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Corona Virus ; Governor Zulum Convened UN agencies, other stakeholders to secure IDPs

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Corona virus: Governor Zulum convened UN agencies, other stakeholders to secure IDPs

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

In his efforts to ensure that Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDP) camps and IDPs are prevented from the spread of Coronavirus, the Borno state Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has convened a multi-stakeholder meeting in Maiduguri which adopted a response plan.

The meeting which held on Thursday, in Maiduguri,was aimed at preventing the IDPs from Corona Virus which has the potential for wild-fire effect was attended by senior officials of the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, UNHCR, WFP, UN-OCHA, international non governmental Organizations (iNGOs) involved in humanitarian interventions, the Maiduguri International Airport, the Nigerian Immigration Service, Borno State Emergency Management Agency and the state’s ministries of health, education, transport and local government and emirate affairs.

The meeting which was chaired by the Governor’s chief of staff, Dr Babagana Wakil, lasted three hours at the Government House, Maiduguri after which a response plan adopted was to be presented to Governor Zulum by the end the meeting.

According to the Special Adviser to Givernir Zulum on Public Relations and Strategy, Malam Isa Gusau,, said the meetubg which held behind closed door witnessed a detailed presentation of medical response plan prepared by the ministry for health through collaboration with agencies of the UN that specialize in public health management by the state commissioner of health, Dr Salihu Kwayabura.

Mallam Isa Gusau said the meeting identified response plan with health preventive measures already in place at the Maiduguri international airport and those in place to secure densely populated camps occupied by internally displaced persons, students in public schools and other parts of the state. The response plan however agreed not to take measures that will create panic amongst citizens.

The response plan adopted some measures adopted by the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian affairs in enforcing strict pandemic control measures on all its foreign humanitarian workers in line with the travel ban placed by the Nigerian government as well as international best practices normally observed by all UN affiliates”, the statement added.

Gusau further explained that ” the meeting’s response plan also identified measures in all border communities across Borno State where persons coming into Nigeria through land boarders are subjected to medical screen in and l ways to engage religious and traditional bodies in aggressive public enlightenment on some control measures that will be announced during the week.”

 

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Kano State police command Diary, 19/10/2021

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KANO STATE POLICE COMMAND DIARY   
19TH OCTOBER, 2021

ARREST OF SUSPECTED FUEL SUPPLIERS TO BANDITS

… As Five (5) Jerri cans of PMS are recovered, CP S. S. Dikko, fsi urged the Good People of Kano State to be Security Conscious

On the 15/10/2021 at about 1230 hours, team of Policemen led by CSP Abubakar Hamma while on intelligence-led patrol at Fagge LGA, Kano State intercepted two (2) J5 Motor Vehicles loaded with Food Stuffs. On stop and search, five (5) Jerri cans of 25 liters each filled with PMS concealed inside an empty sack of sugar were recovered from one of the vehicles. Similarly, two suspects were arrested namely, one Musbahu Rabi’u, ‘m’, 31 years old, of Jibiya LGA, Katsina State and the driver of the J5 Motor vehicle, one Jamilu Abdullahi, ‘m’, 37 years old of Jibiya, Katsina State.

2. On preliminary investigation, Jamilu confessed that, he once came to Kano from Katsina and bought PMS in Jerricans and transported it to Jibiya, Katsina State where he sold it at higher rate. He also confessed that, he was arrested while trying to transport the PMS for the second time. The Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command has ordered for discreet investigation, after which the suspect will be charged to court upon completion of investigation.

3. The Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi better known as “Nagari-Nakowa” urge the good people of the State to be watchful of their immediate environment and report any suspicion and incidences to the nearest Police Station. He also called on Petroleum Filling Station Operators in the State to desist from selling PMS to unknown buyers in large quantities in Jerry cans and report any suspicious buyers to the nearest Police Station. Rigorous patrol and raids of criminal hideouts and black spots will continue throughout the State, and the Command will sustain the tempo in ensuring safety of lives and properties.
In case of emergency the Command can be contacted via
  08032419754, 08123821575, 08076091271
Or log in to the “NPF Rescue Me” Application available on Play Store.

DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, ANIPR,
Police Public Relations Officer,
For:- Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command. 

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International Day For Girl, Child 2021

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INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE GIRL CHILD 2021

Empowered Girls Grow Up To be Empowered Women

By Aisha Adamu, Maiduguri

The future will be incomplete without the girl child, according to Malala Yousafzai all girls have equal rights to education, opportunities, protection, love, care and affection.
This is why UMMINRASHIDA CARE FOUNDATION(URCF-NIG) Brings forth to you a girl under its empowerment scheme to celebrate this day(International Day for the Girl Child 2021).

18years Old Halima Mustapha Wakil is a teenager from a less privileged idle home with a passion for education but cannot even get access to 3 Square meal not to talk of the interest she has in education.

Currently, Halima is undergoing training in Fashion design while awaiting her SSCE result under the sponsorship/intervention of URCF-NIG with a Trainer Nasiru popularly known as Rabiu along with Oga Hotel of Mairi Ward.

Until URCF-NIG intervention, poor Halima resides in Mairi Layin Elka of Mairi Ward Jere Local Government, who then could spend 48 to 50hrs without a meal.

On behalf of Halima, URCF-NIG Team and other less privileged girls across the globe we wish you a peaceful celebration of this year’s IDGC2021: Digital Generation, Our Generation.
Halima has this to say: “Indeed Girl Child needs to be empowered for the betterment of the next generation to come, for empowering women means empowering the society”

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WHO Organises Workshop to Journalists in Borno on Covid-19

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WHO organises workshop to working journalists in Borno on COVID-19, 7 other killer diseases,

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

In its efforts to curb increasing cases of COVID 19 and other 7 killer.diseases the World Health Organization (WHO) has organised a one day workshop for working journalists in Borno state on Infection Prevention and control against of killer diseases..

The seven killer disease Cholera, Measles,, Malaria,, Hepatitis, Lassa fever,, yellow fever, and Covid-19

In his welcome address, the WHO Emergency Manager, Dr Richard Lako said Borno state case is unique, because it is already faced with humanitarian crisis Chimera, Missile, Vaccine drive polio and now Covid-19, hence the need to intensify awareness campaign.

“Base on this, there is need for people
to be well inform about these diseases,, their symptoms and how to protect yourselves,, your families, communities and the state at large”, he added.

Dr. Lako called on the general public to own their health, as Heath is a personal responsibility, family, community and state responsibilities and urged the media to produce programs and write up that will enlighten the general public on need to prevent themselves in terms of emergencies.

He said ” the objectives of the workshop is to interact and to impact, share knowledge, with a view to make the general public understand the nature symptoms and trends of these diseases and the role of risks communication in the risks management, prevention and control”

In his paper presentation titled ” comprehension review of COVID -19, Cholera, Measles, Polio, in Nigeria and Borno state Surveillance Officer WHO, Dr, Ndahi Danladi said it is unfortunate that the country still record’s vaccine drive polio virus cases and the cases are mostly recorded in the North where there is resistances against polio vaccine.

” Borno is one of the states that has been recording high cases of vaccine drive polio cases and there is also need to imbibe hand washing culture and other non pharmaceutical measures in curbing the rising cases of COVID 19 and other 7 killer diseases”, he added.

He said the cases of cholera in Gwoza local government area was traced to have connection with contaminated water source, and called for proper water hygiene and prevention to curb the spread of the diseases.

Also in his paper “the role of Data in interpreting risks Communication, Mr Juge Moses said media is at the centre of every risks prevention and control, because media plays a great role in making people to change attitude and take preventive measures.”.

Meanwhile, in a related development, the WHO has also Flagg off awareness campaign on 7 killers diseases at the Madinatu Internally Displayed Persons (IDP) CMOS and others IDPs camps within the Maiduguri Metropolitan councils.

The Madinatu Camp which houses over 22,000 IDPs is of the largest IDP camps in Borno state.

Speaking on the campaign, the WHO Emergency Manager, Dr Richard Lako said the house to house campaign was to enlighten people against 7 killer diseases which includes Vaccine drive Polio, Cholera, Yellow fever, Measles, Hepatitis, Malaria and COVID-19.

He said for effective prevention and control of these diseases that was the reason why they’re taking the campaign to the IDPs who are considered too vulnerable to those diseases.

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