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Borno federal lawmaker commends NEMA, Gov. Zulum, Gbajabiamila for donating and facilitating delivery of relief items to his contituency



Borno federal lawmaker commends NEMA, Governor Zulum, Gbajabiamila for donating and facilitating delivery of relief items to his constituency

By Madu Mohammed Maiduguri

The Member Representing Askira – Uba and Hawul Federal Constituency in Borno state, Hon. Dr. Haruna Mshelia has commended the foresight of the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Engineer Mustapha Maihaja and other stakeholders for the prompt approval and delivery of assorted relief items to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)/victims of Boko Haram sect in his constituency.

He also appreciated Governor Professor Babagana Umara Zulum and Speaker House of Representatives, Rt.Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila for facilitating delivery and prompt endorsement of his request letter respectively of the relief items.

Recalled that many people in Askira Uba local Government Areas were displaced by insurgents, but chose not to stay in any official camps, rather resides with their relatives, friends or struggle to keep soul, despite their own predicament.

The Lawmaker stated this during the official handing/presentation of the relief items in Askira -Uba for onward distribution to beneficiaries in the presence of NEMA, Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) officials, Security agencies, traditional and religious leaders, youth groups and politicians devoid of party affiliations.

He said, it is in history that the traumatized people of his constituency, especially those who had suffered insurgent’s devastating attacks and destruction of hard earned properties, decided not to flee their communities, nor move to any designated resettlement camps in Maiduguri, the state capital or nearby camps, but took to resilience and remained in their villages and communities safequard their dignity.

Hence, as their Federal Lawmaker, he had to visit the Headquarters of NEMA in Abuja recently to seek assistance for his people.

Dr. Haruna while addressing thousands of beneficiaries in hitherto destroyed communities, directed for judicious distribution of the items to reach people of Kopa, Whuyim, Gwandang, Tabang, Ngurthavu, Dille, Ngohi, Ngulde, Lassa, Kuthundla, Mutkum, Garin Galang and Tabang among other affected communities in Askira – Uba Local Government, whose villages and towns are still not safe, and are in dare need of relief items.

He thanked them for their resilience and patience, promising that, as their representative, he will leave no stone unturned to put smile on their faces at all times, irrespective of party affiliations.

The Lawmaker however called on the people of the constituents to unite and be prayerful for peace to reign and give their maximum support to the All Progressive Congress (APC) led-government which is committed to meet the yearnings and aspirations of the electorates.

Among the items donated are 400 bags of parboiled rice (12.5kg), 400 bags of maize (12.5kg), 400 bags of beans (25kg), 80 bags of iodized salt, 60 cartons of Tin Tomatoes and 80 kegs of Palm Oil.

Others include 60 cartons of powdered milk, 60 cartons of Milo, 1 Truck of cement (600 bags), 600 bundles of zinc, 600 bags of roofing nails, 120 packets of zinc nails, 800 pieces of foam mattresses, 800 pieces of nylon mat, 800 blankets, and 800mosquitoes nets. End


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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.

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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

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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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