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Yobe Primary Healthcare System A Role Model, Bill Gates, Dagote Score Yobe State High




By Suleiman Usman, Damaturu

Yobe state government has been described as a role model in Primary Healthcare Development.

Stakeholders at the 2021 mid year review of the Routine Immunization and Primary Healthcare programme, gave the score today in Abuja.

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Enahire, commended Governor Buni for the commitment and political will to change the face of healthcare delivery in Yobe state.

” Primary Healthcare is the foundation of healthcare delivery, it is the foundation of disease prevention and l must commend Yobe state for taking a bold step in this direction.

He assured that the federal ministry of Health would establish two oxygen plants in the state.

Dr Feisal Shuaib, Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, described the Yobe state model of Primary Healthcare Development as a role model for others to emulate.

“I hope other states will copy the tremendous progress in Primary Healthcare Development in Yobe state to provide healthcare delivery at the grassroots” he said.

Gov Buni said 105 out of the proposed 178 functional Primary Health Care Centers have been established and equipped to provide healthcare services to the people.

He said 88 customized tricycle ambulances have been procured and distributed to ease transportation of patients in areas with difficult terrain.

The governor assured prompt payment of all counterpart funds to enhance healthcare service delivery in the state.

Meanwhile, an addendum to the Memorandum of Understanding on Routine lmmunization Primary Healthcare programme has been signed by Yobe state government, Bill and Melinda Gates and Aliko Dangote Foundations to expand and extend the duration by five years.

Mr Bill Gates and Alh. Aliko Dangote of Bill and Melida Gates and Dangote foundations respectively commended Yobe state government for its commitment to Primary Healthcare development and pledged to support the state.

The two foundations appreciated the increase in funding of healthcare delivery especially increase in funding, establishment of functional primary healthcare centers in political wards and recruitment of personnel.

His Excellency Gov. Mai Mala Buni signed on the expanded MoU on behalf of Yobe state government while Bill Gates and Aliko Dangote signed on behalf of their respective foundations.

The Emir of Fika and Chairman Yobe state Council of chiefs Alh Muhammadu Abbali ibn Muhammadu Idrisa, said the traditional institutions have been vanguards of mobilization for routine immunization in the state.

“The apathy associated with immunization has been eradicated in the state” he said.

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Governor Buni Mourns Air Strike Victims, Assures investigation of incident



Governor Buni Mourns Air Strike Victims, Assures investigation of incident

By Usman Bello, Damaturu

Yobe state Governor Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has commiserated with families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate Air strike on Buhari village in Yunusari local government area of the state.

He said although it could have been an accident or mistaken target, but government will join hands with the security agencies to unravel the root cause of the incident.

Governor Buni directed his Special Adviser on Security Affairs, to liaise with the Nigeria Airforce and the Multi National Joint Task Force, to look into the unfortunate Air strike.

“Government will work closely with the security forces especially the Nigeria Airforce to establish what actually happened” Governor Buni assured.

“This is very important and necessary for us to guard against future occurance and to safeguard the lives of our people.”

Governor Buni also assured the preparedness of his administration to work with all security forces to ensure the safety of the state.

Meanwhile, the governor has directed government hospitals in Geidam and Damaturu to offer free medical services to those who sustained injuries from the air strike.

Similarly, the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has been directed to provide relief materials to cater for the immediate needs of the families of the deceased persons and other members of the community.

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MD FMC Abuja Bags Georgia Prostrate Cancer Coalition 2021 Award



MD FMC Abuja bags Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition 2021 Award

By Adamu Mohammed Dodo, Abuja

The Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre, FMC Abuja, Nigeria, Prof Saad Ahmed has bagged the prestigious Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition 2021 award, in recognition of his outstanding selfless service, dedicated to improving mental and physical health worldwide and to the immediate community.

According to the press statement Saturday, released by the head of Information and Media Relations FMC Abuja, Mr Omolofe Kayode, “the award followed Prof Saad’s numerous contributions to the community and his excellent role as a Presenter/Facilitator at the International Health Summit of the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition, Atlanta USA.

“This is a clear testament of reward for impactful hard work and selfless service to humanity”.

The statement further congratulated the global achiever in Prof Saad “for putting FMC Abuja and Nigeria as a whole, on the global map with this ‘international recognition award”.

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Gov. Buni Inspects Gujba-Mutai Road, As NEDC Pledge To Construct The 54 KM Mutai-Ngalda Road



Gov Buni Inspects Gujba-Mutai Road, As NEDC Pledge To Construct The 54km Mutai- Ngalda Road

By Usman Bello, Damaturu

Yobe State Governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, today inspected the 40km Gujba-Mutai road awarded under the Multi-Sectoral Crisis Recovery Project (MCRP)

The governor said although the pace of work on the project had been slowed down by insurgency attacks on the company, there is significant progress made on the project.

He directed the contractors to engage more equipment and personnel to facilitate its completion.

“This is very important because, the more the delay, the more the escalation in prices of materials which will attract avoidable variations of the contract” he warned.

The governor said his administration remains committed to complete all ongoing projects and put them to use for the benefit of the people of the state.

Governor Buni commended the North East Development Commission for taking over the construction of the 54km Mutai-Ngalda portion of the road.

“I am happy that the Managing Director of North East Development Commission is here and he assured us of the commencement of the 54km Wagir-Mutai-Ngalda road, this is quite encouraging.

“Of course we have to thank Mr President for establishing the North East Development Commission and what he has been doing to ensure that we rebuild the northeast,” he said.

Alhaji Mohammed Alkali, the NEDC Managing Director, said the execution of the 54km portion of the project was in consonance with the NEDC’s programme of providing infrastructural needs of the people.

Earlier, the MCRP state Coordinator, Mallam Musa Idi Jidawa, briefed the governor on the factors militating against the speedy progression of the project which include inadequate machines and manpower.

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