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Foundation gets N23m United States-based Hospital’s equipment for Plateau

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A United States-based nonprofit, Foundation for Sustainable Community Development Initiative (FSCDI), is sending a shipment of donated medical equipment to Jos, Nigeria, to improve its health service delivery.


The fairly-used facilities, valued at 70,000 United States dollars (about N26 million), included ultrasound machines, dental tables, defibrillators, incubators and cribs.

The equipment donated by Elmhurst Hospital Centre (EHC), New York, are heading to Jos, Plateau, according to Mr George Onuorah, founder of FSCDI.

Onuorah, who hails from Anambra, told the News Agency of Nigeria , in New York that the gesture was inspired by healthcare needs in Jos, his birth place.

“I was born and raised in the city of Jos, where public hospitals are facing a dearth of medical equipment, and I have always thought about how to help.

“I visited Jos in December through January, during which I paid a courtesy visit to the Plateau State Commissioner for Health, Mr Nimkong Ndam.

“The commissioner outlined some of the healthcare challenges facing the state, and I promised to help through the foundation,” he stated.

Onuorah said the gesture was a product of a longstanding relationship between FSCDI and EHC aimed at assisting needy communities in the U.S and Africa.

He expressed gratitude to the hospital and other FSCDI’s sponsors and partners for their commitment to sustainable community development.

Mr George Leconte, EHC’s Senior Associate Executive Director of Ancillary Services, said he hoped the equipment would provide needed health relief and save lives in Nigeria.

“We get a lot of donations from individuals and organisations, and as a result we have items here that we no longer use, but are needed elsewhere.

“So, we should be able to help. Why throw things out when someone else can use them? Donating them is a humane thing to do,” Leconte said.

NAN reports that the shipment is expected to arrive in Nigeria by the end of August, according to the shipper, Ms Maureen Lynch.

Edited By: Kevin Okunzuwa/Donald Ugwu (NAN)

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Ministries of Interior, Transportation, others make presentations at 16th virtual FEC meeting

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President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 16th virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) with some Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) expected to make presentations at the meeting.


The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Ministers of Interior, Ra’uf Aregheshola; Finance, Zainab Ahmed; Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Godswill Okpabio, Niger Delta; Timipre Sylva, Minister of State, Petroleum and Justice, Abubakar Malami are expected to make presentations at the council meeting.

Other departments and agencies expected to make presentations are the Nigeria Correctional Service and the Nigeria Customs Service.

NAN reports that eight ministers including that of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola joined the president at the Council Chamber for the meeting.

The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Folashade Yemi-Esan as well as other cabinet ministers are participating in the meeting from their respective offices in Abuja online.

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New NSCDC Commandant assumes duty in Minna

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Mr Haruna Zurmi, the new Commandant of  the Niger Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has assumed duty in Minna.


The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASCI Nasiru Abdullahi, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Minna.

According to him, Zurmi takes over from Mr George Edem who has been redeployed to Edo as Commandant.

He said that the new commandant urged officers and men of the command to be resilient in intelligence gathering and to be committed to their duties.

The spokesman said that the new commandant also reiterated his readiness to work round the clock to tackle crimes in the state.

He also called on officers and men of the command to stand up to their responsibilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Covenant University appoints Williams as Acting Vice- Chancellor

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The Board of Regents, Covenant University, Ota, has appointed Prof. Akan Williams as Acting Vice-Chancellor of the Institution.


Mr Attat Emmanuel, Information Officer of the Institution, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Ota.

“The appointment of Williams was approved on Tuesday, following the expiration of the tenure of the immediate past Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Aaron Atayero.

“Williams was born on Feb. 16, 1970 in Calabar, Cross River State, he is a native of Itoko, Ibesikpo-Asutan Local Government Area (LGA)  of Akwa Ibom.

“He is a Fellow of Chemical Society of Nigeria; a former Chairman, Ogun Chapter, Chemical Society of Nigeria; member, Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria; member, Royal Society of Chemistry and a member American Chemical Society among others,” he said.

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New Niger NSCDC Commandant assumes duty in Minna

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Mr Haruna Zurmi, the new Commandant of  the Niger Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has assumed duty in Minna.


The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASCI Nasiru Abdullahi, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Minna.

According to him, Zurmi takes over from Mr George Edem who has been redeployed to Edo as Commandant.

He said that the new commandant urged officers and men of the command to be resilient in intelligence gathering and to be committed to their duties.

The spokesman said that the new commandant also reiterated his readiness to work round the clock to tackle crimes in the state.

He also called on officers and men of the command to stand up to their responsibilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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