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Yaroe Promises To Empower More Youth As 5-day Solar Energy Training Ends



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The senator representing Adamawa South senatorial zone, Sen. Binos Dauda Yaroe has pledged to commit more time, resources and energy towards ensuring sustainable livelihood for youths of his constituency.

The senator made the pledge at the closing ceremony of a five-day intensive vocational training on solar energy and presentation of tools for 50 youths drawn from the nine local governments of his constituency organized by Sen. Binos D. Yaroe foundation.

Sen Yaroe noted that Adamawa south senatorial district is blessed with high solar radiation which is a natural source of renewable energy. He noted that the compelling need to shift from fossil fuel to renewable energy entails his passion and zeal to organize the training for the youth noting that such training will equip the youth with a sustainable life incomes.

He urged the participants to use the knowledge acquired to empower themselves and their communities promising to bankroll the second and third phases of the training to ensure that the area has well grounded solar energy technicians.

The senator noted that with the training, he has no reason to call technicians from Abuja to repair his solar panels and other equipment whenever they are faulty as ready made technicians are already on ground.

Yaroe expressed happiness with the commitment, passion and zeal displayed by the beneficiaries adding that from day one of the training he has been keenly following what is transpiring during the training urging them to keep the flag flying.

He also thanked the resource persons and technicians led by Chief Daddi Bamaiyi for their commitments, dedication and resourcefulness which led to the overall success of the training.

While thanking the senator, the team lead of experts from the energy commission of Nigeria, Chief Daddi Bamaiyi, thanked the senator for his passion and commitment towards the welfare of the people.

He noted that the training will provide an enduring lifetime benefit for the beneficiaries especially as the world move to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy.

Bamaiyi told the senator that the exercise was worthwhile as the beneficiaries have shown passion, dedication and commitment during the five day training adding that no fewer than 15 participants including graduates of electrical engineering passed the final test with distinction.

He also noted that all the other beneficiaries passed the test with flying colours. He added that beneficiaries can now repair solar street lights, couple solar panels, connect solar panels to boreholes and a range of other services for the benefit of the communities.

Thanking the senator for carrying the youths along, representatives of the beneficiaries, Isa Abdurrahaman Shelleng and Richard Raymond said they were overwhelmed by the gesture of the senator who taught them how to catch fish instead of giving them fish.

They said with the training, the senator has equipped them with skills that will last a lifetime promising to use the new skills to help themselves, families and communities. They also thanked the senator for providing them with working tools promising to make judicial use of them.

Also speaking, the commissioners of information and strategy, Neido Geoffrey Kofulto and women affairs, Wunfe Anthony, thanked the senator for coming to the rescue of youths by providing them with such important skills. They noted that action will drastically reduce crime and youth restiveness in the area urging the senator to maintain the tempo.

They also urged the youths not to sell the tools provided to them and work diligently to fulfill the senator’s dream of becoming useful members of the society.

A number of PDP stalwarts, former local government chairmen, DG campaign office of senator Yaroe, representative of Hamma Bachama and technocrats all showered encomiums on the senator for the humanitarian gesture noting that it will go a long way in adding value to families and communities.

Highlight of the event was the presentation of a rickshaw to the only person with disability to aide his movements.

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Kushi Hosts Media Parley, Reaffirms Fintiri’s Commitment To Achieving Sets Target




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A media parley which bought about stakeholders and press men in the media industry was held in Yola, the capital city of Adamawa State.

The event which took place at command guest house was organized by the Principal Special Assistant to the Governor of Adamawa State on media and communications, Mr George Kushi.

Kushi while delivering his speech informed that the idea of the parley was a way to keeping the press and the populace abreast with current activities of government.

He stresses that contrary to the assumed notion that governors who have won elections for the second time renege on promises of embarking on projects, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has proved them wrong by continuing with the implementation of numerous like impacting project to achieve the set target.

Kushi enumerated construction of the super highway, the road links at Bajabure, payment of gratuities, empowerment programmes, remodelling of the shopping complex, payment of Senior Secondary School final year exams fees amongst many projects that have direct bearing on the common man

In his remarks at the event, the Chief of Staff Government House, Yola, Dr Edgar Amos who was represented by Dr Adamu Babikoi, special adviser to the governor on good governance enumerated more achievements recorded by the Fintiri led administration.

On her part, the state commissioner for information and strategy, Hon Neido Geoffrey gave the assurance of open doors on the part of government to always provide answers to any questions the media and the public might need to know.

The special adviser to the governor on communications and strategy, Dr John Ngamsa explained government’s role in tackling issues of climate change and the drive towards tackling insecurity as well as the efforts of the Fintiri led administration toward sustainable wealth creation and good governance.

Contributing, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor. Mr Humwashi Wonosikou highlighted more of the government’s poise to achieve its 8 points agenda, he further reveal the intention of governor Fintiri to maintain the pace in developing until every sector is touched where everyone in the state will benefit.

The parley which broke into an interactive session saw journalists asking relevant question and seeking clarifications on so many aspect regarding the administration.

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Flooding: JDPC Yola Diocese Distributes Relief Items To 1,500 Victims In Adamawa




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No fewer than 1,500 victims affected by flooding got assorted items including wash kits, soaps, Jerry cans and other items meant to promote hygiene were distributed by Justice Development Peace Commission (JDPC) Yola Diocese.

Speaking during the distribution of the relief package, on Thursday in the state capital, the director of JDPC Yola diocese, Rev father Morris Kwairanga noted that the items were provided by USAID through IOM.

He said the essence of sharing the package is to ensure that the victims maintain good hygiene to prevent them from contaminating diseases.

He told newsmen that the beneficiaries were drawn from four local governments of Yola South, Yola North, Girei and Numan.

The cleric added that in addition to the items distributed, another component of the project which involved cash transfers will be implemented in the course of time.

“There will be another component of the intervention which is cash transfer. All the beneficiaries here will be disbursed some cash through their banks,” he said.

He said the items are being distributed under strick supervision and control to avoid shortchanging the beneficiaries adding that all the items have been brought forward for onward distribution directly to the beneficiaries.

Kwairanga called on anyone who observed any act of dishonesty during the process or felt shortchanged to report directly to his office so that the complaints will be looked into.

Appreciating the gesture, one of the beneficiaries, Felicia Monday expressed happiness with the intervention saying it will go a long way at ensuring development of hygiene.

She promised to utilize the items for the purpose they were brought urging other beneficiaries to also utilize the items judiciously.

Also speaking, the village head of Gwadabawa, Inuwa Hamman thanked the donors for the unparalleled gesture.

Hamman who vouched for the integrity of process involved in screening the beneficiaries said all the critical stakeholders were carried along to ensure only victims were selected.

He called on the beneficiaries to utilize the items judiciously to promote health and hygiene in their communities.

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Eid-el-Fitr: Adamawa Revenue Board Chair, Njabari Felicitates With Gov Fintiri, Muslims




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The chairman Adamawa State Revenue Board, Hamman Adama Njabari has congratulated Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri and Muslim faithful in the state on the occasion of the 2024 Eid-el-Fitr, marking the end of the Ramadan fast.

Njabari, in his Sallah message made available to this platform, urged Adamawa people, especially Muslim faithful, to continue devoting themselves to prayers for unity, peaceful coexistence, and the progress of the state.

“I congratulate all Muslim Ummah for the successful completion of the fast in the holy month of Ramadan and Eid-el-Fitr celebration, ” he said

He called on people to continue keeping faith with the leadership of Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, assuring that the state would continue to witness the type of greatness desired by citizens.

Njabari acknowledged that the efforts of the Governor Umaru Fintiri led administration to improving the revenue are yielding results, and advised people to pay taxes as and when due for the progrees of Adamawa.

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