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Consider your deployment to Adamawa a blessing, Fintiri tells Corps members

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Consider your deployment to Adamawa a blessing, Gov. Fintiri tells Corps Members

By Baba Yakubu Yola

Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa has assured corps members deployed to the state of their safety and said they should consider their deployment to the state as a blessing.

Fintiri gave the assurance at the Damare Camp near Yola, at the swearing-in ceremony of 2019 Batch ‘C’ Stream 11 corps members deployed to the state.

Fintiri said Adamawa is now a peaceful state and would accord the corps members warm reception during the service year.

“Adamawa is at present one of the most peaceful states in the country.

“This is particularly evident in the serenity we enjoyed during the 2019 general elections in which corps members like you massively participated.

“To this end, I want you to consider your deployment to Adamawa as a blessing from God and therefore accept it in good faith,” Fintiri said.

He urged them to take the orientation programme seriously by participating actively in all camp activities which are full of opportunities and needed exposure to re-adjust their lives and build their confidence.

In his remarks, the State Chairman of NYSC Governing Board, Mallam Sanusi Faruk, lauded Adamawa Government for it commitment to supporting the scheme and urged the corps members to take maximum advantage of the training courses to be provided to them during the orientation.

In his speech, the Adamawa Coordinator of NYSC, Mallam Ibrahim Tukur, urged the corps members to demonstrate patriotic spirit throughout the orientation course and during the service year.

“I must quickly remind you that however that camp life is strictly regimented and carefully designed to inculcate in you discipline, hard work, team spirit and love for one another.

“You should aspire to the highest ideals of patriotism and selfless service to your fatherland,” Tukur said.

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Covid-19; Adamawa Government announces lockdown

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Covid-19: Adamawa Government announces lockdown

By Baba Yakubu Yola

Gov. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa has announced two weeks lockdown of the state starting Tuesday midnight as part of measures to contain the spread of Convid-19 pandemic.

Fintiri made this known in a statement through his Press Secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou.

Fintiri said the painful decision became necessary to save lives

“The Adamawa State Government has imposed a lockdown throughout the State in an effort to avoid the spread of Corona Virus disease for a period of 14 Days with effect from midnight Tuesday March 31st 2020.

“Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri says though painful, the decision is necessary to save lives.

“Inter State travel restriction is also imposed as inter State and international borders with Cameroon are to remain shut during this period.

“The ban also affects tricycle, taxis and bus operators throughout the State.”

Fintiri lamented that the directive to workers on grade levels 1-14 to stay at home issued last was not adhered to in the first instance and therefore Government is left with no option than to impose the lockdown in the overall interest of the people as Covid-19 continues to spread with 111 reported cases in Nigeria so far.

“Social Activities such as Clubbing and Joints are banned, Markets are also hereby restricted, except for those selling food items, Pharmaceuticals, Filling Stations, while Banks are to provide skeletal services”.

The Government however emphasises on the need to ensure basic hygiene practices of hand washing, social distancing and avoiding crowded places.

Fintiri said that the measures were aimed at stemming the spread of a Corona Virus outbreak that has affected the economy, threatened public health care and killed more people than any other disease.

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Covid-19; Gov. Buni inspect Isolation centre

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Covid-19; Gov. Buni inspects Isolation center

By Daily Hint Damaturu

His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni,  the executive Governor of Yobe state, today went on inspection tour of one of the Isolation Centres for the COVID-19 emergency treatment unit in the state.

The isolation center is designated and located at the State Special Hospital, also referred to as Sani Abatcha Specialists Hospital Damaturu.

His Excellency, Gov. Buni was taken round the facility by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mohammed Lawan Gana who is also the Co-Chair of the State Task Force Team on Corona virus covid-19

 

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Borno Government to ban passengers, vehicular movement into the state from Tuesday 31st 2020

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Borno Government to bans passengers, vehicular movenent into the state from Tuesday 31st March 2020

By Madu Mohammed, . Maiduguri

The Borno state government has announced the banned on passengers and vehicular movement into the state from all entry points of the state from Tuesday, March 31st 2020

Governor Babagana Zulum made the closure of the state in a statement signed by himself said ” all passengers and vehicular movement into the state are banned with effect from Tuesday 31st March. 2020. Except those bringing in food items, medications, fuel and other humanitarian goods”.

Governot Zulum.said the closure will last for two weeks in the first instance,

The verification exercise of the local government staff is hereby suspended for the next two weeks. All shops and organised business areas to provide hand washing stations and temperature monitoring and promote social distance
advises financial institutions and shops to provide hand sanitizers and temperature checking equipment at all operational points and maintain social distancing in crowded areas.,” the governor added.

The statement further directs civil servants from grade levels one to twelve to work from home, except those on essential services.and also suspends the ongoing verification exercise of pensioners in the state.

Prof. Zulum said ” all civil servants from.grade level 1 to 12 to work ftom home, except those on essential services such as health workers, water and borehole operators. Fire service. Security etc”

As from Tuesday 31st March, 2020 all banks operating in Maiduguri and organisation using biometric attendance equipment must provide hand washing stations and hand sanitizers at all operation point. Furthermore, banks to limit  numbers of customers in banking hall not more than 15 at a time and to activate all ATM points to function, the statement added

Zulum.while calling for calm.and intensified prayer’s assured thst Government has put in place, palliatives to cushion the hardship of vulnerable people.

 

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