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Gov Fintiri Launches Basic Health Care Provision Fund In Adamawa

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By Muhammad B Muhammad

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has officially unveiled the formal sector health plan and basic health care provision fund plan as part of government’s strategic commitment to ensuring Adamawa people access quality and affordable health care service.

While launching the scheme under the Adamawa State Contributory Health Management Agency (ASCHMA) in partnership with National Health Insurance Scheme, Governor Fintiri assured the organized labour that no worker will be shortchanged under his watch.

The Governor while speaking at the Banquet Hall Government House, Yola said the initiative is his “administration’s strategic commitment to ensuring all residents of Adamawa State have access to needed promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health services with sufficient quality and equitable delivery without subjecting the people to financial hardship attendant upon by avoidable medical bills which are most often imposed unprepared.”

The fundamental objective of the scheme according to the Governor is to create a platform that pool resources to enable citizens of the State have access to healthcare without paying at the point of access.

He reiterated that Healthcare is an integral part of his 11 Point Agenda, carefully crafted to provide the required compass in improving the lots of people and developing the State and have always maintained that as deeply rooted in its philosophy of “no one is left behind and nothing is left untouched.”

By way of reflection, he said when he assumed office, “Health Indices in the State was at its all-time, lowest ebb; with Maternal Mortality at 576/100,000 Live Births, Under-Five Mortality at 132/1,000 Live Births while 76% of Adamawa citizens pay out-of-pocket to access health services.”

His administration, he further stated has paid the required Counterpart Fund that enabled the State benefit from the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) hence 29,043 of People living with Disability, Pregnant Women, Children Below Five Years, Internally Displaced Persons and Indigents have been enrolled to access Health Services without paying at the point of accessing Health Care Services and have further have earmarked Equity Fund as provided for in the law establishing the agency to incrementally expand coverage of more Vulnerable Population across all the 226 wards of Adamawa State.

Earlier, the Executive Secretary National Health Insurance Scheme Prof Muhd Nasir Sambo said the ASCHMA is In alignment with the objectives of achieving universal health coverage which is one of the top priorities on the global health agenda.

He gave kudos to Governor Fintiri for his laudable achievements which he said are worth emulation especially in the health care sector.

Chairman ASCHMA, Dr Amos Ujulu while lauding the foresight of the Governor, said 29,043 beneficiaries cut across the 226 wards have so far been enrolled to access effective health care services across all primary health care centers in the state

Contributing Commissioner of health and human services, Prof Abdullahi Isa said the initiative is a demonstration of strong political will by the Fintiri’s administration to ensuring people irrespective of status have access to affordable and quality health care service urging all to utilize the offer.

In their Goodwill messages Homun Alhamdu Gladstone Teneke,Alh Gambo Jika,Representative of State CAN,state NLC Chairman Comrade Emmanuel Fashe and Alh Mai Yakubu representing NPHCDA lauded the initiative of the state government and assured of their determination to contribute by sensitizing their subjects and followers to avail themselves for enrollment into such a laudable programme.

Highlights of the unveiling was the enrollment of Governor Fintiri,distribution of cards to some beneficiaries and a playlet.

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Insurgents Are Again Responsible For Michika Blackout – Fintiri

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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Boko Haram insurgents have again vandalised the lines that generated power from Danboa substation in Borno State to Michika and environs in Adamawa State.

The State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri had in July, 2020 commissioned the rehabilitated power sub-station for Michika and Madagali local government areas at the cost of N283.8m.

Before the rehabilitation, it was Boko Haram insurgents that damaged the power lines and installations which cut off power supply from the national grid subjecting the people to a total blackout for over 6 years.

As if that damage was not enough, after the rehabilitation, the insurgents have again destroyed the power lines from Danboa substation.

Fintiri disclosed this at Madzi Development Area in Michika while canvassing votes for the PDP candidates ahead of the forthcoming February and March elections in the country.

Governor Fintiri told the residents that the military has assured him that normalcy has been restored in that area and has given go ahead to the Government to recconect the power lines, promising to act in that regard.

“We have rehabilitated electricity in Michika and Madagali. 2 years ago, Boko Haram insurgents have again destroyed the power lines, coming from Danboa.

“I spoke with Brigade Commander, he told me that they have taken over the bushes around Danboa from Boko Haram and we should send personnel to reconnect the lines,” he said.

In his remarks, Honourable Zira Wampa who spoke on behalf of the communities, assured Governor Fintiri their readiness to deliver him, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and other PDP candidates in next elections.

Meanwhile, Governor Fintiri has assured the people of Bazza Development Area that his administration will build roads in the area having constructed many in Michika town and environs.

Governor Fintiri who disclosed this when he takes campaign train of the PDP to canvassing for votes, reminded the people the giant strides of his administration in the areas of education, security, health and Infrastructure among others.

He asked especially the women folk to take advantage of the Government’s Health Insurance Programme and register for free medical services to pregnant ones among them, children from five years and below, the aged and displaced persons.

“I will continue to protect your lives and property. We achieve much in all sectors. We improve payment of pension and gratuity. We have commenced salary payment with minimum wage for workers at the local government level alongside gratuity,” he said.

Former Deputy Governor of the Defunct Gongola State, Barrister David Barau said the people of Bazza will no doubt support Governor Umaru Fintiri in the March election, because of his excellence performance and character worthiness.

“The reasons for our promise to support you are one; excellent performance, two;
Numerous dividends of democracy in the areas of security and health as well as your competence, capacity, knowledge and reliability,” said Barau.

In their separate remarks, Hon. Michael Zirra, Ayuba Fari and Captain Altine Inuwa among other speakers vowed to deliver Governor Fintiri and all PDP Candidates describing Bazza as a stronghold of the party.

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We’ll Soon Flag Off Michika-Kamale Road Project – Gov Fintiri

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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State Friday announced readiness of the State government to award contract for road project from Michika to Kamale.

The Governor disclosed this in Garta, Michika local government area when he led campaign train of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to canvass for votes ahead of the forthcoming elections.

The Governor said arrangements are in the pipeline to execute the road project with three bridges as according to him survey has already been conducted by the government.

“I want to assure you the people of Garta, we have commenced plans to award contract of this road. By the Grace of God, we will begin the work in the next one or two months,” said Fintiri.

On the request by the community for lifting of ban on the use of mortocycle in Garta and environs, Governor Fintiri promised to make consultations and see the possibility or otherwise of the issue.

In their separate remarks, Hon. Yakubu Tsala, former Managing Director Nigeria Sugar Council and former federal lawmaker, Adamu Kamale assured block votes of the people to Governor Fintiri and other PDP candidates.

Highlight of the rally was handing over of 18 seater bus to Governor Fintiri to help the PDP campaign train by Dr Williams Kamale among other gifts presented as well as various cultural dance.

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Michika Agog As Crowd Storms PDP Rally To Welcome Gov Fintiri

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In what many residents of Michika described as mother of all rallies, supporters of Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday afternoon stormed the campaign gathering at the centre of the town.

Upon his arrival to Michika town from Garta, Governor Umaru Fintiri was received by the people who came out en masse from all conners and proceeded to accompany him in droves to the venue of the campaign rally.

Speaking at the event, Governor Fintiri appreciated the people for the show of love and solidarity, promising to continue to make them proud by working for their welfare and development of Michika.

“I will continue to work for you and make you proud. My administration has restored security and today we sleep with our two eyes close. We will continue to fight these miscreants,” said Governor Fintiri.

Fintiri added that, “we will continue to make education free. We’ll make sure that the children of the poor get quality and affordable education across the state.”

He called on the people to vote for Atiku Abubakar as next Nigeria’s President to end the current hardships brought upon on the citizens by the All Progressives Congress (APC) led federal government.

“Let’s continue to fast and pray so that we will get a leader that will bring socour to us. Let’s pray and fast so that we’ll get a leader that will end killings of our brothers and sisters. We will never elect APC again,” he said.

The State Chairman of PDP, Barrister Tahir Shehu has presented flag to Zakari Dauda Nyampa, and Moses Yarima as PDP candidates for House of Representatives and State Assembly respectively.

PDP Chairman in Michika, Emmanuel Simbus lauded Fintiri for executing road projects in the area and appointed their sons and daughters into key positions of government.

The Commissioner of Finance and Budget, Dr Ishaya Dabari, and Peter Salihu Gogura both said Governor Fintiri does not need to campaign in Michika as they are set to pay him back by voting him massively.

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