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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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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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