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ADSU Offers Automatic Employment To Best Graduating Student



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The best graduating student of the Adamawa State University(ADSU) Mubi, Elija Hope Tumba, has been offered automatic employment.

The 24 year old girl, Hope Tumba, hails from Michika Local Government Area and holds B. Sc Economics, First Class from the state university in 2019.

After her graduation, she went to an Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria(ICAN), in November, 2021, and came out as the best graduant and currently pursuing M. Sc at the Nigerian Defence Academy.

Hope also became best graduating student  Michika/Madagali constituency from 2009/2010 to 2018/2020 academic sessions and also bagged Federal Government Scholarship Board award 2016-2017.

The young girl emerged the over all best position at profession level in ther ICAN 68th induction November and co- prize for Advanced Taxation best qualifying candidate in the ICAN May, 2021 diet.

She bagged the Society of Women Accountants prize for over all best qualifying female candidate in the ICAN May, 2021 diet, prize for best qualifying female candidate in the ICAN 2021 68th induction.

She did her mandatory National Youth Service Scheme (NYSC) at Neuropsychiatric Hospital Barnawa, Kaduna, 2019-2020 and Internship at UF-IDIAGI and Co. firm of Chartered Accountants as Account Officer, 2020 to date.

Speaking while receiving the student at the university liaison office in Yola, on Wednesday, the Chairman of the University Governing Council, Hon. Auwal D. Tukur, said the young girl has made the university community and the Adamawa state proud.

The Chairman who was visibly elated further stated that to be the best graduant in ICAN in the whole nation is not a small feat and congratulated her for her effort.

Hon. Tukur, disclosed that it is a thing of joy for Adamawa citizens, and that the council felt is good to honour/reward her and present her as beacon, saying that she is resource that cannot be wasted.

He declared that he has a mandate of the council as chairman and that of the Vice Chancellor to offer her automatic employment in the university.

Earlier, speaking while presenting the girl to the council, the VC of the university, Professor Kaletapwa Farauta, said that the institution is proud of her.

The VC added that it gladdens her heart as a mother that their daugthers have a hope in the future and pleaded with her to take personal responsibilty in mentoring all the girls that will come in contact with her outside her official mentorship.

Reacting on the development, the member representing Michika constituency, Hon. Joseph Ayuba Kwada, thanked the council and university for rewarding his constituent and congratulated her for the honour done to her. 

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Adamawa: CDD Joins Awareness Campaign Against Gender-based Violence




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As part of activities commemorating 2023 16 days activism, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has sensitized Adamawa people on Violence Against Women and Girls VAWG.

The sensitization exercise begins with road walk from Bekaji roundabout to Jimeta modern market, Yola-North Local Government Area on Wednesday.

Mrs Amina Auwal, the team lead who spoke on this year’s theme: Unite, “invest to prevent violence against women and girls” described the commitment of stakeholders as the symbol of unity against Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the state.

She urged stakeholders to unite and reduce the rate of GBV in the state.

“This VAWG is like a cancer, it is eating up the community gradually but when it has been cut off completely we will have society free of GBV.

“We appreciated the CDD for sponsoring the programme of being able to sensitize the public to bring to an end the menace of VAWG”, she said.

Mrs Rose Zinas, Desk officer GBV, National Orientation Agency (NOA) urged parents, guardians and stakeholders to take advantage of the theme of the year and to invest on women and girls-child.

She said these would help them to have something doing to reduce over dependent on husband’s and parents as well as end violence against them.

Zinas called on the women to also be proactive in looking for something doing and not to be a liability.

In her remarks, Lubna Dodo, representing Federation of Women Lawyers Association, FIDA appreciated the contribution of CDD in the fight against GBV in the state.

She explained that the mission of the road walk is to create awareness on the theme of this year activism.

“This means invest by educating the girls-child and empower them with the knowledge and skills to succeed in future.

“These will go along way by reducing their vulnerability to violence anywhere they find themselves “, she said.

Dodo further said that the passage of Violence Against Person Prohibition (VAPP) law and Child Protection law as well as ongoing sensitization for implementation have also help in reducing the rate of GBV in the state . News Hunter.

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Adamawa Govt Approves 42km NYSC Camp – Borong Road Project




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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

The Adamawa State Executive Council Wednesday approved reconstruction of 42km road stretching from National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp in Damare to Borong community.

The feeder road project which covers the 2 LGAs of Girei and Demsa will cost over N836m.

The State Commissioner of Education, Dr Umar Garba Pella disclosed this while briefing newsmen shortly after the council meeting that held in the Government House, Yola.

Dr Pella said the project was awarded to Hydro Source and Resource Nigeria Limited and has the completion of period of 12 Months.

The Commissioner further disclosed that the council has approved over N117m variation for the construction of modern laboratory at Specialist Hospital, Yola.

Pella explained that the project was initially awarded at over N578m adding that the variation was to cover the cost of increased price of building materials.

The Wednesday’s 8th 2023 Council Meeting was presided over by the State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.


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Bauchi SEC Approves Construction of 2 Flyovers , 200KM Roads




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Bauchi State Government has unveiled a plan for the construction of sixteen strategic roads worth about one hundred billion naira across the state.

The project also comprises two flyovers at the busiest areas of Wunti and Central Market to beautify and decongest the city centre.

These among some other rural roads construction project across the state’s three senatorial zones were part of the resolutions made during State Executive Council Meeting presided over by Governor Bala Mohammed.

Some of the project that make a total of two hundred kilometers include two point six kilometers Sabon Kaura Birshi Gandu road, four point five kilometers Zango-Gwallagan Mayaka access road, one point seven kilometers Bayara township road, rehabilitation of Disina-Adamami road in Jama’are local government area and Dualization of A.D Rufa’i College to Misau town road among others.

Briefing journalists on the outcome of the meeting, the commissioners of Works and Transport Ibrahim Galadima and his counterpart of Special Duties and Rural Development Faruq Mustapha said the projects have been awarded to confitent contractors in line with developmental initiative of Governor Bala Mohammed led administration.

Also during the meeting, the Council has ratified and approved for upgrading of four palaces of Emirs of Bauchi, Ningi, Jama’are and Dass at sum of two point two Billion naira under the State Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.

The commissioner of the ministry Ahmed Sarki Jalam said the move was to creat a conducive environment for the traditional institutions to discharge their duties.

The council has also approved a memo for the 2024 Medium Term Expenditure presented by the commissioner ministry of Budget and Economic Planning Aminu Hammayo as well as a memo presented by the commissioner of Commerce, Trade and Investment Mahmud Baba Ma’aji on the preparation for the forthcoming Northeast Joint Trade Fair in Bauchi State.

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