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Gombe is a state in north-eastern Nigeria, it was created out of Bauchi State on 1st October 1996. The state has an area of 20,265 km2 and a population of around 1.8 million. Gombe State shares boundaries with Yobe State to the North, Adamawa and Taraba States to the South, Borno State to the East, and Bauchi State to the West. The Latitude and Longitude of Gombe state Nigeria is 10.2464 and 11.1617 respectively.
Gombe State is well known for its environmental challenges in form of gullies, soil erosion, land degradation, flooding and desert encroachment among others.
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The Snake Bite Treatment Centre in Kaltungo, Gombe State, has run out of anti-snake venom, its Medical Officer, Dr Abubakar Balla, has said.
Balla disclosed on Monday in Gombe that the centre has no single dose of the anti-snake venom at the moment.
He said that the situation has led to the death of many patients, who were unable to access treatment.
“In May alone, we have admitted 270 people bitten by snakes.
“The worst part of the story is that most of the patients that come to the hospital cannot afford N25,000 for one vile of anti-snake venom, and most of them died because of snake poison,” he said.
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The problem of flood in Nigeria and particularly in Gombe
has spanned over a long saturation or blockage of urban drainage systems. These drainages should be constructed to reflect the changing needs as regards climate change adaptation urban/rural growth. Sizes of these drainages and sewages should be wide enough to accommodate any strong water and runoff from drains down to the river outside the town.
IIMGC's Visit to Local Government chairman in Kwame Gombe State.
Photos taken by Mustapha .T. Abdullahi Project Director for IIMGC.
Reviving Gombe State; The Jewel in the Savannah!!.
IIMGCs approach in terms of project implementation is coherent. The projects, which collectively make up (TPN), The Partners network addressed under the coalition partnership known as IIMGC's SEEDS Coalition, is a joint commonality with the purest of intention to flexibly explore the vulnerable underserved populations in the Six (6) Geo political zones in Nigerian local communities.
Our major concern is development processes in Health, Education, Peace, Environment, Human right, Economy, e.g Agriculture, Water, Poverty Alleviation, Skill Aquisition and Training. To do this, IIMGC aspires to ensure increasing accountability to `primary stakeholders’ enabling the people voices to be heard and increasing the local community leaders in participating in the wellness of the people’s health care systems, poverty alleviation as well as promoting the environmental policies in all sectors of the projects etc.
Due to the complexity of poverty and its mutating effect, the transferring nature of poverty in our society factors in the need to deal with it in a holistic approach. However we contribute or render our services to humanity we do not fail to understand the complexity of our societal needs and deficiencies. Exploring additional means that will enhance this program is required that is why we congregate, analyse each element with its factors and characteristics of mutation.
Reviving Gombe State; The Jewel in the Savannah!
Reviving Gombe State; The Jewel in the Savannah.
About many decades ago, The Gombe emirate was founded in 1804 during the Fulani jihad by Buba Yero, a follower of Usman dan Fodio. Buba Yero made Gombe Aba his headquarters for a campaign against the Jukun settlements of Pindiga and Kalam, followed by extensive raids in which he went as far as Adamawa on the other side of the Benue River. Further lands were subdued by his son, Muhammadu Kwairanga, Emir of Gombe from 1844 to 1882. The Gombe emirate at one time extended from Gombe Aba to Jalingo, but in 1833 the Muri Emirate was created from part of its territory to form a state for the Emir's brother.
During the reign of Emir Zailani (1882–1888) a religious zealot, Mallam Jibril Gaini, established himself at Burmi on the border between Gombe and Fika. Gaini managed to hold out for years against the combined forces of Gombe and neighboring emirates, and was finally defeated and exiled by the British Royal Niger Company in 1902. The British conquered Gombe at the battle of Tongo in 1902. They moved the capital of Gombe to Nafada in 1913, and moved the capital again in 1919 to the present Gombe town. Waja was separated from Gombe in 1930 to become an independent District. However, the Waja headmen chose Sarkin Yaki of Gombe, brother of the former Emir Umaru dan Muhammadu, as their chief.
The people in these communities were once predominantly farmers and herdsmen. In the fall of the kingdoms came civilization, eventually the Nigerian independence and soon military junta. The people of Nigeria enjoyed economic lift and farmers flourished. The nation’s dependency on oil was not as substantial as seen in these present time. In these present time farmers grow all kinds of crops on the same farmland thereby destroying the soil fertility and crop growth. This was done so as to escape from the clutches of poverty and lack as well as unusual rainy season. Majority of farmers, whose farms were rain fed as well as well water are fast losing interest on farming due to constant flooding as a result of climate change, many experience farm produce wastages due to lack of off takers resulting in food shortage and economy plunge into recession. IIMGC has articulated its approaches with several professional consultants while working with the likes of Mr. Jude Mekwunye, former Director Soil and Erosion Flood Control Department of Ecological Fund Office (EFO) and a host of other experienced professional research and planning teams. In achieving IIMGC’s long-term development plans, efforts are being made to identify key challenges in addition root cause and financial crisis as well as finding a lasting solution to aforementioned problems.
The following links provides more insight on Gombe State ecological problems:
1) FLOOD DESTROYS 1,600 FARMLANDS IN GOMBE - AFAN - Nigerian Best ...
www.nigerianbestforum.com › ... › SOCIETY › NEWS
Oct 30, 2012 - 2 posts - 1 author
Flood Destroys 1,600 Farmlands In Gombe - AFAN Tue, 30/10/2012 - 5:19pm. All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Gombe State Chapter…
2) Victims count losses as flood ravages Gombe - Vanguard News
www.vanguardngr.com › More... › Just Human
Oct 13, 2012 - Like other states in Nigeria, Gombe has also been hit
by flood and ... destroyed several houses, submerged farmlands just as
economic and ...
3) Flood aftermath: Farmers make varied harvest predictions - Daily Trust
4) Gombe monarch decries erosion menace in Pindiga | Nigeria ...
Sep 20, 2016 - ... Gombe State, saying that it washed away crops and farmland in the. ... flood. Alhaji Seyoji Ahmed, the Emir of Pindiga, has decried the ...
5) Floods kill 53, displace over 100,420 people in 11 states in 2015 ...
dailypost.ng › News
Sep 21, 2015 - No fewer than 53 people have died in eleven states following flood disasters ... that thousands of houses, farmlands and property worth billions of Naira were ... Zamfara, Kaduna, Jigawa, Adamawa, Yobe, Gombe and Bauchi.
Aug 18, 2016 - ... in Kumo town in Gombe. Farmlands have also been devastated in Jos East Local ...... ... Home; >; Responding urgently to flood alarm.
Over the years, cropping patterns changed and farmers shifted from the traditional practice of multiple cropping to mono-cropping. Eventually, water consumption increased and groundwater level went down. As a result, many wells became defunct. When ones that remained became defunct as well, thus; leaving the farmers no other choice than to migrate in search of food and water, some ended up joining bad companies and gangs some find their ways to the cities. IIMGC has unveiled an Innovative method which it has plans to introduce to Gombe State Ministry of Environment and Forest Resources. IIMGC believes spotting the root of the problem gives more insight and provide solution. However, looking inwards a better way to develop any community in the world is allowing the community to participate even so to achieve maximum result it most consist of 3 key substances:
1. Multiplying effect
2. Symbiotic relation
3. Problem Assessment and Analysis (PAA)
Before we approach a potential project we analyses every given aspect of the objectives, therefore we apply sustainable, measurable, achievable, time and cost effective approach through the following measures:
Questions are raised about every intervention and how we address the community needs. We review, balance, develop projects and interventions through the following assessment analysis:
1. Is the intervention necessary, if it is will the intervention address the problems?
2. Does it have a multiplier effect and if it does how it does benefit the community whilst maintaining the set objectives and goal.
3. Is it sustainable?
5. Does is require funding/grant making/fundraising and if it does how much of the funds is required?
7. Who will participate in the interventions?
8. How is the progress reviewed?
9. Will the progress reports be constant during projects?
10. Once the project has started, how often does the monitoring team assess the progression of the project?
11. Will it have a conclusive and sustainable effect?
There are incidents where farmers have reached a dead end in managing finances, families, properties, farmlands etc and have failed to wriggle out of the debt trap, resulting in them living in abject poverty. It was this grim scenario that prompted the team of Honourable Commissioner for Environment & Forest Resources, Hajia Sa’adatu Sa’ad Mustapha, Alhaji Abubakar Sadauki, Permanent Secretary, Gombe State Ministry of Environment and Forest Resources Mr. Adamu Pukmah to meet with the president Imperative Initiative for Motivation of Global Care (IIMGC) for a sustainable solution to promote Rural Development, Environment and Socio-Economic Boost (RUDESEB), improve farming techniques, provide insight and solution on environmental matters such as gully erosion, desertification, deforestation, drought, climate change, education, health, skill acquisition such as women and youth training and empowerment. In addition to providing an enabling ground to restore Gombe State, The Jewel in the Savannah.
Photos taken by :Emmanuel Aronue, Media/Admin: Gombe state is blessed with natural resources and has potential for tourism.
Photos taken by :Emmanuel Aronue, Media/Admin: Gombe state is constantly battling with floods and gully erosion." Our road is completely washed away and no longer accessible by motorists" the local farmers cried aloud.
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TOUCH OF CARE!-IIMGC
Golden rule in Islam is to love for humanity what you love for yourself. Quran 49:10
The Holy Quran:
It is not righteousness that you turn your faces to the East or the West, but truly righteous is he who believes in Allah (God) and the Last Day and the angels and the Book and the Prophets, and spends his money for love of Him, on the kindred and the orphans and the needy and the wayfarer and those who ask for charity, and for ransoming the captives; and who observes Prayer and pays the Zakat; and those who fulfill their promise when they have made one, and the patient in poverty and afflictions and the steadfast in time of war; it is these who have proved truthful and it is these who are the God-fearing. (Al Quran 2:178)
The Holy Bible:
Jesus replied: “'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
WOMEN PLAY THE MAJOR ROLE IN BUILDING A THRIVING SOCIETY
In Nigeria a number of people especially women in both urban and rural areas are unemployed. Many people are also lacking trade skills and knowledge to be able to employ them. However, those who are trying to increase their income through income generating activities do not have enough tools they lack knowledge to produce quality products for their customers. The existing system of the vocational training school especially in the country now is limited to the middle class since the cost of sending a child to school is on the high side these days.
UN WOMEN is the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. Advancing women’s economic security and rights is a core UN Women priority. UN Women supports women to reshape conditions at both ends of the economic spectrum – from boosting women’s participation in economic policy-making to supporting efforts to provide women and their communities with practical skills needed for securing sustainable livelihoods. Empowering women fuels thriving economies, spurring productivity and growth. In this regard, UN WOMEN is pleased to announce the Women Economic Empowerment call for proposals for the Gender Support Programme (GSP). GSP is a multi-donor initiative dedicated to the advancement of gender equality, equity and women’s empowerment at local and national levels. GSP is currently funded by the European Commission (EC), The British Department for International Development (DFID) and the Royal Danish Embassy.
Women lag far behind men in access to land, credit and opportunities, even though a growing body of research shows that enhancing women’s economic options boosts national economies. Macroeconomic policies and policy-making can support the achievement of gender equality. The multiple barriers such as policies, limited access to financial resources, credit, land, technology and information, among others that prevent women from seizing economic opportunities, must be addressed.