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Communities advocates for more women health workers




The Community Based Organization (CBO) and Community representatives in Bauchi State have urged the government to employ more women health workers in the health facilities to improve health care delivery across the state.

They made the call at the closing ceremony of two day training for 10  Community representatives and CBOs from Giade, Bauchi Alkaleri and Katagum LGAs of the state on women constitutional rights in Nigeria for women and male advocates on Saturday in Bauchi.

Khadija Mohammed, programme officer, with Kairi Women and Youth Upliftment for Development Association (KWAYUDA) In Katagum said there is a need to bridge the gap of women health workers in health facilities.

“The health facilities need women health workers to provide the women clients with the needed health care service.

“Some of the women don’t feel at ease being attended to male Health workers, not only that some of the health facilities don’t have women health workers.

“We need more nurses and midwives in the facilities to support women clients and provide them with health care services,” he said.

Mohammed said, Women healthcare providers can play an important role in educating society to recognize their health and nutrition needs. 

“Women professionals and empowerment of women at all levels are required for improvement of the health and nutrition structure in the communities,” she said.

Also speaking, Safahatu Ajiya, of Isawa community in Giade LGA, explained that women’s roles in healthcare were primarily as caretakers and nurturers;

“As wives, mothers, and nurses; and in their responsibility for children, the sick, the aged, and the disabled,” she said.

Ajiya called on the government to recruit and train more women health workers as well as female teachers for redistribution to  facilities  in the communities.

In a remark, Florence Daniel, the programme Manager,  Women Voice leadership (WVL) at Fahimta Women and Youth Development Initiative (FAWOYDI) in Bauchi said the training is for the community representatives to know their rights and how to demand for the right.

“We realize that the women pair groups and advocates need more awareness on knowing their basic rights in the society.

“We also educate them on how to demand for their rights and needs from politicians during campaigns and how to follow up the needs,” she said.

Daniel said the human right based approach and Citizens engagement was organized by FAWOYDI with the support of Actionaid Nigeria.

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ACF hails Gov. Yusuf 50% slash down of school fees, says the move is exemplary



The Arewa Consultative Forum( ACF) has hail the 50% reduction of school fees for indigent students by the incumbent Governor, of Kano State, Abba Kabir Yusuf as exemplary and worthy to emulate by other governor’s.

Gov. Yusuf has recently cut down 50% reduction in the registration fee for the 2023/2024 academic session for all Kano State indigenes studying regular courses at the Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano, Sa’adatu Rimi University of Education, Kumbotso, Audu Bako College of Agriculture, Dambatta and other state owned tertiary institutions accross the state to cushion  the worsening economic situation people have been going through. 

While reacting to the governor’s initiative, the Chairman of the forum, Dr. Goni Farouk Umar  described the decision as both revolutionary and a hallmark of visionary leadership. 

He noted with delight the Kano State government’s resolve to restore its foreign scholarship programme designed to sponsor 1001 best graduates which demonstrates the government compassion that resulted in the payment of N700million registration fees for 700 Kano State students at the Bayero University Kano. 

The ACF leader noted that both the slashing of the fees in state owned institutions, and the off-setting of the BUK fees would go along way to ease the burden on parents and the students occasioned by the current economic hardship. 

Dr  Umar who describe education as power, and pivot in society’s advancement, prayed for the successful implementation of the government’s pro-poor education policies.

 He also appealed to all sections of the community to support educational development in all facets. 

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Nigeria’s President Tinubu say’s country’s pilgrim who return $80,000 to owner in Saudi is a pride of all.



President of Nigeria, Mr  Ahmed Bola Tinubu will honour Zamfara pilgrim Hajiya A’ishatu ‘Yan Guru Nahuce who found $80,000 in Saudi Arabia during the last Hajj exercise and return the money to it’s rightful owner. Chairman Zamfara State Hajj Commission, Alhaji Musa Mallaha has revealed.

Mallaha disclosed that the president is overwhelmed by the act of honesty exhibited by the female pilgrim hence he directed the National Hajj Commission to organize a national press conference to interview the woman for record keeping while in Saudi.

When the directives was given by the president according to Mallaha, the woman was already airlifted back to Nigeria adding that arrangements are in top gear to ensure the presidential directives is implemented as soon as possible.

Mr. Mallaha who revealed that president Tinubu expressed delight and pointed out that Hajiya Nahuce has brought respect and honour to her country Nigeria said the commission’s preparation towards the national press conference in Nigeria now will include the State governor, Dauda Lawan keying into the activities.

Mallaha further said that her honesty is a pride to all Muslims accross the globe.

The woman during the last excise stumbled into the money while performing Tawaff at the Ka’abah, she said that she kick the bag of the money to a distance for fear of been trample upon if she bow down to pick it up because of the large crowd. An Arab Pilgrim who saw her action pick the bag and gave it to her thinking that it was hers.

Mrs. Nahuce who was sponsored to Hajj by her son’s revealed that it was her first trip to the holy land.

She further revealed in an interview that, she took the money to the officials of her local government Hajj commission and handed it over. The officials met Saudi Authorities and within few days the owner was found and the money was returned to him.

She commented that she was not aware of the magnitude of her action until she was back home to Nigeria where she understands that the news went viral before her arrival

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Nigerian Army neutralize 7 bandits, comb bush for others in Zamfara



Nigerian Army neutralized seven Armed Bandits while several others flee with gunshots wounds in the late hours of Monday. 

The bandits in large number according to reliable source attempted to infiltrate and attack the troops at Kango Sabuwa. The gallant troops of Sector 1 Operation Hadarin Daji in conjunction with troops deployed at Forward Operating Base Wanke were steps ahead of them.

This was achieved by the troops in an ambush operation along the route suspected to be used by the Bandits.

The troops Shortly after the encounter proceeds in pursuit of other fleeing wounded bandits, recovered 1 Machine Gun, ammunition and 6 Motorcycles from the armed bandits.

The Commander Joint Task Force Northwest Operation Hadarin Daji, Major General Godwin Mutkut commends the troops for their bravery and resilience in dealing with the Armed Bandits.

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