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Court Dismisses Suit Seeking To Reinstate Sacked Adamawa CSC Members



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The National Industrial, Yola, on Friday, dismissed a suit seeking to challenge the sacking of former members of Adamawa civil service commission appointed by Fintiri’s predecessor, Senator Jibrilla Bindow, over alleged breach of federal character principles.

Delivering judgment, Justice Sanusi Kado dismissed the suit filed by five former board members, Messrs, Shuaibu Bobbo Hamid, Mohammed Mayas, Aliyu Sadiq, Shehu Audu and Amina Kabiru, for lacking in merit.

Justice Kado held that going by Section 14 (4) of the constitution, the governor is duty-bound to take into cognisance federal character in making such an appointment, the action of the former governor ran contrary to the law, noting that the court will condone such illegality once such is brought to its attention.

He noted that the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, fourth, and 5th plaintiff in the suit had not convinced the court that they were entitled to judgment.

According to him, the claimants could not show Senator Jibrilla Bindow followed due process in their engagement, violating the constitution he swore to uphold.

“Where the court finds out that the plaintiff does not have a reason ground to institute an action, the case ends there,” the judge said, citing previous cases to the effect.

“The plaintiff must understand that was not valid appoinments ab nitio it is not necessary to consider the counter claims moot and overtaken by event,” he added.

Justice Sanusi pointed out that after studying the group’s application, it failed to prove their case. The claimant’s claims fell and are hereby dismissed.

The judge further said that the court could not accede to the claimants’ request for a grant of their reliefs.

To do so will amount to encouraging violations of extant provisions of the constitution as amended and statute which was made to ensure peaceful co-existence and sense of belonging by all and sundry.

“The Governor has exceeded the perimeter of his operation,” he ruled, adding that the action of making such an appointment without recourse to the federal character was ultra vires.

“I, therefore, make an order striking out the suit for lacking in merit,” he ruled.

In an originating summons marked NICN/YL/CS/16/2019, the group had urged the court to direct the Adamawa state government to pay all their financial entitlements for four years and reinstate them back to work.

The plaintiff sued the Governor of Adamawa state, Attorney General of Adamawa state, Adamawa state House of Assembly, and Accountant general, Adamawa state, as 1st to 5th defendants.

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Gov Fintiri Meets CAN Leadership, Reels Out Scorecard




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—I’ll Definitely Take You To The Adamawa Of Your Dream – Gov Fintiri

By Muhammad B Muhammad

Ahead of the forthcoming elections, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State who is seeking for re-election under the platform of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has met with leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the state.

He was at the CAN State Secretariate in Yola Monday at the instance of the leadership where the officials asked him what he intends to do for the state if re-elected for a second tenue in office.

He started with the security sector where he narrated how his administration has redefined the security architecture that was hitherto in the state of shamble.

He said the government has injected thinking and funds that changed the narratives, enabling the citizens sleep with their two eyes close across the state.

On education, Fintiri said his administration has inherited a comatose system but injected a lot of commitment and resources to revive the sector.

According to him, the successes recorded has helped the government to renovating 5,000 classrooms, announcing that arrangements are in the pipeline to upgrade ten legacy schools in the state.

He added that the government has provided free education and relieved parents burden of payment of WAEC and NECO adding however that UNICEF has also built eighty schools in Fufore and Guyuk and it is set to construct more.

Governor Fintiri has made clarifications over some unwarranted rumours on the workforce, saying his administration has never sacked 10,000 workers as being speculated in some quarters.

He said the Government has only stopped the last minute biased recruitment of 1,500 teachers by then outgoing administration and employed 2,000 competent teachers through a clean process.

Speaking on the Health sector, Fintiri said over 100 primary healthcare centres were built and renovated, eight new cottage hospitals with staff quarters were built and equipped with modern facilities while health workers were also employed.

The Governor said his administration is also reforming the infrastructural sector, as the government has constructed 347km rural roads, built many urban roads in the state capital and some towns.

Governor Fintiri said his administration has initiated Adamawa Agribusiness Support Programme to tap the potentiality in the agric sector for youth employment, improve revenue generation and welfare of the citizens.

He said the Government has also cleared backlog of gratuity of retired workers to the tune of N5b, improved payment of monthly pensions and welfare of retirees across the state.

The Governor has also spoke on environment, housing, Internally Generated Revenue among other sectors and sought for support of the Chiristian Leaders, promising to redouble efforts if reelected.

Earlier, the State Chairman of CAN, Bishop Dami Mamza said Christians in the state are committed to Adamawa unity as according to him, God has endowed the state with all the potentialities to achieve greatness for the citizens.

Hightlight of the meeting was questions and answers session.

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