Idi Amin, Other Top Govt. Officials, Storm Cameroon Republic for Joint International Security Rendezvous

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The Executive Chairman Of Maiha Local Government Council Hon. Dr. Idi Aminu (Rumbun Adamawa) stormed Bachoe of Garwa State Cameroon Republic for Second International Security Meeting regarding the insecurity of Communities borders between two Countries of Nigeria and Cameroun.

The Idi Aminu along side the Commissioner of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Mohammed Umar Madagali with Hon. Ibrahim Italiya, Member representing Mayo Belwa who is Chairman house Committee on Security Umar Nashon and others top Government officials were among Adamawa’s delegation to the border town to discuss matters of mutual security concerns on the border of the neighbouring communities.

Idi l, who expressed his sincerest gratitude to the Executive Governor of Adamawa State Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri who is deeply concerned with the security of lives and properties of people of Adamawa State and it’s boarder areas of Nigeria and Cameroon.

The council boss also appreciated the people of Cameroon for honoring
the invitation from the state on the 27th June, 2020 to attend a similar meeting at Maiha.

Speaking at the occasion, Idi Aminu said, “It is with great joy and excitement that we have this Historic Security Committee Meeting in Basheo, Cameroon Republic.

“This meeting we hope will go a long way in fostering unity and strengthening security in both communities.”

The joint security meeting had in its previous meeting at Maiha outlined key strategic areas of mutual cooperation which included:

a. The Establishment of operational camp at Wuro-ladde to accommodate at least 100 men of joint forces that cut across vigilantees, Hunters and Fulani Association which would be supervised by security agencies.

b. The Local Government would establish a layout camp as
discussed in the last security meeting held in Maiha local government,
Adamawa State Nigeria.

Maiha Local Government on its end has organized joint patrol which
consist of the Military, Police, and security agents. Similarly, other agent like Vigilantes, Hunters and Miyetti-Allah are not left out.
As part of readiness to curtail security problem in the area.

The State through the local government has made it possible by organizing Security agents like vigilante’s, Hunters, Fulani Miyetti Allah for community policing with about fifty trained personnel (50) on patrol at the boarder communities;

Giving updates on the progress of cooperation between neighbouring communities, they outline the following:

1. Provision of vehicles and other Logistics to security agents: The Local Government hires vehicles and motor cycles, with the help of Nigerian Army vehicles to patrol the boarder communities prior to the State and local Government support.

2. Multi-National Border Patrol: The matter has been forwarded to the appropriate authority for approval.

3. Sharing of Information across the border by Security operations and Traditional Leaders: The Local Government and Cameroon border communities have good a rapport especially in the aspect of sharing relevant information that are related to promoting security, as Cameroonian security agents have been repatriating some Nigerian citizens who commit crime at Cameroon Republic for appropriate disciplinary action just as Nigeria does the same.

4. Establishments of Peace Community Committee: The peace committee is already in existence, and it involves the District
Head, Village Head, Ward Head, with Community Leaders, Elites, of both Boarders areas who are negotiating from time to time when the need arises.

Idi Aminu, enumerating achievements of the joint border security said:

1. The issue of trans boarder banditry activities has drastically been
reduced to a minimal level

2. Based on the security meeting between the two boarder communities, the cordial relationship has been greatly improved security
wise and the security in the areas has generally improved.

3. Lastly, looking at the importance of such meeting, Adamawa was presented with the award of Excellence on Peace as; The Best Local Government Chairman Of The Year By The “Ambassadors Of Peace Of

This is the second time of such meeting, the first time was held in Maiha local Government on 27th June, 2020 and now in Basheo, Federal Republic of Cameroon.

The meeting was attendance by ; the Member House of Assembly Hon Ibrahim Italiya, Special Adviser to Governor on Security, Commissioner For Local Government And Chieftaincy Affairs Hon. Muhammed Umar Madagali, Seprefe, Mer’ SLG Dr. Yakubu Suleiman Bwade, Special Adviser on Gen. Administration Hon. Hassan Ahmadu, Sup. Councilor Hon. Dauda Abubakar, CO Army Maiha LG, DPO, Head Of Civil Defence corps, Peace Corps, Immigration, Prison warder, Leader of Hunters, Vigilante’s and top stakeholders among others.

Again, Sen. Binos Empowers Another 150 Constituents

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Sen.Binos Yaroe has launched his 2nd phase of his empowerment project by again giving out empowerment Kita to I50 beneficiaries from the nine (9) local government of the zone.

The empowerment event which took placebeneficiarieseach for the transportation back to their various local government. at Mayo was designed to equip constituents with existing business skills to be self reliant and economically independent.

Speaking at the occasion, Sen. Binos Yaroe said, this phase of his empowerment project was targeted at a different group of beneficiaries unlike the previous one where beneficiaries were trained on various business skills before giving them the necessary equipment to begin their trade.

Binos said this second phase of empowerment is exclusively for the women and the aged who already have an existing businesses.

Binos said, “This is not much but at least it will help our people who are into dry season farming and women who are into small scale businesses boost their trade and improve themselves economically.

“Please, these facilities are provided to help you improve yourselves and boost your personal income, don’t sell it for anything.”

Some of the items distributed at the event included grinding machines, water pumps, knapsack sprayers, machetes and rain boots.

Thirty (30) grinding machines were distributed to about thirty (30) women, 120 water pumps was distributed to about 120 constituents, while others received knapsacks, sprayers, machetes, rain boots and a N5,000 cash support to each of the beneficiaries.

In the first phase of Binos’ empowerment projects, he disbursed various empowerment facilities to over one hundred and fifty constituents.


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The Adamawa APC has shown an outrageous act of civil disobedience to the measures put in place to curtail the spread of COVID-19 by wilful breaching and ignoring the state restrictions.

We condemn this act in its totality considering the efforts the State Government has and is still making to secure the freedom of the citizens as they implement successful public health policies in response to the COVID—19 pandemic.

To be clear: we all know in modern day politics in this part of the world, most crowds around desperate politicians are rented. But it should not be at the detriment of our lives and safety.

The truth is that only few politicians excite crowds to such a point where many would brave the odds and flock to rallies to listen to them. Gone are the days of speakers like Nnamdi Azikiwe, Bola Ige and maybe Tafawa Balewa. Gone are the myths that surrounded men like Awolowo and J.S. Tarka that made many troop out to come and see if it was true that they grew so tall while speaking that their heads reached into the sky.

Gone are the entertainers like Adegoke Adelabu who once drove his Volkswagen car to a political rally and allow crowds to enter in through one door and out the other to spite Awolowo whom he claimed was too elitist to permit such a thing. Politicians these days are too predictable, rhetoric too common and the only person I can think of who still draws huge crowds without mobilisation is Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.

Now, crowds do not necessarily translate into acceptability or votes. Uncle Bola Ige in his book People, Politics And Politicians Of Nigeria: 1940-1979 said in relation to crowds that spectators will always be drawn to spectacles – people come to political rallies for different reasons and crowds are not always an indication of acceptance so I think the APC might be counting its chicks before they are hatched with the celebration of the carefully taken pictures of crowds they see at their political rallies. The desperation to make APC appear to many as an acceptable party in Adamawa may not be an exact reflection of what is actually on ground.

Now, crowds work in curious ways but usually in tandem with crowd mentality – a coinage from herd mentality where one goat jumps over a cliff and the rest follow – crowds tend to think in a particular dimension and here, I have a small concern for APC’s image in the mind of the crowds. They see the fanfare, they see the carefully sewn clothing and adornment but they also notice the fact that when they were in power, APC could not pay workers salaries, students couldn’t seat for WAEC and NECO, Hospitals were dilapidated, insecurity rising, gratuities increasing, education only for the rich, communal clashes always on the news, to mention but a few.

The crowds would notice that APC has nothing to tell them in respect to development because Governor Fintiri has now defined development in a way they can see, feel and touch.

A long shot to the way crowds think of course but then again: it’s called crowd mentality and it can work for or against a politician.

We hold that Adamawa APC should apologise to the government and people of Adamawa State for breaching and ignoring the state restrictions.

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Is Bindow In An Unholy Tryst With Fintiri?

By Ibrahim Aliyu

The 2023 elections seem far off but political pundits across the country are already making permutations on the possible outcome of the election that is about two years away.

It is a tradition that political parties hold their primary elections to elect whoever will fly the party’s flag at various levels before the general election.

Most political analysts say, it is the most critical stage in the survival of any political party. In Nigeria, most of the crisis witnessed by political parties is due largely to lack of entrenchment of internal democracy. The Adamawa APC witnessed serious intra party crisis in 2019 as a result of dissatisfaction by its members with the way former Governor Mohammed Jibrilla Bindow emerged as the flag bearer of the party. This led to legal battles, massive anti-party activities by its members and subsequently loss of the control of the state to the opposition PDP.

Big players in the party like the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Engr.Babachir David Lawan, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, Senator Abdulaziz Nyako, Halilu Modi, Engr. Markus Gundiri and so many other influential members of the party were actually not happy with the way and manner the party primaries were conducted.

The infighting in the APC did not only cost them the governorship seat but two senatorial seats and five House of Representatives seats as well.

Although the 2023 elections is still far, the APC in Adamawa appears to be making efforts to put its house in order as they strategize to take back power from the incumbent PDP government of Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri who appears to be losing its popularity and goodwill by the day.

This is evident by the recent defection of former Governor Bala James Ngillari, Senator Ishaku Abbo, two former House of Representatives members; Nwagubi Fons and Titsi Ganama among others.

This is not to mention the speculations going round that very soon some members of the state House of Assembly and indeed his cabinet members will defect to All Progressives Congress (APC).

Dr. Umar Ardo, a former governorship aspirant of the PDP has severally expressed his dissatisfaction with the leadership style of the Governor Ahmadu Umar Fintiri to the extent that he led a splinter group of the party known as the r-PDP. Today Adamawa PDP is factionalise with one group led by Tahir and the other by Dr Ardo.

While the opposition APC is putting its house in order and loading its arsenals ahead of the 2023 elections, several party bigwigs have started indicating interests openly or secretly to run for the office of the Governor of Adamawa state.

Among them is former Governor, Mohammed Umaru Jibrilla Bindow. Although he is one of those who has not publicly made his intentions known, it is, however, clear from his activities since his return to the state for the first time since he lost power to the PDP-led government that he is actually working to get back his office. While some of his supporters are indeed happy with the steps he has taken to reclaim his office, they are indeed sad with his utterances in respect to Governor Fintiri led government. The former governor did not speak like an opposition leader rather a senior member of Fintiri’s government.

For instance, during his first visit to the party secretariat after about two years since he lost power, Bindow asked party members not to criticize or attempt to sabotage the Fintiri-led government.

“Adamawa state Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri is my younger brother, friend, and confidant. I will not be a party to anything that will spoil or portray his government in bad light and I will not encourage anyone of you to do so. The Governor is doing his best and needs the support of all citizens to succeed.” Bindow said.

These statements were not taken lightly by the APC leadership during the meeting. The party chairman Alhaji Ibrahim Bilal had in his response assured the former Governor they will not cease to criticize the PDP-led government because that is the role of the opposition in every democratic setting.

Bindow’s statements according to some party members are in a way giving credence to the allegationthat he is planning to team up with Governor Fintiri to defect to the PDP to run for the northern zone senatorial seat which he once occupied in 2011.

Analysts are worried as to why an opposition leader who just lost power to the incumbent drum support for the same person who took power from him? It has become clear according to some members that handing over the APC governorship ticket to Bindow is like adopting Fintiri for a second term in office. For APC to succeed in 2023 they need somebody that can challenge Fintiri with all seriousness.

With the return of Senator Abdulaziz Nyako to the party, and his subsequent alliance with former governor Bindow not minding what transpired in 2019, many thought the party will wax stronger but the utterances of Bindow Jibrilla on Fintiri has weaken a lot of APC members and in particular his supporters.

If Dr. Ardo who is from the PDP and Senator Abbo who just defected to the APC will be firing salvos at the incumbent Governor, one would only wonder why the opposition is instead calling for support for the same government who accused him of not building a single classroom while in government for four years.

Abbo had severally accused Fintiri of enriching himself and abandoning party loyalists who struggled to get him to power.

The senator in an interview in 2019 published in said, “as a result of Fintiri’s pettiness and dictatorship in governance and party affairs in the state, PDP is not only in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) but on life support machine struggling for survival. The Governor is running the party like a gangster and I will never eat on the same table with dictators.”

Abbo said his exit from the PDP was as a result of the mismanagement of the party’s Adamawa state chapter by the state Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri who he accused of causing an internal crisis.

While delivering his address when he and others were received by the APC at the Adamawa state party secretariat, the senator reiterated that he is not desperate about power.

“We are not desperate about power, but we are desperate about one thing, which is removing that thief (referring to Fintiri). We have come together to take over power from this kleptomaniac government of the PDP. We knew what Fintiri did in power when he was acting Governor for just 76 days in office, he nearly sold government house and the records are there with the EFCC. The situation now is that a thief was caught in a house, taken to court, and returned to the same house to be in charge. That is our unfortunate situation in Adamawa state,” senator Abbo said.

If people who were in the same party with the Governor and from the same zone will point out defects in the present administration and also leave the ruling party in the state to the opposition APC, one would only but wonder why Bindow, a former Governor who Fintiri snatched power from will want to play soft on the government. If Binow continues with this attitude, it will be better for APC to adopt Fintiri as its candidate.

This surely gives rise to a fundamental question bugging the minds of many, is Bindow having a tryst with Fintiri?

Ibrahim Aliyu is a public affairs commentator and he writes from Mubi.

ADSU Schedules 2nd Feb. 2021 for School Resumption -Tells The Public to Disregard Fake News on Academic Calendar

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The Adamawa state university, has fixed 2nd of February, 2021 as the tentative date for school resumption.

The date was scheduled following an emergency Senate meeting held 14 January, 2021.

This is contained in a press statement issued by the university information and protocol officer, Belmond Benson, and made available to newsmen, Thursday, in Yola, Adamawa state.

The statement reads, “The Adamawa State University Senate has approved Tuesday, 2nd February, 2021 as the tentative date for reopening of the Institution for resumption of Academic activities.

“The date was approved by the Senate at an emergency meeting held today 14th January, 2021.”

The statement adds that, “It should be noted that all non-pharmaceutical COVID-19 protocols would be strictly observed everywhere on campus and every student must undertake to abide by all the COVID-19 protocols both within and outside the campus.

“Students are expected to make arrangements to provide themselves with face masks and hand sanitizers to compliment the effort of Management.

“The general public is urged to disregard any information in circulation with regards to academic calendar or resumption date.”

“We Are Disappointed in FG Over Incessant Attacks On Garkida” Hon. Kefas Laments – As Community Recounts Horror Details of Attacks

News RendezvousThe member Representing Gombi constituency in the Adamawa state house of Assembly, Kefas Japheth, has criticised federal government’s neglect of his community to be attacked repeatedly by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.Kefas said, incessant attacks on Garkida has left the entire Gombi local government in distress and members of the community hopeless over governnents failure to halt repeated attacks on their community.Kefas made this known in a chat with News Rendezvous, in Yola, Adamawa state.Kefas said, the recent killing of six members of his community in a Christmas eve attacks and the kidnapping of five members of the community who were subsequently killed in cold blood has left the entire community in shock at the failure collapse of security in the country.Japheth Kefas speaking with Rendezvous on the details of the horror experience of the Christmas Eve attacks and effect of the incessant attacks on Garkida, said, the unabated attacks has created an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty not only in Garkida but in the entire local government because no one feels safe or has confidence in the military to defend them.Kefas said, “This consistent and unrelenting attacks has created an atmosphere of great fear in all our communities in Gombi LGA not only in Garkida town alone.”We feel that the federal government is not doing its job or performing up to expectations in terms of security and defending our people.”The sole responsibility of government is to protect lives and properties of its citizens but in the case of Garkida town reverse is the case.”These so-called unknown gun men suspected to be Boko haram insurgents succeeded in killing six gentlemen on the day of the attack, abducted five youths and subsequently three days later, we saw in a viral video clip how they were executed in cold blood, shot to death in the eyes of the world.”Speaking on whether his community has confidence in military protection and the impact of the attacks on locals he said, “We have lost hope as to whether this year our people will go to farm because it seems as if the insurgents can abduct us and kill us and there is nothing anyone can do about it.”This is the the fourth time this ugly situation has happened to my people.”Our greatest worry is that in all these attack in Garkida, we always have information about it and the information were always passed to the relevant law enforcement agents, a day or two before it happens, we always report Boko haram sightings close to Garkida area but no effort seems to be made to stop them and the attacks still happen anyway.”Its sad and we are disappointed and our federal government has to do better.”Kefas added that, “The level at which the insurgents target the community is alarming and an embarrassment to the nation.“I am sad as a person and disappointed that these attacks happen again and again.”Our people are bitter because of the suffering inflicted on them as a result of the losses from the incessant attacks.”Some travelled from far and wide to celebrate Christmas with their families but spent it in the bushes, hiding.””We reliably gathered from our local intelligence, that as at boxing day, about nine (9) trucks carrying the insurgents were sighted hovering around and we might be attacked again.”We have however, resorted to self help and we are mobilising vigilante groups to Garkida, the logistics is quite challenging but that is our best option for now.”We need help, and we cannot be the subject of attacks without end, our people have lost everything.”A local, who spoke to Rendezvous from Garkida said, “We are had to run into the bushes, with my our family members, young and old, all the preparations we were making for Christmas, we have left behind and ran away for our dear lives.“We were just informed that they were on their way to our town again in several trucks, like it happened in February this year, no military was on the ground to help us, so we ran away to the nearby bushes and trees and rocks, hoping they would not follow us there, both the old and young, men and women.”Again, we were forced out of the comfort of our homes, and right now, no one can tell you the scale of destruction they are wrecking on our community because we are all hiding, hoping for the best.”Another residents told Rendezvous, “I am just returning from a journey now, from what I can see, they have burnt down living faith church, about 19 vehicles belonging to a construction company, working on some road projects in the area, shops, homes, and personal properties have been set ablaze.”I don’t think we are part of Nigeria, because these people just come to our community anytime they want, take whatever they want and leave however they want unchallenged, whenever, there are military in this town, there are no Boko Haram and whenever Boko Haram come, there would not be military, I think we are on our own, if you build a house, they will destroy it, if you rebuild it, they will destroy it again, so, what us the point?” he lamented.Garkida Community, a home to the current chairman of the North East Development Commission (NEDC) General Paul Tarfa and to the former Governorship candidate of the SDP in the 2019 general elections, Emmanuel Bello, has become the epicenter for recurring Boko Haram incursions and consistent attacks in Adamawa.The attacks has continued to leave members of the community despondent and perplexed as members cry out to government for intervention as the attacks happen again and again without military intervention.Gombi local government, one of the seven local governments in northern Adamawa that was occupied by the Boko Haram insurgents during Boko Haram invasion of the state in 2014, Garkida, a community under Gombi local government was one of the places worst hit by the attacks, now six years later, no one wondered that it would again become a place for regular attacks and invasion in 2020.In early 2020, February 21st to be precise, Boko Haram insurgents, The Sun reported, invaded the town hours after federal military forces left the community and held the community ransom for about three hours, killed several, looted shops, homes, burnt down churches and left the community members devasted, mulling over their loss as they were working hard to rebuild their lives from the losses of 2014.Just on the eve of Christmas 2020, again, Boko Haram struck Garkida, as community members left everything behind, spent their Christmas Eve in the bushes, watching and waiting, while the insurgents ransack their homes, burn down churches, and killed at least six people, community members told Daily Sun, without any government intervention.So, it was a Christmas, Garkida would never want to remember as residents recount the horror details of their ordeals.

Gov. Fintiri Mourns PDP Chieftain, Ahmed Song

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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has expressed his heartfelt condolences to the family of late Alhaji Ahmed Song who died in Yola on Tuesday January, 12 2021 at the age of 75, describing his demise as a huge loss.
Governor Fintiri noted that “I received the news of the passing of Alhaji Ahmed Song with deep sadness and grief. He was a true patriot and forthright leader with a deep conviction who remained loyal to the end”.
The late Ahmed Song had served as Managing Director of the famous Savannah Sugar Company Numan, founding MD of Rico Gado an animal feed Company in Adamawa State and was the Chairman of Kelele Investment, an agricultural consulting firm which he founded.
The deceased during his lifetime also ran for the Governorship of Adamawa State under the defunct National Republican Convention party and was one time National Vice Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party North East.
While appreciating his sacrifices to the growth and development of the State, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri pointed out that “Ahmed lived a life of service to nation and humanity until he breathed his last. We thank Allah for giving him to us, his legacy and consistent belief in the Adamawa project will live on”.
Governor Fintiri extended his profound condolences to the immediate family, Song community, the People’s Democratic Party and the entire State, describing the death of the politician and elder statesman as “Sudden and shocking. I pray Allah to comfort the family and give them courage and hope”.
Rt.Hon Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri disclosed that the “Government and people of Adamawa will surely miss him and his contributions to the development of the state and Nigeria at large”.

Humwashi Wonosikou
Press Secretary to the Governor of Adamawa State

2023: Adamawa APC is ReadyTo Send PDP Out of Govt—Prof. Mamman

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State says the party is highly motivated and is poised to clinch power from the ruling PDP government in the state and that all stakeholders in the party are working together to put the party on a solid footing to boot the failing PDP government out of office.

Tahir Mamman, dropped the hint at during the party’s stakeholders reunion meeting aimed at welcoming the leadership of the ADC into APC in Yola, Adamawa state, sequel to the agreement for the merger which was ratified in December 2020 to strengthen the base and capacity of the APC ahead of 2023 polls.

Tahir, a Member of the National Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the APC said that, “We celebrate the return of PDP supporters across the state and we are ready and poised to clinch power from the PDP and bring development and progress to the people of our dear state.

Abdulazeez Nyako, the governorship candidate of the ADC in Adamawa state, who formally led his party supporters to the reunion meeting said his defection back to APC is a home coming because he was among the founders of the party.

Nyako, speaking at the occasion urged all stakeholders at the event to use the reunion as a platform to begin to work towards producing credible candidates to contest elective positions in 2023 polls.

He said, “As from today we are full fledged APC members.

“We want to see justice in APC as condition for our coming back.”

Nyako also lauded the Mai-Mala Buni led Caretaker Committee for bringing them back to the
the party they founded.

In his remarks, the caretaker Chairman of the party, Ibrahim Bilal, assured all stakeholders of equal and level playing field for all members.

Bilal said, mistakes of the past had been noted as he assured all of victory in the next elections.

Buba Sinks Over 300 Boreholes in His Constituency -Calls on Other Elected Officials to Deliver on Promises

News RendezvousThe Adamawa lawmaker representing Gombi/Hong at the federal house of representatives, Yusuf Buba Yakub, had called for wider participation of political stakeholders towards deepening the gains of democracy across the country.Buba said wilder participation by all stakeholders to address the developmental needs in his constituency, has become critical and paramount.Buba Yakub Said, “I’ have sunk over 300 hundred boreholes across my onstituency.”Speaking against the backdrop of pictures making the rounds on the social media depicting acute water shortages in Kulda, a village in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Yusuf Buba Yakub says, “Have personally sunk over 300 boreholes in the entire Federal Constituency and calls on other stakeholders to contribute their quota.”Buba in a statement issued by his media aide, Nkem Anyata-Lafia, “As at the last count, I have sunk over 300 boreholes personally in the whole of the Constituency.”This represents one borehole for each of the 254 Polling Units of the Constituency.”If the Local Government Area whose primary responsibility is to provide such basic needs of the people like water, primary health care and rural roads can do half of what I have done, such villages like Kulda and the reported lack of water will not be existing in Hong LGA or in any part of the Constituency today.”I am proactive and developmentally minded that was why I set up the Captain Buba Industrial Village to train and empower Constituents in various skills.”But this is a clarion call by all principal stakeholders in the State, Local and National leadership spectra to do more to develop their land and offer a new lease of life to the people.”Some few weeks ago, the Member representing the area had flagged off a number of projects and commissioned some completed ones; one of which was at the behest of President Muhammadu Buhari.”Some of these projects, included a hospital project at Gombi North, a flood and an erosion- control project, a road project, a water project at Gombi, Garkida, Hong, Pella, Uba, among other areas.”It was important to highlight some of the above realities in the light of the prevailing circumstances in some areas of the Constituency and as part of efforts towards addressing part of the infrastructural deficits in the area and more commitment was required by all to achieve comprehensive results.”

Covid-19: Fintiri to Shutdown Business, Groups, Not Obeying Containment Rules

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The Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has warned that though the earlier rules imposed by the state to contain the spread of Covid-19 remains in effect, several organisations, business, have continued to flaunt the protocols.
The governor of warns that gatherings of more than fifty people are still banned, individuals are expected to wear Facemask in public gatherings and washing of hands and hand sanitiser must be observed and that any group found not to be in compliance to these rules would be shutdown.
This is contained in a statement issued by the press secretary to the, Humwashi Wonosikou, ane made available to newsmen, Monday, in Yola, Adamawa state.
The statement reads, “The Adamawa State Government has appealed for cooperation and support from the general public in its efforts to contain the new spike in COVID-19 pandemic.
“Governor Fintiri is worried with the lack of compliance to COVID-19 restrictions as Coronavirus Pandemic has emerged as a truly global health crisis.
“I am disappointment that mandated measures to reduce transmission which include advocacy of behaviours like wearing of face masks, social distancing, washing of hands, and restrictions on public gatherings have not been adhered to by the people as guidelines on Restriction Of Movement and Matters Incidental Thereto issued in March, 2020 that is still in force and advise the public to adhere to the provisions.
“Social gatherings of more than 50 people at a time is also still in force.”
Outlining the protocols for the containment of coronavirus in the state the statement reads, “The general public is hereby called upon to adhere strictly to the provisions of the guidelines namely;
“1. Compulsory use of face masks in any public gathering or public transport.
“2. Social distancing in any gathering.
“3. Ensure washing of hands and use of sanitizers.
“4. Hospitality businesses such as Clubs, Cinema halls, Event centres, Conferences and Congresses and other similar gatherings with population beyond 100 remain banned.
“5. Movement between 10 pm and 5 am is also not allowed.
“6. Leaders at Worship centres are therein advised to ensure use of face mask by all, while ensuring social distancing.
“Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has also pointed out that this is done following identification of a new variant of the COVID-19 virus and directives in line with safety measures by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and what Adamawa State Government can do to intensify things to help bring the rate of infections down.
“The Governor has therefore warned that Any Club, Event centre or business premises so directed found contravening this rule will be closed down.
“While security agencies have been directed to ensure strict adherence to these protocols and any other protocol imposed by the Federal Government.
“I am of the view that we should not wait, as happened earlier, for this virus to again spiral out of control before taking action.
“The world is facing a surge in Coronavirus cases and hospital admissions, We want people to follow the rules in order to avoid stricter measures which looks increasingly likely, meanwhile, Government will ensure that all health facilities are prepared and ready to handle any eventualities.”