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  •  Centre for Water and Environment Development CWED an NGO sensitised youths in Kaduna on Friday on climate change management in commemoration of 2022 International Youth Day The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme of the 2022 International Youth Day celebration is Intergenerational Solidarity Creating a World for all Ages Delivering a paper titled Youths and Climate Change a Resource Person at the event Dr Joseph Ariko said climate change was one of the most critical global challenges of the present time He said recent events had emphatically demonstrated growing vulnerability to climate change and its impacts ranging from affecting agriculture and further endangering food security He said that climate change also caused sea level rise and the accelerated erosion of coastal zones increasing the intensity of natural disasters species extinction and spread of vector borne diseases Ariko noted that the issue was of immense importance for every global citizen and therefore required an initiative against it globally He noted that youths constituted 60 per cent of the population in Nigeria thereby making their relationship with climate change highly interwoven He said youths affected the climate system by virtue of being the most active proportion of the population where activities of components of the global ecosystem resulted to increase in greenhouse gas emission Ariko mentioned some of the activities resulting to greenhouse emissions to include burning of fossil fuel as a result of massive industrialization use of tokunbo vehicles and improper waste management He said that bush burning was common in most developing and agrarian economy where youths embarked on hunting either as source of livelihood or for adventure Most of these youths set bushes on fire and agricultural activities such as use of nitrogen fertiliser animal dungs during farm preparation are also accelerative means of greenhouse gas emission he said Ariko noted that youths were partners in forest destruction through their everyday activities He said such activities were cutting down of trees for firewood charcoal business lumbering for timbers amongst others which had led to carbon dioxide accumulation in the atmosphere A Climate Justice Activist and Energy Enthusiast Mr Ibrahim Muhammad said climate change had affected Kaduna state Muhammad listed flooding desert encroachment drought land degradation run off soil erosion and loss of water resources amongst others to have permeated many areas of the state He said that Kaduna being the major producer of maize in Nigeria was now ranked third with low productivity due to land degradation and irregular rainfall pattern pushing more people to extreme poverty and malnutrition Muhammad said that flooding impacted residents from a wide range of demographics saying that it was most damaging for low income minority groups This is because the majority live in neighborhoods with little or no green spaces to absorb water and in areas that have historically received less flood protection investment he said He urged the general public especially the youths to reduce carbon footprint by conserving energy through walking bicycle riding or carpool for transportation when possible Earlier the Programme Manager of CWED Mrs Doris Zakama said it was deliberate they chose to sensitise youths on climate change in celebrating this year s International Youth Day Zakama represented by CWED Programme Officer Lydia Saleh said climate change issues were central to the NGO s establishment She said that climate change through its effects such as drought and flooding had led to the destruction of many lives and property Zakama noted that the UN Sustainable Development Goals for climate action was more important than ever NewsSourceCredit NAN
    International Youth Day: NGO sensitises youths on climate change management 
     Centre for Water and Environment Development CWED an NGO sensitised youths in Kaduna on Friday on climate change management in commemoration of 2022 International Youth Day The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme of the 2022 International Youth Day celebration is Intergenerational Solidarity Creating a World for all Ages Delivering a paper titled Youths and Climate Change a Resource Person at the event Dr Joseph Ariko said climate change was one of the most critical global challenges of the present time He said recent events had emphatically demonstrated growing vulnerability to climate change and its impacts ranging from affecting agriculture and further endangering food security He said that climate change also caused sea level rise and the accelerated erosion of coastal zones increasing the intensity of natural disasters species extinction and spread of vector borne diseases Ariko noted that the issue was of immense importance for every global citizen and therefore required an initiative against it globally He noted that youths constituted 60 per cent of the population in Nigeria thereby making their relationship with climate change highly interwoven He said youths affected the climate system by virtue of being the most active proportion of the population where activities of components of the global ecosystem resulted to increase in greenhouse gas emission Ariko mentioned some of the activities resulting to greenhouse emissions to include burning of fossil fuel as a result of massive industrialization use of tokunbo vehicles and improper waste management He said that bush burning was common in most developing and agrarian economy where youths embarked on hunting either as source of livelihood or for adventure Most of these youths set bushes on fire and agricultural activities such as use of nitrogen fertiliser animal dungs during farm preparation are also accelerative means of greenhouse gas emission he said Ariko noted that youths were partners in forest destruction through their everyday activities He said such activities were cutting down of trees for firewood charcoal business lumbering for timbers amongst others which had led to carbon dioxide accumulation in the atmosphere A Climate Justice Activist and Energy Enthusiast Mr Ibrahim Muhammad said climate change had affected Kaduna state Muhammad listed flooding desert encroachment drought land degradation run off soil erosion and loss of water resources amongst others to have permeated many areas of the state He said that Kaduna being the major producer of maize in Nigeria was now ranked third with low productivity due to land degradation and irregular rainfall pattern pushing more people to extreme poverty and malnutrition Muhammad said that flooding impacted residents from a wide range of demographics saying that it was most damaging for low income minority groups This is because the majority live in neighborhoods with little or no green spaces to absorb water and in areas that have historically received less flood protection investment he said He urged the general public especially the youths to reduce carbon footprint by conserving energy through walking bicycle riding or carpool for transportation when possible Earlier the Programme Manager of CWED Mrs Doris Zakama said it was deliberate they chose to sensitise youths on climate change in celebrating this year s International Youth Day Zakama represented by CWED Programme Officer Lydia Saleh said climate change issues were central to the NGO s establishment She said that climate change through its effects such as drought and flooding had led to the destruction of many lives and property Zakama noted that the UN Sustainable Development Goals for climate action was more important than ever NewsSourceCredit NAN
    International Youth Day: NGO sensitises youths on climate change management 
    General news4 months ago

    International Youth Day: NGO sensitises youths on climate change management 

    Centre for Water and Environment Development (CWED), an NGO, sensitised youths in Kaduna on Friday on climate change management, in commemoration of 2022 International Youth Day. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme of the 2022 International Youth Day celebration is: ‘Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for all Ages’.

    Delivering a paper titled: ‘Youths and Climate Change’, a Resource Person at the event, Dr Joseph Ariko, said climate change was one of the most critical global challenges of the present time.

    He said recent events had emphatically demonstrated growing vulnerability to climate change and its impacts ranging from affecting agriculture and further endangering food security.

    He said that climate change also caused sea-level rise and the accelerated erosion of coastal zones, increasing the intensity of natural disasters, species extinction and spread of vector-borne diseases.

    Ariko noted that the issue was of immense importance for every global citizen and, therefore, required an initiative against it globally.

    He noted that youths constituted 60 per cent of the population in Nigeria, thereby making their relationship with climate change highly interwoven.

    He said youths affected the climate system by virtue of being the most active proportion of the population where activities of components of the global ecosystem resulted to increase in greenhouse gas emission.

    Ariko mentioned some of the activities resulting to greenhouse emissions to include burning of fossil fuel as a result of massive industrialization; use of tokunbo vehicles; and improper waste management.

    He said that bush burning was common in most developing and agrarian economy where youths embarked on hunting either as source of livelihood or for adventure.

    “Most of these youths set bushes on fire and agricultural activities such as use of nitrogen fertiliser, animal dungs, during farm preparation, are also accelerative means of greenhouse gas emission,’’ he said.

    Ariko noted that youths were partners in forest destruction through their everyday activities.

    He said such activities were, cutting down of trees for firewood, charcoal business, lumbering for timbers, amongst others, which had led to carbon dioxide accumulation in the atmosphere.

    A Climate Justice Activist and Energy Enthusiast, Mr Ibrahim Muhammad, said climate change had affected Kaduna state.

    Muhammad listed flooding, desert encroachment, drought, land degradation, run-off, soil erosion and loss of water resources, amongst others to have permeated many areas of the state.

    He said that Kaduna being the major producer of maize in Nigeria was now ranked third with low productivity due to land degradation and irregular rainfall pattern pushing more people to extreme poverty and malnutrition.

    Muhammad said that flooding impacted residents from a wide range of demographics, saying that it was most damaging for low-income, minority groups.

    “This is because the majority live in neighborhoods with little or no green spaces to absorb water and in areas that have historically received less flood protection investment, ‘’ he said.

    He urged the general public especially the youths to reduce carbon footprint by conserving energy through walking, bicycle riding or carpool for transportation when possible.

    Earlier, the Programme Manager of CWED, Mrs Doris Zakama, said it was deliberate they chose to sensitise youths on climate change in celebrating this year’s International Youth Day. Zakama, represented by CWED Programme Officer, Lydia Saleh, said climate change issues were central to the NGO’s establishment.

    She said that climate change, through its effects such as drought and flooding, had led to the destruction of many lives and property.

    Zakama noted that the UN Sustainable Development Goals for climate action was more important than ever.


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  •  Thirteen different groups came together in Kaduna on Friday to mobilise support for the election of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC The groups also mobilised support for the 2023 gubernatorial candidate of the APC in Kaduna State Sen Uba Sani The groups are the Sani Grassroots Mobilisation We 2gether Kaduna Association of Nupe Kaduna Youth Mobilisation Group and Kaduna Traders Others are Farmers Association Tinubu Coalition Group Focus for Jagaban Kinkinau Development Association Kaduna Igbo Community Kaduna Yoruba Community Kawo Grassroots and Association of Katsina Indigenes living in Kaduna The groups expressed their commitment to support Tinubu and Sani at the 2023 general elections Convener of the mobilisation Alhaji Ibrahim Muhammad said the groups came together under one umbrella to canvass for voters for the candidates at various levels He said it was important for the groups to join hands to achieve a common goal of mobilising supporters at all levels considering the credibility and popularity of the candidates In his remarks chairman of the coalition Dr Bashir Ibrahim said the APC led administration in Kaduna State had brought tremendous development to the state in particular and to Nigeria in general We need proper awareness to enlighten people of this great achievement with the hope for the future he said Ibrahim noted that the various social security interventions by Sen Sani had reduced youth unemployment in Kaduna State and also reduced poverty among women He said the group would take the mobilisation to the grassroots especially to women who do not have access to the internet but turn out in large numbers to vote on election days The coalition commends Gov Nasir El Rufa i for the achievements his APC administration has recorded in the last seven and a half years The administration has done well in the areas of infrastructure education health agriculture empowerment job creation and security Ibrahim said He added that an ICT firm DotNet had expressed willingness to provide Information Technology support to the coalition and also committed itself to support Tinubu and Sani at all levels In another contribution Alhaji Magaji Nalele chairman Katsina Indigenes living in Kaduna State noted that the level of mobilisation had been tremendous Another member of the coalition Malam Abdulhamid Chawai noted that the APC meant well for the electorates the reason why the groups came together to declare unreserved support to Tinubu and Sani Leader of the We 2gether group Hajia Halima Liman stated that its main interest is to vote for competent candidates at the 2023 general elections NewsSourceCredit NAN
    13 groups in Kaduna State combine to canvases support for Tinubu, Sen. Uba Sani
     Thirteen different groups came together in Kaduna on Friday to mobilise support for the election of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC The groups also mobilised support for the 2023 gubernatorial candidate of the APC in Kaduna State Sen Uba Sani The groups are the Sani Grassroots Mobilisation We 2gether Kaduna Association of Nupe Kaduna Youth Mobilisation Group and Kaduna Traders Others are Farmers Association Tinubu Coalition Group Focus for Jagaban Kinkinau Development Association Kaduna Igbo Community Kaduna Yoruba Community Kawo Grassroots and Association of Katsina Indigenes living in Kaduna The groups expressed their commitment to support Tinubu and Sani at the 2023 general elections Convener of the mobilisation Alhaji Ibrahim Muhammad said the groups came together under one umbrella to canvass for voters for the candidates at various levels He said it was important for the groups to join hands to achieve a common goal of mobilising supporters at all levels considering the credibility and popularity of the candidates In his remarks chairman of the coalition Dr Bashir Ibrahim said the APC led administration in Kaduna State had brought tremendous development to the state in particular and to Nigeria in general We need proper awareness to enlighten people of this great achievement with the hope for the future he said Ibrahim noted that the various social security interventions by Sen Sani had reduced youth unemployment in Kaduna State and also reduced poverty among women He said the group would take the mobilisation to the grassroots especially to women who do not have access to the internet but turn out in large numbers to vote on election days The coalition commends Gov Nasir El Rufa i for the achievements his APC administration has recorded in the last seven and a half years The administration has done well in the areas of infrastructure education health agriculture empowerment job creation and security Ibrahim said He added that an ICT firm DotNet had expressed willingness to provide Information Technology support to the coalition and also committed itself to support Tinubu and Sani at all levels In another contribution Alhaji Magaji Nalele chairman Katsina Indigenes living in Kaduna State noted that the level of mobilisation had been tremendous Another member of the coalition Malam Abdulhamid Chawai noted that the APC meant well for the electorates the reason why the groups came together to declare unreserved support to Tinubu and Sani Leader of the We 2gether group Hajia Halima Liman stated that its main interest is to vote for competent candidates at the 2023 general elections NewsSourceCredit NAN
    13 groups in Kaduna State combine to canvases support for Tinubu, Sen. Uba Sani
    General news4 months ago

    13 groups in Kaduna State combine to canvases support for Tinubu, Sen. Uba Sani

    Thirteen different groups came together in Kaduna on Friday to mobilise support for the election of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

    The groups also mobilised support for the 2023 gubernatorial candidate of the APC in Kaduna State, Sen. Uba Sani. The groups are the “ Sani Grassroots Mobilisation’’, “We 2gether’’, “Kaduna Association of Nupe’’, “Kaduna Youth Mobilisation Group’’ and “Kaduna Traders’’.

    Others are “Farmers Association’’, “Tinubu Coalition Group’’, “Focus for Jagaban’’, “Kinkinau Development Association’’, “Kaduna Igbo Community’’, “Kaduna Yoruba Community’’, “Kawo Grassroots’’ and “Association of Katsina Indigenes living in Kaduna’’.

    The groups expressed their commitment to support Tinubu and Sani at the 2023 general elections.

    Convener of the mobilisation, Alhaji Ibrahim Muhammad, said the groups came together under one umbrella to canvass for voters for the candidates at various levels.

    He said it was important for the groups to join hands to achieve a common goal of mobilising supporters at all levels considering the credibility and popularity of the candidates.

    In his remarks, chairman of the coalition, Dr Bashir Ibrahim, said the APC-led administration in Kaduna State had brought tremendous development to the state in particular and to Nigeria in general.

    “We need proper awareness to enlighten people of this great achievement with the hope for the future,’’ he said.

    Ibrahim noted that the various social security interventions by Sen. Sani had reduced youth unemployment in Kaduna State and also reduced poverty among women.

    He said the group would take the mobilisation to the grassroots, especially to women, who do not have access to the internet but turn out in large numbers to vote on election days.

    “The coalition commends Gov. Nasir El-Rufa’i for the achievements his APC administration has recorded in the last seven-and-a-half years.

    “The administration has done well in the areas of infrastructure, education, health, agriculture, empowerment, job creation and security,’’ Ibrahim said.

    He added that an ICT firm, DotNet, had expressed willingness to provide Information Technology support to the coalition and also committed itself to support Tinubu and Sani at all levels.

    In another contribution, Alhaji Magaji Nalele, chairman, “Katsina Indigenes living in Kaduna State’’, noted that the level of mobilisation had been tremendous.

    Another member of the coalition, Malam Abdulhamid Chawai, noted that the APC meant well for the electorates, the reason why the groups came together to declare unreserved support to Tinubu and Sani. Leader of the “We 2gether’’ group, Hajia Halima Liman, stated that its main interest is to vote for competent candidates at the 2023 general elections. 

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  •  The Sen Uba Sani Grassroots Mobilisation Group is sensitizing potential voters in all the 23 Local Government Areas LGAs of Kaduna State to get their Permanent Voter Cards PVC ahead of the 2023 general elections The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the group is meeting various grassroots groups in the state and mobilizing support for Sani the gubernatorial flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress APC in next year s elections The convener of the meeting Alhaji Ibrahim Muhammad said that it was important for all members to get their PVCs in order to vote for Sani currently representing Kaduna Central in the Senate The State Coordinator of the Sani Group Dr Bashir Ibrahim described the senator as competent credible and honest He said public opinion favored the APC candidate to win the gubernatorial election Surveys have shown clearly that Sani can unite Kaduna State and solve all the security challenges facing the state On the development of infrastructure he will do a lot for the benefit of the poor Today Sani is about the only politician who works without talking and that is why he has never abused or blackmailed anybody in his political life he said Ibrahim disclosed that ward and unit coordinators would be picked to coordinate the group s activities and voter registration in the 23 LGAs The State Secretary of the group Alhaji Gambo Inuwa in his remarks stressed the importance of grassroots support and encouraged the mobilization of members in every ward and street The group s State Vice Chairman Alhaji Ashiru Kudan called for house to house mobilization and appealed to the people to be patient and await the dividends of democracy under Sani NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Sen. Uba Sani grassroots in 23 Kaduna LGAs moblizes  electorate on   voters registration 
     The Sen Uba Sani Grassroots Mobilisation Group is sensitizing potential voters in all the 23 Local Government Areas LGAs of Kaduna State to get their Permanent Voter Cards PVC ahead of the 2023 general elections The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the group is meeting various grassroots groups in the state and mobilizing support for Sani the gubernatorial flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress APC in next year s elections The convener of the meeting Alhaji Ibrahim Muhammad said that it was important for all members to get their PVCs in order to vote for Sani currently representing Kaduna Central in the Senate The State Coordinator of the Sani Group Dr Bashir Ibrahim described the senator as competent credible and honest He said public opinion favored the APC candidate to win the gubernatorial election Surveys have shown clearly that Sani can unite Kaduna State and solve all the security challenges facing the state On the development of infrastructure he will do a lot for the benefit of the poor Today Sani is about the only politician who works without talking and that is why he has never abused or blackmailed anybody in his political life he said Ibrahim disclosed that ward and unit coordinators would be picked to coordinate the group s activities and voter registration in the 23 LGAs The State Secretary of the group Alhaji Gambo Inuwa in his remarks stressed the importance of grassroots support and encouraged the mobilization of members in every ward and street The group s State Vice Chairman Alhaji Ashiru Kudan called for house to house mobilization and appealed to the people to be patient and await the dividends of democracy under Sani NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Sen. Uba Sani grassroots in 23 Kaduna LGAs moblizes  electorate on   voters registration 
    General news5 months ago

    Sen. Uba Sani grassroots in 23 Kaduna LGAs moblizes  electorate on   voters registration 

    The Sen. Uba Sani Grassroots Mobilisation Group is sensitizing potential voters in all the 23 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Kaduna State to get their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) ahead of the 2023 general elections.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the group is meeting various grassroots groups in the state and mobilizing support for Sani, the gubernatorial flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in next year’s elections.The convener of the meeting, Alhaji Ibrahim Muhammad,  said that it was important for all members to get their PVCs in order to vote for Sani, currently representing Kaduna Central in the Senate.The State Coordinator of the Sani Group, Dr. Bashir  Ibrahim, described the senator as competent, credible, and honest.He said public opinion favored the APC candidate to win the gubernatorial election.“Surveys have shown clearly that Sani can unite Kaduna State and solve all the security challenges facing the state.“On the development of infrastructure, he will do a lot for the benefit of the poor.“Today, Sani is about the only politician who works without talking and that is why he has never abused or blackmailed anybody in his political life,“ he said.Ibrahim disclosed that ward and unit coordinators would be picked to coordinate the group’s activities and voter registration in the 23 LGAs.The  State Secretary of the group,  Alhaji Gambo Inuwa in his remarks, stressed the importance of grassroots support and encouraged the mobilization of members in every ward and street.The group’s State Vice Chairman, Alhaji Ashiru Kudan, called for house-to-house mobilization and appealed to the people to be patient and await the dividends of democracy under Sani.NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   By Funmilayo Adeyemi President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointments of people to key institutions in the education sector Mr Ben Goong director of press and public relations at the ministry said so in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Wednesday He listed the appointments as follows Prof John Enaohwo as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Commission for Colleges of Education NCCE and Prof Abdullahi Abba as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Federal University of Health Sciences Otukpo B nou Professor Idris Bugaje was appointed Executive Secretary of the National Council for Technical Education NBTE Kaduna Dr Benjamin Abakpa as Executive Secretary of the National Commission for Upper Secondary Education NSSEC Abuja and Professor Paulinus Okwelle as Executive Director Secretary National Commission of Colleges of Education NCCE Abuja The list also includes Professor Ibrahim Muhammad as Director Nigerian Arabic Language Village Ngala Borno and Ms Hajo Sani as Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Nigeria to the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization culture UNESCO He added that all appointments would take effect from March 16 NOPE NAN
    The FG appoints the boards of directors, the heads of certain educational agencies
      By Funmilayo Adeyemi President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointments of people to key institutions in the education sector Mr Ben Goong director of press and public relations at the ministry said so in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Wednesday He listed the appointments as follows Prof John Enaohwo as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Commission for Colleges of Education NCCE and Prof Abdullahi Abba as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Federal University of Health Sciences Otukpo B nou Professor Idris Bugaje was appointed Executive Secretary of the National Council for Technical Education NBTE Kaduna Dr Benjamin Abakpa as Executive Secretary of the National Commission for Upper Secondary Education NSSEC Abuja and Professor Paulinus Okwelle as Executive Director Secretary National Commission of Colleges of Education NCCE Abuja The list also includes Professor Ibrahim Muhammad as Director Nigerian Arabic Language Village Ngala Borno and Ms Hajo Sani as Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Nigeria to the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization culture UNESCO He added that all appointments would take effect from March 16 NOPE NAN
    The FG appoints the boards of directors, the heads of certain educational agencies
    Education2 years ago

    The FG appoints the boards of directors, the heads of certain educational agencies

    By Funmilayo Adeyemi

    President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointments of people to key institutions in the education sector.

    Mr. Ben Goong, director of press and public relations at the ministry, said so in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Wednesday.

    He listed the appointments as follows: Prof. John Enaohwo as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) and Prof. Abdullahi Abba as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Federal University of Health Sciences, Otukpo, Bénoué.

    Professor Idris Bugaje was appointed Executive Secretary of the National Council for Technical Education (NBTE), Kaduna, Dr Benjamin Abakpa as Executive Secretary of the National Commission for Upper Secondary Education (NSSEC), Abuja and Professor Paulinus Okwelle, as Executive Director Secretary, National Commission of Colleges of Education (NCCE) Abuja.

    The list also includes Professor Ibrahim Muhammad as Director, Nigerian Arabic Language Village, Ngala, Borno, and Ms. Hajo Sani as Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Nigeria to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. culture (UNESCO).

    He added that all appointments would take effect from March 16. (NOPE)

    (NAN)

  •  A Federal High Court in Sokoto on Wednesday admitted three civil servants standing trial for alleged sexual abuse of two underaged girls to bail in the sum of N900 000 each The National Agency for Prohibition and Trafficking in Persons NAPTIP charged Ibrahim Isa Habibu Abdullahi and Ahmad Yahaya all staff of the Sokoto State Urban and Regional Planning Board and all residents of Sokoto metropolis with conspiracy and sexual abuse of minors Delivering a ruling Justice Saleh Idrissa Kogo also ordered the defendants to produce two sureties each Idrissa Kogo ordered that one of the sureties must be a civil servant not below GL12 level 12 and the other must be a traditional ward head The trail judge adjourned the case until Nov 16 for hearing Justice Idrissa Kogo also ordered that should the defendants fail to meet the bail conditions they should be remanded in a correctional centre Earlier NAPTIP Counsel Mr Abubakar Rashid objected to the oral bail application and urged the court to compel the defence counsel to prepare formal written bail application through a motion as required by law in recognition of the nature of the charges Rashid said that the defendants committed the offence in May 2019 at their respective offices He alleged that the defendants lured the girls aged 12 13 and 14 and exploited them sexually When the charges were read to them they pleaded not guilty while the lead Defence Counsel Mr Ibrahim Muhammad applied for bail of the accused persons Muhammad argued that the offence were bailable and the defendants had been placed on administrative bail before their arraignment Edited By Sadiya Hamza Source NAN
    Alleged sexual abuse: Court admits 3 Civil Servants to N900,000 bail each
     A Federal High Court in Sokoto on Wednesday admitted three civil servants standing trial for alleged sexual abuse of two underaged girls to bail in the sum of N900 000 each The National Agency for Prohibition and Trafficking in Persons NAPTIP charged Ibrahim Isa Habibu Abdullahi and Ahmad Yahaya all staff of the Sokoto State Urban and Regional Planning Board and all residents of Sokoto metropolis with conspiracy and sexual abuse of minors Delivering a ruling Justice Saleh Idrissa Kogo also ordered the defendants to produce two sureties each Idrissa Kogo ordered that one of the sureties must be a civil servant not below GL12 level 12 and the other must be a traditional ward head The trail judge adjourned the case until Nov 16 for hearing Justice Idrissa Kogo also ordered that should the defendants fail to meet the bail conditions they should be remanded in a correctional centre Earlier NAPTIP Counsel Mr Abubakar Rashid objected to the oral bail application and urged the court to compel the defence counsel to prepare formal written bail application through a motion as required by law in recognition of the nature of the charges Rashid said that the defendants committed the offence in May 2019 at their respective offices He alleged that the defendants lured the girls aged 12 13 and 14 and exploited them sexually When the charges were read to them they pleaded not guilty while the lead Defence Counsel Mr Ibrahim Muhammad applied for bail of the accused persons Muhammad argued that the offence were bailable and the defendants had been placed on administrative bail before their arraignment Edited By Sadiya Hamza Source NAN
    Alleged sexual abuse: Court admits 3 Civil Servants to N900,000 bail each
    Judiciary2 years ago

    Alleged sexual abuse: Court admits 3 Civil Servants to N900,000 bail each

    A Federal High Court in Sokoto on Wednesday admitted three civil servants, standing trial for alleged sexual abuse of two underaged girls, to bail in the sum of N900,000 each.

    The National Agency for Prohibition and Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) charged Ibrahim Isa, Habibu Abdullahi and Ahmad Yahaya, all staff of the Sokoto State Urban and Regional Planning Board and all residents of Sokoto metropolis. with conspiracy and sexual abuse of minors.

    Delivering a ruling, Justice Saleh Idrissa-Kogo, also ordered the defendants to produce two sureties each.

    Idrissa-Kogo ordered that one of the sureties must be a civil servant not below GL12 level 12 and the other must be a traditional ward head.

    The trail judge adjourned the case until Nov. 16 for hearing.

    Justice Idrissa-Kogo also ordered that should the defendants fail to meet the bail conditions, they should be remanded in a correctional centre.

    Earlier, NAPTIP Counsel, Mr Abubakar Rashid, objected to the oral bail application and urged the court to compel the defence counsel to prepare formal written bail application through a motion as required by law in recognition of the nature of the charges.

    Rashid said that the defendants committed the offence in May 2019 at their respective offices.

    He alleged that the defendants lured the girls aged 12, 13 and 14  and exploited them sexually.

    When the charges were read to them, they pleaded not guilty, while the lead Defence Counsel, Mr Ibrahim Muhammad, applied for bail of the accused persons.

    Muhammad argued that the offence were bailable and the defendants had been placed on administrative bail before their arraignment.


    Edited By: Sadiya Hamza-
    Source: NAN

  •  The Kano State Agro Pastoral Development Project KSADP has announced plans to develop 1 950 kilometre cattle routes to encourage livestock production in the state The Project Coordinator Mr Ibrahim Muhammad in a statement by Ameen Yassar Communication Specialist of the project in Kano said that the project would embark on a multimillion Naira demarcation exercise to develop stock routes This he said is with a view to check pastoral migration and check pastoralists farmer clashes The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the KSADP programme is being implemented by the Kano State Government with support from the Islamic Development Bank IDB KSADP is designed to encourage livestock production through the development of grazing reserve fodder cattle routes veterinary services and provision of schools water roads clinics and other basic amenities in pastoral settlements The programme also focuses on improving value addition in livestock chains diary processing and enhance farmer enterprising skills The state already has about 1 450 kilometers of major routes and 500 kilometers of minor stock routes mostly encroached by farmers and converted to other purposes The trend resulted in farmer pastoralists clashes and made it difficult for the pastoralists to access grazing areas and water points KSADP is to spend millions of Naira to support the survey demarcation gazettement and monumentation of 1 950 km of stock routes in the state The aim therefore is to mitigate recurrent pastoral farmer clash due to the encroachment of the cattle stock routes Such conflicts normally spiral to disrupt economic activities loss of lives and livelihoods For decades pastoralists and farmers have engaged in conflicts threatening the peace and stability in several places with negative consequences on food and nutrition security as well as the economic development of the state he said According to Muhammad conflict mitigation activity is very strategic toward achieving the development objective of the programme stressing that it is important for the prospective stock route development consultant to come up with a pragmatic proposal He expressed optimism that effective implementation of the stock routes demarcation project would bring lasting and fast tracked sustainable social and economic development of the state Edited By Cecilia Odey Vivian Ihechu Source NAN
    Kano Agro-Pastoral project to demarcate 1,950 km cattle routes
     The Kano State Agro Pastoral Development Project KSADP has announced plans to develop 1 950 kilometre cattle routes to encourage livestock production in the state The Project Coordinator Mr Ibrahim Muhammad in a statement by Ameen Yassar Communication Specialist of the project in Kano said that the project would embark on a multimillion Naira demarcation exercise to develop stock routes This he said is with a view to check pastoral migration and check pastoralists farmer clashes The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the KSADP programme is being implemented by the Kano State Government with support from the Islamic Development Bank IDB KSADP is designed to encourage livestock production through the development of grazing reserve fodder cattle routes veterinary services and provision of schools water roads clinics and other basic amenities in pastoral settlements The programme also focuses on improving value addition in livestock chains diary processing and enhance farmer enterprising skills The state already has about 1 450 kilometers of major routes and 500 kilometers of minor stock routes mostly encroached by farmers and converted to other purposes The trend resulted in farmer pastoralists clashes and made it difficult for the pastoralists to access grazing areas and water points KSADP is to spend millions of Naira to support the survey demarcation gazettement and monumentation of 1 950 km of stock routes in the state The aim therefore is to mitigate recurrent pastoral farmer clash due to the encroachment of the cattle stock routes Such conflicts normally spiral to disrupt economic activities loss of lives and livelihoods For decades pastoralists and farmers have engaged in conflicts threatening the peace and stability in several places with negative consequences on food and nutrition security as well as the economic development of the state he said According to Muhammad conflict mitigation activity is very strategic toward achieving the development objective of the programme stressing that it is important for the prospective stock route development consultant to come up with a pragmatic proposal He expressed optimism that effective implementation of the stock routes demarcation project would bring lasting and fast tracked sustainable social and economic development of the state Edited By Cecilia Odey Vivian Ihechu Source NAN
    Kano Agro-Pastoral project to demarcate 1,950 km cattle routes
    Agriculture2 years ago

    Kano Agro-Pastoral project to demarcate 1,950 km cattle routes

    The Kano State Agro-Pastoral Development Project (KSADP) has announced plans to develop 1,950 kilometre cattle routes to encourage livestock production in the state.

    The Project Coordinator, Mr Ibrahim Muhammad,   in a statement by Ameen Yassar, Communication Specialist of the project in Kano, said that the project would embark on a multimillion  Naira  demarcation exercise to develop stock routes.

    This he said, is with a view to check pastoral migration and check pastoralists/farmer clashes.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the KSADP programme is being implemented by the Kano State Government with support from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB).

    KSADP is designed to encourage livestock production through the development of grazing reserve, fodder, cattle routes, veterinary services, and provision of schools, water, roads, clinics and other basic amenities in pastoral settlements.

    The programme also focuses on improving value addition in livestock chains, diary processing and enhance farmer enterprising skills.

    “The state already has about 1,450 kilometers of major routes and 500 kilometers of minor stock routes mostly encroached by farmers and converted to other purposes.

    “The trend resulted in farmer/pastoralists clashes and made it difficult for the pastoralists to access grazing areas and water points.

    KSADP is to spend millions of Naira to support the survey, demarcation, gazettement and monumentation of 1,950 km of stock routes in the state.

    “The aim, therefore, is to mitigate recurrent pastoral/ farmer clash due to the encroachment of the cattle stock routes.

    “Such conflicts normally spiral to disrupt economic activities, loss of lives and livelihoods.

    “For decades, pastoralists and farmers have engaged in conflicts, threatening the peace and stability in several places, with negative consequences on food and nutrition security as well as the economic development of the state,” he said.

    According to Muhammad, conflict mitigation activity is very strategic toward achieving the development objective of the programme, stressing that it is important for the prospective stock route development consultant to come up with a pragmatic proposal.

    He expressed optimism that effective implementation of the stock routes demarcation project would bring lasting and fast tracked sustainable social and economic development of the state.


    Edited By: Cecilia Odey/Vivian Ihechu
    Source: NAN

  •  A Senior Magistrates Court sitting in Kano on Friday sentenced a 30 year old man Magaji Hallai to three months in a Correctional Centre for stealing goods worth N170 000 The Senior Magiistrate Hajiya Fauziya Sheshe sentenced Hallai after he pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing Sheshe howeve gave the convict an option to pay N10 000 as fine She also ordered him to pay N170 000 as compensation to the complainant or face 12 month jail term The convict shall also sign a bond to be of good character in the sum of N50 000 with one surety He has 30 days to appeal the judgment she said Earlier the Prosecutor Mr Ibrahim Muhammad told the court that the defendant committed the offence August at Gama Quarters Kano Muhammed said that the defendant broke into the vehicle of the complainant Alhaji Inusa of Gama Quarters Kano and stole some items Muhammad listed the stolen items as five caps four pairs of shoes 15 yards of shadda and material 12 yards of Toyobo and one wrapper all valued N170 000 He said the offence contravened Section 287 of the penal code Edited By Edith Bolokor Bayo Sekoni NAN
    Court sentences man to 3 months for stealing goods worth N170,000
     A Senior Magistrates Court sitting in Kano on Friday sentenced a 30 year old man Magaji Hallai to three months in a Correctional Centre for stealing goods worth N170 000 The Senior Magiistrate Hajiya Fauziya Sheshe sentenced Hallai after he pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing Sheshe howeve gave the convict an option to pay N10 000 as fine She also ordered him to pay N170 000 as compensation to the complainant or face 12 month jail term The convict shall also sign a bond to be of good character in the sum of N50 000 with one surety He has 30 days to appeal the judgment she said Earlier the Prosecutor Mr Ibrahim Muhammad told the court that the defendant committed the offence August at Gama Quarters Kano Muhammed said that the defendant broke into the vehicle of the complainant Alhaji Inusa of Gama Quarters Kano and stole some items Muhammad listed the stolen items as five caps four pairs of shoes 15 yards of shadda and material 12 yards of Toyobo and one wrapper all valued N170 000 He said the offence contravened Section 287 of the penal code Edited By Edith Bolokor Bayo Sekoni NAN
    Court sentences man to 3 months for stealing goods worth N170,000
    Judiciary2 years ago

    Court sentences man to 3 months for stealing goods worth N170,000

    A Senior Magistrates’ Court sitting in Kano on Friday sentenced a 30-year-old man, Magaji Hallai, to three months in a Correctional Centre for stealing goods worth N170, 000 .

    The Senior Magiistrate, Hajiya Fauziya Sheshe, sentenced Hallai after he pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing.

    Sheshe, howeve, gave the convict an option to pay N10,000 as fine.

    She also ordered him to pay N170,000 as compensation to the complainant or  face 12-month jail term.

    “The convict shall also sign a bond to be of good character in the sum of N50,000 with one surety. He has 30 days to appeal the judgment,” she said.

    Earlier, the Prosecutor,Mr Ibrahim Muhammad, told the court that the defendant committed the offence August at Gama Quarters Kano.

    Muhammed said that the defendant broke into the vehicle of the complainant, Alhaji Inusa of Gama Quarters Kano and stole some items.

    Muhammad listed the stolen items as five caps, four pairs of shoes, 15 yards of shadda and material,12 yards of Toyobo and one wrapper all valued N170,000.

    He said the offence contravened Section 287 of the penal code.


    Edited By: Edith Bolokor/Bayo Sekoni (NAN)

  •  Independent Hajj Reporters IHR an NGO has urged the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria NAHCON to oversee the refund of 2020 Hajj deposit of intending pilgrims following cancellation of the exercise by the Saudi Arabian Authorities The IHR National Coordinator Mr Ibrahim Muhammad in a statement in Abuja on Monday said that NAHCON should set up a committee on the refund to ensure transparency NAHCON should set up a committee comprising its officials the media civil society and security agencies especially anti corruption bodies to oversee the Hajj fare refunds to 2020 intending pilgrims It is expedient for the apex Hajj regulator to ensure a transparent refund process following the decision of Saudi authorities to limit this year s Hajj to only residents of the kingdom Our experiences on previous Hajj refunds show that some states pilgrims officials shortchange pilgrims while some states pilgrims agencies sometimes convert approved pilgrims refunds to personal use he said The IHR urged NAHCON to issue guidelines to Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Boards across the states on processes of making the refund in a uniform manner Following the cancellation of Hajj 2020 for people outside the Kingdom due to the COVID 19 pandemic some states Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Boards have told the intending pilgrims to apply and signify interest to either be refunded or defer their pilgrimage to 2021 States such as Kano Adamawa Bauchi Lagos Cross River Katsina Lagos Sokoto Kaduna and Niger had issued statements urging pilgrims to come forward for refund Kano and Bauchi have already commenced the refund he said The NGO also urged pilgrims boards to make adequate publicity in their various states to ensure that those who are willing to collect their money are well informed of the refund and the process of collection The IHR advised NAHCON to provide a feedback mechanism such as phone numbers and emails addresses where pilgrims who are denied or could not be refunded could lay their complaints Such feedback channels should be publicised in electronic print and online media IHR said Edited By Vivian Ihechu Wale Ojetimi NAN
    IHR urges NAHCON to oversee refund of 2020 Hajj deposits
     Independent Hajj Reporters IHR an NGO has urged the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria NAHCON to oversee the refund of 2020 Hajj deposit of intending pilgrims following cancellation of the exercise by the Saudi Arabian Authorities The IHR National Coordinator Mr Ibrahim Muhammad in a statement in Abuja on Monday said that NAHCON should set up a committee on the refund to ensure transparency NAHCON should set up a committee comprising its officials the media civil society and security agencies especially anti corruption bodies to oversee the Hajj fare refunds to 2020 intending pilgrims It is expedient for the apex Hajj regulator to ensure a transparent refund process following the decision of Saudi authorities to limit this year s Hajj to only residents of the kingdom Our experiences on previous Hajj refunds show that some states pilgrims officials shortchange pilgrims while some states pilgrims agencies sometimes convert approved pilgrims refunds to personal use he said The IHR urged NAHCON to issue guidelines to Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Boards across the states on processes of making the refund in a uniform manner Following the cancellation of Hajj 2020 for people outside the Kingdom due to the COVID 19 pandemic some states Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Boards have told the intending pilgrims to apply and signify interest to either be refunded or defer their pilgrimage to 2021 States such as Kano Adamawa Bauchi Lagos Cross River Katsina Lagos Sokoto Kaduna and Niger had issued statements urging pilgrims to come forward for refund Kano and Bauchi have already commenced the refund he said The NGO also urged pilgrims boards to make adequate publicity in their various states to ensure that those who are willing to collect their money are well informed of the refund and the process of collection The IHR advised NAHCON to provide a feedback mechanism such as phone numbers and emails addresses where pilgrims who are denied or could not be refunded could lay their complaints Such feedback channels should be publicised in electronic print and online media IHR said Edited By Vivian Ihechu Wale Ojetimi NAN
    IHR urges NAHCON to oversee refund of 2020 Hajj deposits
    General news2 years ago

    IHR urges NAHCON to oversee refund of 2020 Hajj deposits

    Independent Hajj Reporters (IHR), an NGO, has urged the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) to oversee the refund of 2020 Hajj deposit of intending pilgrims, following cancellation of the exercise by the Saudi Arabian Authorities.

    The IHR National Coordinator, Mr Ibrahim Muhammad, in a statement in Abuja on Monday, said that NAHCON should  set up a committee on the refund to ensure transparency.

    NAHCON should set up a committee comprising its officials, the media, civil society and security agencies, especially anti-corruption bodies, to oversee the Hajj fare refunds to 2020 intending pilgrims.

    ”It is expedient for the apex Hajj regulator to ensure a transparent refund process following the decision of Saudi authorities to limit this year’s Hajj to only residents of the kingdom.

    ”Our experiences on previous Hajj refunds show that some  states pilgrims officials shortchange pilgrims, while some states’ pilgrims agencies sometimes convert approved pilgrims refunds to personal use,” he said.

    The IHR urged NAHCON to issue guidelines to Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Boards across the states on processes of making the refund in a uniform manner.

    “Following the cancellation of Hajj 2020 for people outside the Kingdom due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some states Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Boards have told the intending pilgrims to apply and signify interest to either be refunded or defer their pilgrimage to 2021.

    “States such as Kano, Adamawa, Bauchi, Lagos, Cross River, Katsina, Lagos, Sokoto, Kaduna and Niger had issued statements urging pilgrims to come forward for refund.

    “Kano and Bauchi have already commenced the refund,” he said.

    The NGO also urged pilgrims boards to make adequate publicity in their various states to ensure that those who are willing to collect their money are well informed of the refund and the process of collection.

    The IHR advised NAHCON to provide a feedback mechanism such as phone numbers and emails addresses where pilgrims who are denied or could not be refunded could lay their complaints.

    “Such feedback channels should be publicised in electronic, print and online media,” IHR said.


    Edited By: Vivian Ihechu/Wale Ojetimi (NAN)

  •  Kano State Government has approved the concession of 1 000 hectares of land to animal feeds processors to encourage fodder productions The leasing agreement would be implemented under the Kano State Agro Pastoral Development Project KSADP Mr Ibrahim Muhammad the Project Coordinator stated this in a statement signed by Ameen Yassar the Project Communication Specialist on Friday in Kano Muhammad disclosed that the 1 000 hectares of lands were earmarked for leasing in designated grazing reserves in 16 local government areas of the state He said The state government s gracious approval for the land will hasten commencement of our investment in commercial large scale fodder production in partnership with the private sector KSADP will identify 20 private sector investors interested in fodder production to be allocated 50 hectares each and assist them in the development of pastures provision of harvesting and bailing equipment as well as marketing facilities According to him the programme will encourage animal feeds production increase milk yield and facilitate artificial insemination services Muhammad said that the state government through the state Ministry of Agriculture also earmarked 20 hectares of land for fodder seed multiplication at Dudduru Grazing Reserve in Ajingi Local Government Area Other critical issues of the project included state wide cattle and small ruminants vaccination establishment of a veterinary reference laboratory at Gwale LGA Others are equipping and operationalisation of Artificial Insemination Center at Kadawa in Garun Malam and the construction of a modern veterinary clinic at Dansoshiya in Kiru Edited By Remi Koleoso Ismail Abdulaziz NAN
    Kano Govt. concessions 1,000 hectres of lands for fodder production
     Kano State Government has approved the concession of 1 000 hectares of land to animal feeds processors to encourage fodder productions The leasing agreement would be implemented under the Kano State Agro Pastoral Development Project KSADP Mr Ibrahim Muhammad the Project Coordinator stated this in a statement signed by Ameen Yassar the Project Communication Specialist on Friday in Kano Muhammad disclosed that the 1 000 hectares of lands were earmarked for leasing in designated grazing reserves in 16 local government areas of the state He said The state government s gracious approval for the land will hasten commencement of our investment in commercial large scale fodder production in partnership with the private sector KSADP will identify 20 private sector investors interested in fodder production to be allocated 50 hectares each and assist them in the development of pastures provision of harvesting and bailing equipment as well as marketing facilities According to him the programme will encourage animal feeds production increase milk yield and facilitate artificial insemination services Muhammad said that the state government through the state Ministry of Agriculture also earmarked 20 hectares of land for fodder seed multiplication at Dudduru Grazing Reserve in Ajingi Local Government Area Other critical issues of the project included state wide cattle and small ruminants vaccination establishment of a veterinary reference laboratory at Gwale LGA Others are equipping and operationalisation of Artificial Insemination Center at Kadawa in Garun Malam and the construction of a modern veterinary clinic at Dansoshiya in Kiru Edited By Remi Koleoso Ismail Abdulaziz NAN
    Kano Govt. concessions 1,000 hectres of lands for fodder production
    Agriculture2 years ago

    Kano Govt. concessions 1,000 hectres of lands for fodder production

    Kano State Government has approved the concession of 1,000 hectares of land to animal feeds processors to encourage fodder productions.

    The leasing agreement would be implemented under the Kano State Agro Pastoral Development Project (KSADP).

    Mr Ibrahim Muhammad, the Project Coordinator, stated this in a statement signed by Ameen Yassar, the Project Communication Specialist on Friday in Kano.

    Muhammad disclosed that the 1,000 hectares of lands were earmarked for leasing in designated grazing reserves in 16 local government areas of the state.

    He said: “The state government’s gracious approval for the land will hasten commencement of our investment in commercial large scale fodder production, in partnership with the private sector.

    “KSADP will identify 20 private sector investors interested in fodder production, to be allocated 50 hectares each and assist them in the development of pastures, provision of harvesting and bailing equipment as well as marketing facilities.”

    According to him, the programme will encourage animal feeds production, increase milk yield, and facilitate artificial insemination services.

    Muhammad said that the state government through the state Ministry of Agriculture also earmarked 20 hectares of land for fodder seed multiplication at Dudduru Grazing Reserve, in Ajingi Local Government Area.

    “Other critical issues of the project included state wide cattle and small ruminants vaccination, establishment of a veterinary reference laboratory at Gwale LGA.

    “Others are equipping and operationalisation of Artificial Insemination Center at Kadawa, in Garun Malam and the construction of a modern veterinary clinic at Dansoshiya in Kiru.”


    Edited By: Remi Koleoso/Ismail Abdulaziz (NAN)

  •  The Kano State Agro Pastoral Development Project KSADP says it has earmarked about N200 million for the upgrade of Watari Dam to encourage irrigation activities The Project Coordinator Mr Ibrahim Muhammad disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday by Ameen Yassar the Project Communication Specialist Muhammad said the fund was approved as part of measures to mitigate the effects of COVID 19 pandemic encourage crop production enhance food security and nutrition in the state He said that preliminary technical assessment of the dam was being conducted by a team of engineers while consultancy for the design and supervision of the work as well as development of additional land for irrigation has been advertised Muhammad said KSADP will invest in the rehabilitation of the canal drains and reservoir to mitigate gully erosion threatening the embankment of the dam More than 150 hectares of land damaged within the vicinity of the dam will be reclaimed Barring any eventuality the work will start by October this year Also 1 000 hectares of land downstream will be developed using gravity for irrigation for about 4 000 new farmers for rice wheat and vegetable production Muhammad said that the project would also upgrade other irrigation facilities and development of new irrigation schemes in the state He explained that the project was designed to enhance farmer access to equipment for land clearing harvest and post harvest activities to encourage productivity The coordinator disclosed that the programme would also train 1 000 farmers on processing of rice straw for production of animal feeds The project will identify 1 000 unemployed youths to be categorised into 200 production hubs around the irrigation schemes and support each group with credit facility for equipment to enable them produce and sell rice straw urea mix feed This activity will by far increase the availability of crop residue for livestock in the state he said According to him KSADP in collaboration with the Sasakawa Global SG 2000 would train thousands of rice and maize growers on enterprising skills and preservation technologies All necessary paper work are completed as soon as we obtain clearance from the Islamic Development Bank IDB we shall commence an innovative broad impact and capital intensive partnership with Sasakawa to boost food production in Kano The News Agency of Nigeria reports that KSADP is being implemented in partnership between IDB and Kano State Government Watari Dam is located in Bagwai Local Government Area of the state about 150km from Kano metropolis Edited By Muhammad Suleiman Tola NAN
    Kano agro pastoral project injects N200m for irrigation devt
     The Kano State Agro Pastoral Development Project KSADP says it has earmarked about N200 million for the upgrade of Watari Dam to encourage irrigation activities The Project Coordinator Mr Ibrahim Muhammad disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday by Ameen Yassar the Project Communication Specialist Muhammad said the fund was approved as part of measures to mitigate the effects of COVID 19 pandemic encourage crop production enhance food security and nutrition in the state He said that preliminary technical assessment of the dam was being conducted by a team of engineers while consultancy for the design and supervision of the work as well as development of additional land for irrigation has been advertised Muhammad said KSADP will invest in the rehabilitation of the canal drains and reservoir to mitigate gully erosion threatening the embankment of the dam More than 150 hectares of land damaged within the vicinity of the dam will be reclaimed Barring any eventuality the work will start by October this year Also 1 000 hectares of land downstream will be developed using gravity for irrigation for about 4 000 new farmers for rice wheat and vegetable production Muhammad said that the project would also upgrade other irrigation facilities and development of new irrigation schemes in the state He explained that the project was designed to enhance farmer access to equipment for land clearing harvest and post harvest activities to encourage productivity The coordinator disclosed that the programme would also train 1 000 farmers on processing of rice straw for production of animal feeds The project will identify 1 000 unemployed youths to be categorised into 200 production hubs around the irrigation schemes and support each group with credit facility for equipment to enable them produce and sell rice straw urea mix feed This activity will by far increase the availability of crop residue for livestock in the state he said According to him KSADP in collaboration with the Sasakawa Global SG 2000 would train thousands of rice and maize growers on enterprising skills and preservation technologies All necessary paper work are completed as soon as we obtain clearance from the Islamic Development Bank IDB we shall commence an innovative broad impact and capital intensive partnership with Sasakawa to boost food production in Kano The News Agency of Nigeria reports that KSADP is being implemented in partnership between IDB and Kano State Government Watari Dam is located in Bagwai Local Government Area of the state about 150km from Kano metropolis Edited By Muhammad Suleiman Tola NAN
    Kano agro pastoral project injects N200m for irrigation devt
    Agriculture2 years ago

    Kano agro pastoral project injects N200m for irrigation devt

    The Kano State Agro Pastoral Development Project (KSADP) says it has earmarked about N200 million for the upgrade of Watari Dam to encourage irrigation activities.

    The Project Coordinator, Mr Ibrahim Muhammad, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday by Ameen Yassar, the Project Communication Specialist.

    Muhammad said the fund was approved as part of measures to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 pandemic, encourage crop production, enhance food security and nutrition in the state.

    He said that preliminary technical assessment of the dam was being conducted by a team of engineers, while consultancy for the design and supervision of the work as well as development of additional land for irrigation has been advertised.

    Muhammad said: “KSADP will invest in the rehabilitation of the canal, drains and reservoir to mitigate gully erosion threatening the embankment of the dam.

    “More than 150 hectares of land damaged within the vicinity of the dam will be reclaimed. Barring any eventuality, the work will start by October this year.

    “Also 1,000 hectares of land downstream will be developed using gravity for irrigation for about 4,000 new farmers for rice, wheat and vegetable production.”

    Muhammad said that the project would also upgrade other irrigation facilities and development of new irrigation schemes in the state.

    He explained that the project was designed to enhance farmer access to equipment for land clearing; harvest and post-harvest activities to encourage productivity.

    The coordinator disclosed that the programme would also train 1,000 farmers on processing of rice straw for production of animal feeds.

    “The project will identify 1,000 unemployed youths to be categorised into 200 production hubs around the irrigation schemes and support each group with credit facility for equipment to enable them produce and sell rice straw/urea mix feed.

    “This activity will by far increase the availability of crop residue for livestock in the state,” he said.

    According to him, KSADP in collaboration with the Sasakawa Global (SG 2000) would train thousands of rice and maize growers on enterprising skills and preservation technologies.

    “All necessary paper work are completed; as soon as we obtain clearance from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), we shall commence an innovative, broad impact and capital intensive partnership with Sasakawa to boost food production in Kano.”

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that KSADP is being implemented in partnership between IDB and Kano State Government.

    Watari Dam is located in Bagwai Local Government Area of the state, about 150km from Kano metropolis.

    Edited By: Muhammad Suleiman Tola (NAN)

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