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Group Protests Rejection Of Bills Seeking Gender Equality In Bauchi

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Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria FOMWAN and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in Bauchi state have protested over the rejection of bills that take gender equality bill by the National Assembly.

Mrs Comfort Attah, Executive Director Attah Sisters Helping Hand foundation (ASHHF), while addressing Newsmen on behalf of the group on Thursday in Bauchi, urging the lawmakers to revisit the gender bills.

She lamented that the lawmakers choose to deny women the opportunity of inclusion and representation in governance by voting against the bills.

Attah explained that out of the 68 bills being considered by the national assembly, about five bills sought to promote women participation in politics, governance and the society.

“One of the bills sought to grant citizenship to foreign-born husbands of a Nigerian woman. Already, a Nigerian man’s foreign-born wife is automatically a Nigerian citizen.

“Another bill sought to allocate 35 percent of political positions based on appointment to women.

“Another legislation sought to create special seats for women in National and State Assemblies,” Attah said.

Mrs Attah urged all like-minded civil society organizations, women led organizations and women’s right’s organizations to sustain advocacy and intensify demands for Gender equality.

“By occupying the National Assembly until the rejected bills are considered,” she said.

On her part, Hajiya Aisha Kilishi, Amira FOMWAN Bauchi, also lamented that lawmakers are not taking women’s issues seriously.

She said the lawmakers didn’t consider women to be relevant in this country.

Emmanuel said the men of the ninth assembly have reinforced the discrimination and political bias against women

She however demanded that all gender bills be reconsidered as they will benefit not just women but Nigeria as a whole.

Also Speaking Hajiya Maryam Garba of Fahimta women and Youth Development Initiative , Executive Director lamented that unfortunately the bill was rejected by the National Assembly.

The lawmakers are discriminating and making a mockery of women’s rights in the country.

She urged the lawmakers, government and policy makers to always consider the plights of women as well as reconsider amendment of the bill.

Representative of the CBOs Hajiya Binta Adamu, said the advocacy measures taken would enable the National Assembly and the Senate in particular to retract from the patriarchal dispositions towards giving women equal opportunities.

Our correspondent reports that the Senate at the plenary on Tuesday March 1st voted against the following Gender-responsive Bills submitted for its consideration.

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Work On Gyawana-Opalo-Hoki Electricity Project Will Begin Soon – Gov Fintiri

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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has announced that work on Gyawana-Opalo-Hoki electricity project in Lamurde Local government area will commence soon.

The Governor who revealed this when he led the campaign train of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to canvassing for votes in Gyawana, Lamurde Local Government Area ahead of the forthcoming elections said Government will begin connection of the remaining communities without light to the national grid.

He told the people of Gyawana, Opalo Ngbakowo and Dubwangun wards that his administration has constructed 4km in Lamurde town, 11km of rural road and built 60-bed capacity hospital among others in the local government area.

Governor Umaru Fintiri while noting how his administration turned around the education sector, said he has given local government council chairmen approval to employ more qualified teachers into primary schools to enhance teaching and learning in the state.

On the tussle between host community/workers and management of Dangote Sugar Refinary Numan, Governor Fintiri told the electorates how he asked Alhaji Aliko Dangote to pay compensation among other things to the victims.

He called on the people to support his re-election bid and vote for all PDP candidates in the forthcoming general elections from top to bottom for better Adamawa and Nigeria as a whole.

After the Gyawana rally, Governor Umaru Fintiri alongside top government officials has commissioned Lecture Hall at College of Agriculture Ganye Satelitte Campus Gyawana in Lamurde Local government area.

Meanwhile, Governor Umaru Fintiri in Suwa, Lamurde LGA for the campaign has reassured his commitment to maintain the diversity of Adamawa people and provide equity and fairness to all tribes in the state for peace and tranquility.

Governor Fintiri told the people of Suwa, Sabon Layi and Waduku Wards that the government would continue to protect their lives and property to the best of its ability urging them to vote for PDP candidates in the forthcoming elections.

According to the Governor, It is only quality and affordable education that will bridge the gap between the rich and the poor and therefore reiterates his continued commitment to provide free education in the state.

He promised to drill borehole in Suwa and directed the State Ministry of Rural Infrastructure and Community Development to connect the area and Waduku to the national grid with immediate effect.

Governor Fintiri has during the rally sympathized with the people over the death of PDP Youth Leader in Suwa Ward, Hon. Mairiga Yohannah who was being laid to rest today (Saturday) in Lamurde and prayed to God to grant him eternal rest.

An elder statesman in Suwa, Mr Gabriel Yakubu commended Governor Fintiri for his free education Programme among other giant strides of his administration and assured him and other PDP candidates massive votes of the community.

While on a stop over in Timnu in the Local Government Area, Governor Umaru Fintiri has promised to procure brand new additional transformer for the community for improved electricity as requested by leaders of the community.

The Governor asked the electorates to continue to maintain peace among them as according to him government on its part will not relent until the citizens sleep with their two eyes close across the state.

The State Chairman of PDP, Barrister Tahir Shehu while presenting flag to Hon. Pawikai Bauna as the party’s Candidate for State Assembly Member Lamurde Constituency in Gyawana urged the people to maintain their support for the party.

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Just In: Adamawa Govt Set To Construct Modire Road In Yola

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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State says the government will soon flag off construction of Modire Road in Yola South LGA to ease the hardships of motorists and the community.

The Governor announced this when he led the campaign train of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to Yolde Pate in Yola South LGA to canvass for votes ahead of the forthcoming elections.

He said survey of the road will soon be conducted for commencement of the project by the contracting firm, Triacta Nigeria Limited.

The Governor equally reminded the people how his administration built Nyibango – Yolde Pate road, saying that of Lakare – Bole project is still ongoing and will be completed in the next 3 months.

“We have so far delivered on our 11- point agenda and in the second tenure of my administration, we will pursue on 8-point agenda for continued reformation of all sectors in the state,” said the Governor.

The Executive Chairman, Yola South LGA Council, Engineer Mohammed Hamidu commended Governor Fintiri for executing People’s oriented projects in the area and assured him massive votes of the residents.

In their separate remarks, Mohammed Yahaya Marafa and Madam Salome Nelson thanked Governor Fintiri for constructing Lakare – Bole road among other giant strides such as payment of Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations.

Meanwhile, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri had earlier assured the people of Yadim and Ukituki Wards of Fufore LGA of continuity towards Improving security, and education among other sectors if re-elected.

The Governor who was in Yadim on the political campaign announced the readiness of the Government to asphalt the rural road leading to the area constructed by his administration adding that more projects will be deployed to the community.

In his remarks, the State Chairman of PDP, Barrister Tahir Shehu while receiving decampees into the party, assured them fair treatment while urging them to mobilize votes for the party in the forthcoming elections.

Speaking at the event, PDP Candidate for Verre Constituency, Mr Japhet Hammajabu said Yadim and Ukituki wards supported the Governor in 2019, and will indeed double their votes for him and other candidates of the party in the forthcoming elections.

The Sarki Tsabta Adamawa, Alhaji Hamman Adama Ahijo who recalled how bad the road leading to Yadim was before the coming of the present administration, thanked Governor Fintiri for constructing it and assured him bloc votes of the community and environs.

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We’ve Included Jimeta-Mayo Ine Road Project in The Budget – Gov Fintiri

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—We’ll Begin Payment of Scholarships Next Week With 50% Increment

By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Adamawa State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri Friday said arrangements have been concluded by the government to begin payment of scholarship allowances to students of institutions of higher learning next week with increment of fifty percent.

Similarly, Governor Fintiri has announced that the State Government has already included Jimeta-Mayo Ine road project in this year’s budget and arrangements are in the pipeline for commencement of work.

The Governor made this known during a campaign rally in Mayo Ine, Fufore LGA as part of his tour to seek for re-election and canvass votes for other candidates of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming general polls.

Governor Fintiri said his administration has taken Infrastructure delivery with utmost priority and it will continue in that trajectory, assuring the people continuity of good governance on 8-point agenda if re-elected.

“If you give us another mandate we will work on eight point agenda to build on the progress made so far. Government will continue with free education, payment of WAEC and NECO and Scholarship allowances,” said Fintiri.

“Before we come on board, you don’t sleep with your two eyes close because insecurity was threatening your peace. Today we achieved absolute security in this area and the state as a whole. The State is now enjoying prevailing peace.

“Also, before, it was our parents that used to buy chalks in our schools. You laboured hard to pay your children school fees. Most of our schools were in a state of shamble. But we have now changed the narratives,” says Governor Fintiri.

He called on the Stakeholders in the area to bury their differences and unite for the common purpose of mobilize massive votes for all PDP candidates in the forthcoming elections for the good of the state and the country.

The State Chairman of PDP, Barrister Tahir Shehu after receiving hundreds of decampees into the party noted with appreciation how electorates of Mayo Ine turned out en masse to receive them describing the area a PDP stronghold.

In his remarks, a stakeholder in the area, Alhaji Halilu Lamu revealed that Mayo Ine district created in 1903 had never had it so good than now as Governor Fintiri has renovated their schools and relieved parents the burden of paying their children school fees.

Salihu Aliyu Kabillo eulogized Governor Fintiri for not only appointing their sons and daughters into key positions of government but ensured retirees get their entitlements as an when due while people across the state get dividends of democracy.

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