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  •  President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday inaugurated the Gombe Kaltungo road project and handed it over to Gombe State Government Speaking at the inauguration in Kumo headquarters of Akko Local Government Area of the state Buhari recalled that the contract was awarded in 2014 Represented by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Prof Isa Pantami the president said the length of the road was 66 10 km and the carriage way is 7 35 mtr while the shoulder was 2 73 mtr He said the project contract which was conceptualised around 2014 but the work did not commence until 2015 This was because after the commencement two major issues were discovered that caused the project to be delayed until they were sorted out Yhe first issue was so many components were left and the second was VAT hence the project reviewed He said the project was supposed to be completed in 2019 but insufficient budgetary provision and release of fund as well as COVID 19 pandemic made it difficult for the present admintration to complete it at the stipulated time The president advised the citizens of Gombe to take ownership of the project Sometimes we have misconception that any infrastructure project is for government We need to remind ourselves that you and I are the government peoples remain while government come and go he said The Minister of Works and Housing Mr Babatunde Fashola said this was the sixth of the second phase of road project completion and handover the country was witnessing Represented by Mr Celestine Shausu Director Highways North East Federal Ministry of Works said the project represent major investment in road transport infrastructure which was a commitment of Buhari s administration as a driver of economic growth and prosperity They are visible and incontrovertible asset in proof of what Nigeria s resources were invested in from our earned and borrowings he said Gov Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State said the road was inaugursted as a commitment and fulfillment of the president s conditions and terms on which he engaged the people of Nigeria to provide the basic amenities they required The people of Gombe are very happy because they can now ply this road from Gombe up to Yolde which is our boundary with Adamawa State without any problem We will like to urge and plead with Mr President for the timely completion of Numan to Jalingo road in Adamawa and Taraba States which have been a nightmare to travelers the governor appealed NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Buhari inaugurates Gombe-Kaltungo road
     President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday inaugurated the Gombe Kaltungo road project and handed it over to Gombe State Government Speaking at the inauguration in Kumo headquarters of Akko Local Government Area of the state Buhari recalled that the contract was awarded in 2014 Represented by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Prof Isa Pantami the president said the length of the road was 66 10 km and the carriage way is 7 35 mtr while the shoulder was 2 73 mtr He said the project contract which was conceptualised around 2014 but the work did not commence until 2015 This was because after the commencement two major issues were discovered that caused the project to be delayed until they were sorted out Yhe first issue was so many components were left and the second was VAT hence the project reviewed He said the project was supposed to be completed in 2019 but insufficient budgetary provision and release of fund as well as COVID 19 pandemic made it difficult for the present admintration to complete it at the stipulated time The president advised the citizens of Gombe to take ownership of the project Sometimes we have misconception that any infrastructure project is for government We need to remind ourselves that you and I are the government peoples remain while government come and go he said The Minister of Works and Housing Mr Babatunde Fashola said this was the sixth of the second phase of road project completion and handover the country was witnessing Represented by Mr Celestine Shausu Director Highways North East Federal Ministry of Works said the project represent major investment in road transport infrastructure which was a commitment of Buhari s administration as a driver of economic growth and prosperity They are visible and incontrovertible asset in proof of what Nigeria s resources were invested in from our earned and borrowings he said Gov Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State said the road was inaugursted as a commitment and fulfillment of the president s conditions and terms on which he engaged the people of Nigeria to provide the basic amenities they required The people of Gombe are very happy because they can now ply this road from Gombe up to Yolde which is our boundary with Adamawa State without any problem We will like to urge and plead with Mr President for the timely completion of Numan to Jalingo road in Adamawa and Taraba States which have been a nightmare to travelers the governor appealed NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Buhari inaugurates Gombe-Kaltungo road
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    Buhari inaugurates Gombe-Kaltungo road

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday inaugurated the Gombe-Kaltungo road project and handed it over to Gombe State Government.

    Speaking at the inauguration in Kumo, headquarters of Akko Local Government Area of the state, Buhari recalled that the contract was awarded in 2014. Represented by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy,  Prof. Isa Pantami, the president said the length of the road was 66.10 km and the carriage way is 7.35 mtr while the shoulder was 2.73 mtr.

    He said the project contract which was conceptualised around 2014, but the work did not commence until 2015. ‘’This was because after the commencement two major issues were discovered that caused the project to be delayed until they were sorted out.

    ‘’Yhe first issue was, so many components were left and the second was VAT, hence the project reviewed’’.

    He said the project was supposed to be completed in 2019 but insufficient budgetary provision and release of fund as well as COVID-19  pandemic made it difficult for the present admintration to complete it at the stipulated time.

    The president advised the citizens of Gombe to take ownership of the project.

    ’’Sometimes we have misconception that any infrastructure project is for government.

    ‘’We need to remind ourselves that you and I are the government, peoples remain while government come and go,’’ he said.

    The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, said this was the sixth of the second phase of road project completion and handover the country was witnessing.

    Represented by Mr Celestine Shausu, Director Highways, North East, Federal Ministry of Works, said the project represent major investment in road transport infrastructure which was a commitment of Buhari’s administration as a driver of economic growth and prosperity.

    ‘’They are visible and incontrovertible asset in proof of what Nigeria’s resources were invested in, from our earned and borrowings,’’ he said.

    Gov. Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State said the road was inaugursted as a commitment and fulfillment of the president’s conditions and terms on which he engaged the people of Nigeria to provide the basic amenities they required.

    “The people of Gombe are very happy because they can now ply this road from Gombe up to Yolde which is our boundary with Adamawa State without any problem.

    ‘’We will like to urge and plead with Mr President for the timely completion of Numan to Jalingo road in Adamawa and Taraba States,  which have been a nightmare to travelers,” the governor appealed.


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  •  The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy Prof Isah Pantami has urged residents of Kaltungo community in Gombe State to utilise the newly constructed mosque to promote unity and sustainable development of the state Pantami made the call on Friday during the inauguration of the newly constructed 2 500 capacity Central Mosque in Kaltungo Local Government Area of the state According to him mosque is a multi purpose centre for prayers acquisition of Islamic knowledge and support for one another to promote unity in the society I am appealing to the community members to come up with an initiative on how best to utilise the mosque for the sake of promoting Islam rehabilitation to develop the society he said He prayed Allah to reward those who contributed in one way or the other to the successful completion of the mosque project Gov Inuwa Yahaya thanked the Kaltungo Paramount Ruler for the foresight to construct the mosque in view of the the growing population in the area He said the mosque was constructed because Gombe State is relatively peaceful adding that the peaceful atmosphere made the construction easier A mosque is a place of discussing justice worship learning and ethical orientation for people as well as advancement of the society He stressed the need for peaceful co existence among the people and thanked those who contributed to the project Prof Ibrahim Njodi Chairman Kaltungo Mosque Central Building Committee said the project idea was conceived to promote unity among residents of the area irrespective of religious affiliations We felt that Kaltungo needed an ultra modern mosque befitting of the emerging image of Kaltungo The three year project was constructed at the total sum of N269 million he said He said the mosque was designed to accommodate 2 500 worshippers as against the 250 capacity old mosque constructed in 1968 He said the mosque was furnished with all the necessary modern facilities The Shehu of Borno Alhaji Abubakar Garbai El Kanemi commended Gov Yahaya for his support towards successful completion of the project He also urged the people to utilise the mosque to promote unity peace tolerance understanding and respect for the constituted authorities Also Alhaji Saleh Mohammed the Paramount Ruler of Kaltungo thanked the dignitaries that grace the occassion NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Pantami tasks Gombe communities on unity, development
     The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy Prof Isah Pantami has urged residents of Kaltungo community in Gombe State to utilise the newly constructed mosque to promote unity and sustainable development of the state Pantami made the call on Friday during the inauguration of the newly constructed 2 500 capacity Central Mosque in Kaltungo Local Government Area of the state According to him mosque is a multi purpose centre for prayers acquisition of Islamic knowledge and support for one another to promote unity in the society I am appealing to the community members to come up with an initiative on how best to utilise the mosque for the sake of promoting Islam rehabilitation to develop the society he said He prayed Allah to reward those who contributed in one way or the other to the successful completion of the mosque project Gov Inuwa Yahaya thanked the Kaltungo Paramount Ruler for the foresight to construct the mosque in view of the the growing population in the area He said the mosque was constructed because Gombe State is relatively peaceful adding that the peaceful atmosphere made the construction easier A mosque is a place of discussing justice worship learning and ethical orientation for people as well as advancement of the society He stressed the need for peaceful co existence among the people and thanked those who contributed to the project Prof Ibrahim Njodi Chairman Kaltungo Mosque Central Building Committee said the project idea was conceived to promote unity among residents of the area irrespective of religious affiliations We felt that Kaltungo needed an ultra modern mosque befitting of the emerging image of Kaltungo The three year project was constructed at the total sum of N269 million he said He said the mosque was designed to accommodate 2 500 worshippers as against the 250 capacity old mosque constructed in 1968 He said the mosque was furnished with all the necessary modern facilities The Shehu of Borno Alhaji Abubakar Garbai El Kanemi commended Gov Yahaya for his support towards successful completion of the project He also urged the people to utilise the mosque to promote unity peace tolerance understanding and respect for the constituted authorities Also Alhaji Saleh Mohammed the Paramount Ruler of Kaltungo thanked the dignitaries that grace the occassion NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Pantami tasks Gombe communities on unity, development
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    Pantami tasks Gombe communities on unity, development

    The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Prof. Isah Pantami has urged residents of Kaltungo community in Gombe State, to utilise the newly constructed mosque to promote unity and sustainable development of the state.

    Pantami made the call on Friday during the inauguration of the newly constructed 2,500-capacity Central Mosque in Kaltungo Local Government Area of the state.

    According to him, mosque is a multi purpose centre for  prayers, acquisition of Islamic knowledge, and support for one another to promote unity in the society.

    “I am appealing to the community members to come up with an initiative on how best to utilise the mosque for the sake of promoting Islam, rehabilitation to develop the society,” he said.

    He prayed Allah to reward those who contributed in one way or the other to the successful completion of the mosque project.

    Gov. Inuwa Yahaya thanked the Kaltungo Paramount Ruler for the foresight to construct the mosque in view of the the growing population in the area.

    He said the mosque was constructed because Gombe State is relatively peaceful, adding that, “ the peaceful atmosphere made the construction easier.

    “A mosque is a place of discussing justice, worship, learning and ethical orientation for people as well  as advancement of the society.

    ” He stressed the need for peaceful co-existence among the people, and thanked those who contributed to the project.

    Prof. Ibrahim Njodi, Chairman, Kaltungo Mosque Central Building Committee, said the project idea was conceived to promote unity among residents of the area irrespective of religious affiliations.

    “We felt that Kaltungo needed an ultra modern mosque befitting of the emerging image of Kaltungo.

    “The three-year project was constructed at the total sum of N269 million,” he said.

    He said the mosque was designed to accommodate 2,500 worshippers as against the 250-capacity old mosque constructed in 1968. He said the mosque was furnished with all the necessary modern facilities.

    The Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Garbai El-Kanemi commended Gov. Yahaya for his support towards successful completion of the project.

    He also urged the people to utilise the mosque to promote unity, peace, tolerance, understanding and respect for the constituted authorities.

    Also, Alhaji Saleh Mohammed, the Paramount Ruler of Kaltungo thanked the dignitaries that grace the occassion.


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  •  The National President Nigerian Institute of Builders NIOB Prof Yuhana Izam has identified lack of regulatory laws in the building industry as the major cause of frequent building collapse in Nigeria He stated this in Gombe on Wednesday when the Association paid a courtesy call on Gov Inuwa Yahaya He said building sites were the most unregulated industry in the country because everybody had become a builder with the training or not People who have no business with the profession but just because they can mix sand and cement they thought that they were builders The National building laws have to be enforced if not quacks would remain in the building industry and we will continue to see the development of slum settlements collapses cracked buildings in the country he said According to him in order to address the problem there is need for a law to back them because without the legislative backing it will be difficult to apprehend defaulters He commended Gov Yahaya for making efforts to update the planning laws in Gombe State Once you have laws that approve minimum standards in housing then you can implement to ensure the quality of houses you want People are making mistakes of thinking that housing is just building a shelter But we are impressed because we have seen an integrated approach to development of housing in Gombe the capital city has changed dramatically and we think the governor has to be commended This was part of the reason the National Council of the Nigerian Institute of Building has identified you as a worthy Nigerian leader and administrator that is worthy of the award of the Fellowship of the Institute he said In his response Gov Yahaya thanked NIOB for the honour done to him adding that the honour was not only for him but the entire people of Gombe particularly the members of the Executive Council The governor lamented the flagrant abuse of building code and ethics across the country which gave rise to slums in major cities across the country without clearly defined social and security facilities He further explained that his administration established Gombe State Geographic Information System and the State Urban Planning and Development Authority to correct the anomaly inherent in land administration and indiscriminate erection of structures in the state The News Agency of Nigeria reports that highlight of the event was investiture of the governor as the fellow of NIOB NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lack of regulatory laws responsible for frequent building collapse – Expert
     The National President Nigerian Institute of Builders NIOB Prof Yuhana Izam has identified lack of regulatory laws in the building industry as the major cause of frequent building collapse in Nigeria He stated this in Gombe on Wednesday when the Association paid a courtesy call on Gov Inuwa Yahaya He said building sites were the most unregulated industry in the country because everybody had become a builder with the training or not People who have no business with the profession but just because they can mix sand and cement they thought that they were builders The National building laws have to be enforced if not quacks would remain in the building industry and we will continue to see the development of slum settlements collapses cracked buildings in the country he said According to him in order to address the problem there is need for a law to back them because without the legislative backing it will be difficult to apprehend defaulters He commended Gov Yahaya for making efforts to update the planning laws in Gombe State Once you have laws that approve minimum standards in housing then you can implement to ensure the quality of houses you want People are making mistakes of thinking that housing is just building a shelter But we are impressed because we have seen an integrated approach to development of housing in Gombe the capital city has changed dramatically and we think the governor has to be commended This was part of the reason the National Council of the Nigerian Institute of Building has identified you as a worthy Nigerian leader and administrator that is worthy of the award of the Fellowship of the Institute he said In his response Gov Yahaya thanked NIOB for the honour done to him adding that the honour was not only for him but the entire people of Gombe particularly the members of the Executive Council The governor lamented the flagrant abuse of building code and ethics across the country which gave rise to slums in major cities across the country without clearly defined social and security facilities He further explained that his administration established Gombe State Geographic Information System and the State Urban Planning and Development Authority to correct the anomaly inherent in land administration and indiscriminate erection of structures in the state The News Agency of Nigeria reports that highlight of the event was investiture of the governor as the fellow of NIOB NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lack of regulatory laws responsible for frequent building collapse – Expert
    General news3 months ago

    Lack of regulatory laws responsible for frequent building collapse – Expert

    The National President, Nigerian Institute of Builders (NIOB) Prof. Yuhana Izam has identified lack of regulatory laws in the building industry as the major cause of frequent building collapse in Nigeria.

    He stated this in Gombe on Wednesday when the Association paid a courtesy call on Gov. Inuwa Yahaya.  

    He said building sites were the most unregulated industry in the country because everybody had become a builder, with the training or not.  

    ’’People who have no business with the profession but just because they can mix sand and cement they thought that they were builders.

    ‘The National building laws have to be enforced, if not quacks would remain in the building industry and we will continue to see the development of slum settlements, collapses, cracked buildings in the country,’’ he said.  

    According to him, in order to address the problem, there is need for a law to back them, because “without the legislative backing, it will be difficult to apprehend defaulters”.  

    He commended Gov. Yahaya for making efforts to update the planning laws in Gombe State.  

    ‘‘Once you have laws that approve minimum standards in housing, then you can implement to ensure the quality of houses you want.  

    “People are making mistakes of thinking that housing is just building a shelter.  

    “But we are impressed because we have seen an integrated approach to development of housing in Gombe; the capital city has changed dramatically and we think the governor has to be commended.  

    “This was part of the reason the National Council of the Nigerian Institute of Building has identified you as a worthy Nigerian leader and administrator that is worthy of the award of the Fellowship of the Institute,’’ he said.  

    In his response Gov. Yahaya thanked NIOB for the honour done to him, adding that the honour was not only for him but the entire people of Gombe, particularly the members of the Executive Council.  

    The governor lamented the flagrant abuse of building code and ethics across the country which gave rise to slums in major cities across the country without clearly defined social and security facilities.  

    He further explained that his administration established Gombe State Geographic Information System and the State Urban Planning and Development Authority, to correct the anomaly inherent in land administration and indiscriminate erection of structures in the state.  

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that highlight of the event was investiture of the governor as the fellow of NIOB.


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  •  Gov Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State on Monday sympathised with journalists in the state over a fire incident that razed the office of Gombe Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ The Secretary to the Gombe State Government Prof Ibrahim Njodi representing Yahaya visited the office to assess the level of damage He stated that the government was concerned about the wellbeing security and safety of journalists in the state hence the visit to commiserate and identify with them over the fire incident The governor directed the executive of the NUJ to liaise with the Commissioner for Information and Culture Mr Meshack Lauco to see what could be done to assist the chapel The correspondents chapel members are our partners we have no choice than to keep them comfortable Please take heart For us as a government we will do whatever we can to support you he said While appreciating the state government Hajara Leman the chairman of the Correspondents Chapel expressed gratitude to the state government for its concern and offer for assistance We are grateful for your presence here to commiserate with us the chairman said Leman while briefing the governor earlier had said the office had been previously burgled three times Working tools including office equipment like air conditioners ceiling fans stabilisers two flat screen televisions bus tyres and other valuables were stolen before this fire incident she said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that fire gutted the Correspondents Chapel in the early hours of Monday which took men of the Gombe State Fire Service over two hours to put it out NAN also reports Lauco the Director General of Press Affairs Gombe Government House Ismaila Uba Misilli and members of his team including the state NUJ council chairman Saidu Malala were among those who visited the Correspondents Chapel Others are Nigeria Association of Women Journalists NAWOJ chairperson in the state Talatu Lamon among other dignitaries NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gov. Yahaya sympathises with NUJ as fire razes Gombe Correspondents’ office
     Gov Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State on Monday sympathised with journalists in the state over a fire incident that razed the office of Gombe Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ The Secretary to the Gombe State Government Prof Ibrahim Njodi representing Yahaya visited the office to assess the level of damage He stated that the government was concerned about the wellbeing security and safety of journalists in the state hence the visit to commiserate and identify with them over the fire incident The governor directed the executive of the NUJ to liaise with the Commissioner for Information and Culture Mr Meshack Lauco to see what could be done to assist the chapel The correspondents chapel members are our partners we have no choice than to keep them comfortable Please take heart For us as a government we will do whatever we can to support you he said While appreciating the state government Hajara Leman the chairman of the Correspondents Chapel expressed gratitude to the state government for its concern and offer for assistance We are grateful for your presence here to commiserate with us the chairman said Leman while briefing the governor earlier had said the office had been previously burgled three times Working tools including office equipment like air conditioners ceiling fans stabilisers two flat screen televisions bus tyres and other valuables were stolen before this fire incident she said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that fire gutted the Correspondents Chapel in the early hours of Monday which took men of the Gombe State Fire Service over two hours to put it out NAN also reports Lauco the Director General of Press Affairs Gombe Government House Ismaila Uba Misilli and members of his team including the state NUJ council chairman Saidu Malala were among those who visited the Correspondents Chapel Others are Nigeria Association of Women Journalists NAWOJ chairperson in the state Talatu Lamon among other dignitaries NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gov. Yahaya sympathises with NUJ as fire razes Gombe Correspondents’ office
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    Gov. Yahaya sympathises with NUJ as fire razes Gombe Correspondents’ office

    Gov. Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State on Monday sympathised with journalists in the state over a fire incident that razed the office of Gombe Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

    The Secretary to the Gombe State Government, Prof. Ibrahim Njodi, representing Yahaya, visited the office to assess the level of damage.

    He stated that the government was concerned about the wellbeing, security and safety of journalists in the state, hence the visit to commiserate and identify with them over the fire incident.

    The governor directed the executive of the NUJ to liaise with the Commissioner for Information and Culture, Mr Meshack Lauco, to see what could be done to assist the chapel.

    “The correspondents’ chapel members are our partners; we have no choice than to keep them comfortable.

    “Please take heart.

    For us as a government, we will do whatever we can to support you,” he said.

    While appreciating the state government, Hajara Leman, the chairman of the Correspondents’ Chapel, expressed gratitude to the state government for its concern and offer for assistance.

    “We are grateful for your presence here to commiserate with us,” the chairman said.

    Leman, while briefing the governor earlier, had said the office had been previously burgled three times.

    “Working tools, including office equipment like air conditioners, ceiling fans, stabilisers, two flat screen televisions, bus tyres and other valuables were stolen before this fire incident,” she said.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that fire gutted the Correspondents’ Chapel in the early hours of Monday, which took men of the Gombe State Fire Service over two hours to put it out.

    NAN also reports Lauco, the Director-General of Press Affairs, Gombe Government House, Ismaila Uba-Misilli and members of his team, including the state NUJ council chairman, Saidu Malala, were among those who visited the Correspondents’ Chapel.

    Others are Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) chairperson in the state, Talatu Lamon, among other dignitaries.


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  •   Accreditation Gombe Govt reopens 7 private colleges ofThe Gombe State Government says it has cleared seven out of the 17 closed private colleges of health and technology in the state after complying with stipulated medical standards by the regulatory bodies Mr Zubairu Umar Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice who is the Chairman of the committee set up to review and revalidate such health institutions stated this at a briefing in Gombe on Monday Umar who addressed newsmen shortly after the State Executive Council SEC meeting presided over by Gov Inuwa Yahaya said the decision to reopen the health tertiary institutions was reached at SEC He stated that the remaining 10 institutions would remain closed until the conditions for accreditation were met to ensure that only professionals were produced by the institutions He stated that the action taken by the state government to close the institutions was in the best interest of citizens of the state This government is very much concerned about the welfare and health of its citizens and that s why we took the necessary action to protect our citizenry Umar said the committee went round the 17 institutions to assess their files number of students as well as verify their facilities to ensure they were up to standard According to him the committee having assessed the status of the institutions was satisfied with the accreditation and status of seven out of the 17 sealed in March These seven institutions are Fountain College of Health Science and Technology Tumfure Conformance College of Health Science and Technology Billiri Garkuwa College of Health Science and Technology Gombe Others are Lamido School of Hygiene Liji Ummah College of Health Science and Technology Dukku International College of Health Science and Technology and Haruna Rashid College of Health Science and Technology Dukku The commissioner said the council based on the report of the committee had accepted and ordered the immediate reopening of the schools to continue their operations He however cautioned the schools to continue operations based on the courses the committee had certified to have met the requirements and not to go beyond the certified courses He added that the other 10 schools would remain closed while students of those institutions were advised to relocate to schools with licences Explaining further the state s Commissioner for Health Habu Dahiru said the parameters used by government in assessing the institutions included accreditation with regulatory bodies provision of standard structures like classrooms laboratories and demonstration rooms Dahiru listed others to include the provision of clinics library and e learning facilities as well as the environment regarding the security of students and staff He assured that the closed schools would be considered as soon as improvements on their status were made to fulfil the necessary requirements They will also get permission to operate but for now they fall short of the requirements Gombe State Government had in March shut down all private colleges of health in the state over lack of accreditation and registration The action according to the government is aimed at checkmating quackery among the health workers in the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Accreditation: Gombe Govt reopens 7 private colleges of health
      Accreditation Gombe Govt reopens 7 private colleges ofThe Gombe State Government says it has cleared seven out of the 17 closed private colleges of health and technology in the state after complying with stipulated medical standards by the regulatory bodies Mr Zubairu Umar Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice who is the Chairman of the committee set up to review and revalidate such health institutions stated this at a briefing in Gombe on Monday Umar who addressed newsmen shortly after the State Executive Council SEC meeting presided over by Gov Inuwa Yahaya said the decision to reopen the health tertiary institutions was reached at SEC He stated that the remaining 10 institutions would remain closed until the conditions for accreditation were met to ensure that only professionals were produced by the institutions He stated that the action taken by the state government to close the institutions was in the best interest of citizens of the state This government is very much concerned about the welfare and health of its citizens and that s why we took the necessary action to protect our citizenry Umar said the committee went round the 17 institutions to assess their files number of students as well as verify their facilities to ensure they were up to standard According to him the committee having assessed the status of the institutions was satisfied with the accreditation and status of seven out of the 17 sealed in March These seven institutions are Fountain College of Health Science and Technology Tumfure Conformance College of Health Science and Technology Billiri Garkuwa College of Health Science and Technology Gombe Others are Lamido School of Hygiene Liji Ummah College of Health Science and Technology Dukku International College of Health Science and Technology and Haruna Rashid College of Health Science and Technology Dukku The commissioner said the council based on the report of the committee had accepted and ordered the immediate reopening of the schools to continue their operations He however cautioned the schools to continue operations based on the courses the committee had certified to have met the requirements and not to go beyond the certified courses He added that the other 10 schools would remain closed while students of those institutions were advised to relocate to schools with licences Explaining further the state s Commissioner for Health Habu Dahiru said the parameters used by government in assessing the institutions included accreditation with regulatory bodies provision of standard structures like classrooms laboratories and demonstration rooms Dahiru listed others to include the provision of clinics library and e learning facilities as well as the environment regarding the security of students and staff He assured that the closed schools would be considered as soon as improvements on their status were made to fulfil the necessary requirements They will also get permission to operate but for now they fall short of the requirements Gombe State Government had in March shut down all private colleges of health in the state over lack of accreditation and registration The action according to the government is aimed at checkmating quackery among the health workers in the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Accreditation: Gombe Govt reopens 7 private colleges of health
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    Accreditation: Gombe Govt reopens 7 private colleges of health

    Accreditation: Gombe Govt reopens 7 private colleges ofThe Gombe State Government says it has cleared seven out of the 17 closed private colleges of health and technology in the state after complying with stipulated medical standards by the regulatory bodies.  

    Mr Zubairu Umar, Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice who is the Chairman of the committee set up to review and revalidate such health institutions, stated this at a briefing in Gombe on Monday.  

    Umar, who addressed newsmen shortly after the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting, presided over by Gov Inuwa Yahaya, said the decision to reopen the health tertiary institutions was reached at SEC.  

    He stated that the remaining 10 institutions would remain closed until the conditions for accreditation were met to ensure that only professionals were produced by the institutions.  

    He stated that the action taken by the state government to close the institutions was in the best interest of citizens of the state.  

    “This government is very much concerned about the welfare and health of its citizens and that’s why we took the necessary action to protect our citizenry.

    ’’   Umar said the committee went round the 17 institutions to assess their files, number of students as well as verify their facilities to ensure they were up to standard.  

    According to him, the committee, having assessed the status of the institutions, was satisfied with the accreditation and status of seven out of the 17 sealed in March.  

    “These seven institutions are Fountain College of Health Science and Technology, Tumfure; Conformance College of Health Science and Technology, Billiri; Garkuwa College of Health Science and Technology, Gombe.  

    Others are Lamido School of Hygiene, Liji; Ummah College of Health Science and Technology; Dukku International College of Health Science and Technology and Haruna Rashid College of Health Science and Technology, Dukku.

    ”   The commissioner said the council, based on the report of the committee, had accepted and ordered the immediate reopening of the schools to continue their operations.  

    He, however, cautioned the schools to continue operations based on the courses the committee had certified to have met the requirements and not to go beyond the certified courses.  

    He added that the other 10 schools would remain closed while students of those institutions were advised to relocate to schools with licences.  

    Explaining further, the state’s Commissioner for Health, Habu Dahiru, said the parameters used by government in assessing the institutions included accreditation with regulatory bodies, provision of standard structures like classrooms, laboratories and demonstration rooms.  

    Dahiru listed others to include the provision of clinics, library and e-learning facilities as well as the environment,  regarding the security of students and staff.  

    He assured that the closed schools would be considered as soon as improvements on their status were made to fulfil the necessary requirements.  

    “They will also get permission to operate but for now, they fall short of the requirements.

    ’’ Gombe State Government had in March, shut down all private colleges of health in the state over lack of accreditation and registration.

    The action, according to the government is aimed at checkmating quackery among the health workers in the state.


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  •  No fewer than 616 members of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in Dukku Local Government Area of Gombe State on Saturday defected to the All Progressives Congress APC An ex chieftain of PDP Alhaji Kwairanga Dukku led the new entrants including women and youths leaders from different wards within the local government area into the APC Dukku attributed their decision to good and purpose driven leadership style of Gov Inuwa Yahaya Also speaking Alhaji Bappah Maru a former member of the PDP Elders Forum said the efforts of the present administration in the state in the provision of potable water in the area convinced him to join the APC Umaru said their decision to join the APC was to appreciate the governor s people oriented policies towards improving the well being of the people Welcoming the new members Gov Inuwa Yahaya said the APC led state government had entrenched good governance Represented by the Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development Alhaji Muhammad Magaji Yahaya said the large number of people joining APC showed there was no hope for the opposition parties in the state in 2023 With the calibre of defectors received in Dukku LGA the APC in Gombe had been further fortified and this means that our chances in 2023 are getting brighter the governor added The Vice Chairman of APC in Dukku LGA Alhaji Yahya Kole lauded Yahaya for delivering on his mandate to transform the state He said This is why APC has become a party that everyone wants to join and we will keep receiving new members NewsSourceCredit NAN
    616 PDP members defect to APC in Gombe
     No fewer than 616 members of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in Dukku Local Government Area of Gombe State on Saturday defected to the All Progressives Congress APC An ex chieftain of PDP Alhaji Kwairanga Dukku led the new entrants including women and youths leaders from different wards within the local government area into the APC Dukku attributed their decision to good and purpose driven leadership style of Gov Inuwa Yahaya Also speaking Alhaji Bappah Maru a former member of the PDP Elders Forum said the efforts of the present administration in the state in the provision of potable water in the area convinced him to join the APC Umaru said their decision to join the APC was to appreciate the governor s people oriented policies towards improving the well being of the people Welcoming the new members Gov Inuwa Yahaya said the APC led state government had entrenched good governance Represented by the Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development Alhaji Muhammad Magaji Yahaya said the large number of people joining APC showed there was no hope for the opposition parties in the state in 2023 With the calibre of defectors received in Dukku LGA the APC in Gombe had been further fortified and this means that our chances in 2023 are getting brighter the governor added The Vice Chairman of APC in Dukku LGA Alhaji Yahya Kole lauded Yahaya for delivering on his mandate to transform the state He said This is why APC has become a party that everyone wants to join and we will keep receiving new members NewsSourceCredit NAN
    616 PDP members defect to APC in Gombe
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    616 PDP members defect to APC in Gombe

    No fewer than 616  members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Dukku Local Government Area of Gombe State on Saturday defected to the  All Progressives Congress (APC).

    An ex-chieftain of PDP, Alhaji Kwairanga Dukku, led the new entrants, including women and youths leaders from different wards within the local government area into the APC.

    Dukku attributed their decision to good and purpose-driven leadership style of Gov. Inuwa Yahaya.

    Also speaking, Alhaji Bappah Maru, a former member of the PDP Elders’ Forum said the efforts of the present administration in the state in the provision of potable water in the area convinced him to join the APC.

    Umaru said their decision to join the APC was to appreciate the governor’s  people-oriented policies towards improving the well being of the people.

    Welcoming the new members, Gov. Inuwa Yahaya said the APC-led state government had entrenched good governance.

    Represented by the Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, Alhaji Muhammad Magaji, Yahaya said the large number of people joining APC showed there was no hope for the opposition parties in the state in 2023. ”With the calibre of defectors received in Dukku LGA, the APC in Gombe had been further fortified and this means that our chances in 2023 are getting brighter,” the governor added.

    The Vice Chairman of APC in Dukku LGA, Alhaji Yahya Kole, lauded Yahaya for delivering on his mandate to transform the state.

    He said: ”This is why APC has become a party that everyone wants to join and we will keep receiving new members.


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  •  Gov Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State said the state s first peace and security summit was convened to examine ways of combating emerging security threats to pave way for good governance Yahaya said this while closing the three day summit on Thursday in Gombe which had the theme Mitigating Contemporary Security Challenges for Sustainable Socio Economic Development He said the summit was to generate ideas from stakeholders to sustain the prevailing peace in the state Yahaya said the government had taken proactive measures since 2020 to mitigate security threats and ensure that the state remained peaceful The governor however said the prevailing security threats in some states of the Northeast zone has made it imperative for Gombe state to strengthen measures to ward off any security challenges He said that with 24 cases of kidnapping recorded in 2020 and 49 in 2021 the state must act to combat such threats Yahaya added that the recurring security challenges in the country also made it necessary for the state to enhance its security preparedness and plans He said Nigeria had lived with insurgency and banditry for about 12 years as such Gombe state must work hard to avoid it and protect its people for peace and progress to thrive Yahaya assured that the government would do its best to implement all recommendations from the summit in the interest of peace and security in the state He urged all stakeholders to continue to support the efforts of government and security agencies to enhance peaceful co existence He called on the youths to be law abiding as the 2023 general election approaches The governor said that the youths have a responsibility to know that law peace and order were needed ingredients for politics and good governance On his part retired AIG Zubairu Mu azu co convener of the summit while reading the 22 point communiqu commended the governor for supporting the summit Mu azu said that apart from the police and other law enforcement agencies the people also have a huge responsibility in preventing and controlling crime He added that meaningful partnerships built on trust and confidence between law enforcement agencies and communities would help to prevent and control crimes and ensure effective security management Mu azu said that one of the recommendations from the summit was for the government to organise town hall meetings to discuss issues of illicit drug flow and thuggery in the state According to him the meeting also recommended ways of averting violence before during and after the 2023 general elections He said that the stakeholders advised the government to confer on religious leaders advisory role on security to help mitigate threats and foster religious tolerance NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gombe convenes security summit to combat emerging threats
     Gov Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State said the state s first peace and security summit was convened to examine ways of combating emerging security threats to pave way for good governance Yahaya said this while closing the three day summit on Thursday in Gombe which had the theme Mitigating Contemporary Security Challenges for Sustainable Socio Economic Development He said the summit was to generate ideas from stakeholders to sustain the prevailing peace in the state Yahaya said the government had taken proactive measures since 2020 to mitigate security threats and ensure that the state remained peaceful The governor however said the prevailing security threats in some states of the Northeast zone has made it imperative for Gombe state to strengthen measures to ward off any security challenges He said that with 24 cases of kidnapping recorded in 2020 and 49 in 2021 the state must act to combat such threats Yahaya added that the recurring security challenges in the country also made it necessary for the state to enhance its security preparedness and plans He said Nigeria had lived with insurgency and banditry for about 12 years as such Gombe state must work hard to avoid it and protect its people for peace and progress to thrive Yahaya assured that the government would do its best to implement all recommendations from the summit in the interest of peace and security in the state He urged all stakeholders to continue to support the efforts of government and security agencies to enhance peaceful co existence He called on the youths to be law abiding as the 2023 general election approaches The governor said that the youths have a responsibility to know that law peace and order were needed ingredients for politics and good governance On his part retired AIG Zubairu Mu azu co convener of the summit while reading the 22 point communiqu commended the governor for supporting the summit Mu azu said that apart from the police and other law enforcement agencies the people also have a huge responsibility in preventing and controlling crime He added that meaningful partnerships built on trust and confidence between law enforcement agencies and communities would help to prevent and control crimes and ensure effective security management Mu azu said that one of the recommendations from the summit was for the government to organise town hall meetings to discuss issues of illicit drug flow and thuggery in the state According to him the meeting also recommended ways of averting violence before during and after the 2023 general elections He said that the stakeholders advised the government to confer on religious leaders advisory role on security to help mitigate threats and foster religious tolerance NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gombe convenes security summit to combat emerging threats
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    Gombe convenes security summit to combat emerging threats

    Gov. Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State said the state’s first peace and security summit was convened to examine ways of combating emerging security threats, to pave way for good governance.

    Yahaya said this while closing the three-day summit on Thursday in Gombe, which had the theme, “Mitigating Contemporary Security Challenges for Sustainable Socio-Economic Development.

    ” He said the summit was to generate ideas from stakeholders to sustain the prevailing peace in the state Yahaya said the government had taken proactive measures since 2020 to mitigate security threats and ensure that the state remained peaceful.

    The governor, however, said the prevailing security threats in some states of the Northeast zone, has made it imperative for Gombe state to strengthen measures to ward off any security challenges.

    He said that with 24 cases of kidnapping recorded in 2020 and 49 in 2021, the state must act to combat such threats.

    Yahaya added that the recurring security challenges in the  country also made it necessary for the state to enhance its security preparedness and plans.

    He said Nigeria had lived with insurgency and banditry for about 12 years, as such Gombe state must work hard to avoid it and protect its people, for peace and progress to thrive.

    Yahaya assured that the government would do its best to implement all recommendations from the summit in the interest of peace and security in the state.

    He urged all stakeholders to continue to support the efforts of government and security agencies, to enhance peaceful co-existence.

    He called on the youths to be law abiding as the 2023 general election approaches.

    The governor said that the youths have a responsibility to know that law, peace and order were needed ingredients for politics and good governance.

    On his part, retired AIG Zubairu Mu’azu, co-convener of the summit, while reading the 22-point communiqué, commended the governor for supporting the summit.

    Mu’azu said that apart from the police and other law enforcement agencies, the people also have a huge responsibility in preventing and controlling crime.

    He added that meaningful partnerships built on trust and confidence between law enforcement agencies and communities would help to prevent and control crimes and ensure effective security management.

    Mu’azu said that one of the recommendations from the summit was for the government to organise town hall meetings to discuss issues of illicit drug flow and thuggery in the state.

    According to him, the meeting also recommended ways of averting violence before, during and after the 2023 general elections.

    He said that the stakeholders advised the government to confer on religious leaders, advisory role on security, to help mitigate threats and foster religious tolerance.


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  •   Gombe govt approves N4 7bn for completion of road projects Gombe govt approves N4 7bn for completion of road projects Contracts By Hajara Leman Gombe Aug 10 202 Gombe State Executivr Council has approved the completion of two road projects in the state at the cost of N4 7 billion Alhaji Abubakar Bappa the state Commissioner for Works told newsmen in Gombe on Wednesday shortly after the executive council meeting Bappa said N2 1 billion was approved for the completion of the 19 kilometer Ture Dogon Ruwa Gelengu road started nine years ago by the previous administration He added that N2 6 billion was approved for the extension work on Bakassi Balansani road to Garin kuka which is about 10 9 kilometers The commissioner said that both contracts would be executed by Datum Construction Company Bappa said that the state executive council had also approved N557 million for the completion of the abandoned Dukku Dokro Jamari road awarded to Builders Construction Company He added that the state governor Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya had directed the works ministry to inspect and assess roads recently washed away by flood Meanwhile the Executive Council has approved the state Medium Term Expenditure Framework 2023 2025 The state Commissioner for Finance Alhaji Muhammad Magaji said the document would be sent to the state House of Assembly for approval In his brief the Commissioner for Education Mr Dauda Batari said that the state had received two national awards in recognition of the government efforts to reposition the education sector He said that the state emerged the best in the implementation of Basic Education Service Delivery For All BESDA and having comprehensive data on out of school children Batari said that the data has been incorporated into the National Education Information Management System NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gombe govt. approves N4.7bn for completion of road projects
      Gombe govt approves N4 7bn for completion of road projects Gombe govt approves N4 7bn for completion of road projects Contracts By Hajara Leman Gombe Aug 10 202 Gombe State Executivr Council has approved the completion of two road projects in the state at the cost of N4 7 billion Alhaji Abubakar Bappa the state Commissioner for Works told newsmen in Gombe on Wednesday shortly after the executive council meeting Bappa said N2 1 billion was approved for the completion of the 19 kilometer Ture Dogon Ruwa Gelengu road started nine years ago by the previous administration He added that N2 6 billion was approved for the extension work on Bakassi Balansani road to Garin kuka which is about 10 9 kilometers The commissioner said that both contracts would be executed by Datum Construction Company Bappa said that the state executive council had also approved N557 million for the completion of the abandoned Dukku Dokro Jamari road awarded to Builders Construction Company He added that the state governor Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya had directed the works ministry to inspect and assess roads recently washed away by flood Meanwhile the Executive Council has approved the state Medium Term Expenditure Framework 2023 2025 The state Commissioner for Finance Alhaji Muhammad Magaji said the document would be sent to the state House of Assembly for approval In his brief the Commissioner for Education Mr Dauda Batari said that the state had received two national awards in recognition of the government efforts to reposition the education sector He said that the state emerged the best in the implementation of Basic Education Service Delivery For All BESDA and having comprehensive data on out of school children Batari said that the data has been incorporated into the National Education Information Management System NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gombe govt. approves N4.7bn for completion of road projects
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    Gombe govt. approves N4.7bn for completion of road projects

    Gombe govt.

    approves N4.7bn for completion of road projects Gombe govt.

    approves N4.7bn for completion of road projects Contracts By Hajara Leman Gombe, Aug. 10, 202 Gombe State Executivr Council has approved the completion of two road projects in the state at the cost of N4.7 billion Alhaji Abubakar Bappa, the state Commissioner for Works told newsmen in Gombe on Wednesday shortly after the executive council meeting.

    Bappa said N2.1 billion was approved for the completion of the 19 kilometer Ture-Dogon Ruwa-Gelengu road started nine years ago by the previous administration.

    He added that N2.6 billion was approved for the extension work on Bakassi-Balansani road to Garin kuka, which is about 10.9 kilometers.

    The commissioner said that both contracts would be executed by Datum Construction Company.

    Bappa said that the state executive council had also approved N557 million for the completion of the abandoned Dukku-Dokro-Jamari road, awarded to Builders Construction Company.

    He added that the state governor,  Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya, had directed the works ministry to inspect and assess roads recently washed away by flood.

    Meanwhile, the Executive Council has approved the state Medium Term Expenditure Framework 2023-2025. The state Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Muhammad Magaji, said the document would be sent to the state House of Assembly for approval.

    In his brief, the Commissioner for Education, Mr Dauda Batari, said that the state had received two national awards in recognition of the government efforts to reposition the education sector.

    He said that the state emerged the best in the implementation of Basic Education Service Delivery For All (BESDA) and having comprehensive data on out-of-school children.

    Batari said that the data has been incorporated into the National Education Information Management System.


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  •  The Gombe State Government on Wednesday warned stakeholders in the agriculture sector against diverting the state government s subsidised fertilisers meant for farmers in the state Alhaji Alhassan Fawu the Chairman Committee for the sales and distribution of fertiliser in Gombe State for 2022 Wet Season farming gave the warning while inaugurating sales and distribution of the commodity in Gombe Fawu stated that anyone caught diverting the commodity would be treated as a saboteur to efforts of the state government at boosting food security He stated that the country was in dire need of food hence the intervention by Gov Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state to subsidise fertilisers for farmers to cultivate their crops He reiterated that the state government s approved price for NPK 15 15 15 plus S remained N19 000 as announced by Gov Yahaya hence any price above that would not be tolerated The state government had sourced for fertilisers at a time the commodity was scarce and its prices were high just to support farmers We commend Gov Yahaya and we will ensure that we keep his directives of ensuring that grassroots farmers were sold the commodity to assist them cultivate more crops he said The committee chairman said his committee had commenced sales and distribution of over 7 200 bags of 50kg which he said would be taken to all the 114 wards in the state Also speaking at the event Alhaji Aliyu Usman the Gombe Local Government chairman said a team had been set up comprising security agencies and other stakeholders to monitor the sales and distribution Anyone caught will be used as an example and we will be tough because the governor s directive to ensure justice in the sales and distribution of the commodity and to avoid diversion must be adhered to Usman said the state government had shown commitment to the plights of farmers in the state hence any attempt to frustrate that process in Gombe Local Council and other councils would not be resisted He commended the governor for efforts geared toward ensuring availability and affordability of the commodity to boost food security and improve farmers income One of the beneficiaries Haruna Suleiman commended the state government for the subsidy noting that the price of the commodity had become a challenge to farmers in the state This quality of fertiliser being sold to us is almost N30 000 in the market but here we are getting it for N19 000 saving over N10 000 This is really good for farmers who may not have enough money to farm he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gombe govt warns against diversion of subsidised fertilisers
     The Gombe State Government on Wednesday warned stakeholders in the agriculture sector against diverting the state government s subsidised fertilisers meant for farmers in the state Alhaji Alhassan Fawu the Chairman Committee for the sales and distribution of fertiliser in Gombe State for 2022 Wet Season farming gave the warning while inaugurating sales and distribution of the commodity in Gombe Fawu stated that anyone caught diverting the commodity would be treated as a saboteur to efforts of the state government at boosting food security He stated that the country was in dire need of food hence the intervention by Gov Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state to subsidise fertilisers for farmers to cultivate their crops He reiterated that the state government s approved price for NPK 15 15 15 plus S remained N19 000 as announced by Gov Yahaya hence any price above that would not be tolerated The state government had sourced for fertilisers at a time the commodity was scarce and its prices were high just to support farmers We commend Gov Yahaya and we will ensure that we keep his directives of ensuring that grassroots farmers were sold the commodity to assist them cultivate more crops he said The committee chairman said his committee had commenced sales and distribution of over 7 200 bags of 50kg which he said would be taken to all the 114 wards in the state Also speaking at the event Alhaji Aliyu Usman the Gombe Local Government chairman said a team had been set up comprising security agencies and other stakeholders to monitor the sales and distribution Anyone caught will be used as an example and we will be tough because the governor s directive to ensure justice in the sales and distribution of the commodity and to avoid diversion must be adhered to Usman said the state government had shown commitment to the plights of farmers in the state hence any attempt to frustrate that process in Gombe Local Council and other councils would not be resisted He commended the governor for efforts geared toward ensuring availability and affordability of the commodity to boost food security and improve farmers income One of the beneficiaries Haruna Suleiman commended the state government for the subsidy noting that the price of the commodity had become a challenge to farmers in the state This quality of fertiliser being sold to us is almost N30 000 in the market but here we are getting it for N19 000 saving over N10 000 This is really good for farmers who may not have enough money to farm he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gombe govt warns against diversion of subsidised fertilisers
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    Gombe govt warns against diversion of subsidised fertilisers

    The Gombe State Government on Wednesday warned stakeholders in the agriculture sector against diverting the state government’s subsidised fertilisers meant for farmers in the state.

    Alhaji Alhassan Fawu, the Chairman Committee for the sales and distribution of fertiliser in Gombe State for 2022 Wet Season farming,  gave the warning while inaugurating sales and distribution of the commodity in Gombe.

    Fawu stated that anyone caught diverting the commodity would be treated as a saboteur to efforts of the state government at boosting food security.

    He stated that the country was in dire need of food, hence the intervention by Gov. Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state to subsidise fertilisers for farmers to cultivate their crops.

    He reiterated that the state government’s approved price for NPK 15-15-15 plus S remained N19, 000 as announced by Gov. Yahaya, hence any price above that would not be tolerated.

    “The state government had sourced for fertilisers at a time the commodity was scarce and its prices were high just to support farmers.

    “We commend Gov. Yahaya and we will ensure that we keep his directives of ensuring that grassroots farmers were sold the commodity to assist them cultivate more crops,” he said.

    The committee chairman said his committee had commenced sales and distribution of over 7,200 bags of 50kg which he said would be taken to all the 114 wards in the state.

    Also speaking at the event, Alhaji Aliyu Usman, the Gombe Local Government chairman, said a team had been set up comprising security agencies and other stakeholders to monitor the sales and distribution “Anyone caught will be used as an example and we will be tough because the governor’s directive to ensure justice in the sales and distribution of the commodity and to avoid diversion must be adhered to.

    ” Usman said the state government had shown commitment to the plights of farmers in the state, hence any attempt to frustrate that process in Gombe Local Council and other councils would not be resisted.

    He commended the governor for efforts geared toward ensuring availability and affordability of the commodity to boost food security and improve farmers’ income.

    One of the beneficiaries, Haruna Suleiman, commended the state government for the subsidy, noting that the price of the commodity had become a challenge to farmers in the state.

    “This quality of fertiliser being sold to us is almost N30, 000 in the market but here we are getting it for N19, 000 saving over N10, 000. “This is really good for farmers who may not have enough money to farm,” he said.


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  •  The PDP in Gombe State have prayed a Federal High Court in Abuja to disqualify Gov Inuwa Yahaya and his Deputy Jatau Daniel from contesting in the 2023 Governorship Election for alleged submission of forged certificates The party and its Governorship Candidate Muhammad Barde sought the disqualification in a Suit No 13012022 between PDP amp two others against the INEC amp others In an Originating Summons filed by two Senior Advocates of Nigeria Chief Arthur Okafor and J J Usman on behalf of the plaintiffs the party relied on on series of Supreme Court decisions The PDP said that Yahaya and Jatau having deposed to FORMS EC 9 the said forms constituted Certificates and making false statement in them amounted to submitting forged certificates This according to the party is a disqualifying ground under Sections 177 d and 182 1 j of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as Amended In the court processes the plaintiffs alleged that Jatau bears multiple names in his certificates to wit Certificate of primary Education Manassah Jatau West African examination Council School Certificate Daniel Manassah J University of Maiduguri Certificate Manassah Daniel Jatau and National Youth Service Corp Certificate Daniel Manassah without a deed poll and any valid change of name attached to his Form EC 9 submitted to INEC The plaintiffs alleged that in 2022 Yahaya submitted FORM EC 9 Affidavit of Personal particulars of Person seeking election into the office of governor of Gombe state The plaintiffs alleged that Yahaya stated in the form that he worked in the Bauchi state Investment Company Ltd in 1984 A Y U amp Co Ltd between 1985 2003 as against what he deposed to in 2018 as working in Bauchi Investment Company Ltd in 1985 A Y U amp Co Ltd between 1980 1990 That Yahaya in 2018 while presenting his personal particulars to INEC to participate in the Gombe state governorship election stated in his INEC FORM CF001 that he worked with A Y U amp Co Ltd from 1980 to 1990 That however in 2022 the same Inuwa stated in his INEC FORM EC 9 that he worked with A Y U amp Co Ltd from 1985 2003 The governor by his INEC FORM CF001 has stated under oath that in 1980 1990 he worked with A Y U amp Co Ltd However in 2022 the same Inuwa stated again on oath via his INEC FORM EC 9 that he worked with the same A Y U amp Co Ltd from 1985 2003 According to the plaintiffs Yahaya s deputy attached his Certificate of National Youth Service Corps dated the July 31 1980 which stated thus This is to certify that Daniel Manassah 796201 has satisfactorily completed one year of the national Service from Aug 1 1979 to July 31 1979 in accordance with section 11 of the national Youth Service Corps decree No 24 of 1973 The plaintiffs further contended that the deputy governor who claimed to be working with the Nigeria Army from the period of August 1979 till July 1980 submitted an NYSC discharge certificate with contrary information The plaintiffs alleged that the NYSC discharge certificate stated on its face that Jatau commenced his National Youth service in August 1979 and completed same in July 1979 The plaintiffs also contended that from the paragraph D of the Jatau s INEC Form EC 9 he claimed that he worked for the Nigeria Army from July 1979 till August 1980 and his reason for leaving the Nigeria Army in July 1980 was for the National Youth Service The plaintiffs contended further that in Jatau s INEC FORM EC 9 he commenced his NYSC after he left the Nigeria Army in July 1980 but submitted an NYSC Certificate that stated he commenced his National Youth Service in August 1979 and ended in July 1979 The PDP argued that FORM EC 9 being an affidavit on oath both Yahaya and his deputy haven made false statement therein had committed forgery and therefore not qualified to contest the state election No date has been fixed for hearing in the suit NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023 Governorship poll: PDP urges court to disqualify Inuwa Yahaya, Deputy
     The PDP in Gombe State have prayed a Federal High Court in Abuja to disqualify Gov Inuwa Yahaya and his Deputy Jatau Daniel from contesting in the 2023 Governorship Election for alleged submission of forged certificates The party and its Governorship Candidate Muhammad Barde sought the disqualification in a Suit No 13012022 between PDP amp two others against the INEC amp others In an Originating Summons filed by two Senior Advocates of Nigeria Chief Arthur Okafor and J J Usman on behalf of the plaintiffs the party relied on on series of Supreme Court decisions The PDP said that Yahaya and Jatau having deposed to FORMS EC 9 the said forms constituted Certificates and making false statement in them amounted to submitting forged certificates This according to the party is a disqualifying ground under Sections 177 d and 182 1 j of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as Amended In the court processes the plaintiffs alleged that Jatau bears multiple names in his certificates to wit Certificate of primary Education Manassah Jatau West African examination Council School Certificate Daniel Manassah J University of Maiduguri Certificate Manassah Daniel Jatau and National Youth Service Corp Certificate Daniel Manassah without a deed poll and any valid change of name attached to his Form EC 9 submitted to INEC The plaintiffs alleged that in 2022 Yahaya submitted FORM EC 9 Affidavit of Personal particulars of Person seeking election into the office of governor of Gombe state The plaintiffs alleged that Yahaya stated in the form that he worked in the Bauchi state Investment Company Ltd in 1984 A Y U amp Co Ltd between 1985 2003 as against what he deposed to in 2018 as working in Bauchi Investment Company Ltd in 1985 A Y U amp Co Ltd between 1980 1990 That Yahaya in 2018 while presenting his personal particulars to INEC to participate in the Gombe state governorship election stated in his INEC FORM CF001 that he worked with A Y U amp Co Ltd from 1980 to 1990 That however in 2022 the same Inuwa stated in his INEC FORM EC 9 that he worked with A Y U amp Co Ltd from 1985 2003 The governor by his INEC FORM CF001 has stated under oath that in 1980 1990 he worked with A Y U amp Co Ltd However in 2022 the same Inuwa stated again on oath via his INEC FORM EC 9 that he worked with the same A Y U amp Co Ltd from 1985 2003 According to the plaintiffs Yahaya s deputy attached his Certificate of National Youth Service Corps dated the July 31 1980 which stated thus This is to certify that Daniel Manassah 796201 has satisfactorily completed one year of the national Service from Aug 1 1979 to July 31 1979 in accordance with section 11 of the national Youth Service Corps decree No 24 of 1973 The plaintiffs further contended that the deputy governor who claimed to be working with the Nigeria Army from the period of August 1979 till July 1980 submitted an NYSC discharge certificate with contrary information The plaintiffs alleged that the NYSC discharge certificate stated on its face that Jatau commenced his National Youth service in August 1979 and completed same in July 1979 The plaintiffs also contended that from the paragraph D of the Jatau s INEC Form EC 9 he claimed that he worked for the Nigeria Army from July 1979 till August 1980 and his reason for leaving the Nigeria Army in July 1980 was for the National Youth Service The plaintiffs contended further that in Jatau s INEC FORM EC 9 he commenced his NYSC after he left the Nigeria Army in July 1980 but submitted an NYSC Certificate that stated he commenced his National Youth Service in August 1979 and ended in July 1979 The PDP argued that FORM EC 9 being an affidavit on oath both Yahaya and his deputy haven made false statement therein had committed forgery and therefore not qualified to contest the state election No date has been fixed for hearing in the suit NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023 Governorship poll: PDP urges court to disqualify Inuwa Yahaya, Deputy
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    2023 Governorship poll: PDP urges court to disqualify Inuwa Yahaya, Deputy

    The PDP in Gombe State have prayed a Federal High Court in Abuja to disqualify Gov. Inuwa Yahaya and his Deputy, Jatau Daniel from contesting in the 2023 Governorship Election for alleged submission of forged certificates.

    The party and its Governorship Candidate, Muhammad Barde sought the disqualification in a  Suit No: 13012022 between PDP & two others against the INEC & others .

    In an Originating Summons  filed by two Senior Advocates of Nigeria, Chief Arthur Okafor, and J.

    J. Usman, on behalf of the plaintiffs, the party relied on on series of Supreme Court decisions.

    The PDP said that Yahaya and Jatau, having deposed to FORMS EC-9, the said forms constituted Certificates and making false statement in them amounted to submitting forged certificates.

    This according to the party is a disqualifying ground under Sections 177(d) and 182(1)(j) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as Amended).

    In the court processes, the plaintiffs alleged that Jatau bears multiple names in his certificates to wit :Certificate of primary Education (Manassah Jatau) “West African examination Council School Certificate (Daniel Manassah J); University of Maiduguri Certificate (Manassah Daniel Jatau) and National Youth Service Corp Certificate (Daniel Manassah), without a deed poll and any valid change of name attached to his Form EC-9 submitted to INEC.

    ” The plaintiffs alleged that in 2022,  Yahaya submitted FORM EC-9 (Affidavit of Personal particulars of Person seeking election into the office of governor of Gombe state).

    The plaintiffs alleged that Yahaya stated in the form that he worked in the Bauchi state Investment Company Ltd. in 1984, A.

    Y.U & Co. Ltd. between 1985-2003 as against what he deposed to in 2018 as working in Bauchi Investment Company Ltd. in 1985, A.

    Y.U & Co. Ltd between 1980-1990. “That Yahaya in 2018 while presenting his personal particulars to INEC to participate in the Gombe state governorship election,  stated in his INEC FORM CF001 that he worked with A.

    Y.U & Co. Ltd. from 1980 to 1990. That, however, in 2022, the same Inuwa stated in his INEC FORM EC-9 that he worked with A.

    Y.U. & Co Ltd from 1985 – 2003. “The governor by his INEC FORM CF001 has stated under oath that in 1980 -1990, he worked with A.

    Y.U. & Co Ltd. “However, in 2022, the same Inuwa stated again on oath via his INEC FORM EC-9 that he worked with the same A.

    Y.U. & Co. Ltd from 1985 – 2003.” According to the plaintiffs, Yahaya’s deputy attached his Certificate of National Youth Service Corps dated the July 31, 1980 which stated thus: “This is to certify that Daniel Manassah 796201 has satisfactorily completed one year of the national Service from Aug. 1, 1979 to July 31, 1979 in accordance with section 11 of the national Youth Service Corps decree No. 24 of 1973” The plaintiffs further contended that, the deputy governor who claimed to be working with the Nigeria Army from the period of August 1979 till July 1980 submitted an NYSC discharge certificate with contrary information.

    The plaintiffs alleged that the NYSC discharge certificate stated on its face that Jatau commenced his National Youth service in August 1979 and completed same in July 1979. The plaintiffs also contended that from the paragraph D of the Jatau’s INEC Form EC-9, he claimed that he worked for the Nigeria Army from July 1979 till August 1980 and his reason for leaving the Nigeria Army in July 1980 was for the National Youth Service.

    The plaintiffs contended further that in Jatau’s INEC FORM EC-9, he commenced his NYSC after he left the Nigeria Army in July 1980 but submitted an NYSC Certificate that stated he commenced his National Youth Service in August 1979 and ended in July 1979. The PDP argued that FORM EC-9 being an affidavit on oath, both Yahaya and his deputy,  haven  made false statement therein, had  committed forgery and therefore not qualified to contest the state election.

    No date has been fixed for hearing  in the suit.


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