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  •  First Lady of Nigeria Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has advocated mandatory inclusion of peace education in curriculum of basic education of schools in Africa to promote the culture of peace in the continent Buhari made the call at an event in New York on The Role of Young Women and Girls in Advancing Peace and Security Promoting a Culture of Peace in Fragile Settings The correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria reports that the high level event was organised by the African First Ladies Peace Mission AFLPM on the margins of the ongoing 77th Session of the UN General Assembly The first lady the President of AFLPM who spoke virtually said she it was necessary to include peace education in curriculum because of the peculiarity of conflicts in Africa I made a case for the mandatory inclusion of peace education as an essential subject in the curriculum of Basic Education of schools in Africa during the Extra Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union in Malabo Equatorial Guinea in May 2022 I am happy to report that the initiative was well received she said The first lady said as core partners and implementers of the Women Peace and Security WPS agenda she extended a similar call on the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation UNESCO She said the call to UNESCO in consultation with other entities and partners was to consider the development of a universal curriculum on gender peace and security education for all schools as a way of giving concrete expression to Resolution 1325 She said the event coincided with the 22 years anniversary since the adoption of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on WPS and subsequently nine other resolutions to advance the WPS framework She said it was also important to note that these landmark resolutions about the pre eminent position of women and girls in peace building peace making and peace keeping processes were adopted in this great city of New York We are meeting at a time of heightened tension and conflict in all regions of the world Therefore it is time for women and their organisations to step up their contributions to the cause of peace and justice and for the international community to attach greater value to the special voices of women in the peace process According to her as a guardian and partner in the struggle for African Peace the challenge is even greater for our 12 year old institution to rise and insist that women s priorities are central to peace and security policy at all levels It is evident that violent conflicits are greatest toll on women and girls although we form more than half of the world s population In conflict situations we are pre disposed to the double jeopardy of horror and gender injustice in various forms Already there is a wide deficit in the realisation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals SDGs due to limited access to healthcare welfare services economic opportunities and political participation by women and girls in Africa In a continent plagued by widespread disorder and state fragility our individual countries are more than ever before faced with alarming ratios of maternal and child mortality Besides death injury and displacement conflict destroys infrastructure undermines social ties and reduces the capacity of states to deliver on the development agenda promised the African electorate Our vital resources are increasingly being diverted to put out the fire at various battle across Africa from the Sahel to the Oceans the first lady said Buhari said it was in the face of these difficulties that women had proved their peculiar skills set as peace agents in conflict situations although this role has largely been ignored She said accepting and integrating the unique experience capability and particularity of women into all aspects of the peace and security sector was therefore essential for the success of each of the component of the peace efforts To achieve this and other goals the social cultural and political barriers that limit women s full participation in achieving sustainable peace should therefore be addressed with renewed tempo Happily follow up UN Security Council Resolutions 2242 have provided for measures and standards with which to monitor the implementation of the Women Peace and Security mandates among others the First Lady said The Minister of Women Affairs Mrs Pauline Tallen the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs Adejoke Orelope Adefulire Nigeria s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Amb Tijjani Muhammad Bande and his wife The wife of the Consul General of Nigeria in New York Mrs Florence Egopija wife of Edo governor Mrs Betsy Obaseki wife of Plateau governor Mrs Regina Lalong among others attended the event www NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UNGA77: Aisha Buhari advocates inclusion of peace education in African schools
     First Lady of Nigeria Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has advocated mandatory inclusion of peace education in curriculum of basic education of schools in Africa to promote the culture of peace in the continent Buhari made the call at an event in New York on The Role of Young Women and Girls in Advancing Peace and Security Promoting a Culture of Peace in Fragile Settings The correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria reports that the high level event was organised by the African First Ladies Peace Mission AFLPM on the margins of the ongoing 77th Session of the UN General Assembly The first lady the President of AFLPM who spoke virtually said she it was necessary to include peace education in curriculum because of the peculiarity of conflicts in Africa I made a case for the mandatory inclusion of peace education as an essential subject in the curriculum of Basic Education of schools in Africa during the Extra Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union in Malabo Equatorial Guinea in May 2022 I am happy to report that the initiative was well received she said The first lady said as core partners and implementers of the Women Peace and Security WPS agenda she extended a similar call on the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation UNESCO She said the call to UNESCO in consultation with other entities and partners was to consider the development of a universal curriculum on gender peace and security education for all schools as a way of giving concrete expression to Resolution 1325 She said the event coincided with the 22 years anniversary since the adoption of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on WPS and subsequently nine other resolutions to advance the WPS framework She said it was also important to note that these landmark resolutions about the pre eminent position of women and girls in peace building peace making and peace keeping processes were adopted in this great city of New York We are meeting at a time of heightened tension and conflict in all regions of the world Therefore it is time for women and their organisations to step up their contributions to the cause of peace and justice and for the international community to attach greater value to the special voices of women in the peace process According to her as a guardian and partner in the struggle for African Peace the challenge is even greater for our 12 year old institution to rise and insist that women s priorities are central to peace and security policy at all levels It is evident that violent conflicits are greatest toll on women and girls although we form more than half of the world s population In conflict situations we are pre disposed to the double jeopardy of horror and gender injustice in various forms Already there is a wide deficit in the realisation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals SDGs due to limited access to healthcare welfare services economic opportunities and political participation by women and girls in Africa In a continent plagued by widespread disorder and state fragility our individual countries are more than ever before faced with alarming ratios of maternal and child mortality Besides death injury and displacement conflict destroys infrastructure undermines social ties and reduces the capacity of states to deliver on the development agenda promised the African electorate Our vital resources are increasingly being diverted to put out the fire at various battle across Africa from the Sahel to the Oceans the first lady said Buhari said it was in the face of these difficulties that women had proved their peculiar skills set as peace agents in conflict situations although this role has largely been ignored She said accepting and integrating the unique experience capability and particularity of women into all aspects of the peace and security sector was therefore essential for the success of each of the component of the peace efforts To achieve this and other goals the social cultural and political barriers that limit women s full participation in achieving sustainable peace should therefore be addressed with renewed tempo Happily follow up UN Security Council Resolutions 2242 have provided for measures and standards with which to monitor the implementation of the Women Peace and Security mandates among others the First Lady said The Minister of Women Affairs Mrs Pauline Tallen the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs Adejoke Orelope Adefulire Nigeria s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Amb Tijjani Muhammad Bande and his wife The wife of the Consul General of Nigeria in New York Mrs Florence Egopija wife of Edo governor Mrs Betsy Obaseki wife of Plateau governor Mrs Regina Lalong among others attended the event www NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UNGA77: Aisha Buhari advocates inclusion of peace education in African schools
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    UNGA77: Aisha Buhari advocates inclusion of peace education in African schools

    First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has advocated mandatory inclusion of peace education in curriculum of basic education of schools in Africa to promote the culture of peace in the continent.

    Buhari made the call at an event in New York on “The Role of Young Women and Girls in Advancing Peace and Security: Promoting a Culture of Peace in Fragile Settings’’.

    The correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria reports that the high level event was organised by the African First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM) on the margins of the ongoing 77th Session of the UN General Assembly.

    The first lady, the President of AFLPM, who spoke virtually, said she it was necessary to include peace education in curriculum because of the peculiarity of conflicts in Africa.

    “I made a case for the mandatory inclusion of “peace education” as an essential subject in the curriculum of Basic Education of schools in Africa during the Extra-Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, in May, 2022. “I am happy to report that the initiative was well received,’’ she said.

    The first lady said as core partners and implementers of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda, she extended a similar call on the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) She said the call to UNESCO in consultation with other entities and partners was to consider the development of a universal curriculum on gender, peace and security education for all schools, as a way of giving concrete expression to Resolution 1325. She said the event coincided with the 22 years anniversary since the adoption of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on WPS, and subsequently, nine other resolutions to advance the WPS framework.

    She said it was also important to note that these landmark resolutions about the pre-eminent position of women and girls in peace-building, peace-making and peace-keeping processes were adopted in this great city of New York. “We are meeting at a time of heightened tension and conflict in all regions of the world.

    “Therefore, it is time for women and their organisations to step up their contributions to the cause of peace and justice, and for the international community to attach greater value to the special voices of women in the peace process.

    ’’ According to her, as a guardian and partner in the struggle for African Peace, the challenge is even greater for our 12 year-old institution to rise and insist that women’s priorities are central to peace and security policy at all levels.

    “It is evident that violent conflicits are greatest toll on women and girls, although we form more than half of the world’s population.

    “In conflict situations, we are pre-disposed to the double jeopardy of horror and gender injustice in various forms.

    “Already, there is a wide deficit in the realisation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), due to limited access to healthcare, welfare services, economic opportunities and political participation by women and girls in Africa,.

    “In a continent plagued by widespread disorder and state fragility, our individual countries are more than ever before faced with alarming ratios of maternal and child mortality.

    “Besides death, injury and displacement, conflict destroys infrastructure, undermines  social ties, and reduces the capacity of states to deliver on the development agenda promised the African electorate.

    “Our vital resources are increasingly being diverted to put out the fire at various battle across Africa – from the Sahel, to the Oceans,’’ the first lady said.

    Buhari said it was in the face of these difficulties that women had proved their peculiar skills-set as peace agents in conflict situations although this role has largely been ignored.

    She said accepting and integrating the unique experience, capability and particularity of women into all aspects of the peace and security sector was therefore essential for the success of each of the component of the peace efforts.

    “To achieve this and other goals, the social, cultural and political barriers that limit women’s full participation in achieving sustainable peace should therefore be addressed with renewed tempo.

    “Happily, follow-up UN Security Council Resolutions 2242 have provided for “measures and standards” with which to monitor the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security mandates”, among others,’’ the First Lady said.

    The Minister of Women Affairs Mrs Pauline Tallen; the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire; Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande and his wife.

    The wife of the Consul-General of Nigeria in New York, Mrs Florence Egopija, wife of Edo  governor, Mrs Betsy Obaseki, wife of Plateau governor, Mrs Regina Lalong, among others, attended the event.

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  •  Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau has expressed joy on the release of the state former governor Chief Joshua Dariye saying Plateau people also rejoice on the development The governor stated this when he led a delegation from the state along with his wife s Mrs Regina Lalong to visit Dariye at his residence in Abuja The visit was disclosed by his Spokesperson Dr Makut Macham in a press release on Friday in Jos He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for his magnanimity in granting pardon to Dariye and former governor of Taraba Rev Jolly Nyame on April 14 saying massive prayers and appeal was made to facilitate it He said the visit was to encourage him as his release was another opportunity for him to reflect on his experience Lalong urged him to continue to contibute to the advancement of Plateau through his knowledge while praying to God to grant him good health in all his duties In his response Dariye thanked God for his release and using people such as Lalong and President Buhari to make it a reality He debunked rumours that he was running for senate and advised politicians in Plateau to unite and support the governor in promoting the interest of the state and its people He described governance as an opportunity for those in charge to do their best and leave posterity to judge their efforts saying no one could not finish the business of government in a day The delegation which included National Assembly members as well as members of the State Executive Council also visited Rev Jolly Nyame at his residence in Abuja NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lalong visits Dariye, says Plateau rejoices over his release
     Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau has expressed joy on the release of the state former governor Chief Joshua Dariye saying Plateau people also rejoice on the development The governor stated this when he led a delegation from the state along with his wife s Mrs Regina Lalong to visit Dariye at his residence in Abuja The visit was disclosed by his Spokesperson Dr Makut Macham in a press release on Friday in Jos He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for his magnanimity in granting pardon to Dariye and former governor of Taraba Rev Jolly Nyame on April 14 saying massive prayers and appeal was made to facilitate it He said the visit was to encourage him as his release was another opportunity for him to reflect on his experience Lalong urged him to continue to contibute to the advancement of Plateau through his knowledge while praying to God to grant him good health in all his duties In his response Dariye thanked God for his release and using people such as Lalong and President Buhari to make it a reality He debunked rumours that he was running for senate and advised politicians in Plateau to unite and support the governor in promoting the interest of the state and its people He described governance as an opportunity for those in charge to do their best and leave posterity to judge their efforts saying no one could not finish the business of government in a day The delegation which included National Assembly members as well as members of the State Executive Council also visited Rev Jolly Nyame at his residence in Abuja NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lalong visits Dariye, says Plateau rejoices over his release
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    Lalong visits Dariye, says Plateau rejoices over his release

    Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has expressed joy on the release of the state former governor Chief Joshua Dariye, saying Plateau people also rejoice on the development.

    The governor stated this when he led a delegation from the state along with his wife’s, Mrs Regina Lalong to visit Dariye at his residence in Abuja.

    The visit was disclosed by his Spokesperson, Dr Makut Macham in a press release on Friday in Jos .

    He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for his magnanimity in granting pardon to Dariye and former governor of Taraba, Rev. Jolly Nyame on April 14, saying massive prayers and appeal was made to facilitate it.

    He said the visit was to encourage him as his release was another opportunity for him to reflect on his experience.

    Lalong urged him to continue to contibute to the advancement of Plateau through his knowledge, while praying to God to grant him good health in all his duties.

    In his response, Dariye thanked God for his release and using people such as Lalong and President Buhari to make it a reality.

    He debunked rumours that he was running for senate and advised politicians in Plateau to unite and support the governor in promoting the interest of the state and its people.

    He described governance as an opportunity for those in charge to do their best and leave posterity to judge their efforts, saying no one could not finish the business of government in a day.

    The delegation which included National Assembly members as well as members of the State Executive Council, also visited Rev. Jolly Nyame at his residence in Abuja.


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  •  Wife of Plateau Governor Mrs Regina Lalong has urged women in the state to adhere to the health tips being given by medical personnel as precautionary measures against the spread of the Coronavirus disease Mrs Lalong made the call on Thursday in Jos during the presentation of cash tokens to indigent women in the state as part of activities marking the World International Women s Day She also urged mothers to ensure that their children and wards adhered to the various precautionary measures adopted for the prevention of the virus The governor s wife who was represented by state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development Mrs Rebecca Sambo wished speedy recovery to those battling with the ailment She said cash tokens given to the indigent women were meant to empower them toward poverty reduction She commended Gov Simon Lalong for his humane disposition toward the inclusion of women in peace and security as well as their empowerment for economic growth Mrs Lalong also commended the Plateau Government for mainstreaming gender in the state s budget and launching the Heforshe campaign Similarly the Chairman of Plateau House Committee on Women Affairs and Social Development Mrs Esther Dusu cautioned the beneficiaries of the tokens to make the best use of the facilities and use the proceeds from them to better their homes The state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development Mrs Rebecca Sambo also cautioned the 104 beneficiaries drawn from the grass root areas of the state to use the tokens to start up businesses Sambo advised them not to spend the money on frivolities She enjoined women to support each other and to ensure that they strived to be the best in their various endeavours Edited By Abdullahi Yusuf NAN
    Covid-19:Plateau first lady urges women to observe health tips
     Wife of Plateau Governor Mrs Regina Lalong has urged women in the state to adhere to the health tips being given by medical personnel as precautionary measures against the spread of the Coronavirus disease Mrs Lalong made the call on Thursday in Jos during the presentation of cash tokens to indigent women in the state as part of activities marking the World International Women s Day She also urged mothers to ensure that their children and wards adhered to the various precautionary measures adopted for the prevention of the virus The governor s wife who was represented by state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development Mrs Rebecca Sambo wished speedy recovery to those battling with the ailment She said cash tokens given to the indigent women were meant to empower them toward poverty reduction She commended Gov Simon Lalong for his humane disposition toward the inclusion of women in peace and security as well as their empowerment for economic growth Mrs Lalong also commended the Plateau Government for mainstreaming gender in the state s budget and launching the Heforshe campaign Similarly the Chairman of Plateau House Committee on Women Affairs and Social Development Mrs Esther Dusu cautioned the beneficiaries of the tokens to make the best use of the facilities and use the proceeds from them to better their homes The state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development Mrs Rebecca Sambo also cautioned the 104 beneficiaries drawn from the grass root areas of the state to use the tokens to start up businesses Sambo advised them not to spend the money on frivolities She enjoined women to support each other and to ensure that they strived to be the best in their various endeavours Edited By Abdullahi Yusuf NAN
    Covid-19:Plateau first lady urges women to observe health tips
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    Covid-19:Plateau first lady urges women to observe health tips

    Wife of Plateau Governor, Mrs Regina Lalong, has urged women in the state to adhere to the health tips being given by medical personnel as precautionary measures against the spread of the Coronavirus disease.

    Mrs Lalong made the call on Thursday in Jos during the presentation of cash tokens to indigent women in the state as part of activities  marking the World International Women’s Day.

    She also urged mothers to ensure that their children and wards adhered to the various precautionary measures adopted for the prevention of the virus.

    The governor’s wife, who was represented by state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Rebecca Sambo, wished speedy recovery to those battling with the ailment.

    She said cash tokens given to the indigent women were meant to empower them toward poverty reduction.

    She commended Gov. Simon Lalong for his humane disposition toward the inclusion of women in peace and security as well as their empowerment for economic growth.

    Mrs Lalong also commended the Plateau Government for mainstreaming gender in the state’s budget and launching the Heforshe campaign.

    Similarly, the Chairman of Plateau House Committee on Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Esther Dusu, cautioned the beneficiaries of the tokens to make the best use of the facilities and  use the proceeds from them to better their homes.

    The state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Rebecca Sambo, also cautioned the  104 beneficiaries drawn from the grass root areas  of the state to use the tokens to start-up businesses.

    Sambo advised them not to spend the money on frivolities.

    She enjoined women to support each other and to ensure that they strived to be the best in their various endeavours.


    Edited By: Abdullahi Yusuf
    (NAN)

     

  •  The Plateau Govt has established the State Health Insurance Scheme to improve access to healthcare and reduce the burden of financing health services on its populace Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau made the announcement on Monday in Jos during the distribution of 2 5 million Long Lasting Insecticidal Treated Nets LLINs across 17 Local Government Areas of the state The governor who was represented by his Deputy Prof Sonni Tyoden said that the state was working toward establishing the Plateau State Mega Distribution Agency According to him this is to ensure provision of quality health services and to reduce out of stock syndrome in its health facilities He said the state government in partnership with the US President Malaria Initiative was distributing the LLINs to protect Plateau residents against the scourge especially children and pregnant women who are most vulnerable to Malaria Lalong expressed delight that there has been improvement in its last distribution of 2 1 million nets in 2015 to 2 5million currently being distributed The gesture has also led to a decrease in malaria prevalence by 39 per cent in 2015 to the current 26 per cent as facilitated by implementation of medical interventions I want to appeal to all Plateau citizens to ensure the utilisation of the mosquito nets by sleeping inside a net every night he said He said it was illegal to sell the nets as defaulters would be punished saying a surveillance system was already in place to monitor the distribution process and ensure compliance The government has equally ensured the approval and release of counterpart funding for health programmes such as the malaria programme we are pursuing today This has enabled the state with its partners to offer free malaria services to all health facilities within the shortest possible time he said The governor appreciated its partners including the United Nation Children Fund UNICEF World Bank the Carter Centres and United States Agency for International Development USAID for making significant investments in the health of Plateau people In his remarks the Commissioner for Health Dr Nimkong Lar Ndam said that LLINs have been proven to reduce malaria burden by 65 per cent He said the ministry of health and state primary health care development board offer free malaria services including diagnosis and prompt treatment and routine LLINs to pregnant women and children from zero to five years The commissioner said all its health facilities were also offering free family planning interventions adding that plans have been concluded for the takeoff of basic health care provision fund centres across the 325 political wards on Plateau He however said the state was burdened with inadequate human resources for health care delivery as well as reemergence of diseases such as yellow fever Lassa fever and cholera In his remarks the Mission Director for USAID Nigeria Mr Stephen Haykin said helping to safe guard the health of the Nigerian people was among its top priorities According to him it has partnered with Nigeria since 2011 to eliminate malaria in the country The director represented by the Nigeria Regional Legal officer Mr Jonathan Cone urged traditional leaders to advocate for malaria prevention in their various communities by supporting the campaigns of sleeping under nets I encourage the people of Plateau to set example for your children and play your part by sleeping under a net every night ensuring that you test for malaria in case of any fever and confirm malaria before beginning treatment he said The Nigeria News Agency reports that high point of the event was the investiture of the wife of the Gov Lalong Mrs Regina Lalong as the Net Ambassador in the state Edited By Vivian Ihechu Felix Ajide
    Plateau Govt. establishes Health Insurance Scheme, distributes 2.5m LLINs
     The Plateau Govt has established the State Health Insurance Scheme to improve access to healthcare and reduce the burden of financing health services on its populace Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau made the announcement on Monday in Jos during the distribution of 2 5 million Long Lasting Insecticidal Treated Nets LLINs across 17 Local Government Areas of the state The governor who was represented by his Deputy Prof Sonni Tyoden said that the state was working toward establishing the Plateau State Mega Distribution Agency According to him this is to ensure provision of quality health services and to reduce out of stock syndrome in its health facilities He said the state government in partnership with the US President Malaria Initiative was distributing the LLINs to protect Plateau residents against the scourge especially children and pregnant women who are most vulnerable to Malaria Lalong expressed delight that there has been improvement in its last distribution of 2 1 million nets in 2015 to 2 5million currently being distributed The gesture has also led to a decrease in malaria prevalence by 39 per cent in 2015 to the current 26 per cent as facilitated by implementation of medical interventions I want to appeal to all Plateau citizens to ensure the utilisation of the mosquito nets by sleeping inside a net every night he said He said it was illegal to sell the nets as defaulters would be punished saying a surveillance system was already in place to monitor the distribution process and ensure compliance The government has equally ensured the approval and release of counterpart funding for health programmes such as the malaria programme we are pursuing today This has enabled the state with its partners to offer free malaria services to all health facilities within the shortest possible time he said The governor appreciated its partners including the United Nation Children Fund UNICEF World Bank the Carter Centres and United States Agency for International Development USAID for making significant investments in the health of Plateau people In his remarks the Commissioner for Health Dr Nimkong Lar Ndam said that LLINs have been proven to reduce malaria burden by 65 per cent He said the ministry of health and state primary health care development board offer free malaria services including diagnosis and prompt treatment and routine LLINs to pregnant women and children from zero to five years The commissioner said all its health facilities were also offering free family planning interventions adding that plans have been concluded for the takeoff of basic health care provision fund centres across the 325 political wards on Plateau He however said the state was burdened with inadequate human resources for health care delivery as well as reemergence of diseases such as yellow fever Lassa fever and cholera In his remarks the Mission Director for USAID Nigeria Mr Stephen Haykin said helping to safe guard the health of the Nigerian people was among its top priorities According to him it has partnered with Nigeria since 2011 to eliminate malaria in the country The director represented by the Nigeria Regional Legal officer Mr Jonathan Cone urged traditional leaders to advocate for malaria prevention in their various communities by supporting the campaigns of sleeping under nets I encourage the people of Plateau to set example for your children and play your part by sleeping under a net every night ensuring that you test for malaria in case of any fever and confirm malaria before beginning treatment he said The Nigeria News Agency reports that high point of the event was the investiture of the wife of the Gov Lalong Mrs Regina Lalong as the Net Ambassador in the state Edited By Vivian Ihechu Felix Ajide
    Plateau Govt. establishes Health Insurance Scheme, distributes 2.5m LLINs
    Health3 years ago

    Plateau Govt. establishes Health Insurance Scheme, distributes 2.5m LLINs

    The Plateau Govt. has established the State Health Insurance Scheme, to improve access to healthcare and reduce the burden of financing health services on its populace.

    Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau made the announcement on Monday in Jos, during the distribution of 2.5 million Long Lasting Insecticidal Treated Nets (LLINs)  across 17 Local Government Areas of the state.

    The governor, who was represented by his Deputy, Prof. Sonni Tyoden, said that the state was working toward establishing the Plateau State Mega Distribution Agency.

    According to him, this is to ensure provision of quality health services and to reduce out-of-stock syndrome in its health facilities.

    He said the state government in partnership with the US President Malaria Initiative, was distributing the LLINs to protect Plateau residents against the scourge, especially children and pregnant women who are most vulnerable to Malaria.

    Lalong expressed delight that there has been improvement in its last distribution of 2.1 million nets in 2015 to 2.5million currently being distributed.

    “The gesture has also led to a decrease in malaria prevalence by 39 per cent in 2015 to the current 26 per cent as facilitated by implementation of medical interventions.

    “I want to appeal to all Plateau citizens to ensure the utilisation of the mosquito nets by sleeping inside a net every night,” he said.

    He said it was illegal to sell the nets as defaulters would be punished, saying a surveillance system was already in place to monitor the distribution process and ensure compliance.

    “The government has equally ensured the approval and release of counterpart funding for health programmes such as the malaria programme we are pursuing today.

    “This has enabled the state with its partners, to offer free malaria services to all health facilities within the shortest possible time,” he said.

    The governor appreciated its partners including the  United Nation Children Fund (UNICEF), World Bank, the Carter Centres and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) , for making significant investments in the health of Plateau people.

    In his remarks, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Nimkong Lar-Ndam said that LLINs have been proven to reduce malaria burden by 65 per cent.

    He said the ministry of health and state primary health care development board offer free malaria services including diagnosis and prompt treatment and routine LLINs to pregnant women and children from zero to five years.

    The commissioner said all its health facilities were also offering free family planning interventions, adding that plans have been concluded for the takeoff of basic health care provision fund centres across the 325 political wards on Plateau.

    He, however,  said the state was burdened with inadequate human resources for health care delivery as well as reemergence of diseases such as yellow fever, Lassa fever and cholera.

    In his remarks, the Mission Director for USAID Nigeria, Mr Stephen Haykin said helping to safe guard the health of the Nigerian people was among its top priorities.

    According to him, it has partnered with Nigeria since 2011 to eliminate malaria in the country.

    The director, represented by the Nigeria Regional Legal officer, Mr Jonathan Cone, urged traditional leaders to advocate for malaria prevention in their various communities by supporting the campaigns of sleeping under nets .

    “I encourage the people of Plateau to set example for your children and play your part by sleeping under a net every night , ensuring that you test for malaria in case of any fever, and confirm malaria before beginning treatment,” he said.

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that high point of the event was the investiture of the wife of the Gov. Lalong,  Mrs Regina Lalong as the Net Ambassador in the state.


    Edited By: Vivian Ihechu/Felix Ajide

  •   The Wife of Plateau Governor Mrs Regina Lalong on Friday in Jos organised a Christmas party for children from Internally Displaced Persons IDPs camps and orphans in the state as part of her activities to mark the Yuletide Nigeria News Agency reports that the children were drawn from 16 orphanages and IDPs camps from Riyom Barkin Ladi and Jos South local government areas Speaking at the event Mrs Lalong said the event was organised to share love with the less privileged children saying they represented the society as its future and so should always be celebrated This is a season of love to give to those in need and to remind us to always reflect on the implications of both our official and personal actions in order to protect the children from difficult circumstances I want to remind these children that they can rise above their circumstances and that is why they were specially chosen for this occasion she said She said peace was paramount to ensure the progress and future of children in Plateau and urged residents of the state to ensure peaceful celebrations during the season and beyond Earlier in her remarks Mrs Grace Yaro the State Coordinator of orphanages thanked the governor s wife for the kindness shown to the children and appealed to her to provide a special intervention for the children saying such initiative would give them hope in life Blessing Sani a nine year old girl from an IDPs camp in Riyom Local Government Area thanked Lalong for her kindness saying she was excited interacting with children from other parts of the state while praying for God s blessings and protection for Mrs Lalong NAN reports that highlights of the event were gifts of school bags from the wife of the governor comprising Mathematical sets story books food flasks and exercise books amongst others given to the children Other activities included dancing competitions and gifts from Santa Claus for the children Edited by Abdullahi Yusuf NAN
    Wife of Plateau Governor organises Christmas party for IDPs’ children, orphans
      The Wife of Plateau Governor Mrs Regina Lalong on Friday in Jos organised a Christmas party for children from Internally Displaced Persons IDPs camps and orphans in the state as part of her activities to mark the Yuletide Nigeria News Agency reports that the children were drawn from 16 orphanages and IDPs camps from Riyom Barkin Ladi and Jos South local government areas Speaking at the event Mrs Lalong said the event was organised to share love with the less privileged children saying they represented the society as its future and so should always be celebrated This is a season of love to give to those in need and to remind us to always reflect on the implications of both our official and personal actions in order to protect the children from difficult circumstances I want to remind these children that they can rise above their circumstances and that is why they were specially chosen for this occasion she said She said peace was paramount to ensure the progress and future of children in Plateau and urged residents of the state to ensure peaceful celebrations during the season and beyond Earlier in her remarks Mrs Grace Yaro the State Coordinator of orphanages thanked the governor s wife for the kindness shown to the children and appealed to her to provide a special intervention for the children saying such initiative would give them hope in life Blessing Sani a nine year old girl from an IDPs camp in Riyom Local Government Area thanked Lalong for her kindness saying she was excited interacting with children from other parts of the state while praying for God s blessings and protection for Mrs Lalong NAN reports that highlights of the event were gifts of school bags from the wife of the governor comprising Mathematical sets story books food flasks and exercise books amongst others given to the children Other activities included dancing competitions and gifts from Santa Claus for the children Edited by Abdullahi Yusuf NAN
    Wife of Plateau Governor organises Christmas party for IDPs’ children, orphans
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    Wife of Plateau Governor organises Christmas party for IDPs’ children, orphans

    The Wife of Plateau Governor, Mrs Regina Lalong, on Friday in Jos organised a Christmas party for children from Internally Displaced Persons(IDPs) camps and orphans in the state, as part of her activities to mark the Yuletide.

    Nigeria News Agency reports that the children were drawn from 16 orphanages and IDPs camps from Riyom, Barkin Ladi and Jos South local government areas.

    Speaking at the event, Mrs Lalong said the event was organised to share love with the less privileged children, saying they represented the society as its future, and so, should always be celebrated.

    ” This is a season of love to give to those in need and to remind us to always reflect on the implications of both our official and personal actions in order to protect the children from difficult circumstances.

    “I want to remind these children that they can rise above their circumstances and that is why they were specially chosen for this occasion,” she said.

    She said peace was paramount to ensure the progress and future of children in Plateau and urged residents of the state to ensure peaceful celebrations during the season and beyond.

    Earlier in her remarks, Mrs Grace Yaro, the State Coordinator of orphanages, thanked the governor’s wife for the kindness shown to the children and appealed to her to provide a special intervention for the children, saying such initiative would give them hope in life.

    Blessing Sani, a nine-year-old girl from an IDPs camp in Riyom Local Government Area, thanked Lalong for her kindness, saying she was excited interacting with children from other parts of the state while praying for God’s blessings and protection for Mrs Lalong.

    NAN reports that highlights of the event were gifts of school bags from the wife of the governor comprising Mathematical sets; story books; food flasks and exercise books, amongst others, given to the children.

    Other activities included dancing competitions and gifts from Santa Claus for the children.

    Edited by: Abdullahi Yusuf
    (NAN)