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Borno Lawmaker Donates 2,400 Bags of Assorted Fertilizers For Free Distribution to Boost Farming in Constituency

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Borno Lawmaker Donates 2,400 bags of assorted fertilizers for free distribution to boost farming in constituency.

By Ndahi Marama, Maiduguri

Member House of representatives, Hawul/Askira -Uba Federal Consistency of Borno state, Hon Dr. Haruna Mshelia in collaboration with BEASWECH International Limited have donated two trucks of 2,400 assorted bags of fertilizers which were distributed free to farmers.

Flagging off the distribution yesterday which is an annual event, the Executive Chairmen of Askira- Uba and Hawul Local Government Areas, Hon. Ahmed Ahidjo and Hon. Ibrahim Scissors who supervised the peaceful free distribution in their respective council, commended the federal lawmaker, as the gesture, according to them, would compliment efforts of the present administration of Governor Babagana Zulum’s Ten Point Agenda in repositioning the agricultural sector and ensure food security.

Present were, Hon Musa Ali Sakwa who is Special Adviser to the Governor on Water Resources, LGA Party Chairman and  Chairman of the Council who doubles as Chairman of the distribution Committee in Hawul said “Hon. Mshelia procured 2400 bags of assorted fertilizer in order to support the people of his Constituency, and each of the local government areas would recieve 1,200 bags.”

The Chairman also added that this is not the first time the lawmaker is donating bags of fertilizer, but is the second time, which equally coincided with his two-years in office as active and committed representative.

He used the occasion and highlighted some developmental projects executed by Hon Mshelia to include construction of Classroom blocks, Clinics, Drilling new and Rehabiliation of boreholes, Electrification Projects, Distribution of food and non food items to vulnerable groups, Establishment of NIMC Registration centres, Construction of three Roads, Award of Scholarships and  numerous other people oriented gestures to mention but few.

He also commended the lawmaker for his support towards facilitating a Bill which had passed a second reading at the floor of the national assembly for establishment of Federal Orthopaedic Hospital in Azare the capital of Hawul LGA.

Executive chairman Askira/uba local government Hon. Ahmed Ahidjo Abdullahi during the flag-off ceremony in his council said the donation is timely, as more people are busy engaged in 2021 farming season due to relative peace in the state.

“Providing these fertilizers to our local farmers free is a way of mitigating the impact of food insecurity in the constituency.” He said.

Hon. Mada Saidu legislative assistant to Hon. Mshelia while speaking on the targeted beneficiaries said, local farmers and traditional Leaders, Party Faithfulls from each polling unit, coordinators of Dr Mshelia and leaders of ruling All Progressives Congress, APC at ward, LGA and state levels would benefit from the gesture.

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Zulum, Dantata, Adadevoh Get Fellowship From National Post Graduate Medical College

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Zulum, Dantata, Adadevoh get fellowship from National Post Graduate Medical College

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, foremost businessman and elder statesman, Alhaji Aminu Alhassan Dantata and late Dr Stella Ameyo Adadevoh (who died in August 2014, fighting Ebola spread) have been conferred honorary fellowship by the National Post Graduate Medical College of Nigeria located in Lagos.

The fellowships, presented at the 39th Convocation Ceremony of the College, held on Wednesday with physical and virtual attendance, were in recognition of contributions made by the recipients to societies in Nigeria.

Zulum’s fellowship was received by Borno’s Deputy Governor, Umar Usman Kadafur, who led a small delegation to the convocation while Zulum addressed participants virtually. The Governor was one of the five recipients of the Fellowship from northern Nigeria.

The Governor, speaking on behalf of Dantata and Adadevoh, appreciated the National Post Graduate Medical College for huge contributions to the Nigerian health sector and for recognition to the recipients of the College’s fellowship.

The Governor said Borno State government will partner with the college to enhance healthcare service in the state and appealed to the Resident Doctors to call off there strike for the sake of humanity.

The Governor assured to work closely with the National Postgraduate Medical College with a desire to sustain the quality of the health sector.

Minister of State for Health, Adeleke O. Mamora, lauded the College for its training programmes aimed at repositioning the health sector with skill and quality of doctors.

Earlier, president of the College, Dr. Musa Muhammad Borodo, said the 39th edition of the Convocation is being held both physically and virtually due to COVID-19 safety protocols.

The College has, since its establishment in 1979, produced 7000 fellowships by examination in various specialties in Medicine and Dentistry, while 309 are graduating at the 39th Convocation ceremony.

There were goodwill messages from Medical Colleges in Ghana, Liberia, the National Medical and Dentist Council among others.

Borno Deputy Governor attended the Convocation alongside Senator Abubakar Kyari, the Speaker Borno State House of Assembly, the Chief of Staff, Commissioners of Health and Information, Vice Chancellors of University of Maiduguri and Borno State University.

Chief Medical Directors of UMTH, the Federal Neuro Psychiatric Hospital and Borno’s Hospital Management Board, Special Adviser Liaison Services and Senior Special Assistant on Media also accompanied the Deputy Governor.

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Borno Federal Lawmaker, MT Monguno Again Disburses N20 Million to Empower Local Farmers, Traders

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Borno Federal Lawmaker, MT Monguno again disburses N20 million to empower local farmers,traders

By Ndahi Marama, Maiduguri

Member representing Marte, Monguno and Nganzai federal constituency, who is the Chief Whip, Rt. Hon Mohammed Tahir Monguno, in collaboration with the Centre for Management Development (CMD) donated the sum of N20 million and sponsored 3-Day Agricultural Workshop for 400 beneficiaries in Faulty Goat and Fish Farming as well as Soap Making.

Just early last month August, 2021, a total of N10 million was donated by the Lawmaker to improve seed varieties to over 200 farmers across the constituency.

In his opening remarks yesterday in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, Monguno disclosed that, 400 participants are to receive traning in different categories, and cash donations ranging from N50,000 to N60,000 each as starter kits.

Represented by Hon Gadau Ali Gadai, the Chief Whip said, agriculture remained the mainstay and occupation of the people in his constituency, adding that, this is not the first time gesture,  as he periodically gave them incentives for over a decade by supporting the people with fertilizers, improved seed varieties, free tractors, trainings and retrainings to enable them cope with modern and easy methods of farming.

“These initiative, as you can see, have greatly assisted and will lift my people out of poverty, even as we would not relent”. Monguno stated.

In his goodwill message, Special Assistant to governor Babagana Umara Zulum, Hon Abatcha Ma’aji hailed the Lawmaker for his foresight and commitment towards uplifting vulnerable groups in the society earn a good means of livelihood. 

While enumerating some of the projects executed by MT Monguno, Hon Ma’aji said “the Monguno Water Project executed by the Lawmaker, which is worth more than 560 Million Naira has been completed and awaiting commissioning, while similar project has commenced a couple of days in Gajiram in Nganzai Local Government Council, with another same project which is in the pipeline to the good people of Marte Council area.

He noted that, this is in addition to 196 all-in-one solar system streetlights that were conveyed to Monguno, 200 streetlights installed in Nganzai last two months ago, as well as 111 streetlights that were handed over to Marte resettlement committee for installation. 

The workshop was attended by the ruling APC stakeholders from the constituency including the Chairmen and secretaries of the three councils.

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APC Releases Timetable For October 2 State Congresses

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APC Releases Timetable for October 2 State Congresses

By Chikode Owerum, Abuja

The nationwide State Congresses of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to elect Party executives has been fixed for Saturday, 2nd October, 2021.

According to the approved schedule of activities for the Party’s state Congresses, sale of forms will commence from Wednesday, 15th September to Monday 27th September, 2021.

Screening of aspirants for State executive positions will take place from Wednesday 29th to Thursday 30th September, 2021. Appeals arising from State Congresses is scheduled from 9th to 16th October, 2021.

On the cost of nomination forms, aspirants for the position of State Chairman will purchase forms at the cost of N100,000. Deputy State Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer aspirants will pay N50,000. Aspirants for the position of Senatorial Chairmen are to purchase forms at N50,000; Senatorial Youth Leader N30,000 and other offices N30,000.

Female aspirants and physically challenged aspirants are to pay 50% of the prescribed fees for each position.

Equally, the party congratulates members on the just concluded Local Government Area (LGA) Congresses and urges those who may have been dissatisfied with the exercise to approach the Appeal Committees that have been detailed to resume sittings in various states. The Appeal Committees have been charged to ensure fair hearing as they attend to complaints.

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