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Gov. Buni Mourns With Gujba Emirate Over The Death Of Maira Of Gujba

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Gov. Buni Mourns With Gujba Emirate Over The Death Of Maira Of Gujba

By Daily Hint Damaturu

His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, the executive Governor of Yobe state and the ruling all progressive Congress (Apc) Chairman caretaker committee has received with regret and sadness, the death of Hajja Fanna Ibn Ali Gangarang the Maira of Gujba and mother of His Royal Highness the Emir of Gujba Alhaji Mai Mukhtar lbn Ali Gangarang.

Governor Mai Mala Buni, described the death of the Maira as a huge loss to His Royal Highness, the family, Gujba emirate and the entire state.

He said late Maira was committed to humanitarian and community service and dedicated her life to the development of the emirate and state.

“Hajja Fanna would be missed for her rich advise, wise counselling and prayers” Governor Buni said.

His Excellency prayed almighty Allah to forgive her shortcomings and grant her eternal rest in Aljannatur Firdaus.

Governor Buni also prayed Allah to grant His Highness the Emir of Gujba Alhaji Mai Mukhtari Ibn Ali Gangarang, the Gujba emirate and the people of the state the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

 

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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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