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Covid-19: Rotary Hands Over Sample Collection Kiosks To RSG

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The Rotary Club of Port Harcourt has handed over two Covid-19 sample collection kiosks and other supplies to the Rivers State Government.
In an address during the handover ceremony in Port Harcourt yesterday, the President of the club, Rtn Adeolu Okanlawon, enjoined Rivers people to continue to adhere to measures outlined by the government in the interest of their personal safety, as well as join the campaign of inceasing the immunity of the critical mass by taking Covid-19 vaccines and preaching same to “our friends, families and neighbours”.
“Talking about vaccines, “as Rotary, we bear testimony that vaccines save lives because with it (working with our global partners), we have succeeded in eradicating Polio from Nigeria and by extension, Africa and the world, save for some few countries in Asia”, he said.
Okanlawon further indicated that as it is for Polio, Covid-19 vaccines will help you and I to stay stronger and beat the odds,” contending that as immunity against and safety from Covid-19 increases via a combination of measures, and a gradual return of normalcy as a result, culminating in an increased demand for testing for many citizens of the state, the club through funding from District 9141, constructed and donated to the state government the two Covid-19 sample collection kiosks to enable health workers carry out their work safely and more effectively.
He said the club has also provided medical oxygen for intensive care support and other consumables and supplies for caring for Covid-19 patients at treatment centres in the state.
Okanlawon applauded health workers in the state, whom he described as ‘the heroes of our survival’ for putting their lives on the line for the safety of the people.
“By their heroic actions, 2,758 citizens of our state have been treated and fully recovered after coming down with Covid-19,” he said.
According to him, the kiosks were designed in Rumuogba and built at Trans Amadi in keeping with the club’s goal of developing the local economies in the state.
In his response, the State Commissioner for Health, Prof Princewill Chike thanked Rotary Club of Port Harcourt for the kind gesture and for supporting and helping the state government in the fight against Covid-19, Polio and other diseases.

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Northern Senators’ Forum Seeks Lasting Solutions To Insecurity

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Chairman of the Northern Senators’ Forum, Sen. Aliyu Wamakko, (APC-Sokoto) has called for lasting solutions to tackle the menace of insecurity in the country.
Wamakko made the call while briefing newsmen after the caucus’ closed-door session, held in Abuja, last Wednesday.
He said: “We must continue to find more solutions that can be applied to the security challenges.
“Of course, there are many ways of finding a solution. I know we are using the security outfit very well, but there are other ways of finding lasting solutions to the challenges, facing our country today.
“We are concerned as Nigerians and as northerners.
“This country has to be as free as possible, so that every Nigerian can move freely to do their normal businesses without any fear or security challenge, “he said.
He noted that at resumption on June 22, the forum would hold another meeting which would be aimed at strengthening the decisions taken so far.

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Reps Seek End To Abuses In Orphanages

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The House of Representatives has appealed to the Federal Government to end incessant abuses in orphanages across the country by the operators.
This followed the adoption of a motion by Rep. James Owolabi (APC-Lagos) at yesterday’s plenary in Abuja
Speaking on the motion, Owolabi said that many orphanages were not registered, making it impossible for the authorities to ascertain the actual number of children in their custody.
He said that the unregistered orphanages were also involved in illegal operations such as child trafficking and nocturnal abuse of children.
He said it was the responsibility of government to protect the lives and property of citizens including orphans.
The House therefore, urged the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to collaborate with relevant agencies of government towards ending the abuse.
It mandated the committee on Women Affairs to ensure compliance.

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Ganduje Restates Commitment To Community Policing In Kano

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Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has reiterated his commitment to continue partnering with stakeholders in the security sector to ensure the state is safe and peaceful.
Ganduje made this known when the Nigeria Police Force Community Policing Agenda, appointed him as its National Patron.
In a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Abba Anwar in Kano, Ganduje said:”we have community policing at the village, ward , local government, emirates levels.
“We chose 16 young people from each of the 44 local governments areas of the state for constabulary training,” he said.
Responding, the National Secretary of the association, Amb. Ibrahim Aboki said that the governor was nominated for his efforts in strengthening community policing.
“This is a man of honesty, integrity and philanthropy, the able and amiable dynamic leader and a ”Goal Getter:
“The security champion, we are presenting to you, an award and a letter as a National Patron.
“We duly acknowledge your role in pioneering, promoting and consolidating all security formations, security agencies and special constabularies,” he said.

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