The Governing Board of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has appealed to Kano State Government to reconstruct access road to the state orientation camp which is in bad shape.
Hajiya Binta Mu’azu, a member of the board made the call while on inspection visit to the orientation camp in Karaye Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
According to her, the call is necessary looking at the current condition of the five kilometre access road to the camp.
“We are appealing to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje to look into the issue with a view to reducing the hardship being faced by corps members posted to the state while trying to reach the camp.
“If not for the facilities already in the camp, I will have requested the state government to move it nearer to town, due to the distance and bad condition of the road.
“I assure you, we are going to do everything possible to meet with the governor and table all our issues, because we have some challenges that needed government’s attention,” she said.
She also commended the state government for its numerous support to NYSC, hoping that such good relationship would go beyond the present level.
According to her, the visit is to see the condition of the orientation camp and the state of facilities to ensure the well being of corps members and camp officials.
The state NYSC Coordinator, Alhaji Ladan Baba thanked the board for the visit.
Edited by Ali Baba-Inuwa
Buhari greets retired AVM Shekari at 80
President Muhammadu Bihari has congratulated a prominent citizen of Kaduna State and one-time Military Administrator of the old Kano State, retired Air Vice Marshal Ishaya Shekari, on his attainment of 80th birthday.
The President’s congratulatory message was conveyed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Monday.
Buhari described Shekari as “a remarkable citizen and statesman’’ and thanked him for his many years of service to the nation.
The president prayed for his good health and increased support to his community and the nation.
Edited By: Abdulfatah Babatunde (NAN)
WAEC: Kano Govt. to fumigate 528 schools
Kano State Government says it will fumigate 528 public and private schools to make it safe for students writing their West African Examination Council (WAEC) in the state.
The government also fixed August 10 for the reopening of schools for the exit students in the state.
The Commissioner for Education, Muhammad Sa’id, made the disclosure at a news conference on Monday in Kano.
Sa’id disclosed that Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje had directed the Ministry of Environment to decontaminate the schools to make it safe for students and teachers as well as create conducive learning environment.
He said that the governor also directed the Ministry of Health to commence free distribution of face masks, sanitiser, hand-washing facilities and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the schools.
The commissioner added that the state government would also offered free COVID-19 test to students and teachers in public and private schools.
Sa’id explained that the 528 schools comprised of 199 public and 328 private institution are to go through fumigation.
The Commissioner noted that the one-week grace starting from Monday Aug. 3, was to enable principals and proprietors to make necessary preparations and evolve adequate measures against COVID-19 pandemic in schools.
“The Ministry of Education directed principals to make arrangements to received SS III boarding students on Aug. 9 while day students are to resume on Aug. 10.
“Accordingly, the ministry warned that no school is allowed to reopen before Aug. 10; principals are to ensure maximum compliance with COVID-19 guidelines.
“They should reduce hours of work/revision to four-hours per shift; strict adherence to social distancing, in classes, laboratories, libraries and hostels.
“Consistency of temperature monitoring and provision of emergency isolation rooms for identified suspected cases before handing of the affected case to the health authorities.”
Sa’id said that proprietors of private schools were directed to report to the Kano State Private and Voluntary Institution Management Board, to obtain permission on clean bill of health.
While principals of public schools are to report to the Kano State Senior Secondary Schools Management Board for scrutiny and approval.
According to him, 11, 046 registered candidates are expected to sit for the WAEC examination in 528 designated centres in the state.
“The ministry is encouraging schools to continue the e-learning education programme using the Google classrooms, radio, televisions and other platforms until normalcy return to the academic environment,” he said.
While commending Gov. Ganduje for his support and commitment to the free compulsory education initiative, Sa’id thanked partners, stakeholders and development organisations for their supports.
Edited By: Felix Ajide (NAN)
Eid-el-Kabir: Kano records low turnout as workers resume duty
Government establishments and private offices in Kano metropolis on Monday recorded low turnout of workers following the resumption of work after the Eid-el-Kabir break.
A News Agency of Nigeria correspondent who monitored the resumption of work in some of the government offices revealed that only few workers reported for duty after the two-day public holiday declared by the Federal Government to celebrate Sallah.
NAN reports that few workers resumed duty at the Audu Bako Secretariat, Gidan Murtala and the Federal Secretariat.
At Audu Bako secretariat, Malam Idi Sule said the holiday was enough for any civil servant to return to work on Monday.
Sule said he travelled to Kiru local government area and came back to resume duty.
At Gidan Murtala, Mrs Maimuna Ali, a civil servant, said she came back from Danbatta local government area with her family on Sunday and resumed work on Monday.
“The break was long enough for any activities, so people have no excuse not to resume duty today,’’ Ali said.
At the Federal Secretariat also, few people were seen discussing in groups.
NAN, however, reports that institutions such as Banks and Manufacturing companies witnessed large turnout of workers with customers forming long queues.
But it was observed that activities had yet to pick up fully in most of the markets within metropolis.
NAN reports that the Federal Government had declared July 30 and 31 as public holidays to enable Muslims to celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir.
Edited By: Edith Bolokor and Abdullahi Yusuf (NAN)
Man bags 1 month imprisonment for impersonation
A Kano Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday sentenced a 23-year-old man, Musa Zakariya, to one month in Correctional centre for impersonation.
The Trial Judge, Senior Magistrate, Fauziyya Sheshe, sentenced the man after he pleaded guilty to count charge of impersonation.
The Judge sentenced the convict to one month imprisonment with an option of N1,000 fine.
The Prosecuting Counsel, Sgt. Ibrahim Tsanyawa, had earlier told the court that a team of Police Joint Task Force attached to Rogo Local Government Area of the state, arrested the man on July 7, at about 11:30 a.m.
Tsanyawa alleged that the accused person was found in possession of a set of Nigerian Army uniform and some documents.
“The accused person used the documents and paraded himself as a serving military personnel,” he said, adding that the offence contravened section 132 of the Penal Code
In his submission, Zakariya pleaded guilty to the charge and sought for leniency.