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Bauchi Speaker Condoles Zamfara Counterpart Over Father’s Death

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The Chairman Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria and Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly Rt. Hon Abubakar Y Suleiman has paid a condolence to the Speaker, the Governor and the entire people of Zamfara State over the death of Alh Muazu Abubakar, the father of Zamfara State House of Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon. Muazu Magarya, in Gusau headquarters of Zamfara State on Thursday.

According to the statement signed by Abdul Ahmad Burra
Spokesperson to the Speaker, Bauchi State House of Assembly, the Chairman explained that the entire Speakers and members of the 36 Houses of Assembly in the country are touched by the death of Alh Muazu Abubakar.

He further said that since when the late was abducted, members of the Conference kept on calling the Speaker to find out the position up till when it was confirmed that he was dead.

“Mr Speaker, as part of its tradition, the Conference symphatises or rejoices with its members during during sorrow or joy respectively.

“We are here with my colleagues to commiserate with you, your colleagues, His Excellency and people of Zamfara State over the demise of our father Alhaji Muazu Abubakar. His death is a great loss not out to you and Zamfara State but to the entire Nation.” He stated.

While urging the Speaker to take solace from the fact that his late father lived a faithful and fulfilled life, Rt. Hon. Abubakar Y Suleiman prayed to Almighty Allah to forgive the shortcomings of the deceased and grant him Jannatul Firdaus.

The Chairman also commended the Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle for the efforts he has been doing in tackling the menace of insecurity in the state and region at large.

He reiterated the position of the Conference to support their Governors through legislation and any other way in the fight against insecurity in the country.

The Chairman was accompanied by Rt Hon Tasiu Musa Maigari, Speaker of Katsina, Rt Hon Ahmed Lawal Mirwa, Speaker of Yobe State House of Assembly and Rt Hon Engr Hamisu Ibrahim Chidari, Speaker Kano State House of Assembly

Responding, the Speaker of Zamfara State House of Assembly who is also the Acting Governor of the State, expressed on behalf of the Government and people of Zamfara State, his appreciation for the condolence visit despite the seeming security challenges.

He said that his father was abducted along his entire family including a 3 week old baby. But he thank God Almighty that all the remaining members of the family were released.

The Speaker and Acting Governor added that the Zamfara State Government is working round the clock to ensure that the people of Zamfara sleep with their eyes closed, which according to him, is the major responsibility of any responsible government.

Meanwhile, the Speakers Chairman and his delegation also paid same condolence visit to the Emir of Katsinan Gusau at his place.

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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 on salary increment 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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