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WHO targets 2.5million children, as it flags off 4th round SMC malaria campaign in Borno

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WHO targets 2.5 million children, as it flags off 4th round SMC Malaria campaign in Borno

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

In it’s efforts to reduce to the nearest minimal the cases of Malaria among the children under the age of 5, the World Health Organisation (WHO) in collaboration with the Borno state government have flagged off the 4th round of the Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) Campaign in the state.

Flagging off the Campaign at the Almiskin IDP Camp Maiduguri on Sunday, the Country Representative of the WHO in Nigeria, Dr Walter Malumba said ” this event you just witness here today is part of our comprehensive interventions to prevent Malaria from killing children below the age of 5 a ND others us to fight the vectors which are the mosquitoes and the commissioner just stated that the Borno government distributed treated mosquito nets to many people”

” Do far we have cover over 2.1 million children and we have exceeded 80 percent we are increasing be it. By doing be do up four times it will make the child not to contract Malaria and if even he do it would reduce to nearest mild”, Dr Malumbo stated.

He said the first, second and third round of the campaign witnessed some hitches due to COVID 19 and other logistic problems but thank God the fourth round the issues have been address and that they targeting hundred percent coverage.

“The malaria cases in Nigeria is between 29 to 25 percent which is far from eradication, as until it reaches 5 percent that we talk of eradicating it The WHO is more than ever committed to reducing the bearest minimum the cases of Malaria in the country”,Dr. Malumba stated

Speaking to newsmen at th

Speaking to newsmen after administering the drugs to the children, the Borno state commissioner for Health, Dr Salihu Kwayabura said ” you know one of our greatest burden particularly children below the age of 5 is the burden of Malaria it is an intervention from the Federal government and the state government and support by our partners particularly the WHO”.

” We did the first round in Kulukori, Damboa road and we are here today for the fourth round and probably the last one this year. We are targeting 2.5 million children and I am happy to inform you we have cover over 90 percent . So the exercise is successful” Dr Kwayabura added.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Secretary Jere Local government area, Alhaji Sheriff commended the WHO and the Borno state government for the intervention, adding that we have been working closely with the traditional and the religious leaders for the success of the exercise.

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State of Roads: Minister of state works Visits Gov. Buni

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State of Roads: Minister of State Works visits Gov. Buni

By Daily Hint, Abuja

His excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, the executive Governor of Yobe state, yesterday received in audience the Hon. Minister of State Works, Engr. Abubakar D Aliyu

The duo discussed the condition of federal roads in the state.

The Minister noted that the visit was to explore more partnership with the state government to attract more federal presence especially in the road sector.

“I am here to discuss with His Excellency the Governor, the condition of federal roads in the state”

“As an ambassador of the state in the Federal Executive Council, this is a home coming and in furtherance to our collective drive to strengthen the synergy between the state and federal governments” he said.

Governor Buni commended the minister for keeping in touch to complement the efforts of the state government through improvement of federal roads in the state.

“The visit is a good effort towards collective responsibility to discuss areas of intervention to enhance infrastructural development in the state” he said.

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Security: Gov. Buni Meets CG NSCDC

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Security : Gov. Buni meets CG NSCDC

By Daily Hint, Abuja

In continuation of his contact strategy to security chiefs to improve the security situation in Yobe state, His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has again met with the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp, Ahmed Abubakar Audi.

The Governor and the Commandant General deliberated on the renewed attacks and the need for improved strategy to check the attacks on the border communities.

He said, it has become worrisome that after enjoying relative peace across the state for some time, there is a renewed security breach which has displaced residents of Geidam and Kanama.

” We have to look inwards and work in synergy to check the attacks witnessed in recent times.

“The state government is ever ready to support the security agencies to succeed” Governor Buni said.

The governor earlier today met with the Chief of Army staff Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru.

It could be recalled that Governor Buni met the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Leo Iraboh last week on the security situation in the state.

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Gov. Buni Meets Chief Of Army Staff

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Gov. Buni meets Chief of Army Staff

By Daily Hint, Abuja

His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, the Executive Governor of Yobe state and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, has today met with the Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru to discuss the security situation in the state and possible ways forward.

Gov. Buni said the contact strategy was necessary to brief the security chiefs and to share ideas for a practical and lasting solution to the security challenge in the state.

He expressed the determination of his administration to support the security agencies in the collective fight against insurgency.

“There have been renewed attacks on our border communities, l have visited the Chief of Army staff to solicit for reinforcement and all the necessary support to protect the state.

“On our part, the state government will provide the necessary support and cooperation to the security agencies to improve the security situation in the state” Gov. Buni said.

He urged the communities to cooperate with the security operatives saying, “this is a collective responsibility and contribution to the war against insurgency”.

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