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FG Didn’t Declared A Fresh Lockdown Over Second Wave Of Covid-19 – Says Lai Muhammed

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The Federal Government on Tuesday clarified that it has not declared a fresh lockdown of the country following confirmation of a second wave of COVID-19.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed gave this clarification when he featured on a Radio Nigeria programme, “Politics Nationwide’’, monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.

The minister said the directives and position of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19 at its briefing on Monday, did not translate to partial or total lockdown as reported in some sections of the media.

He allayed the fears of Nigerians and some listeners that called-in during the programme that a lockdown might have negative effects on the already stressed economy.

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Mr Mohammed explained that what the Federal Government had done was to reduce the chances of mass gathering by directing its workers from Level 12 below to work from home.

He said the government also reiterated already existing ban on night clubs and other Covid-19 protocols.

“The Federal Government has not declared a fresh lockdown. “What we have done is that we have simply reiterated the old protocols and asked federal workers on Level 12 and below to stay at home and they will still receive their salaries.

“Lagos state has equally asked their level 14 workers and below to work from home and Kaduna state has done the same. “Therefore, there is no fresh lockdown and the issue of hardship and economy meltdown does not arise,’’ he said.

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The minister said that the government also reminded Nigerians that the ban on social gathering is still on and Churches and Mosques should obey the social gathering rules.

He said the directive is to curtail people from gathering because they found out that Covid-19 had reached level of community transmission.

Mr Mohammed said the protocols on foreign travels subsist to the effect that those travelling to Nigeria would not be able to come on board unless they have the certificate that they tested negative for the virus.

He said when they arrive into the country, they must self-isolate for seven days after which they would go back for confirmation test.

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NAN reports that during the briefing on Monday, the Chairman of PTF, Boss Mustapha advised states to immediately close all bars, nightclubs, and restaurants across the country.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed

He said the number of guests at weddings, conferences, among others had also been limited to 50 persons. Mr Mustapha, who is the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, said the new guidelines are part of measures to limit the spread of the virus

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Zam Zam Pharmacy Receives An Ward Of Excellence In Kogi

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the Superintendent pharmacy  in charge of Zam Zam pharmacy  Mr Obbinna Nganwuchu and staff celebrating their new award
Zam Zam Pharmacy Receives An Ward Of Excellence In Kogi
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By Our Reporter, Kogi.

An award of excellence has been presented to Zam Zam pharmacy beside UBA, IBB way Lokoja.

Presenting the award in Lokoja, Kogi State, the State Chairman of the Association of Kogi Youths Concern, Comrade Sumaila Kanya said the pharmacy has met all standard expected in modern world and it has been rated as one of the best in the country.

He explained that drug dispensed at the pharmacy  are of quality and cheaper when compared to others who are in the business.

Mr Samaila urged the manager of the pharmacy to continue to sustain the tempo and pray for more prosperous years.

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Receiving the award, the Superintendent pharmacy  in charge of Zam Zam pharmacy  Mr Obbinna Nganwuchu expressed appreciation to the Association for recognizing  their modest contributions to the society.

He promised to sustain the standard attained emphasising that the drug store deals directly with pharmaceutical  companies to eradicate the menace of fake drugs.

the Superintendent pharmacy  in charge of Zam Zam pharmacy  Mr Obbinna Nganwuchu and staff celebrating their new award

the Superintendent pharmacy  in charge of Zam Zam pharmacy  Mr Obbinna Nganwuchu and staff celebrating their new award

He urged the people to always used the code available at the back of the drug packs to confirm its authenticity and as well patronize registered and certify Pharmacy.

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*GYB @ 46 Birthday Celebration; Group Embark On Community Health Outreach In Lagos State

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Chief Edward David Onoja group for GYB2PYB (CEDO4GYB2PYB), a political support group for Governor Yahaya Bello in collaboration with Vine Healthcare Limited has embarked on a medical outreach across communities in Lagos State to provide some free medical checkings and supplies to people and also enlighten them on safety measures to live a healthy life.

The outreach programme which started today being 20th June, 2021 is aimed at providing basic health care and health counseling to people in some areas of Lagos State.

Speaking at the commencement of the program, the group’s representative, Patriot Mathew James Avabee noted that the health outreach was organised to celebrate the 46th birthday of Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello.

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“We are using the occassion of Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello’s birthday celebration to reach out to the people of Lagos State by providing for them basic health care, and enlightening the beneficiaries on the safety measures to live a healthy life.

“Adequate health care delivery to Kogi State citizens has been a serious concern to Governor Yahaya Bello and he has preformed excellently well through a robust and people focused health policies and infrastructural developments like the ongoing state of the art reference hospital and other health infrastructures in Kogi State, which after completion, will not only serve the people of Kogi State, but Nigerians”, he said.

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While congratulating the beneficiaries of the program, patriot James Mathew urges them and the entire Lagos State citizens to support Governor Yahaya Bello, as he is prepared to take on the bigger national task ahead. Adding that, the people’s governor has shown competencies and capacities needed to govern a heterogeneous nation like Nigeria.

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Fed. Min. of Water Resources In Collaboration with Kogi State Govt. Launched Clean Nigeria Campaign on War Against Open defecation.

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Kogi State Commissioner for Water resources, Hon. Abdulmini Danga and Director of water quality control and sanitation Federal Ministry of Water Resources Dr. Emmanuel Aweh
Fed. Min. of Water Resources In Collaboration with Kogi State Govt. Launched Clean Nigeria Campaign on War Against Open defecation.
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Fed. Min. of Water Resources In Collaboration with Kogi State Govt. Launched Campaign on War Against Open defecation.

Kogi State Ministry of Water Resources in Collaboration with Clean Nigeria Campaign officially Flag off National Youth Volunteer Program on hand washing and Clean Nigeria at the State Secretariat conference hall Lokoja.

The Honourable Minister, Federal Ministry of Water Resources Engr. Suleiman H. Adamu FNSE, FAEng Ably represented by the director of water quality control and sanitation Federal Ministry of Water Resources Dr. Emmanuel Aweh Appreciate and welcome everyone to the auspicious occasion of the flag off of the Clean Nigeria campaign in Kogi State.

The Hon. Minister through Dr. Aweh emphasized that today’s launch of the Clean Nigeria Campaign is therefore timely and heart-warming as we need this demonstration to the political commitment required to commence and accelerate the state potentials and in furtherance of the Clean Nigeria, Use the toilet.

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The action to end open defecation in Nigeria will require the contribution and commitment of everyone, government at all levels, civil society, private sector, development partners and the entire populace.

It is Worthy of Note that Kogi State has joined other States to launch the Clean Nigeria campaign and to launch this Youth Volunteer Program which is expected to boost the state and National Campaign against open defecation and we therefore look forward to the State delivering local government areas as open defecation Free.

Kogi State Commissioner for Water Resources Hon. (Dr.) Abdulmumin Danga in his address welcome all the dignitaries to the epoch-making event of the flag off Exercise of National Youth volunteer Program on hand washing and clean Nigeria campaign.

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Hon. Danga appreciate the Federal Government for this collaborative program adequately designed for the youth volunteer on hand washing campaign and war against open defecation

It is very obvious that open defecation has caused a lot  of havoc and sickness to our wellbeing which includes cholera, typhoid and other ailments which I cannot mention.

The National Youth volunteer program will involve the engagement of (100) youths in each of the (774) local government in the country for the period of 3months to carry out prompt awareness, enlightenment, education and sensitization activities on WASH ( Water Sanitation and Hygiene) Program.

Hon. Danga further informed the esteem participants and all other guest that a Non Governmental Organization known as Community Based Initiative for Growth and Sustainability will be Coordinating and facilitating the program in the Middle belt part of the Country which Kogi State is not exceptional.

Kogi State Commissioner for Water resources, Hon. Abdulmini Danga and Director of water quality control and sanitation Federal Ministry of Water Resources Dr. Emmanuel Aweh

Kogi State Commissioner for Water resources, Hon. Abdulmini Danga and Director of water quality control and sanitation Federal Ministry of Water Resources Dr. Emmanuel Aweh

He once again appreciate the Federal Ministry of Water Resources for this collaborative program and he assured them on behalf of Kogi State government under the distinguished leadership of our Visionary, Charismatic, Egalitarian and Pragmatic Leadership of His Alh. Yahaya Adoza Bello Executive Governor, Kogi State, that we’ll continue to campaign against open defecation, partner and Collaborate with you on this type of live Changing Exercise, and he Charged the Selected Youth Across Kogi State to imbibe the ethics of the Clean Nigeria campaign project and together we shall keep Kogi State and Nigeria clean.

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Hon. Danga officially flag off the programme on behalf of Kogi State Government to the Glory of Almighty Allah.

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