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Gombe Signs MoU With FG On Rehabilitation, Expansion Of State Regional Water Scheme



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By Ismaila Uba Misilli

… As Minister Commends Inuwa Yahaya for Being First Governor to Key into FG’s Collaborative Funding System on Water Supply

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State and the Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Sulaiman H. Adamu have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on collaborative funding of the Gombe Regional Water Supply Project.

The MoU is aimed at actualizing the rehabilitation, upgrading and expansion of the 50 Million Litres Per Day Gombe Regional Water Supply Scheme in line with Governor Yahaya’s commitment to provide adequate and sustainable water supply to Gombe metropolis and adjoining local government areas as well as improving water supply facilities/ infrastructure to meet the emerging Water demand in Gombe State in general.

Speaking at the occasion, Governor Yahaya said inspite of the challenges associated with the prevailing time, his administration was able to put the Dadinkowa regional water Scheme into productive use for the benefit of the people of the State.

The Governor said through synergy with the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, the Gombe Regional Water Scheme was expanded to benefit both Gombe Metropolis and environs, describing the commitment displayed by the Minister towards the full utilisation of the scheme as commendable.

“From Dadinkowa to Gombe is about 15 kilometres and the project was done at the cost of about 10 billion naira then with the support of the Federal Ministry of Water Resources and since that time it has never tasted failure, yes challenges may have contributed to it operating sluggishly, but with the effort we are putting; we are maximizing its use to the extent that today on the average we are supplying the metropolis with not less than 40 million litres of water”.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya observed that the rapid growth and population increase as well as the influx of Internally Displaced Persons into the State from contiguous states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa due to insurgency, presuppose the need for the expansion of the water supply scheme to meet with the ever growing demand.

The Governor thanked the Federal Ministry of Water Resources for championing various projects aimed at improving safe drinking water to Nigerians, assuring that his administration will continue to work in partnership with the Federal government and relevant agencies in order to enhance the provision of water to the people of the State.

“Recently we signed the order banning open defecation in Gombe and we declared an emergency on Water Sanitation and Hygiene, WASH so we are working in tandem with the Ministry of Water Resources in order to actualize its ambitious projects”.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya said the Gombe State Government under his leadership will always approach the Federal Ministry of Water Resources for partnership in areas that can be beneficial to the people of the State and the Federal government.

He however expressed concern with the slow pace if the third National Urban Water Sector Reform Project which Gombe State has keyed into and paid its counterpart fund, urging the Minister to intervene with a view to pursuing it to its logical conclusion.

The Minister of Water Resources Suleiman Adamu said in meeting with challenges of water supply to Nigerians the Federal Government adopted numerous strategies to improve service delivery in the sector.

One of such strategies, the Minister explains was to foster improved partnership of implementation with States in line with the National Water and Sanitation policy that has been in place since year 2000 and reinforced by the National water policy that was approved under the present administration.

“The centre piece of the policy was the provision of sufficient portable water and adequate sanitation to all Nigerians at an affordable and sustainable way through participatory investment by the three tiers of government, the private sector and the beneficiaries themselves”.

“To enable us operationalize this laudable provision of the policy, I initiated way back in 2017, a budget line titled “COUNTERPART FUND FOR URBAN WATER SUPPLY IMPROVEMENT IN LINE WITH NATIONAL WATER SUPPLY POLICY” in the annual Budget of my Ministry. I am pleased and encouraged that Gombe State Government is the first to tap into this budget line in accordance with our vision. I urge other States to emulate this BIG handshake with the Jewel in the Savannah!”

He said this was envisaged to improve system coordination and engender court sharing arrangements for the execution of capital projects and sustainable operation and maintenance of existing facilities, saying under this policy the court sharing in Investment for water supply is such that the Federal Government will contribute 30 percent of the project capital cost while States and Local Government will Finance the balance of 70 percent.

“There is no gainsaying the numerous benefits derivable from this project if vigorously pursued to its full implementation. I am sure the people of Gombe township and its environs will witness a new lease of life with other attendant benefits such as improved health, improved school enrolment as children will spend less time fetching water from streams and other unsafe sources; job creation as well as operation and maintenance of the water facility”.

The Minister commended the efforts and positive disposition of Governor Inuwa Yahaya towards the realization of these noble goals, assuring him of the Ministry’s support towards the full implementation of the MoU.

The signing ceremony was witnessed by the Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Gombe State Commissioner for Water Resources, Mijinyawa Yahaya, Special Adviser to the the Governor, Abuja Liaison, Usman Aliyu Garry and other officials of the ministry and those of Gombe State Government.

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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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Gov Fintiri Turbaned As New Gyana Bachama




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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State Saturday turbaned as the new Gyana (defender) Bachama by Hama Bachama and Paramount ruler of Bachama Kingdom, Homun Daniel Shaga Ismaila.

The colorful event which held in Lamurde, the headquarters of Bachama Traditional Council was attended by State Deputy Governor, Chief Crowther Seth and some top government officials, party chieftains among others .

Speaking at the event, Homun Shaga Ismaila pointed out that the title is an additional responsibility on the Governor to championing the course of peace and prayed that it will be a path to progress and development of the land.

The royal father commended Governor Umaru Fintiri for ensuring peace and security in Bachama Kingdom revealing that his peace loving subjects now go about their lawful businesses without any hindrance.

“Your Excellency, you have brought peace in our land. Our people now go to their farms in peace without any fear of attacks. I wish you the best of luck in the forthcoming elections and beyond,” said the royal father.

In his vote of thanks, Governor Umaru Fintiri appreciated the royal father for bestowing on him the title of Gyana Bachama and noted that it will no doubt spur him to do more in the area of good governance for the state.

He reiterates his resolve to use the title to promote peace, development and prospery in Bachama land and Adamawa State as well as unite the diversed Adamawa people across the nooks and crannies of the state.

Governor Fintiri had after the turbaning ceremony in company of some top government officials proceeded to commission Governor’s Lodge which was a joint project constructed in Lamurde town.

Highlight of the turbaning event was cultural dance display by various groups.

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Just In: Adamawa Govt Set To Construct Modire Road In Yola




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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State says the government will soon flag off construction of Modire Road in Yola South LGA to ease the hardships of motorists and the community.

The Governor announced this when he led the campaign train of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to Yolde Pate in Yola South LGA to canvass for votes ahead of the forthcoming elections.

He said survey of the road will soon be conducted for commencement of the project by the contracting firm, Triacta Nigeria Limited.

The Governor equally reminded the people how his administration built Nyibango – Yolde Pate road, saying that of Lakare – Bole project is still ongoing and will be completed in the next 3 months.

“We have so far delivered on our 11- point agenda and in the second tenure of my administration, we will pursue on 8-point agenda for continued reformation of all sectors in the state,” said the Governor.

The Executive Chairman, Yola South LGA Council, Engineer Mohammed Hamidu commended Governor Fintiri for executing People’s oriented projects in the area and assured him massive votes of the residents.

In their separate remarks, Mohammed Yahaya Marafa and Madam Salome Nelson thanked Governor Fintiri for constructing Lakare – Bole road among other giant strides such as payment of Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations.

Meanwhile, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri had earlier assured the people of Yadim and Ukituki Wards of Fufore LGA of continuity towards Improving security, and education among other sectors if re-elected.

The Governor who was in Yadim on the political campaign announced the readiness of the Government to asphalt the rural road leading to the area constructed by his administration adding that more projects will be deployed to the community.

In his remarks, the State Chairman of PDP, Barrister Tahir Shehu while receiving decampees into the party, assured them fair treatment while urging them to mobilize votes for the party in the forthcoming elections.

Speaking at the event, PDP Candidate for Verre Constituency, Mr Japhet Hammajabu said Yadim and Ukituki wards supported the Governor in 2019, and will indeed double their votes for him and other candidates of the party in the forthcoming elections.

The Sarki Tsabta Adamawa, Alhaji Hamman Adama Ahijo who recalled how bad the road leading to Yadim was before the coming of the present administration, thanked Governor Fintiri for constructing it and assured him bloc votes of the community and environs.

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