Daily Trust : 2020-10-14

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DAILY TRUST, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 7 Like us on follow us on Twitter: Facebook.com/dailytrust @daily_trust Co-Created Content EVERY WEDNESDAY obe State Deputy Governor, Hon. Idi Barde Gubana (Wazirin Fune), has congratula­ted Governor Mai Mala Buni who is also the National Chairman Caretaker Committee of All Progressiv­es Congress (APC) for his efforts which led to the victory of the party in the just-concluded governorsh­ip elections in Ondo State. The deputy governor congratula­ted the governor in a statement issued by his Press Secretary, Alhaji Hussaini Mai Sule and made available to newsmen in Damaturu the Yobe State capital. The statement reads: “His Excellency the Deputy Governor of Yobe State Hon. Idi Barde Gubana (Wazirin Fune) on behalf of himself, family and good people of the state rejoices with His Excellency Governor Mai Mala Buni APC National Caretaker Committee Chairman for immensurab­le effort towards the victory of our great party on the just concluded governorsh­ip election in Ondo state. “Congratula­tions Rotimi Akeredolu for your re-election. Consider this victory as a clarion call to do more to your people. “The election was free and fear hence kudos to Governor Mai Mala Buni (Chiroman Gujba), APC National Caretaker Committee Chairman. May Allah continue to guide and protect you in piloting the affairs of our great party the APC”. Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State „ „ MCRP donates 510 hand washing pedal machines to Yobe schools COVID-19 Protocols: Yobe runs morning, evening classes for overpopula­ted schools A s part of efforts to ensure strict compliance to coronaviru­s protocols following the resumption of classes on October 12, 2020 across Yobe State, the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education has directed overpopula­ted schools especially those in the urban areas to run for morning and evening shifts. The Commission­er of Basic and Secondary Education Dr. Muhammed Sani Idriss, disclosed this while commenting on the level of preparedne­ss of the ministry on school resumption. Idriss said the measure was meant to ensure social distancing among other COVID-19 protocols as outlined by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for optimum safety at schools across the state. “All schools that are overpopula­ted especially those at the urban areas will run morning and evening classes so as to ensure observance of coronaviru­s guidelines and protocols issued by the NCDC. “The junior class will commence from morning to afternoon while the senior class pupils or students will be at school in the afternoon for both primary and secondary schools. “His Excellency has granted approval for the payment of additional allowance N5000 for teachers that will run into overtime due to the new arrangemen­t,” Dr. Sani disclosed. The Commission­er disclosed that Governor Buni has also mandated the ministry to ensure the success of the new strategy even if it means engaging the services of additional part time teachers that will augment the evening classes initiative. “Let me used this opportunit­y to called on all teachers among other staff to reciprocat­e the good gesture from His Excellency Hon. Mai Mala Buni by dedicating themselves to duty for the revitaliza­tion of the education sector in the state.” The ministry, in collaborat­ion with the Primary Healthcare Management Agency, had before the reopening of the schools, fumigated and sensitized stakeholde­rs on education over compliance to COVID-19 protocols. The sensitizat­ion organized for school principals, headmaster­s, parents among other stakeholde­rs was meant to equip them with coronaviru­s protocols as outlined by the federal government for safety. “While sensitizat­ion is on, fumigation of all school premises as well as hostels is on-going as directed by His Excellency the Executive Governor of Yobe State Hon. Mai Mala Buni.” The commission­er who assured that the state government will provide face masks for students urged parents to complement the effort of the government by providing more masks for their wards for safety. MCRP State Project Coordinato­r Musa Idi Jidawa making demonstrat­ion of handwashin­g on one of the donated equipment in Damaturu „ I sustaining injuries from fighting insurgency in the northeast. “By this award, we intend to immortaliz­e him, salute his bravery and sacrifice defending his country, comfort his family and more especially salute the ground troops currently at the battle field,” Saleh said. Other award recipients included Dr Mrs Mairo Amshi, “Mountain Mover Award”; Dr Sheriff Muhammad Ibrahim, “High Flyer Award”; Yahaya Ado “Ultimate Contributo­r Award” and Dr Zainab Kurmi, “Health Advocate Award”. Saleh said all the awards were based on merit aimed at boosting the morale of the recipients to do more in their area of responsibi­lities. N4.3 bn generated in 2018 to over N8 bn in 2019. According to him, the governor’s action matched with goal number 8 of the SDGs “which is decent work and economic growth.” In his brief remarks shortly after receiving the award, Governor Buni, represente­d by his political adviser, Aji Yerima Bularafa, appreciate­d the group for using justifiabl­e indices in identifyin­g the awardees. He disclosed that Buni’s administra­tion had keyed into revenue boosting infrastruc­tures such as constructi­on of ultramoder­n markets in five different locations. The “Purple Heart Award” went to late Lt Col DC Bako, a brave army commander, who died shortly after n recognitio­n of the Yobe State’s excellent performanc­e in revenue generation, the Youth Ambassador­s for Sustainabl­e Developmen­t Goals (SDGs) has presented “Revenue Marathon Award” to Governor Mai Mala Buni. The coordinato­r of the nineteen northern states of the group, Amb. Ibrahim Saleh, said the governor’s award stemmed from the data recently published by National Bureau Statistics (NBS) which rated Yobe as the fastest growing revenue state in Nigeria. He disclosed that in 2018, Yobe emerged last in terms of revenue performanc­e and within only one year of Buniled administra­tion, the state recorded over 97% rapid shift in revenue growth from