By Muhammad B Muhammad
The member representing Michika and Madagali federal constituency in Adamawa state at the National Assembly, Honourable Zakariya Dauda Nyampa has decried the rate of unemployment in the country and advised youths to venture into entrepreneurship.
He stated this while receiving an award of excellence from the Student Governing Council (SUG) of the Adamawa State University (ADSU) Mubi at an event that held in the Multipurpose Hall of the institution, in Mubi.
The federal lawmaker pointed out that “each year, universities in the country produce over one million graduates but the vacancies for employment are about one hundred thousand” which he described as grossly inadequate.
He therefore challenged youths especially graduates to venture into skill acquisition training programmes especially farming by utilising vast agricultural potentials in the country to fend for themselves as government jobs are no longer readily available.
On the award of excellence bestowed on him by the ADSU SUG, Mr Yampa as an alumnus of the prestigious university expressed happiness with the recognition which he said will spur him to do more towards bettering the lives of his constituents.
He enumerated his achievements to include payment of scholarship allowances to students, building schools and furnished them with instructional materials and construction of a befitting Information and Communication Technology ICT centre in Gulak.
The legislator lauded Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri for according priority in the education sector as according him investing in the education is the only panacea towards developing the lives of youths for productivity.
The President of the ADSU SUG Mr Michael Kutte while speaking said the award was bestowed on Mr Zakariya Yampar alongside other alumni of the university for his contribution to the development of education in his constituency.
The Vice Chancellor of ADSU Professor Kalitapwa Farauta represented by Professor Ibrahim Saidu presented the award to the federal lawmaker among other alumni of the institution during the event attended by dignitaries and students.
5 Dead In Delta Tanker Explosion – Police
The Delta State Police Command says five persons died with properties including eight buses, two tankers, five trailers, two cars, and one motorcycle burnt completely in an early Sunday inferno, Channels TV reports.
Sunday’s incident happened after a tanker laden with PMS – driving towards Benin along Warri-Benin Road – fell with its content spilling into the nearby swamp.
In a statement, the command’s spokesman Bright Edafe disclosed that the spillage attracted youths who started scooping the fuel into jerry cans and other containers.
While they were at it, he said an explosion erupted and the fire engulfed the area.
Meanwhile, the Delta State Governor Sheriff Oborevwori has sent his condolences to the families of victims who got burnt in the explosion.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Festus Ahon, in Asaba, Governor Sheriff commiserated with the victims’ families on the sad incident.
He disclosed that the State has reached out to help the victims.
Governor Oborevwori blamed the unfortunate incident on the poor state of federal roads, once again calling on the Federal Government to expedite action in reconstructing failed portions of the road.
Adamawa Assembly To Support Works, Land & Survey Ministries with Requisite Legislations
The Adamawa State House of Assembly Standing Committee on Works Energy, Land and Survey says it is committed towards ensuring that the two ministries are backed by law in discharging their duties for overall development of the state.
The Chairman of the committee who is also the deputy chief whip of the house, Hon. Japheth Hammanjabu of Verre constituency stated this when he led other members on a familiarization visit to the headquarters of the ministry of land and survey and that of works and energy development separately.
Japheth Hammanjabu said the purpose of their visit was to understand the progress and challenges being faced by the ministries.
The Chairman revealed that the committee is ready to intervene on any possible review of the current legislative framework under which the ministries operate and make amendments where necessary.
He commended Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri and the commissioners of the ministries for the role they are playing towards the progress and development of the state.
In their separately, the Commissioner ministry for land and survey and the surveyor general of the state explained that the ministry and the surveyor general’s office took a holistic assessment of the major land problems in the state after which a work plan was made to that effect.
While appealing for mutual working relationship with house for them to succeed in discharging their responsibilities they also appreciated the committee for the timely visit describing the composition of the members as well deserved.
Members of the committee include the Chairman of the committee Hon. Japheth Hammanjabu of Verre, Haruna Jilantikiri of Madagali who is also the Vice Chairman of the committee and Majority Leader Kate Raymond Mamuno of Demsa, Yerima Moses of Michika, Babangida Muhammad Njidda of Nasarawo Binyeri and Yohanna Sahabo Jauro of Mubi South Constituencies as members.
Former Speaker Mijinyawa Commends Judiciary As Tribunal Dismisses Petition Against His Victory
The Member Representing Yola South at the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Kabiru Mijinyawa, has hailed the judgment of the National/State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Yola which affirmed his victory in the March 18th 2023 election.
The Lawmaker stated this in telephone interview with newsmen shortly after the judgment was delivered on Friday, described the verdict as a victory for democracy and people of Yola South Constituency.
Rt. Hon. Mijinyawa commended the judiciary for upholding the nation’s democra.
According to him “it is as an act of God demonstrated through the people of Yola South who voted him during the March 18th, 2023 general election and went ahead to defend the votes.
The verdict indicated that the resolve of the people did not go in vain.
The judgement is clearly a victory for democracy and the resilient and courageous people of Yola South Constituency.
He said his opponent from People’s Democratic Party PDP had through mere allegation sought a reversal of the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission which declared him as the valid winner of the election.
Kabiru Mijinyawa said with the recent development he will concerntrate on his legislative duties and work towards providing his people with democracy devidends.
He called on the looser to set aside their political differences and work with him in order to move the Constituency forward.
It could be recalled that National /House of Assemnly Petitions Tribunal on Friday, dismissed petition filed against the former Speaker Adamawa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Kabiru Mijinyawa.
Rt. Hon. Mijinyawa, who is the present member representing Yola South constituency, was re-eected for the 3rd term under the platform of the APC during the 2023 general election.
Rt. Hon. Mijinyawa , who was speaker of the assembly from 2015 to 2019, was dragged before the tribunal by the Candidate of the PDP, Hon. Adamu Baba Mustapha.
In his petition, Hon. Baba Mustapha alleged that the election held on the 18th March, 2023 is invalid, null and void by reasons of non compliance with the electoral act.
On his part, the former Speaker was of the view that the exercise was in substantial compliance with the electoral act, and that the petitioner did not participate in the election.
He told the tribunal that the petition is premised on pre-election matter and that its lacks jurisdiction to entertain it, and described the petition as incompetent, frivolous and ought to be dismissed in its entirety.
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