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Workers’ Day 2021: Adamawa Govt Introduces Reforms In Civil Service



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By Muhammad B Muhammad

In commemoration of the 2021 International Workers’ Day Celebration, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State revealed that the state government has introduced far-reaching reforms in the Civil Service that have effectively dispelled favoritism.

At the ceremony that held at Mahmud Ribadu Square, Yola on Saturday, Governor Umaru Fintiri said the present administration has also carried reforms in the recruitment, training and promotion of Junior and Senior cadre personnel.

He added that since the coming of his administration on board in twenty nineteen “government has ensured that the Civil Service has been assured a pride of place as the Centre piece of his Eleven Point Agenda.”

He added that “in a bid to reverse the sad story of the Civil Service and restore its dignity, the government has introduced promotion examinations for Civil Servants from Grade Level ten upward, including prospective Permanent Secretaries.”

On the issue of minimum wage, the Governor said Adamawa was “the first and only State to implement the Thirty-Two Thousand Naira, which is a departure from what was negotiated by other States and the Federal Government.”

“It is worthy that as part of my Government’s irreversible commitment to improve the condition of service of the entire workforce, we were the first and only State to implement the Thirty-Two Thousand Naira (N32,000.00) Minimum Wage, which is a departure from what was negotiated by other States and the Federal Government.”

This according to the Governor in addition to the implementation of the over ten year promotion of Primary and Secondary School teachers, science subject allowances, training among others.

He said government has realized that “even though these measures were incumbent, their non-implementation before now had adversely affected the entire system, to the extent that his administration was forced to start from square one.”

The Governor said the resolve of his administration to remain consistent in every facet of human endeavor remains unshakeable despite daunting challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the attendant economic crunch.

He appreciates the organized Labour in the State “for towing the path of industrial harmony and embracing dialogue as an imperative to resolving disputes and acknowledged the eternal contributions of workers.”

In his remarks, the State Chairman Nigeria Labour Congress NLC, Comrade Emmanuel Fashe spoke on the non-implementation of the new national minimum wage to the local government workers and appealed to the governor to look into their plights.

He called on Governor Umaru Fintiri to pay the twenty twenty and twenty twenty one leave transport grant and offset the baglock of arears of the allowances to cushion the effect of workers in Adamawa.

On his part, the State Chairman of Trade Union Congress (TUC) Comrade Nasiru Babale commended Governor Umaru Fintiri for being workers friendly and urged him maintain the momentum for the good of the civil service and the state as a whole.

“This Government remains conscious of its outstanding obligation to workers and several teething issues that have continued to emerge. We will continue to explore every means to resolve all outstanding issues, even as we will not succumb to undue pressure or arm twisting tactics.”

“As citizens who share a common dream of making Adamawa Great Again, we must find common ground to settle differences without unnecessary rancor,” he said.

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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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