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Adamawa Task Force on Immunization holds Inaugural Meeting



Adamawa Task Force on Immunization holds inaugural meeting

By Baba Yakubu Yola 25/7/2019

The Adamawa State Task Force on Immunization has on Wednesday held its inauguration and maiden meeting where members reiterated their commitment to sustain the tempo in area of vaccination.

Addressing the meeting, the State Deputy Governor who is also the Chairman of the task force, Chief Crowther Seth, lauded the commitment of the members to improvement of healthcare delivery in the state.

Seth reiterated the commitment of Adamawa Government in boosting immunization in the state to contain preventable diseases like polio, measles and meningitis.

“As chair of the state task force, I will ensure the success of this and all immunization programme through effective planning of its operations, logistics provision, training, finance, social mobilization, monitoring and evaluation among other needs as they arise,” Seth said.

The deputy governor also gave assurance of the state government support in providing counterpart funding and the political commitment needed to boost vaccination campaigns and their acceptability by the people for overall benefit of all.

He also assured partners like UNICEF and WHO present at the meeting of government appreciation of their support to immunizations and other projects in the state.

“To our partners, Adamawa State Government appreciates your support not only on immunization services but in all the projects you provide to the people of the state and behond.

“To our traditional and religious leaders, you command a lot of respect from the people and so the value of your influence in the success of these campaigns cannot be over emphasized,” Seth said.

He also thanked the media, particularly JAP members and other organizations for their role in informing and educating the public on benefits of immunization.

In his brief remarks at the meeting, the Head of UNICEF, Bauchi Field Office, Dr Bhanu Pathak, lauded the commitment shown by Adamawa government towards immunization and assured it of UNICEF and other partners support to sustain and improve the tempo.

“I am happy with the commitment, let’s work together for better results,” Pathak said.

Earlier, the Director Public Health in Adamawa Ministry of Health, Dr Bwalki Dili who represented the Permanent Secretary, Mr Kennedy Bartimaus briefed the meeting on the role of the task force committee.

The Executive Chairman of Adamawa Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Batulu Mohammed, in her remarks, spoke on successes recorded in immunization in Adamawa which she attributed to the support of government and partners.

She also announced that Federal Government has included meningitis in the up coming vaccination exercise and urged for government support, particularly the deputy governor’s involvement to make the exercise a success in area of mobilizing public participation.

Speaking on behalf of Journalists Against Polio (JAP), Alhaji Dahiru of Fombina Radio, assured the meeting of sustain enlightenment of the public on immunization and other relevant health issues.

Highlights of the meeting includes presentations by Director Immunization, Dr Attahiru Bello, Dr John Sabo, and Pharm. Iyabosa of World Health Organization.

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Gov. Zulum Commend Troops For Neutralizing 25 ISWAP Fighters, Recovered Gun Trucks



Gov. zulum commend troops for neutralizing 25 ISWAP Fighters, recovered Gun Trucks

By Madu Mohammed, , Maiduguri

The Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, has commended the troop of Operation Hadin Kai of the Nigerian Army for successfully neutralizing 25 members of Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP and Boko Haram insurgents and destroyed dozens of gun trucks on Monday evening in Chabbal along Maiduguri-Gubio road.

Governor Zulum in a statement issued by his spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau,, described the military’s success in upturning an ambush planned by the insurgents as very commendable, urging the troops to sustain recent gains over the insurgents.

The Governor “I am happy to have confirmed from multiple sources that our gallant troops under the 7 Division Garrison of Operation Hadin Kai have, once again, successfully dislodged at least 25 fighters of ISWAP/Boko Haram alongside several gun trucks on Monday evening around Chabbal. I highly commend all troops and anyone who contributed to that victory.”

“The government and good people of Borno State are proud of our troops and we will continue to accord them all the support they require from us.”, Governor Zulum was quoted in the statement.

He further said “we must continue to combine both military and persuasive approach in our shared determination to end the insurgency as soon as this can happen”,

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Gov. Buni Approves 65 Years As Retirement Age For Teachers



Gov. Buni Approves 65 Years As Retirement Age For Teachers

By Usman Bello, Damaturu

His excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, The executive Governor of Yobe state, has approved the revised retirement age for Teachers from 60 years to 65 years and length of service year from 35 to 40 years respectively whichsoever come first.

This was contained in a press statement signed by Alhassan Sule Mamudo, information officer, office of the head of civil service, Yobe State.

According to him, “It should however be noted that the reversed retirement Age/years of Service is not automatic as officers will be required to demonstrate fitness after medical examination and those found to be unfit will be advised to retire accordingly”.

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Gov. Zulum Warns Political Thugs in Borno To Desist From Constituting Nuisance Or Face Jail Term



Gov. Zulum warns political thugs in Borno to desist from constituting nuisance or risks jail term

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum has warned all political thugs popularly known as ECOMOG in the state to desist from constituting nuisance to politicians and public figures at Airport, shopping complexes, wedding, naming funeral places and mosques or risk to go to jail.

Governor Babagana Zulum read the act in Monday while addressing the political thugs at the Multipurpose Hall of the Government House, Maiduguri, said ” we have noticed in recent times you have been constituting nuisance at the Airport, shopping complexes, mosques, wedding, and naming ceremonies, as well as funeral places.. We are warning you to desist or face the wrath if the law.. Anybody will be arrested

” I am directing the police, DSS and the NSCDC to arrest any political thug and prosecute him. We are not going to tolerate this. Any politician that is supporting or funding this thugs is not going to enjoy my support come 2023., we will deny him ticket to run any political office “, Zulum added.

He said ” I know must of you have political godfathers, some even go as far as Abuja disturbing politicians and constituting nuisance. We are not going to accept this. Must of you have personally benefited from cars and cash from me, for you to start business But have continued to disturbed people. Are you the only citizens of the state? I repeat I am not going to support any Senator, House of Representative, Assembly member or commissioner who gives you Money”.

” It is the ECOMOG and the Boko Haram that threw the state in the insecurity we are facing. . I know you all, we will deal with anybody committing crime,” he stated.

A member representing Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC) at the National Assembly, Hon. Kadiri Rahis frowned at the ways and manner political thugs are denying politician and other community leaders a breathing space in their houses and other place, describing it as unacceptable

Also in his remarks, the Borno state Attorney General and commissioner of justice, Barrister Kakashehu Lawan also warned the political thugs, saying that ” my files are always ready to prosecute any of you found wanting”.

Earlier speaking, the Borno state commissioner of police, CP Abdu Umar said ” available information at our disposals indicates that you have been constituting nuisance at wedding, naming ceremonies places as well as mosques and funeral places .. We are warning you to desist .Anybody found in this town will be arrested and forced to face the law, no matter how powerful his godfather is. We are going to deploy our men everywhere to arrest anybody found disturbing public peace’ “..

Also in his remarks, the state Director State Service (DSS), Mannir Mustapha said ” we are warning you, anybody found engaging in criminal act will be arrested and severely dealt with.”

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