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Don’t appoint man again as commissioner for women affairs– women groups tells Gov. fintiri



Don’t appoint Man again as Commissioner for Women Affairs ……Women groups tells Gov.Fintiri

By Ibrahim Mista-Ali Yola 24/6/2019

Adamawa based Women groups have advised Governor Ahmadu Fintiri not to appoint Male again as Commissioner in the state Ministry for Women Affairs and Youth Development.

The women gave the advised during a one day media sensitisation for promoting Women Political Participation and Representation in Adamawa held in Yola on Saturady.

The training was organised by Centre for Public Education and Mobilisation for Development in Nigeria.

The Adamawa government is currently making preparation for the transition and appointment of local government Sold Administrators as well as Commissioners, Boards Chairmen among others.

In their separate remarks, the women described the appointment of male as commissioner of women affairs in the state by the immediate past administration as misappropriation of priority and gender bias.

Mrs Mary Adamu of the Nigerian Television Authority ( NTA) and executive member Adamawa branch of the Nigeria Union of Journalists ( NUJ) described the past appointment of man as the women commissioner in the state as women rights violation and segregation .

Adamu observed that Adamawa had several intellectual and educated women who excelled in various fields of endeavors and capable to lead the ministry and beyond.

” We are advising Governor Ahmadu Fintiri not to repeat the same careless appointment made by his immediate predecessor, where a Male was appointed as commissioner for Women affairs ” Adamu said

Also in her address , Comrade Nguri Hamilton of National Inter Political Women Network Adamawa branch , expressed shock that no single female was among the first appointments so far made by governor Fintiri.

Hamilton warned that the era of using women during political campaigns and later dumped them after wining the election was over.

” We are demanding thirty per cent positions promised to us from Governor Ahmadu Fintiri during his campaign rallies .

” We are not going to accept anything less than that because together we ( women ) fought the campaign rallies in all the Twenty one local government areas of the state.

” Now that the food is ready we are not going to hold our arms watching and allowed to be pushed aside ” Hamilton added.

Mrs Regina Jada, a politician ,said women in the state were demanding thirty five per cent positions as enshrined in the Beijing Women International Conference.

Jada noted that democracy would never be completed until women were given equal opportunity in various government appointments.

” From all indication Men had lost focus to lead and bring out Nigeria from long decay and mess, therefore, Women should be given chance so that people can see the differences.

” Because women are trustworthy and good managers and if given opportunity to lead they would made great impact in developing the country ” Jada emphasized.

About twenty media practitioners, women politicians and members of Civil Society Organisations participated in the training.

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Gov. Buni Commiserates With Victims of Gujba Attack



Gov. Buni commiserates with victims of Gujba attack

By Chullu Modu, Damaturu

Yobe state Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has commiserated with the families of the victims of the Gujba attack.

The Governor described the victims as heroes who laid their lives in defence of their country.

“The government and people of Yobe state commiserate with the families of the brave securitymen who lost their lives in the attack.

“The sacrifice made by these brave heroes shall never be in vain” assured.

” Government will not be deterred by such attacks from executing programmes and policies in the interest of the people of the state” he said.

The governor assured his administration’s commitment to always work together with security agencies to safeguard lives and property of the citizenry.

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Gov. Buni Commiserates With Emir Of Fika Over Fire Outburst



Gov. Buni commiserates with Emir of Fika over Fire Outburst

His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, The Executive Governor of Yobe state, has on Monday commiserated with the Emir of Fika and Chairman Yobe state Council of chiefs, Alh. Muhammadu Abbali ibn Muhammadu Idrisa, over unfortunate fire incident at the Palace.

Governor Buni described the fire inferno that consumed a chamber at the Palace as a great loss to the emir, the Emirate and the state.

“l am deeply saddened by the sad news of the fire incident today at the palace of His Highness, the Emir of Fika.

“However, we are all consoled and give thanks to Almighty Allah that no life was lost nor injuries recorded” he said.

The governor asked the Emir to have faith that this was destined to happen at this moment and prayed that it never happen again.

Governor Buni also prayed to God to replenish assets lost to the fire outburst

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Democracy Day: Borno NUJ Applaud Governor Zulum For Executing 556 Projects in 741 Days



Democracy Day: Borno NUJ applauds Governor Zulum for executing 556 projects in 741 days

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ had applauded the Borno State Government under the leadership of Governor Babagana Umara Zulum for executing 556 projects within 741 days in office.

The NUJ in a statement jointly signed by its chairman Bulama Talba and it’s Secretary, Mohammed Ibrahim said ‘”indeed this feat has no doubt justified the NUJ award in 2019 conferred on Governor Zulum as the Most Promising First Time Governor in the Country as well as other awards and recognitions within and outside Borno State due to the numerous peoples oriented projects on the ground.”

“As the Government and citizens celebrate democracy day the Union salutes their courage and resilience as well as never dying spirit which has gradually contributed to the restoration of peace in more communities with sustained programmes and prayers that should be further complemented with useful information to security operatives whom we expect to deal a final blow to end the insurgency bedevilling our dear state, the union stated.

The NUJ said “we appeal to the State Government to see reason to improve the processes of resettlement of IDPs to their original communities as well as the review the cases of local government civil servants affected by the ongoing verification by re-engaging them.”

The statement further said “We remind the public to be rest assured that all of the working journalists in Borno State remain ever dedicated to continuously push our pen to promote the interests and image of the State towards the full revival of its glory by the will of the Almighty Allah, Happy democracy day.’,

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