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Adamawa Approves N9.8b For More Township Roads



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By Muhammad B Muhammad

The Adamawa State Executive Council at its third 2022 meeting has approved N9.8b for the construction of ten lots of township roads in the state.

Similarly, the council had also approved over N299m for procurement of liquid organic fertilizer for 2022 wet and dry season farming.

The Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Doctor Umar Garba Pella disclosed this to newsmen shortly after the council meeting that held in the Council Chambers Government House, Yola Thursday.

Doctor Pella said the township roads approved by the council include that of Mubi South spanning 2.42kms kilometers at the cost of over N980m.

Others were Demsa township road; 4.8kms at the cost of N1.4b, Lamurde; at over N752m and Guyuk phase two costing N1.6b.

Also included according to the Commissioner, construction of road within and around Ribadu Square as well Gashaka street in Jimeta; 2.64kms at N1.1b.

He further said there is also construction of road at Jimeta abattoir; 0.65kms at over N200 and Bekaji road at N1.7b.

Others were dualization of Ahmadu Bello way in Jimeta at over N823m and extension of Philip Marken road; 1.76kms costing over N982m.

He said there is also construction of embankment protection of Chochi bridge in Yola South at over N115m adding however that all the contracts were awarded to Triacta Nigeria Limited and 2 others.

On the approval for procurement of liquid fertilizer, the Commissioner of Information said the council took the decision to make the commodity accessible and available to farmers across the state at subsidized rate.

He added that the decision was to cushion the hardships of farmers in accessing solid fertilizer since after banning its application by the federal government in Adamawa, Borno, Gombe and Yobe states due to security reasons.

The meeting attended by Secretary to the State Government SSG Malam Bashiru Ahmad and other council members was presided over by Deputy Governor Chief Crowther Seth.

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Adamawa Govt Approves 42km NYSC Camp – Borong Road Project




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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

The Adamawa State Executive Council Wednesday approved reconstruction of 42km road stretching from National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp in Damare to Borong community.

The feeder road project which covers the 2 LGAs of Girei and Demsa will cost over N836m.

The State Commissioner of Education, Dr Umar Garba Pella disclosed this while briefing newsmen shortly after the council meeting that held in the Government House, Yola.

Dr Pella said the project was awarded to Hydro Source and Resource Nigeria Limited and has the completion of period of 12 Months.

The Commissioner further disclosed that the council has approved over N117m variation for the construction of modern laboratory at Specialist Hospital, Yola.

Pella explained that the project was initially awarded at over N578m adding that the variation was to cover the cost of increased price of building materials.

The Wednesday’s 8th 2023 Council Meeting was presided over by the State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.


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NYSC Remains Beacon Of Hope For Prosperous Nation – Gov. Mohammed




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Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state on Tuesday, says that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) remained a beacon of hope in the country’s mission for a united and prosperous nation.

Mohammed stated this on Tuesday during the swearing in ceremony of the 2023 Batch “C” stream II corps members posted to the state at the state permanent orientation camp in Wailo, Ganjuwa Local Government Area.

Represented by his Deputy Alh. Auwal Jatau, Mohammed said for the past 50 years, the scheme had exposed millions of youths to the cultures and traditions of the Nigerian societies as well as impacting skills and experiences to enhance those they had acquired in school.

The governor called on the corps members to feel free to integrate with members of their host communities and participate actively in their developmental efforts.

“My dear compatriots, the success or otherwise of your service is to a large extent dependent on the foundation laid during the orientation course.

“The orientation exercise is designed to prepare you for challenges you may face during the service year and beyond.

“I implore you to actively participate in all camp activities so as to adequately equip yourself for challenges ahead,” he said.

The governor reiterated the commitment of his administration toward supporting the scheme in the state and promised to ensure that necessary appropriation would continue to be provided to sustain the gains of the service corps.

He also promised to continue to provide for the welfare and secondary needs of all corps members deployed to the state.

Earlier, the Coordinator of NYSC, Mrs Rifkatu Yakubu, said that the orientation course was planned to task the corps members physically, mentally and emotionally.

According to her, the course
content of the programme was shaped and streamlined to instill in them physical and leadership qualities for future challenges.

“I urge them all to actively participate in these events and programmes as their confidential assessment commence
right from the orientation camp,” she said.

She explained that at the end of the registration exercise of the corps members on Monday, a total of 1,409 prospective corps members, consisting of 746 males and 663 females were registered.

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Stakeholders Task Bauchi South Senator On Abandon FG Roads Projects, Security




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The Bauchi South Stakeholders in Bauchi State have tasked the Senator representing the senatorial district, Sen Shehu Buba to take proactive steps on completion of abandoned Federal Government roads projects as well as tackling the security challenges in the Constituency.

They made the call at Bauchi South Stakeholders Interactive Session on Saturday in Bauchi. They have cried out to the Senator on the number of abandoned FG roads projects in the constituency.

Mrs Maryam Bagel lamented over abandoned FG roads projects in the senatorial districts by the previous administration.

“We have a number of road projects awarded by the Federal Government that link the Constituency from Dass , Tafawa Balewa, Bauchi Gombe, Tafawa Balewa Jos among others.

“Those roads, if completed , would boost agricultural and economic activities in the constituency and the state,” She said.

Also Speaking, Mr Aminu Tukur noted that the security situation in the constituency is worrisome, urging the senator to find a way of addressing security challenges and farmers’ harder clashes.

“Majority of the citizens are Farmers they need support to embark on farming and as well provide skills acquisition to the teaming unemployed youths,” Tukur said.

Earlier, Alhaji Ibrahim Marafa, Chairman of the session commended the Senator initiated the interactive session

“Let me remind us that we are living in a democratic society operating a presidential system of government where powers are separated among the Executive,Legislative and the Judiciary.

“The three tiers of Government
comprising the Federal, States and Local Government Councils.
Ours is a society of multi linguistics, multi religious and multi- ethnic Society.,” He said.

On his part , Sen Buba appreciated the Stakeholders for attending the interactive session, saying as a politician and leader, I understand what it means to have the support of the people.

“Using the instrument of this kind of programme, we will drive the process of bringing positive change in the lives of our people through quality, responsible and result oriented representation insha Allah.

“This kind of engagement, a sure realistic and sustainable path to achieving the socio- political, educational and other developmental goals of Bauchi South Senatorial District are realized.

He added that “we need the wisdom of our elders, support and encouragement of our traditional rulers, the sound ideas of our scholars, guidance of religious clerics, energy and commitment of youth to move forward.

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