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  •  The National Coalition Group NCG has inaugurated newly elected national executives to oversee the youth wing of the All Progressive Congress APC Presidential campaign team to fruition come 2023 The Director of Media and Publicity NCG Aminat Aminu Isah made this known in a statement on Saturday in Abuja Aminu Isah said the new executive members were sworn in by a representative of the NCG Board of Trustees BOT Mr Francis Shoga at Tinubu campaign office in Abuja She said NCG had its elections after receiving other groups on the grounds of merger for the purpose of ensuring that the Tinubu Shetimma presidential ticket sailed to victory The BOT representative Shoga urged the newly elected executives drawn from all walks of life to use their wealth of experience to strategise towards victory for the APC presidential flag bearer Asiwaju Bola Tinubu come 2023 He urged them to develop programmes and events that would educate and enlighten Nigerians on why Tinubu is the best man to lead Nigeria come 2023 The National Chairman Dr Bako Muhammed said the NCG was in high spirit and is ready to set the ball rolling at ensuring that no stone is left unturned in ensuring that the APC presidential flag bearer is victorious On their part the Deputy National Chairman North Mrs Abiodun Essiet and Deputy National Chairman South Mr Ekene Nwokoro promised to mobilise the youth for s victory They said that the youth population constitute a huge chunk of the voting population hence the need for the youth to support the candidacy of Tinubu and Shetima According to them the inauguration of the executive will aid the activities mapped out for the success of their principal considering the fact that that youth need to be more enlightened on the issue of legitimacy of their franchise and why they should give their mandate to a leader who would salvage the country s situation The new executive of NCG are the National Chairman Dr Bako Muhammed Deputy National Chairman North Mrs Abiodun Essiet Deputy National Chairman South Mr Ekene Nwokoro National Secretary Miss Martha Agba and National Coordinator Mr Idris Jibril Others are National Legal Adviser Abdulazeez Ahmed National Auditor Sadiq Abdulfatai National Director Project Design and implementation Mr Ahmad Abdullahi National Director Policy Strategy Development Delivery and Implementation Prince Shinna Agoi Also inaugurated are the National Director Media and Publicity Mrs Aminat Aminu Isah National Director Logistics and Oversight Mr Chukwuma Patrick National Director Welfare Ashlee Momoh National Treasurer Mr Olanrewaju Obasa and National Director Youth Mobilisation and Consultation Mr Musa Idoko They also include National Director Community Engagement Dr Justice Chikezie National Director Finance Funding and Sponsorship Mr Samaila Audu National Director Women Affairs and Development Mrs Mary Odey Also elected are South West Zonal Coordinator Mary Adekemi Oluwajana Zonal Coordinator North Central Ibrahim Taiye Marafa North West Zonal Coordinator Mr Yusuf Amosu Mr James Omini Zonal Coordinator South South South East Zonal Coordinator Comrade Ogechukwu Michael she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Tinubu/Shetima youth support group inaugurates executives
     The National Coalition Group NCG has inaugurated newly elected national executives to oversee the youth wing of the All Progressive Congress APC Presidential campaign team to fruition come 2023 The Director of Media and Publicity NCG Aminat Aminu Isah made this known in a statement on Saturday in Abuja Aminu Isah said the new executive members were sworn in by a representative of the NCG Board of Trustees BOT Mr Francis Shoga at Tinubu campaign office in Abuja She said NCG had its elections after receiving other groups on the grounds of merger for the purpose of ensuring that the Tinubu Shetimma presidential ticket sailed to victory The BOT representative Shoga urged the newly elected executives drawn from all walks of life to use their wealth of experience to strategise towards victory for the APC presidential flag bearer Asiwaju Bola Tinubu come 2023 He urged them to develop programmes and events that would educate and enlighten Nigerians on why Tinubu is the best man to lead Nigeria come 2023 The National Chairman Dr Bako Muhammed said the NCG was in high spirit and is ready to set the ball rolling at ensuring that no stone is left unturned in ensuring that the APC presidential flag bearer is victorious On their part the Deputy National Chairman North Mrs Abiodun Essiet and Deputy National Chairman South Mr Ekene Nwokoro promised to mobilise the youth for s victory They said that the youth population constitute a huge chunk of the voting population hence the need for the youth to support the candidacy of Tinubu and Shetima According to them the inauguration of the executive will aid the activities mapped out for the success of their principal considering the fact that that youth need to be more enlightened on the issue of legitimacy of their franchise and why they should give their mandate to a leader who would salvage the country s situation The new executive of NCG are the National Chairman Dr Bako Muhammed Deputy National Chairman North Mrs Abiodun Essiet Deputy National Chairman South Mr Ekene Nwokoro National Secretary Miss Martha Agba and National Coordinator Mr Idris Jibril Others are National Legal Adviser Abdulazeez Ahmed National Auditor Sadiq Abdulfatai National Director Project Design and implementation Mr Ahmad Abdullahi National Director Policy Strategy Development Delivery and Implementation Prince Shinna Agoi Also inaugurated are the National Director Media and Publicity Mrs Aminat Aminu Isah National Director Logistics and Oversight Mr Chukwuma Patrick National Director Welfare Ashlee Momoh National Treasurer Mr Olanrewaju Obasa and National Director Youth Mobilisation and Consultation Mr Musa Idoko They also include National Director Community Engagement Dr Justice Chikezie National Director Finance Funding and Sponsorship Mr Samaila Audu National Director Women Affairs and Development Mrs Mary Odey Also elected are South West Zonal Coordinator Mary Adekemi Oluwajana Zonal Coordinator North Central Ibrahim Taiye Marafa North West Zonal Coordinator Mr Yusuf Amosu Mr James Omini Zonal Coordinator South South South East Zonal Coordinator Comrade Ogechukwu Michael she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Tinubu/Shetima youth support group inaugurates executives
    Defence/Security2 months ago

    2023: Tinubu/Shetima youth support group inaugurates executives

    The National Coalition Group (NCG) has inaugurated newly elected national executives to oversee the youth wing of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Presidential campaign team to fruition come 2023. The Director of Media and Publicity, NCG, Aminat Aminu-Isah, made this known in a statement on Saturday, in Abuja.

    Aminu-Isah said the new executive members were sworn in by a representative of the NCG Board of Trustees (BOT), Mr Francis Shoga, at Tinubu campaign office in Abuja.

    She said NCG had its elections after receiving other groups on the grounds of merger for the purpose of ensuring that the Tinubu-Shetimma presidential ticket sailed to victory.

    The BOT representative, Shoga urged the newly elected executives drawn from all walks of life, to use their wealth of experience to strategise towards victory for the APC presidential flag bearer, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu come 2023. He urged them to develop programmes and events that would educate and enlighten Nigerians on why Tinubu, is the best man to lead Nigeria, come 2023. The National Chairman, Dr Bako Muhammed, said the NCG was in high spirit and is ready to set the ball rolling at ensuring that no stone is left unturned in ensuring that the APC presidential flag bearer is victorious.

    On their part, the Deputy National Chairman North, Mrs Abiodun Essiet and Deputy National Chairman South, Mr Ekene Nwokoro, promised to mobilise the youth for ’s victory.

    They said that the youth population constitute a huge chunk of the voting population, hence the need for the youth to support the candidacy of Tinubu and Shetima.

    According to them, the inauguration of the executive will aid the activities mapped out for the success of their principal, considering the fact that that youth need to be more enlightened on the issue of legitimacy of their franchise and why they should give their mandate to a leader who would salvage the country’s situation.

    “The new executive of NCG are the National Chairman, Dr Bako Muhammed; Deputy National Chairman North, Mrs Abiodun Essiet; Deputy National Chairman South, Mr Ekene Nwokoro; National Secretary, Miss Martha Agba and National Coordinator, Mr Idris Jibril.

    Others are National Legal Adviser, Abdulazeez Ahmed; National Auditor, Sadiq Abdulfatai; National Director Project Design and implementation, Mr Ahmad Abdullahi; National Director Policy Strategy Development Delivery and Implementation Prince Shinna Agoi. “Also inaugurated are the National Director Media and Publicity, Mrs Aminat Aminu-Isah, National Director Logistics and Oversight, Mr Chukwuma Patrick; National Director Welfare, Ashlee Momoh; National Treasurer Mr Olanrewaju Obasa and National Director Youth Mobilisation and Consultation, Mr Musa Idoko.

    “They also include National Director Community Engagement, Dr. Justice Chikezie; National Director Finance, Funding and Sponsorship, Mr Samaila Audu; National Director Women Affairs and Development, Mrs Mary Odey. “Also elected are South West Zonal Coordinator, Mary Adekemi Oluwajana; Zonal Coordinator North Central, Ibrahim Taiye Marafa; North West Zonal Coordinator, Mr Yusuf Amosu; Mr James Omini, Zonal Coordinator South-South; South-East Zonal Coordinator, Comrade Ogechukwu Michael,’’ she said.


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  •  Irked by the large scale destruction caused by perennial flood state governments in the North East region have scaled up sensitisation activities as part of a renewed campaign to control the menace in the region Some of the stakeholders in the environment sector who spoke in Adamawa Bauchi Borno Gombe and Yobe said the campaign was imperative to create awareness on the dangers and preventing measures of flood The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency NIHSA in its 2022 Annual Flood Outlook AFO predicted flooding in parts of the country The agency indicated that flash flood triggered by high intensity rainfall would be recorded in the Northeast region In Adamawa the State Emergency Management Agency ADSEMA has recommended relocation of communities in the riverine areas to higher grounds to avert flood save lives and property The Executive Secretary of the Agency Dr Muhammad Suleiman said the AFO predicted flood in nine of the 20 local government areas in the state He listed the areas to include Yola North Yola South Lamurde Demsa Numan Guyuk Fufore Song and Gombi According to him five LGAs are being placed under high probability while four others will experience minimal flood He said the Agency had extended its outreach in flood prone areas to educate the people on the need for them to relocate to safer areas Suleiman said the Agency also identified upland areas to fast track effective response evacuation and resettlement of the affected communities He said SEMA was working in collaboration with sister agencies to enhance response to emergencies and urged residents to shun indiscriminate dumping of waste on water ways to check perennial flood Also Mr Mohammed Ahmed General Manager Gombe State Environmental Protection Agency GOSEPA said proactive measures had been employed to mitigate the impact of flood in the state He said the Agency had conducted desilt exercise to clear drains in flood prone areas adding that the measure was necessary to mitigate the environmental impact of the disaster We have evacuated dirt and sand in drains to ensure that they are empty to take only water during raining season He said the Agency accorded pririoty to drain and waste clearance to ensure free flow of water from residential areas Similarly Dr Muhammad Goje SEMA s Executive Secretary in Yobe said government had mobilised resources to scale up its preparedness against flood and other disasters He said Gov Mai Mala Buni had directed the agency to replenish its manpower and equipments to facilitate effective response to emergencies He said the agency was creating awareness in major towns and red flag locations to promote sanitation and good environmental habit In the same vein some residents of Maiduguri in Borno had embarked on drain and waste clearance to control flood in the area Maiduguri and its environs had experienced perennial flooding caused by rainfall due to lack of drains and blockage of water ways in the metropolis The residents through communal effort conducted drain clearance exercise at GRA Gwange Bolori and Polo areas of Maiduguri Mr Bako Muhammed a resident said the exercise was necessary to control flood due to indiscreminate dumping of waste and blockage of waterways Drain clearance exercise will allow easy flow of water and control flooding he said Babagoni Umar an official of the Borno State Environment Protection Agency blamed the flood to negative attitude of the residents toward the environment He said the state government had embarked on drain construction projects to address the disaster Also Mr Augustine Bangshak Progress Officer Federal Road Maintenance Agency FERMA Bauchi Field Office attributed flood on highways to installation of service cables on road ends He said the installation were not done properly which exposed the roads to flood adding that rain water covered the area where the cables laid thereby eroded the embankments and the roads submerged by flood At culverts and bridge locations there is erosion caused by poor laying of the service cables This resulted to increase in the flood disasters in the state he said He further urged the contractors handling cable installations to desist from destroying road shoulders and embankments to avert flooding On his part Mr Adamu Nayola Director Planning Research and Strategies Bauchi State Emergency Management Agency SEMA said the agency had set up emergency management committees to educate the people on the disaster across the 20 LGAs of the state He said the committees were educating the people on how to mitigate the adverse effects of flood According to him the Agency is working in collaboration with media and other stakeholders to disseminate information on flood outlook and how to prevent it For his part Philip Jakpor Director Programmes Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa CAPPA an NGO said flood are caused by climate change and human induced activities CAPPA is working to address challenges and abuse of natural resources environment and people through the promotion of corporate and state policies as well as environmental best practices He said the world has been experiencing unusual rain patterns due to climate change which resulted to flood in urban and rural areas The environmentalist attributed perennial flooding to lack of vegetation drains and poor urban planning in Bauchi State He said flood disaster could be control by ensuring effective mitigation of climate change through tree planting reforestation and construction of drains in the communities NewsSourceCredit NAN
    N/East state governments scale up sensitisation on flood control
     Irked by the large scale destruction caused by perennial flood state governments in the North East region have scaled up sensitisation activities as part of a renewed campaign to control the menace in the region Some of the stakeholders in the environment sector who spoke in Adamawa Bauchi Borno Gombe and Yobe said the campaign was imperative to create awareness on the dangers and preventing measures of flood The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency NIHSA in its 2022 Annual Flood Outlook AFO predicted flooding in parts of the country The agency indicated that flash flood triggered by high intensity rainfall would be recorded in the Northeast region In Adamawa the State Emergency Management Agency ADSEMA has recommended relocation of communities in the riverine areas to higher grounds to avert flood save lives and property The Executive Secretary of the Agency Dr Muhammad Suleiman said the AFO predicted flood in nine of the 20 local government areas in the state He listed the areas to include Yola North Yola South Lamurde Demsa Numan Guyuk Fufore Song and Gombi According to him five LGAs are being placed under high probability while four others will experience minimal flood He said the Agency had extended its outreach in flood prone areas to educate the people on the need for them to relocate to safer areas Suleiman said the Agency also identified upland areas to fast track effective response evacuation and resettlement of the affected communities He said SEMA was working in collaboration with sister agencies to enhance response to emergencies and urged residents to shun indiscriminate dumping of waste on water ways to check perennial flood Also Mr Mohammed Ahmed General Manager Gombe State Environmental Protection Agency GOSEPA said proactive measures had been employed to mitigate the impact of flood in the state He said the Agency had conducted desilt exercise to clear drains in flood prone areas adding that the measure was necessary to mitigate the environmental impact of the disaster We have evacuated dirt and sand in drains to ensure that they are empty to take only water during raining season He said the Agency accorded pririoty to drain and waste clearance to ensure free flow of water from residential areas Similarly Dr Muhammad Goje SEMA s Executive Secretary in Yobe said government had mobilised resources to scale up its preparedness against flood and other disasters He said Gov Mai Mala Buni had directed the agency to replenish its manpower and equipments to facilitate effective response to emergencies He said the agency was creating awareness in major towns and red flag locations to promote sanitation and good environmental habit In the same vein some residents of Maiduguri in Borno had embarked on drain and waste clearance to control flood in the area Maiduguri and its environs had experienced perennial flooding caused by rainfall due to lack of drains and blockage of water ways in the metropolis The residents through communal effort conducted drain clearance exercise at GRA Gwange Bolori and Polo areas of Maiduguri Mr Bako Muhammed a resident said the exercise was necessary to control flood due to indiscreminate dumping of waste and blockage of waterways Drain clearance exercise will allow easy flow of water and control flooding he said Babagoni Umar an official of the Borno State Environment Protection Agency blamed the flood to negative attitude of the residents toward the environment He said the state government had embarked on drain construction projects to address the disaster Also Mr Augustine Bangshak Progress Officer Federal Road Maintenance Agency FERMA Bauchi Field Office attributed flood on highways to installation of service cables on road ends He said the installation were not done properly which exposed the roads to flood adding that rain water covered the area where the cables laid thereby eroded the embankments and the roads submerged by flood At culverts and bridge locations there is erosion caused by poor laying of the service cables This resulted to increase in the flood disasters in the state he said He further urged the contractors handling cable installations to desist from destroying road shoulders and embankments to avert flooding On his part Mr Adamu Nayola Director Planning Research and Strategies Bauchi State Emergency Management Agency SEMA said the agency had set up emergency management committees to educate the people on the disaster across the 20 LGAs of the state He said the committees were educating the people on how to mitigate the adverse effects of flood According to him the Agency is working in collaboration with media and other stakeholders to disseminate information on flood outlook and how to prevent it For his part Philip Jakpor Director Programmes Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa CAPPA an NGO said flood are caused by climate change and human induced activities CAPPA is working to address challenges and abuse of natural resources environment and people through the promotion of corporate and state policies as well as environmental best practices He said the world has been experiencing unusual rain patterns due to climate change which resulted to flood in urban and rural areas The environmentalist attributed perennial flooding to lack of vegetation drains and poor urban planning in Bauchi State He said flood disaster could be control by ensuring effective mitigation of climate change through tree planting reforestation and construction of drains in the communities NewsSourceCredit NAN
    N/East state governments scale up sensitisation on flood control
    Environment3 months ago

    N/East state governments scale up sensitisation on flood control

    Irked by the large scale destruction caused by perennial flood, state governments in the North-East region have scaled up sensitisation activities as part of a renewed campaign to control the menace in the region.Some of the stakeholders in the environment sector who spoke in Adamawa,  Bauchi, Borno, Gombe and Yobe, said the campaign was imperative to create awareness on the dangers and preventing measures of flood.The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) in its 2022 Annual Flood Outlook  (AFO) predicted flooding in parts of the country.The agency indicated that flash flood triggered by high-intensity rainfall would be recorded in the Northeast region.In Adamawa, the State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) has recommended relocation of communities in the riverine areas to higher grounds to avert flood, save lives and property.The Executive Secretary of the Agency, Dr Muhammad Suleiman, said the AFO predicted flood in nine of the 20 local government areas in the state.He listed the areas to include Yola-North; Yola-South, Lamurde, Demsa, Numan, Guyuk, Fufore, Song and Gombi.According to him, five LGAs are being placed under high probability while four others will experience minimal flood.He said the Agency had extended its outreach in flood prone areas to educate the people on the need for them to relocate to safer areas.Suleiman said the Agency also identified upland areas to fast track effective response, evacuation and resettlement of the affected communities.He said SEMA was working in collaboration with sister agencies to enhance response to emergencies, and urged residents to shun indiscriminate dumping of waste on water ways to check perennial flood.Also, Mr Mohammed Ahmed, General Manager, Gombe State Environmental Protection Agency (GOSEPA), said proactive measures had been employed to mitigate the impact of flood in the state.He said the Agency had conducted desilt exercise to clear drains in flood prone areas, adding that the measure was necessary to mitigate the environmental impact of the disaster.“We have evacuated dirt and sand in drains to ensure that they are empty to take only water during raining season.”He said the Agency accorded pririoty to drain and waste clearance to ensure free flow of water from residential areas.Similarly, Dr Muhammad Goje, SEMA’s Executive Secretary in Yobe, said government had mobilised resources to scale up its preparedness against flood and other disasters.He said Gov. Mai Mala Buni had directed the agency to replenish its manpower and equipments, to facilitate effective response to emergencies.He said the agency was creating awareness in major towns and red flag locations to promote sanitation and good environmental habit.In the same vein, some residents of Maiduguri in Borno had embarked on drain and waste clearance to control flood in the area.Maiduguri and its environs had experienced perennial flooding caused by rainfall due to lack of drains and blockage of water ways in the metropolis.The residents through communal effort conducted drain clearance exercise at GRA, Gwange, Bolori and Polo areas of Maiduguri.Mr Bako Muhammed, a resident, said the exercise was necessary to control flood due to indiscreminate dumping of waste and blockage of waterways.“Drain clearance exercise will allow easy flow of water and control flooding.” he said.Babagoni Umar, an official of the Borno State Environment Protection Agency, blamed the flood to negative attitude of the residents toward the environment.He said the state government had embarked on drain construction projects to address the disaster.Also, Mr Augustine Bangshak, Progress Officer, Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA), Bauchi Field Office, attributed flood on highways to installation of service cables on road ends.

    He said the installation were not done properly which exposed the roads to flood, adding that rain water covered the area where the cables laid thereby eroded the embankments and the roads submerged by flood.

    “At culverts and bridge locations, there is erosion caused by poor laying of the service cables.

    “This resulted to increase in the flood disasters in the state,” he said.

    He further urged the contractors handling cable installations to desist from destroying road shoulders and embankments to avert flooding.

    On his part , Mr Adamu Nayola,  Director, Planning Research and Strategies, Bauchi State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), said the agency had set up emergency management committees to educate the people on the disaster across the 20 LGAs of the state.

    He said the committees were educating the people on how to mitigate the adverse effects of flood.

    According to him, the Agency is working in collaboration with media and other stakeholders to disseminate information on flood outlook and how to prevent it.

    For his part, Philip Jakpor, Director, Programmes, Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), an NGO, said flood are caused by climate change and human induced activities.

    CAPPA is working to address challenges and abuse of natural resources, environment and people through the promotion of corporate and state policies as well as environmental best practices.

    He said the world has been experiencing unusual rain patterns due to climate change which resulted to flood in urban and rural areas.

    The environmentalist attributed perennial flooding to lack of vegetation, drains and poor urban planning in Bauchi State.

    He said flood disaster could be control by ensuring effective mitigation of climate change through tree planting, reforestation and construction of drains in the communities. (

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN