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NGO holds choral performance to enlighten public on climate change

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Josie Adokuru Mudasiru Intervention For Vulnerable Children and Climate Change Initiative (JAM-Initiative) an NGO, on Saturday hosted a choral group for blind students in FCT, to raise awareness on the devastating effects of climate change.


The President, JAM-Initiative, Mrs Josie Mudasiru, after the students’ performance at Junior Secondary School Area 11 Garki, Abuja, called on corporate bodies and well meaning Nigerians to support the NGO to reach out to vulnerable children who had been abandoned to their fate.

Mudasiru expressed the commitment of the NGO to educate Nigerians on the need to engage themselves on the subject of climate change.

She also solicited the support of stakeholders to enable the NGO step up campaigns against the devastating effects of climate change.

She noted that climate change posed more existential threats to the whole of mankind than the combined effects of COVID-19.

She disclosed that JAM initiative would build the capacity of people to make them change agents in safeguarding and protecting their environments to be able to reverse its negative effects.

“There is a conversation going on in the Western world but in Nigeria, it seems it is business as usual. People don’t care. Nobody thinks of planting trees. Nobody cleans even their homes, they are waiting for government to come and clean for them.

“We dump waste in drainages. I think it is high time we do something about this. So in my little way I am contributing my own quota through JAM initiative,”  the president said.

Also speaking, one of the choir members, Miss Blessing Ofem, a Primary six pupil, called on the government to assist the choral group in protecting the visually impaired especially the females against rape and sexual harassment.

Ofem expressed fears in the face of rising violence against women and minors in the society, saying it had constrained their abilities to clearly exhibit and showcase their talents.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the highlights of the event was a brief talk about COVID-19 and how the visually impaired could cope with the pandemic.

A choral performance was staged by the group to the admiration of all who were present.

NAN also reports that palliative items were distributed by the JAM President to cushion the effects of COVID-19 on the blind children.

Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Ismail Abdulaziz (NAN)

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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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NEMA distributes relief materials to flood victims in Kebbi

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Wednesday, distributed relief materials to victims of flood disaster in some major communities of Suru Local Government Area of Kebbi.


Distributing the items, the Director- General of NEMA, AVM Mohammed Muhammad, said the  Federal Government approved the distribution of the materials.

Muhammad, who was represented by the Head of Planning, Research and Forecasting Unit, NEMA Sokoto Operations Office, Tukur Abubakar said the relief materials consists of food stuff, building materials and other household items.

He said the items distributed he said are: 349 bags of beans, 349 bags each of rice and guinea corn, 36 kegs of vegetable oil, 58 cartons of seasoning, 29 cartons of tin tomatoes and 18 bags of salt.

Others, he said, are 698 pieces each of mattresses, blankets, mosquito nets and wax prints, 600 bags of cement, 600 bundles of roofing sheets, 70 bags of nails and 140 packets of zinc nails.

Earlier, Rep. Bello Kaoje (APC, Bagudo/Suru), commended NEMA for the timely intervention to alleviate the suffering of the affected victims.

Also speaking, the Chairman of SEMA, Alhaji Sani Dododo, attributed this year’s flooding in the state to high rainfall, which led to the discharge of water from Goronyo dam in Sokoto state and Bakolori dam in Zamfara.

Dododo said that the flood resulted to the death of many people and destruction of farmlands and houses in communities along Rima River.

He appealed to the federal government, NGOs and individuals to assist the flood victims. .

Edited By: Sadiya Hamza
Source: NAN

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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.

Edited By: Cecilia Odey/Ali Baba-Inuwa
Source: NAN

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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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