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Jihar Gombe Ta Fara Rigakafin Polio Ga Yara Fiye Da Dubu 981

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Daga Usman Muhammad Babawuro, Gombe

Akalla yara 981,710 yan kasa da shekaru 5 aka fara yiwa rigakafin cutar shan inna da sauran cututtuka masu kisa a fadin Jihar Gombe na tsawon kwanaki 4, a kokarin da hukumar kula da lafiya matakin farko a jihar keyi.

Gwamnan Inawa Yahaya wanda ya samu wakilcin Kwamishinan kiwon lafiya Dr Habu Dahiru, shine ya bayyana hakan a wajen bikin kaddamar da rigakafin polio karo na uku a bana a kofar Dagacin Tumfure yau Juma’a.

Yace Gwamnan ya ce rigakafin na daga cikin manufofin shirin shugaban kasa Bola Tinubu na sabunta fata wadda ya wajabta samarwa kowani tsarin kiwon lafiya a fadin Najeriya, kuma Gwamna Inuwa ya ke kokarin tabbatar dashi.

“Kamar yadda kuka sani, kiwon lafiya na daya daga cikin muhimman abubuwan da gwamnatinsa ta sa a gaba, kuma a makon da ya gabata ne muka je Abuja domin rattaba hannu kan batun tabbatar da ingancin kiwon lafiya ta duniya (UHC) kuma a wancan lokacin, shugaban kasa Bola Tinubu a nasa tsarin sabunta fatan da aka da dukkan gwamnoni 36 ciki har da namu Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya suka amince, don sanya hannu kan wannan batu tare da abokan hadin gwiwar ci gaba, akzau batun sabunta shirin kiwon lafiya a Najeriya inda kowane mutum zai sami damar samun lafiya, da kuma abin da muke yi a yau yana daga cikin shi, da kuma muhimmin ginshiki a hangen nesanmu da ayyukan kula da lafiyar mata” in ji shi.

Mai Kaltungo Injiniya Sale Muhammad ya kirayi shugabannin al’umma da iyaye musamman mata dasu bada hadin kai wajen yiwa yayansu rigakafin kasancewarsa marar illa, domin kare yara daga cututtuka masu kisa da kuma kiyaye Iyaye mata daga mace-mace.

“Ina kuma son yi musu magana game da jita-jita da ke ta yawo da ke sa su ki yin alluran rigakafi, na yi magana cewa idan allurar rigakafin ta zo kasar nan, gwamnatin Najeriya na da cibiya biyu daya a Legas daya kuma a Maiduguri inda suke tantance duk alluran rigakafin da ke shigowa, hakan kuma domin tabbatar da ingancinsa ne”

Shima wakilin Hukumar lafiya ta duniya WHO Dr Ibrahim yace bisa ga tallafin gwamnatin jiha, an magance matsalolin kiwon lafiya da dama, kuma nan bada jimawa ba zasu kawar da cutar shan inna da sauran cututtukan yara ma su kisa.

Shugaban hukumar kula da lafiya a matakin farko na jihar Gombe  Dr Abdulrahman Shaaibu yace sun kaddamar da rigakafin, wadda suka hada da na shan inna, tsutsar ciki, cututtukan kananan yara, zazzabin cizon sauro da sauransu, wadda za’a fara daga ranar Asabar 16 zuwa Talata 19 ga watan Disamba 2023.

Ya ce, “A yau muna kaddamar da makon rigakafin yaran da suka hada da jarirai da mata masu juna biyu tare da bayar da rigakafin sauran cututtuka da ke bayyana, sannan zamu yiwa yara ‘yan kasa da shekara 5 kimanin 918,000 rigakafin, kuma ga jaririn da aka haifa muna ba da rigakafi daban-daban, wanda suka hada da magungunan zazzabin cizon sauro, maganin karin ruwa inda yara kuma muna ba su maganin  tsutsar ciki (kwayoyi da na sha) da kuma Vitamin-A don rage mace-macen mata da yara musamman mata masu juna biyu da yara ‘yan kasa da shekaru 5”.

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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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