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Adamawa new PCRC exco takes oath of office



Adamawa new PCRC Exco takes Oath of office

By Baba Yakubu Yola

The newly elected State Executive of the Police Community Relation Committee (PCRC) in Adamawa has been sworn-in a first of it kind ceremony in Yola.

Speaking at the ceremony held at the Police Officers Mess on Saturday, the new State Chairman, Prince Olu Adegoke, thanked members for the confidence reposed in them and promised not to disappoint members, the police and the people of Adamawa in general.

“On behalf of my family, well wishers and the organization, I accepted to be number one servant of the organization, and promise to discharge my responsibility effectively, efficiently, and diligently to the service of humanity and to be good ambassador of the Nigerian Police..

“I will like to assure the Adamawa Police Command that during my regime PCRC will be very good ambassador and dependable defenders of the Nigerian Police,” Adegoke said.

In his message to the occasion, the Adamawa Commissioner of Police, Mr Audu Madaki, represented by Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr Ajani Musibau, congratulated the new leadership of the committee and assured it of sustain support from the command.

Madaki urged for more participation of the public in joining the committee to support police and other security agencies in reducing crime.

He reiterated the commitment of the police in protecting the identity of anyone who provided security information, adding that such security information could be provided through members of the committee or traditional rulers by anyone who finds it difficult to reach the police.

In his remarks, District Head of Yola, Alhaji Mohammed Mustafa, who represented the Grand Patron of the committee, the Galadima Adamawa, called for collaborative effort between members of Police Community Relation Committee (PCRC) and traditional rulers in exposing criminals to security agencies.

He urged them to work with traditional rulers at all levels so that together they can effective fight crime in the society.

He also tasked them on being fair and just and the need to investigate any information before taking action.

Others who spoke at the occasion including Mamuda Mafia, Mohammed Hayatu Liman, Ja’faru Baba Girei, Hajiya Hauwa and former Speaker Turaki among others urged for support to the new executive for it to excel in its assignment.

Highlights of the ceremony include the taking of oath administered by Barrister Abdullahi Mohammed on the chairman and other members of the executive which has Ibrahim Mista-Ali as Public Relation Officer.

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Covid – 19 ; FMC Yola suspends visiting hours, pegs one relative per patient



COVID-19: FMC Yola Suspends Visiting Hours, Pegs One Relative Per Patient

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TheFederal Medical Centre (FMC) Yola, has suspended the visiting hours to the hospital. It has also reduced the number of patient relatives to one relative per patient.

This is contained in the press release Tuesday, signed by the chief information officer of the hospital Adamu Muhammad Dodo,

Dodo revealed that the measures taken were “in compliance with the directives from the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN), with a view to controlling the spread of Corona Virus Disease; COVID-19.

1. All visits by the patient relatives have been suspended till further notice.
2. Only one patient relative is allowed to stay with a patient on admission.
“The management of the hospital wishes to remind members of the public to observe regular hand washing with soap and clean water, use of hand sanitizers where soap and water are not readily available, observe social distancing, avoid handshake and crowded places and observe personal hygiene

“These measures will be reviewed as the situation improves,” the hospital management assured.






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COVID -19; Borno NUJ commends BOSG steps in preventing the virus



Covid 19, Borno NUJ commends BOSG steps in preventing the virus

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ ) Borno Chapter has commendad the Borno State government for taking a swift action to prevent out break of Corona virus disease in the state.

The NUJ in a statement signed by its secretary, Alhaji Mohammed Ibrahim said *”Wworthy of note is the setting up of high powered Response Team for the prevention and control of Covid-19 as well as provision of state of the art facilities for testing, isolation center and intensive care unit among other restrictive measures to keep the public safe. ”

The Union however calls on the government to provide more artificial respiratory machines to complement the ones on ground for use and as precaution in the event of any suspected case.

NUJ Borno Council assures government and people of the state of adequate and accurate coverage as well as timely information on prevention and control of corona virus.

The statement equally calls on journalists not to publish any alleged case on Covid-19 without confirmation from the Response Team or the Commissioner of Health in the state and be cautious while covering issues relating to the pandemic by using personal protective equipment.

“We also implore the public to be prayerful for an end to the global pandemic and remain law abiding in the face of restrictions by the government on social distancing including personal hygiene.*, the NUJ stated.


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Adamawa CP directs DPOs, Area Commanders to enforce public compliance with preventive measures on COVID -19



Adamawa CP directs DPOs, Area Commanders to enforce public compliance with preventive measures on Convid-19

By Baba Yakubu Yola

Adamawa State Commissioner of Police, Mr Audu Madaki, has directed Divisional Police Officers and Area Commanders to ensure public compliance within their areas of jurisdiction of all legitimate orders given by government to contain the Convid-19 pandemic.

The directive was contained in a statement by the Adamawa Command Spokesman, DSP Suleiman Yahaya, who said that the commissioner also warned against unnecessary arrest and detention of suspects.

“Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) global health threat and the subsequent social restriction orders imposed by governments at all levels, to enable its containment, the Commissioner of Police, AUDU A MADAKI , while enjoining citizens to voluntarily adhere to the orders, directs all DPOs and their supervising Area commanders to ensure that all legitimate orders given in pursuant to the containment efforts by the Government are strictly enforced within their areas of jurisdiction.

“The CP while urging officers to observe personal safety measures, further directs the Area commanders and DPOs to ensure that cases of unnecessary arrests and detention of suspects are not condoned.

  • “He reiterates that detention of suspects must be reduced to the barest minimum and that only very serious cases such as terrorism, armed robbery, homicide and other non-bailable offences should warrant detention. The CP further directs that adequate measures be put in place to screen persons to be committed into police custody.

    “The CP enjoins citizens to avoid social visits to police stations and other police offices and minimize official visits, except where absolutely necessary. Meanwhile, the CP has ordered for immediate publicize phone numbers of it’s Command Control Room, Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) and other Operational Commanders using the conventional and non- conventional media in order to facilitate alternative interacting and reporting options between the Public and the Police.”

    The statement also announced the closure of all Police Primary and Secondary schools in the state in compliance with Federal Government directive, adding that the Police Medical Services has also step up sensitization programmes across Formations and Barracks in the Command.

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