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Adamawa Partners Shippers Council For Economic Growth



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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has reassured the Nigerian Shippers Council of the continued support, assistance and collaboration of his administration for sustenance of the existing business-friendly environment towards the enhancement of economic and commercial potentials of the State.

According to a statement by his Media Aide Mr Humwashi Wonosikou, Governor Fintiri stated this during a meeting with the management of the Council in Abuja.

Adamawa State Government is partnering the Nigerian Shippers Council on four key projects that will enhance economic growth.

The projects to be executed in partnership with the Shippers Council include the establishment of 2 Vehicle Transit Areas in the border area of Sahuda and Ngurore, 2 Border Transformation Centres, a Dry Port and Border Information Centres in Mubi, Maiha and Belel.

He disclosed that his administration was committed to the provision of necessary infrastructure and facilities that would help boost economic activities in the State.

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri notes that the initiative is coming at a most appropriate time, a period that required urgent and ambitious solutions to the lingering problems of unemployment and urged the Council to be a worthy partner by ensuring the workability of the initiative.

Governor Fintiri is hopeful that having created the conducive atmosphere through redesigning the states security architecture and provision of infrastructure needed to woo investors, “I am counting on the Nigerian Shippers Council to see how the projects can be actualised. Adamawa is ready”. He said.

Rt.Hon Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri announced that his administration is talking with Dangote on road infrastructure to those border communities on tax rebate agreement, adding that the projects are dear to him because of the overall economic impact of the development to the State.

The Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Shippers Council, Emmanuel Jime commended the resolve of Governor Fintiri to address the infrastructure deficit in Adamawa by focusing on the diversification of the economy.

He regretted the pressure on Nigerian roads, high rate of accidents and loss of cargo due to bad roads since 90% freight movement is done by heavy trucks.

Mr Jime said the organisation was established to address among others the need to enhance the entire transport value chain.

He said the Vehicle Transit Areas will provide a temporary rest location for truck drivers and travellers and will not hesitate to partner the State to ensure the success of the projects.

He is happy that reports have shown that Adamawa State has good prospect for the development of Vehicle Transit Areas and particularly noted that the State already has an Investment and Property Development Company as well as a Bureau of Public Procurement, noting that Adamawa is more than prepared for the project.

Both Governor Ahmadu Fintiri and the Shippers Council have agreed to hold a technical meeting in Yola in February to tidy up their discussion for the take off of the projects.

A Nine Man Implementation Committee agreed on will be inaugurated during the meeting to hit the ground running immediately.

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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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