Breaking: Saraki Appoints 156 Legislative Aides

ASA:

Ilorin West:

Ilorin East:

Ilorin South:

This appointment is with immediately effect.

All appointees are expected to report on 23rd January 2018 at office of the Director General, ABS Constituency Office , Mandate House, ILORIN.

Signed

ALH. Musa Abdullahi

*ASA LG LIST OF CANDIDATES FOR ABS CONSTITUENCY OFFICE*

(1)

1. Suleiman Arowona.

2. Adelabu Aremu Toyin

3. Abdulsalam.B. Habbas

*Laduba/Ago/Sapati*

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(2)

1. Oseni Jimoh

2. Rasaq Akande

3. Gafar Saka Lekan

*Ogbondoroko/Reke*

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(3)

1. Abdullahi Mohammed

2. Alhaja Fatimoh Abdulganiyu

3. Saka Aremu Taofiq

*Budo Egba*

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(4)

1. Murutala ibrahim Tola

2. Ganiyu Amao Owole

3. Kamaldeen Jimoh

*Aboto/odo-ode*

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(5)

1. Taiye Magaji Oguntoyinbo

2. Fatai Jimoh

3. Abdulsalam Abiodun Lukmon

*Ila-oja*

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(6)

1. Saadudeen Babatunde

2. Abibat Taiye Tanimola

3. Seriki Bolakale Jamiu

*Alapa/Onire/Odegiwa*

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(7)

1. Ishola Isiaka Muhammed

2. Abiodun Saka

3. Sulaiman Aremu

*Ogele*

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(8)

1. Olasheu Kafaya

2. Ajadi Ganiyu

3. Babatunde Kareem

*Efeu/ Berekodo*

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(9)

1. Haruna Hammed Olalekan

2. Salaudeen Bolaji

3. Ayinde Olaiya Waheed

*Otte/ Ballah*

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(10)

1. Ibrahim Salaiman

2. Busari Abdulateef

3. Salman Ibrahim

*Owode/ Gbogun*

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(11)

1. Abdulmumeen Olamilekan Ayo

2. Abdulwasiu Rahaman

3. Alhaji M.B. Olagunju

*Okeso*

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(12)

1. Rafiu Amosa

2. Ibrahim Ayinla

3. Ibrahim Laaro Babi

*Gambari/Aiyekake*

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(13)

1. Sulaiman Ajimasun

2. Tajudeen Atu

3. Yahaaya wasiu olayinka

*Sosoki/Yowere1*

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(14)

1. Fatai Abdulsalam Amao

2. Taofeek Atanda

3. Saka Omotosho Abdulwahab

*Agbona/Elebu/Fata*

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(15)

1. Sofiu Ibrahim

2. Fatimoh Sulaiman

3. Ibrahim Nurudeen

*Afon*

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(16)

1. Turawa Muinat Alake

2. Wasiu Ajadi Werijo

3. Alawiye Muinat M.

*Awe/ Orimaro/ Adigbongbon*

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(17)

1. Sheu Idris

2. Azeez Rafiu

3. Isiaka Ahmed Sheu

*Okeweru/ Yowere 11*

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*ILORIN WEST LG LIST OF CANDIDATES FOR ABS CONSTITUENCY OFFICE *

(1)

1. ALH. Raheem Kajola

2. Mallam Ibrahim Adebayo

3. Ayinla AbdulRasheed

*Wara/Osin/Egbejila*

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(2)

1. Babatunde Jimoh

2. Mustapha Yinka

3. Amosa Bolakale Uthman

*OKO-Erin*

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(3)

1. Mallam Ibrahim Saheed

2. Abdulwaheed Olaiya

3. Olowookere S. Olayiwola

*Ogidi*

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(4)

1. Abdullahi Baba Agunka

2. Alhaja Tayo Musa

3. Aremu Mustapha Olayinka

*Magaji Ngeri*

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(5)

1. Abdulkareem Salau

2. Mashood Balikis

3. Sulyman AbdulAhmed

*Baboko*

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(6)

1. Muritala Sulaiman Olasupo

2. Alhaja Saka Adamon

3. Musa Hussain Aladie

*Ubandawaki*

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(7)

1. Oba Alaha

2. Sule Elewu

3. Abdulazeez.O. Usman

*Ojuekun/Zarumi*

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(8)

1. Wasiu Araoyo

2. Alhaji Saka Iyanda Akolu

3. Abdulkareem Adekunle.Y.

*Ajikobi*

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(9)

1. Mr. Tunde Salaudeen

2. Ajagun Abdulkareem Ganiyu

3. Abdulfatai Ayo

*Badari*

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(10)

1. Abdulwasiu Olobi

2. Mustapha Yusuf

3. Jimoh AbdulRahman

*Adewole*

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(11)

1. Mashood Adio

2. Saadu Sarafa Gold

3. Isiaka Onimago Wasiu

*Alanamu*

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(12)

1. Tunde AbdulRaheem

2. Saka Salman

3. Sanni Yusuf Babatunde

*Oloje*

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*ILORIN EAST LG LIST OF CANDIDATES FOR ABS CONSTITUENCY OFFICE*

(1)

1. Suleiman Bolaji Abubakar

2. Abdullahi Alata

3. Ismail Sulyman Bukola

*Gambari 1*

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(2)

1. Bashirat Omololu Magaji

2. Abdullahi AbdulRahman

3. Ahmed Bolaji AbdulRauf

*Gambari 2*

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(3)

1. Yusuf Mohammed

2. Sherifat Sheu

3. Akano AbdulRasheed

*Iporin*

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(4)

1. Adama YAKUBU

2. Balogun S. Suleiman

3. Ibrahim AbdulRasheed

*Are 1*

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(5)

1. Sefiu AbdulKareem

2. Rapheal .A. Ogedengbe

3. Kadir Rasheed .A.

*Are 2*

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(6)

1. Ishola Kareem Ayeloja

2. BABA Azeez iyanda

3. Ahmad AbdulKabar Afolabi.O.

*OKE-OYI*

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(7)

1. Ayinla Wasiu

2. Wahab Salman Amolegbe

3. Ajape Abdulkabir Afolabi

*Ibagun*

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(8)

1. Kamaldeen Apara

2. Hajia kadijat omoga

3. Ayinde Saheed

*Maya*

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(9)

1. Akanni Alabi Ibrahim

2. AbdulRaheem Iyabo

3. Solihu Yusuph Amuda

*Agbeyangi*

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(10)

1. Rafa Adebola

2. Toyin Aliu

*Apado*

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(11)

1. Issa jimoh

2. Daud (Alfa) Mahmud

3. Babatunde Lukman

Marafa

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(12)

1. Adekunke Adedoyin

2. Bola Azeez

3. Abdlkadir Abdulwasiu

Sango

*ILORIN SOUTH LG LIST OF CANDIDATES FOR ABS CONSTITUENCY OFFICE*

(1)

1. Sherifat Olanrewaju

2. Hon. kazeem AbdulRaheem

3. Ayinde Kamaldeen

Akanbi 1

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(2)

1. Hon, Salami Olakumle

2. AbdulKareem Lumen

3. Fatai Olanrewaju

Akanbi 2

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(3)

1. Kareem Lekan Alabi

2. Saheed Salaman

3. Kareem Toyin Ayinla

Akanbi 3

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(4)

1. Ibrahim Ishola

2. Muhammed Nuhu Yahaya

3. Dare Jimoh

Akanbi 4

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(5)

1. Murutala Salman

2. Mohammed Jamiu Saka

3. Yahaya Quadri

Akanbi 5

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(6)

1. Kareem Rafiu Ajibola

2. Hon, Saheed Aminu popo

3. Ibrahim AISHAT

Okaka 1

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(7)

1. Alh, Issa Sakamo

2. Hon, Kazeem AbdulRaheem

3. AbdulRahaman Abdulfatai

Okaka 2

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(8)

1. FATAI Idilobe

2. Sanni Toyin Olowo

3. Ibrahim Rilwanulahi Bukola

Balogun Funlani 1

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(9)

1. J.O AbdulRaheem

2. Ibrahim Bolaji Ishola

3. Abubakar MOHAMMED Jamiu

Balogun Funlani 2

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(10)

1. ALH, AbdulGaniyu Olola

2. Comrade AHMED Abdullahi

3. Muhyideen Isaa

Balogun Funlani 3

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(11)

1. ALH, Oladimeji Ajadi

2. Hammed Ikmat Busayo

3. Abubakar Abdulmumeen

Okeogun

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Signed:

Mallam Abdullahi Oganija

Director Of Media & Publicity

ABS Constituency Office, Mandate.

Saraki Swears-In Victor Umeh

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has sworn-in the winner of the Anambra Central Senatorial election and former National Chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, (APGA), Victor Umeh, into the Senate.

The oath of office took place on Thursday at the chambers of the Senate.

Umeh on Wednesday received his Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Abuja, which was presented to him by National Commissioner in charge of South East, Prof. Ibeanu.

Umeh swept to victory in Saturday’s poll by a landslide, securing 64,879 votes. None of the 13 other contestants in the election got up to a thousand votes.

Consequently, INEC returned him as the winner of the rerun election on Sunday morning.

Nigerian Senate Ends Plenary For 2017

Nigerian Senate has ended its activities for 2017 for members to enjoy the Christmas and New Year breaks.

The motion to adjourn for 2017 was moved by the Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan on Thursday.

“Mr. President, I move that this plenary be adjourned till Tuesday, 9th January, 2018”, he said.

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, however clarified that though committee works resume on January 9, plenary will only resume on January 16.

“Let me clarify. What leader is saying that we are adjourning till 9th of January to come back for committee work but plenary is suspended till 16th. We will come and resume on the 9th of January so we can finish this budget”, he said.

A’Court Judgment: I Have Been Vindicated – Saraki

Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has said the decision of the Appeal Court regarding the case of false asset declarations instituted against him by the federal government has proved that he is innocent of the charges.

The appeal court on Tuesday ruled that the red chamber helmsman has a case to answer ordering Code of Conduct Tribunal to commence his retrial.

Mr. Saraki however, said he is vindicated by the decision of the court to strike out 15 of the 18 charges levelled against him.

In a statement by his media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Mr. Saraki said the decision of the court further proves his innocence.

“We noted the verdict of the Court of Appeal Court today in which it agreed with the decision of the Code of Conduct Tribunal that Senate President, Bukola Saraki has no case to answer on 15 of the 18 charges filed against him by the Federal Government.

“We believe that upholding the no case submission by Mr. Saraki with regards to 15 of the 18 counts charges vindicates the innocence of the Senate President. At least, today’s judgement has confirmed the position of the Tribunal that the prosecution’s case was entirely based on hearsay, not on any concrete evidence.

“The verdict of the Court of Appeal, just like that of the Tribunal before it, aligned with our position that the preposterous claims made during trial by the prosecution concerning operation of foreign accounts, making anticipatory declarations, collecting double salaries, owning assets beyond his income and failure to declare assets owned by companies in which the Senate President owns interests, among others, have fallen like a pack of cards and lack any basis,” Mr. Olaniyonu said.

The statement hinted that the Senate President would challenge the decision of the appellate court.

“On the remaining three counts, which really touch on two issues, referred back to the Tribunal for the Senate President’s defence, it should be noted that the Appellate Court only gave a summary of its decision today promising to provide the parties with certified true copies of the judgment soon. As soon as it makes the details of the judgement available, our lawyers will review the grounds of the decision and take appropriate action.

“We remain convinced about the innocence of the Senate President on the three (or two) counts because we believe the decision of the Court of Appeal is not consistent with the submissions made by both parties at the Tribunal. Thus, it is our view that that aspect of the judgment will not stand.

“The confidence and faith of Mr. Saraki in the nation’s judiciary and its ability to dispense justice to all manners of people remains unshaken.”

Appeal Court Insists Saraki Must Face CCT Trial

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja had on Wednesday ruled that the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki must face trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT.

The court also dismissed 15 out of the 18 counts of false assets declaration instituted against the Senate President, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

The Justice Tinuade Akomolafe-Wilson-led three man panel unanimously ordered the Senate President to return to the CCT to face trial on three of the counts.

The Appeal Court had earlier reserved its judgement on the appeal filed by the Federal Government challenging the acquittal of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, by the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT.

Saraki is facing trial on an 18-count charge of false asset declaration and other related offences levelled against him by the Federal government.

Saraki Appoints Omishore as Special Assistant on International Relations

Mr Bamikole Omishore has been appointed as Special Assistant on International Relations to the President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki.
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Omishore who was formerly the Special Assistant, New Media, explained that his new job will involve engagements with ministry, agencies and missions; policy, Research and Liason; diaspora and international organisations.

He added that it was the aim of the President of the Senate to make trade and movement across Africa easier.

Through a series of tweets, he said: “My mandate with @bukolasaraki is now International Relations. Last 6 years doing New Media has been fantastic. Time to break new grounds.

“Even tho (sic) I will no longer be leading the new media team of @bukolasaraki the thing will still be inside me, so I will still be active lol.”

As hed of the new media team, Omishore started live streaming of the proceedings of the Nigerian senate on facebook through https://web.facebook.com/pg/NgrSenate/videos/ and spearheaded launch of the NASS TV.

NASS Is Committed To Strengthening Intra-Africa Trade Relations – Saraki

Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Monday, re-echoed the determination of the National Assembly to work towards strengthening trade relations between Nigeria and Ghana as well as other African countries.

Saraki made the commitment during a bilateral meeting with the Speaker of Ghanaian Parliament, Prof. Mike Oquaye, on the sidelines of the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The president of the senate lamented that little was done by political leaders to harness the numerous opportunities in the continent, particularly in the area of trade.

He assured that the National Assembly would work out modalities to strengthen the relationship between the Nigerian and Ghanaian parliaments for further dialogue on the matter.

“When we get back we will try and create an opportunity to ensure that this dialogue continues and we will see how we can improve intra-trade within the continent.

“Trade within the continent is very weak and we as parliamentarians have to find a way to strengthen it.

“There will be a need to create enabling an environment that will allow us to dialogue.

“So, on my part, I will commit that when we get back to Nigeria, I will ensure we create an opportunity to see to a visit to Accra or the Accra parliament visiting us,’’ he said.

Saraki said it was the time the two parliaments collaborated more in view of the fact that they had many things in common.

According to him, the foundation for a relationship between the two countries has been laid, the parliaments only needed to build on it.

Saraki further said beyond trade relations, it was important for the two countries to build parliamentary relations as well as discuss issues relating to Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

He noted that “Nigeria sees Ghana as a very close ally and a brother and as such it will be good for us to be on the same page and provide leadership in our sub-region.

Responding, the Speaker of Ghanaian Parliament said it was necessary for the two parliaments to work together in bringing about the changes required.

He pointed out that economic emancipation and economic rights of individuals, particularly Africans should not be taken for granted.

He called for a paradigm shift from relying on Western policies on trade to formulating trade policies that would be more beneficial to African countries.

“We should create our own economic family in our part of the world and it takes sharing ideas, comparing notes, exchanging ideas and developing something tangible for the benefit of our people.

“If we are to trade effectively among ourselves, it will be a big advantage but now it looks as if other people are defining the paradigm for trade.

“If we demand a new world economic order and demand reforms where we believe certain policies are not in our interest, it will be more beneficial to us,’’ he said.

Oquaye said the time for the change was now, adding that basic economic history held that no country in the world developed economically without a certain protectionist policy.He said if nothing was done in that regard, the culture of new colonialism would continue.

“We cannot exchange one’s independence for another by way of dependence on the West.“If we are economically viable, the rate at which our citizens travel out of the country to trade will be minimised.’’

 

Saraki Tasks Sports Ministry, NFF Ahead of World Cup

As congratulatory messages continue to roll in for the Nigerian Super Eagles on qualifying for Russia 2018 tournament, President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has chimed in through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, that the Senate would work to ensure that Nigerian players were well equipped and prepared for the 2018 tournament.

He said, “Right now, we must begin to plan and work towards victory for our Super Eagles. They have made us proud on the field; now, the NFF, the Ministry of Sports, the sponsors and all concerned stakeholders must work together to ensure that our players and the team thrive at the World Cup.

“As our players continue to make us all proud and demonstrate the greatness in our diversity, I want to also congratulate all Nigerians. We can truly achieve great things when we come together.”

“I want to congratulate our players for the way that they have played throughout this whole qualifying phase. It is my hope and the hope of millions across the country that our Super Eagles will represent our nation and the continent well at next year’s World Cup. It was great to have been in Uyo to cheer you on to victory”.

Saraki Congratulates Nigerians, Calls for Unity

As congratulatory words continue to roll in in commemoration of Nigeria’s 57th Independence Anniversary, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki has chimed in to congratulate Nigerians for sustaining the country’s status as a united and progressive nation.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, Saraki urged political, traditional, religious and business leaders to close ranks.

He said ”It is apparent that the need for peace, unity and stability in our nation cannot be compromised. Our togetherness, abundant resources and diversity are our greatest asset. Let us therefore refrain from tendencies that would pull us apart,’’ he said.

The president of the senate noted that though there were challenges, the country was in a better stead today than it was a year ago.

“It is necessary at this time in our developmental journey that we all redouble our resolve to make Nigeria take her rightful leadership position among her peers.’’

Jonathan Cautions Buhari Against Taking Operations To Specific Areas

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari in a statement yesterday by his aide Reno Omokri, against extending his military expedition to the South-South and South-West geopolitical zones.

He faulted the military for labelling the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terror group, insisting that it lacks such right.

He stressed that since the country was under military rule, the armed forces ought to be separated from the police in a democratic setting. According to him, the soldiers were trained to contain external aggressions.

Responding to the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, for alleging that the activities of the agitators began after he lost the 2015 polls, Jonathan challenged him to identify, arrest and prosecute sponsors of the group.

His words: “We want to advise the Buhari administration, which has announced plans to extend the military show of force to the South-South South-West through Operation Crocodile Smile, to tread with caution.

“Nigeria is no longer under military rule. In a democracy, you separate the military from the police. The military is not meant to fight criminality within a nation because they are trained to fight a nation’s external enemies.

“It is the police that are trained to fight crime internally. When the military starts doing the job of the police and fighting what they call a ‘show of force’, the effect will not be to reduce crime. The effect will be to intimidate people.

“If the government in which Lai Mohammed serves knows which opposition members are sponsoring IPOB, then they should identify, arrest and prosecute them.”

“Ever since Lai Mohammed made his ill-advised statement, a principal member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government and Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has come out to say that the actions in the Southeast are troubling and some of it are unconstitutional. Is he also sponsoring IPOB too?

“It is our suspicion that Lai Mohammed is talking from history as he criticised my government for banning Boko Haram in a statement he released on June 10, 2013, even though our administration had gone through due process before proscribing that murderous sect.”

Wife Of Senate President Turns 53 Today

The Senate President of the Federation, Bukola Saraki, his wife Toyin Saraki is celebrating her birthday today, his wife turns 53 today and she has some words to say about it

According to the celebrant, ‘Each year as I mark my birthday, I reflect anew on the world around me, and how I can improve outcomes for pregnant women and their newborns. This birthday, my thoughts, prayers, and disaster response and relief actions have been the victims of environmental disasters around the world, from the floods in Benue State and Houston to the mudslides in Sierra Leone, yet my commitments to empowering safe births around the world, helping babies breathe and helping mothers survive by advocating for and investing in high-quality midwifery education and deployment abides. As I turn 53, I am celebrating a remarkable innovation in midwifery education through training midwives around the world on lifelike anatomical models, which Well being Africa has deployed across Nigeria in building midwives key skills, capacities, competencies and resilience to save lives, in supporting the call for proposals from national country midwifery associations to participate in this innovation for #50000HappyBirthday.