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ANALYZING FINTIRI’S 100 DAYS IN OFFICE BY DANIEL TABIYATIYA

SECURITY
The issue of insecurity is a thing of the past now, all thanks to Governor Fintiri,
Gone are the days when kidnapers, gunmen and the deadly Shilla boys carry out their activities unabated.
He made it clear from the start, during his inauguration speech where he gave an ultimatum to the dreaded Shilla boys and Kidnappers in the state to lay down their arms and shape out or be shipped out.
Even before the expiration of the 2 weeks ultimatum, Governor Fintiri held a close door meeting with service chiefs in the state to deliberate on the tactics to adopt.
Following the expiration of the 2 weeks ultimatum, Governor Fintiri in company of Service Chiefs and other top government functionaries stormed the famous mini sambisa forest, the hideout of the dreaded Shilla boys which led to the arrest of more than a dozen suspected Shilla boys.
His tough stand on insecurity is responsible for the arrest of over 200 Shilla boys, over 50 kidnappers and also brought to the barest minimum, farmers and herders clashes which were getting out of hand.
It is safe to say that the present administration has achieved 95% success in the fight against insecurity.
In the same vein, his administration acquired 80 Toyota hilux and more than100 motorcycles to be distributed to security outfits in the state, which will aid them in fighting criminal activities in the state.
Apart from sending a bill to the State House of Assembly concerning the activities of criminals in the state, the activities of cattle rustlers has drastically reduced

Photo credit: Domiya
Photo Credit: Domiya

EDUCATION
The educational system was in a state of comatose before Fintiri came on board; the first place he visited on his first day in office was Government Girls School (GG) Yola to assess the feeding programme which was stopped in the school due to the negligence of the previous administration.
Not only did he interact with the school management, he interacted with the students as well, which led to the reintroduction of school feeding programme in secondary schools in the state.
The school feeding programme which was kick started with 7 schools as a pilot programme was later extended to the remaining schools across the state.
Not only that, he introduced free and compulsory education, with free WAEC/NECO as well.
For students to learn in a conducive environment, he approved for the rehabilitation of 5000 classrooms in school across the state
Higher institutions were not left out as he also approved the conversion of college for legal studies to a faculty of law at the Adamawa State University Mubi.

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The Governor also led top government functionaries and Adamawa State leaders of thought to meet President Muhammadu Buhari, to lobby for the conversion of Moddibbo Adama University of Technology Yola (MAUTECH) to a conventional university that will make it possible for the institution to accommodate more courses and admit more students.
His administration has also reclaimed all illegal allocation of school lands , approved the implementation of the report of the visitation panel set up to investigate the illegal appointments made by the former administration, as well as the payment of matching grant to UBE for accessing over 8 Billion Naira UBE stimulus.

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INFRASTRUCTURE/ URBAN BEAUTIFICATION
The last time citizens of the state benefitted from housing allocation is close to 10 years during times of Former Governor Nyako and Boni Haruna.
It is because of the housing deficit in the state that Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri decided to build 2000 houses for the citizens of the state.
While signing an MOU with Family Homes, he said that 1200 houses will be built in the state capital, while the remaining local government areas will get 40 houses each by 2020.
In an effort to restore the building plan of the Jimeta Ultra Modern Market, he revoked the sale of lands around the market.

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Toungo Local Government Area which has been cut off from the national grid for more that 20 years has now been reconnected all thanks to the current administration. In collaboration with European Union, he launched the Euro 10M solar Nigeria project which will serve as a source of electricity to Health centres for effective service delivery.
Streetlights installed in the state capital that were not functional due to the sabotage by hoodlums have been restored.

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WORKERS WELFARE AND ENTITLEMENT
Known as the ATM Governor, workers welfare, salaries and entitlement is among the top of his priorities.
He pays full salaries as at when due and has made commitment to offset accumulated arrears the moment opportunity presents itself.
Before his assumption of office, he had made it crystal clear that payment of salaries and entitlement shall not be compromised, contrary to the prevailing nonchalant attitude towards civil servants, Adamawa being a workers state are now getting their full entitlements.
Not only is salary being paid before 25th of the month, it is paid even without collecting overdraft, he paid the 2019 leave grants, pension and gratuity of retired civil servants have been paid from 2012 and also he raised the monthly allocation for payments of pension and gratuity from 50 million to 100 million so that the accumulated pension and gratuity of pensioners will be settled.

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AGRICULTURE
As part of efforts towards empowering farmers and transforming farming business, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri in partnership with the North East Commodity Association NECAS distributed 600 tractors to small and large scale farmers in the Northeast.

Governor Fintiri approved funds for the ministry of agric to carry out renovation and demonstration of Cocoa farms.
He also approved and allocated 200 hectares of land for Cocoa Pilot farm production in Toungo and Ganye Local Government Areas.
And each local government has been allocated with 100 hectares for the Cocoa plantation
In addition, the state government has purchased 6,000 Cocoa pots from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and the seedlings had started arriving in the state.


He also launched the Adamawa Green Project (GAP) of planting 4million trees in 4 years, as part of effort to reduce deforestation in the state.
Apart from the 5 major critical areas stated above, he has touched diverse sectors which have touched the lives of the citizens.

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HEALTH
Meanwhile, in the health sector, aged people, pregnant women and children under the age of 5 receive free treatment from Government owned hospitals and clinics, courtesy of the Fintiri’s led administration

Due to the incessant attack by Boko Haram in villages during the past administration, a lot of people had to flee their homes to avoid being killed and couldn’t come back now that the security situation has improved, so he facilitated the return of 133 Nigerian refugees residing in Cameroon just as promised.
He adopted Treasury Single Account in order to ensure prudence in the management of resources in the overall interest of governance. TSA will checkmate leakages and also boast Internally Generated Revenue. The Governor knows the importance of tackling corruption and so he is doing it amicably.
We might not see the quick effect of his developmental drive because of the rotten system he inherited, but with time, everything will be put in place at the proper time.

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ADAMAWA ASSEMBLY TO REVIEW CONDITION OF SERVICE/ RETIREMENT YEARS OF MEDIA WORKERS

Johnathan Filibus

Speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Aminu Iya Abbas, has raised the hope of journalists and other media workers in public media outfits in the state for an improved condition of service that will enhance better remuneration as well as retirement from service.

According to him, the House under his leadership will review the condition of service most especially the remuneration as well as the retirement from service: 35 to 40 years by service and 60 to 65 by age of the journalists and other media workers.

Rt. Hon. Iya Abbas, stated this while receiving the Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Adamawa State Council, Comrade Ishaka Donald Dedan, who led other Executive Council of the union on a courtesy visit on the Speaker in his office today.

The Speaker stressed the readiness of the hallowed chamber towards according journalists and other media workers in public media organisations maximum support towards the passage of a bill that will meet their demands.

He told the NUJ that he is not aware of any pending bill to that effect, and urged the House standing Committee on Information, Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs), Poverty Alleviation and Wealth (POWECO), to trace the bill and strive towards it enactment.

He asked them to work hand in hand with All Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), to enable them know who are true practicing journalists, so as to reduce the kind of atrocities perpetrated in the state, pledging to support the union during the launch of its compendium which will contain the names of the actual practicing journalists.

The Speaker informed them that he had discussion with Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, where he instructed that the Adamawa Press Limited(APL), Publishers of The Scope newspaper, should be given the right to print all documents coming from the government establishments, and should use subvention and procure equipment for effective service delivery.

He observed with concern a situation whereby Adamawa Television Corporation(ATV), Yola, and Adamawa Broadcasting Corporation(ABC), Yola, have booster stations in Gombi, Ganye, Hong and Mubi, yet none is functioning, promising to remind the government on them because there are part of their campaign promises.

Rt. Hon. Aminu Iya Abbas, charged them to put measures on place to check inciting reports from journalists considering the nature of security in the state, congratulating them over their emergence as the new leadership of NUJ.

In his remarks, the Chairman House Standing Committee on Information, SDGs and POWECO and member representing Gombi Constituency, Hon. Japhet Kefas, urged them to exert all efforts towards contributing positively for the development of the union and the state in general.

Hon. Japhet Kefas, promised to work towards the passage of the bill, adding that his committee would strive assiduously to ensure that their requests are made to see the light of the day.

Speaking earlier, the State Chairman of NUJ, Comrade Ishaka Donald Dedan, said that they were in his office purposely to introduce the new exco of the union and assure him and the house of the readiness of the union towards contributing positively for the development of the state.

Comrade,Dedan, appealed to the Speaker to review the condition of service of media workers in the state civil service, as well as the dilapidated nature of media organisations.

He made a passionate appeal on the Speaker to review the retirement age of the affected workers from 35 to 40 years by service and 60 to 65 by age, and commended the house for effective performance.

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Gov. Fintiri still in Kogi, despite attack

In a press release signed by the Director General Media and Communications Government House Yola Mr. Solomon Kumangar and made available to newsmen, the Governor is safe and sound.

The release also drew the attention of the public to a misleading information that Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has left Kogi after the early morning attack.

It stated that as the Chairman of the panel set-up to conduct the PDP Gubernatorial primaries, he has stayed back and has so far conducted the exercise in a free and fair manner.

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ADAMAWA UNITED PROMOTED TO NPL, GETS BRAND NEW BUS FROM FINTIRI

Ahead of their participation in the Nigerian Premier League, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has promised to provide Adamawa United Football Club a brand new bus which will facilitate their movements.

Speaking when he hosted the Permanent Secretary State Ministry of Sports, officials as well as players of the Club in the Council Chamber Government House, Governor Fintiri congratulated the team for qualifying to the top tier football tournament in the country.

Governor Umaru Fintiri said his administration will not relent in its efforts towards supporting development of youths and sporting activities in the state for greater impacts in Adamawa.

He said the that his administration will do everything within its powers to support the players for greater productivity and improved sporting activities in Adamawa.

Earlier, the Permanent Secretary State Ministry of Sports, Malam Bashiru Hamidu Husaini said that Adamawa United are back to the Premier League after fifteen years struggle.