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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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Insurgents Are Again Responsible For Michika Blackout – Fintiri




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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Boko Haram insurgents have again vandalised the lines that generated power from Danboa substation in Borno State to Michika and environs in Adamawa State.

The State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri had in July, 2020 commissioned the rehabilitated power sub-station for Michika and Madagali local government areas at the cost of N283.8m.

Before the rehabilitation, it was Boko Haram insurgents that damaged the power lines and installations which cut off power supply from the national grid subjecting the people to a total blackout for over 6 years.

As if that damage was not enough, after the rehabilitation, the insurgents have again destroyed the power lines from Danboa substation.

Fintiri disclosed this at Madzi Development Area in Michika while canvassing votes for the PDP candidates ahead of the forthcoming February and March elections in the country.

Governor Fintiri told the residents that the military has assured him that normalcy has been restored in that area and has given go ahead to the Government to recconect the power lines, promising to act in that regard.

“We have rehabilitated electricity in Michika and Madagali. 2 years ago, Boko Haram insurgents have again destroyed the power lines, coming from Danboa.

“I spoke with Brigade Commander, he told me that they have taken over the bushes around Danboa from Boko Haram and we should send personnel to reconnect the lines,” he said.

In his remarks, Honourable Zira Wampa who spoke on behalf of the communities, assured Governor Fintiri their readiness to deliver him, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and other PDP candidates in next elections.

Meanwhile, Governor Fintiri has assured the people of Bazza Development Area that his administration will build roads in the area having constructed many in Michika town and environs.

Governor Fintiri who disclosed this when he takes campaign train of the PDP to canvassing for votes, reminded the people the giant strides of his administration in the areas of education, security, health and Infrastructure among others.

He asked especially the women folk to take advantage of the Government’s Health Insurance Programme and register for free medical services to pregnant ones among them, children from five years and below, the aged and displaced persons.

“I will continue to protect your lives and property. We achieve much in all sectors. We improve payment of pension and gratuity. We have commenced salary payment with minimum wage for workers at the local government level alongside gratuity,” he said.

Former Deputy Governor of the Defunct Gongola State, Barrister David Barau said the people of Bazza will no doubt support Governor Umaru Fintiri in the March election, because of his excellence performance and character worthiness.

“The reasons for our promise to support you are one; excellent performance, two;
Numerous dividends of democracy in the areas of security and health as well as your competence, capacity, knowledge and reliability,” said Barau.

In their separate remarks, Hon. Michael Zirra, Ayuba Fari and Captain Altine Inuwa among other speakers vowed to deliver Governor Fintiri and all PDP Candidates describing Bazza as a stronghold of the party.

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We’ll Soon Flag Off Michika-Kamale Road Project – Gov Fintiri




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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State Friday announced readiness of the State government to award contract for road project from Michika to Kamale.

The Governor disclosed this in Garta, Michika local government area when he led campaign train of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to canvass for votes ahead of the forthcoming elections.

The Governor said arrangements are in the pipeline to execute the road project with three bridges as according to him survey has already been conducted by the government.

“I want to assure you the people of Garta, we have commenced plans to award contract of this road. By the Grace of God, we will begin the work in the next one or two months,” said Fintiri.

On the request by the community for lifting of ban on the use of mortocycle in Garta and environs, Governor Fintiri promised to make consultations and see the possibility or otherwise of the issue.

In their separate remarks, Hon. Yakubu Tsala, former Managing Director Nigeria Sugar Council and former federal lawmaker, Adamu Kamale assured block votes of the people to Governor Fintiri and other PDP candidates.

Highlight of the rally was handing over of 18 seater bus to Governor Fintiri to help the PDP campaign train by Dr Williams Kamale among other gifts presented as well as various cultural dance.

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Michika Agog As Crowd Storms PDP Rally To Welcome Gov Fintiri




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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

In what many residents of Michika described as mother of all rallies, supporters of Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday afternoon stormed the campaign gathering at the centre of the town.

Upon his arrival to Michika town from Garta, Governor Umaru Fintiri was received by the people who came out en masse from all conners and proceeded to accompany him in droves to the venue of the campaign rally.

Speaking at the event, Governor Fintiri appreciated the people for the show of love and solidarity, promising to continue to make them proud by working for their welfare and development of Michika.

“I will continue to work for you and make you proud. My administration has restored security and today we sleep with our two eyes close. We will continue to fight these miscreants,” said Governor Fintiri.

Fintiri added that, “we will continue to make education free. We’ll make sure that the children of the poor get quality and affordable education across the state.”

He called on the people to vote for Atiku Abubakar as next Nigeria’s President to end the current hardships brought upon on the citizens by the All Progressives Congress (APC) led federal government.

“Let’s continue to fast and pray so that we will get a leader that will bring socour to us. Let’s pray and fast so that we’ll get a leader that will end killings of our brothers and sisters. We will never elect APC again,” he said.

The State Chairman of PDP, Barrister Tahir Shehu has presented flag to Zakari Dauda Nyampa, and Moses Yarima as PDP candidates for House of Representatives and State Assembly respectively.

PDP Chairman in Michika, Emmanuel Simbus lauded Fintiri for executing road projects in the area and appointed their sons and daughters into key positions of government.

The Commissioner of Finance and Budget, Dr Ishaya Dabari, and Peter Salihu Gogura both said Governor Fintiri does not need to campaign in Michika as they are set to pay him back by voting him massively.

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