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  •  Internally Displaced Persons IDPs residing at Yimitu settlement in Abuja Municipal Area Council AMAC have been empowered with a groundnut oil processing equipment to give them a new lease of life The equipment was donated by the Japan International Corporation Agency JICA in collaboration with the FCT Emergency Management Agency FEMA A statement signed by Nkechi Isa Head Public Affairs unit of FEMA on Wednesday in Abuja said that the IDPs were trained on the use of the equipment Alhaji Abass Idriss the Director General FEMA commended JICA for its numerous interventions in IDPs settlement and for improving the lives of the settlers He appealed to residents of the settlement to utilise and manage the installed equipment judiciously for economic development and to improve their wellbeing He also called on the residents to protect the equipment and to cascade the training to other women in the settlement Mr Alkali Muhammad the Managing Director North East Development Commission NEDC commended JICA for empowering the women in view of the important role they play in the society Muhammad represented by Hajia Fatima Ciroma urged the women to use the skill acquired and the equipment to generate income in other to be self sufficient JICA s representative Mr Yuzurio Susumu said thst the aim of the empowerment programme was to enable the IDPs fend for themselves Susumu noted that the agency would continue to strengthen the capacity of IDPs to improve their livelihoods In her remarks Mrs Halita Joseph women leader of the IDPs settlement who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries appreciated the agencies for the empowerment programme noting that it would improve their livelihoods NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FEMA, JICA empower IDPs in Abuja
     Internally Displaced Persons IDPs residing at Yimitu settlement in Abuja Municipal Area Council AMAC have been empowered with a groundnut oil processing equipment to give them a new lease of life The equipment was donated by the Japan International Corporation Agency JICA in collaboration with the FCT Emergency Management Agency FEMA A statement signed by Nkechi Isa Head Public Affairs unit of FEMA on Wednesday in Abuja said that the IDPs were trained on the use of the equipment Alhaji Abass Idriss the Director General FEMA commended JICA for its numerous interventions in IDPs settlement and for improving the lives of the settlers He appealed to residents of the settlement to utilise and manage the installed equipment judiciously for economic development and to improve their wellbeing He also called on the residents to protect the equipment and to cascade the training to other women in the settlement Mr Alkali Muhammad the Managing Director North East Development Commission NEDC commended JICA for empowering the women in view of the important role they play in the society Muhammad represented by Hajia Fatima Ciroma urged the women to use the skill acquired and the equipment to generate income in other to be self sufficient JICA s representative Mr Yuzurio Susumu said thst the aim of the empowerment programme was to enable the IDPs fend for themselves Susumu noted that the agency would continue to strengthen the capacity of IDPs to improve their livelihoods In her remarks Mrs Halita Joseph women leader of the IDPs settlement who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries appreciated the agencies for the empowerment programme noting that it would improve their livelihoods NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FEMA, JICA empower IDPs in Abuja
    General news3 months ago

    FEMA, JICA empower IDPs in Abuja

    Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) residing at Yimitu settlement in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) have been empowered with a groundnut oil processing equipment, to give them a new lease of life.

    The equipment was donated by the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) in collaboration with the FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

    A statement signed by Nkechi Isa, Head, Public Affairs unit of FEMA on Wednesday in Abuja, said that the IDPs were trained on the use of the equipment.

    Alhaji Abass Idriss, the Director-General, FEMA, commended JICA for its numerous interventions in IDPs settlement and for improving the lives of the settlers.

    He appealed to residents of the settlement to utilise and manage the installed equipment judiciously for economic development and to improve their wellbeing.

    He also called on the residents to protect the equipment and to cascade the training to other women in the settlement.

    Mr Alkali Muhammad, the Managing Director, North East Development Commission (NEDC), commended JICA for empowering the women in view of the important role they play in the society.

    Muhammad, represented by Hajia Fatima Ciroma, urged the women to use the skill acquired and the equipment to generate income in other to be self sufficient.

    JICA’s representative, Mr Yuzurio Susumu, said thst the aim of the empowerment programme was to enable the IDPs fend for themselves.

    Susumu noted that the agency would continue to strengthen the capacity of IDPs to improve their livelihoods.

    In her remarks, Mrs Halita Joseph, women leader of the IDPs settlement, who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries, appreciated the agencies for the empowerment programme, noting that it would improve their livelihoods.

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  •  The North East Development Commission NEDC has begun a one week training for 150 youths on waste management and recycling skills to improve their living condition in Gombe State Malam Adamu Lawan NEDC s Head Environment and Natural Resources stated this at the inauguration of the exercise on Monday in Gombe He said the exercise was designed to create job opportunities and empower the youths in line with the Commission s manndate to provide intervention towards improving the wellbeing of people in the North East region Lawan said the waste to wealth initiative focused at creating employment opportunities enhance wealth creation address pollution degradation and other environment challenges According to him the Commission is adopting strategies to convert huge wastes into something useful as a resources or products He explained that 150 youths would be trained comprising 100 waste collectors and 50 trainers adding that Personal Protective Equipment PPEs would bd provided to the trainees Lawan said the Commission accorded pririoty to the health of youths hence the donation of the PPEs to protect them while they carry out their activities The NEDC official said the commission would set up a recycling plant in the state to cater for the waste generated across the local government areas of the state On his part NEDC Focal person in Gombe State Shehu Ibrahim said the training was a partnership between NEDC and the Gombe State Government aimed at providing job opportunities for youths to become self reliant Ibrahim urged the participants to take the training seriously to enable them to engage in productive activities and become employers of labour He commended the state government and other stakehokders for their efforts towards making the youths self reliant Also Ishaku Kure Director of Environment Gombe State Ministry of Environment and Forest Resources described the training exercise as beneficial to the environment and humankind One of the trainees Vesta Tuka also described the training as relevant in view of the availability of the raw materials and wealth potentials in wastes Tuka commended NEDC and the state government for the initiative aimed at empowering youths to become self reliant NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NEDC trains 150 youths on waste recycling skills in Gombe
     The North East Development Commission NEDC has begun a one week training for 150 youths on waste management and recycling skills to improve their living condition in Gombe State Malam Adamu Lawan NEDC s Head Environment and Natural Resources stated this at the inauguration of the exercise on Monday in Gombe He said the exercise was designed to create job opportunities and empower the youths in line with the Commission s manndate to provide intervention towards improving the wellbeing of people in the North East region Lawan said the waste to wealth initiative focused at creating employment opportunities enhance wealth creation address pollution degradation and other environment challenges According to him the Commission is adopting strategies to convert huge wastes into something useful as a resources or products He explained that 150 youths would be trained comprising 100 waste collectors and 50 trainers adding that Personal Protective Equipment PPEs would bd provided to the trainees Lawan said the Commission accorded pririoty to the health of youths hence the donation of the PPEs to protect them while they carry out their activities The NEDC official said the commission would set up a recycling plant in the state to cater for the waste generated across the local government areas of the state On his part NEDC Focal person in Gombe State Shehu Ibrahim said the training was a partnership between NEDC and the Gombe State Government aimed at providing job opportunities for youths to become self reliant Ibrahim urged the participants to take the training seriously to enable them to engage in productive activities and become employers of labour He commended the state government and other stakehokders for their efforts towards making the youths self reliant Also Ishaku Kure Director of Environment Gombe State Ministry of Environment and Forest Resources described the training exercise as beneficial to the environment and humankind One of the trainees Vesta Tuka also described the training as relevant in view of the availability of the raw materials and wealth potentials in wastes Tuka commended NEDC and the state government for the initiative aimed at empowering youths to become self reliant NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NEDC trains 150 youths on waste recycling skills in Gombe
    General news3 months ago

    NEDC trains 150 youths on waste recycling skills in Gombe

    The North East Development Commission (NEDC), has begun a one-week training for 150 youths on waste management and recycling skills to improve their living condition in Gombe State.

    Malam Adamu Lawan, NEDC’s Head, Environment and Natural Resources, stated this at the inauguration of the exercise on Monday in Gombe.

    He said the exercise was designed to create job opportunities and empower the youths in line with the Commission’s manndate to provide intervention towards improving the wellbeing of people in the North-East region.

    Lawan said the waste-to-wealth initiative focused at creating employment opportunities, enhance wealth creation, address pollution, degradation and other environment challenges,

    According to him, the Commission is adopting strategies to convert huge wastes into something useful as a resources or products.

    He explained that 150 youths would be trained comprising 100 waste collectors and 50 trainers, adding that Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) would bd provided to the trainees.

    Lawan said the Commission accorded pririoty to the health of youths, hence the donation of the PPEs to protect them while they carry out their activities.

    The NEDC official said the commission would set up a recycling plant in the state to cater for the waste generated across the local government areas of the state.

    On his part, NEDC Focal person in Gombe State, Shehu Ibrahim said the training was a partnership between NEDC and the Gombe State Government aimed at providing job opportunities for youths to become self-reliant.

    Ibrahim urged the participants to take the training seriously to enable them to engage in productive activities and become employers of labour.

    He commended the state government and other stakehokders for their efforts towards making the youths self-reliant.

    Also, Ishaku Kure, Director of Environment, Gombe State Ministry of Environment and Forest Resources, described the training exercise as beneficial to the environment and humankind.

    One of the trainees, Vesta Tuka also described the training as relevant in view of the availability of the raw materials and wealth potentials in wastes.

    Tuka commended NEDC and the state government for the initiative aimed at empowering youths to become self-reliant.


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  •  The North East Development Commission NEDC in collaboration with Adamawa Government has begun training for 150 youths on efficient waste management practices and modern methods of recycling Speaking at a one week training on Monday in Yola Alhaji Shuaibu Audu Commissioner for Environment said domestic and industrial wastes had been a major challenge in the environment in the recent time Audu represented by Permanent Secretary of the ministry Mr Cletus Gotel said these days wastes had become a source of income generation and job creation He described the training as timely and commended the NEDC on the training as the outcome would be beneficial to state government He congratulated the participants for the opportunity and urged them to actively participate to improve their skills Mrs Fatima Bakari representative of the NDEC said that the training was part of the series of activities organized by the commission towards addressing environmental challenges in the region According to her waste disposal is a major contributing factor that causes a lot of illness and various forms of diseases in the society Waste if properly managed could contribute to better health and even serve as a source of job creation and socio economic development in our societies You were selected to take part in this training considering your importance in the society as we know no society can ever develop without a major contribution from its youth population she said Dr Muhammad Aminu a consultant explained that 100 of the participants were scavengers Aminu said they would be educated on safety and good hygiene practices how to deal with stereotype associated with scavenging and marketing He added that 50 other youths were to be equiped with the requisite tools needed to build and sustain recycling businesses and also train others Mr Kabiru Mijinyawa Chairman House Committee on Environment Adamawa Assembly described the training as timely commended NEDC and advised participants to take advantage of the opportunity NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Commission trains 150 youths on waste management, recycling
     The North East Development Commission NEDC in collaboration with Adamawa Government has begun training for 150 youths on efficient waste management practices and modern methods of recycling Speaking at a one week training on Monday in Yola Alhaji Shuaibu Audu Commissioner for Environment said domestic and industrial wastes had been a major challenge in the environment in the recent time Audu represented by Permanent Secretary of the ministry Mr Cletus Gotel said these days wastes had become a source of income generation and job creation He described the training as timely and commended the NEDC on the training as the outcome would be beneficial to state government He congratulated the participants for the opportunity and urged them to actively participate to improve their skills Mrs Fatima Bakari representative of the NDEC said that the training was part of the series of activities organized by the commission towards addressing environmental challenges in the region According to her waste disposal is a major contributing factor that causes a lot of illness and various forms of diseases in the society Waste if properly managed could contribute to better health and even serve as a source of job creation and socio economic development in our societies You were selected to take part in this training considering your importance in the society as we know no society can ever develop without a major contribution from its youth population she said Dr Muhammad Aminu a consultant explained that 100 of the participants were scavengers Aminu said they would be educated on safety and good hygiene practices how to deal with stereotype associated with scavenging and marketing He added that 50 other youths were to be equiped with the requisite tools needed to build and sustain recycling businesses and also train others Mr Kabiru Mijinyawa Chairman House Committee on Environment Adamawa Assembly described the training as timely commended NEDC and advised participants to take advantage of the opportunity NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Commission trains 150 youths on waste management, recycling
    Environment3 months ago

    Commission trains 150 youths on waste management, recycling

    The North East Development Commission (NEDC), in collaboration with Adamawa Government, has begun training for 150 youths on efficient waste management practices and modern methods of recycling.

    Speaking at a one-week training on Monday in Yola, Alhaji Shuaibu Audu, Commissioner for Environment, said domestic and industrial wastes had been a major challenge in the environment in the recent time.

    Audu, represented by Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr Cletus Gotel, said these days wastes had become a source of income generation and job creation.

    He described the training as timely and commended the NEDC on the training as the outcome would be beneficial to state government.

    He congratulated the participants for the opportunity and urged them to actively participate to improve their skills.

    Mrs Fatima Bakari, representative of the NDEC, said that the training was part of the series of activities organized by the commission towards addressing environmental challenges in the region.

    According to her, waste disposal is a major contributing factor that causes a lot of illness and various forms of diseases in the society.

    “Waste, if properly managed, could contribute to better health and even serve as a source of job creation and socio-economic development in our societies.

    “You were selected to take part in this training, considering your importance in the society, as we know no society can ever develop without a major contribution from its youth population,” she said.

    Dr Muhammad Aminu, a consultant, explained that 100 of the participants were scavengers.

    Aminu said they would be educated on safety and good hygiene practices, how to deal with stereotype associated with scavenging and marketing.

    He added that 50 other youths were to be equiped with the requisite tools needed to build and sustain recycling businesses and also train others.

    Mr Kabiru Mijinyawa, Chairman, House Committee on Environment, Adamawa Assembly, described the training as timely, commended NEDC and advised participants to take advantage of the opportunity.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The North East Development Commission NEDC has donated assorted food and non food items to Borno government to facilitate successful implementation of the ongoing rehabilitation and resettlement of displaced persons in the state NEDC s Managing Director Mr Mohammed Alkali who presented the items on Saturday in Maiduguri said the gesture is to fast track resettlement programme and cater for rescued victims of Boko Haram insurgency undergoing rehabilitation inline with its mandate He listed the items to include of 10 000 bags of 25kg rice 10 000 bags of Corn grits 4 000 cartons of pasta 4 000 gallons of vegetable oil 5 000 blankets and 5 000 mats Alkali said the donated items were sourced from indigenous companies inline with the Commission s mandate to support ailing industries affected by the insurgency For instance the 10 000 bags of maize grits is bought directly from Maiduguri Flour Mill to boost its operational capital and production capacity he said Hajiya Yabawa Kolo Director General Borno State Emergency Management Agency SEMA lauded the Commission for its support to the rehabilitation and resettlement programme She said the gesture was inline with the passionate commitment of Gov Babagana Zulum s administration to address the plight of people displaced by the insurgency She reiterated the commitment of the SEMA and other relevant agencies of the state especially Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development to cater for the wellbeing of displaced persons vulnerable women and children RSA NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Resettlement: NEDC donates food and non food items to Borno
     The North East Development Commission NEDC has donated assorted food and non food items to Borno government to facilitate successful implementation of the ongoing rehabilitation and resettlement of displaced persons in the state NEDC s Managing Director Mr Mohammed Alkali who presented the items on Saturday in Maiduguri said the gesture is to fast track resettlement programme and cater for rescued victims of Boko Haram insurgency undergoing rehabilitation inline with its mandate He listed the items to include of 10 000 bags of 25kg rice 10 000 bags of Corn grits 4 000 cartons of pasta 4 000 gallons of vegetable oil 5 000 blankets and 5 000 mats Alkali said the donated items were sourced from indigenous companies inline with the Commission s mandate to support ailing industries affected by the insurgency For instance the 10 000 bags of maize grits is bought directly from Maiduguri Flour Mill to boost its operational capital and production capacity he said Hajiya Yabawa Kolo Director General Borno State Emergency Management Agency SEMA lauded the Commission for its support to the rehabilitation and resettlement programme She said the gesture was inline with the passionate commitment of Gov Babagana Zulum s administration to address the plight of people displaced by the insurgency She reiterated the commitment of the SEMA and other relevant agencies of the state especially Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development to cater for the wellbeing of displaced persons vulnerable women and children RSA NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Resettlement: NEDC donates food and non food items to Borno
    General news3 months ago

    Resettlement: NEDC donates food and non food items to Borno

    The North East Development Commission (NEDC) has donated assorted food and non food items to Borno government to facilitate successful implementation of the ongoing rehabilitation and resettlement of displaced persons in the state.

    NEDC’s Managing Director,  Mr Mohammed Alkali, who presented the items on Saturday in Maiduguri, said the gesture is to fast track resettlement programme and cater for rescued victims of Boko-Haram insurgency undergoing rehabilitation inline with its mandate.

    He listed the items to include of 10,000 bags of 25kg rice, 10,000 bags of Corn grits, 4,000 cartons of pasta, 4,000 gallons of vegetable oil, 5,000 blankets and 5,000 mats.

    Alkali said the donated items were sourced from indigenous companies inline with the Commission’s mandate to support ailing industries affected by the insurgency.

    “For instance, the 10,000 bags of maize grits is bought directly from Maiduguri Flour Mill, to boost its operational capital and production capacity,” he said.

    Hajiya Yabawa Kolo, Director-General, Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), lauded the Commission for its support to the rehabilitation and resettlement programme.

    She said the gesture was inline with the passionate commitment of Gov. Babagana Zulum’s administration, to address the plight of people displaced by the insurgency.

    She reiterated the commitment of the SEMA and other relevant agencies of the state, especially Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development to cater for the wellbeing of displaced persons, vulnerable women and children. (

    RSA

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  •  Journalists For Public Health and Development Initiative J4PD has called for intensified environmental sanitation campaign to curb disease outbreaks in Bauchi State J4PD Coordinator Ms Elizabeth Carr made the call in a statement made on Thursday in Bauchi Carr urged the Bauchi State Government to empower its Water Sanitation and Hygiene WASH agencies to enable them carry out their duties effectively The coordinator also advised that the WASH agencies should do more to create awareness about environmental hygiene to prevent waterborne diseases especially during the wet season The crusade for environmental hygiene should be taken to the households and public places This is in the interest of public health she said Carr commended Bauchi State Government for its consistency in the 16 per cent allocation to the health sector in its annual budget We urge the state government to ensure timely release of the funds for effective implementation of health care programmes she said The J4PD coordinator also lauded the USAID Integrated Health Programme IHP for its efforts in building the capacity of journalists covering public health Carr further commended the North East Development Commission NEDC for donating drugs and other medical consumables in the fight against the Cholera epidemic in the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Disease outbreaks: Journalists urge intensified environmental sanitation campaign in Bauchi
     Journalists For Public Health and Development Initiative J4PD has called for intensified environmental sanitation campaign to curb disease outbreaks in Bauchi State J4PD Coordinator Ms Elizabeth Carr made the call in a statement made on Thursday in Bauchi Carr urged the Bauchi State Government to empower its Water Sanitation and Hygiene WASH agencies to enable them carry out their duties effectively The coordinator also advised that the WASH agencies should do more to create awareness about environmental hygiene to prevent waterborne diseases especially during the wet season The crusade for environmental hygiene should be taken to the households and public places This is in the interest of public health she said Carr commended Bauchi State Government for its consistency in the 16 per cent allocation to the health sector in its annual budget We urge the state government to ensure timely release of the funds for effective implementation of health care programmes she said The J4PD coordinator also lauded the USAID Integrated Health Programme IHP for its efforts in building the capacity of journalists covering public health Carr further commended the North East Development Commission NEDC for donating drugs and other medical consumables in the fight against the Cholera epidemic in the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Disease outbreaks: Journalists urge intensified environmental sanitation campaign in Bauchi
    General news3 months ago

    Disease outbreaks: Journalists urge intensified environmental sanitation campaign in Bauchi

    Journalists For Public Health and Development Initiative (J4PD), has called for intensified environmental sanitation campaign to curb disease outbreaks in Bauchi State. 

    J4PD Coordinator, Ms Elizabeth Carr, made the call in a statement made on Thursday, in Bauchi.

    Carr urged the Bauchi State Government, to empower its Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) agencies, to enable them carry out their duties effectively.

    The coordinator also advised that the WASH agencies should do more to create awareness about environmental hygiene, to prevent waterborne diseases, especially during the wet season.

    “The crusade for environmental hygiene should be taken to the households and public places. This is in the interest of public health,” she said.

    Carr commended Bauchi State Government for its consistency in the 16 per cent allocation to the health sector in its annual budget.

    “We urge the state government to ensure timely release of the funds for effective implementation of health care programmes,” she said.

    The J4PD coordinator also lauded the USAID-Integrated Health Programme (IHP), for its efforts in building the capacity of journalists covering public health.

    Carr further commended the North East Development Commission (NEDC) for donating drugs and other medical consumables in the fight against the Cholera epidemic in the state.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  No fewer than 5 097 persons are to benefit from the North East Development Commission NEDC Education Endowment Fund EEF across the six states of the sub region Mrs Asmau Mohammed Acting Chairperson Board of Trustees BoT NEDC EEF stated this in Gombe on Wednesday during the official launch of the NEDC EEF scholarships scheme Mohammed said eligible students from the six states had equal chances of benefitting from the scheme whether their courses were science or arts oriented Mohammed said apart from the scholarship scheme the Fund assisted in the training of teachers resource mobilisation and provision of grants among others She said there was also a special project which would focus on campaign against drugs abuse and cultism as well as promote sports at the grassroots The chairperson said that in the area of Basic Education Intervention component their focus was on renovation of infrastructure building of new ones as well as provision of furniture and instructional materials About 115 schools had been selected and contracts have been awarded for the construction of one block of 3 classroom each with the supply of school desks and learning materials she said According to her the Fund had earlier trained 1 800 teachers from the six states of the region to improve their skills She said the Fund also touched on training of nurses midwives and community health workers in addition to aspects of support for women and girls In his welcome speech Malam Mohammed Goni Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer NEDC said the commission was graduating 198 trainees at the occasion bringing the total number of youth so far trained on ICT to 579 He stated that the commission had made provision for their starter packs and cash incentives of N25 000 each to help them starting their businesses He further stated that the commission would establish two additional ICT Training Centres in the state which would be located at Kaltungo and Kumo in an effort to triple the number of youths being trained In his speech Gov Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State commended NEDC for living up to its mandate in the state Represented by his Deputy Mannasah Jatau the governor further pledged the state government s support for NEDC to enable it complement state government s effort in development the state Editted by AbdulFatai Beki NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NEDC targets 5,097 persons for scholarships award in North East
     No fewer than 5 097 persons are to benefit from the North East Development Commission NEDC Education Endowment Fund EEF across the six states of the sub region Mrs Asmau Mohammed Acting Chairperson Board of Trustees BoT NEDC EEF stated this in Gombe on Wednesday during the official launch of the NEDC EEF scholarships scheme Mohammed said eligible students from the six states had equal chances of benefitting from the scheme whether their courses were science or arts oriented Mohammed said apart from the scholarship scheme the Fund assisted in the training of teachers resource mobilisation and provision of grants among others She said there was also a special project which would focus on campaign against drugs abuse and cultism as well as promote sports at the grassroots The chairperson said that in the area of Basic Education Intervention component their focus was on renovation of infrastructure building of new ones as well as provision of furniture and instructional materials About 115 schools had been selected and contracts have been awarded for the construction of one block of 3 classroom each with the supply of school desks and learning materials she said According to her the Fund had earlier trained 1 800 teachers from the six states of the region to improve their skills She said the Fund also touched on training of nurses midwives and community health workers in addition to aspects of support for women and girls In his welcome speech Malam Mohammed Goni Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer NEDC said the commission was graduating 198 trainees at the occasion bringing the total number of youth so far trained on ICT to 579 He stated that the commission had made provision for their starter packs and cash incentives of N25 000 each to help them starting their businesses He further stated that the commission would establish two additional ICT Training Centres in the state which would be located at Kaltungo and Kumo in an effort to triple the number of youths being trained In his speech Gov Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State commended NEDC for living up to its mandate in the state Represented by his Deputy Mannasah Jatau the governor further pledged the state government s support for NEDC to enable it complement state government s effort in development the state Editted by AbdulFatai Beki NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NEDC targets 5,097 persons for scholarships award in North East
    General news3 months ago

    NEDC targets 5,097 persons for scholarships award in North East

    No fewer than 5,097 persons are to benefit from the North East Development Commission (NEDC) Education Endowment Fund (EEF) across the six states of the sub-region.

    Mrs  Asmau Mohammed, Acting Chairperson, Board of Trustees (BoT)  NEDC-EEF  stated this in Gombe on Wednesday during the official launch of the NEDC- EEF scholarships scheme .

    Mohammed said eligible students from the six states had equal chances of benefitting from the scheme, whether their courses were science or arts oriented.

    Mohammed said apart from the scholarship scheme, the Fund assisted in the training of teachers, resource mobilisation and provision of grants, among others.

    She said there was also a special project which would focus on campaign against drugs abuse and cultism, as well as promote sports at the grassroots.

    The chairperson said that in the area of Basic Education Intervention component,  their focus was  on renovation of infrastructure, building of new ones, as well as  provision of furniture and instructional materials.

    “About  115 schools had been selected and contracts have been awarded for the construction of one block of 3 classroom each, with the supply of school desks and learning materials,” she said.

    According to her, the Fund had earlier trained 1,800 teachers from the six states of the region to improve their skills.

    She said the Fund also  touched on training of nurses, midwives and community health workers, in addition to aspects of support for women and girls.

    In his welcome speech, Malam Mohammed Goni, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, NEDC, said the commission was graduating 198 trainees at the occasion, bringing the total number of youth so far trained on ICT, to 579.

    He stated that the commission had made provision for their starter packs and cash incentives of N25,000 each, to help them starting their businesses.

    He further stated that the commission would establish two additional ICT Training Centres in the state, which would be located at Kaltungo and Kumo, in an effort to triple the number of youths being trained.

    In his speech, Gov Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State, commended NEDC for living up to its mandate in the state.

    Represented by his Deputy,  Mannasah Jatau, the governor further pledged the state government’s support for NEDC to enable it  complement state government’s effort in development the state.

    Editted by AbdulFatai Beki

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The North East Development Commission NEDC says it has embarked on peace and inter religious dialogue sensitisation programme to promote peaceful coexistence in the North East region NEDC s Managing Director Mr Mohammed Alkali disclosed this at the graduation of 200 trainees under its ICT Training Programme Batch C on Monday in Bauchi He said the Commission extended its out reach to communities to sensitise the youths on dangers of extremism and radicalisation He said effective campaign strategies had been adopted to prevent the most at risk individuals from being radicalised by terror group According to him the Commission is scaling up awareness campaign on religious extremism and ways to recognise signs of extremism as well as skills to adequately identify its ills Alkali said the programme would emphasise on moderation and peaceful co existence in the region We will be making use of radio which is good for our local people and there are other programmes which involves physical engagement where we will involve the elders the emirs the chiefs and whoever that can give respite to what we are saying NEDC is working to increase knowledge respect for peace and peaceful coexistence in the region by engaging selected youth towards de radicalisation to encourage radicalised individuals to disengage and provide psychosocial support for better livelihood he said Alkali said the Commission had graduated 580 youths under Batch A B and C of the ICT training programme in Bauchi State He said the Commission had established ICT resource centres in selected tertiary institutions across the six states of the zone in line with its strategic plan to enhance access to ICT According to him the objective is to improve access to ICT resources and equip the teeming youths across the region with the necessary vocational skills and tools to make them self reliant Also Gov Bala Mohammed lauded the Commission for its humanitarian interventions across the region Represented by his Chief of Staff Mr Aminu Gamawa the governor expressed optimism that the graduates would constitute hope for creativity where they can think freely and have tools to work The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Commission distributed economic strengthening kits to the 200 graduates of the ICT training programme to enable them to set up their businesses NEDC also donated 20 000 cartons of assorted drugs and medical consumables to Bauchi government to prevent outbreak of cholera in the state NAN also reports that management team of the Commission inspected the ongoing construction of 500 housing units in Bauchi NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NEDC sensitises communities on peace building in N/East
     The North East Development Commission NEDC says it has embarked on peace and inter religious dialogue sensitisation programme to promote peaceful coexistence in the North East region NEDC s Managing Director Mr Mohammed Alkali disclosed this at the graduation of 200 trainees under its ICT Training Programme Batch C on Monday in Bauchi He said the Commission extended its out reach to communities to sensitise the youths on dangers of extremism and radicalisation He said effective campaign strategies had been adopted to prevent the most at risk individuals from being radicalised by terror group According to him the Commission is scaling up awareness campaign on religious extremism and ways to recognise signs of extremism as well as skills to adequately identify its ills Alkali said the programme would emphasise on moderation and peaceful co existence in the region We will be making use of radio which is good for our local people and there are other programmes which involves physical engagement where we will involve the elders the emirs the chiefs and whoever that can give respite to what we are saying NEDC is working to increase knowledge respect for peace and peaceful coexistence in the region by engaging selected youth towards de radicalisation to encourage radicalised individuals to disengage and provide psychosocial support for better livelihood he said Alkali said the Commission had graduated 580 youths under Batch A B and C of the ICT training programme in Bauchi State He said the Commission had established ICT resource centres in selected tertiary institutions across the six states of the zone in line with its strategic plan to enhance access to ICT According to him the objective is to improve access to ICT resources and equip the teeming youths across the region with the necessary vocational skills and tools to make them self reliant Also Gov Bala Mohammed lauded the Commission for its humanitarian interventions across the region Represented by his Chief of Staff Mr Aminu Gamawa the governor expressed optimism that the graduates would constitute hope for creativity where they can think freely and have tools to work The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Commission distributed economic strengthening kits to the 200 graduates of the ICT training programme to enable them to set up their businesses NEDC also donated 20 000 cartons of assorted drugs and medical consumables to Bauchi government to prevent outbreak of cholera in the state NAN also reports that management team of the Commission inspected the ongoing construction of 500 housing units in Bauchi NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NEDC sensitises communities on peace building in N/East
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    NEDC sensitises communities on peace building in N/East

    The North-East Development Commission (NEDC), says it has embarked on peace and inter-religious dialogue sensitisation programme to promote peaceful coexistence in the North-East region.

    NEDC’s Managing Director, Mr Mohammed Alkali, disclosed this at the graduation of 200 trainees under its ICT Training Programme, Batch C, on Monday in Bauchi.

    He said the Commission extended its out reach to communities to sensitise the youths on dangers of extremism and radicalisation.

    He said effective campaign strategies had been adopted to prevent the most at-risk individuals from being radicalised by terror group.

    According to him, the Commission is scaling up awareness campaign on religious extremism and ways to recognise signs of extremism as well as skills to adequately identify its ills.

    Alkali said the programme would emphasise on moderation and peaceful co-existence in the region.

    “We will be making use of radio which is good for our local people and there are other programmes which involves physical engagement where we will involve the elders, the emirs, the chiefs and whoever that can give respite to what we are saying.

    “NEDC is working to increase knowledge, respect for peace and peaceful coexistence in the region by engaging selected youth towards de-radicalisation to encourage radicalised individuals to disengage and provide psychosocial support for better livelihood,” he said.

    Alkali said the Commission had graduated 580 youths under Batch A, B and C of the ICT training programme in Bauchi State.

    He said the Commission had established ICT resource centres in selected tertiary institutions across the six states of the zone, in line with its strategic plan to enhance access to ICT.

    According to him, the objective is to improve access to ICT resources and equip the teeming youths across the region with the necessary vocational skills and tools to make them self-reliant.

    Also, Gov. Bala Mohammed lauded the Commission for its humanitarian interventions across the region.

    Represented by his Chief of Staff, Mr Aminu Gamawa, the governor expressed optimism that the graduates would constitute hope for creativity where they can think freely and have tools to work.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Commission distributed economic strengthening kits to the 200 graduates of the ICT training programme, to enable them to set up their businesses.

    NEDC also donated 20,000 cartons of assorted drugs and medical consumables to Bauchi government to prevent outbreak of cholera in the state.

    NAN also reports that management team of the Commission inspected the ongoing construction of 500 housing units in Bauchi.  (

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN