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APC Congresses: Gombe APC Stakeholders Adopt Consensus Method

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By Ismaila Uba Misilli

All Progressives Congress, APC stakeholders in Gombe state have unanimously agreed to adopt consensus method during the forthcoming party’s congresses at ward, local government an state levels.

In a two point communiqué read by the state Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya after the stakeholders meeting held at the New Banquet Hall of the Government House, the APC stalwarts also unanimously affirmed their unalloyed loyalty to Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya to provide direction to the party both in the build up to and during the congresses in the state and always.

The communique read in part, “The meeting resolved to adopt consensus in the forthcoming congresses of the party at the ward, Local government and state levels.

“The meeting also affirmed loyalty to the leadership of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya in providing direction to the party in the conduct of all congresses that will come up very soon at all levels in the state.”

Governor Inuwa Yahaya had, while speaking during the meeting, said the unanimous endorsement by the critical stakeholders of the APC that the party adopts a consensus method in the forthcoming State Congress as permitted by the guidelines of the National Care Taker/ Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, is an indication that the party is rock solid and indivisible in the State.

The Governor expressed his gratitude to APC stakeholders and supporters in the State for their support and encouragement without which he said, he would not have been Governor.

He assured stakeholders at the meeting that the APC Government under his leadership will do everything necessary to deliver on its campaign promises which have so far seen the revitalization of the health sector, revamping of Agriculture, repositioning of education, construction of road networks across the State as well as the institutionalization of policies and programmes for the economic growth and development of the State among other areas.

While commending stakeholders of the party in the State for their understanding and cooperation so far, the Governor reminded them that not everyone is destined to be a leader but that the party is committed to carrying everyone along in the scheme of things.

“As we approach our party’s congresses, let us have it at the back of our minds that only a few of us will be chosen to steer the affairs of our great party and will therefore need our support and encouragement if we must strengthen the party and make it unbeatable”.

The Governor said his support for concensus candidate came to light when the National Headquarters of the APC directed the dissolution of all states party executives with view to forming new
ones, explaining that he simply had endorsed, without hesitation, the continuation of the old APC party executives in Gombe State.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya used the occasion to explain the social and economic challenges facing the State viz-a- viz the quest by politicians for political patronage, saying while his administration is doing the needful in the areas of infrastructure and human capital development, stakeholders of the party will also be carried along.

Earlier speaking, the former Governor of Gombe State, Senator Muhammad Danjuma Goje expressed gratitude with the turn of events at the APC stakeholders meeting, throwing his weight behind the concensus method to demonstrate the unity of the party in the State.

“Let’s allow the Governor to chart the course for the party in the State and I have the conviction that the Governor will do justice in that regard”.

Senator Danjuma Goje therefore called for understanding and cooperation across board irrespective of the outcome of the congresses, saying it is only by so doing that the party can wax stronger and continue to provide good leadership in the State.

The Acting Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Gombe State, Mr Nitte Amangal told stakeholders at the meeting that the laws and guidelines of the party make provision for concensus in electing party officials, expressing confidence that APC with the consensus, the party’s unity and strength will continue to blossom, especially with Governor Inuwa Yahaya at the helm.

While setting the stage and giving and overview of the meeting, the Chief of staff Government House, Abubakar Inuwa Kari said the stakeholders’ meeting was convened to deliberate on how best to approach the forthcoming congresses in the State following the release of the time table by the National Headquarters of the party.

Some stakeholders who spoke during the meeting and threw their weight behind the concensus arrangement include Senator Joshua Lidani, Senator Bulus Amos, Hon. Aishatu Jibril Dukku ( who spoke on behalf of all members of the House of Representatives), Abubakar Ahmad Yunusa and the Speaker Gombe State House of Assembly, Abubakar Mohammed Luggerewo ( who spoke on behalf of State legislators) and chairman of Gombe Local Government, Aliyu Usman Haruna (who spoke on behalf of the 11 local government councils chairmen ) 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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