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Accord priority attention to education, wamakko urges 3 tiers of govt.

Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, representing Sokoto North Senatorial District, has urged the three tiers of government in the country to accord priority attention to the education sector.
This, Senator Wamakko, who  is also the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic and Secondary Education, said is the only way to bolster peace, unity and national integration.

This is contained in a press statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Bashir Rabe Mani and issued to newsmen in Sokoto on Saturday.

The statement said that, Senator Wamakko spoke in Sokoto on Saturday, when he opened the 2018 National Students’ and Youths Dialogue on Peace, Unity and National Integration, organized by the National Association of Nigerian Students ( NANS).

Senator Wamakko was represented by Alhaji Aminu Dikko, the Permanent Secretary, Sokoto State Ministry of Budget and Economic planning.

The law maker added,” the future of Nigeria lies with the youths who have the majority population in the country and the world at large.

” The youths are also the future leaders of Nigeria, as such, they should be extensively educated, at all levels, for them to effectively rise to these challenges.”

Senator Wamakko further averred that, he has an undying love and penchant for education, as well as the empowerment of youths, women and other vulnerable groups.

He further noted that, without education, there will be no any meaningful development in any society.

Senator Wamakko commended NANS for organizing the event, describing it as apt and timely.                      

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, who was represented by the Solid Minerals Commissioner, Alhaji Bello Muhammad Goronyo, said that, the dialogue cannot come at a better time than now when Nigeria was badly in need of sustainable peace, unity and national integration.

The Governor also said that, his administration attaches greater attention to the education sector, saying, ” that was why we have been allocating the lion’s share of the state’s annual budget to it.”

See what Tambuwal did in health sector from 2015 to 2017


 Health, they say is wealth and no nation can prosper if it’s people are not healthy. This is why, sokoto state governor, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal accord priority attention to enhancing health care service delivery in the state.

Below are some of what governor Tambuwal did in health care sector from 2015 to 17.

1. Strengthening of Disease Surveillance and Emergency Response Unit whose activities are carried through a system of networking between Federal, State and Local Government Areas. This unit helped in curtailing the spread of Gastro-Enteritis, measles, CSM and Malaria when there was outbreak.
2. Construction works at PHCs in Limani, Sabon Garin Dole Araba, Dingyadi and Salame cost the government the sum of N282,284,578
3. Upgrading of Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) at Sabon Birni, Balle, Dange and Kware to General Hospitals at the cost N585,287,608
4. Establishment of Healthcare Financing and Medical Tourism Development Unit
5. Establishment of Data and Media Management Office which is now serving Sokoto, Zamfara and Kebbi States
6. Sokoto became the best performing state in Nigeria in 2016 unde! the National Logistic Supply Chain Integrated Programme
7. Establishment of Emergency Response Team (ERT) and introduction of Central Ambulance Service in Sokoto State.
8. Renovation and expansion of the State Central Medical Store at Runjin Sambo, Sokoto. It’s one of the best in the Norther part of the country.
9. Sponsoring of 31 students to study medical courses in foreign schools across the globe
10. 1,000 traditional barbers (Wanzamai) and traditional birth attendants (Ungozoma) were trained on modern and safe healthcare practice in the state
11. Employment of 1049 medical and health workers to boost the state manpower in the health sector
12. 1,000,000 children received free Vitamin A supplement free of charge
13. 276,483 children de-wormed in two years while 18,881 pregnant women received iron fersolate in the state
14. 350 VVF patients treated at the Women and Children Hospital, Sokoto
15. 5,662 Cataract and other ailment patients who underwent eye surgeries whose bills were settled by the State Government
16. 59,853 patients screened and treated free for eye diseases across the state
17. 683 Number of patients that had successful plastic surgeries to reconstruct their faces hitherto ravaged by Cancrum Oris
18. 859,791 people, aged 2-30 years, immunised against cerebrospinal meningitis in the state in two years.
10. 1798 children circumcised free in the 2016 KUIDU season
19. 4,000,000 children immunised against the six child killer diseases in the state in two years
20. Passed legislation to improve the Primary Healthcare Law and implemented the PHC under-one-roof policy
21. Establishment of Emergency Operations Complex comprising of Accident and Emerncy Unit, Blood Transfusion Unit, Wards, Medical Equipment Workshop and Poly Clinic Dept at State Specialist Hospital, Sokoto
22. In collaboration with RTI/LEAD, Sokoto has developed a new Strategic Health Plan for the year 2016 – 2020
23. Renovation/Upgrading of 18 General Hospitals
24. Establishment of State Community Contributory Health Scheme with N100 million as start-up capital
25. Establishment of School of Community Midwifery at the State College of Nursing Sciences, Sokoto
26. Establishment of Malaria Control Agency, the first of its kind in the North West geo-political zone
27. Strengthening of Government Inspectorate Services.
28. Sokoto is one of the states that joined the SAVING ONE MILLION LIVES programme of the Federal Ministry of Health which oversees maternal and child health issues in selected states in the federation and came first with Kano state.
29. Implementation of the N2 billion 2016 work plan with UNICEF to improve education, health, hygiene, sanitation.
30. Signing of N2.8 billion MoU with UNICEF for 2017 work plan. Implementation already in progress.
31.Renovation of maryam Abacha women and children hospital sokoto.
32.Free treatment to victims of Road/industrial accident at the state TRAUMA centre 
33.Sokoto state government in collaboration with USAID distributed 3million insecticidal mosquito’s treated nets.

See what Tambuwal told Nigerians ahead of Christmas celebration

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has admonished all Nigerians to be their brothers’ keepers and shun vices that could jeopardize efforts of government to provide conducive atmosphere for the citizens to realize their life objectives.

In a Christmas message issued Sunday by his spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, Tambuwal enjoined his countrymen and women to continue to reflect on positive tenets that unite the nation and strengthen the polity.

“This period calls for introspection and continued prayers for our dear nation.

“We must ponder on the teachings and lessons of Christmas by exhibiting good character at all times. We should extend hands of fellowship and build blocks of unity and understanding, irrespective of our perceived differences,” the Governor said.

Tambuwal urged Nigerians to be prayerful and supportive as leaders find lasting solutions to the myriad of challenges confronting the nation.

“It is a fact that the last few days have been tough for our nation especially because of glitches in the supply of fuel, but we should trust those in charge to overcome the challenges in the shortest possible time.

“On our part, we are committed to doing everything possible that will lead to lasting peace, improvement in the welfare and security of Nigerians.

“On behalf of the people and government of Sokoto State, I wish all Nigerians, especially those of Christian faith, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year ahead,” he added.

See what wamakko told 2017 outgoing corps members

Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, representing Sokoto North Senatorial District has urged  out going corps members in the country  to strive to be patient, patriotic and diligent in their future endeavours.
This is contained in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Bashir Rabe Mani and issued to newsmen in Sokoto Saturday.
The statement said that Senator Wamakko who is also the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic and Secondary Education spoke when some outgoing corps members of the 2016 batch B, Stream two,   paid him a farewell visit at his Gawon Nama residence.
He said that, such noble virtues  are the formidable keys to success, whether as future employees or employers of labour in the public and private sectors.
Senator Wamakko also admonished them to continue to be good ambassadors of the National Youths Service Corps scheme, their respective families and Sokoto State.
Senator Wamakko further described the scheme as a major contributor to sustainable national integration, peace, unity and development.
The corps members said that the visit was to appreciate the Senator Wamakko’s invaluable contributions to the scheme in the state and Nigeria in  general.
The corps members described Sokoto State as the most peaceful in Nigeria, while they pledged to make the state as their second homes.

See how Atiku Abubakar attacked APC 

Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has attacked his former party, the All Progressives Congress, describing it as the ‘enemy’ of his new found love, Peoples Democratic Party and the people of Nigeria.

In a statement by Atiku Media Office, the former vice President asked for unity amongst members of the PDP, following the election of the party’s executive at its National Convention on Saturday.

He congratulated Prince Uche Secondus as the new national chairman of the PDP and other elected officials of the exco.

He said the immediate challenge before the newly elected national officials of the PDP is to run an all-inclusive administration where the various interests within the party can find accommodation.

Atiku reminded that Nigerians are looking up to the Peoples Democratic Party for unity in the party, “because it takes a united and coherent PDP to sack the APC government in 2019″.

The full statement reads: “Our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party is, again, at the threshold of an historical moment. Just as we mobilized to put an end to prolonged military rule in 1999, the people of Nigeria at this moment look up to us to rescue the country from the mis-government of the APC.

“Arising from our elective congress, there should be no victor and no vanquished. Our paramount attention should be focused at sacking a government that deceived the people of Nigeria into power by promising our youths three million jobs annually, only to deliver three million job lodses annually; a government that is repeatedly living in denial of its commitment to restructuring. We must be united to take power back to where it belongs: the Nigerian people.

“As members of the PDP, we must take pride in being able to hold a national convention and in so doing live up to the bill of being a truly democratic political party. Our major opponent has not been able to achieve this feat and I join millions of our party members to congratulate the Ahmed Makarfi-led national caretaker committee.

“I understand that there are complaints and grievances from many of the co-contestants in the congress. I am aware that the PDP has a mechanism for addressing such complaints and it is important that such avenues of redress are made available for members to explore without let or hindrance Meantime, I call on ALL our leaders and members to rally the new executive for the sake of our party, Nigeria and the good of our people.

News Agency Report

President Buhari leaves for Paris

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave for Paris, France on Monday to join 50 other world leaders to participate in the One Planet Summit on Tuesday.

The President, who will be accompanied by the governors of Adamawa, Kano and Ondo States, and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Environment. He will return to Abuja on Thursday.

The summit is jointly organised by the United Nations, the World Bank Group, and the French Government in partnership with non-governmental organisations.

The summit which concerns reversing the negative effects of climate change, will take place at the eco-friendly La Seine Musicale, situated on the picturesque Seguin Island in western Paris.

The theme of the summit is “Climate Change Financing.” .

According to the organisers, the summit will “innovatively pool public and private finance to support and accelerate our common efforts to fight climate change”.

While recognising that all countries are affected by the effects of climate change under “One Planet”, but some are more vulnerable, organisers noted.

The summit seeks for tangible collective action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

A statement by Mr Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), said President Buhari will attend a lunch hosted by President Emmanuel Macron of France for Heads of State and Governments at the Elysee Palace.

President Buhari and other world leaders and participants will make presentations under four sub-themes.

They are Scaling-up Finance for Climate Action; Greening Finance for Sustainable Business; Accelerating Local and Regional Climate Action; and Strengthening Policies for Ecological and Inclusive Transition.

President Buhari signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change at the side-lines of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 22, 2016.

He noted then that the country’s signature “demonstrated Nigeria’s commitment to global efforts to reverse the effects of the negative trend”.

He followed that significant step by signing the Instrument of Ratification of the Paris Agreement on March 28, 2017 at the State House, Abuja, making Nigeria the 146th party to the Paris Treaty.

It became binding on the country effective June 15, 2017, one month after the submission of the Ratification instrument to the United Nations on May 16, 2017 by Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Bande.

The participation of Nigeria’s delegation at the One Planet Summit will reinforce the country’s commitment to realising the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

News Agency Report

Senator Wamakko loses Elder Sister 

The elder Sister of Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, Hajiya Hawwa’u Barade, popularly called Hajiya Yar’Daudu, is dead.

This is contained in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Bashir Rabe Mani and issued to newsmen in Sokoto on Sunday.
The statement also said that the late Hajiya Yar’Daudu died today at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto after a protracted illness.
Her funeral prayer which was conducted  today at Senator Wamakko’s Gidan-Kara residence at Wamakko town was led by the Chief Imam of Wamakko Central Mosque, Sheikh Shehu Ardo.
The prayer was attended by Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, former Governor of Sokoto State, Mallam Yahaya Abdulkarim, former Secretary to Sokoto State Government , Alhaji Muhammadu Maigari Dingyadi and Ambassador M. Z. Anka.
Others were the Galadiman Garin Sokoto, Alhaji Aliyu Attahiru, Baraden Wamakko and District Head of Wamakko, Alhaji Salihu Barade, Sarkin Rafin Gedawa, Alhaji Buba Dangaladima Wamakko and the Ubandawakin Gidan Bubu, Alhaji Muhammadu Gidado.
Others who attended the funeral prayer were members of the State Executive Council and the state House of Assembly, politicians, businessmen, Islamic clerics and religious leaders, among others.
Aged 74, the late Hajiya Yar’ Daudu is survived by three children, Alhaji Kasimu, Hajiya Hawwa’u and Hajiya Luba.
Meanwhile, sympathisers have continued to troop to Wamakko town to condole Senator Wamakko and other family members of the deceased.

Sokoto targets 1m children in anti-measles campaign


Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has flagged off the 2017 measles vaccination campaign with a target of reaching one million children across the state.
Speaking at the flag off ceremony in Gwadabawa local government area of the state, Tambuwal said all necessary arrangements have been concluded for a successful exercise.
He said the one million children targeted is realistic considering the fact that the vaccines will be administered in two phases.
“Twelve local government areas will be covered in first phase while eleven local government areas will be covered in second phase. So far, the state government and our development partners have committed huge resources in order to eradicate measles and other killer diseases among our children.
“Enough vaccines have been provided that will cater for children in all the nooks and crannies of the state,” he added.
According to Tambuwal, the state government has already paid all its obligations in the form of counterpart funding and that all partners have been up to date in their payments for the exercise.
He urged parents and healthcare givers to sustain the efforts to eradicate the the disease, assuring people that the vaccines were safe.
The Governor directed all local government areas to flag off the same campaign in their various localities.

In his remarks, the state commissioner of health, Dr. Balarabe Shehu Kakale, said 1500 teams have been set up to work across all the local governments in the state in order to ensure every eligible child has been immunised.