El-Rufai Appoints Aisha Isyaku Head of Kaduna Health Supplies Agency

By Habila Victor, Kaduna.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has approved the appointment of Aisha Tukur Isyaku as the Executive Secretary of the Kaduna State Health Supplies Management Agency (KADSHMA).

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media & Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye on Tuesday.

According to the statement, “The new Executive Secretary is expected to consolidate the supply chain innovations that KADSHMA is implementing to support healthcare delivery in the state”.

Aisha Tukur Isyaku graduated from Ahmadu Bello University in 1985 with a degree in Pharmacy and holds a postgraduate diploma in Public Health from the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists.

Prior to the appointment, She has worked in the public and private sectors, including a stint as the principal pharmacist at the Yusuf Dantsoho Hospital. She is currently an executive director at Ama Pharmaceuticals.

​Kaduna Gets 272 Police Constabulary force

The Police Command in Kaduna state has trained and handed over 272 police constabulary constables to the Kaduna State Government for the commencement of Community Policing across the state.

While speaking at the reviewing of the passing out parade of the constabulary, Governor Nasiru Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna state who was represented by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr.Samuel Aruwan tasked the constables to be good ambassadors and be prepared to help the Security agencies in making Kaduna safe for life and property.

He said the state government had committed so many resources in their training and therefore, they are expected to enhance internal security in the state.

According to him, there will be a second phase of the training and passing out of the constabulary to enhance security monitoring in the state.

“You are trained to be our eyes in security issues in the state, so to whom much is given, much is expected. You are expected to help security agencies to ensure peace in the state because without peace there can never be development. You are expected to be good Ambassadors of your community, be civil and upright n your conduct. You are also expected to play your role to protect lives and property in the State,” he said.

“Don’t put us to shame, you have to justify the confidence reposed in you.

We will appeal to Local Government chairmen to support you to succeed because community policing has come to stay. The State Government too will continue to support you. Together we will surmount the security challenges, it is a critical issue that we don’t need to play with it to ensure peaceful coexistence,” he said.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr.Umar Muri said that the passing out parade was part of activities for the formal handing over of the special constabulary to the State Government.

According to him, the special police will be sent to various Local Government Areas in the state where respective Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) would give them further instructions as to the line of duty.

Muri, however, admonished them to be patriotic and to carry out their duty with the fear of God,

He said, “You should have the fear of God in your heart because you are representing a community.”

​Crossover Night: Cooperate with govt, CAN tells churches

The President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle, has urged churches in the country to follow strictly the COVID-19 protocols and additional directives by the relevant state government authorities as they prepare for the crossover night service.

Ayokunle, who noted that the second wave of the COVID-19 was fast-spreading, said the total ban on crossover night service by some state governments was a necessary sacrifice to put an end to the pandemic once and for all.

He added that CAN supports any decision of the government that would promote the progress and development of the country.

In a statement he signed, the CAN President said: “We understand the unfortunate state COVID19 infection has put everybody world over which caused some state governments to place a total ban on crossover night service and we are not happy that we would not be able to enter into the new year prayerfully in joint fellowship with our brothers and sisters.

“We, however, urge you all to abide by the directives of each state government on this to prevent the spread of the infection. No sacrifice is too much, in order to put an end to the pandemic once and for all.

“We advise that, where the government places an embargo on the Crossover Night service, churches may meet earlier to praise and give God praises for the gift of life despite the pandemic and to place their requests for 2021 before God.

“In those states, services should be closed about 10:30 pm or at most 11:00 pm to enable worshippers to return home on time.

Ayokunle expressed optimism that the COVID-19 pandemic would soon be over and social and religious engagement returned to normalcy.

“It (COVID-19 second wave) is a passing phase and this too shall pass away in Jesus Name. Very soon, the pandemic will become history and we will return to our usual routine services in Jesus’ Name,” the cleric added.

He, however, appealed to state governments to relate with the leadership of CAN under their watches for understanding and support on their directives, stressing that they are partners in the progress and development of the country.

“We also call on local government authorities to enforce the COVID-19 protocols in our markets and the transport sector,” he added.