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Corona Virus ; Borno is prepared to handle any suspected case – Dr Kwaya Bura



Corona Virus: Borno is prepared to handle any suspected case — Dr Kwaya Bura

By Madu Mohammed , Maiduguri

The Borno state government has assured of its preparedness to handle Corona Virus popularly known as COVID 19, should in case its rear its ugly head in the state.

While addressing journalists in a press briefing held at the EOC centre, Maiduguri on Thursday, Dr Salihu Kwaya Bura said ” there is no case of COVID 19 in Borno state and should in case it rear it’s, the state government has put in place necessary measures”.

The state government has upgraded and designated 100 bed Brigadier at Abba Kyari Memorial hospital as an isolation center in case any case of COVID is recoded in the state. We have also stationed staff, safety Kitts and consumable in case it’s happens,” the cimussiiner added.

Dr Kwaya Bura said ” since 2nd March, 2020 our surveillance unit have been activated at the Maiduguri International Airport to check the temparareture of all those entering the state to dectate any suspected case. We have also activated surveillance units in all our health facilities”.

He said “the state government is not unmindful of the fact that IDP camps are high risks areas and has put in place surveillance in the IDP camps .We have put our hands in Cross on public places such as motor parks, schools and other public gathering places should in case , the need be in order not to create panic among the general public”.

He further explained the ministry is working closely with the miniseries of Education, transport, trade and investment and women affairs to effectively ensure that COVID 19 is properly handled and urged the general public to embide the habit of personal hygines such as regular hand washing, avoid hand shaking, public gatherings among other measures.

The commissioner further declared that the state is free of Lassa Fever, saying that the Borno state is free from Lassa Fever in line with the global standard of 3 weeks of non case of Lassa fever for. The state has witnessed five weeks of non case of Lassa Fever , adding that the Lassa Fever isolated centres has upgraded to the COVID 19 isolation centre.

He further stated that the state response team has also been activated and should be contacted in case of any suspected case . He commended the WHO and other partners for the success recorded in the fight against Lassa fever and urged them to extend sane sane iin the fight against COVID 19.


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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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