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Easter: Gov Fintiri Urges Adamawa Residents To Show Love, Make Sacrifices

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Adamawa State Governor, Rt.Hon Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has extended his felicitations to all Nigerians, especially Christians on the occasion of this year’s Easter celebrations.


Easter symbolises God’s redemptive mission over humanity, the triumph of light over darkness, hope over despair and good over evil.


Fintiri in a statement by his Media Aide Mr Humwashi Wonosikou therefore called on residents of Adamawa State to use the opportunity that Easter provided to show love to one another and make sacrifices for the overall good of the society.


“As we celebrate the Easter in sober recollection of Christ’s crucifixion, let us think about how we can each help to steer our State and Nation back on the road to peace, by working in the spirit of oneness.”


While commending the understanding they had exhibited to one another irrespective of their differences, the Governor pointed out that this had ensured mutual love and peaceful co-existence in the State.


“Nonetheless, I implore you to shun acts that could undermine the hard earned peace and development our administration has succeeded in providing over the last three years. I charge you to remain vigilant, abide by the Laws and demonstrate acts that point to moral rectitude,” he said.


Fintiri while regretting that many would not be able to celebrate Easter with their families because they cannot travel home as the Nation is currently gripped with gloom over unfortunate killings, kidnappings and violence, called for unity and resilience among Nigerians, saying “The harsh conditions of living today are a tough test for the Country, but like the previous tests, we will pull through.

“We have been tested many times before and we have always done what is necessary to pull through all difficulty and adversity, we have always found inspiration in ourselves and each other to find the sunshine after the storm.”
Governor Fintiri also advised the people not to allow the present circumstances blind them to the spirit and intention of Easter and the message inherent in the resurrection power of Jesus Christ, noting that it is through love and sacrifice that they could uphold Christ’s legacy of service to humanity.


“As we commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, let us also take time to emulate the virtues of love, sacrifice, forgiveness, humility, courage and endurance, which Christ embodied and remarkably demonstrated during His earthly ministry,” he said.


While calling for prayers for peace and security to return to all parts of the country, he urged Nigerians not to lose hope of a brighter and greater future for the country.


Governor Fintiri reassured the people of Adamawa State that his administration will not relent in doing what it is elected to do, the evidence that has restored peace and the massive developments ongoing across the State.


“We are more than prepared to take governance to another level in Adamawa. We will continue to provide dedicated and honest leadership, where every citizen irrespective of religion or ethnic origin, feels secure to live, invest and prosper.”

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Tinubu/Shettima 2023: Amb. Ardo Leads GICC In Taraba 

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The National body of the Grassroot Independent Campaign Council for Tinubu/Shettima 2023 on Thursday inaugurated its Taraba State chapter with the former Nigerian Envoy to Trinidad and Tobago, Amb. Hassan Jika Ardo as the state Coordinator.

The inaugural ceremony was held at Millennium Hall in Jalingo, the capital city.

Addressing the gathering, the Deputy National Coordinator of GICC, North, Alhaji Umar Ibrahim said the choice of Amb. Ardo was deliberate as they made a thorough analysis and found him to have some qualities that Sen. Bola Tinubu has which being a “unifier and a dogged fighter”.

He explained that the GICC will consolidate the work of the PCC by going to the nook and crannies across the 36 states of the federation including the FCT, Abuja to canvas votes for Tinubu/ Shettima from Nigerians.

“We are going to sensitize our people. The women, youth, and elders especially on how to cast their votes with the new voting system, as well as ensure that they vote for Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his running mate, Sen. Kasheem Shettima during the February elections,”

“we will educate them on the new mechine to be use by INEC, which is BVAS -‘Bio-model Voter Accreditation System”, he added. 

According to Alhaji Umar Ibrahim, the council was part of the strategies to ensure that the party wins the elections at all levels in the country without hitches.

While commending the women and youth for the turnout, Muhammed also urged the APC supporters and other stakeholders in Taraba State to join hands together with the state chapter of GICC under the leadership of Amb. Hassan Ardo and ensure victory in the coming general elections.

Rt. Hon. Hamidu Suleiman, chairman of the occasion and former Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly appealed to APC supporters and all stakeholders to support and cooperate with the council to enable them to achieve the set goals of ensuring that Tinubu/ Shettima wins the state.

On his part, the Lead Consultant 1, GICC, Sen. Abubakar Mo’Allayidi noted that GICC is not a rival to anybody but will work with other support groups for Tinubu/Shettima to ensure victory in the February elections and appealed for more cooperation.

Earlier, the state chairman of the party, Alhaji Ibrahim Tukur El-sudi, who was represented by his Vice described Amb. Hassan Ardo as a round peg in a round hole, adding that with the inauguration, APC would not only take over the state and Nigeria in the next general elections, but it would send PDP packing completely in most parts of the country.

In their separate remarks, Sen. Bashir Abba Marafa, Sen. Yusuf Abubakar Yusuf who was represented by Hon. Umar Usman Biri, the former Speaker of the Taraba state house of assembly, Rt. Hon. Isa Ajiya, as well as Minority Leader of the Taraba State House of Assembly, at the 9th assembly, Hon. Bashir Bape all described Amb. Ardo was a  unifier and a grassroots politician who did well as the pioneer chairman of APC in the state.

In his acceptance speech, the Taraba State Coordinator of GICC, Amb. Hassan Jika Ardo assured that the Campaign Council would deliver Taraba unfailingly to Tinubu/Shettima in February 2023 elections.

He stressed that with the support of the caliber of people in the council, APC will deliver the state for its Presidential candidate, and will also take over the state from the ruling PDP, which he said has failed the people of the state.

He noted that the team in the GICC, comprised of master planners who had been in the game of politics of the State for years, and assured that the team had already mapped out strategies to carry out sensitization and mobilization for the people to come out and participate actively in the February elections.

He expressed joy that he was vindicated for his constant attack on the ruling PDP and the then-candidate of the party, Governor Darius Ishaku whom he said had taken the state backward during his reign as the Executive Governor of the state.

“I told my people in 2015 that Gov. Darius Ishaku had nothing to offer if he was elected as the governor of the state. I advised Tarabans not to vote for him but nobody listened to me. Now, look at how poor Taraba state is”. He alleged. 

Amb. Hassan Ardo who expressed satisfaction with the turn up of the party loyalists at the event appealed to all stakeholders of APC in the state to sheath their swords and come together as one indivisible family so that they would form a formidable force that would humble the ruling PDP in the state.

The GICC state Coordinator who assured Tarabans that the next president of Nigeria is Asiwaju Bola Tinubu with his vice, Sen. Kasheem Shetima, also urged them to vote for APC at all levels.

The APC Women leader in the state, Hajiya Salamatu expressed optimism that with the Amb. Ardo as the state Coordinator, there is no doubt of victory and urged the council to include the women as she noticed only one woman was appointed in EXCO of GICC.

The party’s state youth leaders, Comrade Idris Ayuba, and Comrade Auwal Abdullahi Ade believe in the style of leadership of Amb. Ardo urged him to apply the same method he used in unifying members of the party in the past with the view to ensure victory at all levels, and in Taraba State to dethrone the ruling PDP for the development of the state.

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Autan Zaki Global Foundation Confers Excellence Award On Bishop Mamza

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A Christian body under the auspices of Autan Zaki Global Foundation has presented an award of excellence to the Adamawa State Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Most Reverend Dr. Stephen Dami Mamza in recognition of his contribution to his humanitarian services.

Presenting the award, Apostle Victor Bulus popularly known as Autan Zaki ikon Allah, who is the president and founder of the organization says as a body, the magnanimity of Bishop Mamza has reached their corridors hence the award and to further commends him for what he is doing in peace building and humanitarian service.

Autan Zaki noted that through their foundation, the respected cleric has written his name in gold by impacting positively on widows, orphans, internally displaced persons, the physically challenged, and a host of others.

While showering encomiums on Bishop Mamza who is the Catholic diocesan Bishop of Yola, Zaki says as the CAN Chairman of Adamawa State, Bishop has laid a solid foundation and has proved his worth as a leader worthy of emulation, reaffirming that indeed, he is called to serve God and humanity.

He reveals that his organization is due to host a youth summit in the state to further preach the gospel of unity as capsulated in a document he presented to Bishop Mamza saying, the blueprint was developed after a successful conversation they had with the Bishop and how he encouraged him to continue his good works.

Responding, Most Reverend Dr. Stephen Dami Mamza thanks the Autan Zaki Global Foundation for finding him worthy of the award expressing that he is humble by the honorary recognition.

Bishop Mamza reminded himself of the additional responsibility and expectation on him saying he is aware that to whom much is given much is expected, promising to continue to serve God and humanity in the little way he can.

The CAN chair reveals that he is slow in accepting awards, however, dims it is necessary to accept this one and to identify with the foundation due to their intention and the promotion of the gospel of Jesus Christ, praying for their success and encouraging the foundation to keep the fire burning by preaching peace and peaceful coexistence and supporting the less privileged.

Bishop Mamza calls on the well-to-do individuals to support the foundation, especially the Christian brothers and sisters that are placed in a good position noting that by so doing, they are equally promoting and preaching the good news proclaimed by Jesus Christ.

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2023: Muslims Must Collect PVCs In Taraba- Ustaz Sani Darul-Hadith

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As the 2023 general elections are around the corner, Muslims have again been urged to go and collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).

An Islamic Scholar in Mutum Biyu, headquarters of the Gassol local government area of Taraba State, Ustaz Sani Yusuf Darul-Hadith made the plea while speaking with our reporter.

He said it has become compulsory for Muslims to ensure that they collect their Permanent Voter Cards and vote for candidates that they are optimistic will be good leaders.

“We should also continue praying for the Almighty ALLAH to give us good leaders who have us at heart, those that love us not those that we love,” he added.

Ustaz Sani Yusuf also explained that it is a great mistake for any Muslim to refuse to go and collect his PVC or take part in any election.

The Islamic Scholar advised the youth not to allow themselves to be used as political thugs, as well as desist from drug abuse.

Ustaz Sani Yusuf Darul-Hadith, however, prayed to Almighty ALLAH for permanent peaceful coexistence in Mutum Biyu, Taraba State, Nigeria, and the world over.

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