…Approves Site For Fed Poly
Damaturu- Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum is in Monguno where he supervised the distribution of N325 million and variety of food to over 100,000 households displaced by Boko Haram and denied access to farmlands, businesses and other means of livelihood.
Monguno is the most populated part of northern Borno, within Nigeria’s portion of the Lake Chad region, which has faced the most severe attacks from Boko Haram in recent years.
Displaced households from local government areas: Kukawa, Marte, Ngnazi and Guzamala currently stay at government controlled camps in Monguno town.
Zulum departed Maiduguri to Monguno by road Monday, passed the night, and following day, supervised distribution of cash and food items.
Thousands of bags of food grains, sugar and wrappers were distributed to 65,000 male heads of households and 35,000 female heads of households.
Each head of household received three bags of rice, Maize grain, and beans, while each the female beneficiaries were additionally given a wrapper and N5,000.
He approved site for Federal Polytechnic
aside supervising food and cash distribution to displaced households, Zulum assessed and approved a site for the location of Federal Polytechnic in Monguno, which the Federal Government recently approved, following which the Governor paid visit to the Minister of education in January, this year, with a promise to provide land and any support required from Borno state government.
Akeredolu: 124,817 Pregnant Women Living With HIV In Ondo
Ondo Government, yesterday, said no fewer than 124,817 pregnant women have tested positive for HIV between 2017 till date in the state.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu disclosed this at the launch of HIV Treatment Surge campaign in the state organized by APIN Public Health Initiatives in collaboration with CDC Nigeria and United States government. He said out of the infected pregnant women, 926 have accessed elimination of Mother-To-Child-Transmission of the disease..
He expressed the readiness of his administration to rid the state of HIV/AIDS.
The governor, represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mrs Oladunni Odu said the launch of HIV treatment surge campaign was another first of its kind in the state.
The governor also disclosed that almost two million condom caplets had been distributed in the state since 2017 till date.
“Our government places premium on improved living standard of our people, where they live, work and play. It is our avowed determination to put a stop to all forms of preventable morbidity and mortality.
“The HIV pandemic requires us to open our eyes and not dismiss HIV infection as someone else issue. It requires us to open our arms to people living with HIV and give them our solidarity and support. I call on all international partners, Civil Society Organizations, religious bodies and other stakeholders to continue to join hands with government in order to achieve the ultimate goal.
“As a people-oriented government, we shall continue to provide the enabling social and policy environment to facilitate HIV/AIDS intervention programmes,” he added.
U.S Consul General in Nigeria, Claire Pierangelo said the programme is helping to identify people living with HIV and place those identified on free life-saving treatment.
Pierangelo urged the Ondo State government to eliminate all fees charged by healthcare facilities for nonessential services.
Resident Doctors Suspend Nationwide Strike.
The National Association of Resident Doctors has suspended its ten days old strike.
The National President of the Association, Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, confirmed this in a chat with Vanguard on Saturday.
He said the strike was suspended due to their responsibility to Nigerians and that the Federal government had met some of their demands.
According to him, the strike was suspended after a series of long hours of meetings with various stakeholders in the health sector.
“We have suspended the strike to show our patriotism to Nigerians. The government has met some of our demands and they have assured us that all our needs will be met. We are working on a press statement to that effect.
“Tomorrow we will be having a press conference,” he stated.
“Who Marriage Help?” Uche Ogbodo Advises Unmarried Women
“Who Marriage Help?” Uche Ogbodo Asks As She Advices Unmarried Women Above 30 To Have Their Kids Rather Than Abort.
In A Lengthy Video Posted To Her IG, The Actress Spoke About Her First Pregnancy At 27 And Her Current One Now That She’s 34.
She Said She Doesn’t Regret Having Her First Child, Who Is Now 6, Or This One She’s Pregnant With.
She Added That Abortion Is Against Her Beliefs As A Catholic, Then Said It’s Silly For A Woman Above 30 To Have An Abortion Because She’s Waiting For Marriage.
She Advised Women To Have Their Kids, Rather Than Wait Till They Are No Longer Fertile Because They Want To Get Married First.
She Went On To Reveal That Marriage Doesn’t Favour Everyone And Gave An Example With An Old Acquaintance Who No Longer Looks Beautiful Since She Got Married.
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