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Gov Inuwa Receives Kaltungo Chiefdom On “Thank You Visit”

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By Ismaila Uba Misilli

…Says His Administration Working in Line With Campaign Promises

…Pledges To Expand Frontiers of Socio- Economic Services, Provide More Infrastructure to Kaltungo Chiefdom, Others

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya says Gombe State Government under his leadership will continue to expand the frontiers of social and economic services as well as provision of more infrastructure across all the nooks and crannies of the state in line with his campaign promises.

The Governor stated this when he played host to the people of Kaltungo Chiefdom led by the Mai Kaltungo, Engr Sale Mohammed at the Banquet Hall of the Government House.

He said the projects currently being executed by his administration in all parts of the State are in line with his campaign manifesto which main thrust was to reposition the health sector, provide quality education, good road infrastructure and build human capital among other areas of interest.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya explained that the mandate given to him by the people of Kaltungo Chiefdom and by extension the entire State is a trust of responsibility that is gradually transforming into the provision of infrastructural development and other social services for the benefit of the people.

He disclosed that his administration will soon make public some of its modest achievements side by side with his campaign manifesto for the people of the State to juxtapose with his campaign promises in order to assess the performance of the incumbent All Progressives Congress, APC- Led government in the state in the last two years.

“I challenge the people of Gombe State, especially those in Gombe south senatorial district, to take a look at the performance of the previous administrations from Orji to Bawa, Hashidu to Goje and Dankwambo and tell if their records of performance in their areas under two years can be equated with what we have achieved in our mid term”.

He said the road projects currently being executed in Gombe south and other parts of the State were conceived to boost economic activities and social interactions as well as to ease the challenges associated with long distant travels like the hardship once being experienced by the people of Balanga south.

The Governor revealed that his administration will soon award the contact for the construction of Filiya- Daja to Gwandum road in his administration’s ongoing efforts to actualize the ‘network eleven hundred’ project which seeks to build at least one hundred kilometres of road in each of the 11 Local Government areas of the State

Governor Inuwa Yahaya used the occasion to warn those in the habit of fomenting trouble to stay clear as his administration will not condone any breach of law and order in Gombe state.

Earlier, the leader of the delegation and Mai Kaltungo, Engr Sale Mohammed said the people of Kaltungo and Shongom Local Government areas remain grateful and indebted to Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for his social and economic intervention in their area.

He pledged the support and solidarity of the people of his Chiefdom to the administration of Governor Inuwa Yahaya for the continuation of his pro-poor policies and programmes.

Also, the Mai Tula, Abubakar Buba Atare said the joy of the people of Tula knows no bound,considering the gigantic road project currently being executed which stretched from Bambam to Tula Yiri and the perimeter fencing of the famous Government Girls Secondary school Tula which had been left unattended to by the previous administrations for so many years.

In his remarks, the Majority Leader of Gombe State House of Assembly, Hon. Yarima Ladan Gaule said the ongoing road construction from Bambam to Tula Yiri and the recent award of contract for the reconstruction and remodeling of Kaltungo General Hospital are among the giant strides of the administration of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya which have touched the lives of the people in more special ways.

He assured that the people of the area will continue to cherish the Governor and give him all needed support now and always.

The Chairman of Kaltungo Local Government Council Faruk Aliyu, expressed gratitude to the Governor for touching the lives of many people in so many positive ways, noting that Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has demonstrated rare characteristics of a true democrat who deserves the support of all and sundry. He pledged their continued loyalty, support and solidarity to the APC administration in the state.

In a like manner, the Chairman of Shongom Local Government, Yohanna Nahari described Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya as ingenious leader who has succeeded in marshaling and navigating Gombe state through the prevailing economic challenges to prosperity.

Highlight of the event included cultural performance by various groups from Kaltungo Chiefdom.

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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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Gov Fintiri Mourns Apostle Hinjari, Calls For Arrest Of His Killers

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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has expressed sadness over the gruesome murder of Apostle Jerry Hinjari at his residence recently, describing it as a colossal loss. “I am heartbroken and devastated by this senseless loss.”

Governor Fintiri in a statement by his Press Secretary, Mr Humwashi Wonosikou noted that , “Apostle Hinjari while on earth led a purposeful and impactful life. He was an ardent preacher of the word, a passionate soul winner, a transformational leader and a builder of men.”

Though young at heart, the Governor said “He stood tall and had never wavered in continuously delivering messages of hope, talking about boisterous relationship issues and good Christian conduct that found ready expression with the youths. Adamawa community has lost a true soldier in the army of Christ.’’

The Governor who described as wicked the act of his assailants assured that on no account will Government allow enemies of progress have their way and directed security agencies to rise to the occasion and unearthed the killers of the popular preacher.

“Going into elections, we as a Government will do everything humanly possible to ensure criminals have no hiding place. We have worked hard to restore the peace of the State and will not allow hoodlums turn the wheel of progress of Adamawa State.”

He stated that the Preacher will be remembered for his life-changing messages and that the church and indeed the Christian community is elated that he left a worthy legacy behind.

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has also expressed sadness over the death of Abdullahi Duda a former Chairman of Madagali Local Government, describing as shocking the news of his passage.

“Honestly, I lack words; I got confused when I got the message and could not recover, but I had to sum up my courage and strength.”

Abdullahi Duda who was the Interim Chairman before the present leadership in Local Government Councils of the State died on Saturday at the age of 55.

“Abdullahi’s contribution to the development of the state will not be forgotten in a hurry. He was an astute politician who was very loyal. He continued to contribute his quota to the development of the state.”

“On behalf of the government and good people of Adamawa State, I want to express our heartfelt condolences to the family and Madagali community on this great and irreparable loss. He surely paid his dues and the State and Madagali community will always remember him.”

“The State Government under my administration will continue to ensure that the ideals he propagated while alive will continue to be upheld and improved upon,” the Governor said.

The deceased who returned from treatment in India on Thursday died Saturday night.

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Work On Gyawana-Opalo-Hoki Electricity Project Will Begin Soon – Gov Fintiri

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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has announced that work on Gyawana-Opalo-Hoki electricity project in Lamurde Local government area will commence soon.

The Governor who revealed this when he led the campaign train of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to canvassing for votes in Gyawana, Lamurde Local Government Area ahead of the forthcoming elections said Government will begin connection of the remaining communities without light to the national grid.

He told the people of Gyawana, Opalo Ngbakowo and Dubwangun wards that his administration has constructed 4km in Lamurde town, 11km of rural road and built 60-bed capacity hospital among others in the local government area.

Governor Umaru Fintiri while noting how his administration turned around the education sector, said he has given local government council chairmen approval to employ more qualified teachers into primary schools to enhance teaching and learning in the state.

On the tussle between host community/workers and management of Dangote Sugar Refinary Numan, Governor Fintiri told the electorates how he asked Alhaji Aliko Dangote to pay compensation among other things to the victims.

He called on the people to support his re-election bid and vote for all PDP candidates in the forthcoming general elections from top to bottom for better Adamawa and Nigeria as a whole.

After the Gyawana rally, Governor Umaru Fintiri alongside top government officials has commissioned Lecture Hall at College of Agriculture Ganye Satelitte Campus Gyawana in Lamurde Local government area.

Meanwhile, Governor Umaru Fintiri in Suwa, Lamurde LGA for the campaign has reassured his commitment to maintain the diversity of Adamawa people and provide equity and fairness to all tribes in the state for peace and tranquility.

Governor Fintiri told the people of Suwa, Sabon Layi and Waduku Wards that the government would continue to protect their lives and property to the best of its ability urging them to vote for PDP candidates in the forthcoming elections.

According to the Governor, It is only quality and affordable education that will bridge the gap between the rich and the poor and therefore reiterates his continued commitment to provide free education in the state.

He promised to drill borehole in Suwa and directed the State Ministry of Rural Infrastructure and Community Development to connect the area and Waduku to the national grid with immediate effect.

Governor Fintiri has during the rally sympathized with the people over the death of PDP Youth Leader in Suwa Ward, Hon. Mairiga Yohannah who was being laid to rest today (Saturday) in Lamurde and prayed to God to grant him eternal rest.

An elder statesman in Suwa, Mr Gabriel Yakubu commended Governor Fintiri for his free education Programme among other giant strides of his administration and assured him and other PDP candidates massive votes of the community.

While on a stop over in Timnu in the Local Government Area, Governor Umaru Fintiri has promised to procure brand new additional transformer for the community for improved electricity as requested by leaders of the community.

The Governor asked the electorates to continue to maintain peace among them as according to him government on its part will not relent until the citizens sleep with their two eyes close across the state.

The State Chairman of PDP, Barrister Tahir Shehu while presenting flag to Hon. Pawikai Bauna as the party’s Candidate for State Assembly Member Lamurde Constituency in Gyawana urged the people to maintain their support for the party.

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