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PEF/PCNI distribute goats to households affected by insurgency in Adamawa



PEF/PCNI distribute goats to households affected by insurgency in Adamawa

By Baba Yakubu Yola

The Petroleum Equalization Fund (PEF) in collaboration with Presidential Committee on North East Initiative (PCNI), has commenced distribution of goats to women trained on animal husbandry in communities affected by insurgency in Adamawa.

Speaking at the flag-off ceremony in Nduku community in Mubi South LGA, the Executive Director, Centre for Social Change and Economic Development (CSCED), the implementing partner, Abubakar Mustafa said women from 550 households in five communities in Mubi South and Mubi North LGAs would benefit from the project in Adamawa.

Abubakar said in Mubi South LG, the beneficiaries were from Nduku and Duvu communities, while in Mubi North the beneficiaries were from Betso, Mayo-Bani and Vimtim communities.

“They are part of numerous vulnerable women who are either internally displaced persons, returnees or host community members whose means of livelihood has been affected directly or indirectly by the activities of insurgency in the state,” Abubakar said.

Also speaking, the chairman of Dawaire Farms, another implementing partner, Dr Junaidu Maina said each beneficiary would be provided with foundation stock of 4 goats (3 females and 1 male), startup feed, veterinary kit and conditional cash grant for 3 months.

“The targeted beneficiaries are 550 households corresponding to 3850 individuals.

“Another reason for selecting goats is because they are short cycle livestock and can be reared within walking distance outside the protected perimeters of camps thus limiting the exposure of women and girls to potential sexual exploitation, abuses and other Gender Based Violence (SGBV),” Maina said.

Also speaking, the Consultant for PEF/PCNI projects in Adamawa, Mr Terfa Gbande, said the gesture was inline with Federal Government passion in supporting the vulnerable ones in the society.

Gbande lauded the support and collaboration from the state, LGAs and benefitting communities and urged beneficiaries to make maximum use of the opportunity in picking up their lives once again.

in his message to the occassion, the Emir of Mubi, Alhaji Abubakar Isa Ahmadu represented by the District Head of Narawo, Alhaji Sa’ad Ahmadu, also lauded the support and urged the beneficiaries to maximise the opportunity by making a difference in their respective communities.

He reiterated the commitment of traditional rulers to support such laudable projects that has positive impact on communities.

In his remarks, Adamawa Commissioner for Livestock and Aquaculture Development, Alhaji Usman Yahaya, lauded the development which he said was inline with Gov. Ahmadu Fintri 11-points agenda.

Yahaya urged for more collaboration with his ministry in the planning and implementation of such programme.

In their respective remarks, the representative of Food And Agricultural Organization (FAO), Mr Usman Palam; the representative of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA),Yusuf Ibbi; and the representative of Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA), Mohammed Buba, lauded the initiative and urged other corporate organizations to emulate them.

Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mrs Mary Joel, thanked government and all those involved in training them on animal husbandry and assured that they would reciprocate the gesture by making proper use of the opportunity to better their lives and that of their families.

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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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