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KaaKaaKey: Creating The Best Impact For Fombina Emirate

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By Adamu Muhammad Dodo

It is a good 2021 year ending, heralding a better year 2022 at its best, the choice of Ist January for the historic turbaning ceremony of the first KaaKaaKey Adamawa, with the Adamawa Emirate, Fombina Dynasty, Dr. Abubakar Abba Tahir.

First, signifies excellent, serving as metaphor associated with Tahir; the pioneer, among other works of life, American University Staff, the first not only Adamawa indigene but Nigerian citizen to be appointed AUN’s Vice President for University Relations; a credit worthy, candid candidate with the successful mandate to lead community engagement initiatives; to foster relations between the university and her host community and other larger publics. What artistically defined, aesthetically designed public relations function!

In community service as a corporate social responsibility, the apolitical Tahir is the first and still the only critically, creatively conscious candidate in the state, working the talk about effective and efficient media practice and against quackery in public relations profession, by not only establishing the first of its kind media and language training institute in the northeast, if not the entire northern region but also allocating slots to the entire media organisations, public relations establishments and correspondents’ chapel, among others in Adamawa state, for free training of their members of staff, since inception about five years ago.

Tahir, additionally donated an office to serve as secretariat of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, NIPR, Adamawa state chapter.

Tahir, in addition to being a mentor, facilitator and instructor, is an all media rounder who befittingly defeats Robinson Crusoe for being master of all the media genres.

An exemplary journalist, public speaking, event management, communication and PR consultant, Tahir started as a broadcaster with the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA Yola, in the defunct Gongola state before switching to print media; magazine and national newspapers to serve in different capacities, then moved to the radio genre, beginning with the Voice of Nigeria, VON, in the then Lagos headquarters, before taking appointment with Adamawa Broadcasting Corporation, ABC Yola, as general manager to fine-tune the radio station, in tune with the modern times.

After the successful tenure at ABC Yola, AUN was established and Tahir was charged to lead the public relations functions of the university. The experiences, the forward looking thoughts and the selfless spirit for mentioning, jointly moved him to establish the Konngol SilverTongue: Media and Language Training Institute in the heart of Fombina dynasty, few kilometers from the Adamawa Emirate Council in Yola where he will be turbaned as the pioneer KaaKaaKey, interpreted to mean “the spokesman”, the newest appointment that confers on him, the full responsibility for the protocol, communication and public relations affairs at the Adamawa Emirate Council, with a view to creating the best impact for the Fombina Emirate.

By means of social responsibility reciprocity, the media managers, the NIPR Adamawa state chapter, the Konngol Alumi and those training, have jointly assured their support in ensuring adequate publicity and media coverage of the KaaKaaKey coronation and Qur’anic recitation graduation of the Tahir’s nine siblings: Muhammad Fodiyo, Muhammad Sambo, Muhammad Dikko, Muhammad Mojallo, Rukayyatu Ardo, Surayyatu Suuri, Habiba Barkaaji, Bilkisu Bajjo and Hauwa’u Kannge.

The turbaning ceremony scheduled for Saturday, 1st January, 2022, will hold from 10am, while the graduation ceremony will hold from 2pm at Lewru Baraaji Home, No. 2 Muqaddas Street, Off Lamido Zubairu Way, Yola Town Byepass, Yola South local government, central senatorial district, Adamawa state, northeast Nigeria.

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Former Perm Sec Commissions 4.6km Damare Road, Lauds Fintiri’s Achievements

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A retired federal permanent secretary and elder statesman Alhaji Ahidjo Bamanga has lauded Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri for his outstanding achievements in 3 years which have uplifted the status of the state

He was speaking during the commissioning of 4.6km ATV Damare road in Girei local government area.

Speaking shortly before the commissioning Alhaji Bamanga applauded the Governor for his commitment towards changing the fortunes of the state.

The elder statesman described Governor Fintiri as a committed, result oriented and great achiever who has salvaged the state from the shackles of underdevelopment urging all Adamawa people to support him for continuity.

Earlier Governor Fintiri said the 4.6km road is part of the landmark achievements in the deliveries of the urban renewal campaign of his administration.

The Governor said government has developed a two way approach to infrastructural strides which is urban renewal and rural infrastructure and community development and it will not rest on its oars till it achieves that.

He proudly noted that Adamawa is wearing a beautiful look and has fast become an investment hub for investors.

While pledging to continue to flag off and commission projects till the end of his tenure he reiterated his resolve to ensure that no one is left behind and nothing is left untouched.

Commissioner of works and energy development, Adamu Atiku
said the 4.6km ATV Damare road is strategic and important as it has ameliorated the plight of commuters and opened up the area for development.

There were goodwill messages from the District Head of Girei, Dr Ibrahim Ahmed Mustapha, and chairman Girei Local Government Council Judah Amisa and Baba Salam.

High points of the event was a display of three hearty cheers from corp members who are major beneficiaries of the road which leads to the NYSC orientation camp Damare.

The Governor while inspecting the road had a stopover at the NYSC camp and was cheerfully welcomed by the corp members.

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Accountability: Nat’l Lottery Trust Fund Emerges 2nd Best Compliant Agency In Nigeria

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Dr Bello Maigari, the Executive Secretary , National Lottery Trust Fund, has said that the Agency emerged the second best accountability compliant in Federal Government Agency’s Anti Corruption and Transparency Units ( ACTU) in 2021.

Dr Bello Maigari made the agency’s stand clear in a statement issued on Monday and signed by Muhammad Auwal Adam, Media and Puɓlications unit of the Trust Fund.

Dr. Maigari equally stated that the agency was the fourth best compliant among the government MDA in efficiency and transparency in the workplace.

“In less than Three years of the constitution of the Unit, the agency scored 84.45% to emerge the second best compliant in agency category in Nigeria and the fourth best compliant MDA with systems and processes put in place to promote efficiency and transparency in the workplace”. Maigari said.

According to Dr. Maigari, the success is attributed to the efforts put by the agency’s Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU).

The Executive Secretary stated that the development equally followed the high standards of transparency and accountability collectively exhibited by the management and staff of the agency.

Similarly, Federal Government has lauded the National Lottery Trust Fund for gigantic intervention in National Sports Development and urged other government MDAs to emulate.

According to Dr Bello Maigari, the commendation followed the giant intervention so far made by the agency in promoting nation’s sport.

He said that over N574m worth of sports equipment procured by the National Lottery Trust Fund and distributed to over 2000 selected public primary schools across the country.

He noted that the significance of the intervention would go along way in promoting good causes and sport Development among Nigerian Youths.//

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Ishaka Dedan Reelected As Adamawa NUJ Chair

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The Adamawa state Council of the Nigeria union of Journalists, NUJ Saturday held its election which saw the emergence of Ishaka Donald Dedan as the Chairman for the second term.

This was announced by the Chairman, Electoral Committee of the twenty twenty two election, Comrade Bashir Liman at the N UJ’s Secretariat, Press Centre Yola.

The returned Chairman, Comrade Ishaka Donald Dedan polled one hundred and ten votes to defeat his rival Comrade Kate Aliyuda who polled seventy two votes.

Meanwhile, Comrade Fidelis Jockthan polled one hundred and twenty votes to clinch the position of Secretary defeating his closest rival Jonathan Filibus who polled seventy three votes.

The office of the treasurer was won by Joy Diamond Leka with one hundred and sixteen votes beating her rival Felicia Amos who polled thirty seven.

Other positions of Auditor and Assistant Secretary were unopposed.

The newly elected leaders were administered oath of office by Barrister Sunday Wugira.

In an inaugural speech, the Vice Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalist, North East zone, Comrade Zare Baba charged the new executive to carry every body along and eschew bigotry and favoritism.

In an acceptance and victory speech, the Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Comrade Ishaka Donald Dedan who thanked God for the victory pledged to play an open door policy.

Comrade Dedan who solicited prayers and support of the members urged them to advise them where necessary.

Speaking, the Permanent Secretary ministry of information, Barrister Isuwa Misali who congratulated the new executives to work together towards forging the union forward.

Other speakers at the event who presented their good will messages include NUT state Chairman, Comrade Rodney Nathan, representative of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN Adamawa state Chapter and Radio Television Theatre and Art Workers Union, RATTAWU.

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