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Covid-19; lockdown in the face of 11 months blackout in maiha

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COVID-19: Lockdown In The Face OF 11 Months Blackout In Maiha

* The investigation on transformer in Maiha result to insult, libel and threat to my life by Maiha LGA chairman who intends to play the Idi Amin Dada

By Adamu Muhammad Dodo

Maiha local government headquarters, northern senatorial district, Adamawa state, northeast Nigeria, is said to be a Madinah model; a one-big-family, a peace loving and peace living community.

The previous state lockdown as a measure to control the spread of Coronavirus, which is classified as global pandemic, endured with difficulty due to the total blackout experienced for 11 months in Maiha local government headquarters.

Everything to do with electricity, has to be only with the use of generator. Fueling alone is another fortune, which will be added to a cost in any transaction.

Adamawa state government has imposed another 14-day, statewide lockdown. Maiha local government headquarters is without electricity and still counting. You can imagine the stuffy suffocation under such condition

The Periscope finds it embarrassing, she seeks to find from the chairman and the lawmaker representing Maiha local government at the Adamawa State House of Assembly.

Hon. Isa Yahya of Sorau district, is the member representing Maiha local government. He could not respond to both the calls and the text message sent to him. The text message reads:

“This is calling from the Periscope media to find out your efforts on the transformer in the headquarters of Maiha LGA that has been in blackout for 11 months as the state faces another 2 weeks lockdown.

“Is there a synergy between you and the Hon Chairman?”

Similar text message was sent to the chairman of Maiha local government, called Idi Amin of Pakka when he didn’t respond to the phone call.

Idi Amin responded to the text message without considering that it could be from a fake media organisation, with a quack freelance journalist, whose life ought to be threatened to be subdued against further inquiry; the Idi Amin Dada of Yuganda style.

“To God be the glory.. And as for Nepa in maiha we are doing alot since I came to make sure light is restored.

“But also I want to tell you our people are heartless and stupid for not protecting what we have..

“This is the 4th time is happening and no effort from our people,” Idi Amin responded.

The chairman alleged that the people of Maiha are “heartless and stupid” that they could not protect the transformer against unknown vandals. The Periscope has found it so weighty a generalised insult that would require reshaping.

How can all the people of Maiha be heartless and stupid when it was not them who initially advised that the transformer be mounted at the apparently unsecured outskirt of the town with no security – not to talk about its adequacy – being provided?

“Hon. It will be dishonourable on your part to consider your people as heartless…; judging them with the offence of unknown vandals.
It’ll cost you fortune to defend by explaining what you mean by “our people are heartless and stupid,” the Periscope advised.

It was the advise that instigated insult, libel, threat to life an opened attack on the profession, the Periscope as fake medium and the publisher who put the question as a quack freelance journalist.

Idi Amin of Pakka, taken to Idi Amin Dada of Yuganda, has in a text message, indicting The Sun, some journalists in Yola and vendors who are not in anyway journalists as having told him that I am a quack freelance, local journalist. He said that his ants of lieutenants would soon get at me for kill.

Is the threat enough to scare me or its a diversionary tendency? This takes another report.

However, the Periscope investigation can reveal that prior to Idi Amin, money was released from Maiha local government for the repair. The transformer has however remained as it is; unfixed.

What happened with the money or the repair?

To what extend was Idi Amin’s “doing a lot to restore electricity” in Maiha headquarters when the people have dismissed it as a kind of home-dog barking without biting; more especially, as “he procured another transformer in Pakka?

Speaking with an expert in Yola Electricity Distribution Company YEDC on condition of anonymity, revealed that Maiha local government headquarters is fed on 5MVA 33/11KV Power Transformer; 1No Power Switch and Power Cable.

The transformer in Maiha, by the expert assessment, is badly damaged or vandalised that it would require a new one, which could cost between ten million to fifteen million naira.

The however said that with a pushing, kind of political will, the transformer could be gotten at YEDC “There hasn’t been pushing. It wouldn’t have taken up to eleven months.

To be continued.

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Applauding Governor Buni’s 365 days in Office. So far, So good

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Applauding Governor Buni’s 365 days in office. So far, So good

By Haruna Yusuf

Despite Yobe’s prudent management of fund, Yobe state Gov. Hon. Mai Mala Buni, remained a silent achiever and has performed wonderfully in his one year in office, that’s what even his opposition can attest to.

Gov. Buni is indeed a silent achiever, because he has achieved the best for his people in the one year of his led administration, he has achieved the design in achievement and projects, we believe that solution have been provided by the government of Yobe to the good people of the state.

Despite the lean allocation, Gov. Buni has achieved a lot, especially in the areas of education, healthcare, security, portable drinking water, electricity, affordable housing scheme, infrastructural upgrade, job creation investment in skill Acquisition and entrepreneural development etc.

Whether it is an organization or government, that is making people’s lives better, the common trait of a silent achiever, according to Scott Graham, is that ” they achieve results silently (obviously) they deliver without fuss, they solve problems and deliver solutions, they are innovative and above all, they inspire people” that’s who Gov. Buni is.

Outstanding achievers like Buni are few and not common, every nation or society boasts only a handful. They have become even more harder to find these days, when common measure for “strong ” is how loud, and for “weak” is how quite.

Since the commencement of Gov. Buni as the 4th democratically elected Governor of Yobe state on 29may 2019, he has embarked on programmes that directly impact the populace, irrespective of tribe, religion, status or political affiliation. Especially when it became a new day for the youths of the state and their involvement in the state affairs and cabinet inclusion.

Most of the programmes have been deliberately designed to create maximum impact among the beneficiaries rather than being used as propaganda tool to hoodwink the people.

Governor Mai Mala Buni, is a thinker and a doer, one who sets out to achieve his set goals silently, peacefully, yet effectively.

Today, everyone can see Buni’s report card, he have scored extremely well, he have shown prudency especially in the use of resources of the state, Buni made Yobeans very proud.

His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni is very quite, very peaceful, not a noise maker, but he is delivering on the job he signed to do.
Even as a National secretary of the ruling all progressive Congress (Apc) he towered above his contemporaries leader and someone to be trusted with the state’s lean treasury to perform miracle, that lends credence to why we should appreciate the courage and sincerity of purpose of this personality in rising to the sacred state duty.

So far, So good, Gov. Buni has kept faith with his words of being a *servant leader”
Because, just within 365 days of his assumption of duty, he has demonstrated to the people and state at Large that, ” he who calls for equity must come with clean hands”

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Tsangaya Model School; A lesson to learn from Wammako

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Tsangaya Model School; A lesson to learn from Wammako

By Mahmoud Mohammed

In 2007 Wammako’s led  adiministration then introduced tsangaya Model school popularly known as Almajiri school many people were against it, but today, only Sokoto state was able tto contain the Almajiri’s and get a soft landing.

Other States across the country today are busy trading words over the transfer Almajiri’s, while Sokoto has successfully find turn to the menace and brought them under one umbrella called “tsangaya school” which today is been controlled by SUBEB.

Hopefully, after Corona virus pendemic, most of the Northern states would definitely learn from Wammako’s past adiministration blue print instead allowing them to go about the street like, Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa, Borno  Wammako the immediate past Governor of Sokoto who initiated the school has today carter for many pupils in Sokoto which over the time create opportunity to several “Alabama’s” to earn teaching profession.

As at the time of filling this report, several tsangaya school teachers have earned as well aquired more steps in their education degree’s level.

I understood that during the period which Wammako introduced the school, most street beggars allegedly arres were send to the tsangaya and this has curtail street begging to the bearest minimum. Today, with the development of Covid -19 while many states of the federation are thinking of solution to Almajiri’s, Sokoto was able to come up with solution to this effect.

Meanwhile, when other state are waiting for FG palliative, already a solutions has been made and this was past legacy of Wammakko, the “Zakat and Endowment Fund”, has been on the ground sharing grains, money and animals among other. So, people of Sokoto should thank God for what Wammakko has done to the people since his administration to-date. Mahmoud Muhammad is a political commentators as well Analyst Base in Kaduna.

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Waziri Guza; The Man Behind Foundation For Literacy & Skill Acquisition Potiskum

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Waziri Guza; The Man Behind Foundation For Literacy & Skill Acquisition Potiskum

By Haruna Yusuf

Alhaji Ali Muhammadu Guza, is a Businessman, politician and a great philanthropist of all times, he is known to be an astute manager of people and a selfless, cheerful helper with a heart of Gold.

He is a traditional title holder, kingmaker and the waziri of pataskum but known by many as Potiskum the biggest local government of Yobe state. Waziri Guza find solace in helping the less privilege, vulnerable and persons with disability regardless of races, tribe religion or political affiliation.

Whether it is an organization or an individual making people’s lives better, the common trait of quite achiever, according to Scott Graham, is that “they achieve result quitly (obviously) they deliver with fuss, they solve problems and deliver solutions, they are innovative and above all, they inspire us.

But despite the growing unpopularity of being a quite achiever, there are still few Nigerians who have persisted in this noble path, and one of such persons is the unassuming personality, Alhaji Ali Muhammadu Guza the waziri of potiskum emirate council of Yobe state.

Waziri Guza will never accede to being unduly recognized across the state for his philanthropic services and benevolence hands towards eradicating illiteracy in his immediate community but he also prefer working in silence and letting his achievement make the noise.

This article will not attempt to rob him of that distinguishing attribute nevertheless, i strongly believe it would be a disservice to humanity if the noble deeds of silent achiever are allowed to remain unsung

Waziri Guza create a foundation (charity organization) channelled on education and skill acquisition. It help enroll children of the less privilege, vulnerable and children with disability attain their dreams.and gives the unemployed youths hope.

The flagship of these programmes is channelled the access to Basic education and job creation through skill acquisition program.

Foundation for literacy and skill acquisition in collaboration with Association for literacy support, Abuja. It provides free education basic education to children in the community and around and it operates a central hub and accessible education to all and sundry.

The Foundation carries out regular awareness campaign on child education and job creation.

The aim is to bridge the learning gap between the privilege and less privilege and children with disability in the society.
Nevertheless, Lawan Ali Guza the son of Waziri Guza is not let out of the philanthropic service, because he is the engine room of the foundation, he also deserves acolade of selfless service to humanity.

Lastly, Waziri Guza is a seasoned politician and a die-hard and unrepentant follower of His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, the executive Governor of Yobe state, he played a key role in Gov. Buni’s electioneering campaign and a man of no mean repute and also known as astute mobilizer and manager of people.

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