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Borno Federal Lawmaker Distributes Livelihood Support to 2010 Members of her constituency

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Borno federal lawmaker distributes livelihood support to 2,010 members of her constituency

By Madu Mohammed Maiduguri

In her efforts to bring sucour to the traumatized people of her constituency,. the Member Representing Bama, Ngala and Kalabalge Federal constituency at the National Assembly has distributed, vehicles. Sewing machines, water pumping machines, tricycles and cash to over 2010 members of her constituency devasted by the Boko Haram insurgency as livelihood support.

Flagging off the empowerment distribution at the Multi purpose Hall of the Government House. Maiduguri on Thursday, Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state said ” this is the largest intervention that any individual has ever distributed. I commend you Hon Gimba for supporting members of your constituencyy, Bama and Kalabslge are the most hit by the insurgency, I commend you for the livelihood programme which will greatly help in rejuvanating their livelihood ”

The governor urged the beneficiaries to put the items in good use, so that they will not only be self reliant but help others.

Speaking at the occasion, the member representing Bama. Ngala and Kalabalge federal constituency, Hon Zainab Gimba said ‘ “the empowerment projects is a continuation of the series of my empowerment programme. 118 beneficiaries are to get cars, 200 tricycles. 800 sewing machines , 500 grinding machines, 492 water pumping machines and cash.”

” you know most of the people of my constituency have lost everything as a result of Boko Haram insurgency, the 118 vehicles is to assist our transporters, the sewing machines to our tailors, the grinding machines to our mothers in the food and nutrition businesses while the water pumps to our farmers to revive their farming activities, while the cash of N1 million each to two members of constituency who lost their lives and have large families, N500,000 and N400,00 to another two members of my constituency who lost their lives and have lesser family, as well as N100,000 each to 72 late members of the constituency to support their families”

Hon Gimba said ” I have also trained over 200 youths in various skills. secured jobs to 13 graduates in my constituency, in addition to drilling of 18 boreholes through Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We are also working hard to support the Botno state government in the resettlement process by discussing with security agencies, military and other relevant bodies

She urged the beneficiaries to put in good use of the given to them and assured those that were not been able to benefit that they will soon get their own in the next programme, as the empowerment programme is a continuous one.

 

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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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