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Yobe to aid 12,000 almajirai at Sallah, tasks perm secs

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Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has a target of supporting 12,000 almajirai for support during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration next week.

The street children were drawn from urbanised seven local councils in the state.

Announcing the target in Damaturu yesterday, the Executive Secretary of SEMA, Dr. Mohammed Goje, disclosed: “The almajiri re-integration system is a multi-dimensional and sectorial approach with short and long term plans for the vulnerable street children.”

He said he had been directed by Governor Mai Mala Buni for Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) to implement the re-integration of almajirai into the Tsangaya educational system with feeding while in schools.

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According to him, the governor is keying into the social service component by providing Sallah welfare packages to children in the 240 Tsangaya schools.

IN another development, Governor Buni has tasked permanent secretaries in Yobe to be efficient in delivering service to the people.

Buni gave the charge yesterday while swearing in seven permanent secretaries at the Government House, Damaturu.

Ibrahim Gaji and Baba Gishiwari were also sworn in to serve as members of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), while Gambo Jimbam was appointed and sworn in as a member of the commission.

He urged the secretaries to be guided by the code of ethics and in conformity with the oath of allegiance, while serving the people.

“I assure you that this administration will continue to equip and reposition the civil service,” he said.

The new secretaries include Usman Bura, Ali Mustapha, Isa Bukar, Ajiya Musa, Audi Umaru, Abudullahi Abba and Hamidu Isa.

Lawan Bukar was sworn as permanent member of Yobe State Independent Electoral Commission (YOSIEC).

“This will also meet the yearnings of our people,” he said, adding that secretaries should be proactive with fresh ideas to build an effective synergy with their colleagues.

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