Gombe discharges another batch of 153 almajiris after 2- week quarantine.

Gombe state government has discharged another batch of 153 almajiri children who tested negative to coronavirus after the two weeks mandatory quarantine period at its Amada facility in Akko Local Government area of the state.

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya was at the quarantine centre to mark the 2020 children’s day celebration with the kids preparatory to their departure to their respective communities.

Addressing the lads, Governor Yahaya said his government is committed to prioritizing basic education through a sustained support to both western and islamic systems of education.

He noted that no body can manage a child better than his parents as such government will ensure the state’s indigenous almajiris returned from various states are reunited with their family members.

He said “these children deserve to achieve anything in life if given the desired care and attention. I assure that our administration will support them to attain their goals through a sound western and islamic education. In fact we are committed to bequeathing a good future for them. We shall provide structures and facilities that can accommodate them and take care of their basic needs so that they can learn and attain their goals like every other child. Education is a right and not a privilege”.

The Governor encouraged the children to nurse and pursue their dreams of a bright future, citing Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, a minister of the federal republic as one of the products of tsangaya system who embraced the western education and became a shining example.

Earlier, the Commissioner for Education, Dr. Habu Dahiru said the 153 Almajiris discharged from the quarantine camp were those returned from Adamawa and Bauchi states and are indigines of Dukku, Nafada, Balanga and Yamaltu Deba Local Government areas.

He disclosed that there are currently 13 almajiris in the camp waiting for their second test results.

The Commissioner revealed that the camp registered a total of 684 people since inception, including 377 almajiris and 307 intercepted travellers, adding that so far 671 have received a clean bill of health and were discharged after second test that returned negative.

The Deputy camp Director, Yusuf Danbayo described the condition at the camp as suitable for children, with the kids taking good meals and having access to qur’anic education as well as enjoying the recreational facilities there.

He said the two weeks stay in the quarantine centre was recreational hence they were provided with all the basic things they needed throughout their stay.

All the 153 discharged Almajiris were kitted with new clothes, shoes and bags containing educational materials and are to be integrated into a formal education system under the Basic Education Service Delivery for All, BESDA at their respective localities.

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2020 Children’s Day: Gombe Governor assures of Govt’s commitment to children’s welfare, sound education.

As children in Gombe state join their counterparts all over the world to commemorate the 2020 Children’s Day today, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has reiterated that his administration will continue to prioritise children’s wellbeing and sound education for a brighter future.

In a statement to mark the day, the Governor described children as the hope and essence of the state and the nation, calling on them to look forward to a better tomorrow and remarkable future.

He said , “to build a better tomorrow, we must build our children, therefore, I wish to reiterate our total commitment to your welfare and also to acknowledge your importance as the future and essence of our dear state and nation”.

Governor Yahaya said as future leaders, children require absolute care, security and right upbringing from both parents and government.

He noted that it is very imperative for parents, community leaders, teachers and all involved in children upbringing to take mentoring seriously and provide good leadership to them.

The Governor, while felicitating with the children on the occasion of this year’s celebration, described as apt and timely, the theme of the year, “Promoting Girl-Child Education for Sustainable Future”, considering the importance and place of the girl-child in the attainment of the UN’s sustainable development goals ( SDGs).

He emphasized that his administration will continue to strengthen measures that will revamp the education sector in the state by ensuring that out-of-school children and those of school age, especially girls enjoy basic and sound education.

He described education as the best weapon of preparing children for leadership and resultant peaceful and prosperous society.

Governor Yahaya who noted that as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, children’s education might have suffered some setbacks nationally and internationally due to the lockdown and restriction orders, however expressed optimism that with adequate measures and strategies in place, the children will regain the lost grounds and emerge stronger with renewed vigour in academic pursuit”.

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Covid-19: Gombe discharges 44 Almajiris after 2-weeks quarantine.

Gombe state has discharged another set of Almajiri children from the Amada quarantine camp having tested negative to coronavirus after completing their two weeks quarantine period in the state.

The forty-four children discharged today were part of the batch of sixty four children at the transit camp, with the remaining twenty children awaiting their test results later today.

Gombe state Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya said at a ceremony that the almajiris are children of the state and urged the people not to stigmatize them.

Represented by the state commissioner for education, Dr. Habu Dahiru, the Governor admonished the children to be ambassadors on the campaign against the spread of the virus as they would be provided with face mask and other preventive materials so they would enlighten their families and peers on the dangers of covid-19.

He said the children will be handed over to the Balanga Local government administrator.

The Deputy camp director, Malam Yusuf Danbayo described the condition at the camp as suitable for children with the kids taking good meals and having access to qur’anic education as well as enjoying the facilities at the quarantine area.

This batch of almajiri children were from Adamawa state and were kitted with new clothes, bags and educational materials courtesy of the Gombe state government to continue a new form of education under the Better Education Service Delivery for All ( BESDA) at their home base in Balanseni, Balanga Local Government Area of Gombe State.

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GOMBE SSG FELICITATES WITH MUSLIMS AT EID EL FITR, TASK FARMERS TO BE INDUSTRIOUS ON FARMING ACTIVITIES.

The Secretary to the Gombe State Government Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi has Congratulated all Muslims in the State for the Successful Completion of the Ramadan Fast.

In a message to mark the festival, the SSG pay glowing tribute to Muslims in the State for the Successful Completion of the Ramadan Fast in spite of the unusual challenges, calling on the entire people of the State to be law abiding and cooperate with Government as it tries to prevent the scourge of the Corona Virus Pandamic in the State.

“As you Celebrate the Eid el Fitr, I enjoin you to be mindful of the Covid-19 precautionary measures in order to STAY SAFE. I also urge you to remain steadfast, faithful and prayerful for the Almighty God to bring to an end the dreaded Corona Virus Pandamic.

The SSG calls on Farmers in State to take their farming activities seriously much as the State and the Country at large continue to pray for lasting peace and tranquility.

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Eid el-fitr: Gombe Governor felicitates with Muslim Ummah.

Gombe state Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has felicitated with the Muslim Ummah in the state as they join other faithful the world over in celebrating the Eid el-fitr which marks the successful completion of the Ramadan fast.

In a goodwill message, the Governor urged the Ummah to sustain the lessons of the holy month and replicate them in their daily lives for the good of the society.

” Eid el-fitr festival connotes sacrifice, selflessness, love and obedience to the tenets of Islam. I therefore enjoin us to draw enduring lessons from the Ramadan and show love to one another as well as promote harmony and peaceful coexistence among our diverse people “.

“The same way we all remembered the less privileged and those afflicted by poverty and disease during Ramadan, I implore us to carry over these attributes beyond Ramadan”.

While urging the traditional rulers, religious and community leaders to sustain the prevailing peace and security for the socio-economic development of the state, Governor Yahaya assured that his administration remains committed to the provision and implementation of viable projects and programmes aimed at taking the state to the next level of prosperity and development.

The Governor commended the Muslim Ummah and the entire people of the state for their steadfastness in the midst of challenges occasioned by the ravaging coronavirus pandemic, urging them to remain prayerful and continue to support the Government in its efforts to contain the scourge.

” I also enjoin you to continue to complement government efforts in confronting the dreaded covid-19, by observing all the preventive protocols and complying with restriction orders, while assuring you of our resolve to continue to adopt measures and strategies to curb the spread of the pandemic in the state.

Governor Yahaya assured that Government will spare no effort in working for the safety, wellbeing and prosperity of the state.

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Covid-19: Distribution of palliatives, relief materials continues in Gombe.

The distribution of palliatives and relief materials to the less privileged members of the society continues in Gombe.

Today’s distribution exercise took place simultaneously at the ten wards of Gombe Local Government Area targeting five thousand six hundred and seventy households drawn from the one hundred and eighty nine polling units of the council.

Performing the exercise at Ajiya ward in Gombe metropolis, the Chairman of the Palliative Committee and Emir of Gombe, Dr. Abubakar Shehu Abubakar lll said the package is meant for the poorest of the poor whose means of livelihood has been greatly affected due to the Coronavirus Pandamic.

Dr. Abubakar Shehu Abubakar lll said the Committee will spare no effort to justify the confidence repose in it by Governor Inuwa Yahaya by ensuring that the relief materials get to the intended beneficiaries.

“To those that are privileged to get the relief materials, I enjoin you to share with your neighbours no matter how little and to those that have not gotten yet, be rest assured that the exercise is a continuous process, so be patient”.

The Secretary of the Committee, Barrister Mela Nunghe, who is also the commissioner for Special Duties said the Governor Inuwa Yahaya- led administration places much premium on the welfare of the people, particularly the less privileged and downtrodden in the society.

He said to ensure orderliness while the distribution of the relief materials lasts, beneficiaries had earlier been given coupon and will be presented with their food items upon presenting the slip to the officials.

Same scenario played out at the Kumbiya Kumbiya ward where beneficiaries took turns to collect their relief materials based on their respective polling units.

One of the supervisors and a foremost medical practitioner in the State, Dr. Yarma described the distribution of the relief materials especially at a time when residents of the state are preparing for the Eid Celebrations as timely and strategic.

One of the beneficiaries, who simply identified herself as Ummi described the palliative as a soothing relief and expressed appreciation to the state Government for the gesture.

Items distributed include rice, maize, millet, pasta, sugar etc.

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Gombe state Governor constitutes 9-man committee for implementation, enforcement of TSA.

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has constituted a committee on the implementation and enforcement of Treasury Single Account in the state towards entrenching transparency, accountability and probity in the conduct of government fiscal operations.

The Committee, chaired by the State Deputy Governor, Dr. Manassah Daniel Jatau had its inaugural meeting at the Deputy Governor’s office on Friday.

Addressing the members shortly before commencement of the technical meeting, the Deputy Governor congratulated them on their well-deserved appointment.

He charged them to honestly and objectively carry out the assignment with the fear of God and for the betterment of the good people of Gombe State.

In a press statement released after the meeting by the Committee’s Secretary who is also the Administrator, Gombe State Internal Revenue Service, Mr. Abubakar Inuwa Tata, the committee noted the importance of the TSA as “it occupies a centre stage in the collective effort towards entrenching transparency, accountability, and probity in the conduct of fiscal activity especially during this trying moment”.

It reiterated the importance of the TSA in the national economic life as it gives a consolidated view of Government’s cash resources.

It also noted that the TSA represents e- bank account, or two sets of linked accounts, through which the government monitors all its receipts and payments, as a requirement for sound management of government cash resources.

The Committee’s membership include the Secretary to the State Government, Head of Civil service, Commissioner of Finance and Economic Planning and Representative of Commissioner of Justice.

Other Members are State Accountant- General, Auditor- General and Director, Treasury while the Administrator of Gombe State Internal Revenue Service, Mr Abubakar Inuwa Tata is the Secretary of the committee.

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Gombe state Governor constitutes 9-man committee for implementation, enforcement of TSA.

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has constituted a committee on the implementation and enforcement of Treasury Single Account in the state towards entrenching transparency, accountability and probity in the conduct of government fiscal operations.

The Committee, chaired by the State Deputy Governor, Dr. Manassah Daniel Jatau had its inaugural meeting at the Deputy Governor’s office on Friday.

Addressing the members shortly before commencement of the technical meeting, the Deputy Governor congratulated them on their well-deserved appointment.

He charged them to honestly and objectively carry out the assignment with the fear of God and for the betterment of the good people of Gombe State.

In a press statement released after the meeting by the Committee’s Secretary who is also the Administrator, Gombe State Internal Revenue Service, Mr. Abubakar Inuwa Tata, the committee noted the importance of the TSA as “it occupies a centre stage in the collective effort towards entrenching transparency, accountability, and probity in the conduct of fiscal activity especially during this trying moment”.

It reiterated the importance of the TSA in the national economic life as it gives a consolidated view of Government’s cash resources.

It also noted that the TSA represents e- bank account, or two sets of linked accounts, through which the government monitors all its receipts and payments, as a requirement for sound management of government cash resources.

The Committee’s membership include the Secretary to the State Government, Head of Civil service, Commissioner of Finance and Economic Planning and Representative of Commissioner of Justice.

Other Members are State Accountant- General, Auditor- General and Director, Treasury while the Administrator of Gombe State Internal Revenue Service, Mr Abubakar Inuwa Tata is the Secretary of the committee.

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Gombe state Governor constitutes 9-man committee for mplementation, enforcement of TSA.

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has constituted a committee on the implementation and enforcement of Treasury Single Account in the state towards entrenching transparency, accountability and probity in the conduct of government fiscal operations.

The Committee, chaired by the State Deputy Governor, Dr. Manassah Daniel Jatau had its inaugural meeting at the Deputy Governor’s office on Friday.

Addressing the members shortly before commencement of the technical meeting, the Deputy Governor congratulated them on their well-deserved appointment.

He charged them to honestly and objectively carry out the assignment with the fear of God and for the betterment of the good people of Gombe State.

In a press statement released after the meeting by the Committee’s Secretary who is also the Administrator, Gombe State Internal Revenue Service, Mr. Abubakar Inuwa Tata, the committee noted the importance of the TSA as “it occupies a centre stage in the collective effort towards entrenching transparency, accountability, and probity in the conduct of fiscal activity especially during this trying moment”.

It reiterated the importance of the TSA in the national economic life as it gives a consolidated view of Government’s cash resources.

It also noted that the TSA represents e- bank account, or two sets of linked accounts, through which the government monitors all its receipts and payments, as a requirement for sound management of government cash resources.

The Committee’s membership include the Secretary to the State Government, Head of Civil service, Commissioner of Finance and Economic Planning and Representative of Commissioner of Justice.

Other Members are State Accountant- General, Auditor- General and Director, Treasury while the Administrator of Gombe State Internal Revenue Service, Mr Abubakar Inuwa Tata is the Secretary of the committee.

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Covid-19: Gombe receives donation of food items from Granscope construction company.

The Gombe state Relief and Palliatives committee today received a donation of food items from Grandscope construction limited, an indigenous firm in an effort to support the administration to cushion the effect of partial lockdown in the state.

Speaking while receiving the items at the fertilizer blending company, the secretary of the committee, Barrister Mela Nunghe thanked the company for the gesture which according to him is a motivation.

While calling on corporate organisations and public spirited individuals to borrow a leaf from Granscope company, he assured of judicious distribution of the items.

The palliative committee secretary said the items come at the right time in view of the importance of food in ameliorating the hardship occasioned by the lockdown in the state.

Earlier presenting the items, the chairman of the company, Alhaji Tanko Isiyaku Gwamna said Grandscope deemed it necessary to make the provision in an effort to support the Inuwa-led administration in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

Alhaji Tanko Gwamna who stressed the need for all to show commitment in fighting the spread of the virus in the state and the country at large, noted that the pandemic posed a serious threat to humanity and the world economy.

He listed items presented to include two hundred bags of rice, two hundred cartoons of macaroni, two hundred cartoons of spaghetti and one hundred galloons of palm oil and hundred galloons of Turkey oil.

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