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How Bauchi Assembly Receives 2022 Budget

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By Abdul Ahmad Burra

Summary of proceedings during the plenary of the Bauchi State House of Assembly presided over by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Abubakar Y Suleiman, today, Thursday 18th November, 2021:

  1. Votes and proceedings of Tuesday 16th November, 2021 were adopted by the Honourable House as moved and seconded by the Deputy Majority Leader Hon. Tijjani Muhammad Aliyu (Azare/Madangala Constituency) and Minority Leader Hon. Bakoji Aliyu Bobbo.
  2. Report of the House Commitee on Budget and Appropriation on the Bauchi State Government of Nigeria Economic and Fiscal Update (EFU) Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) and Budget Policy Statement (BPS) to cover period of 2022-2024, was laid by the Chairman of the Committee Hon. Abdulkadir Umar Dewu (Kirfi Constituency).

According to the findings of the Committee, the Bauchi State Fiscal Strategy Paper for 2022 is based on the estimated national variables of oil benchmark of $57 per barrel, daily oil production of 1 88mb and exchange rate N410.15 to 1 US dollar, inflation rate of 13.0% and Gross Domestic Product of growth rate of 4.29%, the Bauchi State Statutory Allocation is projected to increase by 20%, VAT by 17% while internally generated revenue is estimated to increase by 15%, capital receipts is projected to decrease by 28% owing to the reduction in securing loan facilities to finance capital projects and the recurrent expenditure of the State is projected to increase slightly by 2.5% and capital expenditure will increase substantially largely due to government effort to complete ongoing projects and initiation of new ones.

The Committee therefore recommended that the State Government should focus attention on eliminating waste and ensuring prudent and efficient use of scarce resources and unnecessary extra budgetary spendings by MDAs should be sanctioned.

The Appropriation Committee also recommended that budget submissions for capital projects must include full time capital investment requirements and sources of funding if grants or loans are being used to partially or fully fund project.

The committee therefore recommended that the Honourable House should consider and adopt the EFU l, FSP and BPS to cover the period of 2022-2024 to provide legal backing for the implementation of these outlined laudable government policies, programmes, projects and priorities for the betterment and improvement of living standards and conditions of its citizens.

The Honourable House adopted the recommendations of the Committee.

  1. Speaker Abubakar Y Suleiman requested the approval the Honourable House to allow the Executive Governor of the Bauchi State His Excellency Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammad to come into the chamber for the presentation of the Bauchi State 2022 Appropriation Bill.

The Honourable House unanimously approved the motion.

  1. Presenting the budget, the Governor thanks the Speaker, the principal officers and the Honourable members of the House for the continued support they have received in the discharge of their constitutional mandate of serving the people and acknowledges the citizens of the State for the confidence they have reposed in them and assure them of their unequivocal commitment toward s serving them to the best of their ability and with the fear of the Almighty Allah, unto whom we shall all return.

According to the Governor, over the last two years they made concerted efforts towards improving the social- economic lives of our people and they have steered the affairs of the State onto a trajectory of sustainable development and continuous progress.

Governor Bala Mohammad stated that: “the global economy is set to expand by 5.6 percent in 2021 – its strongest post-recession pace in 80 years. This recovery is uneven and largely reflects sharp rebounds in some major economies. In many emerging market s and developing economies, obstacles to vaccination continue to weigh on activity with recovery expected to be slower than in advanced economies, leading to a widening rift in incomes. This divergence is expected to persist through the medium term—partly reflecting different access to vaccines, but also stark differences in the availability of policy support.

“The outlook remains extremely uncertain, and risks are tilted to the downside including the possibility of additional covid-19 waves and financial stress amid high debt levels . In particular, the recovery depends on the path of the global pandemic and vaccination effort, and is also vulnerable to disruptions in global activity and financial markets . There is thus the need to balance the support for recovery while safeguarding price stability and fiscal sustainability.

“In Sub-Saharan Africa , the economy is set to grow by 3.8 percent in 2022. This rebound is most welcome and largely results from a sharp improvement in global trade and commodity prices. Regional activity is expected to expand modestly. Positive spill-overs from strengthening global activity, better international control of C ovid-19, and strong domestic activity in agricultural commodity exports are expected to gradually help lift growth.

“The growth is however envisioned to be fragile, given the legacies of the pandemic and the slow pace of vaccinations in the region. In a region where millions of people are estimated to have slipped into extreme poverty, per capita income growth is set to remain feeble, reversing only a small part of losses incurred over the last year. Increases in food prices could further worsen food insecurity, rising internal tensions and conflicts, thereby causing deeper-than-expected long term damage from the pandemic.

“The economic growth for Nigeria has been projected a t 2. 7 percent in 2022 , up from 2.6 per cent growth for this year arising mainly from the recovery in non-oil sectors and the rising price of crude oil even though oil production is expected to remain below pre-COVID-19 levels . Growth will remain at this level over the medium term, allowing GDP per capita to stabilize at current levels, notwithstanding long-standing structural problems and elevated uncertainties .

“Re – opening of borders is anticipated to increase access to inputs , and ease pressure on domestic prices and inflation. Downside risks include reduced fiscal space, should oil prices remain depressed. In addition, flooding and rising insecurity could hamper agricultural production. Depletion in foreign reserves could also lead to sharp exchange rate depreciation and inflationary pre ssures. High unemployment at 27%, poverty at 40% and growing inequality remain a major challenge. A potential relapse in C ovid-19 cases could exacerbate these risks.”

The Governor added that in Bauchi, exploration activities by the NNPC at the Kolmani River at Alkaleri LGA had revealed huge deposits of oil and gas with oil prospecting licences (OPL) 809 and 810 advertised by the NNPC which is expected to usher in a lot of economic activity that should reverse the pervasive narrative of poverty and underdevelopment of the people.

Senator Bala Mohammad highlighted that the massive infrastructural development embarked upon by the State Government especially in roads had opened up hitherto productive but inaccessible areas with a potential to create wider markets . Similarly , the massive housing development projects embarked upon across the major urban areas has not only impacted to reduce the huge housing deficit , but has also created hundreds of thousands of direct and indirect jobs to mitigate against the job losses brought about by Covid-19 and stimulate commercial activities in the markets.

“We are at the final stages towards the commencement of the implementat ion of the Nigeria-Cares Programme ; an interventionist measure initiated with the World Bank aimed at improving the lives of our people from the crutches of poverty, economic losses and deprivation exacerbated by the pandemic. The programme will be built on three key result areas . The first focuses on Social Transfers, Basic Services and Livelihood Support to Poor and Vulnerable Households. The second component will address the issue of Food Security and Safe Functioning of Food Supply Chains. The third area will support initiatives aimed at facilitating recovery and enhancement of capabilities of Micro and Small Enterprises.

Each of these components will further have a number of implementing platforms that will develop and monitor social infrastructure ; service micro projects; deliver inputs an d services to farmers; invest in various types of agricultural assets and infrastructure; improve food supply chains in underserved areas ; and support programmes that will increase the employment of our graduates.

“Furthermore, the project will seek to provide quick financial intermediation to needed enterprises in order to promote and facilitate household micro and small enterprises among others. It is gratifying to note that we are on course to meeting the eligibility criteria for participation , with the project due to start within the coming year.” He explained

On the implementation of the 2021 budget, the Governor stated that the rebound of the economy from the challenges brought by the pandemic has been weak and had therefore brought with it a number of challenges in the implementation of the 2021 budget.

“Inability to meet projected revenue streams had consequently affected the overall performance of the budget. In spite of that , we have prudently manage d the resources available to a considerable degree of performance.

“For the Recurrent Re venue comprising Statutory and Independent Revenue sources; out o f t he sum of N126,797,091,114 .00 projected; the sum of N67,2 02,678,578 .00 representing about 53 % was realized as at the end of the third quarter . In terms Capital Receipts; out of the N 61,784,718,660:00 projected , the sum of N 41,047,921,731:00 or 66.4 % was realized as at September, 2021. For Recurrent Expenditure; the sum of N58,110,388,904.00 was realized from the projected sum of N92,994,971,654.00 during the same period. This represents a performance of 62.5%.Related to Capital Expenditure performance ; the sum of N66,863,378,977.00 w as realized from the budgeted sum of N120,919,587,772.00 representing 55.3%. We remain optimistic that our Budget implementation will attain 85% at the end of the fiscal year .

“The Right Honourable Speaker, Honourable Members, We have remained committed working with the security agencies, towards maintaining social order, peace and security across the State and will continue to take every step to ensure that the security of l ives and property of the citizens is guaranteed and that the State remains acknowledged as one of the most peaceful .

“Let me reiterate, for the umpteenth time, that m y Administration i s determined to ensure the sanitization of the State’s payroll in order to free resources for other important activities in the overall public interest . We are overly optimistic that the measures we have taken will yield the ultimate results and therefore call for further understanding of the intention of the Government to ensure the right things are done.

“Mr. Speaker, Honorable members, we have consistently made commitments over the last two years to make improvements in Agriculture, Education, Healthcare delivery, Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene as well as the development of Natural Resources among others . Infrastructure has in fact been at the centre of o ur developmental efforts and has received considerable attention. Road s construction all across the State have been completed or are at advanced stages of completion. Similar ly, we have invested heavily in housing and urban renewal projects which are aimed at giving the citizens a new lease of life

The Governor told the Assembly that the 2022 budget is prepared based on the Medium -Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF ) in compliance with Bauchi State Fiscal Responsibility Law (2009 ) and the National Format and C hart of Accounts, to improve the quality of financial reporting in line with the International Public-Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) and it has been predicated on the national assumptions of oil production of 1.88 million barrels per day ; bench mark oil price of 57 US dollars per barrel ; an exchange rate of N 410.15 to the US dollar and an improved and efficient system of internally generated revenue collection.

He further said that the Government has in the cours e of the preparation of the 2022 Budget taken the following measures into consideration: –

“Ensure the completion of on-going projects only . Propose new projects only on the basis of critical need and the immediate impact it would make on the lives of the people.Ensure r eduction in non-essential overheads. Compliance with Budget guidelines issued by the Nigerian Governors Forum to ensure peer review and comparability . Maintenance of critical spending on core Government services. Compliance with debt servicing or repayment agreements in order to meet up our obligations. Application of loans only to finance critical capital expenditure projects and target favourable sources of Capital Receipt s and financing such as Aids and Grants, PPP, etc.”

According to the Governor, the sum of N195,355,607,143 :00 has been budgeted for Capital and Recurrent services during the 2022 fiscal year. This comprises of Recurrent Expenditure of N 8 4,375,180,518 :00 or 43% while Capital Expenditure receives the sum of N 110,620,426,625 :00 or 57%.

“The 2022 proposed Budget is 8.5 % lower than that of this year. The reduction was arrived at in order to align our projections with the current economic realities especially related to our ability to meet anticipated revenues . This conservative approach was adopted to ensure that projects and programmes captured are implemented.

“Mr Speaker, Honourable members, the process of the preparation of the budget has been all inclusive. Budget Public Hearings were conducted in the three Senatorial Districts where input s from Stakeholders were elicit ed and incorporated into the Budget.

“The sum of N 100,893,132,559.25 is estimated as Recurrent Revenue. This is made up of the following:

Internally Generated Revenue 24,494,940 , 253

  • Statutory Allocation 66,938,107 , 748
  • VAT 15,608,321 , 097 107,541 ,369,098

(b) Recurrent Expenditure Estimates

A total sum of N 84,735,180 , 519 is earmarked for Recurrent Expenditure. The breakdown as follows:-

  • Personnel Cost 37,004,732 ,2 26
  • Overhead Cost 47,730,448 , 292

TOTAL 8 4,735,180 , 519

CAPITAL RECEIPTS

It is projected that the State will realize Capital Receipts in the sum of N 71,926,293,53 7 in the following areas:

  • Loans (Internal & External) 37,359,24 4 , 994
  • Aids and Grants 27,035 ,467 , 936
  • Other Capital Receipts 7,531 ,580 , 607

TOTAL 71,926,293,53 7

(C) CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

Capital Expenditure has been proposed in the sum of N 110,620,426,625 in the following sectors :

  • ADMINISTRATIVE SECTOR 7,485 ,890 , 598
  • ECONOMIC SECTOR 57,074,81 4 , 525
  • LAW AND JUSTICE SECTOR 1,86 0,0 00,000
  • REGIONAL SECTOR 13,967, 62 6 , 982
  • SOCIAL SECTOR 30,232,094 , 520

TOTAL 110 ,620,426 , 625.”

The Governor solicits the continuous support and cooperation of this Honourable House as usual in their collective efforts towards the development of their dear State and in improving the lives of its citizens .

He appreciates the House for rapt attention to the presentation of the 2022 Budget which he tagged the ‘ BUDGET OF CONSOLIDATION and CONTINUOUS COMMITMENT ’ and appeal to the Honourable House to expedite action towards passing the Budget into law to enable Government implement the programmes and projects that will have significant impact on our people .

Thereafter, the Governor laid the proposed Budget to the Honourable House.

In his response, Speaker Abubakar Y Suleiman welcomed and extended the Assembly’s sincere appreciation to Hi Excellency, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammad CON, Kauran Bauchi, for coming to the House to present the Budget in fulfilment of the obligations of his office as provided by the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.

The Speaker recalled that it was just like yesterday when just over a year ago,they gathered in the Hallowed Chamber to receive the 2021 budget proposal.

“You may recall, we made commitments to the good people of Bauchi State and promised to pass the budget promptly and we fulfilled that promise.

“I therefore thank my Hon colleagues for the dedication and commitment they exhibited last year during the process of appropriation. I recall, during that period, that Hon Members and Staff of the Assembly worked tirelessly day and night with a view to ensuring that we achieve our commitment of passing the Bill into law before the end of December.

  1. Your Excellency, Distinguished Ladies and gentlemen, I want to assure you that we are ready to exhibit the same commitment for the good of the people of Bauchi State.” He said

The Speaker assured that the Honourable Members will dispassionately scrutinise the budget and ensure its timely passage, saying they cannot afford a return to the old practices and they must do everything within the powers conferred on the by the Constitution to avoid such an outcome.

“Let me at this juncture, on behalf of my colleagues, assure Your Excellency and the good people of Bauchi State, that we will work with Ministries, Departments and Agencies to deliver a budget that meets the yearnings and aspirations of the good people of Bauchi State. While doing this, we will insha Allah maintain highest standards of integrity so that our deliberations and contributions will be motivated by considerations of the best interests of the good people of Bauchi State.

“Your Excellency, distinguished Honourable Colleagues, from the available records on oversight functions by the various standing committees of the House and other reliable sources, the implementation of the 2021 appropriation law, which is about 58.4% as at the end of 3rd Quarter, has attained a significant milestone towards the development of the State. This may not be unconnected with the zeal, determination and commitment of His Excellency, the Executive Governor and of course the close monitoring of the State Assembly, to ensure an equitable distribution of resources accrued to the State for the benefit of the entire citizenry.

“I thank and commend His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State an indeed my Distinguished Honourable Colleagues for our sustained demonstration of an untiring commitment to the delivery of public good through peaceful co-existence and harmonious working relationship.” The Speaker further stated.

  1. Majority Leader Hon. Tijjani Muhammad Aliyu moved that the Honourable House should allow the Executive Governor of Bauchi State His Excellency Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammad to take his leave. He was seconded by the Minority Leader Hon. Bakoji Aliyu Bobbo.

After the Speaker puts the motion to voice vote, the Honourable Members approved.

The Governor left the Chamber.

  1. Majority Leader Hon. Tijjani Muhammad Aliyu moved that the Bauchi State 2022 appropriation Bill should be allowed to undergo second reading. He was seconded by the Minority Leader Hon. Bakoji Aliyu Bobbo.

After the Honourable Members voted in favour of the motion, the Speaker directed the Clerk of the House Umar Yusuf Gital Esq to carryout the second reading.

Majority Leader Hon. Tijjani Muhammad Aliyu suggested that the Honourable House should refer the Bill to Appropriation Committee and the Committee should give all House committees two weeks to engage all MDAs and report back to the House and the Bill should be

Minority Leader Hon. Bakoji Aliyu Gusau suggested that the House Commitee should come up with a time table for the engagements with ministries.

The Honourable House referred the Bill to the House Committee on Budget and Appropriation a d directed it to come up with time table for various standing committees of the House to engage ministries, departments and agencies.

  1. The Honourable House adjourned to Tuesday 23rd November, 2021 as moved and seconded by the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader.

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Gov Fintiri Sends List Of New Members Of Boards, Commissions To Assembly

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Adamawa State House of Assembly has received 57 nominees from Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri for confirmation as Members and Executive Directors of various Boards and Commissions. News Plartform.

The nominees for screening and confirmation for Adamawa State Local Government Service Commission include: Kennedy Dauda, Fibi Nuhu , Amos Drambi , Aliyu Umar Toungo, Barr. Abdulhamid Alkali and Aminu Dahiru

Those nominated for Local Govt Staff Pendion Board are; Dr. Nuhu Tari, Hajiya Habiba Hassan, Musa J. Afraimu, while Ibrahim Abba, Mr. Philemon Bakari Amtonbito, Hon. Jika Mustapha , Sabiru Yari , Hon. Yosi Lerum Jp have been nominated for State Pension Board.

Adamawa State Planning Commission has Mary Paninga, Hon Harald Mirchalum, Isa Shettima while those for Adamawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency include: Dr. Sulaiman Saidu Bashir , Adamu Simon, Renos B. Peter.

The assembly also received the names of Barr. Musa Kaibo, Alh. Salizu Buba, Mrs. Patience Ahmadu, Jephet Kefas, Kennedy Bartimawus for Adamawa State Civil Service Commission.

Likewise, Dr. Aiden Amzaranda, Jibrilla Dauda Hamidu , Solomon S. Domsanda, Dr. Yahaya Bapetel, have been nominated for Hospital Services Management Board, while Hon. Umar Daware , Alh. Adamu Chagwa, Barr. Lillian Stephen Nobe , Hassan Kaigama are for Fiscal Responsibility Commission.

The assembly equally received the names of Mohammed Umar Jabu, Zidon Love , Emmanuel Anuhu Abba, Gidado Abdussalam , Mark Balanso, Suleiman Yahaya Vokna , Mohammed Tuki, for State Independent Electoral Commission.

Others include: Hanatu Kadala, Ahmed Salihu Kabillo, Ahmed Abdulsalan Shelleng, Talatu Yohanna Kusari , Adwawa Dongolok Guyuk for House of Assembly Service Commission, while Dr. Murtala Umar Babayi, Adiel Kurda, Dr. Aliyu Sa’ad, Mrs. Korah Bongi, Abdullahi Ndjidda Damare, Umar Isa, Hassan Dadi for State Universal Basic Education Board.

The nominees for State Boundary Commission are; F. B. Bilala, Zainab Ahmed, while Hon. Daniel Ijafu, Hon. Hassan Mamman Barguma and Mrs Egla Nashon are nominated for Board of Internal Revenue.

The names of the nominees is contained in a letter sent to the assembly by Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri and read by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Bathiya Wesley , while presiding over Wednesday, plenary session.

After reading the letter, the Speaker directed the nominees to appear before various relevant House Standing Committees for screening and submit their report in the next 2 weeks.

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JUST IN: Gov Fintiri Appoints Special Assistants

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Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has approved the appointment of Special Assistants to help in the running of the administration.

Those appointed include:

  1. Diana Beatrice Gayus
  2. Ahijo Hammaadama
  3. Barr. Mahmud Gurumpawro Abubakar
  4. Mohammed A. Hamma
  5. Mohammed Hayatu Umar
  6. Ajuji Nuhu
  7. Hon. Thomas Godwin
  8. Mr. Audi S. Tagiya
  9. Hon. Joseph Gadzana Apagu
  10. Ishyaka Yusuf
  11. Arc. Zidon Nzangopwa
  12. Philip Kenan
  13. Alh. Adamu Abdu Zumo
  14. Engr. Yusuf Abdu Audu
  15. Abubakar Muhammad Barkindo
  16. Mr. Wodinughoro Obed
  17. Ismaila Bila Lakamso
  18. Wilberforce Y. Songhai
  19. Isa Alhaji Hamidu
  20. Hadaya Yusuf
  21. Tsamari Fakuta
  22. Hon. Adamu Jikan Sarki Mohammed
  23. Kiliyobas Sunday
  24. Istifanus Johnson Hadabi
  25. Hon. Peter Da’ape Gengle
  26. Kingsley Clement Tumba
  27. Bala Usman
  28. Mr. Geoffrey Garba
  29. Tanko B. Ezra
  30. Alh. Musa Aliyu (Wali)
  31. Kabiru Hammanlai
  32. Mohammed Buba
  33. Comrd. Mohammed Faisal Abubakar
  34. Barnabas Pata
  35. Yahya Abdullahi
  36. James Tallachi Yusuf
  37. Gani Gideon
  38. Manu Kondo
  39. Muhammad Hayatu Atiku
  40. Umar Sadiq (UJ)
  41. Hon. Kavohgye Ezra
  42. Christopher Adamu Tsuda
  43. Suleiman Musa Belel
  44. Musa Mohammed Gengle
  45. Sabastine Lines Tumba
  46. Daniel Amos
  47. Mr. Robert Pwadimadi
  48. Alh. Abubakar Muhammadu Bomu
  49. Mal. Mauludu Shuaibu
  50. Andrew Gangbonso
  51. Danlami Ahmed
  52. Alh. Hamidu Aji Jada
  53. Kaleshi Zephaniah Niyorodo
  54. Salihu Haruna
  55. Ibrahim Ngyibeso
  56. Maiborno Hammawa
  57. Mohammed K. Bello
  58. Hon. William Dathini
  59. Suli Adamu Fagami
  60. Hon. Jehaziel Pwanidi
  61. Alh. Hayatu Bobbob Alkali
  62. Titus Samaila
  63. Augustine Anthony Ndaghu
  64. Ishaku Hyalaba Zira
  65. Ms. Ellah Walter
  66. Hajj. Halima Ayuba
  67. Grace Ayuba Balenjeso
  68. Umaru M. Dikko
  69. Aishatu Dahiru
  70. Donatus Raymond Bwano
  71. Danladi Isa Farang
  72. Basari Christopher Columba
  73. Abubakar S. Raji
  74. Isa Allen Lindagard
  75. Kwantau Jaringyal
  76. Hon. Mathew Ali
  77. Dickson Wangamorti
  78. Mrs. Justina Patrick Sebastian
  79. Sylvanus Kafina
  80. Hon. Anthony Yamdu Emmanuel
  81. Kabiru Hassan
  82. Marshal Zamani
  83. Ibrahim Paul Wampana
  84. Hon. Ibrahim Zubairu
  85. Mr. Friday Vactor
  86. Abubakar Aliyu Kolejo
  87. Ahmed Adamu
  88. Gidado Tahir Tukur
  89. Akham Jaloh
  90. Abubakar Abbo Waziri
  91. Bukus Ishaku Kisinomi
  92. Yunusa Bakari
  93. Nathan Bumani Gabun
  94. Comrade Chakukuyada G. Bulndi
  95. Dishon Daniel
  96. Hon. Hickson Michael
  97. Hon. Amos Dali
  98. Alh. Usman Bobbo
  99. Benson Kpantizang
  100. Mark Zira Thlavaghi
  101. Adamu Risku
  102. Yakubu Musa Dirbishi
  103. Kadiri Alhaji Mai
  104. Hassan Ahmadu
  105. Muktar Mohammed Aliyu
  106. Mrs. Pwanahakai Asura Bakari
  107. Dahiru Guruma
  108. Abubakar Ribadu Audi
  109. Boniface W. Ugwabiya
  110. Sunday Garba
  111. Andrew Dunah Shalldang
  112. Suleiman M. Ibrahim
  113. Mr. Abalis Luka
  114. Francis Zamman
  115. Haruna Maksha
  116. Abubakar Usman Teri
  117. Markus Sunkwa Jimre
  118. Yusuf Eli Chimaro
  119. Sanusi Mohammad
  120. Zeal Jibrailu
  121. Usman Babba
  122. Aliyu Belllo
  123. Adamu U. Dallatu
  124. Wandara Ellon Philimon
  125. Hon. Ikurhyel Hananiya
  126. Hon. Julius Jockthan
  127. Hon. Paul Wankari Singari
  128. Abubakar Abdullahi Jingi
  129. Audu Buba
  130. Fashe Yanna
  131. Aliyu Mamza
  132. Isa Giwa Bajam
  133. Hon. Bashiru Adamu Abdullahi
  134. Liman Yahya
  135. Suleiman Bello Abubakar
  136. Polycarp Bayaro
  137. Caleb Ngimanchi Simon
  138. Geoffrey Haniel Chatuda
  139. Elizabeth Paul
  140. Mrs. Mary Ijabani
  141. Faith Samuel
  142. Ahmad Alhassan
  143. Aliyu Hamman Adama
  144. Kusaniel Amos
  145. Ushiwa Drambi Kwabe
  146. Azumi Dauda
  147. Alheri Musa
  148. Hon. Hamza Abdullahi
  149. Danjuma Yuguda
  150. Adamu Jauro
  151. Adamu Jibrilla Maigonjo
  152. Bristone Buba Wariyaki
  153. Adamu Mohammed
  154. Sikamya’an Stephen Audu
  155. Mr. Bala Usman
  156. Ahmadu Adamu Ijakirayu
  157. Newton Nyaviyuse
  158. Danbaba James
  159. Luka Filibus
  160. Cecilia Jonathan (Mrs)
  161. Rasheeda Ahmed Almustapha
  162. Gershon Sylvester
  163. Samaila T. Wutsuware
  164. Fimbar Kpasi
  165. Christopher Bakeri Mapeo
  166. Musa Iya Yadafa
  167. Barr. Jibril Ibrahim Jimeta
  168. Christopher Bakeri Mapeo
  169. Sulieman Usman Buwanga
  170. Usman Mu’azu Dalatu
  171. Rabiu Ibrahim
  172. Abubakar Musa
  173. Buba Mohammed Joda
  174. Mohammed Gidado
    Mohammed
  175. Ahmad Umar
  176. Chubado Mohammed
  177. Sajo Abubakar Jada
  178. Adamu Alimu
  179. Hon. Sherrif Elijah
  180. Wamcaku Ishaya Nicholas
  181. Hon. Sanusui Musa
  182. Joseph Eto

The appointments are with immediate effect.

Humwashi Wonosikou
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor
22:05:2024

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Summit: Gov Fintiri Urges Youths To Embrace Digital Skills Acquisition

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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has urged youths in Adamawa to embrace the acquisition of skills created by the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for the betterment of the state.

He gave the charge on Wednesday while declaring open a 2-day Youth Summit on ICT skills convened by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Youth empowerment, Safrat Dungus which held in the Banquet Hall, Government House, Yola.

Governor Fintiri says as a matter of deliberate policy, his administration, has always placed youths at the centre of its programmes and projects especially in the area of education and entrepreneurship among other sectors.

He therefore commends the eagerness of the participants to acquiring new skills in the ICT at the summit which he noted is a testament to their determination to succeed and contribute to the development the state.

The Governor urged youths to commit to innovation, continues learning and progress as well as collaborate with one another to build Adamawa to prosperity that the yet unborn generation will be proud of.

Earlier in her remarks, the convener of the programme, who is the Special Adviser to the Governor on Youth Empowerment, Safrat Dungus said the summit was organised to empower youths and shape their future.

She underscores the committment of the government to ensuring that youths regardless of their background, religion, social status or party affiliation have the opportunity to contribute to the progress of Adamawa.

The Youth Summit which has the theme “Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders was being attended by youths from across the twenty one local government areas of Adamawa State.

SAHEL REPORTERS.

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