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Oyo Road Infrastructure: Fintiri Lauds Makinde’s Silent Revolution



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The new 9.7km Saki township road project, constructed by Governor Oluseyi Makinde has been commissioned for public use by the Adamawa State Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.

Governor Fintiri notes that it was amazing how PDP States are making great impressions on their people.

Speaking while unveiling the Saki township road on Thursday, he said Governor Makinde has transformed his State.

Governor Fintiri expressed satisfaction with the quality of the road project, hoping that the road will boost economic activities in all the adjourning communities.

While describing his host as one who they share many things in common with, from their doggedness, antecedents and even their age and being first timers, he said is a challenge to write their names in gold.

He stated that both of them are passionate about their people and the growth and development of their States.

He said they are both in a hurry to change the fortunes of their people who have been short changed by leaders they trusted.

“I must confess the quantum of projects I have seen in Oyo State, has reinforced my belief in Seyi, increased my respect for him and reassured me, the people of Oyo State and indeed the entire citizens of Nigeria that the right choice at all times is the People’s Democratic Party.”

Governor Fintiri also commended the alternative project funding approach of Governor Makinde to financing projects describing it as truly innovative.

He said Governor Makinde’s urban renewal drive, multiple road infrastructure, light up Oyo as well as the provision of housing units are classical examples worthy of commendation.

Governor Fintiri said he is not surprised with the performance of Governor Makinde, because according to him is a PDP tradition and lauded his host for keeping to the tradition of service to the people.

Governor Fintiri who was critical of the All Progressives Congress Government said “PDP is dying and we must not allow our country die with it.”

On his part, Governor Oluseyi Makinde of Oyo State regretted that the Saki road project awarded in 2016 by the last administration in the state was abandoned for three years even after the payment of 30% mobilisation fee to the contractor.

He disclosed that his administration had to revoke the contract and deliver in 15 Months saving Government one billion naira tax payers money.

Governor Makinde said he will not play politics with the development of the State, but will ensure the people get value for their money.

The Oyo State Governor noted that his administration is diversifying the economy of the State and the provision of good roads network was deliberate to pave way for that to happen.

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri was accompanied to Oyo State for the project commissioning by the Member representing Yola North in the State Legislature Hamidu Sajo Lekki and his Mayo Belwa counterpart Umar Nashon Gubi.

Both Legislators are hopeful of a new Nigeria with the calibre of leadership being provided by Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri and Governor Oluseyi Makinde, promising to continue their support to the Fintiri administration towards changing narratives in Adamawa.

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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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