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Yobe; Gov. Buni Moves to plant 3million assorted seedlings to combat desertification

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Yobe; Gov. Buni Moves to plant 3million assorted seedlings to combat desertification

By Daily Hint Damaturu

Desertification in the state is a major environmental and livelihood challenge driven by climatic variability, and human activities, such as deforestation and high reliance on firewood for cooking. Arable land turns arid and forage for cattle becomes increasingly scarce affecting the livelihood of both farmers and pastoralists.

It further compounds socioeconomic inequalities, the impact of climate change and the intensity of weather events, including sand storms and heatwaves.

Plantations of trees is important as they improve the life and fulfil essential needs of mankind. During photosynthesis, the trees breakdown food materials and consume carbon dioxide. Resultantly with the help of sunlight, the trees produce carbohydrates. Moreover, trees support life by providing habitat to different species such as squirrels, bees and birds. Trees cleanse the climate by absorbing carbon dioxide from the environment and releasing oxygen. The trees cool the environment through their leaves by absorbing the sun heat. Thus, there occurs cooling in the atmosphere. The trees provide shades to houses and streets.

Trees clean the air by absorbing harmful chemicals such as nitrogen oxide and removing dust particles from the air by absorbing them in their leaves. Another importance of planting trees is that they save the water from impurity. Trees stop water pollution by breaking the direct fall of rainfall to the ground. Through trees, we make furniture and produce materials like books and papers. Trees help to relax and to reduce blood pressure. Different species of trees also relax the mood of people.

Yobe state governor his excellency Hon. Mai Mala Buni in his efforts to combat desertification and deforestation in the state instructed ministry of environment to raise and plant 3 million assorted seedlings.

Today we visited one of the nursery in Damaturu where 800,000 seedlings going to be raise. The Nursery is satisfactorily ongoing, it has a borehole and water reservoirs for effective irrigation.

Other nurseries: Bayamari Nursery bedding 400,000, Gaidam 600,000, Gashua 600,000, Nguru 600,000 seedlings total of 3,000,000 seedlings. After raising the seedlings is going to be planted across the 17 local government of the state.

Yobe state commissioner ministry of environment Hon. Sidi Yakubu Karasuwa has intensified monitoring and supervision on daily basis to ensure compliance of workers to adequately care for the seedlings. Hon. Karasuwa implored to workers to do their respective duties diligently in order to achieve the desired objective.

 

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Governor Zulum Appoints Alh. Mustapha Umar Aliyu As New Emir of Biu

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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

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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

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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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