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Jalingo LG Provides Free Medical Care For Over 500 People In Taraba



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The Jalingo local government council of Taraba State has provided free treatment for over five hundred people suffering from eye and dental problems.

The medical outreach which was in partnership with an NGO, Reaching the unreached, Refugees and Peace Initiative held at the local government Secretariat in jingo, the capital city of Taraba.

Our correspondent gathered that many people both men, women, and children who could not afford to go to the hospital due to being financially constrained to treat themselves turned out in their numbers to benefit from the gesture with a smile on their faces.

Speaking at the event, the Executive Chairman of the local government, Alhaji Abdulnasir Bobbiji said the exercise was aimed at assisting the less privileged in the society to justify the revenue that is being collected for the people to feel its impact.

“It is a huge amount of money because we have to provides drugs, the lense, logistics and we also have to pay the Doctors even though it is a volunteer something but we also have to pay them something as stipend.

“All this what we have been doing there is no government kobo in the true sense of it but rather the penny and stipends that people pay as taxes or levies, so that is why I want to use this medium to appeal to the people to continue to be very proactive and prompt in the payment of their revenues because it is only that medium the government at all level would be able to discharge its responsibility effectively.

According to the Chairman, initially, they budgeted for 5000 people to benefit in the first phase of the exercise but with the support from some pharmaceutical stores, they were able to add about 200 which made it 700 people to benefit from the gesture.

He, however, commended a Philanthropist in the person of Alhaji Umaru Yola who recently provided a similar gesture to over 1000 people and appreciated some taxpayers such as the Market Traders Association, NURTW, KEKE NAPEP Association among others for their cooperation.

Hon. Abdul Nasir Bobboji further promised to continue to provide more dividends of democracy for the people as part of fulfilling his campaign promises as well as ensuring good governance.

On his part, the Director of Reaching the Unreached Refugees and Peace Initiative, Dr. Theophilus Sango said the exercise is part of their core mandate of trying to reach out to the unreached and to also key in line with the UN declaration to help fight in negligible tropical diseases by reaching the nick and crannies to try to reach out to people to treat them to help to reduce visual impaired or avoidable blindness in the society with the view to increase their economic productivity.

In an interview, some of the beneficiaries Blessing Blus and the Village of Jalingo Turaki Ward Jalingo among others all appreciated the gesture by the Hon. Chairman and pray to God to grant more wisdom and his heart desires as he always helped the masses.

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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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