You will agree with me that the most popular demands of the citizens of Adamawa State is housing.
The last time citizens benefitted from a housing scheme was during the Nyako’s led administration which provided about 500 houses which is grossly inadequate for the people.
Population will continue to grow and not remain stagnant, the state housing problems are daunting and overwhelming, so a good housing scheme has become highly imperative
Worried by the housing shortfall in the state, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri in collaboration with Family Homes Fund signed a memorandum of understanding in a move to bridge the housing deficit by constructing 2000 housing units in the state.
The construction might not fully address the housing needs of the citizens of the state but will go a long way in reducing the deficit and giving citizens the assurances of a better deal in the future owing to Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri’s declaration at the groundbreaking ceremony of the construction where he reiterated his administration’s commitment to provide houses for the people.
Not only will the houses be ready by the year 2020 as promised by Family Homes Fund, it will be affordable just like what they signed with the government.
The 2000 houses will be spread across communities in the state, 1400 will be built in 4 locations in the state capital and environs, 300 in Mubi Local Government Area, while the remaining to be shared among other communities.
Apart from the housing deficit, the security situation in the country is worrisome, most especially in the northeastern part of the country with Adamawa inclusive, ranging from banditry, kidnapping, farmers-herders clashes and the Shilla cult group who have been going about their business unabated under the former administration.
Our predicament as a nation is lack of political will enforce our national laws. Adamawa must count itself lucky to have gotten a leader like Fintiri.
It was the political will of Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri to stem the tide of insecurity in the state that is responsible for the relative peace we now enjoy in the state.
He has placed security top of his priority list after education; this became evident when the Vice President of Nigeria Prof. Yemi Osinbajo commissioned the 60 Toyota Hilux and 50 Motorcycles security operational vehicles tagged operation farauta in an effort to boast the morale of security agents in the state.
His uncompromising stand on insecurity that led to the arrest of close to 300 Shilla cult group members and 50 kidnappers has brought sanity in the state.
Suffice it to say that the present administration has achieved 95% success in the fight against insecurity.
These two programmes are confirmation and evidences of what Fintiri represents in the states political lexicon. Indeed, he is a man who matches words with action.