Connect with us

News

Nigerian Army commissions, hands over 5 remodeled schools in JigawaSchools

Published

on

Nigerian Army commissions, hands over 5 remodeled schools in Jigawa
Schools

By: Our Reporter

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, on Friday commissioned and handed over five remodeled in Limawa Community in Dutse Local Government Area of Jigawa.

Lagbaja, represented by Chief of Military-Civil Affairs, Maj-Gen. N.C. Ugbo, said the exercise was conducted in the Chief of Army Staff’s Special Intervention Civil-Military Cooperation Projects.

He explained that the project is a unique initiative towards the fulfillment of the Nigerian Army’s drive for a community engagement in line with its non-kinetic efforts.

The COSA added that projects are designed to provide succor to communities of the Nigerian Army officers, who through their dedicated service to the nation have risen to the enviable rank of Major General.

“It gives me great pleasure to see that Jigawa state is blessed with one of such highly regarded senior officer in the person of Major General Abdulkadir Mohammed.

“It is pertinent to recall that just last month, we commissioned another critical project in Kazaure LGA as executed by Maj. General Kazaure and today we are here in Dutse to commission yet another project.
“Today, we are here to enveil the rebranded Limawa Model Primary School which is fully furnished and ready to serve the community,” the COAS said.
According to him, the execution of the project is an example of what can be achieved when passion, dedication and hard work are combined.
While calling for the schools to be well managed in order to contribute to the educational growth and prosperity of the benefiting community, Lagbaja acknowledged its commitment to providing timely and actionable information to the army and other security agencies in the state.

On his part, the Chief Executor of the project, Maj-Gen. Abdulkadir Muhammad, said initially only one dilapidated school, which was Limawa Model Primary School was proposed,
Muhammad, however explained when the project was about to be completed, four dilapidated schools were also considered and remodeled.

He gave the names of the schools as Dutse Model Primary School Limawa, Limawa Primary School, Junior Arabic Secondary School Limawa and Limawa Islamiyya School.

“This remodeling involved expanding of 11 blocks of 25 classrooms, where eight classes and office were renovated at Limawa primary school, two classes and two offices at Dutse model primary school limawa, nine classes at junior arabic secondary school limawa and single block of two classes at Limawa islamiyya school.
“Moreover, 10 toilets and one borehole were also renovated,” the chief executor said.

Sa’id said that the project comprised the renovation of 11 blocks of 24, classrooms , 10 toilet units, Water facilities and staff offices.
In his remarks, Gov Umar Namadi of the state, commended the COAs for the gesture, saying that it will complement the effort of the state government in providing an enabling environment for teaching and learning in the state.

Namadi also commended the executor of the project and described him as a proud son, who has concerns for the future of younger generations.
He assured that his administration, in collaboration with the benefiting community will effectively utilize and protect the facilities in order to achieve the desired goals of providing access to quality education.
On his part, the Emir of Dutse Hameem Nuhu-Sunusi extended the appreciation of the Limawa community and Dutse Emirate to the Chief of Army Staff for the gesture.
Nuhu-Sunusi also promised to promote good working relationships with military and other security agencies for maintaining peace and order in the state and Nigeria at large.

The educational materials, including school uniforms, were distributed for free to over 1,000 pupils in the area.

Nigerian Army commissions, hands over 5 remodeled schools in Jigawa
Schools

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

Yobe: Emir of Fika charges Journalists on fair reportage

Published

on

Yobe: Emir of Fika charges Journalists on fair reportage

By: Yahaya Wakili

His Royal Highness, the Emir of Fika. Chairman Yobe State Council of Chiefs and the National Convener of the Council of the Traditional Leaders of Africa, Alhaji Dr Muhammadu Ibn Abali Muhammad Idrissa, CFR, have implored the journalists in the state to be fair and just in all their reporting.

His Royal Highness disclosed this in a unique receipt organized by the correspondent chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Yobe State, at his palace in Potiskum.

“We must command journalists in Yobe State and in Nigeria in general, and you are a very important part of this society, and you have been playing your role, which sometimes is very ropey and sometimes is not easy, because you have to be critical of government activities.” he said.

“We are happy with you and your remarkable achievements in Yobe State, in particular, about the reporting of government activities on what is happening.

He charged the journalists to redouble their efforts and also said the truth: be equitable, be fair, so that is not always to be praising the government. When you are supposed to say the truth, say the truth, and he also urged them to be very fair and make remarkable achievements in Yobe State in your activities.

His royal father also implores the journalists to be fair and just in all their reporting so that when the government is wrongly saying it, when they are rightly saying it, I think you have been doing that.

“I think you have been doing well. We need to tell the government that we are living on a time bomb, and if it is exploited, we are all going to suffer. We have to appreciate the youth. 65% of the time, wherever you go, you see youth who are on drugs out of frustration.

Speaking earlier, the chairman of the correspondent’s chapel, Alhaji Ahmed I. Abba, ensured His Royal Highness that we are here to serve this state, and we sacrifice all we have for the state and for the palace.

“This palace has been home for us; we really appreciate your royal highness and the members of the palace; this is a unique reception we have never had anywhere; we will forever live to remember the reception we always have in this palace.” The chairman added.

He also assures his royal father that when he needs our support, we are ready to be available for your royal highness. He also sympathizes with the palace with the recent accident that just happened in Fika, as well as the recent accident that just happened in the same schools within the emirate.

Yobe: Emir of Fika charges Journalists on fair reportage

Continue Reading

News

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

Published

on

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.”

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

Continue Reading

News

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

Published

on

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.

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

Continue Reading

Trending