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Environment: Flood Committee Pencils Down 4 Resolutions For Langa Langa in order to lift Ban on operations

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Environment: Flood Committee pencils down 4 resolutions for Langa Langa, in order to lift ban on operations

Borno state high powered committee on flooding have announced four resolutions taken by it, on Langa Langa Drainage company in order to lift the ban over its illegal operation in Maiduguri by discharging waste products into Ngada Bul river.

The matter, which was reported by residents and the company apprehended red-handed on the 3rd of July 2021, was handed over to the police for investigation, which was completed and forwarded the report to the committee for deliberations.

The resolutions, which when fulfilled will allow the company to resume it’s work as announced by the Attorney General and Commissioner of justice and overseeing Commissioner of Environment, Barrister Kaka Shehu Lawan, who’s the Chairman of the committee in a press briefing on Monday includes:

  1. The land, lying and situated along the river bank, behind Gidan Madara, which Langa Langa is operating as his base, is hereby revoked and reversed back to the government.
  2. 2. The company is to be relocated to a new site and has to be sanctioned by government agencies to avoid the reoccurrence of the earlier offense.
  3. 3. The company is to bear the expenses of fumigating the polluted environment, this includes the bills for the acquisition of the required chemicals and herbicide, which is obtainable at the state Environmental Protection Agency.
  4. 4. For the company to tender public apology to the people and government of Borno State
    “Once these requirements are made, the ban on operation on Langa Langa Drainage company will be lifted and then they’ll go back and restart their operations again” said Barrister Lawan.

The Commissioner, also warned other defaulters to stop undertaking such illegal operations for the safety of the people and environment.

“Let me also use this opportunity to also warn other people, to desist from carrying out such unhealthy and ugly activities along our river banks. The river is being used for many things by resident along the shores of the river, as well as farmers along Zabarmari – Jere axis down to Koshebe – Mafa site. So, polluting the water is as good as polluting the lively hood of many people.” Concluded the Commissioner

Members of the flood committee includes: The Chairman Borno State road maintenance agency (BORMA), General Manager BOSEPA, General Manager BOPLAS and the permanent secretary BORMA, who’s also secretary of the committee.

Barrister Lawan, also listed some of the work carried out by the high powered committee which includes construction of drainages, desalting and evacuation of existing drainages.

Highlight of the event was going round to inspect some of the sites within Maiduguri and Jere by the committee with newsmen.

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Governor Buni Mourns Air Strike Victims, Assures investigation of incident

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Governor Buni Mourns Air Strike Victims, Assures investigation of incident

By Usman Bello, Damaturu

Yobe state Governor Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has commiserated with families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate Air strike on Buhari village in Yunusari local government area of the state.

He said although it could have been an accident or mistaken target, but government will join hands with the security agencies to unravel the root cause of the incident.

Governor Buni directed his Special Adviser on Security Affairs, to liaise with the Nigeria Airforce and the Multi National Joint Task Force, to look into the unfortunate Air strike.

“Government will work closely with the security forces especially the Nigeria Airforce to establish what actually happened” Governor Buni assured.

“This is very important and necessary for us to guard against future occurance and to safeguard the lives of our people.”

Governor Buni also assured the preparedness of his administration to work with all security forces to ensure the safety of the state.

Meanwhile, the governor has directed government hospitals in Geidam and Damaturu to offer free medical services to those who sustained injuries from the air strike.

Similarly, the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has been directed to provide relief materials to cater for the immediate needs of the families of the deceased persons and other members of the community.

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MD FMC Abuja Bags Georgia Prostrate Cancer Coalition 2021 Award

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MD FMC Abuja bags Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition 2021 Award

By Adamu Mohammed Dodo, Abuja

The Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre, FMC Abuja, Nigeria, Prof Saad Ahmed has bagged the prestigious Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition 2021 award, in recognition of his outstanding selfless service, dedicated to improving mental and physical health worldwide and to the immediate community.

According to the press statement Saturday, released by the head of Information and Media Relations FMC Abuja, Mr Omolofe Kayode, “the award followed Prof Saad’s numerous contributions to the community and his excellent role as a Presenter/Facilitator at the International Health Summit of the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition, Atlanta USA.

“This is a clear testament of reward for impactful hard work and selfless service to humanity”.

The statement further congratulated the global achiever in Prof Saad “for putting FMC Abuja and Nigeria as a whole, on the global map with this ‘international recognition award”.

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Gov. Buni Inspects Gujba-Mutai Road, As NEDC Pledge To Construct The 54 KM Mutai-Ngalda Road

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Gov Buni Inspects Gujba-Mutai Road, As NEDC Pledge To Construct The 54km Mutai- Ngalda Road

By Usman Bello, Damaturu

Yobe State Governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, today inspected the 40km Gujba-Mutai road awarded under the Multi-Sectoral Crisis Recovery Project (MCRP)

The governor said although the pace of work on the project had been slowed down by insurgency attacks on the company, there is significant progress made on the project.

He directed the contractors to engage more equipment and personnel to facilitate its completion.

“This is very important because, the more the delay, the more the escalation in prices of materials which will attract avoidable variations of the contract” he warned.

The governor said his administration remains committed to complete all ongoing projects and put them to use for the benefit of the people of the state.

Governor Buni commended the North East Development Commission for taking over the construction of the 54km Mutai-Ngalda portion of the road.

“I am happy that the Managing Director of North East Development Commission is here and he assured us of the commencement of the 54km Wagir-Mutai-Ngalda road, this is quite encouraging.

“Of course we have to thank Mr President for establishing the North East Development Commission and what he has been doing to ensure that we rebuild the northeast,” he said.

Alhaji Mohammed Alkali, the NEDC Managing Director, said the execution of the 54km portion of the project was in consonance with the NEDC’s programme of providing infrastructural needs of the people.

Earlier, the MCRP state Coordinator, Mallam Musa Idi Jidawa, briefed the governor on the factors militating against the speedy progression of the project which include inadequate machines and manpower.

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