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Gov Fintiri Condoles Family Of Late Joji Maina

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By Muhammad B Muhammad

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has condoled with the family of late Alhaji Umar Joji Maina, former permanent Secretary in the defunct Gongola state and Dan Malikin Mubi.

The Governor who was at the family compound of the deceased at Dogirei in Jimeta Friday consoled the bereaved family on behalf of the Government and people of Adamawa.

He described the late former permanent Secretary as a dedicated public servant who before his death has contributed immensely to the growth and development of the state.

He prayed to God to grant the soul of the deceased eternal rest and the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

Governor Umaru Fintiri was received by some family members of the deceased who thanked him for the condolence visit and prayed to God to reward him abundantly.

The Governor was accompanied during the visit by Secretary to the state Government SSG, Malam Bashir Ahmad, some commissioners and other top Government officials.

The late U.J Maina passed on the 18th day of April 2021 in Mubi local government area of Adamawa state at the age of 77 and has since being buried according to Islamic injunction.

The late Maina was an honorary Senator of the of the Louisiana state senate of the United States of America ,Chairman ,Board for Nomadic Education and National Chairman of the defunct National Centre Party of Nigeria ,NCPN.

He was the Peoples Democratic Founding father, Chairman of the famous Svannah Sugar Company, Numan and was a director in the NNDC, Nigerian Coal Mining Corpration, Enugu state and the Nigerian Oil mills in the early 70s.

The Dan Malikin Mubi commenced primary school in Mubi, later attended the provincial secondary school now General Murtala Mohammed College, Yola ,Barewa College, Zaria in Kaduna and rounded up with the prestigious Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.

U.J Maina is survived by his wife,Hajiya Zainab Miana,CON,Fmr Hon.Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development and a staunch ally of His Excellency,Governor Umaru Fintiri.

His son Babangida Maina blazing the family political lineage as he now serves as the National deputy youth leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, Hajiya Rahmatu Maina,a reknowned business woman and an accomplished philantropist and Hajiya Hadiza Maina a bureaucrat while Abdulkadir Miana as first son is resident in Los Angeles California ,USA and numerous grand children.

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Adamawa: Primary Sch Teachers, Health Workers, LG Staff To Enjoy Minimum Wage

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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

It appears that the incessant calls by Primary School Teachers, Primary Health Care and Local Government Workers in Adamawa State have come to an end as henceforth they will start enjoying the national minimum wage.

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri revealed this while addressing Primary Health Care Workers who were on a one thousand man march solidarity visit in the Government House, Yola, Monday.

He said arrangements have been concluded for the payment, assuring them however that the government will also address the issues of their leave grant allowances and promotions.

The Governor further told the workers that the government is working on some structural reforms to enable primary Health Care Workers’ remuneration go intune with Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS).

The Executive Secretary Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Suleiman Saidu said the visit was to show solidarity for Governor Fintiri for his numerous achievements not only in the health sector but the entire state as a whole.

Speaking separately, Malam Yahaya Sa’idu, Lawan Abubakar Umar and Emanuel Cartwell commended Governor Fintiri for providing them motivation that enabled them to achieve excellence and vowed as grassroot workers to mobilize massive votes for his re-election.

The State Chairman of Medical Health Care Workers Union of Nigeria, Comrade Usman Babbada thanked Governor Fintiri for implementing promotion benefits at the hospital services management board up to 95%.

The one thousand man march solidarity to Governor Umaru Fintiri by the primary school health workers was commenced from Women Development Centre, Yola and terminated at Banquet Hall Government House, Yola.

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Adamawa Govt Approves 16.6km Roads Network At 1,000 Housing Estate Malkohi

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Adamawa State Executive Council at its first 2023 meeting has approved 16.6km roads network at the 1,000 Housing Units Malkohi in Yola South Local Government Area at the cost N3.744b.

According to the resolution of the council meeting presided over by Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, the project was awarded to Messrs Jodas Salamu Global Nigeria Limited.

State Commissioner of Works and Energy, Alh Adamu Atiku Abubakar revealed this to newsmen after the council meeting that held in the Council Chambers, Government House, Yola Monday.

Abubakar added that the road network project which is to be completed in 12 months, is inline with the policies of the present administration to ensuring rural and urban renewal.

The Commissioner further said the Council after deliberations has approved construction and renovation of 12 lots of classroom blocks, laboratories and library in Government Secondary School Fufore.

He said the project awarded at N151m is being spread across 12 independent contractors adding that work will soon commence.

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Gov Fintiri Mourns Apostle Hinjari, Calls For Arrest Of His Killers

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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has expressed sadness over the gruesome murder of Apostle Jerry Hinjari at his residence recently, describing it as a colossal loss. “I am heartbroken and devastated by this senseless loss.”

Governor Fintiri in a statement by his Press Secretary, Mr Humwashi Wonosikou noted that , “Apostle Hinjari while on earth led a purposeful and impactful life. He was an ardent preacher of the word, a passionate soul winner, a transformational leader and a builder of men.”

Though young at heart, the Governor said “He stood tall and had never wavered in continuously delivering messages of hope, talking about boisterous relationship issues and good Christian conduct that found ready expression with the youths. Adamawa community has lost a true soldier in the army of Christ.’’

The Governor who described as wicked the act of his assailants assured that on no account will Government allow enemies of progress have their way and directed security agencies to rise to the occasion and unearthed the killers of the popular preacher.

“Going into elections, we as a Government will do everything humanly possible to ensure criminals have no hiding place. We have worked hard to restore the peace of the State and will not allow hoodlums turn the wheel of progress of Adamawa State.”

He stated that the Preacher will be remembered for his life-changing messages and that the church and indeed the Christian community is elated that he left a worthy legacy behind.

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has also expressed sadness over the death of Abdullahi Duda a former Chairman of Madagali Local Government, describing as shocking the news of his passage.

“Honestly, I lack words; I got confused when I got the message and could not recover, but I had to sum up my courage and strength.”

Abdullahi Duda who was the Interim Chairman before the present leadership in Local Government Councils of the State died on Saturday at the age of 55.

“Abdullahi’s contribution to the development of the state will not be forgotten in a hurry. He was an astute politician who was very loyal. He continued to contribute his quota to the development of the state.”

“On behalf of the government and good people of Adamawa State, I want to express our heartfelt condolences to the family and Madagali community on this great and irreparable loss. He surely paid his dues and the State and Madagali community will always remember him.”

“The State Government under my administration will continue to ensure that the ideals he propagated while alive will continue to be upheld and improved upon,” the Governor said.

The deceased who returned from treatment in India on Thursday died Saturday night.

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