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Month: September 2020

Engineer Sule cautions against breaking COVID-19 protocols, says pandemic still exists

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has cautioned people of the state against breaking the protocols put in place to contain and control further spread of the pandemic.
Engineer Sule handed down the caution while presiding over the monthly state executive council meeting, at the Government House, on Thursday.
The Governor who used the opportunity of the meeting to update the people on the COVID-19 status of the state, noted that even though Nasarawa State has made significant progress in containing the spread of the pandemic, it’s still necessary for the people to continue to maintain all the various COVID-19 protocols.
While commending the COVID-19 Task Force chaired by the state Deputy Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe, on the feat attained,  Engineer Sule urged the committee to continue with its awareness campaign across the state.
The Governor added that this is even more imperative, with both the Federal Government and Presidential Task Force, supporting the state with N1bn to fight the pandemic.
Giving a rundown of the COVID-19 statistics in the state, Engineer Sule disclosed that so far, the state has zero number of patients across all treatment facilities.
He added that a cumulative 3751 tests were carried out, with the results of 15 cases still being awaited.
 
According to the Governor, so far, Nasarawa State recorded 449 confirmed cases, with 346 discharged cases, while 88 cases are currently undergoing treatment at home. In all, 13 deaths were also recorded.  
“The good thing for us in Nasarawa State is that currently we have zero number of patients at our treatment facilities. All those being treated at our facilities have been discharged,” he stated.
Meanwhile, Engineer Sule said Karu, Keffi and Lafia still constitute about 86 percent of the total cases so far recorded

Interdenominational Church Service to the mark Nigeria’s 60th Anniversary and Nasarawa @ 24. 27th Sept, 2020.

Nasarawa State Deputy Governor, His Excellency, Dr. Emmanuel Agbadu Akabe on behalf of his principal, His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule, Governor Nasarawa State led State delegation to  an interdenominational Church Service held @ St. Williams Cathedral Church, Lafia in commemoration of Nigeria @ 60 and Nasarawa State @ 24.
His Excellency charged all citizens to reflect back on all the challenges that the country has faced since independence as well as Nasarawa State since its creation. He stressed that, all hands must be on deck to consolidate on what our fallen heroes left behind.
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Engineer A.A. Sule Commissions Remodelled Government House Press Centre 3rd September 2020.

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has commissioned the remodelled Government House, stressing that the decision to give the centre a facelift was informed by the desire to provide conducive working environment for inhouse press crew.

Engineer Sule commissioned the press centre at the Government House, on Thursday.

While commending the media for its significant role in propagating activities of government, the Governor noted that support from the media during the past one year, has ensured that the people were adequately sensitized about the policies, programmes of his administration.

“I must say that without the support of the media, our development aspirations would not have been visible,” he stated.

According to Engineer Sule, the media has continued to set agenda in its determination to entrench an all-inclusive governance for the benefit of the people.

The Governor emphasized that his administration will continue to encourage working journalists in the state, towards the discharge of their responsibilities, urging them however, to remain guided by the ethics of the journalism profession.

Engineer Sule warned that government will not condone undue sensationalism, even as he stressed that his administration is open to constructive criticism in the effort to deliver on its mandate to the people of the state.

The Governor disclosed that the remodelling of the Government House Press Centre, was carried out at no cost to the government, as according to him, the centre was refurbished from his personal donation, alongside some of his friends.

“The remodelling of the press centre was not captured in the budget, as such some of my friends and I pooled resources together to give the place a facelift,” he explained.

Earlier, in a welcome remarks, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ibrahim Addra, thanked his principal for promptly accepting to give the press centre a facelift.

Addra used the opportunity to appreciate working journalists in the state for being partners in the task of taking Nasarawa State to the next level of development.

Prominent dignitaries witnessed the unveiling of the remodelled press centre, including state Deputy Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe, Director General, Nigerian Television Authority, Mallam Yakubu Ibn Mohammed and members of the state executive council.

Others are heads of media organizations in the state, Lafia LGA and ALGON Chairman, Emir of Lafia, HRH Justice Sidi Bage (rtd), Andoma of Doma, HRH Alhaji Aliyu Ogah and top government functionaries.

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Engineer Sule inaugurates state boundary commission, governing council College of Education Akwanga. 3rd Sept 2020

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has inaugurated the Commissioner and members of the State Boundary Commission, as well as the Chairman and members of the governing council of the College of Education, Akwanga.

Engineer Sule inaugurated the two bodies at a colourful ceremony, which held at the late Aliyu Akwe Doma banquet hall, Government House, on Thursday.

The Governor stated that it has become necessary to constitute the commission because of border issues between Nasarawa and its neighbours, as well as within local government areas of the state.

Inaugurating the Commissioner and members of the Nasarawa State Boundary Commission, Engineer Sule said it expected that the commission will assist the state towards resolving internal disputes and ensure demarcation of boundary lines between and within local governments having such issues.

According to the Governor, the commission is also expected to establish synergy and collaboration with the National Boundary Commission, towards resolving long standing inter-state boundary disputes.

On the governing council of the College of Education Akwanga, Engineer Sule said the reconstitution of the council, followed the recommendation of the investigative committee earlier put in place to look into the lingering crisis at the institution, with a view to reposition the college.

The Governor directed members of the newly inaugurated council, while carrying out its responsibility, to liaise with the interim administrator of the college, as well as study government views and decisions of previous panels, including the recent investigative committee.

Engineer Sule further directed the council to the fill all vacancies created in the management of the institution within the shortest possible time, in line with the law establishing the college.

The Nasarawa Boundary Commission has Ibrahim Obyokpa Aliyu Keana as Commissioner/Chief Executive Officer, while Dr. Ishay Agidi Awotu will chair the governing council of the COE Akwanga

DIRECTOR GENERAL BUREAU FOR ICT CHANGING THE NARRATIVES

The Executive Chairman, Nasarawa State Universal Basic Education Board, Hon. Muhammad Musa Dan’azimi (Barayan Daddare), The Director General Bureau For Information and Communication Technology (BICT) Shehu Ibrahim , The Senior Special Assistant on Information and Communication Technology Haruna Sani Sani , alongside Members and Directors of SUBEB with management of BICT at the Nasarawa State Universal Basic Education Board office after a presentation by BICT.

The presentation was on the steps towards digitalization of activities of the Board , the upgrading of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in primary school to use ICT to support, enhance, and optimize the delivery of information.

The Director General stated that their mission there was to enable SUBEB to use ICT in education to help the students to compete in the global economy through enhancing learning experiences and providing new sets of skills, as well as minimizing costs and saving time associated with information delivery and automating regular day-to-day tasks.

The DG commended SUBEB for their proactive use of ICT so far, stating that the Board’s usage of ICT in its operations was very encouraging and only needed to work on few areas, with the world moving rapidly into digital media and information, the role of ICT in education is becoming more important and this importance will continue to grow and develop in the 21st century.

He restated Bureau’s commitment towards enabling ICT in education and making use of technology in education to create an easy-to-manage learning environment where the delivery of information would be much smoother and learning easier

Further stating that computer technologies and other aspects of digital culture have changed the way people live, work, play, and learn, impacting the construction and distribution of knowledge and power around the world.

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