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Yobe Cheap Fertilizer: Local Government Commence distribution Of Product



Yobe cheap fertilizer: Local govt commence distribution of product

By Mohammed Usman Yobe 23/8/2018

 Investigation has revealed that almost all the 17 local government have received the quantity of fertilizer allocated to them by the state ministry of Agriculture less than 48 hours after the product was launched by Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam in Damaturu on Monday.

Each of the 17 local governments was allocated six trucks of six hundred bags of the product amounting to a total of 3,600 bags per local government.

Daily Hint recalled that Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam had lunched the 2018 fertilizer sales and distribution in Damaturu on Monday 13/08/2018 where he cut down the price for N3,000 as against the N8,000 current market value.

Both the chairmen of Geidam, Nguru, Potiskum have confirmed that the product had reached their headquarters before it was launched in Damaturu.

According to the Chairman Geidam Local Government, the council has already commenced the distribution of the product to farmers at the ward level to enable administer on their farms without delay.

In another development, the commissioner for Agric in the State Engr. Mustapha Gajerima has denied rumors that more allocation was given to top government officials rather than the ordinary farmers in the state.

The commissioner told Daily Hint correspondent that “ anyone with such claims should come to my office and verify his claim. These are unsubstantiated rumour that usually come up at times like this.

“What I can tell you is that we don’t take such rumours for granted especially if the people are coming to talk to you the press people. We are going to investigate the matter but I assure you nothing of such has been brought to my notice,” Engr. Gajerima informed.

Yobe state govt also cuts down fertilizer price for farming season

The commissioner however admitted that “fertilizer is allocated to every government official but saying that the local farmers are being short-changed for top government official is not truth”.

Daily Hint reports that Governor Ibrahim Gaidam at the lunching of the product in the state for the 2018 cropping season slashed down the price from N8000 to N3000 for farmers in the state.

According to the governor, government should not be a money making venture but rather ameliorate the suffering of the people hence the subsidy on the product.

He noted that the subsidy will give every Yobe farmer the opportunity to afford the product having suffered from the challenges of Boko Haram insurgency.

Gov. Gaidam noted that with the heavy subsidy of the product is a strategy by his administration to ensure food security in the state since agriculture is the mainstay of the people of the state.

“Consequent upon the state executive council meeting of 5th July, 2018, we approved the sum of N1,468,800,000.00 to procure 8,640 metric tons of 15-15-15 NPK fertilizer and make it available to our farmers for 2018 cropping season”

“Though the price of fertilizer has gone up, but due to our commitment to the promotion of agricultural activities in our dear state, we have resolved to approved the sales of a bag of fertilizer at a subsidized rate of N3,000.00 per bag”, Gaidam ordered.

The governor called on farmers to make good use of the product and should not be tempted by the antics of middlemen who may entice them with the promise of buying it at more than the official approved price.

Each of the seventeen local government councils of the state got an allocation of 3,600 bags with strong warning to the taskforce committee that the products be sold to genuine farmers.





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May Day, NLC in Borno seeks for implementation of N30, 000 to LG workers



May Day, NLC in Borno seeks for implementation of N30,000 to LG workers

By Madu Mohammed Maiduguri

The chairman, Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), the Borno state chapter, Comrade Bulama Abiso has appealed to the State government to implement the N30, 000 National minimum wage to the local government staff and their local education Authority counterparts.

The NLC chairman, while speaking at the 2021 May Day celebration held at the Labour House, Maiduguri on Saturday said “the Labour sincerely wishes to appeal to the state government to consider implementing the N30,000 minimum wage benefit to our members at both the Local Government and the Local Education Authority, this we believed will boost their moral end productivity towards service delivery.”

“Equally worrisome is the implementation of committee on LGA/LEA report which resulted on many genuinely workers and teachers without salary over 9 months . This we believed will aggravate the already dwindling security situation. . We call and appeal for immediate reinstatement of those whose cases were found to be genuine cases”, Comrade Abiso added..

The Labour also appealed to Governor Babagana Zulum to approved the implementation of yearly increment and promotion benefit adding that promotion is never a privilege but right, as such every worker is entitle to be promoted once he or she meet the criteria.

Also speaking Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state said the state government has expended the sum of N12 billion on the payment of gratuity of both state and local government workers in addition to the complete renovation of State secretariat to provide conducive e environment to workers

The governor represented by the state Head of Service, Barrister Simon Malgwi said ” the Borno state government has been paying workers salary as at when due . I call on the civil servant to key into the government’s 25 year Development Plan and 10 year strategic plan for the transformation of the state “

He assured that the government will strike to maintain the good working relationship between it and the Labour with a view to move the state forward

He also assured that the government was working hard to address all the issues raised by the Labour in the state, as already a committee of the local government staff verification were reviewing their report with a view to address the abnormalities

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Government is reviewing your plight, Borno NLC assures over 6,000 sack LG workers



Government is reviewing your plight Borno NLC assures over 6,000 sack LG workers

By Madu Mohammed Maiduguri

The Chairman, Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Borno state chapter, Comrade Bulama Abiso has assured over 6 thousand workers affected by the verification exercise by the committee on local government workers verification that their issues are been looked into,.

While speaking in an interview with newsmen in Maiduguri recently, the Chairman, NLC Borno state chapter, Comrade Bulama Abiso said ” we had a meeting with His Excellency, and he directed the committee that did the work to review its position to see that justice is done to all. Already Abadam Askira/Uba, and Bama have appeared before the the committee and their issues were looked into”

” Over 6,000 were affected, they have not been paid their salaries for the last four months. They were not sack, As a civil servant can only be sack with letter of disengagement as they were engaged with letter of appointment”, he added.

He said ” those that were affected were due to some issues resulting from the implementation error . They will be paid their arrears when resolved. Those that have problem, government should be bold enough to write them letter and give reason for their disengagement “.

  • Some were having issues of one year statement of account , now they were asked to produce it again. . But as far as we’re concern nobody is sacked” he further stressed.

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Gov. Buni Demands Quick Response To Security Situation in Yobe State




By Daily Hint, Damaturu

His excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, the executive Governor of Yobe State, insist the security situation in the state generally needed quick response and reassessment.

Buni made his position known during an emergency security meeting in Damaturu.

We thanked God for the relative peace we now enjoy in most parts of the state.

However, the sad events in Geidam calls for quick response and reassessment of the security situation in our respective communities and the state generally, he added.

The governor condemned the recent Boko Haram attack on Geidam town.

He described the resurgence of Boko Haram attacks on Geidam in which some lives were lost with men, women, children, young and old forced out of their homes as sad.

Buni said the displacement of the victims in this holy month of Ramadan, was condemnable, crude and grossly inhumane.

He said that the meeting concentrated on strategic engagement of critical stakeholders to discuss issues of security as they affected individual communities and the state at large.

He noted that a special security plan was mapped out to fight insurgency in Geidam because of its geographical location, sitting close to the Lake Chad basin.

Buni also noted that Geidam was bordering Niger Republic and Damasak in Borno, one of the areas heavily infiltrated by Boko Haram insurgents.

I am pleased to state that far reaching decisions were made at the meeting with the Chief of Defence Staff especially, on reinforcement of personnel and improved strategy to effectively combat the attacks, He Said.

The governor enjoined the people to volunteer credible and timely information to the security agencies to enhance proactive actions being taken in curbing the menace of the terrorists.

We must expose every bad egg in our communities even if they are our relations, including our biological children.

It is our responsibility to report suspicious movements in or near our communities.

We cannot keep blaming government and security agencies while people hoard valuable information.”, Buni stressed.

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