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Foundation Intensifies Campaign Against Gender-Based Violence In Mubi



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An Adamawa-based NGO, Royal Heritage Health Foundation (RHHF), has intensified campaign against Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Mubi.

Mr Elijah Sogunro, the Coordinator of the NGO, led the campaign awareness as part of commemoration of
16-day of activism against GBV held on Tuesday in Mubi.

Sogunro commended Adamawa Government for enacting law on Violence against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) in the state.

He said that the programme was with technical support from UN Population Fund (UNFPA).

He explained that the core objective of the campaign was to educate people at the grassroots and communities to end the ugly act of gender based violence, especially, on women and girls.

He noted that the Violence against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) law would go a long way in bringing an end of violence against women and girls in the state.

According to the coordinator, the theme of this year campaign awareness is: End Violence Against Women and Girls Now.’’

He said that the foundation team met with community ward heads from Mubi North and Mubi South, with the intention to sensitise them to end GBV in their respective domains.

“The sensitisation is aim to educate community leaders on the danger of GBV and to find a lasting solutions to end the ugly act.

“Also, to educate them on how to prevent GBV as a means to end Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) and the penalties in the enacted law.

“Equally, the VAPP Law enacted by the state government is a milestone in the fight against menace of gender based violence in the state”. Songuro said.

He said that the advocacy campaign include marching, town hall meetings, Symposium and cross fertilisation of ideas between various related gender based Civil Society Organisations.

In his address, Abdullahi Buba, representative of Mubi town village Head, expressed happiness with the activity of the foundation and promised maximum support and cooperation of traditional rulers to end the violence.

“I m going to mobilise all my Ward Heads to join hands with the foundation to bring an end to GBV and to ensure the perpetrators are brought to the book,’’ Buba said.

In his remarks, Rev. Nathaniel Bare, the CAN Chairman, Mubi South, said that the campaign came at a right time when the community were experiencing and suffering from GBV challenges.

Bare said that the religious body would collaborate with the foundation to sensitise their followers about the danger of the menace.

“Now that you have sensitised us and with this knowledge you impacted on us. I believe it will help us as community to sanitise the community and make it difficult to the perpetrators to breathe fresh air,’’ Bare said.

Malam Jibrin Umar, Admin Secretary, Muslim Council, Mubi, said that the council had a standing committee dealing with such ungodly acts.

Umar said that Islam had prohibited any form of violence against women and that the council would not rest until all forms of GBV were eradicated.

“The council has already established a committee to work hand in hand with similar NGOs to tackle and bring to an end GBV in Mubi,’’ Umar said.

He said that the council had gained a lot from the foundation’s campaign and that it would implement some key points to add value in its committee’s activities to end GBV.

Also, Madam Saude Kasimu, the Coordinator, Mubi Zone Development Foundation, said that a part of the organisation’s mandate and objective was to protect and support Widows and orphans.

“We are ever ready as organisation to partner with the Foundation to fight against GBV, especially, on women and children.

“We are going to redouble our efforts to end early marriage and teenage pregnancy in our communities as well as to ensure girl child gets proper education and equal opportunity in the society.

“From today, we are going to report any GBV, especially, those that affected women and girls to appropriate authority,’’ Kasimu said.

On their parts, Mrs Lydia Daniel and Laraba Lawan, representatives of Zumuntan Mata and Adamawa Northern Senatorial Youths Development Association, respectively, said that the era of keeping silent concerning VAWG issues was over.

“We thank the Foundation for organising such important campaign. GBV on women and girls for long time is among the major issue of concern in this part of the country.

“Now that the state government has signed into law the VAPP Act. We are going to sensitise our members to make use of the law to dealt with all perpetrators,’’ the duo said.

It’s reports that more than 20 different Women and CSOs participated in the campaign awareness.

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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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