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Damawa Da Matasa A Mulki: YouthGovTracka Ya Gudanar Da Taron Shiyya A Gombe

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Daga Yunusa Isa, Gombe

An ƙalubalanci Matasan Arewa Maso Gabas su riƙa bibiyar gwamnatoci don tabbatar da suna sauƙe nauyin daya rataya a wuyansu ta hanyar sanya ido da bin diddigin ayyukan zaɓaɓɓun shugabannin siyasa da waɗanda aka naɗa.

Wannan kalubalen ya fito ne ta bakin jagorar shirin YouthGovTracka ta Jihar Gombe Hadiya Usman yayin wani taron tattaunawa na shirin a Gombe.

Tace, “A matsayinmu na matasa, mun zo nan don tattaunawa kan batutuwa masu muhimmanci da suka shafi ci gabanmu, ba a cika tafiya da mu a harkokin mulki ba, duk kuwa da cewa mu ne mafiya rinjaye a kusan kowace al’umma. Matasa ne ke zaɓan shugabanni a ko da yaushe, mu ne ke yanke shawarar shugabannin da za su mulke mu, mu ne a kan gaba wajen tantance sakamakon kowane zaɓe, kai ba zaɓe kaɗai ba, har ma da sauran al’amuran tattalin arziƙi da zamantakewa, mu ne muke jan ragama da kimanin kaso 70 cikin ɗari”.

Hadiya tace matasa su ne manyan masu ruwa da tsaki da ƙarfin da za su iya samar da kyakkyawar makoma ga ƴan baya masu zuwa, hakan yasa aka shirya taron don sanya ido da bibiyar gwamnatoci da shugabanni don tabbatar da suna sauƙe nauyin dake kansu.

Tace damawa da matasa a harkokin mulki yana ƙarfafa gaskiya da riƙon amana.

Da take tsokaci kan zaɓen ƙananan hukumomin da za a yi a jihar a ranar 27 ga watan Afrilu mai zuwa, shugabar ta ƙarfafawa matasan gwiwa kan su fito kwansu da kwarkwata a fafata da su a zaɓen, ta hanyar tallafawa sabbin jini masu rajin samar da ci gaba daga tushe.

Hadiya ta kuma ja hankalin matasan su riƙa neman bayanai daga ma’aikatu da hukumomin gwamnati don samun damar ganowa da ƙalailaice ayyukan gwamnati, don ganin ko sun dace da al’ƙauuran yaƙin neman zaɓe.

Ta jaddada cewa matasa ne kashin bayan duk wani ci gaba, don haka shirin na YouthGovTracka zai ci gaba da fafutukar ganin ana damawa da matasa a harkokin siyasa da mulki.

Da yake jawabi ga mahalarta taron su 100 daga jahohin Arewa Maso Gabas, shugaban shirin na Jihar Adamawa Riki Siman, yace “YouthGovTracka yana horar da matasa yadda za su riƙa gudanar da harkokin mulki da yadda za su riƙa bibiyar kasafin kudi da ayyukan gwamnatoci don ganin ko an yi su yadda ya dace ko kuwa”.

Yace shirin YouthGovTracka yana bincike tare da bankaɗo badaƙalar cin hanci da rashawa na gwamnatoci da jami’an gwamnati.

Riki yace shirin yana ƙarfafa damawa matasa da mata da naƙasassu wajen gudanar da mulki, yana mai cewa “a lokacin da jama’armu ke rike da madafun iko, zamu samu sauƙi wajen tsarawa da aiwatar da tsare-tsaren kyautata rayuwar nakasassu da mata da matasa.

Matasan da suka halarci taron daga sassa daban-daban, sun haɗa da ɗaliban manyan makarantu, da ƙungiyoyin fararen fula dana mata, da matasa masu hidimar ƙasa da naƙasassu da dai sauransu.

YouthGovTracka shiri ne da gidauniyar bunƙasa basirar matasa ta Brain Builders Youths Development Initiative ke daukar nauyi, tare da samun tallafi daga Kungiyar Matasa Masu Fafutukar Demokraɗiyya Youth Democracy Cohort da kuma Tarayyar Turai.

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Tekan Peace Desk Encourages Gombe Citizens On Religious Tolerance, Human Rights Protection

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By Yunusa Isa, Gombe

The need for Gombe People to respect one another’s belief, strengthen human rights and remain brothers keepers has been stressed.

The encouragement was given by the lead resource person Dr Obadiah Samuel from University of Jos, during a stakeholder consultative meeting on human rights and religious tolerance, organized by Tekan Peace Desk in Gombe.

Presenting a paper titled “Understanding Religious Intolerance and Its Effects on Human Rights Protection” and another on “Strategies for Creating Safe Space for Human Rights Protection”, Obadiah said religious tolerance has to do with respecting other people’s beliefs and avoiding anything that could make them intimidated.

While encouraging people of the state to remain brothers keepers, the resource person maintained that religious tolerance bring about peace, social cohesion and national development.

On human rights, Dr Obadiah said national, regional and international treaties recognized right to life and right to religious belief amongst others for every human being, maintaining that it is a duty on individuals and states to recognize and safeguard same.

He urged participants to become advocates of peace by reaching the unreached, to step down the knowledge acquired during the meeting.

Some participants at the meeting Lami Andrew and Ali Alola Alfinti, identified ignorance, poverty, political sentiments and extremism as major factors responsible for religious intolerance in the state.

They however highlighted love, education, awareness creation, understanding for one another and fight against poverty as panacea to religious intolerance and human rights violations.

They assured to step down the knowledge to grassroots.

Tekan Peace Desk with support from Brot and European Union is implementing a project ‘Faith for Peace’ in six communities; two each in Kwami, Yamaltu Deba and Ɓillliri local government areas of Gombe State.

The project focuses on empowering local actors to promote peace building, human rights, democracy and religious tolerance in Nigeria.

Participants at the meeting cut across community, religious and civil society organizations, media outfits, government & security agencies as well as human rights activists.

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DZ Rice Rekindles Hope Amidst Economic Challenges

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By Auwal Muhammad Adamu, Gombe

In a beacon of hope amidst soaring food prices and unemployment, the newly established rice mill industry ‘DZ Ventures’ has pledged to alleviate some burden by subsidizing the cost of processed rice and fostering employment opportunities in Gombe.

During the grand opening ceremony at Ajiya Nasarawo in Gombe metropolis, Alhaji Salisu DZ, the Managing Director of DZ Ventures, revealed the company’s commitment to gender and age-inclusive job creation, aiming to complement Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya’s efforts in tackling economic hardships.

In his remark, the Chairman Northeast Cooperative Stakeholders Forum, Barrister Abdullahi Jalo, commended the inclusivity efforts of the Gombe State Rice Processors Association, urging them to support DZ Ventures to excel.

Also the chairman Gombe State Rice Processors Association, Alhaji Lawan Yusuf, praised Alhaji Muhammadu Dan Zaria DZ for his dedication in turning the rice mill vision into reality. He emphasized the commitment to producing high-quality and affordable rice for the people of Gombe State and the nation at large.

The event, attended by top government officials, industry stakeholders, cooperative society representatives, and community members, marks a significant step towards economic resilience and prosperity in the state.

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UNICEF Engages Journalists On Ending Child Poverty In Three North Eastern States

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By Vasty Bala Jonah, Gombe

The need for government at all level to improve access to quality education, healthcare services and strengthen social safety policies as well as empower marginalized households has been stressed so as to tackle child poverty.

This was stressed at a two day media dialogue on Child Poverty for journalists drawn from Adamawa, Bauchi and Gombe at Evolution Hotel Tumfure which was put together by UNICEF Bauchi Field Office.

Presenting their papers, a lecturer from Federal University Kashere Ali Madina Dankumo and Dr. Yusuf Auta a social policy specialist UNICEF Bauchi Field Office described child poverty as the inability of a child to have the basic necessities of life.

While enumerating the drivers of child poverty which includes corruption, unemployment, violence and insurgency, inadequate investment in social sectors, bad governance among others, Dankumo called on governments at all level to emulate the steps and measures taken to address child poverty by countries of the world so as give the large number of Nigerian children the opportunity to have a better life.

At the end of the two day engagement, UNICEF called for more attention to social safety policies, employment opportunities for the poor, economic and institutional reforms, provision of farming inputs for rural settlements among others, while urging the media to advocate for child friendly policies in order to tackle the menace.

In an interview, a participant from Adamawa Dr. Solomon Z. Kyagya; the director planning and Research Adamawa State Planning Commission described the engagement as timely and hoped that child poverty can be tackled within the shortage period of time while calling on journalists to be proactive in following through government budget, policies and programmes towards addressing the issue.

Another journalist from Voice of Nigeria Rebecca Muazu said the media dialogue was impactful, stressing the need for government to put things in place to increase consumption levels of families, so it can translate to having enough for children’s developmental growth, while pledging to educate the public on child poverty and also hammer on agriculture for more food production and security.

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