No fewer than 56,000 indigent patients have so far benefitted from free medical outreaches organized by the senator representing Adamawa South senatorial zone, Binos Dauda Yaroe.
The senator has so far conducted eight medical outreaches in eight out of the nine local governments of his senatorial zone aimed at providing free medical services to the poorest of the poor who do not have the financial muscle to bankroll such services.
During the latest medical outreach in Shelleng local government, 6,000 indigent patients recieved various types of medical support including theatres, eye and ear consultation, laboratory tests, dental services et Al.
Speaking during the closing ceremony of the exercise in Shelleng, Thursday, the Senator informed residents of Lamurde, the last local government to be covered to prepare for their turn in June this year.
He said a grand finale of the outreach will be conducted which will be followed by a special outreach to cater for people suffering from eye challenges identified as the biggest medical health challenge in the area.
“When I started this medical outreach, I said my intention is to go round all the 9 local Governments of Adamawa south and with this one, we have done in Shelleng, we have only Lamurde local government to complete and before the end of June, we will do that one.
“But in addition to going round the local governments, I will do another big one that will be a grand finale which will take more days we also intend to do special outreach for eye problems.
“Eye problems is one single largest challenge that people have here. We usually have more eyes cases than other cases so it is an issue in this area and in all the places we have gone, we have seen a large turned out of people with eye problems so we intend to do a special outreach just for eye problems and with that before the end of my tenure, we must have attended to all the people we think we may have reached,” he said.
He further expressed satisfaction with the impact and successes of the intervention saying that, he feel fulfilled that his intervention in this regard has bring succour to his people and is being appreciated by the masses.
“I’m actually more than satisfied and fulfilled because everywhere we go, we have seen a large turn out of people. We have intervened in a number of cases, all forms of medical cases and people have shown appreciation for what we are doing. So I’m highly satisfied with the result we are getting. Its like even if you stay here for a month we will not be able to finish the cases.
“These are small small problems that people have but because the don’t have the means to access medical attention, they just carry them on their bodies but these interventions have bring succour to our people who otherwise could not have found help,” he said.
According to him, Shelleng outreach is in collaboration with the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) who appreciated his efforts in carrying out this medical outreaches in seven local governments before now hence their decision to come in and support him to conduct the one in Shelleng local government in the spirit of collaboration.
Speaking, the lead consultant and head of the medical team, Dr.Telemoh Dah said, during the Shelleng outreach, more than 6000 people with various ailments have been treated.
Breaking down the number, Dr Dah said those treated include; 198 surgeries and 1234 dental cases among others.
Former Perm Sec Commissions 4.6km Damare Road, Lauds Fintiri’s Achievements
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.
Accountability: Nat’l Lottery Trust Fund Emerges 2nd Best Compliant Agency In Nigeria
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.//
Ishaka Dedan Reelected As Adamawa NUJ Chair
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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