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Yobe: Education secretary urges parents to enroll their children in school

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Yobe: Education secretary urges parents to enroll their children in school

By: Yahaya Wakili

The Education Secretary, Nguru Local Education Authority in Yobe State, Alhaji Hamisu Ado, has called on parents and guardians to see to the enrollment of their wards, especially those that do not attend both formal and non-formal schools.

Alhaji Hamisu Ado made the call today when he flagged off the 2024–2025 education enrollment drive campaign in the Hausari community of Nguru town.

The annual event was sponsored by the Yobe State Universal Basic Education Board in collaboration with the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).

“Yobe state government is doing all it can to improve the teaching and learning environment at both primary, secondary, and tertiary levels,” Ado said.

According to him, the occasion was conducted last year in the Ajiyari community of Nguru local government, but this year’s campaign was planned to take place at the heart of the Hausari community.

Ado further revealed that the next year’s campaign, God willing, is going to be observed in another community as dictated by tradition.

He added that education is one of the fundamental human rights recognized globally.

“I enjoyed all and sundary to allow their children to be enrolled in our primary schools and other basic education” he said.

He urged parents and guardians to support all government policies geared towards eradicating poverty through the provision of sound and quality education at all levels.

In his remarks, a representative from UNICEF, Mallam Garba Umar, said education is a business for all; therefore, all hands must be on deck to promote education irrespective of tribe, religion, and ethical affiliation.

He said, “We thanked the Yobe state government for what it has been doing all this while.

The occasion witnessed mass turnout by the critical stakeholders, including the NUT, SBMC, and PTA, among others.

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VP Shettima To Lay Foundation For NEDC Headquarters In Maiduguri

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VP Shettima To Lay Foundation For NEDC Headquarters In Maiduguri

  • Flags Off Agric Inputs Distribution, New Road Network Wednesday

By: Our Reporter

Vice President Kashim Shettima will tomorrow, Wednesday, June 19, lay the foundation stone for the permanent headquarters of the North-East Development Commission (NEDC) in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

In furtherance of the commitment of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration to the North East’s sustainable development through holistic security, reconstruction, food production and job creation programmes, the VP will also flag off the distribution of essential agricultural inputs and equipment procured by the NEDC tomorrow.

Senator Shettima is also expected to inspect progress on the first phase of construction on the 27km Jere Bowl Road Network in Mafa/Jere local government area, just as he will also perform the groundbreaking ceremony for the second phase of the project.

State Governors, lawmakers, traditional rulers and dignitaries from across the region are expected to join the VP at the event.

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ECOWAS Lightens Gambia Community with Solar Power

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ECOWAS Lightens Gambia Community with Solar Power

By: Michael Mike

A wave of excitement filled the air in Mamud Fana South, Gambia, as residents celebrated a new era of clean and reliable electricity with the commissioning of 77 Solar Home Systems (SHSs).

This life-changing project, implemented by UNIQUE ENERGY, was made possible with the financial support of the ECOWAS Commission through the ECOWAS Special Intervention Fund (ESIF), implemented by ECREEE.

For years, residents of Mamud Fana have struggled with limited access to electricity. This often meant evenings spent in darkness, limited opportunities for education and a struggle to power basic appliances. 

Now, the project lights up Mamud Fana South, bringing solar energy to over 1,000 residents. Each household has been equipped with a solar panel, battery storage, inverter, sockets, and lighting bulbs. This new energy source will allow them to power their homes, use appliances, and potentially develop small businesses.

The installations were commissioned on Saturday, June 15th, 2024, in the presence of Mr. Francis Sempore, ECREEE’s Executive Director, Mr. Emmanuel Correa, Representative of The Gambia’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and Mr. Njaga Ceesay, Business Development Manager at UNIQUE ENERGY.

The project demonstrates the positive impact that renewable energy solutions can have on rural communities across West Africa.

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Chairman Nangere calls for prayers for leaders in the Tikau emirate

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Chairman Nangere calls for prayers for leaders in the Tikau emirate

By:Yahaya Wakili

The Executive Chairman of Nangere local government area in Yobe state, Hon. Samaila Musa FCNA, has called on the people of the local government to use the Eid-el-kabir occasion to pray for His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Yobe state, Hon. Mai Mala Buni CON (Chiroman Gujba), Nangere local government, and Tikau emirate council.

Hon. Samaila Musa FCNA, who is also the Walin Tikau Emirate Council, disclosed this in his Sallah message to the people of Nangere local government area at Eid-el-kabir praying ground in Nangere.

The chairman charged the people of the local government to embrace the spirit of love and tolerance and live in peace with one another.

“Nangere local government is known as number one in the state in farming and hard work and has urged the people to pay more attention to farming and rearing as the rainy season commences.

Hon. Samaila Musa also called on the people to abide by the law and order, with a view to building peace and unity among the citizens of the local government, the Tikau emirate council, and Yobe state in general.

“Nangere local government is the most peaceful local government in the state; therefore, he urges the people to intensify prayers to our leaders to be guided aright for increased peace, security, and prosperity of our local government, our emirate, and our state in general.” Wali said.

He warned the people of the local government to avoid encroaching on the cattle roads in order to avoid a clash between the farmers and headers in the area.

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