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Congresses: Gombe APC Elects Ward Executives In Peaceful Process



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By Ismaila Uba Misilli

…As Governor Inuwa Participates in Affirmation of Results of Consensus that Produced Party Executives in Jekadafari Ward

…APC National Team, Observers, Others Commend Rancour- Free Conduct of Ward Congress in Gombe

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya was earlier today at his Jekadafari Ward in Gombe metropolis where he attended and participated at the affirmation of the result of the APC Ward Congress conducted through consensus method.

Recall that stakeholders of the APC in Gombe State had adopted a resolution to hold the party’s congresses at ward, local government and state levels via consensus in line with the guidelines of the National Caretaker/ Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee.

The exercise went simultaneously and peacefully across all the 114 wards of the state.

A team from the National Headquarters of the APC, under the chairmanship of Dr. Danjuma Dabo presided over the ward congresses and received results on behalf of the party.

Speaking shortly after being presented with the new Executive members of Jekadafari ward, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya praised the smooth conduct of the exercise in the ward, describing it a precursor for the emergence of credible leadership for party in the State.

He explained that exercise was in line with the APC guidelines which mandated States across the country to begin the process of electing Party Executives which can come through outright election or concensus method.

“Yes before now we had leaders in the APC at all levels in the State but base on the guidelines of the party, elections are expected to be conducted to give room for new crop of leaders to stir the affairs of the party for some years to come”.

” I am delighted with the conduct of our party men and women and I congratulate our new officials”.

The Governor noted that the peaceful conduct of the ward congress in Jekadafari was an indication that the people of the area are not only advocates of democracy but staunch allies of his administration, which was examplified and demonstrated in the event organised by Jekadafari Community Forum to honor him.

The Governor promised those that have been replaced through the ward Congress will continue to remain bonafide members of the party and relevant in scheme of things.

To the newly elected Ward Executives, Governor Inuwa Yahaya charged them to exhibit absolute loyalty to the party as the APC will not tolerate division and other actions that are inimical to its progress and development..

The team of APC officials, alongside some observers were also at the ward collation centres in Dawaki, Shamaki, Nasarawo and others to sample the outcome of the exercise.

In an interview, the Chairman of APC Congress Committee for Gombe State, Dr. Danjuma Dabo said the exercise was not only peaceful but conducted in accordance to APC guidelines, expressing satisfaction with the overall process.

The coordinator of the ward congress in Gombe Local Government, Barnabas Maspara Jessu expressed delight over the conduct of the exercise across the area, saying it was the choice of the people that emerged in process.

The Chairman of Gombe Local Government council, Aliyu Usman Haruna described the exercise in Gombe Local Government Area as peaceful and transparent which saw the emergence of the people’s choice.

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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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