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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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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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