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Ruling Borno is like Ruling a Small Country, I saw my children only 3 times in the first 65 days in office – Gov. Zulum

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Ruling Borno is like rulling a small country, i saw my children only 3 times in the first 65 days in office — Gov. Zulum

By Madu Mohammed. Maiduguri

The Borno state Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum has said that he saw his children only three times in the first 65 days in office, adding that to rule a small country is easier than ruling Borno state

The Governor who disclosed this at a media chat to mark his one year anniversary which held at the Government House, Maiduguri, yesterday said ” ” Ruling Borno is like ruing a small country, within my 65 days in office, I was in Government House and i was able to see my children 3 tines only.. The existing tradition we had in public and private sector were not good. How do we increase the trust between government and the govern, that was why in less 10 day of my inauguration I was in Kala balge, and southern Birno all to build trust and confidence between the government and govern”,.

The most difficult challenged I had in the last one year is that of good governance and discipline. The duo are major challenges but thank God we were able to seamount it .the Major challenge I faced in the last one year when I assumed office on 29th, May. 2019 Ware the issues of good governance and discipline. ”

“.I also hold security dearest to my heart because the nexus between peace and development cannot be over emphasis. If there is no peace there will be no development and if there is no development there will be no peace. So among my 10 pact agenda I hold security dearest to my heart because it effect majority of my people”, Governor Zulum said

He said ‘” kinetic approach to addressing insurgency cannot solve the crisis., we need to address the root cause of the insurgency, that was why I have been moving from one local government to another in our efforts to provide food and livelihood to our people. so that the insurgents would not recruit them . we are addressing the root cause which are hunger, poverty and unemployment.”

“Since I assumed office, there is no local government in the state that I have not visited, some I visited three or four times, all these is to build confidence and bridge the gap between the government and the govern. We have been strengthening the resilience of our people through peace building. We are able to bridged the existing gap between government and the govern”

Governor Zulum said ” being a pioneer commissioners of the ministry of Reconstruction. Rehabilitation and Resettlement I travelled from the knocks and cranies of the state. To ensure restoration of civil autholrity government established security trust fund , we have built municipal buildings such as schools Secretariat. Government lodges, police station. Courts, Palaces of the Shehus, emirs, village head as and other traditional rulers. Among others all these to ensure return of civil authorities at the grassroots level”.

In addressing the roots cause of the insurgency, Prof. Zulum said we have created more jobs. expanded the land of cultivation from 400 hecters to 10 kilometers to Ngom, 5 kilometers Nagaa. 10 kilometres to Dikwa, and Kala-Balge. We have written the Chief of Army staff for security clearance to expand the area of cultivation and he directed the theater Commsnder to do so and he also directed all formation commander to expand area of cultivation, this season we are cultivating up till Dalwa, we are expanding our cultivation to reduce dependency on donor agencies”.

” in the area of health care delivery, he explained that “we have constructed 23 Primary Health Care centre. The World Health Organization standard is to building one primary Health care center in each ward but in Borno we are even building more than one. So that someone would go to the nearest heath Care centre. We have also built two primary Health centre in the metropolis, very soon we are going to launch free maternal healthete delivery ” he stressed.

He promised to provide many dividends of democracy to the people of Borno In-shaa Allah in the next three years and urged the people of the state to continue to pray, support and cooperates with his administration.

 

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Gov. Buni Driving Healthcare Revolution As Government Reach Deal With Drugs Manufacturers In Lagos

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Gov. Buni Driving Healthcare Revolution as Government Reach Deal With Drugs Manufacturers In Lagos

By Umar Aina – Damaturu

As part of continuous effort of Gov. Mai Mala Buni’s administration to rigig healthcare system through the provision of high quality and affordable health care products to the general populace of the state, earlier on Monday, 10th of August 2020, the Honourable Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Muhammad Lawan Gana led a high level team comprising of the Executive Secretary of Yobe State Drugs and Medical Consumables Management Agency (YODMA), Pharmacist Abdul’aziz Garba Muhammad and two other Directors from the Agency to Lagos and Ogun States for a brief ceremony on the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Yobe State Government and Pharma Group (Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMG-MAN) on behalf of the state government.

PMG-MAN is an umbrella body of the Pharmaceutical products manufacturers comprising of Fidson Healthcare Plc, Juhel Nigeria Limited and Drugfield Pharmaceutical Limited whose manufacturing plants are situated in the Sango Ota in Ogun State.

It could be recall that Governor Buni’s administration had fastrack the speedy establishment of YODMA in December 2019, with the aim of increasing access to high quality health services through constant supply of health care products thereby preventing out of stock syndrome, preponderance of counterfeit, falsified and substandard products by engaging reputable companies as an assured source of drugs supplies to the state.

It is on this premise that the team went to Lagos to formalise the partnership between the state government and the Pharma Group with support from Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation (BMGF) mediated by African Resource Centre (ARC).

At the end of the meeting, the Honourable Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Muhammad Lawan Gana signed the MoU on behalf of Yobe State Government while the CEOs/Founders of the 3 PMG-MAN also signed on behalf of their agencies respectively.

At the end of the meeting, the Honourable Commissioner together with his team toured different manufacturing units in Fidson Healthcare Plc. and Drugfield Pharmaceutical Limited where they observed different manufacturing equipments and processes for the production of different dosage formulations.

In attendance during the signing of the MoU include the Honourable Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Yobe State, Dr. Muhammad Lawan Gana, Executive Secretary of YODMA, Pharmacist Abdul-Aziz Garba Muhammad, Director of Procurement, YODMA, Pharmacist Muhammad Barau, Director, Sales and Distribution of YODMA, Pharmacist Musa Dauda. From the PMG-MAN part are CEO/Founder, Fidson Health Care Plc, Mr Fidelis Aeyabae, Founder/CEO of Drugfield Pharmaceuticals, Limited Pharmacist Ekundayo Olakunle and representative of CEO/Founder of Juhel Nigeria Limited. Representative of development partners were also present at the signing of the MoU, including Consultant from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF), Dr. Musa Usman Matazu, Regional Director, ARC Nigeria, Pharmacist Azuka Okeke, ARC Supply Chain Expert, Mr Chima and other ARC staff.

Suleiman Gambo Yusuf Bakoro who is the Information and Public Relation Officer YODMA further clarifies that the development is there to continue for ensuring property and qualitative drugs to the state.

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Gov. Buni Diving Healthcare Revolution As Government Reach Deal With Drugs Manufacturers In Lagos

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Gov. Buni Driving Healthcare Revolution as Government Reach Deal With Drugs Manufacturers In Lagos

By Umar Aina – Damaturu

As part of continuous effort of Gov. Mai Mala Buni’s administration to rigig healthcare system through the provision of high quality and affordable health care products to the general populace of the state, earlier on Monday, 10th of August 2020, the Honourable Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Muhammad Lawan Gana led a high level team comprising of the Executive Secretary of Yobe State Drugs and Medical Consumables Management Agency (YODMA), Pharmacist Abdul’aziz Garba Muhammad and two other Directors from the Agency to Lagos and Ogun States for a brief ceremony on the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Yobe State Government and Pharma Group (Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMG-MAN) on behalf of the state government.

PMG-MAN is an umbrella body of the Pharmaceutical products manufacturers comprising of Fidson Healthcare Plc, Juhel Nigeria Limited and Drugfield Pharmaceutical Limited whose manufacturing plants are situated in the Sango Ota in Ogun State.

It could be recall that Governor Buni’s administration had fastrack the speedy establishment of YODMA in December 2019, with the aim of increasing access to high quality health services through constant supply of health care products thereby preventing out of stock syndrome, preponderance of counterfeit, falsified and substandard products by engaging reputable companies as an assured source of drugs supplies to the state.

It is on this premise that the team went to Lagos to formalise the partnership between the state government and the Pharma Group with support from Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation (BMGF) mediated by African Resource Centre (ARC).

At the end of the meeting, the Honourable Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Muhammad Lawan Gana signed the MoU on behalf of Yobe State Government while the CEOs/Founders of the 3 PMG-MAN also signed on behalf of their agencies respectively.

At the end of the meeting, the Honourable Commissioner together with his team toured different manufacturing units in Fidson Healthcare Plc. and Drugfield Pharmaceutical Limited where they observed different manufacturing equipments and processes for the production of different dosage formulations.

In attendance during the signing of the MoU include the Honourable Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Yobe State, Dr. Muhammad Lawan Gana, Executive Secretary of YODMA, Pharmacist Abdul-Aziz Garba Muhammad, Director of Procurement, YODMA, Pharmacist Muhammad Barau, Director, Sales and Distribution of YODMA, Pharmacist Musa Dauda. From the PMG-MAN part are CEO/Founder, Fidson Health Care Plc, Mr Fidelis Aeyabae, Founder/CEO of Drugfield Pharmaceuticals, Limited Pharmacist Ekundayo Olakunle and representative of CEO/Founder of Juhel Nigeria Limited. Representative of development partners were also present at the signing of the MoU, including Consultant from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF), Dr. Musa Usman Matazu, Regional Director, ARC Nigeria, Pharmacist Azuka Okeke, ARC Supply Chain Expert, Mr Chima and other ARC staff.

Suleiman Gambo Yusuf Bakoro who is the
Information and Public Relation Officer YODMA further clarifies that the development is there to continue for ensuring property and qualitative drugs to the state.

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Deploy State of Art Hardware to Military to end Boko Haram in the region, Northeast Governors tells FG

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Deploy state of the art hardware to the military to end Boko Haram in the region, Northeast Governor’s tells FG

By Madu Mohammed, , Maiduguri

The Northeast Governor’s Forum at the end of it’s meeting held in Maiduguri has called on the Federal Government to deploy state of the art hardware to the military to end over a decade long Boko Haram insurgency in the region and also bridged the manpower deficit in the Nigerian Armed Forces by allowing the Police to carry state of the art weapons where necessary and be provided with strategic equipment like high velocity tear gas, trackers and Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC),

The Executive Governors of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe States under the auspices of North East Governors’ Forum who held its 2nd meeting in Maiduguri, Borno State and discussed the challenges facing the sub-region and issued 11 point communique where they nominated Governorr Babagana Zulum of Borno State to serve as Chairman for a period of two years and also agreed that the Headquarters of the Forum be located in Maiduguri, Borno State.

The communique which was read by the newly nominated chairman of the Forum,, Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno.state on Saturday night at the Goverment House Maiduguuri commended the effort of the Federal Government of Nigeria in fighting the insurgency but however called on the the Armed Forces to intensify effort to secure hard-to-reach areas in the region and ensure safe access to farm lands.

“The Forum called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to ensure the deployment of state of the art military hard ware to the region. The also Forum recommends that the manpower deficit in the Nigerian Armed Forces should be bridged by allowing the Police to carry state of the art weapons where necessary and be provided with strategic equipment like high velocity tear gas, trackers and Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC), Governor Zulum said.

The communique further said”
the Forum calls on the Federal Ministry of Water Resources to ensure that attention is given to recharging the Lake Chad from National water bodies and strengthen the river basins in the sub region. The Forum pledges to work together to foster regional integration, growth and development especially in exploitation of its oil and gas potentials, mineral resources, agriculture and industrialization.”

The Northeast Governor’s said ” thee Forum called on the Federal Government to revoke selected roads contracts awarded by Federal Ministry of Works for years without progress and re-award same to more competent contractors and fund to ensure timely execution.”

The Forum also urged the Federal Government to ensure local content in the execution of the Mambila Hydro electric power project and other programmes of the North East Development Commission to ensure synergy with state governments, assuring their resolved to supports the management and Board of the North East Development Commission by working together in producing comprehensive strategic Master Plan for the region that will ensure sustainable development.

“The Forum affirmed its commitment to support the Federal Government agenda of transforming the Almajiri system with a view to strengthening both Islamic and western education as well as stopping street begging and prevalence of out of school children in the region as agreed by the Northern Governors”, the communique further assured.

The has fixed 7the November, 2020 as date for the next meeting of the Forum to be held in Yola, Adamawa State.

 

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