The Society of Family Physicians of Nigeria has identified smoking habits as a setback that affects the family both morally and financially and invariably the society through air pollution.
This was the submission of the medical personnel during the World Family Doctors’ Day at the health talk on the impact of smoking on the family and society and the benefits of cessation of smoking.
Held in Jos, Plateau State, a family doctor and registrar at the Bingham University Teaching Hospital, Dr. Timothy Ureme, explained the effects of smoking on the family.
Apart from the health implications which smoking has on the family, a family physician, Dr. Salihu Danjuma, also highlighted its financial and moral effects on the society and the family.
Apart from the health talk and awareness campaign on the impact of smoking on the family by the physicians, the doctors also engaged in a rally, health walk, and public health lectures within the major hospitals and public secondary schools within Jos metropolis.
This was with the aim of enlightening the public on the dangers associated with smoking and its impact on the family and society.
For the past six years, the world organisation of family doctors has been celebrating the World Family Doctors’ Day to highlight the role and contribution of family doctors in health care systems around the world.
Police have apprehended seven suspected Fulani herdsmen along Riyom/Ganawuri road in Plateau State.
The arrest was made by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigerian Police Force during a stop and search operation on the highway.
The arrest was disclosed to reporters by the Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Adekunle Oladunjoye, during a briefing on the command’s activities in Jos.
Mr Oladujoye said that 504 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition, four locally constructed AK47 butts and other incriminating items were found on the suspects during the operation.
He hinted that the Police also nabbed a group of syndicate known as ‘Sarasuka’, who specialised in molesting residents around the new stadium within the Jos metropolis.
The Police Commissioner appealed to the public to help complement the efforts of the security agents in combating crimes and criminal activities in the north-central state.
He asked them to help provide useful information on activities of criminal elements and their probable hideouts within their communities, in order to ensure guaranteed security of lives and property in the state.
The eid-el-fitr celebration in Jos, plateau state was marked amidst tight security as security personnel were at various spots monitoring worshippers and worship centres to avert any breach of peace.
Security chiefs led by commander of special task force, commissioner of police and the commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were seen in Jos metropolis and environs to make sure that security arrangements are in place.
Muslim faithful in Plateau state, north central Nigeria came out in large numbers to offer prayers at the end of the Ramadan fasting with maximum security measures put in place by security agents.
In spite of the warning by security agents on the ban of motorcycle and dangerous driving during the festival, there were some that disobeyed and the patrol team of the security chiefs was at hand to apprehend defaulters.
The security chiefs expressed satisfaction on the peaceful celebration and security arrangement with assurance that more security measures will still be put in place for the rest of the festive period.