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FUW: VC Appeals For Quick Intervention In Provision Of Hostels Accommodation

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The Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University Wukari in Taraba State, Prof. Jude Rabo has appealed for the intervention of people of goodwill, philanthropists, and donor agencies in the provision of hostels accommodation on campus in the Wukari local government area of the state.

The Vice-Chancellor who made the plea in Wukari on Friday at a press conference to herald the 3rd convocation ceremony of the Institution which comes up today Saturday 12 February 2022 also urged for staff quarters to enhance the process of learning and teaching in the new institution.

He identified the lack of adequate accommodation on campus for both staff and students as one of the major challenges of the University.

Rebo observed that more than 90 percent of the population of the Institution stayed off-campus, adding that such a situation had very serious security challenges on both staff and students.

He called on sons and daughters of Taraba, as well as people of goodwill to embark on partnering with the Institution on this aspect of development.

While commending the federal government for the ongoing construction of the Ibi bridge across the river to link Wukari to other parts of the country, Prof. Rebo pointed out that when completed it would increase the interests of candidates seeking admission, visiting lecturers, as well as researchers that may want to carry out studies in the institution.

Apart from the provision of infrastructure, he said there was a tremendous improvement in research by scholars of University in the area of agriculture and animal production.

Currently, he said, the Federal University Wukari was working on the template of improving the quality and quantity of beef and milk by crossbreeding exotic animals with the local breeds.

According to the VC, Prof. Jude Rabo the advantage, in the long run, would be disease-resistant breeds with an improved quantity of meat and better milk yield.

However, he commended the Tertiary Education Development Fund (Tedfund) for carrying out a large number of projects in the Institution.

In an interview, the SUG President of the University, Comrade Atsen Marshal described the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Jude Sammani Rabo as a father who does not joke with the welfare of students.

“He has been doing wonderfully well, he has been a father to the students, he is an active person whenever we meet him concerning the problem of the students, he doesn’t joke with it, so we are proud of him.

“So far so good, the man has tried most especially in terms of sporting activities because when he came in, the last Vice-chancellors’ Cup that we had we saw what the man did from the opening to the closing ceremony everything was successful, in fact the man was there himself to even awarded the best team” Marshal revealed.

The Students’ Union President also commended the VC for promising them to provide a volleyball cut in the university, while he urged the management of the institution to improve social activities within the campus.

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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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