By Yunusa Abdullahi
Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla has been conferred as State Patron of the Nigerian Red Cross Society Adamawa State Branch. While decorating the Governor during a courtesy call at his office, The State Chairman of the Red Cross Society Alhaji Mahmud Abubakar said the society had decided to honour the Governor for his emmence contribution to the development of Adamawa state and service to humanity.
He explained that the Red Cross society has rendered it's humanitarian services to the victims of Bomb explosion at the Jimeta Market, Malkohi IDPs Camp, Jambutu Jummat Mosque, as well as Gombi and Madagali grains Markets, and responding to the victims at Yola Specialist Hospital and Federal Medical Center Yola respectively.
He also pointed out that the society has also contributed it's quota by sinking a number of hand pump bore holes, rehabilitation of industrial bore holes and installation of Solar power system and Clinic rehabilitation support in Michika, Mubi-North and Mubi- South Local government Areas.
Alhaji Mahmud Abubakar also explained that the society is built on seven guided principles which includes Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality Independence, Voluntary service, Unity ,and Universality across the globe,stressing that the society is partnering with National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Adamawa state Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA ) during its response to victims.
He then requested the Adamawa state Government to supply the State branch office with logistics for the smooth operation and services.
While responding Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla had thanked members of the Red Cross Society for the confinement as their Patron and promised to support the society at any time. He had also said that Adamawa state Government will collaborate with Red Cross Society for the sake of humanity and development of the state and the country in general.