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Jubilation As Atiku Commissions First Flyover Bridge In Yola

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By Muhammad B Muhammad

Former Vice President and Waziri Adamawa, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar Saturday commissioned the first ever flyover bridge in the entire Northeastern states constructed by the Fintiri led administration in the heart of Jimeta/Yola at an event that held at PZ roundabout in Yola, the Adamawa state capital.

The overhead bridge and approach roads at Total Filling Station Junction includes provision of roundabout to distribute traffic to all roads at the ground level and extra lanes on the roads on each side of the roads on the ground level.

Speaking at the event, the Former Vice President, Alhaji Abubakar congratulated the people of Adamawa for having the project which will improve traffic management and add to the beauty of the state capital.

Abubakar lauded Governor Umaru Finiri for executing the gigantic project in the face of dwindling economic resources coupled with the competing demands in the state and revealed that history will for ever remember his achievements.

In his remarks, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri said the significance of the project in the heart of a city like Yola, cannot be overemphasized and named the flyover bridge after the late Lamido of Adamawa, Alhaji Aliyu Mustafa.

He said his administration must not wait
“until the population in the state bursts to the level of disorder and the roads are taken over by gridlocks” before the construction of flyover arguing that It is equally cheaper to do it now since it is inevitable in the nearest future.

He said the project, is one of the packages for the Adamawa Urban Renewal campaign and his administration will sustain it at this pace or even at a more speedy stride, until all the urban centers and semi-urban centers wear a befitting look.

He thanked the former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Waziri Adamawa for honoring his invitation to commission the Lamido Aliyu Mustafa Bridge assuring that his administration will continue to providing the state best governance.

In his remarks, the Commissioner of Works and Energy Development, Alhaji Adamu Atiku Abubakar said the mega project was completed less than twelve months of its timeframe and thanked Governor Umaru Fintiri for making a history by constructing the flyover.

In their goodwill messages, Alhaji Musa Garba, Barrister Musa Kaibo, Dr Aliyu Idi Hong and Galadima Adamawa Alhaji Mustafa Aminu commended Governor Umaru Fintiri for changing the face of Adamawa within two years in office.

The Managing Director of Messrs Triacta Nigeria Limited, Engineer Elie Abu Farahat said the company had live upto specifications in the construction of the flyover among other projects in the state and thanked the state government for patronising the company.

The member representing Yola North in the State Assembly and Chairman House Committee on health and Human Services, Hon Hamidu Lajo Lekki said Governor Umaru Fintiri has not only concentrated in the Urban renewal projects but also touched other sectors such as education and healthcare among others.

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Gov Fintiri Meets CAN Leadership, Reels Out Scorecard

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—I’ll Definitely Take You To The Adamawa Of Your Dream – Gov Fintiri

By Muhammad B Muhammad

Ahead of the forthcoming elections, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State who is seeking for re-election under the platform of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has met with leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the state.

He was at the CAN State Secretariate in Yola Monday at the instance of the leadership where the officials asked him what he intends to do for the state if re-elected for a second tenue in office.

He started with the security sector where he narrated how his administration has redefined the security architecture that was hitherto in the state of shamble.

He said the government has injected thinking and funds that changed the narratives, enabling the citizens sleep with their two eyes close across the state.

On education, Fintiri said his administration has inherited a comatose system but injected a lot of commitment and resources to revive the sector.

According to him, the successes recorded has helped the government to renovating 5,000 classrooms, announcing that arrangements are in the pipeline to upgrade ten legacy schools in the state.

He added that the government has provided free education and relieved parents burden of payment of WAEC and NECO adding however that UNICEF has also built eighty schools in Fufore and Guyuk and it is set to construct more.

Governor Fintiri has made clarifications over some unwarranted rumours on the workforce, saying his administration has never sacked 10,000 workers as being speculated in some quarters.

He said the Government has only stopped the last minute biased recruitment of 1,500 teachers by then outgoing administration and employed 2,000 competent teachers through a clean process.

Speaking on the Health sector, Fintiri said over 100 primary healthcare centres were built and renovated, eight new cottage hospitals with staff quarters were built and equipped with modern facilities while health workers were also employed.

The Governor said his administration is also reforming the infrastructural sector, as the government has constructed 347km rural roads, built many urban roads in the state capital and some towns.

Governor Fintiri said his administration has initiated Adamawa Agribusiness Support Programme to tap the potentiality in the agric sector for youth employment, improve revenue generation and welfare of the citizens.

He said the Government has also cleared backlog of gratuity of retired workers to the tune of N5b, improved payment of monthly pensions and welfare of retirees across the state.

The Governor has also spoke on environment, housing, Internally Generated Revenue among other sectors and sought for support of the Chiristian Leaders, promising to redouble efforts if reelected.

Earlier, the State Chairman of CAN, Bishop Dami Mamza said Christians in the state are committed to Adamawa unity as according to him, God has endowed the state with all the potentialities to achieve greatness for the citizens.

Hightlight of the meeting was questions and answers session.

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Adamawa: Primary Sch Teachers, Health Workers, LG Staff To Enjoy National 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 on salary increment 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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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

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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