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Changing The Face Of Yola

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Austin Ajayi I Yola

The administration of Alhaji Ahamdu Umaru Finitiri came on board with a mind set to give the state capital a new look that can be compared with other developed cities in the world.

It came up with a program call Urban Renewal projects, these projects includes the rehabilitation of delapitated roads and other infrastructure and construction of new ones.

To set the ball rolling, governor Ahamdu Finitiri awarded contract for the construction and rehabilitation of 346 km roads across the state and the construction of what is now a pace setter in the Northeast subregion, the construction and commissioning of the first flyover in the state and the first ever interchange flyover which is over 95% completed in the state capital.

The contract award to Msser Triacta Nigeria Limited in August, 2020 with a delivery date of 18 months for both projects.

Managing Director/CEO of Triacta Nigeria Limited, Mr. Elie Farhat While signing the contract agreement said,his company will deliver on or before the agreed date if all the parties involved lived up to their side of agreement.

Fifteen months down the line, the project many seems like a project that will be a mirage has come to reality.

Motorist who spoke with our correspondent did not hide their feelings of joy and praise to the governor and the company, Triacta Nigeria Limited for not just keeping to the promise but also delivering quality job.

Mr. Michael Godwin a public servant said “I am very happy to be part of this beauty that is now with us, never have I imagine we will have such in ADAMAWA but today Yola is now in the league of beautiful city in the world”

Adamu Faratua, a business man who travels outside the country for his business said ” I am proud to be from this state Adamawa, I have only see this kind of interchange in Dubai but today we now have it, my prayers is that it should be mentained. It has given the state capital a modern value he said.

Our correspondent reports that a lot of residents spoken to on their thought over the interchange and the first flyover in the Northeast expressed joy over the new look state capital though,there were few decending vioces who felt the money spent on the project should have been used to build industry.

Ego Michel, a resident of Yola town said ” the interchange and flyover projects are misplaced priority, we have thousand of young graduates roaming the streets, instead of empowering these youths, the governor is building Projects that can not be maintained”

Speaking on the project that is over 95% completed, the Commissioner for Works and Energy Development, Alhaji Adamu Atiku Abubakar, who spoke through the Parmanent Secretary of the ministry said the project is a dream come true for the governor who made a promise to change the face of the state capital so as to conform with what is obtainable in the developed cities across world.

“Our mandate as a ministry is to ensure that standards are met and mentained, the commissioner added that when we were given this task, we were sceptical but when the company Triacta Nigeria Limited who won the bid told us they are ready and promised to deliver on or before the agreed date and Haven seen what they have on ground we became a little relaxed”.

“What we did was to approach the state House of Assembly to approve 40% upfront payment as against the 30% normal payment, this really helped because with this money in their account,the company was able to but materials needed in large quantity and that is why we do not have much viration in the contract sum despite the economic challenges”.

Alhaji Adamu Atiku Abubakar further said the successes recorded within the agreed time came with a lot of challenges, according to him ” we had to contend with traffic flow but with adquate enlightenment by Road Safety Corps, the Police and VIOs were able to address it”.

One of the biggest challenge we had was paying compensation and the frigrant abuse of developmental plans of the state, people build on roads, waterway and unauthorized places and even power supply agngcy and network service providers erect their poles on areas that were meant for development.

Project Manager of Triacta Nigeria Limited, Engr. Hassan Ghanem told our correspondent that the state government commitment was one of the reasons the job was completed in record time.

“We have track records that we always try to maintain and I am happy we were able to deliver,the entire team worked hard to achieve this feet”

” I must commend the efforts of the state government for keeping to their own side of the deal, like we promised, we are going to deliver on or before the agreed date, we are over 95% gone in the interchange,I assure you as soon as we resume next year we complete the job and deliver to the state government “.

“We had some challenges but the state government was able to address it and we happy to be part of governor Ahamdu Finitiri dream of making the state capital a modern city”

Pix 1MD/CEO Triacta Nigeria Limited, Mr. Elie Farhat.

Pix2 Alhaji Adamu Atiku Abubakar.

Commissioner Of Works and Energy Development.

Pix3 Engr. Hassan Ghanem,
Project Manager, Triacta Nigeria Limited.

Pix 4&5 New look Former Police Roundabout.

Pix 6 Gov. Finitiri

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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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