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Again, Ministerial C’ittee Assesses FMC, Yola For Conversion To Teaching Hospital

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…Prof Auwal, MD FMC Yola, Prof Tukur, VC MAU, Prof Bakari, Provost Medical College, MAU Yola…

  • Says FMC Yola is long overdue for change of nomenclature from Federal Medical Centre to Teaching Hospital
  • Healthcare delivery services was started at the new site in 2006 with 175 beds, it gradually improved to the current 450 bed capacity and still counting with the expansion of the facility, which include 50-bed space at the department of psychiatry under construction.
  • FMC Yola has an improved managerial efficiency, professionals capability and equipment capacity beyond some of the teaching hospitals in the country
  • The rural posting service windows for residency programme at Hong and Jada general hospital made another criteria
  • The entire clinical and medical departments with the exception of Opthalmology and ENT have been accredited to run residency training
  • The MAU Medical College has started admitting students
  • With the improvements and further expansion of the hospital making great expectation, our unbiased selection of Prof Auwal Muhammad Abubakar to succeed Dr Ali Danburam as Medical Director, FMC Yola is justified – Former Board member

The Federal Ministry of Health has sent a delegation of her directors for another round of assessment that would determine the final approval for the conversion of FMC Yola to a teaching hospital.

The team led by the director hospital services of the ministry, Dr Adebimpe Adebiyi have inspected the facility at the Federal Medical Centre Yola where some projects are aggressively ongoing and the Modibbo Adama University Yola, where admission into the medical college has since started, in addition to the land donated by the Adamawa state government for the purpose of expansion of the hospital and proposed site for the medical college.

The team expressed satisfaction with what they saw on ground befitting of a teaching hospital beyond some of the older teaching hospitals in the country.

While appreciating the management and staff of FMC Yola on behalf of the ministerial team for the dinner organised in their honour, a one-time board member of the FMC, Dr Andrew Noah revealed that the simplicity and humility associated with the FMC Yola Medical Director, Prof Auwal Muhammad Abubakar and the Vice Chancellor, Modibbo Adama University, Prof Liman Tukur who were also at the dinner were summarily beyond comment.

The team had earlier visited the chief executives of the institutions in their offices.

It is the kind of simplicity and humility other guests at the dinner spoke highly crediting to the Provost, MAU Medical College, Prof Bakari Girei.

Noah said that he was happy to be among the board members that selected Prof Auwal for the appointment as Medical Director, FMC Yola, based on the overwhelming achievements.

Noah attributed the achievements to the spirit of continuity from one medical director to the other achiever for which the FMC was blessed with.

Noah said the report of team’s findings and recommendations would be positive; in favour of the conversion of FMC to a teaching hospital.

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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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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

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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