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Rigakafi: VNDC Ta Bukaci Jihar Gombe Ta Dau Ragama

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…Yayinda Jihar Ta Yaba Da Sabin Dabarun Tara Kuɗaɗe

Gamayyar Kungiyoyin Alurar Rigakafin Cututtuka (VNDC) ta buƙaci Gwamnatin Jihar Gombe da ta ɗauki nauyin gudanar da rigakafi ga yara don rage yawan yaran da ba a taɓa yiwa rigakafi ba a jihar.

Shugabar ayyuka da shirye-shirye ta gidauniyar Misis Chika Nwankwo ce ta yi wannan roko jiya Laraba yayin da tawagarta ta gana da babban Sakataren Ma’aikatar Lafiya ta Jihar Gombe Pharmacist Mohammed Jalo.

Wata sanarwa da Jami’ar Yaɗa Labarai ta ma’aikatar lafiya ta jihar Hauwa Salami ta sanyawa hannu kuma ta mikawa gidan rediyon Amana, tace Misis Nwankwo ta yi ƙarin haske kan ƙalubalen kuɗaɗen da ƙasar nan ke fuskanta, lamarinda yasa ta gaza fitar da kuɗaɗen rigakafin da aka keɓe yadda ya kamata, da kuma ƙaruwar yaran da ba a taɓa yiwa rigakafi ba a ƙasar nan.

Tace “Tun da Jihar Gombe na ɗaya daga cikin jihohi 18 dake da yaran da ba a taɓa yiwa rigakafi ba, yana da muhimmanci gwamnatin jihar ta ɗauki nauyin a shirye-shiryen rigakafi gabanin janyewar ƙasashen duniya da ƙungiyoyin agaji kan harkokin rigakafi”.

Da take bayyana irin ayyukan da gamayyar ta gudanar da cewa sun haɗa da ganawa da hukumar lafiya matakin farko ta ƙasa da ma’aikatun lafiya, kuɗi data kasafi da tsare-tsare, Mrs Nwankwo ta bada shawarar ɗaukan dabarun samar da kuɗaɗe a cikin gida, kamar yadda wassu jihohi irinsu Legas, Ogun da Delta suka yi.

A nasa jawabin, Babban Sakataren ma’aikatar lafiya ta Jihar Pharmacist Muhammad Jalo, ya yabawa tawagar, yana mai bayyana jin daɗinsa kan dabarun samar da kuɗaɗe a cikin gida da tawagar ta bada shawara.

Yace “Wannar ta aiwatar da abubuwa da dama a fannin lafiya da suka haɗa da farfaɗo da cibiyoyin lafiya matakin farko 114 (ɗaya a kowace gunduma ta jihar)”.

Ya ƙara da cewa gwamnatin Inuwa Yahaya ta kuma gyara asibitin kwararru na jiha, kuma yanzu haka tana aiki a kan wassu manyan asibitoci uku, ɗaya a kowacce mazaɓar sanata.

Babban Sakataren ya bada tabbacin yin aiki tare da gamayyar ƙungiyoyin don cimma burin da aka sanya a gaba na rage yawan yaran da ba a taɓa yiwa rigakafi ba a jihar.

Taron wanda ya gudana a ma’aikatar lafiya ta jihar, wani ɓangare ne na ayyukan tuntuɓa da bada shawarwari da gamayyar ta VNDC ta shirya don yin haɗin gwiwa a shirin samar da rigakafi ga yaran da ba a taɓa yiwa ba (PREACH Project).

Shirin wadda ke samun tallafi daga rukunin ƙasashe masu samar da rigakafi da ake ƙira GAVI, yana bada tallafi ne ta ƙarƙashin shirin Tuntuɓa da Bada Shawarwarin Kiwon Lafiya na Duniya (GHAI), wadda ya ƙuduri aniyar faɗaɗawa da ƙarfafa gwiwar masu ruwa da tsaki kan harkokin rigakafi da ƙarfafa harkokin kiwon lafiya matakin farko ta hanyar ririta yan kuɗaɗen da ake tarawa a cikin gida.

Ya kuma ƙuduri aniyar ƙarfafa samar da kuɗaɗe daga cikin gida don yin rigakafi, da tabbatar da gaskiya da adalci wajen alkinta kuɗaɗe, da sakin kuɗaɗen rigakafin a kan lokaci, gami da ɗabbaƙa ka’idoji da sharuɗan gamayyar ta a Gavi.

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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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