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Excitement As Medical Doctor Starts Campaign To Clothe Rural Students (Photos)

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Dr. Cornelius Gofung (left)

With more challenges than one facing the Nigerian rural primary school students,  a young doctor has kickstarted a project that will see to the provision of school uniforms for rural public school students through a campaign tagged Clothe a School Child Project.

The initiative which was designed by Dr. Cornelius Gofung of the University of Jos Teaching Hospital has already had the first set of pupils numbering up to 50 from Amper Central Primary School in Kanke, Plateau State receiving free school uniforms. 

According to Dr. Gofung, he has identified that apart from the duo problems of poor education materials for students and the spiral falling of the system, one important thing that has been ignored is the clothing of these students.

“As a result of this lack of good uniforms, students get to grow without self-confidence and many may even drop out to avoid being ridiculed” he added. 

During the maiden edition of the project on Tuesday, school uniforms, sandals, and socks were presented to the students at the official launch of the project that had students and the school management in attendance. The district head of Amper who was bereaved also sent his appreciation for the project, noting that it meant a lot not just for the students and their parents, but also for the community. Parents of the students also showed up to show their appreciation for the kind gesture of all those involved in the project. 

Mrs Fayitmwa Danjuma

Mrs Fayitmwa Danjuma who spoke on behalf of the parents said they had come to express their joy and gratitude for being remembered in things like these.

Also speaking, headmaster of the school, Mr. Emmanuel Gompil while encouraging the students to take their education serious, described the campaign as something that is unique and very welcomed. 

The essence of the project according to Dr. Gofung is to encourage students to see the seriousness of education and at the same time to give students the joy of going to school, knowing no one would look down on them because they are not well dressed.

Through the Clothe a Student Project, people of like minds make donations towards making school uniforms for students of any rural primary school of their choice or to any other one.  As indicated by the initiators of the project, while it has now started in plateau state, machineries are being put in place to ensure that other parts of the country are soon covered as well. 

“Looking at the rate of poverty in the rural communities, this project wants to help students with regards to clothing. Like minded individuals and groups get to contribute various amounts of money (3,000 naira for a single student) to make complete sets of school uniform for the students. It is from these contributions that we are able to clothe these students. We believe that with the commitment of others, we would get many more students of public schools clothed in different communities,” Dr. Gofung.

Below are more photos showing some happy beneficiaries:

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Illegal Abortions Responsible For Mysterious Deaths In Bauchi: State Govt

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Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed
Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed

Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed

Bauchi State Government has revealed that the mysterious deaths recorded in the State has been as a result of illegal abortions.

An investigation carried out by the Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has revealed that illegal abortion by unqualified medical practitioners is the cause of mysterious deaths in Azare and other local government areas in the northern part of the state.

According to reports, no fewer than 200 women have died in Bauchi as a result of this and there are projections that the number could be more at the end of the investigation.

The Executive Chairman of the agency, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, disclosed this Friday, May 29, at an interactive session organized by the Bauchi State Public Health Media Network.

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Mohammed said the deaths resulted from unwanted and unplanned pregnancies by both married and unmarried women of childbearing ages who, after becoming pregnant, visited quack health workers to terminate the pregnancies.

He said the lack of understanding of the importance of child spacing as well as ignorance of what to do with such pregnancies had become a major problem to family health in the state.

He emphasized the need for adequate sex education for the girl-child by parents, particularly mothers, to reduce unwanted pregnancies, thereby reducing deaths from complications.

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Ondo Govt Arraigns Suspected Killers Of Funke Olakunrin

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Funke Olakunrin’s killers

The Ondo State Government has arraigned four men suspected to have killed Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of the National Leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

Recall that it was earlier reported that the Nigeria Police Force handed over the suspects to the State Government.

Also Read: BREAKING: Suspected Killers Of Funke Olakunrin Arrested – Police

They are Lawal Mazaje from the Felele area of Kogi State, Adamu Adamu from Jada area of Adamawa State, Mohammed Usman from Illela area of Sokoto State, and Auwal Abubakar from Shinkafi area of Zamfara State.

The suspects were arraigned on Friday by the government at a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure.

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Lagos Govt To Shutdown Markets Violating Social Distancing Order

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The Lagos State Government has threatened to shut down markets in the State violating the social distancing order.

The Corps Marshal, Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC), Gbemisola Akinpelu, gave the warning on Monday at the Command Headquarters in the Oshodi area of the state.

Also Read: Lagos Hospital Shuts Down As Two Staff Test Positive For COVID-19

In a statement issued by the Head, Public Affairs Unit of LAGESC, Adebayo Kehinde noted that the order is coming from the State Ministry of Environment.

He reiterated the commitment of the agency to monitor markets across the state to ensure that the directive of the government is being adhered to strictly.

He urged the traders to maintain environmental cleanliness around the markets and stop trading on road setbacks and drainage.

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