WHO, Yobe Govt train 40 doctors, nurses on clinical management of rape survivors

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has partnered with the Yobe government for the training of 40 doctors, nurses and midwives on clinical management of rape victims.

Mr Muhammad Shafiq, the WHO Emergency Manager, Health Emergencies Programme made this known on Monday in Damaturu.

Shafiq, represented by Dr Inigbehe Oyinloye, WHO  National Consultant on Gender-Based Violence (GBV), explained that the training was aimed at building the capacity of the healthcare providers during emergencies.

“We carried out some assessments in Yobe health facilities that are providing Gender-Based Violence services and realised that among the health workers, there was poor capacity building.

”In order to close the gap and ensure the health sectors are strengthened to provide these services, we are equipping them to have holistic care for the survivors” she said.

Speaking earlier , Dr Mohammed Gana, Yobe Commissioner for Health said that the recorded over 700 GBV-related cases within the last two years.

Gana, represented by Abdullahi Danchuwa, Director Nursing Services of the ministry commended the WHO for assisting the state with developmental policies and programmes, provision of capacity building to health workers as well as provision of medical consumables.

The commissioner equally added that more collaboration with government, parents as well as donor agencies need to be put in place to end the increasing challenge.

Our correspondent reports that some of the participants said that the training had given them better insights in managing GBV victims.

BASUBEB trains 6,445 teachers on basic teaching skills – Official

The Bauchi State Universal Education Board (BASUBEB)said it conducted capacity building trainings for 6,445 teachers to inculcate in them basic teaching and learning skills between December 2020 and February.

Malam Muhammad Abdullahi, the Spokesperson of BASUBEB, made this known in an interview with our correspondent in Bauchi on Thursday.

He said the training was part of the Teacher Professional Development Programme (TPD) organised  by the national office of the  Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) in collaboration with  BASUBEB.

He explained that 2,500 head teachers were trained on the basic requirements in schools re-opening, especially after long vacation or any unexpected eventuality.

He added that 300 Assistant Education Officers, formerly known as  school support officers, were also trained on how to extend complimentary support services to teachers in different areas of need in schools.

Abdullahi said 155 teachers were trained on classroom management and school leadership, stressing that  the training was expected to impact positively on teaching and learning by boosting the capacity of the teachers.

He added that 2,000 teachers were fully exposed to basic skills to enable them master the rudiments of the profession by acquainting them with basic teaching skills and  methods.

He said 1,500 teachers had also been trained on Early Grade Reading  (EGR) for primary 1,2 and 3 across all the 20 existing Local Education Authorities (LEAs), and that the training was sponsored by the Northern Education Initiative Plus (NET+).

Our correspondent reports that the Bauchi state Universal Basic Education Board  recently renovated no fewer than 350 primary and JSS schools and provided them with furniture to ensure a conducive teaching and learning environment.

NDE trains 50 women in Kano on spices production, packaging

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE),  on Tuesday commenced a three-day training of 50 unemployed women on spices production and modern packaging in Kano State.

Mr Iliyasu Ahmed, the NDE’s Coordinator in Kano said the training was part of Federal Government’s efforts to tackle unemployment in the country.

According to him, at the end of the training, NDE will empower 35 of the best participants to enable them establish their own businesses.

Ahmed said that the trainees would be introduced to some leaves and herbs and how to make them into spices and condiments.

The NDE boss said that the participants would also be taught how to prepare and package ginger, black pepper, cloves and also how to preserve onion and tomatoes among other things.

“The women would be introduced to some of the leaves and herbs that when blended together, give flavour to your soups and stews to make them taste good.

“Like you know, NDE is always researching on ways and means of assisting our teaming unemployed youths to be productive, self reliant and take them out of poverty.

“This is also part of the Federal Government’s way of improving our home made products, which is aimed at reducing importation of things we have at home in abundance

“By doing so, we are also increasing our export capacity to an extent that we can compete with other countries in terms of exportation of such spices.

“The training of these young women, who are mostly married will give them the opportunity to learn how to be self reliant, assist their families and also keep their husbands from eating in restaurants.”

Some of the beneficiaries who spoke to our correspondent commended the Federal Government and NDE for the gesture, and pledged to make proper use of the experience they acquire.

One of the beneficiaries, Fatima Isa said the training was a good development because she had been waiting for such opportunity.

She urged other participants to focus on the training to enable them become employers of labour.

Shafa’atu Uba, another participant said such training would assist them in maintaining their homes and keeping their husbands by preparing different delicacies for them. 

NCNE trains 120 Kano youths on Livestock development, others

The National Commission for Nomadic Education (NCNE) has organised a three-day training for 120 youths on skills acquisition  in order to create employment and enhance their livelihood.

Prof. Bashir Usman, NCNE Executive Secretary, who spoke at the event on Monday in Kano, said the commission had developed various approaches to promote community-driven and need-based progranmes for youth empowerment, skills acquisition and sustainable livelihood.

The training, held in three Local Government Area councils of Ajingi, Albasu and Gaya, has as its theme: “Capacity Building on youth empowerment’’.

Usman, represented by the Director, Quality Assurance in the NCNE, Mr Akin Akinyosoye said the training  targeted 120 youths, carefully selected using participatory needs assessment techniques.

“The commission will also train participants on livestock development, dry season farming, fashion design and hair dressing in three communities in the LGAs.

“Empowering youths through skills acquisition and sustainable livelihood will go a long way in reducing poverty in many rural societies. This will also reduce restiveness and social vices such as cattle rustling, kidnapping, rape and rural banditry.

“When a youth learn skills, he can use it to feed, send his children to school, assist others with employment and invest for the future”, he said.

The NCNE boss further said that at the end of the exercise, each participant would be given starter kits in their chosen trade, citing those trained on live stock development would be given one he-goat and a she-goat.

Those trained on fashion design and hair dressing would be given a hair dryer and styling equipment, while those trained on dry season farming would go home with irrigation equipment, Usman said.

Commander Salisu Nagani, Coordinator representing the three LGAs, said the programme was a good initiative, adding, “Everyone present here will train others after. I thank the commission for its tremendous effort on empowering the teeming youths in the state”, he said.

Similarly, Mrs Nusaiba Nasiru, one of the participants from Gaya Local Government Area, commended the programme and expressed that hope that the training would continue so as to carry other youths along.

FG trains Vets to combat a contagious Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease outbreak

The Federal Government is training Federal and states epidemiology officers on investigation and how to combat the recent outbreak of Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (RHD) in the country, Dr Olaniran Alabi, Director/Chief Veterinary Officer of Nigeria, says.

Alabi, who is of the Department of Veterinary and Pest Control Services, said on Friday in Jos that the one-week training became necessary following the outbreak of RHD in two states.

RHD is a fatal viral disease of rabbits, which occurs suddenly and is highly contagious.

Alabi, who was represented by Dr Peter Umana, Head, Epidemiology Unit, said that the outbreak was being tackled through the Regional Disease Surveillance System Enhancement (REDISSE) Project.

He said that the disease had become a global concern, as incidences had increased around the globe in recent times.

“It has indeed become endemic in a number of countries, including neighbouring countries like Republic of Benin and Ghana.

“As you are all aware, the first case of the disease was confirmed in Oyo and Kwara States on the 12th of October, 2020.

“Since then, the number of the outbreaks has increased sporadically in the two states. And on the 11th of November, barely a month after, we received news that the disease has been confirmed in Ogun State,” he said.

The director stated that the National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI), Vom, had confirmed that the disease was of the same strain witnessed in the recent global surge. disease.

According him, containing the spread of the disease had become necessary, as rabbit farming was now an evolving business in the country with a promising future.

He added that besides the meat, faeces, urine and even the fur of the animal, were gradually becoming widely sought after.

“We must therefore do our best to prevent this scourge from discouraging citizens, whose livelihoods depend on it and other stakeholders.

“I am aware that the teams here will be immediately deployed to the field in our respective states of posting to carry out the outbreaks investigation.

“It is pertinent to reiterate that the number of factors exist in our country that favour the establishment of the disease, if not tackled promptly.

“One of such factors is glaring; that is, our porous borders, but then other factors are also there which we expect the outbreak investigation to unravel if properly carried out’’, he said.

Alabi said there was also interest in establishing the extent of the outbreak in the country, with a view to promptly containing its spread.

Executive Director, NVRI Vom, Dr Maryam Muhammad, reiterated that it was the mandate of the Institute to control infectious diseases and protect livestock of all species.

Muhammad, who was represented by Dr Clement Maseko, Head of Regional Laboratory, NVRI, stated that it was the institute that first confirmed the hitherto unknown disease killing rabbits as RHD.

“We will continue to support national efforts to control this novel virus that threatens millions of rabbits and livelihood of Nigerians’’, adding that the institute will also to support the efforts of the Federal Department of Veterinary and Pest Control Services through REDISSE initiatives, she assured.

NGO to train 3000 youths nationwide on life skills beginning Nov.16

A Non- Governmental Organization, Free Community Foundation, says it has concluded arrangements to train over 3000 youths nationwide to address youth restiveness, encourage self-reliance and generally complement the Federal Government’s efforts in reducing crimes in the country.

Mr Mark Agu, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), of the foundation, disclosed this on Thursday, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) ahead of the training programme scheduled to start on Nov.16, in Pegi, Kuje Area Council of the FCT.

He said the training programme with the theme, “COVID-19 Free Palliative Training Programme” was aimed at empowering and supporting the youth through wealth creation and self-employment.

“We have drawn participants from various parts of the country, to train for one week on different skills,’’ Agu said.

The programme’s training modules, Agu said, will include solar installation, satellite, fashion design, catering and decoration, bead making, cable installation, website and graphic design, video editing, CCTV installation and paint making.

“From what we have seen in the country, the youths are protesting because they want their rights as they have not been carried along for too long.

“We want to train and empower the youths with life skills so that they can be useful to the society, adequately engaged and self-employed for the economic development of the country,” he said.

The organisation has as its objective empowering and supporting entrepreneurial development, to ensure self-employment and wealth creation by youths in the country.

“Free Community is a world of artisans saddled with the responsibility of empowering and supporting youths through free skills acquisition programmes.

“There is need to engage ourselves in various skills and stop looking for white collar jobs that are no longer available,” he said.

Kangiwa reiterates NIHOTOUR’s committment to train hospitality, tourism operators

Alhaji Nura Kangiwa, the Director-General of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), on Friday said that the institute is still committed to training hospitality and tourism operators to enhance the continuous improvement of the tourism industry.
Kangiwa made this known during the Naija Seven Wonder webinar session, organised by Mr Ikechi Uko of the AKWAABA Africa Travel and Tourism Market.
The theme for the webinar was: “Hospitality and Tourism Training with National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism”.
Kangiwa said the core mandate of the institute is to provide professional basic, intermediate and advanced training for individuals interested in the tourism and hospitality sector.
He said application for training would be welcomed as the institute operates nine campuses in Abuja, Lagos, Kano, Kaduna, Bauchi, Osogbo, Enugu, Benin and Makurdi.
“With NIHOTOUR’s certification, individuals should be assured of working in any tourism and hospitality outfit in the country and beyond.
“We are improving constantly and we remain committed to rendering the needed training every hospitality or tourism operator desires.
“We have seasoned and experienced instructors for this task and we must realise that training is key to functioning properly in the hospitality and tourism industries,” he said.
NIHOTOUR’s Academic Secretary, Mr Philip Maga, encouraged Nigerians to patronise the institute in terms of the training offered, but expressed regret that most Nigerians are more comfortable with being trained in other countries.
He said that the training capacity of the institute has been enlarged since the current Director-General assumed office.
He noted that another challenge facing the industry was the fact that most hotel managers do not find their jobs dignifying enough to develop themselves on the job.
According to him, they rather opt from one career to another, adding that this had hindered the growth of the industry over the years.
He said the institute was out to bridge the knowledge gap between graduates from the University and Polytechnic in the areas of attitudinal behaviour and skills.
“We need support from stakeholders, Nigerians are faced with the problem of not taking pride in being trained within the country, they prefer to go out of the country to study more.
“People must understand the value of NIHOTOUR’s certification and the need for constant skill upgrade in the tourism and hospitality industries.
“We have restructured our curriculum to allow for internship in the workplace before graduation, to give room for additional knowledge and proper understanding of the skill,” he said.
Also NIHOTOUR’s Head, Tourism Development, Mr Enenta Edwin, said that the Institute’s training had gone beyond mere theory, adding that NIHOTOUR is capable of transforming the entire tourism and hospitality industries with the support of the stakeholders.
Dr Taiwo Famogbiyele, NIHOTOUR’s Head, General Studies, said the institute is embarking on some research work to ensure it becomes a bankable reference point in terms of data generation.
“We want to be known for producing bankable data so we are engaging stakeholders to carry out some research in order to have answers to some problems in the industry.
“We have also planned to wade into the challenge of unemployment in the country which had made some youths restive, embracing crime and all.
“We have also planned to develop skill acquisition programmes for the women and youths generally in the area of housekeeping and general cleaning, catering services and more,” he said. (NAN)