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Bauchi: Stakeholders Commit To Improving WASH At Healthcare Facilities



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Stakeholders in Bauchi state have committed to improving Water Sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in Primary health care facilities across the state.

Our correspondent reports that the stakeholders are from the Civil Society Organizations, relevant Ministries, agencies,media and representatives of people with disability.

They made the commitments at a stakeholders engagement meeting on situational assessment of WASH in Health supported by WaterAid Nigeria on Wednesday in Bauchi.

Alhaji Adamu Aliyu , Director with the state Ministry of health reatreated the commitments of the state Ministry of health on provision of WASH in Primary health Care (PHC).

He urged the stakeholders to be committed to improving access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in primary health care facilities.

“It’s our responsibility to work towards expanding our overall support of programs that prioritize improving WASH in primary health care facilities,”

On his part Mr Ukeme Essien, Head strategy Wateraid Nigeria said the objective of the meeting was to emphasize the impact of WASH in Primary health care facilities and ways of improving the health care system.

He said the meeting was to ensure that stakeholders called to action to ensure quality health care services by recognizing the importance of WASH in all PHCs.

Esseien said the need for Stakeholders to make a commitment to advocate for policy and programs that lead to improvements in WASH in Primary health care facilities.

“The strong commitments will help catalyze investments and policies that facilitate access to WASH services in primary health care facilities,” he said.

Also speaking Mr Ezekiel Sukumum, from the Civil Society Organizations said lack of access to improved sanitation, lack of access to handwashing soap and running water, in health care facilities.

“Puts both patients and healthcare workers at risk. Safe water, functioning toilets, and soap are necessary in primary health care facilities

“To prevent infections, protect mothers and children, conduct safe surgery, address antibiotic resistance, and mitigate disease outbreaks.

“This unprecedented collection of commitments confirms that stakeholders will never allow the issue of WASH in Primary healthcare facilities to be ignored again.” Sukumum stressed.

“Call to action to elevate the importance of and prioritize action on WASH in primary health care facilities in both the public and private sectors.

“The call recognises the important role WASH plays in preventing infections, saving lives, and improving quality of care,” he said

Dr Hakeem Olatunji, a consultant reiterated the need to identify WASH gaps in PHCs across the state.

In his presentation Dr Olatunji explained situation analysis and assessment, examined health and WASH policies, governance structures, and funding streams,

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Adamawa: CDD Joins Awareness Campaign Against Gender-based Violence




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As part of activities commemorating 2023 16 days activism, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has sensitized Adamawa people on Violence Against Women and Girls VAWG.

The sensitization exercise begins with road walk from Bekaji roundabout to Jimeta modern market, Yola-North Local Government Area on Wednesday.

Mrs Amina Auwal, the team lead who spoke on this year’s theme: Unite, “invest to prevent violence against women and girls” described the commitment of stakeholders as the symbol of unity against Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the state.

She urged stakeholders to unite and reduce the rate of GBV in the state.

“This VAWG is like a cancer, it is eating up the community gradually but when it has been cut off completely we will have society free of GBV.

“We appreciated the CDD for sponsoring the programme of being able to sensitize the public to bring to an end the menace of VAWG”, she said.

Mrs Rose Zinas, Desk officer GBV, National Orientation Agency (NOA) urged parents, guardians and stakeholders to take advantage of the theme of the year and to invest on women and girls-child.

She said these would help them to have something doing to reduce over dependent on husband’s and parents as well as end violence against them.

Zinas called on the women to also be proactive in looking for something doing and not to be a liability.

In her remarks, Lubna Dodo, representing Federation of Women Lawyers Association, FIDA appreciated the contribution of CDD in the fight against GBV in the state.

She explained that the mission of the road walk is to create awareness on the theme of this year activism.

“This means invest by educating the girls-child and empower them with the knowledge and skills to succeed in future.

“These will go along way by reducing their vulnerability to violence anywhere they find themselves “, she said.

Dodo further said that the passage of Violence Against Person Prohibition (VAPP) law and Child Protection law as well as ongoing sensitization for implementation have also help in reducing the rate of GBV in the state . News Hunter.

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Adamawa Govt Approves 42km NYSC Camp – Borong Road Project




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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

The Adamawa State Executive Council Wednesday approved reconstruction of 42km road stretching from National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp in Damare to Borong community.

The feeder road project which covers the 2 LGAs of Girei and Demsa will cost over N836m.

The State Commissioner of Education, Dr Umar Garba Pella disclosed this while briefing newsmen shortly after the council meeting that held in the Government House, Yola.

Dr Pella said the project was awarded to Hydro Source and Resource Nigeria Limited and has the completion of period of 12 Months.

The Commissioner further disclosed that the council has approved over N117m variation for the construction of modern laboratory at Specialist Hospital, Yola.

Pella explained that the project was initially awarded at over N578m adding that the variation was to cover the cost of increased price of building materials.

The Wednesday’s 8th 2023 Council Meeting was presided over by the State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.


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Bauchi SEC Approves Construction of 2 Flyovers , 200KM Roads




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Bauchi State Government has unveiled a plan for the construction of sixteen strategic roads worth about one hundred billion naira across the state.

The project also comprises two flyovers at the busiest areas of Wunti and Central Market to beautify and decongest the city centre.

These among some other rural roads construction project across the state’s three senatorial zones were part of the resolutions made during State Executive Council Meeting presided over by Governor Bala Mohammed.

Some of the project that make a total of two hundred kilometers include two point six kilometers Sabon Kaura Birshi Gandu road, four point five kilometers Zango-Gwallagan Mayaka access road, one point seven kilometers Bayara township road, rehabilitation of Disina-Adamami road in Jama’are local government area and Dualization of A.D Rufa’i College to Misau town road among others.

Briefing journalists on the outcome of the meeting, the commissioners of Works and Transport Ibrahim Galadima and his counterpart of Special Duties and Rural Development Faruq Mustapha said the projects have been awarded to confitent contractors in line with developmental initiative of Governor Bala Mohammed led administration.

Also during the meeting, the Council has ratified and approved for upgrading of four palaces of Emirs of Bauchi, Ningi, Jama’are and Dass at sum of two point two Billion naira under the State Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.

The commissioner of the ministry Ahmed Sarki Jalam said the move was to creat a conducive environment for the traditional institutions to discharge their duties.

The council has also approved a memo for the 2024 Medium Term Expenditure presented by the commissioner ministry of Budget and Economic Planning Aminu Hammayo as well as a memo presented by the commissioner of Commerce, Trade and Investment Mahmud Baba Ma’aji on the preparation for the forthcoming Northeast Joint Trade Fair in Bauchi State.

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