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Use new innovations in NDHS 2018 report in planning for disables, others citizens, NOC chairman tells policy makers



use new innovations in NDHS 2018 report in planing for disables, others citizens, NOC chairman tells policy Makers

By Madu Mohammed Maiduguri

The Acting Chairman of the National Population Commission ( NPC), Mrs Bimbola Salahundeyin has called on policy markers in government at all levels to use the newly iintroduced innovations through the inclusion of the disability and gynotype survey in the 2018 Nigeria Health Demographic Survey l(NHDS), data in planing and implimebtation of policies abd programmes for the physically chslleged persins and other citizens.

,Mrs Bimbola Salahundeyin who disclosed thus on Monday at the launching of the National Dissemination and Official launch of the 2918 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey report held at the Barwee Hotels, Maiduguri said ” .the inclusion if the new innovative shows that 2% of women and 2% of men ages 16 and above have difficulty or cannot function in at least one domain of disability such as seeing, hearing, communicating, remembering , walking or climbing steos and washing all over the body or dress up, 9% of women and 10% of men have same difficulty in at least one domain”

The Acting Chairman who was represented by the Federal Commissioner NPC Borno and Yobe state, Barrister Isa Buratai said “the National Demographic and Health Survey 2018 is the 6th DHS conducted in Nigeria since 1990. The survey provide up to date estimates on basic demographic and health indicators in the entire country”.

While appreciating President Muhammad Buhari, Borneo state Governor, WHO and other stateholderd, the Acting chairman said ” it is our hope that at the end of this official launch of the 3028 NHDS report, eill sssist policy makers, relevant government ministries, Departments and agencies, the organised private sector and other data users in plsning and implimrntatiins.i urge all to take this report as s call to action. Study it carefully and use the data to identity priority action Area.”

She said ” towards accomplishing this survey report, the National Population Commission worked in close collaboration with the National Malaria Elimination Programme ( NMEP) under the Federal Ministry of Health across the 36 states and the Federal capital Territory ”

” I am pleased to inform you that these new improved process piloted here in Nigeria, has been adopted as standard procedure in DHS survey by the other nations especially in Africa”, She added.

While launching the Report, the Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum said ” the National Demographc and Health Survey 2018 report is apt and timely, as it guide his administration in implimeting post insurgency rebuilding, rehabilitation and resettlement process..”

” The Borno state government is going to partner and with the NPC to generate data for planing and implementation monitoring and evaluations inall our rebuilding process,. We are going to support the commission and other critical stakeholders in the state.,” Governor said.

Speaking on behalf of the WHO, USAID Bill and Milenda Foundation and other stakeholders, Dr. Bala Hassan of WHO. Commended NPC for the new initiatives lsuch as disability and genotype data , adding that the report will asust them in planing and implimetatiin of intervetions programmes in the Northeast.

Also in his remarks, the Borno state Commissioner for Health, Dr Salihu Kwayabura who was represented by Director Public Health, Dr. Lawi Mshrlia said ” with the launching of the 2018 NDHS the ministries job of planing, monitoring and evalution will be easier in all our primary. Secondary and primary health care facilities for effective service delivery.

In his welcome address, the Borno state Director of the NPC, Alhaji Bukar Gajiram thanked all participants for finding time to attend the launch and urge them to use the report in their decision markings and implementation of policies and programmes. 

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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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