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Bauchi Governor To Renovate Facilities At State NYSC Orientation Camp



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: Addresses corp members on their passing out

Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed of Bauchi State on Tuesday reaffirmed the commitment of his administration towards transforming and advancing structures and facilities at the NYSC orientation camp in the state into a world-class facilities.

To this end, the Governor has declared interest to renovate facilities in the NYSC orientation camp as part of his genuine commitment towards ensuring the welfare and well-being of the corps members by providing them with a conducive environment for orientation programme.

Speaking at the occasion of the 2023 Batch ‘C’ Stream I orientation course closing ceremony and terminal parade held at the state NYSC orientation camp in Wailo, Governor Bala Mohammed said that with the orientation course, the corps members have been adequately prepared for the challenges of National Service.

Represented by his Deputy, Rt. Hon. Mohammed Auwal Jatau, the Governor tasked the NYSC corps members to ensure the realization of the objectives of the Scheme so that the vision of its founding fathers for a united, developed and egalitarian society will be continuously realized.

He noted that the various skill acquisition Programmes they have been exposed to during the orientation exercise are designed to make them creators rather than job seekers and therefore enjoined them to carry the skills in their various places of primary assignment and perfect them within the period of the National Service to be self-employed.

The Governor assured the corps members that their service year experience in Bauchi state will be a pleasant and memorable one as the state government in line with its focus on youth development, has put in place fool-proof arrangement for their welfare and security.

“I would like to first express the deepest appreciation of the Government and the people of Bauchi state to the corps members for your tremendous resilience and determination despite the dilapidated structures, you have strive to complete your training program with unwavering patriotism and enthusiasm. This is a testament to your character and commitment to national service.

“Precisely three weeks ago when you reported for the orientation, some of you were apprehensive due to the fact that you were coming to Bauchi State for the first time. However, having undergone the orientation segment of the National Service, I believe you have discovered that those fears are unfounded as they are based on mere speculations and sentiments.

“Our people in all parts of the State are also eager to receive you. I therefore encourage you to settle down quickly in your different places of primary assignment, make positive contributions to the society and savour the hospitality of our enjoy people.

According to him, the National Service provided an opportunity for the corps members to improve and impact positively on the lives of their host communities, and hence the need for them to put the interest of the nation first above all other considerations.

Governor Bala Mohammed while commending the efforts of the National Youth Service Corps in Bauchi for the positive contributions it has been making to the
development of the state, appreciated all the camp officials for their diligence and sense of duty which have resulted in the success of the orientation exercise.

On his part, the State Commissioner of Youth and Sports, who is the chairman of the NYSC Governing Board in the state, Salees Gamawa urged the corps members to reciprocate the state government’s investment in their welfare and wellbeing by supporting the government in the implementation of its developmental policies and programmes.

Rifkatu Daniel Yakubu, the NYSC coordinator in the state in a welcome address, said the corps members have exhibited high sense of maturity throughout the orientation course and expressed gratitude to Governor Bala Mohammed for prioritizing the welfare and wellbeing of the corps members.

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Sallah: Galadima Of Muri Greets Muslims, Calls For Peace, Unity, Tolerance




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By Sani Yarima 

Alhaji (Dr.) Lamido Abba Tukur, the Galadima of Muri in the Muri Emirate Council, in Taraba State extends his felicitations to the Muslim Ummah across the globe on the successful completion of the Ramadan fast and the peaceful celebration of Eid-el Fitr.

In his Sallah message, Dr. Tukur congratulated Governor Agbu Kefas, Emir of Muri, HRH Alhaji Abbas Njidda Tafida, and the entire people of Taraba State for observing the festive season peacefully. 

He emphasized the significance of forgiveness, compassion, and gratitude during the season and urged the Muslim Ummah to uphold the values they learned during the month of Ramadan for the betterment of society.

Dr. Tukur advocates for a change in attitude that will foster societal improvement, urging followers to be more submissive and obedient to their leaders. 

In addition, he cautioned them against apportioning blame on leaders for challenges faced and encouraged them to pray for the leaders to enable them to provide dividends of democracy.

Furthermore, Dr. Tukur, the District Head of Jalingo, called on the people of Taraba State to exercise tolerance and continue to live in peace regardless of their religion, ethnicity, or political inclination for the development of the state.

In conclusion, Dr. Lamido Abba Tukur commended the State Government and Security agencies for ensuring peaceful coexistence across the state, which is a top priority of Governor Agbu Kefas’s Moving Forward Agenda.

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Sallah: Gov Kefas Congratulates Muslims, Calls For Religious Tolerance




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By Sarah Manya

Taraba state governor, Dr. Agbu Kefas congratulated Muslims in the state at the end of Ramadan. 

This is contained in a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Digital Communications on Wednesday. 

The governor, while wishing the Muslim faithful a great Eid-El-Fitr, called for more tolerance among the faiths. 

The governor noted that the lesson of sacrifice and discipline of Ramadan should continue even after the exercise.

He said the nation needs prayers and selfless service by both the leadership and the followership to overcome all the challenges. 

On the need for tolerance, the governor said it was noteworthy that all the two main faiths have been celebrating their religious festivals together.

He said that is a good development given the relationships that exist between them even at family levels.

He stressed that the Taraba state is strengthened by the diversity across tribes and faiths. 

He noted that with unity, the state can do more in the area of development and progress.

According to the governor, his administration will continue to carry everyone along, irrespective of their faith or ethnicity, in the distribution of the dividends of democracy. 

He said the administration is not leaving any stone unturned in the provision of security. 

Additionally, Kefas revealed that he would continue to battle poverty and hunger to make life easy for all the citizens. 

Relatedly, he reiterated his commitment to the payments of gratuities and offsetting all backlogs. 

Furthermore, Governor Agbu Kefas emphasized that the free education policy has come to stay to build the future of the younger generations.

Meanwhile, the governor has paid a Sallah homage to the Emir of Muri in his palace in Jalingo, Alhaji Abbas Njidda Tafida which is first of its kind in the history of the State.

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Eid-el Fitr: ALGON Chairman, Jauro Felicitates Muslims, Praises Gov Kefas 




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By Sarah Manya 

Muslims worldwide are celebrating Eid-el fitr, and the Jalingo local government council has extended its congratulations to the Governor of Taraba State, Dr. Agbu Kefas, on his first Ramadan Celebration in office. 

Alhaji Aminu Jauro Hassan, the ALGON Chairman, Taraba State, and Executive Chairman, of Jalingo LGC, released a statement conveying the council’s felicitations on Tuesday. 

The statement commended Dr. Agbu Kefas for his leadership and presence during the holy month, which has inspired hope, unity, and progress within the Muslim community and beyond. 

The statement further commends his commitment to fostering harmony, understanding, and development in Taraba State. 

The council also extends its best wishes to the Muslim Ummah across the state, urging them to reflect on the profound significance of Ramadan as they celebrate the completion of fasting.

Ramadan is a period of devotion, self-reflection, and faith renewal. 

Muslims worldwide strive for spiritual purification, seeking closeness to Allah through fasting, prayer, and acts of charity. 

The statement calls on Muslims to maintain the good conduct they have exhibited during Ramadan and extend it beyond the month. 

The statement also urged Muslims to reaffirm their commitment to peaceful coexistence with people of other faiths and foster mutual respect, understanding, and tolerance among all religious communities. 

Finally, the statement prays that the lessons and blessings of Ramadan will continue to guide us toward a path of righteousness and peace.

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