Jos North Council Boss Threatens To Sanction Schools For Violation Of  Covid-19 Protocol.

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Yakubu Busari

 

The Committee Chairman of Jos North Local Government of Plateau state, Hon Bala Usman has threatened to weigh big stick and sanction any public or private schools who violated government directives on second waves Covid-19 Protocol.

 

As he said the state government has set up a high power committee to monitor and ensure all schools in the state comply with the government directives to mitigate the second wave of covid-19 pandemic ravaging the whole world.

 

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Hon. Usman made this known in an interview with journalists today 19th January 2021 after the Council’s stakeholders meeting held at the Local Government Secretariat in Jos North LG.

 

 

He said ” we have set-up committee for the enforcement of covid-19 protocol, and by tomorrow, we shall be going round to monitor the level of compliance.

 

The chairman said the committee aims to ensure that the schools in the state adhered to Covid-19 Protocol as directed by the federal and state government, threatened to sanction any school found wanting as they had been adequately briefed and talked to in that regard.

 

On the harassment and intimidation of the citizens of Jos North by the security agents using motorcycles and tricycle in some cases, the chairman said he is yet to receive the report to that effect and promised to investigate the allegations and any security personnel found to be capable will made to face the wrath of the law.

 

He added that the reason for the Stakeholders meeting is to brainstorm on the forthcoming registration exercise of All Progressive Congress (APC)and using the meeting to enlighten the people to take the government directives seriously, watch your hands, sanitize your hands with hands sanitizer, wear your nose mask and above all maintain social distance as required by the experts.

 

 

The chairman stressed that the committee is also to intervene in the area of hike in school fees by some shylock proprietors mostly in private schools in the state with the view of reducing it down as this period called for sacrifice by all sundry.

 

 

“I think is one part the schools’ proprietors in the state must have to look at the hike of school fees with the view of reviewing its downward for average parents to pay, he maintained.”

Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State said they have concluded arrangements ahead of the forthcoming

APC member’s registration exercise in the area.

 

The stakeholders unanimously pledged their resolve to ensure the success of the exercise

During an emergency meeting of the APC at the Local Government Secretariat in Jos, said they would work assiduously without any differences to ensure smooth registration of its members.

 

Meanwhile, the APC Stakeholders meeting was held to fashion out ways on how to conduct the registration of its members in line with the ideals of the party and to adopt other necessary measures for members to turn up for the exercise in line with the safety protocol of COVID 19.

 

Declaring the meeting open, the Management Committee Chairman of Jos North LGC

Shehu Usman stressed that the doors of the party remain open for any person or group whose intention is geared towards adding values to the ideals of the APC in the area, the state, and the National level as a whole.

 

 

Usman assured that the forthcoming registration exercise will be fair for all interested persons in the area stressing that a high-powered monitoring and evaluation Committee shall be constituted by the party to ensure that the exercise is done according to the party guidelines.

 

 

State commissioner of Transport Mohammed Abubakar and his   Special Duties and Non-Governmental Organization courter part,

Irimiya Werr assured that the party under Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State remains committed to carrying everyone along, irrespective of religious and ethnic difference in other to strengthen the party towards a solid foundation driven by the philosophy of establishing the party in the first instance.

 

They used the occasion to commend the Management Committee Chairman of Jos North Local Government Shehu Bala Usman for his commitment towards galvanizing the party in line with the vision of Governor Simon Bako Lalong and promised to support him at all times.

 

They also promised that the party will adopt easier ways to enable fully participate by creating many registration points.

 

APC caretaker Chairman of Jos North Local Government Sani Gangare commended stakeholders of the area for always coming out in numbers to ensure the progress of the Party.

 

Other stakeholders who attended the meeting were former Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly Peter Azi, Former Management Committee Chairmen of Jos North Local Government Council Theresa Azi and Philip Nyam as well as an elder statesman Abuka Azi, amongst others. They all pledged their commitments to mobilize their people at the grassroots to participate in the party registration exercise.

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