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2023: Fintiri Calls On People To Obtain Voter’s Card, Elect PDP Candidates

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By Muhammad B Muhammad

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri f Adamawa State at a townhall meeting in Hong on Saturday has called people to obtain permanent voter’s card and elect candidates of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 General Election.

He charged Hong elders to mobilize youths and advise them to shun away from political thurgery and obtain voter’s card to enable them reject leaders who did not performed well during the forthcoming general election.

The Governor said the town hall meeting was organized to assess the impact of programmes and policies his dministration is executing with a view to reviewing them where necessary.

While explaining on the projects he earlier inspected in Hong, the Governor assured the people that portable water scarcity will soon become a history adding that government has also approved to extend the 4.4km European quarters road in the area.

Fintiri enumerated the giant strides of his administration in the area of security, youth and women empowerment, financial autonomy to local government councils, housing, and free education among others.

He enjoined traditional rulers and the stakeholders to help the government in providing necessary intelligent reports that will uncovered criminal elements in their hideouts.

He added that his administration was able to construct over 300km rural roads across the state, constructed over 5,000 classes and upgraded all the General Hospitals in the State and introduced free medical care.

While meeting with 73 youth groups in Hong, Governor Fintiri assured to provide more dividends of democracy and good governance to the people, stressing that his administration has open door policy and it’s ready for any critism.

Speaking earlier, the PDP Chairman, Hong LGA, Hon. Ibrahim Datti Assured Governor Fintiri support of the people going by his track records in the state and assured massive votes for all PDP candidates in the 2023 General Elections.

In their separate remarks, the chairmen of Muslim Council and Christian Association of Nigeria in the area, Malam Usman Umar Shall and Reverend Dean Harrison applauded the Governor for running and inclusive governance.

Doctor Aliyu Idi Hong among other various speakers from different groups thanked Governor Fintiri for providing dividends of democracy that touched the lives of the people of Hong more than any other previous administration in Adamawa.

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FG Says Lottery Fund’s Health, Education, Sports Interventions Touching Lives

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The Federal Government has noted with delight the National Lottery Trust Fund’s (NLTF) Health, Sports and Education intervention programmes, describing them as monumental.

Mrs Ibiene Roberts, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, who gave the commendation, said the programmes were impacting positively on the lives of Nigerians.

Roberts was on a familiarisation visit to the NLTF, on Monday in Abuja.

According to the permanent secretary, government is very impressive with the fund’s performance and interventions, which are touching the lives of many Nigerians.

”I am aware of your wonderful achievements when I assumed duty in the ministry, truly, the National Lottery Trust Fund has touched the lives of Nigerians.

“The impact you are making, in terms of these good causes, is quite phenomenal because Nigerians are gaining a lot.

“We want you to continue with this laudable and encouraging services to Nigerians, and also to ensure all these projects are effectively monitored regularly,” Roberts said.

She expressed confidence over the NLTF’S ability to drive more interventions, particularly in the health and education sectors, noting that the two sectors were very critical and important for national development.

She appealed to all agencies and parastatals under the ministry, to ensure synergy in their operations for effective service delivery.

”Please keep up the good works you are doing ,we highly appreciate and commend you, and we want you to continue to do more for the betterment of Nigerians,” she said.

Speaking earlier, Dr. Bello Maigari, the Executive Secretary, NLTF, thanked the permanent secretary for the recognition and commendation.

Maigari explained that the agency’s intervention was generally targeted at sectors that would bring succour to ordinary Nigerians.

“I am happy to inform you that as an interventionist agency, we have done a lot in the areas of health, education and sports.

“It is on record that on daily basis, the agency is receiving commendations and appreciations from different people and communities all over Nigeria.

“I will like to appeal to the permanent secretary to see how the agency’s budget provision will be expanded to carter for more Nigerians,” Maigari said.

According to the executive secretary, the intention of the agency is to intervene in every state of the federation and possibly, every local government area across the country.

“Our intention is to make sure our impact is felt across Nigeria, so that at the end, people would begin to realise the importance of lottery and gaming activities,” he added.

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Adamawa Govt Moves To Provide Temporary Bridge At Wuro Ngayadi

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By Muhammad B Muhammad

Work on the temporary palliative at the collapsed site of Wuro Ngayadi bridge in Madagali local government area sponsored by the Adamawa state government has since commenced in earnest to provide connectivity to the people.

This came barely days, after the collapse of the drift erected by the federal government contractor handling the Wuro Ngayadi bridge contract and the subsequent directive by Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri in that regard.

The Secretary to the State government, SSG, Malam Bashiru Ahmad who was on an inspection visit to the bridge at the instance of the governor noted with satisfaction on the readiness of the contractor to executing the project.

Ahmad in an interview with newsmen, assured the Madagali and Michika communities that government is determined to complete the work in earnest so as cushion their hardships before actual execution of the project by the federal government.

He said “two days after the executive Governor received the information that the drift has been washed off even being outside the state capital, he was able to instruct that the contractor should come and inspect the site.”

He described the temporary bridge as a simple elevation using stones and drains provided for water to pass through ring culverts with concrete cast on top to enable motorists and passers-by to ply and cross the river.

On the failure of federal government to execute the project as and when due, the SSG expressed dismay that the work that should be completed in one year has taken several years without any tangible effort of making it a reality.

The Wuro Ngayadi bridge which was among others destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents has been under construction for seven years now, since after awarding the contract by the federal government.

The SSG was also in Shuwa town in Madagali local government area where he inspected the renovated washed away section of a bridge in the area by flood and commended the contractor for a job weldone.

On his part, Mr Adamu Ularamu of G and Group Construction Company who handles the contract said his firm has commenced the work last week and intend to complete it in the one month.

He promised to keep to the time frame in the contractual agreement and according to specification, calling on the people especially motorists to give them maximum cooperation.

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FG To Train 4,786 Beneficiaries On NISP Programmes In Adamawa

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From Umar Dankano, Yola


As part of its strategy to addressing unemployment and hunger in the country,the Federal government has flag-off of the grant for vulnerable group and digitalized payment for conditional cash transfer in Adamawa state.

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs,Disaster management and social development,Hajiya Sa’adiya Umar Faruq disclosed at the inauguration of the programme in Yola that the exercise was an e-consolidation of the National Social Investment Programme(NSIP) designed by government to give a lighting hand to poorest and vulnerable citizens in the country.

Hajiya Sa’adiya with the implementation of the economic supporting program,the federal government has recorded tremendous successes in poverty reduction and enhancing social inclusion among Nigerian especially the less privileged ones.

She said the grant for vulnerable groups program (GVG) was introduced in 2020 to sustain the social inclusion agenda of President Buhari’s administration for improved productivity and their commercial activities which ease poverty in the land.

She stated that the target in Adamawa is to cover 4,786 beneficiaries across the 21 local government areas and 70% of the beneficiaries will be women while remaining 30% for the youths in the state.

According to her, additional 67 beneficiaries to be train as independent monitors on its second steam National Social Investment program (NSIP) “On -Boarding of independent Monitors”noting that the federal government is on track to lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty by 2030.

Earlier in his keynote address,Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri expressed gratitude to the federal government for the efforts put in place to alleviate Nigerians out of poverty.

Represented by the secretary to the state government at the occasion.Mallam Bashiru Ahmad,Fintiri stated the readiness of his government to partner all concerned agencies and donors to improve the state in all sectors.

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