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Governor Zulum, Buni and Kefas to receive Digital Transformation and Developmental Award 2023

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Governor Zulum, Buni and Kefas to receive Digital Transformation and Developmental Award 2023

By: Banahana Bukar

Organisation set to Award three North East Governors for their outstanding Digital Transformation and Developmental stride in the field of Innovation, Science and Technology

This is contains in a statement signed and made available to the newsmen in Sunday by Director Media and Publicity Rider Option
Aisha S Rabo.

Rider Option an Organisation presently working on implementation of digital Transformation Agenda 2030 by complimenting the efforts of Federal Government in the area of digital literacy through organizing conferences, training in Nigeria has nominated three Governors of North East for their outstanding and significant contribution they made to the Nigerian Digital Transformation Agenda 2030 at Subnational level .

Director media and publicity of the organization Aisha S Rabo made known to the members of press in Abuja Federal Capital Territory today Sunday 17th December, 2023,

His Excellency Prof Babagana Umara Zulum, The Executive Governor of Borno State apart from establishing a ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation has significantly transformed Borno State through rapid infrastructural Development.
He is receiving the most distinguished Innovative and Infrastructural Development Award 2023

His Excellency, Alhaji Mai Mala Buni The Executive Governor of Yobe State has been recognized for this Award for his contribution in Establishing Yobe State Information Technology and Development Agency. YITDA , an agency that is solely responsible for the digital transformation and Development of Yobe State which non of the States in the Federation so far domesticated the National Policy on Digital Transformation Agenda 2030.
The establishing of the full-pledged Yobe Information Technology Development Agency (YITDA) is the first of its kind in the North East region that calls for emulation by others to drive the digital transformation agenda and create jobs.
He is receiving the most Digital and AI Grand Ambassador Award 2023

His Excellency, Dr Kefas Agbo the Executive Governor of Taraba State has been recognized for empowering over 1000 Youth on digital Innovation and a convener of TARABA HACKATHON 2023 a widely accepted and publicized digitect programme that attracted international digital transformation leaders. The programme was facilitated under the new Ministry he created under the leadership of Hon Gideon Nonso Commissioner for Digital Economy and Innovation

The nomination letters for the three Governors was signed by Engr Isa Bashir Alkali the Executive Director of the organization and already issued to the Governors through their Aides and Liaison officers in Abuja while the presentation of the Awards will take place on Wednesday 20th December,2023 during the 1st Northern Youth Conference And Exhibition On Artificial Intelligence scheduled to hold in at Prof Babagana Umara Zulum Multi Purpose Hall at University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital ( UMTH ) Maiduguri in Borno by 10am

Aisha said after the successful hosting of the Organisation’s North Central Conference in Minna which took place on the 4th and 5th December, 2023, the organisation is set for the North East conference in Maiduguri as scheduled.

The conference brings together stakeholders, regulators, policy makers, Fintech, Mobile payment systems, Governments, innovators, technology solution providers, social impact enterprises, banks, telecommunications firms, researchers, Development Finance Institutions, Non-Governmental organisations, entrepreneurs, start-ups, investors, and philanthropists etc seeking to promote deep knowledge on Artificial Intelligence.

Aisha said that the event is beyond the conference, the Organization’s willingness to partner with the States Governments and the Digital Transformation Leaders and enthusiast to establish Artificial Intelligence Hubs in each States which will serve as incubation, innovation and collaboration centre for digitech enthusiasts.

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Nigeria Commiserates with Tanzania Over the Pssing of Former President Ali Hassan Nwinyi

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Nigeria Commiserates with Tanzania Over the Pssing of Former President Ali Hassan Nwinyi

By: Michael Mike

The Federal Government of Nigeria has commiserated with the Government and People of the United Republic of Tanzania over the passing of former President Ali Hassan Mwinyi.

The former President died on Thursday. He would be remembered as
an African Elder Statesman, who was an astute and influential politician that contributed significantly to laying the foundation for Tanzania’s economic development.

A statement signed by the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Francisca Omayuli on Friday said: “Nigeria stands with Tanzania in this period of grief. May the soul of the departed former President rest in peace and may God grant the bereaved family, the Government and the good people of the United Republic of Tanzania the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”

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Youth are vital to sustainable peace, better Nigeria-Prof Usman to Youths

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Youth are vital to sustainable peace, better Nigeria-Prof Usman to Youths

By: Ladi Dapson

The Borno state government has charged the youths to take the lead in peace building,conflicts management and learn how to be tolerant in respective of faiths and ethicity coloration.

The State Commissioner for Information and Internal Security, Prof Usman Tar made this known during an inaugurating of 100 awardees of yoths as Peace Advocates in Borno State held in Maiduguri.

He urged the youths to take the advantages of their population in Nigeria just like the way China took the advantage of their population and bring some innovation to boast their economy.

“Today we inaugurating the young peace Ambassadors that we will be going into the society tricking down the capacity of peace building and tolerance that we have thought them.

“The outcome of this excise is that we now have critical young mind that will serve as ambassadors of peace go out and target specific community as well as teach the art of peace, conflict resolution, conflict management, peace building, and diplomacy.

“So that the society will be more tolerant, more engaging and society will learn to leave side by side with people of all faiths and tendency,”he said.

Earlier, the Founder of Peace Ambassadors Center for Humanitarian Aid and Empowerment, Amb. Ahmed Shehu said youths are critical stakeholders in peace processes, urging the people in the community to identify the youths in their community and give them the necessary support.

“As a civil society, we thought we have to play our role towards ensuring we have a stable society.

“What we observed in these efforts is that a critical element is missing. This is the youth groups and we thought why can’t we come up with an initiative where we build the capacity of the youth and make them youth advocates and unleash them to the society for peacebuilding.

“We carefully selected young people and voices across all sectors, from the media, CSOs and academia. Our dream is you would go back to the community and change the narratives,”Ahmed said.

He was awarded for a responsible media practice and promoting of a culture of peace.

One of recipients of the Peace Advocate Award and Social Media Influencer, Aliyu Mohammed Tong applauded the Peace Ambassadors Center for Humanitarian Aid and Empowerment and partners for finding them worthy of this award after a series of trainings and community engagements.

“As we accepted the award we equally took it as a challenge to positively make an impact in our various communities by stepping down the knowledge we gained on reintegration and sustainable peace.”Aliyu thanked.

Some of the recipients include Mohammed Usman, General Manager of Al-Ansar Radio; Usaman Mohammed, Report with Yerwa Express News; Umaru Kirawa, Correspondent of Newscentral Africa, Zainab Yetunde Adam, Reporter with NTA amongst.

The project was funded by the British Council in partnership with the Borno State Ministry for information and Internal Security and implemented by Peace Ambassadors Centre for Humanitarian Aid and Empowerment.

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New NIS CG Promises Policies Discouraging Illegal Migration, Foster Bilateral Relations

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New NIS CG Promises Policies Discouraging Illegal Migration, Foster Bilateral Relations

By: Michael Mike

The newly appointed Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Kemi Nandap has promised to evolve policies that would prevent illegal migration, safeguard the lives of Nigerians and foster positive bilateral relations.

Nandap made the promise on Friday in Abuja during her decoration with her new rank by the Minister of Interior, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo

The Comptroller General, while expressing gratitude to President Bola Tinubu and the Minister of Interior for her new appointment, said: “I extend my sincerest gratitude and profound reverence to His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the trust and confidence placed in me to lead this esteemed organisation. I am very grateful to my Honourable Minister of Interior- Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo-for his vision, meticulous focus, tireless work ethic, and leadership. I must also acknowledge and sincerely thank the Permanent Secretary and the entire Board for their unwavering support and endorsement.”

She added that: “As I step into this role, I want to first assure our fellow Nigerians that I am fully prepared and committed to serving our nation with utmost dedication and integrity. I am not unaware of the socioeconomic challenges and pains facing our beloved country, and I pledge-to use the functions of the Nigerian Immigration Service to alleviate these struggles to the best of our
ability.

“To that end and under the guiding principles of the “Renewed Hope” agenda set forth by his excellency, President Tinubu’s administration, we will strive towards unity, growth and development. We will prioritize the welfare of our immigration officers and enhance the ease and .efficiency of engagement between Nigerian citizens and the Immigration service. We will focus on improving the entry and acclimatization processes for compliant foreigners through various visa and residency programmes.

“Furthermore, we are steadfast in our resolve to strengthen policies to prevent illegal migration, safeguard the lives of our citizens and foster positive bilateral relations. Tightening border security will be our major objective to reduce the porosity of our borders and enhance overall national security.

She added that: “We will strive to implement revenue generation programmes to bolster the economy, contribute to our tax quota, and aid in job creation.

“In addition, we will continue to integrate cutting-edge techology to modernize the Nigerian Immigration Service. Our Honourable minister has demonstrated the power of technology in creating a seamless e-passport system for citizens. We will continue under his aegis to reform the service for greater efficiency and ease.”

Earlier, the Minister of Interior has charged the new CG that it was important that she performs as no excuse for non-performance would be entertained.

He noted that the entire nation is looking up to her to perform and not ready to entertain any excuse.

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