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FUNE LGA: Baba Goni applauded Buni on the promise kept with the people in Yobe

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FUNE LGA: Baba Goni applauded Buni on the promise kept with the people in Yobe

By: Yahaya Wakili

The Chairman of the Caretaker Management Committee of Fune local government area in Yobe state, Alhaji Baba Goni Bade, has commended the Executive Governor of Yobe state, Hon. Mai Mala Buni CON, Chiroman Gujba, for fulfilling all his campaign promises to the people by providing the dividend of democracy.

Baba Goni Bade said Yobe is blessed with a governor characterized by humility, sympathy, accessibility, and a genius go of what rightfully and lawfully belongs to him, for peace to reign, adding that giving kudos to the governor has become imperative because of his numerous achievements in improving the living conditions of the masses in the state.

According to the Fune Chairman, commendation as such is not only coming from members of his party APC in the state but also from the opposition, which has come to terms with the development strides of the Mai Mala Buni CON Administration in the last five years.

“Members of the opposition parties are praising Chiroman Gujba for executing the developmental projects both in rural and urban areas within the five years in office.

“Buni’s developmental projects are physically on the ground. Buni’s administration is full of initiatives. The government has constructed modern markets in major towns across the state, including Damaturu, Potiskum, Gashu’a, Nguru, Geidam, and Buni Yadi. The government also constructed Trailer Park in Potiskum and resuscitated three dormant industries in the state. These are the Woven Sack Company in Damaturu, Yobe Sahel Aluminum and Flour, and Feed Mill Company in Potiskum.” Baba Goni Bade said.

Speaking further, he said the Buni administration completed the state-owned International Cargo Airport, which was commissioned by the former President Muhammadu Buhari. He said all these achievements were to create a conducive environment for trade and commerce for the economic development of the state.

Alhaji Baba Goni Bade maintained that the Mai Mala Buni administration also established six modern and seven mega schools, procured books and laboratory equipment, employed more workers and teachers, and re-trained teachers in order to enhance and improve the quality of education in the state. Adding to that, Governor Buni also sponsored many students studying specialized courses abroad.

“The Buni administration also constructed numerous township and inter-town roads to facilitate the movement of goods and services and also provided women and youth empowerment initiated for self-employment. In addition, it constructed 1,800 housing units across the state, already allocated to public and civil servants, and discounted the units by 50 percent.

Determined to alleviate the suffering of his people. Governor Mai Mala Buni CON recently distributed assorted food items as Ramadan palliatives to vulnerable groups and to 120,000 households across the 17 local government areas of the state. The 50,000 bags of assorted food items, including rice, maize, millet, and sorghum,.

The Buni administration also recently launched the distribution of cash support of $50,000 each to 1,000 orphans in the 17 local government areas of the state.

“Governor Mai Mala Buni has made tremendous achievements in the health sector. Under five years, he has constructed 138 primary healthcare centers in every electoral ward across the state and also upgraded over seven PHCs to standard general hospitals and four general hospitals to specialist hospitals to provide affordable and accessible healthcare services for the people of Yobe State.

“There is no part of Yobe State without the appreciable positive impact of Buni’s administration on the lives of the people. He also constructed the largest maternal and child health care complex at the State University Teaching Hospital, which was commissioned by former President Muhammadu Buhari.’

Speaking of his achievements in the Fune local government area, the chairman said he has been following in the footsteps of Governor Mai Mala Buni CON in improving the standard and quality of education. He revealed that the council has provided copies of exercise books and distributed them to all primary schools across the local government.

Alhaji Baba Goni Bade said the council has been drilling new boreholes and repairing all old borehole generators. He said that despite the heavy cost of diesel, the council has taken on the burden of ensuring the availability of the product to service the people’s needs. According to him, every month the council distributes enough of the product to power generators in all boreholes, as well as the drilling of new boreholes at Jama’are and health facilities across the local government. Adding to that, the council was also able to construct a bridge Damagum to Dumbulwa, and the council also constructed a newly constructed police station at Alagarno and repaired bridges and culverts to ease water flow during the rainy seasons.

Baba Goni Bade further said that his administration also gives priority to agriculture; he has transformed agriculture through the provision of inputs and implements for both rainy season and irrigation farming. The council also purchased drugs worth millions of naira, distributed them to all our primary health centers across the local government, and repaired primary health centers.

FUNE LGA: Baba Goni applauded Buni on the promise kept with the people in Yobe

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Governor Zulum Receives House Committee on NEDC

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Governor Zulum Receives House Committee on NEDC

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Governor Babagana Umara Zulum received the House Committee on the North East Development Commission (NEDC) led by Chairman, Hon. Usman Zanna, on a visit to Maiduguri. The committee assessed the projects executed by NEDC under the leadership of MD/CEO Alhaji Mohammed Goni.

Hon. Usman Zanna commended NEDC for its remarkable work, particularly the road construction projects in Jere and Mafa Local Government areas. He also praised Governor Zulum’s administration for its achievements in infrastructural development, security, and other areas. He wished the Governor a long life to continue serving humanity.

Governor Zulum expressed gratitude to the Federal Government for establishing NEDC and commended the commission for its developmental projects in the Northeast Region. He requested support for the resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to their ancestral homes, as funding and feeding by the state government and NGOs are no longer sustainable.

Additionally, as Chairman of the Northeast Governor’s Forum, Governor Zulum requested NEDC’s support for a hybrid solar power plant with a capacity of 10MegaWatt, to complement the one being constructed by the states. This will provide sufficient power to the region.

The Governor thanked the committee for their visit and wished them a safe journey back to their destinations.

In attendance were the Head of Service, Commissioners, Special Advisers, and other officials.

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Chairman Global Links paid a condolence visit to the families of the late Emir of Tikau.

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Chairman Global Links paid a condolence visit to the families of the late Emir of Tikau.

By: Yahaya Wakili

The Chairman and CEO of Global Links Limited, Alhaji Yakubu Yunusa (Alias Alhaji Bakoji), has paid a condolence visit to the family of the late Emir of Tikau, Alhaji Muhammadu Abubakar Ibn Grema, in Sabon Garin Nangere, over his recent demise.

Alhaji Bakoji, who is also a renowned transporter in Nigeria, describes the death of the emir of Tikau, Muhammadu Abubakar Ibn Grema, as a great loss to the Tikau emirate, Yobe state, and Nigeria at Large.

“The late Emir of Tikau, HRH, Alhaji Muhammadu Abubakar Ibn Grema, was a first-class cheif and Paramount pillar of the Karai-karai people.” Alhaji Bakoji said.

According to him, the late monarch was a pillar of strength and wisdom and dedicated his reign to serving the Tikau emirate and upholding our traditional values as a people of Yobe state origin.

He expressed his deepest sympathies to the Emir’s family, the Chiroman Tikau, Alhaji Ibrahim Talba, and loved ones, and prayed to Almighty Allah (SWT) to grant the soul of His Royal Highness, Alhaji Muhammadu Abubakar Ibn Grema, rest in Aljannatul Firdaus. 

Alhaji Bakoji also prayed to Almighty Allah to grant his soul eternal rest in Aljannatul Firdaus, as well as grant his family and the entire people of the Tikau emirate council the fortitude to bear the loss.

Alhaji Muhammadu Abubakar Ibn Grema died at Specialist Potiskum on May 10th, 2024, after a protected illness. May his soul eternal rest in Aljannatul Firdaus. Ameen.

Chairman Global Links paid a condolence visit to the families of the late Emir of Tikau.

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Lawan joins Akpabio to present the 10th Assembly Magazine

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Lawan joins Akpabio to present the 10th Assembly Magazine

By: Yahaya Wakili

The President of the 9th Senate, Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan, Ph.D., GCON, Sardaunan Bade, Yobe North Senatorial District, said it was a pleasure for him to join his successor, the President of the Senate, His Excellency, Senator (Dr.) Godswill Akpabio, CON, for the public presentation of the 10th Senate Magazine during plenary on Wednesday.

Senator Ahmed Lawan revealed this in a statement issued and signed by him, which was made available to Newsng in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital.

The magazine is a compilation of the achievements of the senate during the 10th legislative session under the leadership of the president of the 10th Senate, Senator (Dr.) Godswill Akpabio, in the last year.

“During my time as Senate President between 2019 and 2023, we worked tirelessly to serve Nigerians and create impactful legislation to improve the lives of our citizens. I am confident that the 10th Senate Magazine will continue to showcase the hard work and contributions of all Senators who work tirelessly to achieve our legislative agenda,” Senator Ahmed Lawan said.

“I want to congratulate the Senate President, Senator Godswill Akpabio, for ensuring that the magazine accurately reflects the accomplishments of the 10th Senate.

It is my hope that under his leadership, the Senate will continue to make significant strides in moving our nation forward.

The president of the Ninth Senate further said, I look forward to celebrating the many successes of the Senate with my distinguished colleagues and fellow Nigerians. Together, we will continue to work towards a brighter future for our great nation.

Lawan joins Akpabio to present the 10th Assembly Magazine

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