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NAFDAC Sensitises MSMEs on Product Registration, Value Addition

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NAFDAC Sensitises MSMEs on Product Registration, Value Addition

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has commenced a nationwide sensitisation campaign on product registration and value addition for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise operators.

Speaking at a one-day sensitisation workshop organised by the agency in collaboration with Yobe State Government in Damaturu, the Director-General of NAFDAC, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye reiterated the critical role of MSMEs in economy.

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A statement issued by Sayo Akintola, NAFDAC Resident Media Consultant on Sunday said the DG was represented by the NAFDAC Zonal Director, North-East, Bukar Usman.
Adeyeye explained that value addition entailed transforming or converting raw materials into finished or semi-finished products, while maintaining product quality.
She added that at the end of the sensitisation, NAFDAC hoped to increase the number of people engaged in adding value to their products by registering them with NAFDAC to safeguard the health of the public.
The NAFDAC D.G maintained that this would have a multiplier effect on the individual families, the economy of the communities and also the state as a whole by improving its internally generated revenue.

The DG urged over 700 participating MSMEs and scores of groups at the event to always deal with the agency directly in getting their products registered, as opposed to going through various consultants and middlemen.
She explained that consultants and middlemen had been the reason for the increasing problems and high cost of registration faced by the MSMEs to get their products registered.

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Cholera Outbreak Kills 37 in Bauchi

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Cholera Outbreak Kills 37 in Bauchi

The Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has said the death toll from the Cholera outbreak recorded in the state is now 37.

Cholera is triggered by the infection and inflammation of the digestive system. Symptoms can include abdominal cramps, diarrhoea, and vomiting.

According to Rilwanu Mohammed, chairman of BSPHDA, the infection has spread from 13 to 15 LGAs of the state.

Mohammed said 1,799 cases were recorded from May 25 to when the current report was compiled.

He said the affected LGAs included Bauchi; Darazo; Dass; Giade; Ganjuwa; Jama’are; Misau; Ningi; Shira; Tafawa; Balewa; Warji; Alkaleri; Kirfi, Shira, and Zaki.

“The LGAs with the highest number of cases are Bauchi 1,334, Toro 165, Ningi 91 and Dass 60,” he said.

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He said the agency has continued to deploy drugs and other medical material to all general hospitals in the state.

The chairman also said the state’s rapid response was deploying all measures to curtail the further spread.

He asked the general public to practise environmental and personal hygiene and report all cases to the nearest health facilities.

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Cholera Outbreak in Bauchi Records 20 Deaths

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Cholera Outbreak in Bauchi Records 20 Deaths

The Bauchi State Ministry of health has reported 322 cases with 20 deaths from a cholera outbreak and a case fatality put at 6.2%.

The state commissioner of health, Aliyu Maigoro, who disclosed this while briefing newsmen on Tuesday, said the index case was a 37- year- old housewife, who was admitted at the Burra General Hospital on April 24, 2021, in Ningi Local Government Area.

He said upon her admission, it was discovered there is an ongoing outbreak of the similar disease in neighboring communities like Sumaila and other Local Government Areas of Kano State, which may have spread to Bauchi.

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‘‘Bauchi recorded 147 cases with nine deaths, Toro 58 cases with three deaths, Ningi 51 cases with three deaths, Misau had 31 cases with four deaths, Giade recorded 10 cases with one death, Ganjuwa seven cases with no death, Shira and Darazo recorded one case each with no deaths while Warji had 16 cases with no deaths. This brings the total of confirmed cases to 322 with 20 deaths and 6.2 per cent death rate,” he stated.

The commissioner however noted that isolation centers have been set up in all General Hospitals of the affected LGs, while surveillance activities have been heightened to detect and report cases promptly.

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FG Unveils National Policies on Waste Management

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FG Unveils National Policies on Waste Management

The Federal Government has launched The National Policies on Solid and Plastic Waste Management, to harness the nation’s waste to wealth and manage the waste disposal in the country.

The government also rolled out the national action plan for the reduction and eventual elimination of mercury use in artisanal and small-scale gold mining, in the country.

The minister of environment, Muhammad Abubakar, who unveiled the action plan in Abuja, said the federal ministry of environment had entered into partnership with the global environment facility, the united nations industrial development organisation, world health organisation, ministry of mines and steel, and federal ministry of health to develop and execute the action plan.

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Currently, solid waste management is one of the most pressing environmental challenges faced by urban and rural areas in Nigeria.

Waste management in Nigeria is characterized by inefficient collection methods, inadequate recycling and indiscriminate disposal, as well as incoherent policy, thus leading to adverse health and environmental consequences,

According to Abubakar, implementing this plan into our national development process is a necessity, so as to protect human health and prevent emissions and releases of mercury into Nigeria’s environment.

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