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Gov Fintiri Flags Off Construction Of World Class Public Health Laboratory

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By Muhammad B Muhammad

As part of efforts towards improving the health system in Adamawa, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri Friday laid the foundation for construction of world class Public Health Laboratory at State Specialist Hospital, Yola.

The Laboratory when operational, besides improving the turn-around-time for results to be available, response to epidemics will be prompter while the management of outbreaks will be more accurate.

Speaking at the ceremony, Governor Fintiri said the giant project will enhance the quality of diagnosis by health professionals as Adamawa like most States in Nigeria, has witnessed various disease outbreaks.

He said the Public Health Laboratory is no doubt, an essential component of improving health response more especially in this age of growing epidemics and rise in complex ailments hitherto not commonly known to people and.

The Governor said work have reached advanced stage in the four brand new Cottage hospitals being constructed in Gombi, Girei, Shelleng and Lamurde, while major renovations and expansion are ongoing in all the General Hospitals in the State.

He revealed that Government has concluded plans to build more Cottage hospitals in Demsa and Mayo-Belwa and would ensure completion of the one at Dumne which was abandoned for over three decades.

In his welcome remarks, Commissioner of Health and Human Services, Professor Abdullahi Isa said the state has had her its own share of diseases such as monkey pox, Lassa fever, and COVID-nineteen among others.

In his remarks, the Medical Director, State Specialist Hospital Yola, Doctor Dauda Wadinga saluted Governor Fintiri for ensuring sustainable development in the health sector that will make entire society healthy.

The District Head of Jimeta, Alhaji Inuwa Baba Paris lauded Governor Fintiri for providing the state of the art laboratory which he said will save Adamawa people from travelling out of the state for medical attention.

Contributing in an interview, the chairman House Committee on Health, Hamidu Sajo Lekki who was overwhelmed with the sighting of the laboratory in Jimeta lauded Governor Fintiri for giving healthcare services in the state in desired attention.

The event was attended by Deputy Governor Chief Crowther Seth, Chief of Staff, Professor Maxwell Gidado, some members of the state Assembly and Commissioners, among other top government functionaries.

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We’ve Taken Steps To Block Leakages Of Public Funds, Kano Gov

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Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State over the weekend said his government has taken bold steps to block leakages of public funds in the state.

The Governor made this known while commemorating the International Anticorruption Day in the state.

Governor Yusuf represented by his Deputy Comrade Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo said the block in the leakage translated in the dividend of democracy.

He also said the government has succeeded in reversing all illegal deduction of pensioners benefit and workers salaries in the state.

According to him, “it is reflective the fact that we have taken bold steps to block leakages in the financial system of government.

“It is part of our promises during our campaign and even included in our blueprint that we will run a transparent accountable leadership with zero tolerance to corruption for Kano state to prosper as the most populous state and centre of commerce for the entire region.

“And since our inception, we swung into action through recovery of public assets illegally diverted for personal benefits such as the Asiya Bayero pediatric hospital which has been renovated and resumed full operation and rendering healthcare services to the good people of Kano State. Also go to the Accident and Emergency centre of Murtala Muhammad Specialist hospital where we equipped. So the blocked leakages has now translated into meaningful achievement which we are witnessing today.

“Just few days ago, we flagged off payment of gratuity to pensioners in the state. A humongous sum of N6 billion was paid to pensioners from grade one to five. It is also on record that when we came in May 29th, salaries were paid. Many of the state civil servants, local government and unfortunately including pensioners were not receiving their proper salaries as illegal deduction were been carried out on their salaries which represents a very corrupt practices because nobody knows what the monies were used for.

“In our resolve to ensure corrupt free civil services, the administration prioritize the implementation of Kano Anticorruption strategy, a document mapping out modules of fighting corruption as well as creation of anticorruption transparency units in all the MDAs jointly supervised by Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission, Head of Civil Service with support of development partners,” Governor Yusuf said.

Earlier, the Chairman, Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission, PCACC, Bar Muhuyi Rimingado said the commission has developed a mobile application for receiving information from whistle blowers.

Rimingado said the application, known as Shawarata, was part of the agency’s resolve to employ technology to check the excesses of corrupt practices in the state.

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Kebbi Govt Approves N8.9b To Upgrade, Constructs 120 schools

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Kebbi state governor, Dr Nasir Idris has flagged off the construction and upgrading of no fewer than 120 schools in Kebbi with a contract sum of N8.9 billion.

Speaking in Bubuche town, Argungu local government during the flag-off ceremony, he said the gesture aims to reposition the education sector in the state which will run under the World Bank Adolescent Girls Learning and Empowerment (AGILE).

The programme seeks to upgrade 120 schools from primary school to junior secondary school and to senior secondary schools all under AGILE even as it will provide a conducive learning environment.

Idris added that his government is fully in support of the collaboration having seen the positive results of at least 40% increase in the enrollment of adolescent girls most of whom have proceeded to obtain their secondary schools.

We also appreciate AGILE for education grants to most girls schools in the state as we intend to sustain the collaboration to achieve the desired goals he said. Vanguard.

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Gov Radda Suspends Teacher Over Alleged Sexual Harassment Of Female Student

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Governor Dikko Radda of Katsina State has directed the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Hadiza Yar’adua to suspend a teacher Lawal Ibrahim for alleged sexual harassment of a female student of Government Day Secondary School, Dantankari in Dandume Local Government Area of the state.

Friday’s directive came shortly after Governor Radda received a report alleging that the said Lawal, the school’s principal, was allegedly involved in sexual harassment against a female student of the same school.

The governor in a statement signed by Abdullahi Aliyu Yar’adua, the Director of Press for the Secretary to the State Government, Abdullahi Faskari directed the State Commissioner of Basic and Secondary Education to investigate the allegation, take appropriate action and report back to him.

He further directed the State Commissioner of Police Abubakar Musa to also investigate the allegation and to probe the DPO Dandume on the allegation of gratification and compromise of the matter and report back to Governor Radda. Channels TV.

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