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FG Targets 600, 000 Primary School Pupils, Almajiris in Borno Under Home Grown Feeding Programme



FG targets 600,000 primary school pupils, Almajiris in Borno under Home Grown Feeding programme

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Federal Government under the Home Grown Feeding Programme (HGFP) of the Federal ministry of Humanitarian Affairs , Disaster Management and Social Development, National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) is targeting 600,000 primary school pupils and Tsangaya school pupils n Borno state.

The Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, while flagging off the Stakeholders meeting for the Enumeration of Beneficiaries and Scaling up of National Home Grown School Feeding Programme, held at the Multipurpose Hall of the Government House, Maiduguri, on Wednesday said “today’s occasion is significant and its enhances learning and teaching in the state and country at large”

Represented by his Chief of Staff, Prof. Isa Marte, Governor Zulum said ” education is one of the top most priority of my administration that was why in the 2021 budget, education was allocated lion share and if you look at the 25 years Development Plan and 10 years strategic plan, as well as 10 pact agenda education is always a pillar”.

  • The National Home Grown Feeding Programme has really enhanced school enrolment in the state. This programme has also trickled down to the the actual beneficiaries, hence the need to scale it up. Borno has benefited a lot from President Buhari”s Social investment programmes. Many people have returned to their communities “, the governor added.

He urged all stakeholders to work hard to sensor the success of the programme by ensuring all schools and pupils are captured for the maximum benefits to our children .

Earlier, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Dadiya Faruk said the National Social Investment Programme hinges on four clusters of N power, National Home Grown Feeding Programme,, GEEP and Conditional Cash Transfer.

The minister who was represented by the Director in the ministry, Alhaji Ali Grema * In 2006 President Buhari recognising the social challenges in our country decided to innovatively take proactive and decisive measures in fighting the effects of absolute poverty and its attending consequences., Hence the launch of the NSIP”.

She said ” over 9 million pupils benefit from 1 free nutrition meal a day during school term nationwide, and now we have the mandate to reach an additional 5 million pupils by 2023.with over 100,000 cooks employed, and more 100,000 small holder farmers in this value chain”.

Also speaking, the Borno state Consultant of the Home Grown Feeding Programme, Alhaji Mohammed Alfa said ” the programme in Borno state is unique as it will capture all pupils from
primary 1 to 3 across all the public schools and Tsangaya school inclusive and Internally Displaced Persons “.

He urged local government chairmen, Education Secretary traditional rulers among others to support the programme, as the Borno state has only 120,000 pupil that are currently benefiting from the feeding programme.

In her votes of thanks, the Borno state Programme manager, Hajiya Fatima Mani assured they are committed to the success of the programme in the state and that will work hard to capture all pupils in the state.

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Kano State police command Diary, 19/10/2021



19TH OCTOBER, 2021


… 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




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



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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