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Kano apply more strategies for open defecation-free environment



Commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, Kano State, Dr. Lamin Sani has described the honour being granted to the State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for the award of Kano reached the open defecation-free status state by the federal government as commendable.

The commissioner made the commendation during flag up of another distribution of sanitation materials to the 44 local government areas of the state held by at the ministry’s hall Wednesday.

Lamin Sani who spoke at length on the development through the director of water environment and sanitation hygiene department (WESH), Alhaji Yahaya Nuhu Amasaye said the move has boosted the ministry’s morale to add more effort to rid Kano of the menace of indiscriminate defecations from now to the official deadline of 2023.

He explained that eleven local government areas in the state have been validated and become open defecation-free areas noting that sixteen more local government areas will soon be screened and validated by the federal government to make the state meet the target.

The commissioner expressed appreciation for the development and attributed the success achieved to the support and commitment of the state government in the crusade against defecation on the roadside in the state.

The commissioner also said that Kano state government will not relent in this direction soliciting the support and co-operation of all and sundry with the set objective of following Katsina and Jigawa state’s status of open defecation free.

Sani commended the effort of the 44 local government heads of the water environment and sanitation hygiene department of enlightening the general public on the importance of using toilets at homes and other public places.

On his part, the chairman of the director personnel management forum Alhaji Auwalu Makama represented by the public relations officer of the forum, Alhaji Ali Sani Faragai congratulated the Kano state government for the award calling on the heads of the department in the 44 local government areas to use the materials provided for the purpose to which it was provided.

Earlier in her welcome address, the assistant deputy director of the WESH department in the ministry, Hajiya Umma Salihu assured that the materials provided will no doubt contribute to the creation of a good atmosphere in the environment and boost social interaction among people.

Other dignitaries that blessed the occasion include the director of Agric services of the ministry, Alhaji Ibrahim Lawan, deputy director of training, Alhaji Aminu Muktar as well as deputy director of inspection, Malan Ali Muhammad

The materials distributed include face masks and buckets of hand sanitizers among others.

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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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