Showing posts from February, 2018

Drug Abuse as a Manace in Nigeria

Honestly, Drug Abuse has become very popular trend among young people in Nigeria and irrespective of the gender. And, the addiction poses a serious health challenge to users and also to our collective security and safety. Sadly, and more worrisome is the lackadaisical attitude the authorities charged with the responsibility in curtailing and controlling the use and trafficking of those illicit drugs and other intoxicants are not doing much in this context. It just seems no one is in charge of the situation in Niger state. Honestly, the open sells of such drugs and the ease at which the culprits obtain these items at free will should at least concern any right thinking individual and parents alike. This is not the Niger state that I was raised in and, one I envisioned as a child. I cherish a society that is free from all such vices that easily corrupts and the young ones are the easily swayed and the most gullible. As a matter of urgency, we must collectively do all we c

Press Conference to Commemorate Universal Health Coverage Day, Updates on Status of Primary Health Care in Niger State and Other PHC issues.

On the 12 th December 2018 the State Advocacy Team on Primary Health Care Under One Roof Niger State addressed a press conference to commemorate the Universal health Coverage (UHC) Day at Minna, Niger State. The press conference had in attendance key stakeholders in the media industry and other CSO members. The Co-Chair of State Advocacy Team on Primary Health Care read the press statement during the event. The statement highlighted the Theme for year 2018 as “Unite for UHC: Now is the Time for Collective Action”. The press release enumerates on the importance of achieving UHC though proper implementation of health policies (e.g. Primary health Care Under One Roof), adequate health funding, investing in Human Resources for Health, health infrastructure development and political will towards prompt release in health budget to uptake health services. The statement applauds the state, local and federal government for initiatives that have moved towards supporting the productivi


We write as Networks of Africans Youths for Development (NAYD) activists, Nigeria Office, to promote peace, cordial relations and the National Sustainable Development among African countries. This has led the part of xenophobic attacks in South Africa and the 21 st century slave market at Libya. We went through the newly elected country focal persons and both Libya and South Africa were fully represented. We guess this avenue might be the platform to put an end to all long overdue hatred for Nigerians in both countries. Part of our duties is to advocate for peace co-existence within African countries. Few months ago, crisis erupted in South Africa and Nigeria youth were the main target of the attack. The question is, why can’t we Africans countries live in harmony? For how long are we going to make ourselves the architect of our own problems? For how long will the enmity continue? If our fathers failed in their duties, we the youth should not fail. We can make stones to mov


The Director Entrepreneurship, Networking and Social Mobilization, Niger State Ministry of Youth Development, Nigeria  Engineer Suleiman J.G decried that Youth are becoming addicted to drugs. The Director who further revealed that Youth constituted about 70% of the state population should desist from drug intake in order to avoid an addicted society. Engineer Suleiman J.G made this known during an interactive session with the Kpakungu Youth Development Association who paid a familiarization visit to his office. The Director stressed out that the ministry's engagement process with the youth is to make the beneficiaries self employed and independent in order for the youth to become employers of labor, Engineer J.G urged the Youth to take the opportunities and advantage created by government to excel. The Director finally charged the Youth to embarked on educational pursuit or skills acquisition programs through attitudinal reorientation to advance themselves. Meanwhile, the Chairman