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Again, Ministerial C’ittee Assesses FMC, Yola For Conversion To Teaching Hospital



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…Prof Auwal, MD FMC Yola, Prof Tukur, VC MAU, Prof Bakari, Provost Medical College, MAU Yola…

  • Says FMC Yola is long overdue for change of nomenclature from Federal Medical Centre to Teaching Hospital
  • Healthcare delivery services was started at the new site in 2006 with 175 beds, it gradually improved to the current 450 bed capacity and still counting with the expansion of the facility, which include 50-bed space at the department of psychiatry under construction.
  • FMC Yola has an improved managerial efficiency, professionals capability and equipment capacity beyond some of the teaching hospitals in the country
  • The rural posting service windows for residency programme at Hong and Jada general hospital made another criteria
  • The entire clinical and medical departments with the exception of Opthalmology and ENT have been accredited to run residency training
  • The MAU Medical College has started admitting students
  • With the improvements and further expansion of the hospital making great expectation, our unbiased selection of Prof Auwal Muhammad Abubakar to succeed Dr Ali Danburam as Medical Director, FMC Yola is justified – Former Board member

The Federal Ministry of Health has sent a delegation of her directors for another round of assessment that would determine the final approval for the conversion of FMC Yola to a teaching hospital.

The team led by the director hospital services of the ministry, Dr Adebimpe Adebiyi have inspected the facility at the Federal Medical Centre Yola where some projects are aggressively ongoing and the Modibbo Adama University Yola, where admission into the medical college has since started, in addition to the land donated by the Adamawa state government for the purpose of expansion of the hospital and proposed site for the medical college.

The team expressed satisfaction with what they saw on ground befitting of a teaching hospital beyond some of the older teaching hospitals in the country.

While appreciating the management and staff of FMC Yola on behalf of the ministerial team for the dinner organised in their honour, a one-time board member of the FMC, Dr Andrew Noah revealed that the simplicity and humility associated with the FMC Yola Medical Director, Prof Auwal Muhammad Abubakar and the Vice Chancellor, Modibbo Adama University, Prof Liman Tukur who were also at the dinner were summarily beyond comment.

The team had earlier visited the chief executives of the institutions in their offices.

It is the kind of simplicity and humility other guests at the dinner spoke highly crediting to the Provost, MAU Medical College, Prof Bakari Girei.

Noah said that he was happy to be among the board members that selected Prof Auwal for the appointment as Medical Director, FMC Yola, based on the overwhelming achievements.

Noah attributed the achievements to the spirit of continuity from one medical director to the other achiever for which the FMC was blessed with.

Noah said the report of team’s findings and recommendations would be positive; in favour of the conversion of FMC to a teaching hospital.

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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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