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Adamawa stakeholders agreed on task force for smooth implementation of UNICEF programme

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Adamawa stakeholders agreed on task force for smooth implementation of UNICEF programme

By Baba Yakubu Yola

Adamawa stakeholders involved in the implementation of UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Child Friendly Community Initiative (CFCI) programme have agreed on a task force for smooth implementation of the pilot programme.

The CFCI programme in Fufore and Guyuk LGAs is to empower and strengthen the capacity of local governments and rural communities to adopt child-centered practices and improve access to basic services that promote child well-being and development.

The agreement is part of resolutions contained in a communique issued at the just concluded CFCI Inception Meeting in Yola attended by officials of UNICEF and stakeholders from Adamawa Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs).

The communique signed by the UNICEF Head of Bauchi Field Office, Mr Bhanu Pathak and the stakeholders from the MDAs, said the task force should be established at the state and local government levels to strengthen the programme implementation.

The communique also agreed to advocate for the commitment of the state to attain CFCI goals by ensuring line budget for the programme in 2020 supplementary budget and 2021 budget.

“Recognized the significance of child friendly communities and how this impact on the survival, development and protection of the children of Adamawa.

“Emphasized that CFCI should be scaled up by government across all communities of existing one ward in 2020 followed by all communities from additional two wards in 2021.

“Emphasized on the need to strengthen institutions at LGA, Ward and community levels for effective mobilization and service delivery,” the communique said.

It also made call for the urgent need for the release of operational fund, particularly at LGA level for monitoring of community interventions and logistics for project implementation.

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

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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

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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

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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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