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20 Years After, Fintiri Flags Off Upgrade, Expansion Of Fufore Hospital



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By Muhammad B Muhammad

Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri Tuesday flagged of the upgrade and expansion of Fufore cottage hospital, twenty years after the establishment of the health facility in the local government area.

The contract awarded to Messrs Yaks Solutions at the cost of ₦186,000,000 will cover reconstruction and expansion of the male and female wards, surgical wards, redesign and construction of the hospital entrance, physician offices and consulting rooms as well as perimeter fence and gate.

Speaking during the flag off at the hospital premises in Fufore, Governor Umaru Fintiri said the project which is expected to be completed in six months will lessen the pressure of referrals on the Specialist Hospital and even the Federal Medical Center, Yola.

Governor Fintiri stressed that health is central to his administration’s 11 Point agenda and currently it is constructing over seven Cottage Hospitals, comprising 5 new, 1 completion and 3 upgrades and expansions as well as rehabilitating all the general hospitals in the state.

In response to request by member representing Fufore Gurin in the state Assembly with regard to Malabu hospital, the Governor had directed with immediate effect, the commissioner of health and human services to deploy staff and equipment to man the healthcare facility.

He added that the project is tactically conceived with a futuristic innovation to manage the anticipated difficulty which the people of Fufore are likely to encounter when the Federal Medical Center in Yola is operationally converted into a Teaching Hospital of the Modibbo Adamawa University, Yola.

“In a democracy, the greatest weapon of the electorate is their individual votes. INEC is conducting its Continuous voters’ Registration exercise, I want to use this medium to call on all citizens who are not registered to go out and register and obtain the voter’s card.

“Your vote is your right. Considering your size and the dynamics of your geopolitics, I have deliberately been sensitive to your representation in my administration. You are one of the few Local Government areas with two representation in the Executive Council.

“I want to tell you that I am happy working with the two of your sons, Barrister Afraimu Jingi, the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice and Umaru Daware the Commissioner of Agriculture. They have been of tremendous support and resourceful part of a team for changing the narrative of the State.

“I am equally grateful to you for the gift of some of your other sons and daughters who are serving the government in other capacities, more profound are my good friends, the member representing Vere Constituency, Hon. Abdullahi Umar Yapak and the member representing Fufore Gurin
Constituency, Hon. Shaibu Babas,” the Governor said.

In his remarks, Commissioner of Health and Human Services, Professor Abdullahi Isah said the upgrade of the hospital will augment healthcare delivery to the masses and urged the people to give the contractor maximum support.

On his part, the Executive Chairman Fufore local government council, Alhaji Musa Jauro Umaru Gurin thanked Governor Umaru Fintiri for carrying out people’s oriented projects in the area and pleaded for reconstruction of Fufore Gurin road.

The member representing Fufore Gurin in the State Assembly, Shuaibu Babas, Chief Adviser to the Governor, Joel Hammanjoda Madaki, and Alhaji Sahabo Aliyu Gurin commissioner one state pension Board saluted Governor Umaru Fintiri for salvaging the aged hospital.

District Head of Ribadu Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu Mahmud noted with appreciation how Governor Umaru Fintiri has been assisting traditional rulers in the state and thanked him for redeeming his pledge towards upgrading the Fufore cottage hospital.

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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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