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NDLEA Decorates MD FMC Yola, As NOA Urges Staff To Be Disciplined

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  • Holding more than one employment is a crime; whoever is found to be enjoying salary elsewhere in addition to his/her present appointment, will have both terminated – Head of Clinical Services

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has decorated the Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre, FMC Yola, Adamawa State, Northeast Nigeria, Prof Auwal Muhammad Abubakar with War Against Drug Abuse, WADA badge, suggesting effective collaboration between the two organizations in the war against illicit substances including drugs.

The decoration was made Tuesday, at the induction/orientation lecturer orgainised by the management of FMC Yola for her newly recruited staff.

Decorating the Medical Director who was ably represented by the Head of Clinical Services of the Hospital, Dr. Ahmadu Baba Usman, the State Commander, NDLEA, Adamawa State Command, Mr. Agboalu Femi Samson (Commander Narcotics) said that FMC Yola remains the most collaborative organisation, being also the first and only organisation in the state that sought the services of the NDLEA to conduct drugs integrity test for her 403 recently recruited staff.

The Assistant Commander, Narcotics, NDLEA, Adamawa state, Mrs. Mathias Masoti presented a paper on Dangers of Drug Abuse on Staff Development, after which some illicit drugs, Indian Hemp, energy drinks and other dangerous to health substances were displayed.

Participants have also learnt that formalin that is commonly used as an industrial disinfectant and as a preservative in funeral homes and medical labs, referred to as suck and die solution, is that mispronounced as sukurdai that some people take.

The Assistant Director Programmes with the National Orientation Agency, NOA, Adamawa state, Mr. Richard Bala Dangari, presented a paper on Manpower Relationship with Institutions and Clients in the Face of Work Ethics.

The paper pointed out that “no matter how intelligent a staff could be, if he/she introduces the wrong ethical values into the assigned work schedules, such person is bound to falter. No society, institution or profession can achieve meaningful advancement when it is not properly regulated”.

The paper emphasised that manpower are the newly recruited staff of the FMC. It means labour force, workers, workforce or simply people; men and women.

The paper stressed that “institutions will be impotent when there are no manpower to man the sector. Therefore, you represent the aggregate of resources, expertise and professionalism that are required for this reason.

“As requisite personnel of the FMC, you are expected to add value to the mandate of this institution; because it is assumed that you have been sufficiently trained and your capacity has been built to face the task ahead of you.

“You are implicated by your certificates, which suggests that you have been found worthy and fit morally, mentally and educationally/professionally. The time has come for you to prove yourself right or otherwise”.

Sanusi Rufa’i of admin department, FMC Yola, picking from the civil service rule, presented a paper on indiscipline, where offences that will lead to termination of appointment are listed and explained.

The Head of Paediatric Department, Dr. Bulus, and the representative of nursing department, Mr. Bankohole presented papers on roles of physicians and nursing and midwifery ethics.

The Anti Corruption and Transparency Monitoring Unit, ACTU, FMC Yola, represented by Dr Barkindo, presented a paper on corrupt offences, transparency and integrity, while the SERVICOM of the Centre, represented by Mr. Adigun presented a paper on service charter; effective and efficient service delivery in a timely manner.

The Head and the Deputy Head of Clinical Services of the Centre, Dr. Ahmadu Baba Usman and Dr. Dahiru Ribadu have in their opening and closing remarks, having congratulated the newly recruited, urged them to remain disciplined, diligent and dedicated to their assigned responsibilities. Emphasis was placed on the reason for the orientation lecture.

They thanked the NDLEA and NOA for for the collaboration and inspiring presentations.

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Gov Fintiri Meets CAN Leadership, Reels Out Scorecard

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—I’ll Definitely Take You To The Adamawa Of Your Dream – Gov Fintiri

By Muhammad B Muhammad

Ahead of the forthcoming elections, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State who is seeking for re-election under the platform of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has met with leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the state.

He was at the CAN State Secretariate in Yola Monday at the instance of the leadership where the officials asked him what he intends to do for the state if re-elected for a second tenue in office.

He started with the security sector where he narrated how his administration has redefined the security architecture that was hitherto in the state of shamble.

He said the government has injected thinking and funds that changed the narratives, enabling the citizens sleep with their two eyes close across the state.

On education, Fintiri said his administration has inherited a comatose system but injected a lot of commitment and resources to revive the sector.

According to him, the successes recorded has helped the government to renovating 5,000 classrooms, announcing that arrangements are in the pipeline to upgrade ten legacy schools in the state.

He added that the government has provided free education and relieved parents burden of payment of WAEC and NECO adding however that UNICEF has also built eighty schools in Fufore and Guyuk and it is set to construct more.

Governor Fintiri has made clarifications over some unwarranted rumours on the workforce, saying his administration has never sacked 10,000 workers as being speculated in some quarters.

He said the Government has only stopped the last minute biased recruitment of 1,500 teachers by then outgoing administration and employed 2,000 competent teachers through a clean process.

Speaking on the Health sector, Fintiri said over 100 primary healthcare centres were built and renovated, eight new cottage hospitals with staff quarters were built and equipped with modern facilities while health workers were also employed.

The Governor said his administration is also reforming the infrastructural sector, as the government has constructed 347km rural roads, built many urban roads in the state capital and some towns.

Governor Fintiri said his administration has initiated Adamawa Agribusiness Support Programme to tap the potentiality in the agric sector for youth employment, improve revenue generation and welfare of the citizens.

He said the Government has also cleared backlog of gratuity of retired workers to the tune of N5b, improved payment of monthly pensions and welfare of retirees across the state.

The Governor has also spoke on environment, housing, Internally Generated Revenue among other sectors and sought for support of the Chiristian Leaders, promising to redouble efforts if reelected.

Earlier, the State Chairman of CAN, Bishop Dami Mamza said Christians in the state are committed to Adamawa unity as according to him, God has endowed the state with all the potentialities to achieve greatness for the citizens.

Hightlight of the meeting was questions and answers session.

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Adamawa: Primary Sch Teachers, Health Workers, LG Staff To Enjoy National Minimum Wage

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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

It appears that the incessant calls by Primary School Teachers, Primary Health Care and Local Government Workers in Adamawa State on salary increment have come to an end as henceforth they will start enjoying the national minimum wage.

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri revealed this while addressing Primary Health Care Workers who were on a one thousand man march solidarity visit in the Government House, Yola, Monday.

He said arrangements have been concluded for the payment, assuring them however that the government will also address the issues of their leave grant allowances and promotions.

The Governor further told the workers that the government is working on some structural reforms to enable primary Health Care Workers’ remuneration go intune with Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS).

The Executive Secretary Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Suleiman Saidu said the visit was to show solidarity for Governor Fintiri for his numerous achievements not only in the health sector but the entire state as a whole.

Speaking separately, Malam Yahaya Sa’idu, Lawan Abubakar Umar and Emanuel Cartwell commended Governor Fintiri for providing them motivation that enabled them to achieve excellence and vowed as grassroot workers to mobilize massive votes for his re-election.

The State Chairman of Medical Health Care Workers Union of Nigeria, Comrade Usman Babbada thanked Governor Fintiri for implementing promotion benefits at the hospital services management board up to 95%.

The one thousand man march solidarity to Governor Umaru Fintiri by the primary school health workers was commenced from Women Development Centre, Yola and terminated at Banquet Hall Government House, Yola.

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Adamawa Govt Approves 16.6km Roads Network At 1,000 Housing Estate Malkohi

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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Adamawa State Executive Council at its first 2023 meeting has approved 16.6km roads network at the 1,000 Housing Units Malkohi in Yola South Local Government Area at the cost N3.744b.

According to the resolution of the council meeting presided over by Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, the project was awarded to Messrs Jodas Salamu Global Nigeria Limited.

State Commissioner of Works and Energy, Alh Adamu Atiku Abubakar revealed this to newsmen after the council meeting that held in the Council Chambers, Government House, Yola Monday.

Abubakar added that the road network project which is to be completed in 12 months, is inline with the policies of the present administration to ensuring rural and urban renewal.

The Commissioner further said the Council after deliberations has approved construction and renovation of 12 lots of classroom blocks, laboratories and library in Government Secondary School Fufore.

He said the project awarded at N151m is being spread across 12 independent contractors adding that work will soon commence.

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