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30,000 IDPs Benefit From NEMA Relief Materials In Taraba



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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Monday, distributed relief materials to 30,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
In Taraba state, Northeast Nigeria.

AVM Muhammad Muhammad (Rtd), Director General of the agency made this known at the Official Flag- Off for the distribution of the items to the beneficiaries in the 16 local government areas held in Jalingo, the state capital.

Muhammad, who was represented by Mr. Maidalla Iliya, NEMA Head of Operations, Adamawa/Taraba Operations Office said that the items comprised of both food and non food materials, adding that the relief materials were further harmonised into 5,000 households.

The Director General, NEMA, Muhammad Muhammad explained that the gesture was in line with the agenda of Hajiya Sa’adiya Farouk, the Minister of Humanitarian, Disaster Management and Social Development on bringing succor to the internally displaced persons in the state.

He however, said that the items which includes Rice (12.5kg), beans (25kg), vegitable oil, beverages, mattresses, blankets, mosquito nets among many others were to be distributed to all the 16 local government areas of the state.

Muhammad, further revealed that the approval was granted based on the assessment carried out earlier by a disaster assessment team in the agency which visited all the crisis affected areas in the state.

He advised the beneficiaries not to feel that they were compensated by the government, but those items were provided just to relieve them and sustain them for a moment.

He therefore, gave assurance that the materials would get to the jenuin people they were meant for, adding that the agency had developed a mechanism for ensuring efficient delivery of items to the targeted people.

“Our staff have been deployed to all the IDPs camps in the state to ensure efficient delivery of relief items to the targeted people”. Said (rtd) AVM Muhammad.

Earlier, Taraba State Commissioner for Special Duties and Humanitarian Affairs, Mr. Taninga Dinga commended the Federal government for the assistance.

Represented by Mr. Samson Tijos, Secretary in the ministry, Binga expressed satisfaction with the quality and quantity of the materials provided by NEMA.

He also thanked the federal government for considering the request made by the state Govenernor, Darius Ishaku concerning the plight of the IDPs in the state.

“It was His Excellency’s request to the federal government that yielded this result, so we thank the federal government and urge them to provide more” Dinga added.

In his address, the Chairman, Jalingo Local Government Council, Abdulnaseer Bobbji appealed to the Federal government to assist the IDPs with building materials as many wanted to return to their homes but faced with the challenge of shelter.

He also urged NEMA and SEMA to consider provision of more relief items to Jalingo community which housed many IDPs from various local governments of the state.

Bobboji thanked Governor Darius Ishaku for taking up the complaint of victims of communal crisis to the federal government, as well as the federal government for granting the succor to the IDPs, saying that they still needed more.

The Chairman enjoined the beneficiaries not to segregate against other IDPs in the course of sharing the relief materials, saying that Jalingo as a state capital has accommodated IDPs from various places.

Also speaking, the CEO, Taraba State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Abdulmumini Baushe said the gesture by the federal government was a complement to the state government’s effort in providing succour to the IDPs in the state.

Mrs. Dorathy Garba from Mayo Dasa IDPs Camp who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries, thanked the Federal government for the gesture, saying that the materials would go along way in cushioning the effect of hardship accostums with IDPs.

She decried over lack of food stuff and inadequate shelter in the camp as according to her they have the highest number of IDPs amongst the other camps in Jalingo and urged the state government to come to their rescue.

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Former Perm Sec Commissions 4.6km Damare Road, Lauds Fintiri’s Achievements




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A retired federal permanent secretary and elder statesman Alhaji Ahidjo Bamanga has lauded Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri for his outstanding achievements in 3 years which have uplifted the status of the state

He was speaking during the commissioning of 4.6km ATV Damare road in Girei local government area.

Speaking shortly before the commissioning Alhaji Bamanga applauded the Governor for his commitment towards changing the fortunes of the state.

The elder statesman described Governor Fintiri as a committed, result oriented and great achiever who has salvaged the state from the shackles of underdevelopment urging all Adamawa people to support him for continuity.

Earlier Governor Fintiri said the 4.6km road is part of the landmark achievements in the deliveries of the urban renewal campaign of his administration.

The Governor said government has developed a two way approach to infrastructural strides which is urban renewal and rural infrastructure and community development and it will not rest on its oars till it achieves that.

He proudly noted that Adamawa is wearing a beautiful look and has fast become an investment hub for investors.

While pledging to continue to flag off and commission projects till the end of his tenure he reiterated his resolve to ensure that no one is left behind and nothing is left untouched.

Commissioner of works and energy development, Adamu Atiku
said the 4.6km ATV Damare road is strategic and important as it has ameliorated the plight of commuters and opened up the area for development.

There were goodwill messages from the District Head of Girei, Dr Ibrahim Ahmed Mustapha, and chairman Girei Local Government Council Judah Amisa and Baba Salam.

High points of the event was a display of three hearty cheers from corp members who are major beneficiaries of the road which leads to the NYSC orientation camp Damare.

The Governor while inspecting the road had a stopover at the NYSC camp and was cheerfully welcomed by the corp members.

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Accountability: Nat’l Lottery Trust Fund Emerges 2nd Best Compliant Agency In Nigeria




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Dr Bello Maigari, the Executive Secretary , National Lottery Trust Fund, has said that the Agency emerged the second best accountability compliant in Federal Government Agency’s Anti Corruption and Transparency Units ( ACTU) in 2021.

Dr Bello Maigari made the agency’s stand clear in a statement issued on Monday and signed by Muhammad Auwal Adam, Media and Puɓlications unit of the Trust Fund.

Dr. Maigari equally stated that the agency was the fourth best compliant among the government MDA in efficiency and transparency in the workplace.

“In less than Three years of the constitution of the Unit, the agency scored 84.45% to emerge the second best compliant in agency category in Nigeria and the fourth best compliant MDA with systems and processes put in place to promote efficiency and transparency in the workplace”. Maigari said.

According to Dr. Maigari, the success is attributed to the efforts put by the agency’s Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU).

The Executive Secretary stated that the development equally followed the high standards of transparency and accountability collectively exhibited by the management and staff of the agency.

Similarly, Federal Government has lauded the National Lottery Trust Fund for gigantic intervention in National Sports Development and urged other government MDAs to emulate.

According to Dr Bello Maigari, the commendation followed the giant intervention so far made by the agency in promoting nation’s sport.

He said that over N574m worth of sports equipment procured by the National Lottery Trust Fund and distributed to over 2000 selected public primary schools across the country.

He noted that the significance of the intervention would go along way in promoting good causes and sport Development among Nigerian Youths.//

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Ishaka Dedan Reelected As Adamawa NUJ Chair




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The Adamawa state Council of the Nigeria union of Journalists, NUJ Saturday held its election which saw the emergence of Ishaka Donald Dedan as the Chairman for the second term.

This was announced by the Chairman, Electoral Committee of the twenty twenty two election, Comrade Bashir Liman at the N UJ’s Secretariat, Press Centre Yola.

The returned Chairman, Comrade Ishaka Donald Dedan polled one hundred and ten votes to defeat his rival Comrade Kate Aliyuda who polled seventy two votes.

Meanwhile, Comrade Fidelis Jockthan polled one hundred and twenty votes to clinch the position of Secretary defeating his closest rival Jonathan Filibus who polled seventy three votes.

The office of the treasurer was won by Joy Diamond Leka with one hundred and sixteen votes beating her rival Felicia Amos who polled thirty seven.

Other positions of Auditor and Assistant Secretary were unopposed.

The newly elected leaders were administered oath of office by Barrister Sunday Wugira.

In an inaugural speech, the Vice Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalist, North East zone, Comrade Zare Baba charged the new executive to carry every body along and eschew bigotry and favoritism.

In an acceptance and victory speech, the Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Comrade Ishaka Donald Dedan who thanked God for the victory pledged to play an open door policy.

Comrade Dedan who solicited prayers and support of the members urged them to advise them where necessary.

Speaking, the Permanent Secretary ministry of information, Barrister Isuwa Misali who congratulated the new executives to work together towards forging the union forward.

Other speakers at the event who presented their good will messages include NUT state Chairman, Comrade Rodney Nathan, representative of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN Adamawa state Chapter and Radio Television Theatre and Art Workers Union, RATTAWU.

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