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Media Aide Lambasts Sahara Reporters For Malicious Publication Against Fintiri, Deputy



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The Personal Media Assistant to the deputy Governor of Adamawa state, Chief Crowther Seth, Wilson Japhet Fofano has described recent publication by Sahara Reporters on Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri and his Deputy as lies and malicious.

The media outfit has recently published a story on hiw Adamawa Governor Umaru Fintiri enjoying Jumbo allowances, denying his deputy befitting official residence and travel entitlements among other issues which went viral on social media platforms.

Fofano in a press statement made available to Sahel Reporters said the publication in SaharaReporters should therefore be discountenanced for what he described as lies, malicious regurgitation of old licked vomit by street media urchins whose stock in trade is to destroy for pay and to placate for more pay.

He added that “Chief Crowther Seth is a victim because he does not pander to the dictates of check book hack writers. I speak in his place because he will not subject himself to responding to puerile thinking that he is sure his boss Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri will not give ear to.”

“There is no iota of truth to Chief Crowther colluding with of all people the rag tag scandal tabloid to push a case for his entitlements. None of his emoluments have hung and he is a participant in the government’s belt tightening measures taken in good faith and loyalty to his boss,” he said.

The media aide further said the Deputy Governor has maintained the fleet of vehicles he inherited and the replacement of his Number 1 vehicle reserving the old one as spare in standard procedure adding that he eats local cuisine and is not given to a display of entitlements of his office.

“The facts of the matter are that Governor Fintiri has not renovated the Government House which he moved into save for the usual clean up that follows a tenure. The Deputy Governor’s residence was not occupied by Chief Crowther’s predecessors and therefore needed no renovation.

“Chief Crowther as everyone who knows him would testify is a modest Deputy, keeping a low profile except when he goes on official duty. He is a lover of nature and has made his abode a home for his exotic livestock and rare birds and by his own volition has not been under pressure to move into the open official residence of the Deputy Governor,” he said.

Fofano stressed thar at every opportunity, Chief Crowther has paid sincere glowing tribute to Governor Ahmadu Fintiri as his mentor and leader and has constantly sought prayers for his boss in every public gathering, reminding everyone that he is “nzo hube di kodo nzo kodei” meaning he is an appendage of his boss through thick and thin come what may.

“Regrettably however, is knowing fully well the fact that the decision to dignify the proponent of this campaign by refuting its concocted falsehood, fallacious statement and illogical reasoning will be met with mischievous manipulation of truth, the fraudulent manipulations of facts and a contemptuous arrogance of ignorance as they conjure all sorts of primordial myths to convince the sometimes gullible public.

“One sometimes wonder whether this like-minded exponents of the campaign against Chief Crowther Seth have a sense of history of the man; on the contrary they seem to suffer certain historical amnesia. Perhaps, one can blame their thinking faculty which is shrouded by night marish satanic indictments which cannot see reason. Why would anyone want to put asunder what God has put together.

“This is the fourth rehash of the same story running now for the whole tenure of the Fintiri Administration. It is a concoction of lies and malicious innuendos intended to cause disaffection between Crowther Seth and his boss Fintiri. The intention is to pressurize Crowther Seth to join issues with the worthless tabloid knowing that this would be a distraction and a waste of the public servant’s time and commitment,” he said.

The Media Aide said “today is a historic day for Adamawa State. It is a day when the People’s Democratic Party elevated the Governor of Adamawa State Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri to the lofty pedestal of Chairman of the National Convention Committee. I speak as a citizen of Adamawa Stare that shares the elevation. I am not being political.”

“Undoubtedly it is a very significant development owing to the many considerations. It is noteworthy that a man as young as Fintiri would be tasked to shoulder this responsibility. Adamawa should be proud and roll out the drums to welcome Fintiri back. Honour has been bestowed on Adamawa State and the onus now lies on Fintiri to make us proud. Across all the national dailies, the focus has deservedly been on this national development as we see history practically being made.

“But alas. Detractors are at work. Back home, the focus of some well read internet tabloids is the bizarre cooked story of the Deputy Governor of Adamawa State reportedly being disgruntled over issues as childish and clandestine as being sidelined for his official quarters, and unpaid travel allowances.

“It is the height of mischief. Is it imaginable that given the many political associates that the Deputy Governor and his boss Governor Fintiri share, Chief Crowther Seth would collude with a tabloid known for not wishing him well to propagate his plea to Fintiri? That the reporters at this tabloid have sought incessantly to malign and cause disaffection for Chief Seth is no secret. Thus campaign of calumny has been the only brand of the medium for reasons best known to themselves,” he said.

The media aide called on the public to disregard the publication by Sahara Reporters saying “enough of the grandstanding and throwing of stones, the posturing must stop; receiving no applause.”

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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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