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  •  The Gombe State Government through the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation STI has begun the training of 100 youth and women in suplementary food processing The Commissioner for STI Dr Aisha Maigari stated this at the inauguration of the exercise on Thursday in Gombe She said the training exercise was part of comprehensive effort designed to reduce the burden of malnutrition in the state She said the ministry had trained 300 women on how to process local variety crops to produce balanced diet and complementary food for children in the past two years According to her Gov Inuwa Yahaya in 2021 approved the production of 120 000 sachets of 100 grammes complementary food for free distribution to deserving families across the state Maigari said that over 2 000 children benefitted from the exercise meant to improve their nutritional status The Commissioner noted that the complementary food produced in the state had been registered by the National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control NAFDAC adding that the product had been suitable in tackling acute malnutrition The ministry she said was also sensitising women and other stakeholders on how to utilise local food items to improve nutrition of their children According to Maigari the state government is working in collabiration with development partners to encourage production of complementary food in commercial quantity In her remarks Wife of the Governor Asma u Yahaya said the state government accorded pririoty towards improving healthcare services and wellbeing of children Represented by the Commissioner for Women Affairs Mrs Naomi Awak Yahaya said the production of complementary food was key to addressing malnutrition Also speaking Chairman Gombe State Advocacy Working Group on Nutrition Malam Alhassan Yahya lauded the gesture adding that it would address malnutrition in the state Yahya noted that malnutrition denied many children the ability to enjoy a healthy living hence the need strengthen effort at addressing the menace This is to ensure that our children grow well with the right intelligence quotient to contribute to the development of the state he said He said it was imperative to devise alternative means to fight malnutrition by ensuring adequate provision of nutrients to children whose parents could not afford exorbitant prices of Ready to use Therapeutic Food RUF For her part Mrs Deborah Obise Senior Intervention Lead Food Processing and Value Addition Mercy Corps Nigeria MCN urged the state government to encourage mass production of complementary food to boost its revenue base She reitrated commitment of the organisation to support government towards improving protection and wellbeing of children in the country www RSA NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nutrition: Gombe govt trains 100 women in suplementary food processing
     The Gombe State Government through the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation STI has begun the training of 100 youth and women in suplementary food processing The Commissioner for STI Dr Aisha Maigari stated this at the inauguration of the exercise on Thursday in Gombe She said the training exercise was part of comprehensive effort designed to reduce the burden of malnutrition in the state She said the ministry had trained 300 women on how to process local variety crops to produce balanced diet and complementary food for children in the past two years According to her Gov Inuwa Yahaya in 2021 approved the production of 120 000 sachets of 100 grammes complementary food for free distribution to deserving families across the state Maigari said that over 2 000 children benefitted from the exercise meant to improve their nutritional status The Commissioner noted that the complementary food produced in the state had been registered by the National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control NAFDAC adding that the product had been suitable in tackling acute malnutrition The ministry she said was also sensitising women and other stakeholders on how to utilise local food items to improve nutrition of their children According to Maigari the state government is working in collabiration with development partners to encourage production of complementary food in commercial quantity In her remarks Wife of the Governor Asma u Yahaya said the state government accorded pririoty towards improving healthcare services and wellbeing of children Represented by the Commissioner for Women Affairs Mrs Naomi Awak Yahaya said the production of complementary food was key to addressing malnutrition Also speaking Chairman Gombe State Advocacy Working Group on Nutrition Malam Alhassan Yahya lauded the gesture adding that it would address malnutrition in the state Yahya noted that malnutrition denied many children the ability to enjoy a healthy living hence the need strengthen effort at addressing the menace This is to ensure that our children grow well with the right intelligence quotient to contribute to the development of the state he said He said it was imperative to devise alternative means to fight malnutrition by ensuring adequate provision of nutrients to children whose parents could not afford exorbitant prices of Ready to use Therapeutic Food RUF For her part Mrs Deborah Obise Senior Intervention Lead Food Processing and Value Addition Mercy Corps Nigeria MCN urged the state government to encourage mass production of complementary food to boost its revenue base She reitrated commitment of the organisation to support government towards improving protection and wellbeing of children in the country www RSA NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nutrition: Gombe govt trains 100 women in suplementary food processing
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    Nutrition: Gombe govt trains 100 women in suplementary food processing

    The Gombe State Government through the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) has begun the training of 100 youth and women in suplementary food processing.

    The Commissioner for STI, Dr Aisha Maigari stated this at the inauguration of the exercise on Thursday in Gombe.

    She said the training exercise was part of comprehensive effort designed to reduce the burden of malnutrition in the state.

    She said the ministry had trained 300 women on how to process local variety crops to produce balanced diet and complementary food for children in the past two years.

    According to her, Gov. Inuwa Yahaya in 2021 approved the production of 120,000 sachets of 100 grammes complementary food for free distribution to deserving families across the state.

    Maigari said that over 2,000 children benefitted from the exercise meant to improve their nutritional status.

    The Commissioner noted that the complementary food produced in the state had been registered by the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), adding that the product had been suitable in tackling acute malnutrition.

    The ministry,  she said, was also sensitising women and other stakeholders on how to utilise local food items to improve nutrition of their children.

    According to Maigari, the state government is working in collabiration with development partners to encourage production of complementary food in commercial quantity.

    In her remarks, Wife of the Governor, Asma’u Yahaya said the state government accorded pririoty towards improving healthcare services and wellbeing of children.

    Represented by the Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs Naomi Awak, Yahaya said the production of complementary food was key to addressing malnutrition.

    Also speaking, Chairman, Gombe State Advocacy Working Group on Nutrition, Malam Alhassan Yahya lauded the gesture, adding that it would address malnutrition in the state.

    Yahya noted that malnutrition denied many children the ability to enjoy a healthy living,  hence the need strengthen effort at addressing the menace.

    “This is to ensure that our children grow well with the right intelligence quotient to contribute to the development of the state,” he said.

    He said it was imperative to devise alternative means to fight malnutrition by ensuring adequate provision of nutrients to children whose parents could not afford exorbitant prices of Ready-to-use Therapeutic Food (RUF).

    For her part, Mrs Deborah Obise, Senior Intervention Lead, Food Processing and Value Addition, Mercy Corps Nigeria (MCN), urged the state government to encourage mass production of complementary food to boost its revenue base.

    She reitrated commitment of the organisation to support government towards improving protection and wellbeing of children in the country.

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  •  The Gombe State Government on Tuesday reiterated its commitment towards improving the lives of women who are living with disabilities The wife of the Gombe State governor Hajiya Asama u Yahaya made this known while distributing empowerment tools to no fewer than 2 000 women who are living with disabilities and the indigent in Gombe The tools include tricycles and sewing machines The aim of the empowerment programme is to support the beneficiaries to be economically self reliant through entrepreneurship and skill acquisition as well as to discourage them from begging on the streets The government is committed towards ensuring even and equitable distribution of dividends of democracy to the people she said Yahaya assured the women that her office will continue to assist them with what it takes to improve their lives economically Also speaking Mrs Naomi Awak Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development commended Yahaya for her passion to help the poor and vulnerable You have not only placed food on their table You also gave them the requisite skills and knowledge on how to make ends meet she explained Also speaking the state APC women leader Hajiya Lumbi Abubakar commended the Governor s wife for the gesture Source Credit NAN
    Gombe State Govt committed to improving plight of persons with disabilities, women
     The Gombe State Government on Tuesday reiterated its commitment towards improving the lives of women who are living with disabilities The wife of the Gombe State governor Hajiya Asama u Yahaya made this known while distributing empowerment tools to no fewer than 2 000 women who are living with disabilities and the indigent in Gombe The tools include tricycles and sewing machines The aim of the empowerment programme is to support the beneficiaries to be economically self reliant through entrepreneurship and skill acquisition as well as to discourage them from begging on the streets The government is committed towards ensuring even and equitable distribution of dividends of democracy to the people she said Yahaya assured the women that her office will continue to assist them with what it takes to improve their lives economically Also speaking Mrs Naomi Awak Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development commended Yahaya for her passion to help the poor and vulnerable You have not only placed food on their table You also gave them the requisite skills and knowledge on how to make ends meet she explained Also speaking the state APC women leader Hajiya Lumbi Abubakar commended the Governor s wife for the gesture Source Credit NAN
    Gombe State Govt committed to improving plight of persons with disabilities, women
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    Gombe State Govt committed to improving plight of persons with disabilities, women

    The Gombe State Government on Tuesday reiterated its commitment towards improving the lives of women who are living with disabilities.The wife of the Gombe State governor, Hajiya Asama’u Yahaya made this known while distributing empowerment tools to no fewer than 2,000 women who are living with disabilities and the indigent in Gombe.The tools include tricycles and sewing machines.”The aim of the empowerment programme is to support the beneficiaries to be economically self reliant through entrepreneurship and skill acquisition  as well as to discourage them from begging on the streets.”The government is committed towards ensuring even and equitable distribution of dividends of democracy to the people,” she said.Yahaya assured the women that her office will continue to assist them with what it takes to improve their lives economically.Also speaking, Mrs Naomi Awak, Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development commended Yahaya for her passion to help the poor and vulnerable.“ You have not only placed food on their table. You also gave them the requisite skills and knowledge on how to make ends meet,” she explained.Also speaking the state APC women leader, Hajiya Lumbi Abubakar commended the Governor’s wife for the gesture.Source Credit: NAN

  •   Mrs Naomi Awak the commissioner of Women Affairs and Social Development has restated state government s commitment to strengthen all partnerships with relevant stakeholders to guarantee the protection of children in the state Awak made this known in Gombe on Thursday while addressing a team from Save the Children SCI s Reaching and Empowering Adolescents to make informed choices for their health in Nigeria REACH Project The REACH team from Zamfara Katsina and Gombe states paid a courtesy visit to the commissioner to solicit state government s support in sustaining the REACH project beyond 2021 when the project is expected to end The commissioner said that the Gov Inuwa Yahaya led administration is committed to the welfare and wellbeing of children in the state adding this is why we have always opened our hands to any partnership in that regard She stated that all partnerships with relevant stakeholders would be strengthened to ensure that children in the state are better protected in line with the mandate of her ministry According to her in the efforts to protect the rights of children the state government is working to domesticate the Child Rights Act CRA in the state saying efforts have reached advance stage She said that the CRA is now with the state House of Assembly adding that all the necessary collaborations by all tiers of government are being done to fast track the domestication of the act On the request to sustain the REACH project the commissioner said the administration of Gov Yahaya has the interest of women and children at heart So I believe it is going to be sustained For his part Mr Akpan Effiong Coordinator Community Engagement and Advocacy SCI said that the REACH project which is being implemented in Dukku and Balanga local government areas of Gombe state had impacted positively on the adolescents Effiong said that the impact of the project through the various success stories being recorded should be sustained for other adolescents across the state to benefit He commended the state government for creating an environment conducive for the implementation of the project in Dukku and Balanga and also for efforts made so far towards the domestication of CRA in Gombe He added that the visit of the REACH teams from Katsina and Zamfara states would be leveraged to share ideas on how well to further improve the quality of the project while strengthening calls for sustainability The REACH Project Manager for Zamfara Mr Murtala Bello said his team was on visit to Gombe state to acquire more knowledge adding that the project is being implemented in Zamfara Katsina and Gombe states Edited By Shittu Obassa Felix Ajide Source NAN
    Gombe Govt. pledges to ensure protection of children – Commissioner
      Mrs Naomi Awak the commissioner of Women Affairs and Social Development has restated state government s commitment to strengthen all partnerships with relevant stakeholders to guarantee the protection of children in the state Awak made this known in Gombe on Thursday while addressing a team from Save the Children SCI s Reaching and Empowering Adolescents to make informed choices for their health in Nigeria REACH Project The REACH team from Zamfara Katsina and Gombe states paid a courtesy visit to the commissioner to solicit state government s support in sustaining the REACH project beyond 2021 when the project is expected to end The commissioner said that the Gov Inuwa Yahaya led administration is committed to the welfare and wellbeing of children in the state adding this is why we have always opened our hands to any partnership in that regard She stated that all partnerships with relevant stakeholders would be strengthened to ensure that children in the state are better protected in line with the mandate of her ministry According to her in the efforts to protect the rights of children the state government is working to domesticate the Child Rights Act CRA in the state saying efforts have reached advance stage She said that the CRA is now with the state House of Assembly adding that all the necessary collaborations by all tiers of government are being done to fast track the domestication of the act On the request to sustain the REACH project the commissioner said the administration of Gov Yahaya has the interest of women and children at heart So I believe it is going to be sustained For his part Mr Akpan Effiong Coordinator Community Engagement and Advocacy SCI said that the REACH project which is being implemented in Dukku and Balanga local government areas of Gombe state had impacted positively on the adolescents Effiong said that the impact of the project through the various success stories being recorded should be sustained for other adolescents across the state to benefit He commended the state government for creating an environment conducive for the implementation of the project in Dukku and Balanga and also for efforts made so far towards the domestication of CRA in Gombe He added that the visit of the REACH teams from Katsina and Zamfara states would be leveraged to share ideas on how well to further improve the quality of the project while strengthening calls for sustainability The REACH Project Manager for Zamfara Mr Murtala Bello said his team was on visit to Gombe state to acquire more knowledge adding that the project is being implemented in Zamfara Katsina and Gombe states Edited By Shittu Obassa Felix Ajide Source NAN
    Gombe Govt. pledges to ensure protection of children – Commissioner
    General news2 years ago

    Gombe Govt. pledges to ensure protection of children – Commissioner

    Mrs Naomi Awak, the commissioner of Women Affairs and Social Development, has restated state government’s commitment to strengthen all partnerships with relevant stakeholders to guarantee the protection of children in the state.

    Awak made this known in Gombe on Thursday while addressing a team from Save the Children (SCI’s) Reaching and Empowering Adolescents to make informed choices for their health in Nigeria (REACH) Project.

    The REACH team from Zamfara, Katsina and Gombe states paid a courtesy visit to the commissioner to solicit state government’s support in sustaining the REACH project beyond 2021 when the project is expected to end.

    The commissioner said that the Gov. Inuwa Yahaya-led administration is committed to the welfare and wellbeing of children in the state,   adding “this is why we have always opened our hands to any partnership in that regard.’’

    She stated that all partnerships with relevant stakeholders would be strengthened to ensure that children in the state are better protected in line with the mandate of her ministry.

    According to her, in the  efforts to protect the rights of children, the state government is working to domesticate the Child Rights Act (CRA) in the state, saying “efforts have reached advance stage.’’

    She said that the CRA is now with the state House of Assembly, adding  that all the necessary collaborations by all tiers of government are being done to fast-track the domestication of the act.

    On the request to sustain the REACH project, the commissioner  said “the administration of Gov. Yahaya has the interest of women and children at heart. So, I believe it is going to be sustained.’’

    For his part, Mr. Akpan Effiong, Coordinator, Community Engagement and Advocacy, SCI said that the REACH project, which is being implemented in Dukku and Balanga local government areas of Gombe state, had impacted positively on the adolescents.

    Effiong said that the impact of the project through the various success stories being recorded should be sustained for other adolescents across the state to benefit.

    He commended the state government for creating an environment conducive for the implementation of the project in Dukku and Balanga and also for efforts made so far towards the domestication of CRA in Gombe.

    He added that the visit of the REACH teams from Katsina and Zamfara states would be leveraged to share ideas on how well to further improve the quality of the project while strengthening calls for sustainability.

    The REACH Project Manager for Zamfara, Mr Murtala Bello, said his team was on visit to Gombe state to acquire more knowledge, adding that the project is being implemented in Zamfara, Katsina and Gombe states.


    Edited By: Shittu Obassa/Felix Ajide
    Source: NAN

  •  Gombe State Police Command on Monday paraded three women and one man for alleged complicity in the abduction and sale of 12 children Briefing newsmen in Gombe the Commissioner of Police in the state Maikudi Shehu said the arrest of the suspects was in collaboration with the Anambra State Police Command The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the three female suspects Hauwa Usman 37 from Gombe Nkechi Odulenye 54 and Faith Okpi 38 both indigenes of Anambra and Bala Shaukali 38 from Taraba the only male suspect have been on the run since 2017 The male suspect Shaukali was alleged to have sold two of his children to one of the female suspects Odulenye Shehu said the 12 children were stolen from different locations across the country He said some of the children were sold in Asaba based on information the police got from the suspects The commissioner said though one of the victims had recognised the father who came to the command headquarters to check for his missing child it was not however certain that all 12 children recovered were from Gombe Speaking to newsmen Shaukali denied selling his children but admitted to giving them out because he wanted them to be properly trained and educated One of the female suspects Usman however admitted that she had been abducting children selling males ones at N300 000 while the females were sold for N250 000 Odunleye one of the suspects who claimed to have a registered orphanage home in Anambra admitted that she was buying the children but was doing so and selling to foster parents who would take good care of them She said she was training them at her orphanage which was registered with Anambra State Ministry of Women Affairs According to the suspect she has already sold seven out of the 12 children she bought at the cost of N750 000 each to foster parents Malam Ibrahim Ardo Secretary of the amalgamation of parents of abducted children in Gombe State since 2019 said the association had reported the disappearance of no fewer than 20 children to the Police to help recover the children Ardo however confirmed seeing one of the suspects Usman at his house on the day his daughter went missing Mr Dauda Batavia Gombe State Commissioner for Internal Security and Ethical Orientation who was at the briefing said the government had played a critical role in rescue of the victims and arrests of suspects by providing logistics Batavia however cautioned members of the public against patronising illegal parks and also advised parents against sending little children on unnecessary errands especially at night The State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development Mrs Naomi Awak on her part called on parents to always be vigilant and know their children s whereabouts Edited By Nyisom Fiyigon Dore Source NAN
    Police in Gombe parade 3 women, 1 man for alleged abduction, sale of children
     Gombe State Police Command on Monday paraded three women and one man for alleged complicity in the abduction and sale of 12 children Briefing newsmen in Gombe the Commissioner of Police in the state Maikudi Shehu said the arrest of the suspects was in collaboration with the Anambra State Police Command The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the three female suspects Hauwa Usman 37 from Gombe Nkechi Odulenye 54 and Faith Okpi 38 both indigenes of Anambra and Bala Shaukali 38 from Taraba the only male suspect have been on the run since 2017 The male suspect Shaukali was alleged to have sold two of his children to one of the female suspects Odulenye Shehu said the 12 children were stolen from different locations across the country He said some of the children were sold in Asaba based on information the police got from the suspects The commissioner said though one of the victims had recognised the father who came to the command headquarters to check for his missing child it was not however certain that all 12 children recovered were from Gombe Speaking to newsmen Shaukali denied selling his children but admitted to giving them out because he wanted them to be properly trained and educated One of the female suspects Usman however admitted that she had been abducting children selling males ones at N300 000 while the females were sold for N250 000 Odunleye one of the suspects who claimed to have a registered orphanage home in Anambra admitted that she was buying the children but was doing so and selling to foster parents who would take good care of them She said she was training them at her orphanage which was registered with Anambra State Ministry of Women Affairs According to the suspect she has already sold seven out of the 12 children she bought at the cost of N750 000 each to foster parents Malam Ibrahim Ardo Secretary of the amalgamation of parents of abducted children in Gombe State since 2019 said the association had reported the disappearance of no fewer than 20 children to the Police to help recover the children Ardo however confirmed seeing one of the suspects Usman at his house on the day his daughter went missing Mr Dauda Batavia Gombe State Commissioner for Internal Security and Ethical Orientation who was at the briefing said the government had played a critical role in rescue of the victims and arrests of suspects by providing logistics Batavia however cautioned members of the public against patronising illegal parks and also advised parents against sending little children on unnecessary errands especially at night The State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development Mrs Naomi Awak on her part called on parents to always be vigilant and know their children s whereabouts Edited By Nyisom Fiyigon Dore Source NAN
    Police in Gombe parade 3 women, 1 man for alleged abduction, sale of children
    Defence/Security2 years ago

    Police in Gombe parade 3 women, 1 man for alleged abduction, sale of children

    Gombe State Police Command, on Monday paraded three women and one man for alleged complicity in the abduction and sale of 12 children.

    Briefing newsmen in Gombe, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Maikudi Shehu, said the arrest of the suspects was in collaboration with the Anambra State Police Command.

    The News Agency of Nigeria , reports that the three female suspects, Hauwa Usman, 37, from Gombe, Nkechi Odulenye, 54, and Faith Okpi, 38, both indigenes of Anambra, and Bala Shaukali, 38, from Taraba, the only male suspect, have been on the run since 2017.

    The male suspect, Shaukali, was alleged to have sold two of his children to one of the female suspects, Odulenye.

    Shehu said the 12 children were stolen from different locations across the country.

    He said some of the children were sold in Asaba, based on information the police got from the suspects.

    The commissioner said though one of the victims had recognised the father, who came to the command headquarters to check for his missing child, it was not however, certain that all 12 children recovered were from Gombe.

    Speaking to newsmen, Shaukali denied selling his children, but admitted to giving them out because he wanted them to be properly trained and educated.

    One of the female suspects, Usman, however, admitted that she had been abducting children, selling males ones at N300,000, while the females were sold for N250,000.

    Odunleye, one of the suspects, who claimed to have a registered orphanage home in Anambra, admitted that she was buying the children, but was doing so and selling to foster parents, who would take good care of them.

    She said she was training them at her orphanage, which was registered with Anambra State Ministry of Women Affairs.

    According to the suspect, she has already sold seven out of the 12 children she bought at the cost of N750,000 each to foster parents.

    Malam Ibrahim Ardo, Secretary of the amalgamation of parents of abducted children in Gombe State since 2019, said the association had reported the disappearance of no fewer than 20 children to the Police to help recover the children.

    Ardo, however, confirmed seeing one of the suspects, Usman, at his house on the day his daughter went missing.

    Mr. Dauda Batavia, Gombe State Commissioner for Internal Security and Ethical Orientation, who was at the briefing, said the government had played a critical role in rescue of the victims and arrests of suspects by providing logistics.

    Batavia, however, cautioned members of the public against patronising illegal parks, and also advised parents against sending little children on unnecessary errands, especially at night.

    The State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Naomi Awak, on her part, called on parents to always be vigilant and know their children’s whereabouts.


    Edited By: Nyisom Fiyigon Dore
    Source: NAN

  •  The Speaker of the Gombe State Children Parliament Umar Farouk has tasked children in the state to adhere to all government and health authorities directives so as to contain the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic Farouk made this appeal while delivering his speech in Gombe on Wednesday during a press conference organised by Save the Children International to commemorate the 2020 World Children s Day He stated that the fight against COVID 19 needed the cooperation of everyone including children to ensure that no one was left behind According to him everyone is vulnerable to Coronavirus hence the need for collective efforts to protect the state and country at large The speaker also called for more supports from government and relevant stakeholders to ensure that the rights of children in the state were protected He added that it was the right of every child to get educated to enable him or her fulfill his or her dreams and contribute to the development of the state and country He further called for more supports for girl child education in the state to ensure that children irrespective of their gender were given the foundation to attain greatness in life Also speaking Gombe Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare Mrs Naomi Awak said the state government was committed to the issues of child education in the state adding children are the hope of the state and nation Earlier the Community Engagement and Advocacy Coordinator of the Save the Children International Mr Akpan Effiong said the girl child needed all the supports to develop her potentials in life Effiong while canvassing more supports for girl child education stressed that educating a girl meant giving value to the society adding educating the girl child will fast track the attainment of sustainable development goals He called on government to make education compulsory and free for the girl child as such would go a long way in helping to address some of the challenges militating against girl child education Edited By Abiemwense Moru NAN
    Gombe childrens’ parliament tasks children on compliance with COVID-19 preventive measures
     The Speaker of the Gombe State Children Parliament Umar Farouk has tasked children in the state to adhere to all government and health authorities directives so as to contain the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic Farouk made this appeal while delivering his speech in Gombe on Wednesday during a press conference organised by Save the Children International to commemorate the 2020 World Children s Day He stated that the fight against COVID 19 needed the cooperation of everyone including children to ensure that no one was left behind According to him everyone is vulnerable to Coronavirus hence the need for collective efforts to protect the state and country at large The speaker also called for more supports from government and relevant stakeholders to ensure that the rights of children in the state were protected He added that it was the right of every child to get educated to enable him or her fulfill his or her dreams and contribute to the development of the state and country He further called for more supports for girl child education in the state to ensure that children irrespective of their gender were given the foundation to attain greatness in life Also speaking Gombe Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare Mrs Naomi Awak said the state government was committed to the issues of child education in the state adding children are the hope of the state and nation Earlier the Community Engagement and Advocacy Coordinator of the Save the Children International Mr Akpan Effiong said the girl child needed all the supports to develop her potentials in life Effiong while canvassing more supports for girl child education stressed that educating a girl meant giving value to the society adding educating the girl child will fast track the attainment of sustainable development goals He called on government to make education compulsory and free for the girl child as such would go a long way in helping to address some of the challenges militating against girl child education Edited By Abiemwense Moru NAN
    Gombe childrens’ parliament tasks children on compliance with COVID-19 preventive measures
    General news2 years ago

    Gombe childrens’ parliament tasks children on compliance with COVID-19 preventive measures

    The Speaker of the Gombe State Children Parliament, Umar Farouk, has tasked children in the state to adhere to all government and health authorities’ directives so as to contain the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.

    Farouk made this appeal while delivering his speech in Gombe on Wednesday during a press conference organised by Save the Children International to commemorate the 2020 World Children’s Day.

    He stated that the fight against COVID-19 needed the cooperation of everyone, including children, to ensure that no one was left behind.

    According to him, everyone is vulnerable to Coronavirus, hence the need for collective efforts to protect the state and country at large.

    The speaker also called for more supports from government and relevant stakeholders to ensure that the rights of children in the state, were protected.

    He added that it was the right of every child to get educated to enable him or her fulfill his or her dreams, and contribute to the development of the state and country.

    He further called for more supports for girl-child education in the state to ensure that children, irrespective of their gender, were given the foundation to attain greatness in life.

    Also speaking, Gombe Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare, Mrs Naomi Awak, said the state government was committed to the issues of child-education in the state, adding “children are the hope of the state and nation.”

    Earlier, the Community Engagement and Advocacy Coordinator of the Save the Children International, Mr Akpan Effiong, said the girl-child needed all the supports to develop her potentials in life.

    Effiong, while canvassing more supports for girl-child education, stressed that educating a girl meant giving value to the society, adding “educating the girl-child will fast-track the attainment of sustainable development goals.”

    He called on government to make education compulsory and free for the girl-child as such would go a long way in helping to address some of the challenges militating against girl-child education.


    Edited By: Abiemwense Moru/ (NAN)

     

  •  Mrs Naomi Awak Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare in Gombe has appealed to husbands to fully sensitise women and children on the dangers of Coronavirus Awak made the plea in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency in Gombe on Thursday She said women were the ones close to the children and it was important for them to be fully educated on the virus for them to guide the children against its possible spread If women understand the dangers of the virus and the professional advice against the spread of the virus they will easily guide the children properly Not only the women children should observe protective measures such as maintaining social distancing and personal hygiene which have been proven to be effective in the control of the dreaded virus Awak said According to her is also good for the children to stay at home to halt possible spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in the state The commissioner said the state government had taken proactive measures against the spread of the virus hence the need for people to comply and continue with prayers Edited By Chioma Ugboma Adeleye Ajayi NAN
    Gombe commissioner urges husbands to sensitise women, children on COVID-19
     Mrs Naomi Awak Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare in Gombe has appealed to husbands to fully sensitise women and children on the dangers of Coronavirus Awak made the plea in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency in Gombe on Thursday She said women were the ones close to the children and it was important for them to be fully educated on the virus for them to guide the children against its possible spread If women understand the dangers of the virus and the professional advice against the spread of the virus they will easily guide the children properly Not only the women children should observe protective measures such as maintaining social distancing and personal hygiene which have been proven to be effective in the control of the dreaded virus Awak said According to her is also good for the children to stay at home to halt possible spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in the state The commissioner said the state government had taken proactive measures against the spread of the virus hence the need for people to comply and continue with prayers Edited By Chioma Ugboma Adeleye Ajayi NAN
    Gombe commissioner urges husbands to sensitise women, children on COVID-19
    General news3 years ago

    Gombe commissioner urges husbands to sensitise women, children on COVID-19

    Mrs Naomi Awak, Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare in Gombe, has appealed to husbands to fully sensitise women and children on the dangers of Coronavirus.

    Awak made the plea in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency in Gombe on Thursday.

    She said women were the ones close to the children and it was important for them to be fully educated on the virus for them to guide the children against its possible spread.

    “If women understand the dangers of the virus and the professional advice against the spread of the virus, they will easily guide the children properly.

    “Not only the women, children should observe protective measures such as maintaining social distancing and personal hygiene which have been proven to be effective in the control of the dreaded virus,’’ Awak said.

    According to her, is also good for the children to stay at home to halt possible spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in the state.

    The commissioner said the state government had taken proactive measures against the spread of the virus, hence the need for people to comply and continue with prayers


    Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Adeleye Ajayi
    (NAN)

     

  •  Gombe government on Thursday donated items worth N7 3 million to inmates of the Nigerian Correctional Service NCS in the state Mrs Naomi Awak the state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare presented the items to Mr Ahmadu Adamu state controller of NCS in Gombe We are here to present these items to inmates in all the five custodial centres in the state The items include 500 mattress 500 mats 500 blankets and other laundry and toiletries Awak said The commissioner said the items were donated based on request from NCS in the state Awak said the state government is concerned about the wellbeing of every person including inmates She explained that the items were presented through the state s special intervention programme for the care of the inmates in line with its priority to improve on the lives of the people The Commissioner restated the Gov Inuwa Yahaya led administration s commitment to meet the yearning and needs of the people On his part Adamu thanked the state government for the intervention to support the inmates who he said deserved a lot of care and love Inmates are victims of circumstances whether by commission or by ommission They are to be cared for and loved We are grateful to the state government for showing them love he said The controller assured that the items would be judiciously used across the five custodial centres in the state for the benefit of the inmates Editedby Shuaib Sadiq and Isaac Ukpoju
    Gombe govt donates N7.3m items to inmates
     Gombe government on Thursday donated items worth N7 3 million to inmates of the Nigerian Correctional Service NCS in the state Mrs Naomi Awak the state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare presented the items to Mr Ahmadu Adamu state controller of NCS in Gombe We are here to present these items to inmates in all the five custodial centres in the state The items include 500 mattress 500 mats 500 blankets and other laundry and toiletries Awak said The commissioner said the items were donated based on request from NCS in the state Awak said the state government is concerned about the wellbeing of every person including inmates She explained that the items were presented through the state s special intervention programme for the care of the inmates in line with its priority to improve on the lives of the people The Commissioner restated the Gov Inuwa Yahaya led administration s commitment to meet the yearning and needs of the people On his part Adamu thanked the state government for the intervention to support the inmates who he said deserved a lot of care and love Inmates are victims of circumstances whether by commission or by ommission They are to be cared for and loved We are grateful to the state government for showing them love he said The controller assured that the items would be judiciously used across the five custodial centres in the state for the benefit of the inmates Editedby Shuaib Sadiq and Isaac Ukpoju
    Gombe govt donates N7.3m items to inmates
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    Gombe govt donates N7.3m items to inmates

    Gombe government, on Thursday donated items worth N7.3 million to inmates of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) in the state.Mrs Naomi Awak, the state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare, presented  the items to Mr. Ahmadu Adamu, state controller of NCS in Gombe.“We are here to present these items to inmates in all the five custodial centres in the state. The items include 500 mattress, 500 mats, 500 blankets and other laundry and toiletries,” Awak said.The commissioner said the items were  donated based on request from NCS in the state.Awak said, “the state government is concerned about the wellbeing of every person including inmates.”She explained that the items were presented through the state’s special intervention programme for the care of  the inmates in line with its priority to improve on the lives of the people.The Commissioner restated the Gov. Inuwa Yahaya-led administration’s commitment to meet the yearning and needs of the people.On his part, Adamu thanked the state government for the  intervention to support the inmates, who he said deserved a lot of care and love.“Inmates are victims of circumstances; whether by commission or by ommission. They are to be cared for and loved. We are grateful to the state government for showing them love,”he said.The controller  assured that the items would be judiciously used across the five custodial centres in the state for the benefit of the inmates. .Editedby Shuaib Sadiq and Isaac Ukpoju

  •  The Gombe State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Welfare on Wednesday condemned the alarming rate of minor defilement and promised to tackle the menace Mrs Naomi Awak the state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare gave the assurance in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency in Gombe Awak said that the state government was now more committed than ever to end issues bedeviling the child in the state adding that perpetrators of child defilement should have a rethink or be ready to face the full weight of the law The ministry of women affairs and social welfare will fight the heinous crime vigorously The ministry will also be engaged in activities that will enhance the status of women as well as protect children who are more vulnerable The commissioner pledged to ensure that the Child Rights Act is domesticated in the interest of women and children in the state She said that the ministry would also ensure that the status of women was enhanced Awak called for collaboration among the relevant stakeholders and partners to bring an end to the menace of child defilement The dignity of every child is at stake if the ugly trend is not properly addressed and so all stakeholders must come on board According to her sexual assault is a shame inducing trauma that victims experience and as a result they hardly report the incidents because of the fear of stigmatisation Most sexual assaults are not being reported by parents because of fear of stigma Some parents are not helping matter as it is only through reporting that the perpetrators will face the wrath of the law Punishing the perpetrators is the only way to serve as deterrent to others she said Edited by Oluyinka Fadare Tajudeen Atitebi
    Gombe State vows to tackle menace of child defilement
     The Gombe State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Welfare on Wednesday condemned the alarming rate of minor defilement and promised to tackle the menace Mrs Naomi Awak the state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare gave the assurance in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency in Gombe Awak said that the state government was now more committed than ever to end issues bedeviling the child in the state adding that perpetrators of child defilement should have a rethink or be ready to face the full weight of the law The ministry of women affairs and social welfare will fight the heinous crime vigorously The ministry will also be engaged in activities that will enhance the status of women as well as protect children who are more vulnerable The commissioner pledged to ensure that the Child Rights Act is domesticated in the interest of women and children in the state She said that the ministry would also ensure that the status of women was enhanced Awak called for collaboration among the relevant stakeholders and partners to bring an end to the menace of child defilement The dignity of every child is at stake if the ugly trend is not properly addressed and so all stakeholders must come on board According to her sexual assault is a shame inducing trauma that victims experience and as a result they hardly report the incidents because of the fear of stigmatisation Most sexual assaults are not being reported by parents because of fear of stigma Some parents are not helping matter as it is only through reporting that the perpetrators will face the wrath of the law Punishing the perpetrators is the only way to serve as deterrent to others she said Edited by Oluyinka Fadare Tajudeen Atitebi
    Gombe State vows to tackle menace of child defilement
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    Gombe State vows to tackle menace of child defilement

    The Gombe State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Welfare on Wednesday condemned the alarming rate of minor defilement and promised to tackle the menace.

    Mrs Naomi Awak,the state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare, gave the assurance in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency in Gombe.

    Awak said that the state government was now more committed than ever to end issues bedeviling the child in the state, adding that perpetrators of child defilement should have a rethink or be ready to face the full weight of the law.

    “The ministry of women affairs and social welfare will fight the heinous crime vigorously.

    “The ministry will also be engaged in activities that will enhance the status of women as well as protect children who are more vulnerable.

    The commissioner pledged to ensure that the Child Rights Act is domesticated in the interest of women and children in the state.

    She said that the ministry would also ensure that the status of women was enhanced.

    Awak called for collaboration among the relevant stakeholders and partners to bring an end to the menace of child defilement.

    “The dignity of every child is at stake if the ugly trend is not properly addressed, and so all stakeholders must come on board.’’

    According to her, sexual assault is a shame-inducing trauma that victims experience and as a result they hardly report the incidents because of the fear of stigmatisation.

    “Most sexual assaults are not being reported by parents because of fear of stigma. Some parents are not helping matter as it is only through reporting that the perpetrators will face the wrath of the law.

    “Punishing the perpetrators is the only way to serve as deterrent to others,” she said.

    Edited by: Oluyinka Fadare/Tajudeen Atitebi