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Accident Prevention: FG To Equip 40 Million Children With Reflective Jackets

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The federal government says it will distribute reflective jackets to 40 million schoolchildren across the country, as part of efforts to prevent accidents.

This was disclosed at the launch of the accident prevention initiative, organised by the ministry of education, and tagged, ‘Go to School… Be Seen… Be Safe’.

Speaking at the programme which held in Abuja on Thursday, Chukuemeka Nwajiuba, minister of state for education, said the initiative is part of efforts to protect children.

“This initiative, especially, is to prevent children from sustaining injuries while trekking to and from neighbouring schools. It is in pursuant of the good health and well-being of schoolchildren and realisation of quality education,” he said.

The initiative is designed to primarily aid the protection of schoolchildren from road accidents associated with motor vehicles, motorcycles, tricycles while crossing our busy network of roads to and from their respective schools.

“As enshrined in the memorandum of understanding, the programme encompasses a phased kitting of schoolchildren within the ages of four to 14 years in selected schools at the federal and state levels, with customised reflective jackets and armbands free of charge.”

He added that the programme will be expanded to reach schools in the 36 states, and the FCT.
In her remarks, Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, commended the ministry for the programme.

“I applaud the federal ministry of education and the children accident prevention initiative (CAPI) for stewarding such a desired programme, whose benefits are evidently of immeasurable value to the lives of our children and families. As such, we must all fully support it,” she said.

“The strategy is commendable as it seeks to potentially impact 40 million children by ensuring that they are equipped with reflective jackets, thereby lowering their risk of falling victim to vehicular accidents.

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Be Prepared To Pay Ransom – NYSC Handbook Advises Corpers (Photo)

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In a shocking addition to the terrible things plaguing Nigeria of recent, the NYSC in a new handbook claimed to have been released to new corpers seems to be forewarning the corp members on the possibility of being kidnapped and they even went further to advise them to always be in touch with a relative who could pay ransom in the event of any kidnap while traveling.

“When traveling in high-risk roads such as Abuja -Kaduna, Abuja – Lokoja – Okene or Aba – Port-Harcourt roads, then alert your family members, friends, and colleagues, to have someone on hand to pay off the ransom that could be demanded.”

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How they used the words ” pay off ” as if to suggest it’s some type of debt being owed is shocking to this reporter.

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Remember My Heart When My Body Is Gone’ – Level 400 Student Dies Leaving Behind Mysterious Message

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Final year students of the University of Ghana have been thrown into a state of shock and mourning as one of their mates has mysteriously died .
A level 400 student of Legon identified as Daniel Anane Wadie has passed on after leaving a mysterious message.

According to reports, the deceased, Daniel Anane Wadie wrote on his Whatapp status,“When my body is gone, remember my heart”before his sudden demise.

It is unknown what exactly led to his death but the report says he died at the Legon Hospital when he was seeking medical care.

Legon Hyper1 who goes by the name @Elormdeezy on Twitter reported about the sad incident on the micro-blogging site whilst some colleagues of him confirmed the report.

It is believed that Daniel Anane Wadie died on September 9th, 2021, a day before his final exams.

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A’IBOM GOVT, NYSC DG MOURN NYSC MEMBERS WHO DIED IN AUTOCRASH

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Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has commiserated with the families of prospective National Youth Service Corps members from the state who died Wednesday in a car accident on their way to Orientation Camp in Katsina State.

Governor Emmanuel made this known while receiving the Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim who was on a condolence visit to him, Thursday, at Government House, Uyo.

The Governor who expressed grief over the death of the Corps members in the auto crash noted that it is painful to lose a child after investing much in raising them educationally and otherwise.

“We received with heavy heart the news of the ghastly accident claiming the lives of our young graduates and I could feel the pains as a father because not after you have finished sponsoring your child from primary through secondary school to University and then on his way to NYSC camp this happened.

” It is a very sad moment and a black Wednesday, well we can’t question God when things like this happen, it’s God that knows everything and He’s in control of everything but our heartfelt condolences will always and ever go out to the parents and the families of those corps members. Our prayers will always go to these our beloved sons and daughters who have lost their lives”, he stated.

The Governor announced his intention to lead members of the State Executive Council on a condolence visit to the bereaved families and directed the Commissioner for Youth And Sports, Sir Monday Uko to trace the affected families for a scheduled visit and prayed God to avert such a mishap in the state.

“I pray may it never happen again, we pray for the families of these young sons and daughters of ours, that God will visit them and God will always be there for them because that’s what will make a difference, no word of man, no sympathy of man can ever fill that gap”, he said.

The Governor thanked the DG, NYSC, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim for his prompt reaction to the incidence and condolence visit to the state and families of the Corps members, describing him as a good shepherd who has demonstrated love and concern over the wellbeing of the Corps members in the Country.

The Governor vowed to clamp down on transport agencies conveying Corps members at night to long distances, lamenting that such sad occurrence would have been avoided if the transport agency did not embark on the risky journey.

In his remarks, Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Brig. Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim described the incident as a sad moment for NYSC community and the affected families , praying God to console Akwa Ibom State and the families who lost their wards on their way to the Camp.

‘It is a very sad day for us, I refer to it as black Wednesday, we commence our batch ‘B’ stream one orientation exercise on the 27th of this month and just yesterday we got a call on what happened and the entire NYSC family and the people of the state are completely devastated. On behalf of the NYSC management and Corps members please accept our heartfelt condolences”.

The deceased Corps members include, Upere Innocent Peter and Akpan Victor Joseph; graduates of Mass Communication, Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic; Asuquo Miracle Effiong, graduate of Psychology; Ekikoh Stella Sylvester, graduate of Sociology and Anthropology and Ezuruike Coleman Chikwado graduate of History And International Studies all of the University of Uyo.

Media Unit
Govt. House, Uyo
29/07/21

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