Gov. Buni Met with executives of Shippers’ Council, set to build trailer park in potiskum
By Haruna Yusuf Damaturu
H.E Governor Mai Mala Buni has met with the Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council Hassan Bello, as arrangements are concluded for a ground breaking foundation laying ceremony for the construction of a modern Trailer Park and Mechanics’ Village in Potiskum.
The governor met the Shippers’ Council boss in Lagos today ahead of the foundation laying ceremony slated for Wednesday 4th September 2019.
The Yobe State Government and the Shippers’ Council are working together under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) to construct the modern transportation hub in Potiskum.
The State Government has also provided 50 hectares of land as site for the Park in Potiskum.
The project is expected to be completed within 18 months once bidding processes have been finalized.
Some may recall that during his Town Hall Meeting in Potiskum recently, Governor Mai Mala Buni had told the people that the Modern Trailer Park to be built will help decongest and clean up Potiskum and provide a modern business environment in which the town’s bourgeoning trucking sector will thrive and expand.
Shippers’ Council ES Hassan Bello says over 5000 direct jobs could be created once the Park comes onl stream.
“Potiskum has the largest concentration of trucks and it’s fitting that truck drivers have a dignified hub to transit and rest as they continue with their trucking activities…They also need a modern mechanics’ village for the maintenance of their vehicles”, Mr Hassan Bello said.
The Shippers’ Council boss added that the Park will not only be used by trailer drivers but by other motorists as well who may wish to transit and enjoy the various services that will be on offer at the Park.
Governor Zulum Appoints Alh. Mustapha Umar Aliyu As New Emir of Biu
Governor Zulum Appoints Alhaji Mustapha Umar Aliyu as New Emir of Biu
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
The Borno state Governor , Prof. Babagana Zulum has approved the appointment of His Royal Highness, Alhaji Mustapha Umar Mustapha Aliyu as the new Emir of Biu following the demised of his father Late Alhaji Umar Mustapha Aliyu who died on Tuesday 15th September, 2020.
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state made the appointment in a letter conveyed in a message delivered to the new Emir by the state Deputy Governor, Alhaji Umar Kadafur and the Secretary to the Borno State Government (SSG), Alhaji Usman Jidda Shuwa on Monday in Biu.
The letter reads ” His Royal Highness, Alhaji Mustapha Umar Mustapha Aliyu ( Midala), is hereby appointed as first class Emir of Bayo to be known and recognized as “Emir if Biu” comprising of Biu, Bayo Hawul and Kwaya Kusar local government areas with the headquarters in Biu”.
Governor Zulum said ” in exercise of the power conferred on the Executive Governor by section 7(1) of the Borno state Local government laws 2020 and Section 5 of the Chief’s (appointment and dethronement) Law. Cap. 25 of Borno state 1994 following order, “.
“The order may be cited as First Class of Emir Biu appointment order 2020.”, the letter added.
The Emir is expected to be turbaned at a letter date after some traditional rites in accordance to the culture and traditions of the Emirate.
Digitization: Gov. Buni Approves Employment of Casual Staff At Yobe Radio, TV
Digitization: Gov. Buni Approves Employment Of Casual Staff At Yobe Radio, TV.
By, Daily Hint Damaturu
Television (YTV), Governor Mai Mala Buni has approved the appointment of experienced casual staff working at the two stations.
Commissioner for Information, Home Affairs, and Culture Hon Abdullahi Bego, revealed this when the officials of the Radio, Television and Theatre Art Workers Union (RATAWU) paid him a courtesy visit at the office in Damaturu.
Bego said the governor had after approving millions of naira for the total overhauling of the two stations directed for formulation of all strategies that will ensure effective implementation of the digitization process.
The commissioner also said, “His Excellency Hon. Mai Mala Buni is passionate about the digitization process of the media organizations in the state especially when it comes to equipment, staff strength and capability.
“The next step is the training and retraining of the staff of the two media organisations for efficiency in the execution of their job,” Bego disclosed.
He said the casual staffs billed for employment were serving at the stations for more than eight years while others five to six years without permanent appointment letters.
“We feel it is good to employ them taking into cognizance their experience in the system and dedication to duty.”
Bego commended RATTAWU among other members of the organization for their effort in informing, enlightening, and entertaining the public at all times.
The chairman of RATTAWU, Comrade Nasiru Illiya, while speaking, said they were at his office to register their gratitude to the giant stride of Governor Mai Mala Buni, especially on the digitization of the two media organisations in the state.
“Sir, we are equally very grateful to note that within your short stay as commissioner of Information, we have started witnessing a positive transformation in the sector through the award of contracts worth
millions of naira for upgrading YBC and YTV from analogue to digital transmission.
“As I am speaking to you now, YBC is online transmission live,” Illiya disclosed
Gov. Buni commends UN, others for humanitarian support in the state
Gov. Buni Commends UN, Others for Humanitarian Support In The State.
By Umar Aina – Damaturu
His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Yobe state, Hon. Mai Mala Buni ( Chiroman Gujba) has commended the united Nations organizations for helping to address the Humanitarian crisis in the state.
The governor spoke this morning in a special session with UN and members of the state executive council at the council chamber government House Damaturu.
Represented by his Deputy Hon. Idi Barde Gubana ( wazirin Fune) who appreciates the upsurge of Sympharty by local, National and international organizations, Agencies such as UNICEF, UNFPA, UNDP, WHO,UNHCR, and others for the support, concerns and kind gesture to the state and vulnerable groups.
The governor, appealed for the UN and other international organizations and development partners to scale up their activities to address humanitarian situation in the state.
During the special session with UN and members of the state executive council at the council chamber of government house Damaturu, the house leader, and commissioners of higher education, environment, Agriculture and natural resources, water resources, women Affairs, Basic and secondary education, Humanitarian affairs and disaster management as well as Home affairs information and culture had a useful discussion,.
In their separate contributions appealed for more fund to rehabilitated and reconstruct basic amenities and health care delivery to help them resume normal life.
Earlier in his presentation, the UN resident and Humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria Mr Edward Kallon, assured that united Nations organizations is poised to deepen its partnership with the state government and other stakeholders to help the state recover and rebuilt from devastation of Boko haram
The UN mission to yobe and other state in the north east is to support the state governments to address the Humanitarian crisis in the region.
We are visiting yobe state at a trying moment when our common Humanity has been severely affected by the COVID 19 pandemic with 56,017 total confirmed cases and 1,076 death in yobe state within the same period, he said.
Adding that between 2017 and 2019, the UN and partners mobilized over US$2.5 billion and provided Humanitarian assistance to 5.6 million people annually including food, water,sanitation, shelter, education and health assistance in northeast Nigeria.
In appreciation of UN Humanitarian support to yobe state, the governor has presented special gifts to the UN delegation.
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