Nigerian Army to partner Nawoj on peace building process in the northeast
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri 25/6/2019
The Nigerian Army is to partner with the National Association of Women Journalists in the process if peace buldig and girl child education in the Boko Haram ravaged Northeast region.
The Chief if Army Staff (COAS), Lt General Tukur Buratai disclosed this when the National President of the NAWOJ. Mrs Ifeyinwa Omowole led a delegation of NAWOJIAN on a courtesy call on General Buratai at the Military Command and Control Centre, Maiduguri on Tuesday.
He urged the NAWOJ to appealed the Boko Haram to have a rethink bd embrace peace as no religion preaches violence, adding that their activities have thrown many women and children in untold hardship.
” the Nigerian Army is a gender mainstreaming institution that recognize women folk, hence the creation of Women Corp of the Nigerian Army,” he added.
While congratulating NAWOJ for attaining 39 years of formation, the COAS said ” the Nigerian Army will collaborate with the NAWOJ through supporting your activities of peace building in the Northeast. We will also partner with you to ensure that children get back to school, more especially the girl child education in the region.”
General Buratai said ” the Nigerian Army will work with Borno state government to see to establishment if Command Girl Secondary school in addition to the One in Miringa in Auno in the state…”
” sensitization of women in peace building is key in our drive to restore peace in the Northeast and NAWOJ has the spread and capacity to do that, assuring that the Nigerian Army will support them to achieve that,” he added.
Earlier. The National President of the NAWIJ,Mrs Ifeyinwa Omowile said ” we are here in Maiduguri to thank you and also to show to the world that peace has return to Maiduguri. We are thanking you because women and children are the most vulnerable in the Boko Haram crises ”
” the task of returning peace in the Northeast and the nation, is a general task not for military alone, the NAWOJ will work closely with the Nigerian Army sensitizing women in the process of peace building we have to reach all members in all local govt, we also have the training and communication skills in peace building ” the President said.
The President said ” to achieve that we need your support in terms of cooperate social responsibility to support us with logistics and security cover to take the campaign to the grassroots “.
She also solicited for the partnership with the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA) in sensitization of youths against committing suicide as the case is now rampant among youths saying that ” no matter your problems are, there is hope for better tomorrow. If you fail examination today there chance to pass tomorrow ”
The occassion also witnessed the presentation of certification of Anti terrorism Special award and the exceptional bravery and peace building in the northeast and Make chad basin by a United Kingdom and global know An it Terorrism accreditation Board and first African to receive that award.
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.
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
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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