The lead consultant superintending Senator Binos Dauda Yaroe’s medical outreaches, Dr. Wycleff Talemo Dah, has disclosed that the various medical outreaches conducted by the senator since his assumption of office have brought stability to many families.
Dah, a staff of Soteria Afrique, identified poverty and lack of democratic dividends as the major issues fueling health challenges in Adamawa south senatorial zone.
He said based on the experiences they encountered in the last seven medical outreaches they conducted, they had established a strong correlation between poverty, dearth of infrastructure and major ailments bedeviling the people, adding that the medical outreaches came to many families as a soothing relief.
Dah said some of the major challenges they encountered during the various medical outreaches include dearth of infrastructure in the medical facilities including lack of electricity and lack of water.
He noted that despite the challenges, they were able to attend to over 50,000 patients and provided them with various medical support including eye and dental services, surgeries, referrals and medical tests among others, noting that the preponderant cases they established were eye challenges as they constitute one third of all cases treated so far.
Dah expressed optimism that before the end of all the medical interventions, no fewer than 70,000 patients will be attended to.
Also speaking, the senator representing Adamawa south senatorial zone, Sen Binos Dauda Yaroe said over 50,000 indigent patients have so far benefitted from the previous medical outreaches adding that he is targeting about 70,000 patients before the program ends.
“This is a program in my heart and I have been implementing it religiously. After we finished with the nine LGs we shall organize a grand finale,” he said.
He noted that because of the frequency of eye challenges, he intends to hold a special outreach to cater for people with eye challenges.
He called on the people to use the opportunity to ensure that their health challenges are addressed.
While thanking the senator for his sympathy and concern to the people, the caretaker chairman of Shelleng local government, Hon Ishaku Tala noted that the gesture was unprecedented.
He said the program marked the first time such a massive health outreach is sponsored by an individual in the area, urging the people to reciprocate by voting the senator come 2023 general election.
Tala expressed satisfaction with the massive turn out of the people and called on them to exercise restraint as everyone who availed himself for the exercise will be attended to.
Also speaking, the executive director National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib thanked the senator for the tremendous gesture of providing healthcare to the door step of the masses.
Shuaib who was represented by the north east zonal director of the agency, Dr. Mai Yakubu Gana, urged the people to appreciate the gesture as he is one of the few political leaders with such unique vision.
He urged the people to access the intervention because of its relevance and importance urging pregnant women to always access ante natal and post natal services.
He also called on the people to ensure that their children are immunized against the child killer diseases just as he urged men to always allow their wives to go to hospital whenever the need arise.
In his votes of thanks, secretary of Shelleng local government, Mohammed Baba Musa thanked senator Yaroe for the gesture.
He also called on the people to reciprocate the gesture come 2023 general polls.
Thanking the senator, the paramount ruler of Shelleng, Amna Shelleng, Abdullahi Isa Dasong, said the Senator’s gesture was unprecedented.
He called on the people to cooperate with constituted authorities and ensure peace and unity in the area.
Adamawa: CDD Joins Awareness Campaign Against Gender-based Violence
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.
Adamawa Govt Approves 42km NYSC Camp – Borong Road Project
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.
Bauchi SEC Approves Construction of 2 Flyovers , 200KM Roads
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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