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11 YEARS AFTER, ADAMAWA VARSITY SETS FOR CONVOCATION

Daniel Tabiyatiya

Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri couldn’t come at a better time than this, Adamawa citizens must be proud of electing him as the number one citizen of the state.

Tagging him as a “Saviour” is not out of point, within a short period he has changed the narratives, he has restored hope to the hopeless.

Governor Fintiri had during the weekend embarked on a historic journey to the ancient city of Mubi, the hometown of the immediate past Governor.

Not only did he receive a rousing welcome, the whole town stood still as they welcomed a true son of the soil.

The Governor who was in the state for a tripartite mission first visited the palace of the Emir of Mubi for his royal blessing.

The palace was filled to the brim upon the arrival of the Governor, which signaled the love and adoration the Mubi emirate council has for him.

Not only did he intimate the Royal Father on his plans in the area, he urged him to sit with his council members and produce a suitable land so that he can build an international market since Mubi is known to be a market hub.

The 2 days working visit by the Governor was to have an on the spot assessment of facilities and equipment’s at the refurbished Mubi water treatment plant, Adamawa State University Mubi and the Mubi General Hospital so as to address the yearnings and aspirations of the masses.

On the issue of pipe borne water, we all know that water is an essential part of life and it was in this regard that the present administration under the leadership of Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri collaborated with the European Union (EU) to provide water to the people of Mubi.

Upgrading of the treatment plant is a proof that water shortage will soon be a thing of the past.

At the Mubi General Hospital, which is the only referral centre in the whole northern senatorial zone, the Governor was taken round some wards.

There and then, he revealed that plans are under way to upgrading facilities and equipment’s, improving management staff by employing more doctors and nurses to meet up the needs of the patients.

A visit to the Adamawa State University Mubi proved to be a mission to rescue the once centre of excellence.

Not only did he go round to inspect projects currently ongoing in the school, he visited the newly renovated boys hostel that was razed down by fire months ago.

Amidst roaring cheers from the students, he gave them a message of hope that his administration will build 3 more faculties, a hostel that will accommodate 2000 students, and will also pay scholarship allowances to all tertiary indigents.

The crowd went agog when he finally told them that he was briefed about the institutions inability to organize a convocation ceremony for almost 11 years, where he promised them that he will facilitate for the school to hold its first convocation ceremony after a long period.

You might think that Governor Fintiri is just like the ordinary Nigerian politicians who don’t stick to their words, even the opposition are aware of his talk and do antics.

All these are not just mere promises, Fintiri has proven without any iota of doubt that he means business.

He is calmly fulfilling his campaign promises, let’s just continue to pray for his success.

The greatest investment in this world is to invest in human beings, and Governor Fintiri is an expert in that field.

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GOV FINTIRI INAUGURATES ADAMAWA VARSITY GOVERNING COUNCIL

Chairmen and Members of the Adamawa State House of Assembly Service Commission and the Governing Board of Adamawa State University Mubi have been inaugurated with a call on them to discharge their duties diligently.

The inauguration ceremony which took place at the Conference Hall Government House Yola was well attended by friends, families and well wishers.

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has during the inauguration ceremony said that both the chairmen and members were carefully and painstakingly selected based on merit and recommendations.

Gov. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri

He said “the calibre of people we have today is a clear indication to everyone that we are ready to make education the number one priority in this state”
“I have confidence on them, I believe in them that they will work for the betterment of this state. We have no other place like Adamawa and we must make her work, particularly the education sector” he mentioned.

Furthermore, while counting on them to work towards repositioning the state in their fields, he urged them to justify the confidence reposed on them by his administration.

Gov. Fintiri then urged them to cooperate with the existing leadership of the university, for a better working relationship.

“ADSU is the first university among the state universities in the entire Northeast region but today, it is lagging behind because we don’t give positions to the right people” he lamented.

“I believe in the next 4 years, we will a lot of achievements to count and I hope you will be able to cooperate with the existing leadership in the university so that together we will move Adamawa forward and also make the university number one in northern Nigeria and possibly in Nigeria” he added.

In his response on behalf of the newly constituted board and commission, Dr. Auwwal Tukur appreciated the Governor for finding them worthy and promised to work hard for the betterment of the state.

Dr. Auwwal Tukur

He used the medium to applaud the giant strides of the Fintiri’s led administration, especially in the are of education which he described as a the bedrock of any society.

He Promised that they will contribute their quota to revamping the education sector “we as the governing council have a very huge task and we promise to give in our best”

“Your Excellency, you have said and demonstrated that education is and remains one of your cardinal point, we promised never to let you down” he added.

The oath of office was administered by the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Barr. Afraimu K. Jingi.

Those inaugurated are Abubakar Abdullahi as Chairman, while Bello Pur, Vidiyeno Bamaiyi, Zainab Ngila and Mohammed Shehu as members Adamawa State House of Assembly Service Commission.

Others are Auwwal Tukur as Chairman, while Zira Maigadi, Mrs. Mary Sawa, Alkasim Njidda, representatives of Ministry of Justice and Higher Education as members Adamawa State University Mubi.

Mrs. Mary Sawa and other members

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GOVERNOR FINTIRI SECURES 3 BILLION HIGH IMPACT GRANT FOR ADSU

Daniel Tabiyatiya

The Adamawa state government under the leadership of Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has secured 3 Billion Naira high impact grant which will be used in building 3 faculties and hostels for students at Adamawa State Polytechnic (ADSU) Mubi.

The Governor made the statement when he received management staff of Adamawa State University Mubi who paid him a courtesy visit at the council chambers Government House Yola.

Governor Fintiri emphasized that his administration is equal to none when it comes to education as they have launched and has implemented free education in the state.

“We want to build future elites through education and this should come from the children of the poor, one essence; we will continue to put emphasis on education “ he mentioned.

He said “We have launched free education in this state, it is fully implemented. Yes we know there are some hitches here and there by those that are not happy with it, particularly some principals and PTA members. We will not allow that and nobody can put this government back on the programme of the free education”.

Governor Fintiri said that while the government is trying to make judicious use of resources, the university will continue to receive priority from his administration.

“Because if we feel if we are building the future elites from primary to secondary level, we should not leave a gap; we also have to connect it to the university” he added.

He finally urged them to support his administration for the overall interest of the state.

Speaking earlier, the Acting Vice Chancellor Adamawa State University Mubi Prof. Kaletapwa Farauta George said they were in the Government House to congratulate the Governor on his attainment of 100 days in office and to brief him on the achievements and also appeal for his intervention.

Prof. Kaletapwa enumerated some achievements to which includes construction of additional lecture theaters and hostels, construction of staff quarters, improved water supply, reactivation of University pension account and stabilizing of Academic calender.

She mentioned that the institution has attained 98% accreditation status for undergraduate programmes and also attainment of 100% accreditation status for postgraduate programme.

She then made a passionate appeal to the Governor to help settle backlog of earned allowances to staff, construction of staff quarters, completion of Road network on campus and provision of transformers to improve power supply to laboratories among others.

In a vote of thanks, Mal. Yahaya Bobboi appreciated the Governor for all he has done for the University so far, especially with the 3 Billion Naira impact grant.

While requesting for the Governor to visit the university, he assured him of their commitment to service for the growth and development of the University.

Comrade James Fwa of the Joint Action Committee of the University who also spoke, backed the requests made by the VC and also urged him to help the welfare of staffs of the institution through funding.