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Gombe Gov Vows To Sustain Harmonious Relationship With State Legislature

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By Ismaila Uba Misilli

…As Members Pledge Unalloyed Loyalty to Governor Inuwa

…”Vote of Confidence on Governor, an Unprecedented Resolution in History of Gombe State House of Assembly”

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya says the giant strides and remarkable achievements recorded by his administration would not have been possible without the support of the State House of Assembly.

Governor Yahaya made this assertion when he received the leadership and members of the Gombe state House of assembly who were at the Government House to convey a resolution of vote of confidence on the governor passed by the state legislature.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya said the vote of confidence on him and his government is a pointer that executive and the legislature in Gombe State share common goal in the interest of the people.

“Speedy passage of bills we sent to legislature ever since this government came on board has contributed immensely in implementing our developmental policies and projects”.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya confirmed to the speaker and members of the House that the resolve he made to transform the State during the electioneering campaigns still remains fresh in his memory, saying it was the demands and the needs of the people that the present administration in the State is capitalising on to bring succour to the people.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya praised the healthy working relationship between the Executive and the Legislature in the State which he ascribed to be responsible for the development so far witnessed across the eleven Local Government Areas of the State.

He said with the vote of confidence passed by the State House of Assembly, his administration is encouraged to do more for the growth and development of the State, adding that with such solidarity, the State government under his leadership will continue to fight for the social, economic and political emancipation of the people.

“We have resolved to fight and we shall fight. Our fight is to bring peace, to bring tranquility and to bring improvement on the lives and lots of our people, that is the essence of governance; the House is out for that, the Executive arm is out for that and I believe we even have the support of the judiciary as far as this matter is concerned. So the fulcrum that supports democracy is working well in Gombe State”.

He said his administration will continue to work hard to achieve the lofty goals set out by the Gombe State Government for the benefit of the people and therefore thanked the citizens of the State for their support and engagement without which nothing can be achieved.

The Governor noted that despite the global economic meltdown occasioned by the covid-19 Pandemic, his administration, with the support of the State House of Assembly, has performed well, surpassing the many expectations of people within and outside the State.

Earlier conveying the unanimous resolution to the Governor, the Speaker Gombe State House of Assembly, Hon. Mohammed Abubakar Luggerewo explained that the vote of confidence endorsed and passed by the 24 members of House of Assembly followed the superlative performance of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya which was appreciated in the course of discharging their constitutional responsibility via oversight function by standing committees of the House.

“Your Excellency, time will not permit us to highlight or mention categorically what we have seen and witnessed at the field but I want to assure you that the Honourable members are fully satisfied that you achieved tremendously and extraordinarily in the areas of economy, education health, Agriculture, social Investment and many others. You have equally come up with a 10- year development plan, indicative of the fact that you care for the future of the younger generation”.

Other areas that equally got the attention of the administration of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya as explained by the Speaker, included the provision of portable water, rural and urban electrification and the general welfare of the youth through the Gombe Goes Green 3G which empowered over 27000 thousand young individuals in the State.

He said the political disposition of the Governor in project continuity is a clear indication that he is a prudent financial manager and a leader that is desirous to see to the growth and development of the State in all its ramifications.

It is in view of this that the speaker of the Gombe State House of Assembly said members deemed it fit to pass a vote of confidence on the Governor and to also declare their Unalloyed loyalty to him as a way of encouraging him to do more for the overall development of the State.

Earlier moving a motion to that effect in today’s plenary, the House leader Hon Ladan Yerima Gaule said the construction of rural roads, rural water supply and electrification, construction and renovation of Hospitals and Health Centres as well as distribution and sales of fertilizers to farmers at subsidized rate by the State Governor have put on smiles on the hitherto gloomy faces of their constituents.

The house leader added that the ability of the State Governor to achieve a lot within the lean resources of the state after creating an atmosphere of peace within two years is a clear testimony of his prudence in management of resources and his zeal to realize his dream – the dream of the founding fathers of Gombe State.

This feat he said is worthy of commendation and therefore moved that the House pass a vote of confidence on the State Governor.
In their separate contributions, Honourable Musa Buba (Balanga North), Hon. Samuel Markus Wina (Pero Chonge), Hon Adamu Sale Pata (Yamaltu East) and Shuaibu Adamu Haruna (Kwami East) concurred with the submission of the House leader which they said has reflected the collective position of the entire Members of the House.

They added that this unprecedented achievements recorded by Governor Inuwa Yahaya within a short period is a source of pride to all state legislators and indeed to the people of their respective constituencies..


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Adamawa: Primary Sch Teachers, Health Workers, LG Staff To Enjoy 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 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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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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