Back in the days, the Northern societies of Nigeria had essential norms, immanent values and the level of decency was high. The people then respect one another, parents send their children for religious education along with necessary stuffs without them succumb to beg for survival. Moreover, leaders at all levels had spirited moral compass whereby they impact on the lives of their people positively not like now that they are there to fatten their accounts.
‘‘AGAJE NI MU GYARA’’ is therefore a program aimed at revamping and redeeming the lost values that accelerate individual and societal developments, hence reducing crimes and making communities free from all vices. It would act as agent against enmity amongst people, political autocracy, religious sentiments and several other issues.
The first area that the programme would concentrate upon is the making businesses profitable, both buyers and sellers of goods and service would be transacting without much suffering; thereby lessening burdens they might be encountered. In the past, markets operated on specific days and with few people covering hundred kilometers to buy or sell stuffs but nowadays, technological advancements have brought more ease; people buy their desires from their comfort zones using market websites. Still, despite all these transformations and innovations, some erring individuals and groups ventured into such platforms not to help but to defraud. They open websites, send text, call their targets on phones and convince them; in turn, unlucky victims end-up losing huge amounts and valuable properties.
Our grandparents told us that during their times neighbor embraced responsibilities of their fellows, they ate together, punish children of neighbors whenever they are wrong, pay their school fees like their own biological children and commended them to do more when they did good which inspired them in putting more efforts in those directions. Nevertheless, people that surround us now melted in stinginess, stingy attitudes have consumed blessings and prodigality became order of the day especially amongst rich individuals and some politicians. It is true that whoever gets things easily without suffering tends not value such things whether money or valuables, ‘AGAJE NI MU GYARA’ is here to resurrect the lost important traditions and norms of our forefathers.
For everything in all ramifications of human endeavors to be better, both traditional and political leaders should emulate the way first set of leaders that fought tirelessly for our independence did. The North had leaders that were known for their selflessness, eagerness in serving humanity and readiness in fulfilling promises but unfortunately, they died along with such qualities because majority of leaders we have today are bunch of egocentric, money-thirsty and driven by materialism. ‘AGAJE NI MU GYARA’ is also aimed at serving as watchdog over all activities of political office holders, making sure they actualize their campaign promises and bring succor to the lives of people through installation of social amenities. Furthermore, the program would be exposing hidden agendas, misleading information, corruption cases, etc.
Security architecture was so strategic before and when people lost their items, they had no fear at all because kind-hearted ones living in societies usually take them to the authorities to look for the actual owners. Hence, those kinds of people are few in our present generation, love of money and worldly things increases which is why the rate of items snatching, arm robbery, kidnapping for ransoms and different sort of criminal conspiracies are skyrocketing daily. Wrong interpretations of religious doctrines which instigate extremism amongst the followers are the reasons behind frequent attacks on people practicing different religions or traditions. Fortunately, ‘AGAJE NI MU GYARA’ target citizens on vital roles they could play in securing their lives and properties, what leaders at different level should do in order to intensify the security in hamlets, States and the nation at large.
In summary, now that we are in democratic dispensation, before conducting elections, candidates seeking different political positions at local, State and national levels go round nooks and crannies campaigning primarily to convince as well as gain votes of electorates during elections. Moreso, most of such politicians go along with unemployed youths carrying weapons, they attack everyone that might halt their campaigns especially oppositors, they do so under the influence of hard drugs while children of such politicians are relaxing at homes or studying abroad. Unstoppable orientation and awareness campaigns through ‘AGAJE NI MU GYARA’ program would go a long way in changing youth’s perceptions that take politics as do or die affairs; it would help them utilize and use their youthful ages in rightful ways.
Usman Abdullahi Koli,
Magatakardan Dan Buran Gobir
Fintiri’s Initiative: Fresh Air Buses Revolutionize Travel Costs In Adamawa
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has ushered in a new era of affordable transportation in Adamawa State with the introduction of Innoson’s Fresh Air buses.
These CNG coaches, capable of carrying 100 passengers each, have commenced operations to Mubi in the northern zone and Numan in the southern zone, receiving a warm reception from the public.
The decision to acquire these buses was a strategic response to the challenges posed by the removal of fuel subsidies, a move aimed at alleviating the increased transportation costs burden on citizens.
Prior to this initiative, the regular transportation fare from the state capital to Mubi and Numan Local Government Areas stood at 4,000 and 1,000 Naira, respectively.
With the introduction of the Fresh Air Buses, passengers can now enjoy a subsidized fare, with rates reduced by 50%. This means that the journey to Mubi now costs just 2,000 Naira, while the fare to Numan is a mere 500 Naira.
This substantial reduction in transportation costs is set to have a positive impact on the lives of the people of Adamawa State, making travel more affordable and accessible.
It also showcases the commitment of the government to improving the quality of life for its citizens, particularly in the face of economic challenges.
100 Days With Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri
So far so good, it has been a journey to witness and to see the good intentions of Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri become a reality as we move inwards the 4 years of greatness with Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.
The second term emergence of his Excellency Governor Ahmadu Fintiri at a critical time in the history of Nigeria, when the economy needs serious fix from the sudden removal of subsidy, comes timely with the aspirations of the people of Adamawa State.
He is a leader with great political prowess who has gathered an experienced team of technocrats to actualize his 8 points agenda of moving Adamawa forward in all sectors. This is a dream come through.
Since the inception of Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri’s administration, he has given much focus to evolving a democratic system in Adamawa state as he himself is a product of a democratic process.
His Excellency, the ATM and the harbinger of ‘fresh air’ has achieved the basic cardinal principles in Public Administration:
1.Fairness in the democratic system ensuring adherence to explicit administrative procedures
- Devolution of power as being enjoyed at local government areas today
3.Introduction of people’ based policies that impacts directly on the lives of the masses
The first 100 days has given birth to innovations that are sustainable and reliable with the vision clearly spelt out in it’s short and long term programs summed up as “8point Agenda
The Governor’s administrative style has evolved into a philosophy that fellow comrades and team members have adopted as the project of ADAMAWAFIRST before self.
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri came with the self-realization that we could fix our problems, resolve issues, enhance systems, empower personalities, stabilize structures to be physically positioned not just for unity but in alignment and in pursuit of a developmental master plan for a progressive and unified future.
The above mentioned can only be achieved if we tolerate and accommodate the views and expectations of others.
We must ensure that his philosophy moves from one community to the other incorporating different interest but achieving same goals of a better Adamawa than we met.
The government as a corporate entity also works with its citizens feedback and interest which differs from community to community, that is why projects may not be uniform because needs differs across board.
As we celebrate this 100 days in office, it is certain that the few impacts below are meant to set the ground for grand breaking landmark projects and policies.
- His prompt approval for continuity of scholarship application/disbursement to Adamawa students by the Adamawa State Scholarship Trust Fund.
- Provided Five Million Naira to victims of Fire Disaster in Yola main market.
- Paid additional ₦10,000 to all State & Local Governments civil servants, as well as pensioners as part of palliatives to cushion subsidy removal hardships.
- Procured 50 Trucks of Fertilizer for distribution to farmers at subsidized rate.
- Empowers over 50 youths with appointments as Special Advisers, SSAs and SAs.
- Purchased 10 New IVM Air-conditioned Luxurious Buses as palliatives, to ease transport difficulties across the State.
- Purchased 50 trucks of Rice to be distributed as palliatives.
- Procurement of 2100 metric tons of maize for distribution as Palliatives.
- Purchased SUVs to State Chief Judge, President of Customary Court and Grand Khadi Sharia Court of Appeal.
- Commissions 454 housing units for IDPs in Labondo, championed by UNHCR.
- Ongoing public health laboratory project at State Specialist Hospital, Yola.
- Approval for the construction of storm-water drainages at sami-naka, Yola.
- Ordered for delisting of blocked drainages to subdue forecasted flooding across the State.
- Approval of ₦2.5 Billion re-capitalization for establishment of first Mortgage Bank in Northeast Nigeria.
Welcome to the new Adamawa of our dreams, a land where everything is possible under Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.
By: Hon Dogo Victor “PSA Social Mobilization to Adamawa State Governor
NYSC Taraba: Learn From The Diverse Cultures Of Our People- Nzoka
The Coordinator of NYSC Taraba State, Mr. Anthony M. Nzoka has advised the 2023 Batch B stream II Corps Members deployed to the State to learn, promote, and sustain positive aspects of the diverse cultures of the good people of our nation, as they prepare to commence the primary assignment program in the state.
Mr. Nzo disclosed this when presided over the Inter- platoon Cultural Carnival of the orientation course at the permanent orientation camp, Sibre, wherein the respective platoons in attendance were provided with an opportunity and platform to process as well as display their cultural ingenuity, costume, and historical background to the admiration of all and sundry.
The Coordinator of NYSC Taraba State, Mr. Anthony M. Nzoka has advised the 2023 Batch B stream II Corps Members deployed to Taraba State to learn, promote as well and sustain positive aspects of the diverse cultures of the good people of our nation, as they prepare to commence the primary assignment program in the state.
Mr. Nzoka disclosed this when he presided over the Inter- platoon Cultural Carnival of the orientation course at the permanent orientation camp, Sibre, wherein the respective platoons in attendance were provided with an opportunity and platform to process as well as display their cultural ingenuity, costume, and historical background to the admiration of all and sundry.
The various platoons on the camp made painstaking efforts to display the rich cultural heritage of the people of Mumuye, Mambila, Kutep, Jukun, Tiv, Chamba, Hausa, Yoruba, and Igno people respectively.
It was indeed a good display of our cultural heritage geared towards equipping the corps members with the necessary information and behavioral and dressing patterns of the people of their body community in preparation for the primary assignment program of the NYSC scheme.
The colorful event equally availed the State Coordinator, the opportunity to appreciate and award prizes to selected groups of corps members.
He noted that distinguished themselves during the orientation course as well as the platoons that excelled in all the scheduled competitions in the camp.
In attendance include the Camp Director, Mrs. Ladi Gambo, Assistant Directors, and Heads of Collaborating Agencies amongst others.
The various platoons on the camp made painstaking efforts to display the rich cultural heritage of the people of z Mumuye, Mambila, Kutep, Jukun, Tiv, Chamba, Hausa, Yoruba, and Igno people respectively.
It was indeed a good display of the Taraba NYSC cultural heritage geared towards equipping the corps members with the necessary information and behavioral and dressing patterns of the people of their body community in preparation for the primary assignment program of the NYSC scheme.
The event equally availed the State Coordinator, Mr. Nzoka the opportunity to appreciate and award prizes to selected groups of corps members that distinguished themselves during the orientation course as well as the platoons that excelled in all the scheduled competitions in the camp.
The Camp Director, Mrs. Ladi Gambo, Assistant Directors, and Heads of Collaborating Agencies amongst others were those that graced the occasion.
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