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4th session of Nigerian Youth Parliament opens in Kano

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Nasiru Yusuf

The fourth session of the Nigerian Youth Parliament has opened in Kano on Sunday.

Kano Focus reports that the first sitting of the fourth parliamentary session was held at Kano State House of Assembly complex.

The event was organised by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development in collaboration with the Kano State Government.

Speaking at the occasion, Kano State acting Governor Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna said the state government is making a lot of investments towards the development of youth across the 44 local government areas of the state.

According to Gawuna, ” Youth have strong affinity with great potentials, as such, efforts need to be put in place to ensure that their potentials are adequately tap for economic, peace and prosperous well being of our people “.

Mr. Gawuna revealed that the administration of Abdullahi Ganduje has recently created a ministry responsible for youth and sports development to demonstrate its commitment to the “noble cause.”

The acting governor pointed out that during the first tenure of the administration, many youths were being empowered in different skills acquisition programmes which include training of 5,200 tea sellers ( ‘yanshayi ), 4,500 beneficiaries of Tallafin Ganduje and training of 397 Youth on Shoemaking, Bag making and general leather works among others.

“Education as a key component to youth development informed our administration’s resolve to declare state of emergency in the sector to ensure that education is free and compulsory. This has really increased school enrolment for the year because out-of-school children and dropouts have been enrolled back to school,” he explained.

In his address, the Federal Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Gabriel Tanimu Aduda said the Ministry has introduced several programmes under digital skills acquisition, entrepreneurship, employ-ability, leadership and mentor-ship (DEEL).

“Since the formal inauguration of the 4th Session on May 28, 2019, the ministry and its stakeholders have been working to ensure that the parliament begins its sittings, conclude elections of its Principal Officers and begins deliberation on important issues affecting our youthful population ” he stated.

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Ganduje presents appointment letters to 56 doctors, health workers

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Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has on Tuesday presented appointment letters to fifty six medical doctors and other health workers deployed to the State Primary Health Care Management Board.

KANO FOCUS reports that Ganduje made the presentation on Tuesday at Primary Health Care investment summit 2021, held at Coronation Hall, Government House, Kano.

Ganduje said the move is part of his administration’s commitment to improve health care delivery in the state.

 “The state government has set up a committee under the leadership of the Chairman Governing Board of the State Primary Health Care Management Board, the Madakin Gaya and District Head of Ajingi, and representatives from the office of the Secretary to State Government, Ministry of Health, Ministry for Local Governments.

“Others are representatives from the five Emirates in the state. With the Secretariat at the State Primary Health Care Management Board.”

“The committee would be updating the government and the people of Kano state on regular basis, on the achievements and success recorded.

“In order for us to achieve the desired goals, we must collaborate with development partners, government organisations and community. So all all hands must be on deck to also address the long term systematic health care system for the full implementation of the minimum service package,” Ganduje said.

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Bayero visits NCC, commends Danbatta on nation’s digital transformation

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Dabatta, NCC staff and the visiting members of Kano State Judiciary.

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The Chief Registrar of Kano State High Court of Justice, Abdullahi Ado Bayero has commended the efforts of the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Umar Garba Danbatta in fast-tracking digital transformation of governance and other sectors of the economy.

KANO FOCUS reports that Mr Bayero made the commendation when he led a high-powered delegation of the Kano State Judiciary to a courtesy visit to the chief telecom regulator at the NCC Kano Zonal Office, in Kano, over the weekend.

He added that Judiciary, as a whole, has recognised the necessity and inevitability of digital justice system as well as full integration of ICT-based court system in the administration of justice.

He said this position is well entrenched in the National Judiciary Information Technology Policy (NJITP), 2021 and is consistent with the NCC’s objective and strategic intervention to advance ICT knowledge and training for various public institutions in Nigeria.

“It is in line with the above that the Kano State Judiciary is determined to explore all necessary avenues and opportunities to integrate ICT-based court systems as well as digitised justice delivery systems for efficient and effective administration of justice in the state and we request NCC’s intervention in this regard,” he said.

 

Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta (Left) with  the Chief Registrar of Kano State High Court of Justice, Abdullahi Ado Bayero

Responding, Mr Danbatta restated Commission’s commitment to continue to strengthen collaboration with judicial institutions in Nigeria.

Danbatta said, while the Commission is doing everything within its regulatory mandate to enforce compliance among licensees as well as collaborating with stakeholders to protect telecom infrastructure, some individuals indulge in willful damage of telecom infrastructure, vandalism, telecoms facility theft, and fibre cuts, among other crimes.

He said these criminal acts conspire to degrade the quality of service (QoS) in the country, and since the NCC has no prosecutorial power, the need to strengthen collaboration with the judicial arm of the government at all levels has become expedient.

“NCC does not have prosecutorial power in criminal acts committed by the citizens and licensees which are inimical to the progress of the sector; and we appreciate the ways and manners such criminal cases are being dispensed by the judiciary. This is a testimony to the kind cooperation NCC has been enjoying from the judiciary,” he observed.

According to Danbatta, the Commission will never fold its arms while unscrupulous citizens cause havoc on telecommunications infrastructure since that affects  the quality of service innocent citizens enjoy.

“Therein lies the importance of the judiciary in the work that we have been assigned by the government to do. We very much appreciate this cooperation with the judiciary and we are committed to ensure that the cooperation grows stronger and stronger going forward,” he said.

According to him, the recently-concluded NCC Judges Workshop held in Abuja, was a very important initiative of the Commission to continuously collaborate with members of the judicial arm of government through updating them with the trends and regulatory dynamism of the sector with a view to improving their knowledge for effective dispensation of justice.

Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta (Left) with  the Chief Registrar of Kano State High Court of Justice, Abdullahi Ado Bayero

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Police launches investigation into Muhyi’s alleged forgery scandal

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Kano police command has on Monday launched investigation into Muhuyi Magaji’s alleged forgery scandal.

KANO FOCUS reports that the police spokesperson in Kano Abdullahi Haruna announced this in an audio clip sent to journalists on Monday.

He said the police have received a petition from Kano state House and Assembly and the office of Accountant General of the state accusing Muhuyi of presenting fake medical report to adhoc committee constituted to investigate the embattled chairman of the PCACC.

Kiyawa said Mr Magaji has on Monday honoured the police invitation over the alleged forgery case.

It could be recalled that the National Hospital Abuja  in a letter dated July 19, 2021 and sent to clerk of Kano state House Assembly said there is no patient named ‘Muhuyi Magaji’ in their hospital record and no folder was opened in that name.

The letter written by the Director Clinical services in the Hospital, Aisha Umar said the name and signature of the doctor (Dr. Bayo) on the medical report do not belong to any staff of National Hospital, Abuja.

It therefore declare the medical report as ‘NOT authentic’.

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