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Inadequate Equipment, Others Are Part Of Our Challenges- MD FMC Jalingo



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The Medical Director,​ Federal Medical Centre,​ Jalingo, Dr. Aisha Adamu has identified inadequate equipment, materials, power and water supply as some of the major challenges the hospital is faced with.

Dr. Adamu who stated this in Jalingo, Taraba State capital while briefing journalists to mark her​ one year in office said other challenges include Personnel deficiency in the right distribution and mix as well as erosion.

Despite the modest achievement recorded within the year under review, Training and retraining of personnel is also a big challenge to the management due to funding as well as Security and Housekeeping due to problems of outsourced.

Our Correspondent gathered that the one year anniversary of resumption of office which took place at the cabin hall of the hospital was first of its kind since the establishment of the hospital in November, 1999 with Dr. Daniel Bobzom as the first Medical Director.

Dr. Aisha Adamu who thanked the morning God Almighty for making it possible for her and her management team to mark the period also thanked him for protecting them through the challenging time of covid-19 pandemic.

She listed some of the achievements recorded within the one year in office to include setting up an assessment team that conducted an assessment of four key components of the hospital that included Infrastructure, Personnel, Equipment and Operations.

“The assessment was conducted and has so far formed the bedrock of our service provision for the past one year.

“The Hospital has experienced a lot of media coverage especially social media hence a lot of what we have accomplished is already in the public domain.

“However, we were able to renovated MD’s Block and supply furnitures, Built a Molecular Laboratory and supply of equipments (Federal Government-ESP), built an isolation Ward (Lassa And covid-19) (ESP), Renovated the proposed Public Health Department as well as Building of Neo-natal Ward (capital project 2020) among many others.

Dr. Aisha Adamu also informed that within the year under review, ward one and Female Surgery Ward and Gynae as well as Maternity ward were all renovated.

She said a 4 bedded intensive care unit was established and expanded to 10 bedded by the federal government, as well as the establishment of Endoscopy unit by the hospital which is fully functional.

The MD further explained that the hospital has also organised several workshops for over 21 staff and trained over 57 while 152 were promoted within the one year.

She noted that despite the Covid19 pandemic and the EndSARs protest that almost crippled the entire economy of the Nation,​ she has within the year in office be at work to fulfill the mandate of providing excellent healthcare services to the teeming population of Taraba state.

Mrs Adamu maintained that she has also within the last one year engaged unions and attend to their complaints by providing them their legitimate claims and welfare packages.

“As we speak,​ residency training is in top gear, and we want to strengthen research to fulfill one of its mandate.

We all know that the security situation of the country is quite delicate and the hospital is doing all what it can to ensure security is beefed up .

There is a good collaboration between the internal security and the police.

The Medical Director, therefore, noted that CCTV are being deployed at relevant places and required motorcycles that have been deployed for surveillance to help address the problem of insecurity within the hospital.

” Within a year, we have done our best to make sure that governance is done in an accountable and transparent manner”.

She revealed that in the coming years, Hospital intends to provide more infrastructures including GOPD/NHIS, Physiotherapy, laundry, establish more departments and strengthen the existing ones as well as employ more housekeeping staff and train them among others, for effective service delivery.

Dr. Aisha Adamu, appreciated the Taraba State government and all the philantrophists, corporate organizations and NGOs who donated various items to the hospital in the past one year and all the stakeholders especially the host community for their guidance and tremendous cooperation and appealed for more support to enable them achieve the set goals.

She finally commended the principal offices of the institution for a job well done, while she pledged to do her best in ensuring that they work in a conducive environment and with the necessary tools.

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Refineries Not Created To Reduce Petrol Price, Kyari Tells Senate




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Forty eight hours after being summoned by the Senate, the Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited, Mele Kyari, has now appeared before the joint committee on appropriations.

The Senate had issued a 24-hour ultimatum on Wednesday to the NNPCL boss after an observations that he had in previous occasions, shunned summons by the Senate to appear before its ad-committee probing over 11 trillion naira expenditure on turn around maintenance of refineries in the country between 2010 and 2023.

Responding to questions by the senate committee on appropriations on the potential drop in pump price of petroleum owing to the expected functionality of refineries, Kyari clarified his comment after he was interrogated again. He explained that it might be possible to have a reduction, but it is not the main objective of the refineries.

He buttressed that maintaining the energy security target has fostered the confidence that in 2024, Nigeria will become a net exporter of petroleum products.

The NNPCL boss affirmed that no subsidy is charged to the federation, adding that the NNPC has contributed 4.45 trillion naira as direct revenue into the federation in a combination of taxes, royalties and dividends and paid 406 billion naira as dividend to Federal Government’s account from July 2023.

According to him, Nigeria does not have credible data for PMS consumption in the country because of the absence of the instrument to measure.

The Chairman of the Senate Appropriation Committee, Senator Adeola Olamilekan, had on Wednesday, directed Kyari to appear before the committee in 24 hours.

Olamilekan, who asked Kyari to appear in company of the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC), warned that failure to appear undermines the legislature and sabotages the process.

They are required to present the list of all individual companies operating with OML licenses in Nigeria as well as total production output approved on a daily basis.

The lawmaker expressed concerns that some of the revenues required to drive the 2024 budget was attributed to the NNPCL, which according to him, was owned by the Federal Government and responsible to it, and by extension the three arms of government. Channels TV.

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Labour Leaders Meet To Work Out Living Wages




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Ahead of the expected resumption of negotiation between the Federal Government and the organised labour on the new Minimum Wage, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, is meeting in Abuja to brainstorm so as to arrive at a living wage that is commensurate with the prevailing cost of living.

This came as the NLC has vowed not to be deterred by the recent assault on workers and their leaders in Imo State, which it said poses a grave threat to freedom of association and collective bargaining as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended and the ILO Conventions 87 and 98 on Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining.

These were contained in the welcome address by the NLC President, Mr. Joe Ajaero, at the Opening Session of the NLC 2023 Harmattan School with the theme: “Building Workers’ Skills for Policy Engagement” in Abuja.

Ajaero, represented by the Congress Deputy President, Benjamin Anthony said: “In the face of adversity and brutality encountered while advocating for the rights of workers to earn their legitimate income and benefits, our resolve remains unwavering. We are motivated to continue our efforts towards achieving decent work and improving working conditions in the formal and informal sectors of the economy.

“The recent assault on workers and their leaders in Imo State poses a grave threat to freedom of association and collective bargaining as enshrined in Section 40 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended and the ILO Conventions 87 and 98 on Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining, and should unequivocally be condemned by all people of goodwill.

“The only thing that can assuage our pains is for the Imo State Government to address all labour issues and return the so called ‘ghost workers’ to their jobs, pay all outstanding salaries and pensions and call back all victimized workers to their jobs.

“It has become very necessary for governments at all levels to recognize that life and living conditions are exceedingly difficult, especially for working people in both the formal and informal sectors of the economy.”

“The removal of subsidy on petroleum products has further exacerbated the challenges faced by working people, unleashing severe pain and contributing to galloping inflation and increasing inequality and poverty.

“We must reckon that a well-motivated and well-remunerated workforce has a positive impact on productivity and national development,” he added.

He implored participants to approach the training programme with a quest and thirst for knowledge through asking of questions and sharing of experiences with the facilitators and with one another.

He thanked the representative of the Minister of Labour and Employment, the Country Director of the ILO for the English Speaking, West African Countries, the Director General of the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association, NECA, the Resident Representative of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, FES, Country Director of the Solidarity Centre, members of the NAC, CWC and NEC of the NLC for finding time to attend the Opening Session of the 2023 School.

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Operatives Of NDLEA Uncover Illicit Drugs Concealed In Dolls, Local Soap, Milo Tins




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Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have uncovered illicit substances bound for Europe, United Arab Emirates and Asia.

Disclosing this in a statement on Sunday, NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, said the illicit substances intercepted included various quantities of methamphetamine and opioids concealed in hems of new jeans trousers, dolls, buttons, local soap and tins of milo beverage.

Noting that the operation was carried out by operatives of the Directorate of Operations and General Investigation (DOGI) at courier houses in Lagos, he said some of the items seized included tramadol 225mg concealed in hems of new jeans trousers heading to Cyprus; shipment of cannabis sativa hidden in heads of dolls going to Dubai; sachets of tramadol 225mg buried in tins of milo beverage going to UAE; and another set of same drug hidden in local soap also going to UAE.

Others were a consignment of methamphetamine concealed in buttons heading to Hong Kong; and a shipment of another illicit substance coming from Florida, USA.

“Operatives in Lagos on Friday 1st December also arrested a drug kingpin, Okechukwu Ogala, 56, who specialises in exploiting and recruiting young citizens to export meth to Asian countries.

“He was arrested at Blue Moon Hotel in Okota area of Lagos with 60 wraps of methamphetamine weighing 1.009 kilograms.

“In another operation in Lagos, operatives on Friday 1st December recovered 393kgs of cannabis in a shop at Akala, Mushin while a suspect, Justin Enuonye, who deals in Canadian Loud was arrested by the police at Victoria Island and transferred to Lagos Command of NDLEA on Friday 1st December with 154 parcels weighing 92kgs.

“A team of NDLEA operatives also intercepted a vehicle at Oyingbo area of Lagos and recovered 108kgs of cannabis from it, while 675 kilograms of the same substance were recovered from the store of a wanted dealer, Wahab Olota at Adedoja area of Mushin, Lagos,” Babafemi said. Channels TV.

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