum has on Tuesday set up economic response team to braced up for impending economic downturn as a result of the ravaging coronavirus pandemic as well as dwindling Nigeria’s oil revenue,.

The committee led by Governor Zulum’s Special Adviser on Economy, Alhaji Mustapha Bunuw were tasked to increase the state’s internally generated revenue (IGR).

Governor Babagana Zulum while announcing the team at the Government House, Maiduguri, mandated them to increase Borno’s internally generated revenue through innovations, fiscal discipline, blocking of leakages and priority funding.

Members of the team includes the Permanent Secretaries in ministries of finance, trade and investment, environment, transport, health, water resources as well as the general managers of the state’s housing and water cooperation, with the Chairman of the state’s Board of internal revenue, serving as the Secretary.

The governor urged them to block all leakages in revenues accruing to the state and to harness all avenues to increase internal revenue.

He further disclosed that the state executive council will review the 2020 budget given the fall in oil price which could make projected revenue from the federation account potentially impossible as a result of drop from more than $50 bench mark to less than $30 being the price at the moment.

” A revised budget will be sent to the Borno state House of Assembly, in which less revenue will be projected from the federation account, while some projects will be set aside with government to focus on funding priority projects”, Prof. Zulum added.


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