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Fintiri Approves N1.3b For Payment Of Gratuity, Other Retirement Benefits

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By Muhammad B Muhammad

Adamawa State government has concluded plans to release N1.3b for payment of gratuity arrears of retirees among other retirement benefits in the state.

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri had in 2020 approved N1.5b which paid the liabilities of about 660 pensioners who retired from 2009 to 2012.

Addressing, elders of Fali and Mayobani on a solidarity visit in the Conference hall government house, Yola Governor Umaru Fintiri said the measure is part of his administration’s welfare to retirees in the state.

Fintiri said his administration will continue to provide security to ensure zero crime in the society and thanked hunters and members of vigilante group for complementing efforts of security agencies.

The Governor said despite the lean resources, government under his watch has been trying to ensure fair distribution of projects across the state for development to thrive.

He told the delegation that government has approved rural feeder road from Mararraban Baza to Betso in Mubi North local government area and pledged to continue to provide dividends of democracy to the people.

Speaking earlier, the Chairman Fali/ Mayobani elders forum, Yarima Pius Shigiri thanked Governor Umaru Fintiri for giving them enough security as they sleep with their two eyes close in their houses.

He saluted the giant strides of the present administration in the areas of road construction from Vimtim to Bazza, Ribawa to Muchala and providing free education to their children.

The chairman pleaded with the Governor to revitalize electricity and water systems at Betso, construct Bahuli road and others.

On his part, Mr Gobi Waba lauded Governor Fintiri for appointing sons and daughters of Fali, and ensuring employment of their youths, and pledged to rally round the Governor for reelection.

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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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Gov Fintiri Mourns Apostle Hinjari, Calls For Arrest Of His Killers

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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has expressed sadness over the gruesome murder of Apostle Jerry Hinjari at his residence recently, describing it as a colossal loss. “I am heartbroken and devastated by this senseless loss.”

Governor Fintiri in a statement by his Press Secretary, Mr Humwashi Wonosikou noted that , “Apostle Hinjari while on earth led a purposeful and impactful life. He was an ardent preacher of the word, a passionate soul winner, a transformational leader and a builder of men.”

Though young at heart, the Governor said “He stood tall and had never wavered in continuously delivering messages of hope, talking about boisterous relationship issues and good Christian conduct that found ready expression with the youths. Adamawa community has lost a true soldier in the army of Christ.’’

The Governor who described as wicked the act of his assailants assured that on no account will Government allow enemies of progress have their way and directed security agencies to rise to the occasion and unearthed the killers of the popular preacher.

“Going into elections, we as a Government will do everything humanly possible to ensure criminals have no hiding place. We have worked hard to restore the peace of the State and will not allow hoodlums turn the wheel of progress of Adamawa State.”

He stated that the Preacher will be remembered for his life-changing messages and that the church and indeed the Christian community is elated that he left a worthy legacy behind.

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has also expressed sadness over the death of Abdullahi Duda a former Chairman of Madagali Local Government, describing as shocking the news of his passage.

“Honestly, I lack words; I got confused when I got the message and could not recover, but I had to sum up my courage and strength.”

Abdullahi Duda who was the Interim Chairman before the present leadership in Local Government Councils of the State died on Saturday at the age of 55.

“Abdullahi’s contribution to the development of the state will not be forgotten in a hurry. He was an astute politician who was very loyal. He continued to contribute his quota to the development of the state.”

“On behalf of the government and good people of Adamawa State, I want to express our heartfelt condolences to the family and Madagali community on this great and irreparable loss. He surely paid his dues and the State and Madagali community will always remember him.”

“The State Government under my administration will continue to ensure that the ideals he propagated while alive will continue to be upheld and improved upon,” the Governor said.

The deceased who returned from treatment in India on Thursday died Saturday night.

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God ‘ll Not Forgive Us , If We Fail To Deliver – Gov Mohammed

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Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has stated that God would not forgive elected leaders who failed to use public resources to develop the Society.

Mohammmed stated at Misau Township stadium, while addressing the ruling People Democratic Party members in Misau at the weekend.

He said that the essence of leadership is to judiciously utilize both human and natural resources to the upliftment of the citizenry.

Mohammmed assured people of Misau that if reelected ,he would make sure that both physical and human are given the needed attention.

He said his administration has done its best to make sure that Misau had its fair share of projects which are equally distributed across the state.

“My administration constructed Sade Akuyam road, renovation of hospital and local government Secretariat and construction in Misau town which have been abandoned by the previous administration.

“We try to also emphasizes human development and empowerment which was carried out in all the local government areas in the state,” he said

He said his administration anchored on justice and fairness in demonstrating equitable distribution of people oriented projects across the state.

He pleaded with the people of Misau to re elected him.and promised to reward them if he returned to office.

“Misau is one of the eight local governments out of the 20 in the state that voted massively in 2019.

“I want to again seek for your kind support this time around and I promise to deliver on all my campaign promises to you,” he said.

The Governor was accompanied by the state Party Chairman Hamza Akoshe Akuyam, Campaign Director Mustgapha Farug, former Senate Leader and Bauchi Central Senatorial candidate Sen. Abdul Ningi.and other PDP candidates seeking elective offices .

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