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NOA Summit: Dr. Bamaiyi Charges Youths On National Devt

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By Atanga Philips

A social Affairs Analyst, Doctor Agoso Bamaiyi has identified Youth Engagement on Social Issues as the driving force for National Development.

According to the youth who constitute more than seventy percent of the country’s population can drive home change with sincerity of purpose and determination.

He gave the indication Thursday at the conference hall of the Federal Secretariat Yola during a one day summit on Attitudinal Reorientation Forum for Youths and Students in Tertiary institution organized by the National Orientation Agency, NOA with the theme “Youth Participation in National Development”.

Doctor Bamaiyi who was the guest speaker at the occasion, explained that the success of a nation is largely dependent on the cumulative effort and personal contribution of all especially the youth.

While commending the inherent talent of Nigerian youths, Agoso Bamaiyi encouraged them to be resilient purposeful, patriotic and drivers of peace and development in the country instead of engaging in thuggery and other social vices.

He advised the youths to resist the temptation to resort to criminal tendencies and champion the course of Peace and National Development.

Agoso Bamaiyi counselled the youths to embrace the Social Investment Program of the Federal Government holistically with a view to engaging themselves meaningfully given the almost impossible nature of employment availability in the country.

Earlier in his speech, the Director General, DG National Orientation Agency, Doctor Garba Apari described youths as indispensable and critical masses for meaningful National Development.

The DG who was represented by the Adamawa state Acting Director of the Agency, Alhaji Mohammed Bashir Gabdo underscored the importance of consistent engagement of youth by NOA on government policies and activities as well as sensitise them against involvement in cyber crime, Sexual and Gender Base violence.

In his keynote address, the Adamawa state Acting Director, National Orientation Agency, Alhaji Mohammed Bashir Gabdo whose speech was read by the Deputy Director of the NOA in the state, Mallam Tijani Ahmed Ubandoma tasked the youths to learn to embrace dialogue and shun act capable of inciting insurrection in the society.

He challenged the youths to continue to build their confidence and develop courage to turn around the fortune of the country for a better and secure future generation.

In his remarks, the Chairman National Youth Council of Nigeria Adamawa state chapter, Ambassador Ajine Delo who described youth as the most energetic and vibrant segment of the population urged them to harness their potential and be in the vanguard of promoting peace and unity in Nigeria.

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Former Perm Sec Commissions 4.6km Damare Road, Lauds Fintiri’s Achievements

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A retired federal permanent secretary and elder statesman Alhaji Ahidjo Bamanga has lauded Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri for his outstanding achievements in 3 years which have uplifted the status of the state

He was speaking during the commissioning of 4.6km ATV Damare road in Girei local government area.

Speaking shortly before the commissioning Alhaji Bamanga applauded the Governor for his commitment towards changing the fortunes of the state.

The elder statesman described Governor Fintiri as a committed, result oriented and great achiever who has salvaged the state from the shackles of underdevelopment urging all Adamawa people to support him for continuity.

Earlier Governor Fintiri said the 4.6km road is part of the landmark achievements in the deliveries of the urban renewal campaign of his administration.

The Governor said government has developed a two way approach to infrastructural strides which is urban renewal and rural infrastructure and community development and it will not rest on its oars till it achieves that.

He proudly noted that Adamawa is wearing a beautiful look and has fast become an investment hub for investors.

While pledging to continue to flag off and commission projects till the end of his tenure he reiterated his resolve to ensure that no one is left behind and nothing is left untouched.

Commissioner of works and energy development, Adamu Atiku
said the 4.6km ATV Damare road is strategic and important as it has ameliorated the plight of commuters and opened up the area for development.

There were goodwill messages from the District Head of Girei, Dr Ibrahim Ahmed Mustapha, and chairman Girei Local Government Council Judah Amisa and Baba Salam.

High points of the event was a display of three hearty cheers from corp members who are major beneficiaries of the road which leads to the NYSC orientation camp Damare.

The Governor while inspecting the road had a stopover at the NYSC camp and was cheerfully welcomed by the corp members.

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Accountability: Nat’l Lottery Trust Fund Emerges 2nd Best Compliant Agency In Nigeria

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Dr Bello Maigari, the Executive Secretary , National Lottery Trust Fund, has said that the Agency emerged the second best accountability compliant in Federal Government Agency’s Anti Corruption and Transparency Units ( ACTU) in 2021.

Dr Bello Maigari made the agency’s stand clear in a statement issued on Monday and signed by Muhammad Auwal Adam, Media and Puɓlications unit of the Trust Fund.

Dr. Maigari equally stated that the agency was the fourth best compliant among the government MDA in efficiency and transparency in the workplace.

“In less than Three years of the constitution of the Unit, the agency scored 84.45% to emerge the second best compliant in agency category in Nigeria and the fourth best compliant MDA with systems and processes put in place to promote efficiency and transparency in the workplace”. Maigari said.

According to Dr. Maigari, the success is attributed to the efforts put by the agency’s Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU).

The Executive Secretary stated that the development equally followed the high standards of transparency and accountability collectively exhibited by the management and staff of the agency.

Similarly, Federal Government has lauded the National Lottery Trust Fund for gigantic intervention in National Sports Development and urged other government MDAs to emulate.

According to Dr Bello Maigari, the commendation followed the giant intervention so far made by the agency in promoting nation’s sport.

He said that over N574m worth of sports equipment procured by the National Lottery Trust Fund and distributed to over 2000 selected public primary schools across the country.

He noted that the significance of the intervention would go along way in promoting good causes and sport Development among Nigerian Youths.//

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Ishaka Dedan Reelected As Adamawa NUJ Chair

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The Adamawa state Council of the Nigeria union of Journalists, NUJ Saturday held its election which saw the emergence of Ishaka Donald Dedan as the Chairman for the second term.

This was announced by the Chairman, Electoral Committee of the twenty twenty two election, Comrade Bashir Liman at the N UJ’s Secretariat, Press Centre Yola.

The returned Chairman, Comrade Ishaka Donald Dedan polled one hundred and ten votes to defeat his rival Comrade Kate Aliyuda who polled seventy two votes.

Meanwhile, Comrade Fidelis Jockthan polled one hundred and twenty votes to clinch the position of Secretary defeating his closest rival Jonathan Filibus who polled seventy three votes.

The office of the treasurer was won by Joy Diamond Leka with one hundred and sixteen votes beating her rival Felicia Amos who polled thirty seven.

Other positions of Auditor and Assistant Secretary were unopposed.

The newly elected leaders were administered oath of office by Barrister Sunday Wugira.

In an inaugural speech, the Vice Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalist, North East zone, Comrade Zare Baba charged the new executive to carry every body along and eschew bigotry and favoritism.

In an acceptance and victory speech, the Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Comrade Ishaka Donald Dedan who thanked God for the victory pledged to play an open door policy.

Comrade Dedan who solicited prayers and support of the members urged them to advise them where necessary.

Speaking, the Permanent Secretary ministry of information, Barrister Isuwa Misali who congratulated the new executives to work together towards forging the union forward.

Other speakers at the event who presented their good will messages include NUT state Chairman, Comrade Rodney Nathan, representative of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN Adamawa state Chapter and Radio Television Theatre and Art Workers Union, RATTAWU.

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