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Be Accessible To The Media- Gov. Kefas Charges Commissioners

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By Sani Yarima

In his determination to ensure transparency and accountability, Governor Agbu Kefas of Taraba State has directed his Commissioners to always avail themselves to the media to enable them to publicize the policies and programs of the present administration.

Kefas gave the order during an interactive session with the Journalists held at the Government House, Jalingo. the capital city.

He said the directive was following a report he received that some of the Commissioners are declining to comment on issues concerning the activities of the government.

“To you the Commissioners, you should make yourselves accessible to the Journalists, and anything that you don’t know, tell them you will get back and come and meet me, I will tell you what to tell them to enable them to the publicizes the activities of our administration,” says Kefas.

He announced that the state government will soon establish the “Kefas Palliative Market” where foodstuff will be sold at a subsidized price to cushion the effect of the fuel subsidy removal.

The Governor, who described education as the bedrock of any society, reiterated his commitment to ensuring that every child in the state has access to quality education. 

Governor, however, revealed that he has implemented policies by providing free and compulsory education for primary and secondary schools across the state.

“This is a step to breaking down barriers to learning and empowering the future of our younger generations. We also slashed the tuition fees for higher institutions by 50%, the gesture is intended to reduce Financial constraints for parents and guardians,” says Kefas.

On his commitment to the welfare of workers, the number one citizen of the state, Dr. Agbu Kefas further reiterated his unwavering resolve to the timely payment of salaries and pensions, for the comfort of Tarabans.

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NYSC Gets New State Coordinator In Taraba 

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By Sani Yarima

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Directorate Headquarters has appointed Mr. Ella Aji Williams as the new Coordinator of the Taraba State Secretariat. 

Mr. Williams is a Deputy Director with a wealth of experience and a reputation as an astute administrator. 

He has worked in several formations of the scheme, including Enugu and Kogi State secretariats. 

Before his appointment, he was a Deputy Director at the South-West Area Office, Osun State, where he demonstrated his competence and professionalism.

As the new State Coordinator, Mr. Williams expressed his desire to deepen the relationship with Corps Members, staff, state government, and collaborating agencies in the state. 

He urged all staff to feel free to make suggestions on how to discharge their duties effectively, promising to run an open administration.

During a general meeting, Mr. Nzoka, the outgoing State Coordinator, implored staff to cooperate with Mr. Williams to enable him to achieve success in the state. 

Mr. Nzoka also introduced Mr. Williams to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Mrs. Indo Markson, and that of the Ministry of Education, Mr. Idris Goje, reaffirming Mr. Williams’s commitment to sustaining the progress already made in the state.

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Gov Fintiri Inaugurates ADSU’s 5-member Governing Council

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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has inaugurated the five-member of the Governing Council of Adamawa State University Mubi in the Government House, Yola Friday.

They are Professor Maxwell Gidado SAN as Pro-Chancellor and Chairman while Alhaji ALiyu Mohammed Gabdo, Mr Vidon Jaule, ⁠Dr Ali Danburam and ⁠Barrister Hapsat Abdullahi Jimeta will serve as members of the Governing Council.

Speaking at the event, Governor Umaru Fintiri said the positive reaction of people towards the announcement of the reconstituted governing council has showed that the appointments were and based on merit.

With their tract record, competence and experience, Governor Umaru Fintiri believes that the appointees will deploy their efforts to bear in making the institution a world class university.

“The next story I want to hear is that because we have you, the University has broken into the list of the top 10 Universities in the world. Yes, I mean the world. It is doable because, that is my own definition of a world-class University.

“A definition that spurs us to compete beyond the Nigerian space. I want you to walk into the University with a clear mandate to work with the management to geometrically advance the three success factors in university-rating with required aggression, ” he said.

Governor Fintiri stressed the commitment of his administration to education, as demonstrated by its huge investment to free education, infrastructure such as construction and rehabilitation of schools among others.

“As a government, we are committed to the education sector, that we can’t settle for anything less. So, far we have demonstrated this commitment, by investing heavily in improving access, retention and transition, ” he said.

In addition to the ongoing construction of 21 model nursery and primary schools across the state, Governor Fintiri announced that soon, the government will flag off 3 mega senior secondary schools projects across the 3 zones in Adamawa.

The new ADSU Pro-chancellor, Professor Maxwell Gidado while responding, assured that the reconstituted governing council, will conduct its assignment with honesty, transparence and accountability to the best interest of Adamawa.

He said they will uphold integrity and work tirelessly to make the university a world class centre of learning, innovation and excellence in the nation.

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Gov Fintiri Reconstitutes ADSU Governing Council With Prof Maxwell As Pro-Chancellor

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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has approved the reconstitution of the Governing Council of the Adamawa State University Mubi with Professor Maxwell Gidado SAN as Pro-Chancellor and Chairman.

Other Members include, Alhaji ALiyu Mohammed Gabdo, Mr Vidon Jaule, Dr Ali Danburam and Barrister Hapsat Abdullahi JImeta.

The reconstitution of the governing board is based on the powers conferred on the Governor by the laws establishing the University.

The appointment of Professor Gidado and others is in furtherance to the commitment of the administration to achieve academic excellence in the university.

The formal inauguration of the Governing Council would take place on Friday 5th April, 2024 at the Government House Conference Hall by 11 am prompt.

Humwashi Wonosikou
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor

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