Gov Bello congratulates Abdulkarim Obaje on appointment as National Coordinator, NG-CARES 

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has congratulated Community and Social Development expert, Dr. Abdulkarim Ali Obaje over his appointment as the National Coordinator for the federal CARES support unit also known as NG-CARES, Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus The Governor in his congratulatory message which was contained in a press statement on Tuesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed hailed the Federal Government for taking a commendable step in the right direction The NG-CARES is Federal Government, World Bank assisted initiative that is being implemented in the…

Gov Sule urges FG to equip Nasarawa diagnostic centre with state-of-the-art facilities.

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has appealed to the Federal Government, to further complete equipping the Nasarawa State Infectious Disease, Diagnosis and Research Centre, with state-of-the-art facilities. Engineer Sule made the appeal during the town hall meeting on COVID-19 vaccination, organized by the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, in collaboration with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, which held in Lafia, on Tuesday. The governor said completing equipping the facility, will enable the centre meets global standards, as well as reduce the rate of medical tourism for the…

Covid-19: We ‘ve been strategically curbing the menace, setting our state on socioeconomic recovery pedestal — Oyetola

The Governor of the State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Tuesday said his Administration has been strategically curbing the spread of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic as seen in the outward manifestation of the government’s efforts to flatten the curve of the virus in the State. He said the administration has also been working assiduously to ensure quick recovery of its economy through the implementation of informed and people-oriented policies designed to stimulate the economy for prosperity. This was even as the Governor inaugurated four infrastructural projects comprised the newly-constructed Academic…

COVID-19: Gov Sule, Deputy take Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine  …..  as Nasarawa Govt flags-off vaccination exercise

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, alongside his deputy, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe, publicly took the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine publicly, flagging-off the vaccination exercise in the state.   Engineer Sule and his deputy received the vaccination at a ceremony at the Government House, on Tuesday.   Addressing the press shortly after taking the vaccination, the Governor, urged mostly those at the risk of exposure to the coronavirus pandemic, especially political appointees such as commissioners and traditional rulers, to take the vaccine.   Engineer Sule used the opportunity to thank the Federal Government,…

Senate moves to establish National University of Health and Medical Sciences, Suleja 

The Senate has commenced moves to establish the National University of Health and Medical Sciences in Suleja, Niger State, with the consideration of a bill which scaled second reading on Wednesday.   Sponsor of the Bill, Senator Mohammed Sani Musa (APC, Niger East), while leading the debate on the floor, told his colleagues that the establishment of the Institution was informed by the imperative to create more access to higher health and medical studies in view of the large number of qualified candidates who are annually stranded in their failed…

Gov Sule flags off state health insurance scheme

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has flagged off the state health insurance scheme, with the distribution of identity cards to over 1200 beneficiaries.   This was just as Engineer Sule equally flagged of the second phase of the free medical outreach earlier started by his administration in its first 100 days, with 700 persons benefiting from the comprehensive basic healthcare, as well as 15 surgeries to be conducted free of charge.   The Governor flagged off the twin events in Awe, headquarters of Awe Local Government Council, on Tuesday.…

Education, health remain my Govt’s priority– Gov Bello …  receives report on CUSTECH’s college of Medicine take-off

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has promised that his administration would mop out every available fund to ensure that its Health and education institutions gets the deserving attention it required to position them among the best in the country. Governor Bello made this known on Monday while receiving a report on the take-off of the College of Medicine at the Confluence University of Technology, Osara and other related matters. The Governor noted that the Committee’s estimated amount of over 2 billion naira as indicated in its report to facilitate the…

Gov Sani Bello inaugurates 20 Man committee on Gender-Based Violence

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has inaugurated a 20-man committee on Gender-Based Violence GBV in order to curb all forms of violence against both genders in the state. Inaugurating the committee at Government House, Minna, Governor Sani Bello described the event as important considering the increase in Gender-Based Violence in the society which he said has translated to abuse of human rights in recent times. Governor Sani Bello, who observed that Gender-Based Violence was not restricted to only female gender but the male as well, explained that constitution of…

COVID-19: Niger Govt to sign an Executive order for compulsory use of face mask ….. violators to pay five thousand naira fine

Niger state Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has directed the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the State to prepare an executive order for the enforcement of compulsory use of face Mask in the State following the surge in the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in the State.   The directive followed a holistic briefing of the activities of the State COVID-19 Committee to the Governor, as well as the current situation of the dreaded pandemic in the State.   Governor Sani Bello who said the order will take effect…

Gov Sule’s US trip: World Medical Relief to equip Lafia Infectious Diseases Centre free of charge

The World Medical Relief, Inc, a multi-funded, non-profit charitable organization, based in Detroit, Michigan, in United States, has made a commitment towards equipping the Lafia Infectious Deseases Control Centre, free of charge. Nasarawa State Governor,  Engr.Abdullahi Sule, disclosed this while signing into law, the 2021 Appropriation Bill, at a ceremony at the Government House, on Wednesday. According to Engr. Sule,  Nigeria’s former Minister of Health,  Dr. Mohammed Pate, who was previously with the Bill Gates Foundation but now working with the United Nations, impressed by the infectious diseases control centre…