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Bauchi Speaker Launches Dewu Educational Intervention Scheme

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The Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Abubakar Y Suleiman has described the Member representing Kirfi Constituency as outstanding lawmaker who excelled in initiating projects and programmes for the development of his Constituency.

He made the statement while launching Hon. Dewu Educational Intervention Scheme at ASUP Secretariat, Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic Bauchi, today.

The Speaker commended the lawmaker for what he describe as deep foresight in initiating the educational support programme to boost education in the area, adding that investment in education is the best way to develop all communities as no society can develop without education.

According to the Speaker, the Kirfi born lawmaker has been one of the outstanding lawmakers in the 9th Assembly who is doing very well in legislative activities and delivery of dividends of democracy to his people.

Rt. Hon. Abubakar Suleiman explained that he will always remain proud of being the Speaker of the 9th Assembly whose Honourable Members are so much dedicated to the delivery of many developmental projects and Initiatives to their constituencies, saying that he has been attending similar programmes in many constituencies.

While commending the Executive Governor of Bauchi State Senator Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad for his giant strides in the State, the Speaker urged the beneficiaries of the Scheme to make good use of the scholarship given to them.

In his speech the founder of the Scheme and Member representing Kirfi Constituency, Hon. Abdulqadeer Umar Dewu said that his decision to initiate the Scheme is informed by the backwardness of Kirfi Local Government in all ramification of human development in which he identified education as the only key to put the Constituency on the path of development.

The Member recalled that his drive to boost education in the Constituency started when he was Member of the 7th Assembly in which he sponsored NECO registration for many students and organized tutorials and remedials for students across the Constituency, adding that many of the beneficiaries are now graduates and working in different fields of human endeavour.

“If you ask me what is my major achievement when I was Member of the 7th Assembly, I will tell you it’s that educational intervention because people are reaping a lot from the gesture.

“This is why I decided to initiate an offshoot of that scheme so that my people will continue to reap the benefits. This programme we are launching today, will pay scholarship to about five hundred students comprising masters, degree, HND, diploma and NCE students who are indigine of Kirfi Local Government across tertiary institutions in the Country. The Committee I set up will go round the Institutions to pay each and every student of Kirfi the scholarship.” He explained.

Hon. Dewu also urged the State Assembly and Bauchi State Government to come to the help of people of Kirfi Local Government through initiating developmental projects because they are left behind.

Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, the Senior Special Assistant to the Lawmaker on Students and Scholarship Affairs Comrade Umar Waziri Bara thanked the lawmaker for his various initiatives to boost education in the Constituency.

The SSA who narrated how Hon. Dewu sponsored many students to study in India, Sudan, Egypt and many Nigerian institutions, said that he is one of the beneficiaries of Hon. Dewu’s sponsorship in which he sponsored him from SSCE to degree without knowing him.

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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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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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