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Philanthropist Donates 3 Trophies, Others To Taraba Sports Council

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An advocator of peace in Taraba State, Hon. El-Kabir D. Muhammed from Takum local government area of the state has donated 3 Trophies to the Taraba State Sports Council aimed at to organize a football competition in the Southern Taraba Senatorial District.

Speaking during the presentation, the Philanthropist said he finds it necessary to contribute his quoter toward rallying round to ensure that the state continues enjoying the relatively peaceful coexistence as established by Governor Darius Ishaku’s led administration.

“Haven being close to the Governor and as all of you know, the Governor is a man of peace and sports is peace, I find it very necessary to contribute these just because of the recent occurrence in Takum. Two days back, the youths of Takum got up the track by fighting each other and I think twice about it, what will bring them closer is the same sports.

“As we all know the slogan of Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku is ‘give me peace and I will give you Development’, that was what really facilitated me to donate these trophies to the sports council” Muhammed emphasized.

According to him, while interacting with the Director of the Sports Council coincidentally, he noticed that they shared the same ideology about the youth, and his words of encouragement also boosted his morality, believing that the encouragement he got from the Director will also encourage the entire youths of Taraba state.

As a loyalist of Governor Ishaku, Hon. El-Kabir Muhammed who is also a politician further urged other loyalists to always remember what the governor taught them by refraining from reacting to any kind of humiliation by the enemies of peace in the state.

Commenting on the gesture, the Chairman of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, Taraba State Chapter, Mr. Joachim Dangana appreciated Hon. El-Kabir Dio Muhammed for the donation and stressed the need for the individuals as well as cooperate organizations to join forces in sports development as government cannot do it alone.

Delighted over the development, the Director of Taraba State Sports Council, Coach George Shitta said “This is things we have been calling for, and I’m happy to see Tarabans yielding to our cry. Today we have here, trophies been donated to the sports council to enable us to organize the football tournament in honor of His Excellency, Arc. Darius Ishaku.

According to Shitta, Governor Darius Ishaku after appointing him as the substantive Director of the sports council, the governor has made his job easier by granting approvals to the council especially for the just concluded 6th National Youth Games held in Illorin, the capital city of Kwara where the state had its first Gold Medal in team sports since the creation of the state in 1991.

“I think our outing to the 6th National Youth Games, we equally did not disappoint the state for winning the Gold medal, and I think His Excellency Governor Darius Ishaku too will be proud to hear that because this was achieved during his tenure and it was achieved because he gave us an enabling environment.” Shitta expressed optimism.

The Director, while appreciating the gesture done by Hon. El-Kabir Muhammed disclosed that the council will use the trophies to test run and see before the end of this year how they can come up with a tournament that will engage the whole 16 local government areas of the state to be tagged “DDI Taraba State Football Tournament”.

Shitta further revealed that before the end of the year, the council would fix a date to host and organize the tournament in Wukari and Takum LGAs, adding that they will also go out and look for more sponsors for the event, while he promised that the sports council will support the donor with Medals for all winners of the tournament.

Other gifts donated by Hon. El-Kabir were for the most viable player of the tournament, the highest goal scorer of the tournament, and the best Goalkeeper of the tournament as well as the best Referee of the tournament.

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Work On Gyawana-Opalo-Hoki Electricity Project Will Begin Soon – Gov Fintiri

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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has announced that work on Gyawana-Opalo-Hoki electricity project in Lamurde Local government area will commence soon.

The Governor who revealed this when he led the campaign train of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to canvassing for votes in Gyawana, Lamurde Local Government Area ahead of the forthcoming elections said Government will begin connection of the remaining communities without light to the national grid.

He told the people of Gyawana, Opalo Ngbakowo and Dubwangun wards that his administration has constructed 4km in Lamurde town, 11km of rural road and built 60-bed capacity hospital among others in the local government area.

Governor Umaru Fintiri while noting how his administration turned around the education sector, said he has given local government council chairmen approval to employ more qualified teachers into primary schools to enhance teaching and learning in the state.

On the tussle between host community/workers and management of Dangote Sugar Refinary Numan, Governor Fintiri told the electorates how he asked Alhaji Aliko Dangote to pay compensation among other things to the victims.

He called on the people to support his re-election bid and vote for all PDP candidates in the forthcoming general elections from top to bottom for better Adamawa and Nigeria as a whole.

After the Gyawana rally, Governor Umaru Fintiri alongside top government officials has commissioned Lecture Hall at College of Agriculture Ganye Satelitte Campus Gyawana in Lamurde Local government area.

Meanwhile, Governor Umaru Fintiri in Suwa, Lamurde LGA for the campaign has reassured his commitment to maintain the diversity of Adamawa people and provide equity and fairness to all tribes in the state for peace and tranquility.

Governor Fintiri told the people of Suwa, Sabon Layi and Waduku Wards that the government would continue to protect their lives and property to the best of its ability urging them to vote for PDP candidates in the forthcoming elections.

According to the Governor, It is only quality and affordable education that will bridge the gap between the rich and the poor and therefore reiterates his continued commitment to provide free education in the state.

He promised to drill borehole in Suwa and directed the State Ministry of Rural Infrastructure and Community Development to connect the area and Waduku to the national grid with immediate effect.

Governor Fintiri has during the rally sympathized with the people over the death of PDP Youth Leader in Suwa Ward, Hon. Mairiga Yohannah who was being laid to rest today (Saturday) in Lamurde and prayed to God to grant him eternal rest.

An elder statesman in Suwa, Mr Gabriel Yakubu commended Governor Fintiri for his free education Programme among other giant strides of his administration and assured him and other PDP candidates massive votes of the community.

While on a stop over in Timnu in the Local Government Area, Governor Umaru Fintiri has promised to procure brand new additional transformer for the community for improved electricity as requested by leaders of the community.

The Governor asked the electorates to continue to maintain peace among them as according to him government on its part will not relent until the citizens sleep with their two eyes close across the state.

The State Chairman of PDP, Barrister Tahir Shehu while presenting flag to Hon. Pawikai Bauna as the party’s Candidate for State Assembly Member Lamurde Constituency in Gyawana urged the people to maintain their support for the party.

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Gov Fintiri Turbaned As New Gyana Bachama

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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State Saturday turbaned as the new Gyana (defender) Bachama by Hama Bachama and Paramount ruler of Bachama Kingdom, Homun Daniel Shaga Ismaila.

The colorful event which held in Lamurde, the headquarters of Bachama Traditional Council was attended by State Deputy Governor, Chief Crowther Seth and some top government officials, party chieftains among others .

Speaking at the event, Homun Shaga Ismaila pointed out that the title is an additional responsibility on the Governor to championing the course of peace and prayed that it will be a path to progress and development of the land.

The royal father commended Governor Umaru Fintiri for ensuring peace and security in Bachama Kingdom revealing that his peace loving subjects now go about their lawful businesses without any hindrance.

“Your Excellency, you have brought peace in our land. Our people now go to their farms in peace without any fear of attacks. I wish you the best of luck in the forthcoming elections and beyond,” said the royal father.

In his vote of thanks, Governor Umaru Fintiri appreciated the royal father for bestowing on him the title of Gyana Bachama and noted that it will no doubt spur him to do more in the area of good governance for the state.

He reiterates his resolve to use the title to promote peace, development and prospery in Bachama land and Adamawa State as well as unite the diversed Adamawa people across the nooks and crannies of the state.

Governor Fintiri had after the turbaning ceremony in company of some top government officials proceeded to commission Governor’s Lodge which was a joint project constructed in Lamurde town.

Highlight of the turbaning event was cultural dance display by various groups.

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Just In: Adamawa Govt Set To Construct Modire Road In Yola

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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State says the government will soon flag off construction of Modire Road in Yola South LGA to ease the hardships of motorists and the community.

The Governor announced this when he led the campaign train of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to Yolde Pate in Yola South LGA to canvass for votes ahead of the forthcoming elections.

He said survey of the road will soon be conducted for commencement of the project by the contracting firm, Triacta Nigeria Limited.

The Governor equally reminded the people how his administration built Nyibango – Yolde Pate road, saying that of Lakare – Bole project is still ongoing and will be completed in the next 3 months.

“We have so far delivered on our 11- point agenda and in the second tenure of my administration, we will pursue on 8-point agenda for continued reformation of all sectors in the state,” said the Governor.

The Executive Chairman, Yola South LGA Council, Engineer Mohammed Hamidu commended Governor Fintiri for executing People’s oriented projects in the area and assured him massive votes of the residents.

In their separate remarks, Mohammed Yahaya Marafa and Madam Salome Nelson thanked Governor Fintiri for constructing Lakare – Bole road among other giant strides such as payment of Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations.

Meanwhile, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri had earlier assured the people of Yadim and Ukituki Wards of Fufore LGA of continuity towards Improving security, and education among other sectors if re-elected.

The Governor who was in Yadim on the political campaign announced the readiness of the Government to asphalt the rural road leading to the area constructed by his administration adding that more projects will be deployed to the community.

In his remarks, the State Chairman of PDP, Barrister Tahir Shehu while receiving decampees into the party, assured them fair treatment while urging them to mobilize votes for the party in the forthcoming elections.

Speaking at the event, PDP Candidate for Verre Constituency, Mr Japhet Hammajabu said Yadim and Ukituki wards supported the Governor in 2019, and will indeed double their votes for him and other candidates of the party in the forthcoming elections.

The Sarki Tsabta Adamawa, Alhaji Hamman Adama Ahijo who recalled how bad the road leading to Yadim was before the coming of the present administration, thanked Governor Fintiri for constructing it and assured him bloc votes of the community and environs.

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