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Adamawa Ready To Tackle Open Defecation, Food Insecurity – Gov Fintiri



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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Adamawa State Government will partner with the federal government to ensuring that Nigeria is open defecation free by the year 2030, as well as achieve adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all.

The State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri revealed this in the Government House, Yola Friday when he received in audience the State Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation, Barrister Bello Muhammad Goronyo.

He said through the collaboration, the state government will ensure communities, schools and health centres are completely open defecation free thereby reducing cases of communicable diseases.

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri

He disclosed that his administraion will join hands with the Bola Ahmed Tinubu led government to tackle food insecurity and drive benefits to the masses, describing the President as a leader with proper vision for the country.

He said the state has vast arable land adding that his administration has since keyed into mechanized farming to boost food production.

“We will join hands with President Tinubu as he has proper vision for the country. We have environment for investors to operate and we are open and ready to grow businesses in the state, ” he said.

The Governor restates the collaboration with the federal ministry of water resources and sanitation to grow the needs of the people as regards to water supply, irrigation and investment among others.

Governor Fintiri in a group photograph with Minister’s entourage

He told the minister that the government with support of the development partners has planned to develop and leverage more on the potentials of Kiri Dam in Shellegn LGA because of its importance to businesses and tourism sector.

Governor Fintiri reassured that the present administration will continue to provide enabling environment for Public Private Partnership (PPP) and woo investors into the state to boost socioeconomic activities.

He commended the Managing Director of Upper Benue River Basin Development Authority, Yola for expanding the activities of the agency to supporting the neighbouring community with land to engage in dry season farming.

Earlier in his remarks, the Minister of State for Water Resources and Sanitation, Barrister Bello Muhammad Goronyo, told Governor Fintiri that the visit to Adamawa was part of his tour across the ministry’s agencies in the country.

He said the ministry with the mandate on water, irrigation and hydro power is open for collaboration with Adamawa, as according to him the state is endowed with a lot of natural resources such as Dams and irrigation sites.

State Minister, Barrister Bello Muhammad

The minister congratulated Governor Umaru Fintiri on his victory both at the election and Tribunal as well as appreciates the hospitality accorded his team since arrival in the state.


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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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