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NAFOWA doles out food, and medical items to wounded soldiers, orphans

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NAFOWA doles out food, and medical items to wounded soldiers, orphans

By: Omirin Joshua

The Nigerian Air Force Officers Wives Association (NAFOWA) in conjunction with the Airmen Wives Association (AWA) 105 Air Force Composite Group has urged Nigerians to show some love to wounded soldiers fighting an insurgency that it would aid their recuperate process.

NAFOWA President, Arc Rukyat Abubakar represented by Borno State Coordinator, Mrs Esther Olayera led the delegation to visit wounded soldiers at 7 Division Nigeria Army Hospital in Maiduguri on Wednesday.

She noted the peace enjoyed in the country was proof of the unwavering efforts of the Armed Forces.

Mrs Esther stressed that the soldiers have been very great in fighting against all forms of criminality and sacrificed a lot to defend the sovereignty of Nigeria, saying they deserve more love from well-meaning and cooperative organizations.

“We are to see you and pray for you in the shortest time you would be on your feet and go back to your various units. We are showing solidarity with you, and we hope that our little features will bring happiness to you.

“We appreciate your sacrifice and we can’t thank you enough for your efforts to protect this state, regions and the nation at large.

After doling out gifts to the smiled wounded, she said, “We love you, please accept these little gifts,”

While continuing, “We need to show our soldiers love and you can see how happy they were when we introduce ourselves to them. This will surely hasten their healing process and help their psychology,”

Mrs Esther and her teams also visited Fatimah Modu Sheriff Orphanage Home where they donated food and non-food items to support the orphans and promised to do more for the needy and vulnerable.

“I was emotional seeing those innocent children abandoned by their mothers, so it touched me, it is pathetic.

“I urge Nigeria to show love to this kind of people, especially those in the hospital and children at orphanages.”She said.

The delegation was received by Commander Medical Services 7 Division of NA, Lt Col. AA. Ogunsakin who thanked the NAFOWA leadership for their gestures, saying singular acts showed that they are efforts were not forgotten.

“It is a laudable gesture and it is a solid message to us that we are not left alone, and it shows that people think about the wounded soldiers and appreciate their sacrifices to the nation. This gesture will go a long way and its wit encourages them and boasts their morals.”Lt Col Ogunsakin thanked.

Also, the Director of Special Planning Ministry of Woman Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Shettima appreciated the support and prayed God’s response who contributed to providing while assuring that the items would be used according to the purpose meant for.

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Governor Buni suspends the chairman of Machina LG in Yobe

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Governor Buni suspends the chairman of Machina LG in Yobe

By: Yahaya Wakili

The Governor of Yobe State, Hon. Mai Mala Buni CON, has approved the suspension of the Chairman of Machina local government council, Hon. Idrissa Mai Bukar Machina, with immediate effect due to the act of misconduct and insubordination.

This was contained in a release issued by Alhaji Shuaibu Abdullahi, Press Secretary to the Secretary to the State Government, which was shared with newsmen in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital,.

His Excellency, Governor Mai Mala Buni, has, in the exercise of the powers conferred on him by Section 2 of the local government law (as amended) of 2019, approved the suspension with immediate effect.

The statement further revealed that, subsequent to the above, His Excellency has also directed the suspended chairman to hand over the affairs of the local government council to the vice chairman pending further directives.

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2027: Chairman UMAPO tips Senator Lawan as Buni’s successor in Yobe

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2027: Chairman UMAPO tips Senator Lawan as Buni’s successor in Yobe

By: Yahaya Wakili

The Chairman of the of the United Marketers Association Potiskum local government and its environs (UMAPO), Alhaji Nasiru Mato, has said that Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan, Ph.D., GCON, Sardaunan Bade, is supposed to be the governor of Yobe State in 2027.

Alhaji Mato said Sardaunan Bade is unparalleled in Yobe history, so if he becomes the governor of Yobe State in 2027, I believe he would approach so many things in the state.

The chairman disclosed this to reporters in his office. He said now is the time to develop Yobe State,  to empower the people of Yobe, to empower businessmen, farmers, pastoralists, and even transporters, as well as to upgrade the dignity of our state.

He pointed out that now is the time for Yobe State to need people like Sardaunan Bade who will bring development to the state, and he has all the requirements and is also capable of governing the state because he did a lot of things in his zone and we saw it.

“Since Nigerian democracy was restored in 1999, no federally elected politician in the whole Northeast region, not even Yobe State, has ever had the wealth, expertise, connections, or experience that Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan possesses.” Mato said.

According to him, the exceptional work of the distinguished President of the 9th Senate, Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan, is unmatched in Yobe state history, so if he becomes the governor of Yobe state in 2027, inshallah, he will develop the whole Yobe state within the shortest time.

Speaking on the allegations, Senator Ahmed Lawan didn’t extend his empowerment to other zones in the state. Mato said first of all, people should know the position of the Senate President. The Senate President seat is not for Yobe State; it is a seat for all Nigerians. 

“Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan, come there under his constituency; nobody from zone A or zone B come and vote for him; only the people from his constituency, which is zone C, come and vote for him and take him to the National Assembly.

The position of the Senate President is for the whole country, not Yobe State; he is just the leader of all senators who come from various constituencies across the country.

“It has become evident that Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan, Ph.D., GCON, Sardaunan Bade, is devoted to significant empowerment, not just lip service. So if given the chance, I am confident he will duplicate this exceptional accomplishment throughout the state by the grace of God,” he added.

According to Mato, the people of Yobe state should go back and think, since the creation of the state, just like preaching to people who hear the preaching he understands, and who didn’t hear the preaching, let him go and meet Ulamas and translate to him.

“Since the creation of the state, if we get development, people know; if we don’t get development, people know; and now everybody knows the situation we are in and the cost of living. Therefore, it is time to look for a good leader who can deliver, who can rescue the state from its present situation, and who can help the people and revive the economy of the state.” The UMAPO chairman said.

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NESREA Shuts Down 46 Facilities in 10 States for Environmental Violations

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NESREA Shuts Down 46 Facilities in 10 States for Environmental Violations

By: Michael Mike

The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) has sealed 46 Facilities in 10 states of the Federation for various forms of environmental violations.

The enforcement exercise was carried out in Borno, Gombe, Ogun, Enugu, Edo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Nasarawa and Taraba States.

According to a statement on Friday by the spokesperson of the agency, Amaka Ejiofor, the facilities were shut down for refusing to comply with the provisions of the National Environmental Regulations. Their offences include Violation of the Environmental Impact Assessment Act, lack of Environmental Audit Report, and failure to develop and implement an Environmental Management Plan.

Some facilities were also sanctioned for not installing an Effluent Treatment Plant, non-availability of the necessary permits relevant to their operations, and poor housekeeping, among others.

The Director General of NESREA, Dr. Innocent Barikor while expressing displeasure over the non-compliance status of many facilities, warned that the trend was unhealthy for the health of the citizens and the environment.

He said: “It is disheartening these errant facilities carried on their operations in a manner that endangered the environment despite Notices of Compliance Concerns served on them as required by law. The Agency would continue to enforce the provisions of the 35 National Environmental Regulations and would not fail at any time to impose appropriate penalties on violators.”

He added that: “Laws are made for the smooth running of the society and compliance with the laws enhances wholesome development. I encourage Nigerians to be true environmental vanguards by obeying the laws and reporting any environmental violations.”

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