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.

Sen. Binos Launches 3rd Medical Outreach in Guyuk. -Addressing Constituents Medical Need A Tops Priority

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Senator Representing Adamawa South, Reverend Binos Dauda Yareo says the health need of the people is his priority hence the free medical outreach to people of the constituency.

The Senator stated this at the commencement of three day free medical outreach at Cottage Hospital Guyuk.

He said the people voted for him to provide dividends of democracy pointing out that the medical outreach would impact on the most vulnerable in the society adding that medical personnel in the team came from Abuja, Benue and Plateau states.

While reiterating his commitment towards reaching out to more people in the nine local government areas in the zone, the senator appreciated the gesture of Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, Chairman and Kwande Nuguraiya, as well as, the state Ministry of Health for providing the enabling environment for the exercise.

Leader of the Medical Team, Doctor Dah, said the senator began the outreach in Demsa and then Numan to provide health at no cost and appreciated the local government, as well as, traditional councils for the warm reception accorded them.

He stressed the importance of health and said all services and medication to be rendered have been paid for by the senator and enjoined the beneficiaries not to give out any money for any treatment during the exercise.

He said those who would undergo surgery would have their relatives donate blood while areas to be covered included dental and eyecare among others and expressed the hope that more people would be attended to.

Epidemiologist from the state Ministry of Health in a remark announced that testing for Corona Virus would be available and noted that preventive protocol would be observed during the three-day free health outreach.

Deacon Ephraimu Donkol, who represented the Chairman of the local government described the even as the real dividend of democracy pointing out that health is wealth.

He commended the effort of the senator and called on the people to take advantage of the exercise.

Representative of Kwande Nuguraiya, Mr. Domiti expressed delight over the commencement of the free medical outreach in Guyuk and urged people of the area to take advantage of the exercise.

He urged them to be patient as more people would be attended to and tasked them to adhere to prescription by the medical personnel.

At the palace of Kwande Nuguraiya, Dishon Dansanda commended Senator Binos for the medical outreach.

He said the senator is giving the people adequate representation at the Senate pointing out that the bill for the establishment of school of mining in Guyuk, which has passed second reading at the floor of the Senate will give the people a sense of belonging.

I am Working Hand-in-Hand With Gov. Fintiri to Build Adamawa, I am A PDP Man-Binos

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The senator representing Adamawa South senatorial zone, Rev. Binos Dauda Yaroe, has refuted as false and misleading, any rumoured claims that he would be leaving the PDP for APC saying he has an excellent working relationship with members of his party at state and National level.

Binos made this known while addressing newsmen, said he has no problem with either the state governor, the party chairman or any other person at the state or national level to warrant leaving the party.

“I’ve no reason to defect. I don’t have problem with anybody in my state or the nation.

“In fact I will say I’m working hand-in-hand with the governor in the interest of the state and I am working with the chairman of the party chairman A.T Shehu in the interest of the state.

“I am a PDP man, I’m going nowhere,” Yaroe said.

Speaking on some of the progresses recorded, he said the senate has passed the bill for the establishment of the school of Geological studies Guyuk for second reading.

Sponsor of the bill and the senator representing Adamawa south senatorial zone, promised to work with key stakeholders to ensure the development of the state.

Leading the debate on the establishment of the school, senator Yaroe said the establishment of the school in the area will address unemployment crisis in the area.

“Unemployment is a very serious challenge in the country. Like agriculture, the mineral and mining sector has a great potential in reducing the unemployment problems.

” But the sector itself is facing shortages of skilled, middle and junior man power.

“The establishment of school of Geological studies Guyuk will go a long way in providing the needed manpower for the industry.

Guyuk is endowed with large deposit of limestone, Gypsium and coal among many minerals and is centrally located in the north east Geopolitical zone which makes it ideal for the location of the school,” Yaroe emphasised.

While supporting the motion, senator Ibikun Amosun, and Tanko Almakura said establishing the school is consistent with president Muhammadu Buhari’s economic diversification policy and will add the much needed impetus to the country’s economy and reduce over dependence on the oil sector.

It is Gender Discriminatory, Tribalistic, to Call Me “Non-Indigene,”-Grace Bent Slams Adamawa PDP Chair

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The former Senator representing southern Adamawa, Grace Folashade Bent, has described the reference to her person as “Non-Indigene” by the Adamawa state chairman of PDP, Tahir Shehu, as a cheap resort to tribalistic Slur and that only a woman can be conveniently and demeaningly called a non- indigene after being married to a man for over four decades.

Bent contended that the state chairman should have denounced her position with superior facts instead of condescending to making globally unacceptable comments on ethnicity and gender that degrades commonness of humanity and portrays Adamawa and Nigeria in a disgraceful and demeaning light in the eyes of the world.

The senator states strongly that, after over forty years of marriage to her husband, it is only ignorance of the law and a chronic sense of treachery, that would make a man in the position of the state chairman of a party, to make such a derogatory and backward statement about her and that his comments is a reflection of his awareness, exposure and pedantry resort to tribalism.

This is contained in a press statement issued to News Rendezvous, over the weekend in Yola, Adamawa state.

Grace Bent while making reference to the statement made in his rejoinder concerning her interview with Daily Sun, where she remarked that her return to the Senate was frustrated by the state governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri said, “I didn’t make “spurious allegations” against Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri and the person of A.T. Shehu as the state chairman of the PDP, neither did I misrepresent any fact in the said newspaper interview regarding happenings in Adamawa PDP pre-2019 elections and thereafter.

“Secondly, he rightly said the people of Adamawa South senatorial district were magnanimous to me having “overwhelming” voted for me in 2007 against the choice of Senator Jonathan Silas Zwingina not minding that I was a “non-indigene”.

Denouncing Shehu as a tribalist, she said, “Only a tribalist like A.T. Shehu believes that people of same ethnic groups are related by blood, hence his coinage of “blood brother” like that of “non-indigene” – one against conventional English and the other against the law of the land respectively.

“For someone like Shehu, who claims to be a Lawyer by training, to refer to a bonafide Nigerian in Nigeria as a non-indigene (whatever the coinage means) is an exhibition of crass ignorance of Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution (as amended) – Section 42 sub-section 1.

“His ignorance is an embarrassment to the Bar and I hereby call on the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to call A.T. Shehu to order if he is truly a member of the noble profession.

“In this 21st Century of Universality, a Lawyer is still beclouded and myopically tribalistic to still see a woman that has lived with her Adamawa husband for 40 years as a non-indigene.

“What a shame to the Lawyer like Shehu, who has little or no knowledge of the Nigeria’s Constitution and the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) regarding qualifications for election.

“Also, there is a subsisting order of a competent court of law in Nigeria that affirms the use of the coinage – “non-indigene” – on any public document as unconstitutional.”

While making reference to her towering legacy as a politician, Bent said, “On winning my election in 2007, If I was not loved by the teeming populace of Adamawa South senatorial district, I wouldn’t have won overwhelmingly as attested to by A.T. Shehu.

“This is a clear testimony to my popularity and good works to my constituents.

“If I was a “non-indigene” in Adamawa, was it only the Yorubas that overwhelmingly voted for me in 2007? This is a poser for A.T. Shehu and his ilks to ponder on and provide an answer.

“After my first four-year stint in the Senate between 2007 and 2011, I was conspired against and was stopped from returning to the National Assembly, thereby denying the good people of Adamawa South the kind of representation they deserve.

“My good works while I was representing the Adamawa South electorate still speak for me, contrary to the futile attempt by Shehu and his paymasters to poison their minds against me.”

Describing the Adamawa state chairman of PDP as a serial political looser, she said, “It is on record that he who is supposedly an indigene of Adamawa State has never won election in his unit in Ganye LGA for PDP, the party he chairs now.

“As we speak, Shehu’s State Constituency of Ganye is being represented by APC in the State House of Assembly.

“While Grace Bent, who he claims is a “non-indigene” has consistently delivered her unit, ward and indeed Demsa local government area with landslide victory in the whole of Adamawa South senatorial district in all elections.

“The records are in the public domain for confirmation.”

She maintained that, “In the November 29, 2020 newspaper interview in question, I responded to a question thus inter alia: “…I happened to be the only female in PDP that contested the primary election in 2019 and won the election, but the political party withdrew the ticket and gave it to someone else.

“My governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, played a key role in that regard. Perhaps, because of his personal interest.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the original result as compiled by the electoral committee sent from Abuja is still domiciled at the PDP national headquarters for verification.”

Restating her position in the interview and the instability the leadership of Shehu is causing in the party in the state she said, “I am not a desperate politician and I am not an ingrate as Shehu and his paymasters will want the good people of Adamawa South and the Nigerian public to believe, hence, I let go of the injustices meted against me in 2011 and 2019 elections.

“The revelations of their lack of dynamism and not being team players in my recent newspaper interview are statements of fact and I stand by them.

Adding that, “Was it not the same “ungrateful” Senator Bent who fought assiduously to nominate Shehu as the state party chairman despite protests from some quarters about his suitability?

“Could he say with all honesty that I was not instrumental to his emergence as the PDP State chairman?

“It’s laughable today to hear him ranting in his so-called rejoinder.

“Has he quickly forgotten the enormous role I played alongside a few major stakeholders in constituting the present State Working Committee (SWC) of the party that he is enjoying today with others?

“My doggedness and determination alongside a few other stakeholders repositioned and stabilised the PDP in Adamawa State, which produced the Governor Fintiri-led administration today. But here we are, most of the stakeholders that repositioned the party for its success today have been alienated and marginalised.

“So, where is the dynamism and teamwork by Shehu and his paymasters, who are at the helm of affairs of governance and party in our State?

“How would A.T. Shehu explain that under his watch, his deputy chairman defected to APC and few days ago, the Senator representing Adamawa North, Elisha Abbo, elected on the platform of the PDP in 2019, defected to the same APC?

“I have been a very loyal member of the PDP from inception, never have I for once, cross-carpeted to any other political party.

“Prior to my becoming a member of the PDP, I was the Deputy National Chairman of the then Progressive Liberation Party (PLP), which later merged with the PDP. I subsequently became the first female Political Adviser to the then National Chairman of the party.

“By God’s divine providence, I went on to become the the first female Senator in Adamawa State, and also in the North-East geo-political zone.

“My being a member of the BoT was earned and well merited, its most uncharitable of A.T. Shehu to adduce that he did me a favour by ‘making me’ a member of the BoT.

“Therefore, A.T. Shehu’s latest tantrums against me can be best described as a defeatist stand of a treacherous person.

“It’s bizarre and incomprehensible that Shehu, whom I single-handedly influenced his emergence as the Adamawa State PDP chairman against the wishes of the larger stakeholders, who knew him to be a betrayer, will turn around to betray me now just because of the crumbs he get from the table of his paymasters.

“The hatchet job by A.T. Shehu, which he dubbed ‘press release’, as a purported rejoinder to the newspaper interview I granted was done in bad faith, and it exposed him as ignorant, ethnic jingoist and a betrayer that he is for the world to see and know him better.”

Fintiri Declares 3 Days of Mourning for Hama Bachama

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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has declared a three Days Mourning period to Officially Mourn the Late Honest Irmiya Stephen, Kwire Mana Kpafrato II.

He consequently directed that flags be flown at half mast begining from Work Hours tomorrow (Monday) till Wednesday in memory of the Departed Monarch who passed on, Sunday.

The three Day mourning period takes effect from Monday June 29th 2020 across the state.

Humwashi Wonosikou
Press Secretary to the Governor
28:06:2020

Sen. Abbo Weeps As Hama Bachama Goes Home to Rest – It’s A Loss to Nigeria

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The Senator representing Adamawa Northern Senatorial Zone in the National Assembly, Ishaku Abbo, has commiserated with the Bwatiye Community over the passing of its paramount ruler in Adamawa, the Hama Bachama, HRM, Honest Stephen.

The Monarch at 66 years died in his palace in Numan, Adamawa in the early hours of Sunday.

Consoling the people of Numan, Abbo said, “It is with profound grief and sadness that I received the news of the passing away of the Lion, THE HAMMA BACHAMA.

“What is a great loss to the Bwatiye global Community, Adamawa State and Nigeria at large.

The senator described the late ruler as
“a Hero of a strong character, strength, straight forward, visionary, and always supporting the down trodden.”

According to him,
“His words of advice and insights have helped me develop to a man.”

As you transit to the world beyond to join the league of our ancestors, we wish you a farewell our King and father.

Abbo wished the late Haman Bachama farewell saying;
This is for you!

“THE LION HAS GONE TO SLEEP.

THE CUBS ARE ALL QUIET AND SOLLEN FROM A NIGHT LONG OF TEARS AS THEY STARVED.

OH WHO WILL HUNT FOR US AGAIN?

WHO WILL FEED THE CUBS.

WHO WILL DEFEND THE CUBS FEOM THE HYENAS?

HAMMA BACHAMA OUR WARRIOR. OUR DEFENDER. SLEEP ON THE LION.

I MOURN WITH THE BWATIYE NATION FROM THE MOUNTAINS OF MUBI TO THE PLAINS OF FUFORE DOWN TO THE BANKS OF THE RIVER BENUE OF LAMURDE WHERE YOU ARE FINALLY RESTING WITH YOUR ANCESTORS.

ADIEU MY KING!

Governor Fintiri Describes Late Hama Bacahma as a Man of Peace 

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The Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has commisirated with the family of the late Bachama Monarch and the entire members of the Bachama kingdom, over the sad loss of the Paramount Ruler of the kingdom, Irmiya Honest Stephen, saying he has secured his place in history as a man committed to the pursuit of peace, unity and political stability of Adamawa state.

The governor mourned that he has gone at a time when his counsel would be much needed in chatting a road for a sustainable peace in the state.
He made this known in a press statement issued by his press secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou, and made available to newsmen over the weekend in Yola, Adamawa.
The statement reads, “Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri Has described the demise of the King of Bachama as a great loss to the State and has extended condolences to the Bachama kingdom and the family of the late Monarch.
“The Governor said the late paramount Ruler has secured his place in history by his exemplary commitment to peace, unity, and political stability of the Nation and Adamawa State.”

Fintiri said, “I recalled the most recent fatherly role the Homon played on the new road map to peace building in the state.
Governor Fintiri regrets the King’s sudden demise particularly in a period like this when His vast experience and Royal Stewardship are needed.
The late Monarch who reigned for only eight years, was a true, honest, steadfast, committed and highly dependable leader whose contributions to the growth of modern Adamawa through strong support and advice, will be missed.”
We had earlier reported that the Hama Bachama and the Paramount Ruler of Bwatiye Kingdom in Adamawa State, HRM, Honest Stephen, is dead.
The Paramount Ruler is reported to have passed on in the early hours of this Sunday morning following a brief illness.
The Bwatiye kingdom spokesman, and the Nzobyalata Hama Bachama, Timawus Mathias, confirmed the death to the Monarch in the early hours of Sunday in his palace in Numan.

Timawus Mathias said the deceased died in the early hours of June 28, 2020 in his palace in Numan, Adamawa State.
Timawus said: “He died following a brief illness.
“Already the funeral rights are well underway, according to Bachama tradition in Lamurde, the Kingdom’s headquarters.
“Homun Honest Irmiya Stephen is 66 years old.”
Mathias explained that late Honest received his staff of office on December 15, 2013 from former Governor Murtala Nyako.
Mathias also told NR that the King was a retired officer of the Nigerian Army, who ascended the throne in 2012.
NR gathered that the late Hama Bachama was the 28th ruler of the Bachama kingdom.

Late Honest Irmiya was born in Lagos on March 6, 1954 to the family of Warrant Officer Irmiya Stephen, a prince of Numupo ruling clan, and Lekoni Irmiya, a princess of Kowo clan, both in the order of the Bachama kingdom traditional lineage.

Adamawa Senator Calls for Removal of Service Chiefs Over Security Collapse – As He Reflects On His 1yr in Office

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The senator representing southern Adamawa, Binos Dauda Yeroe, has called for the immediate removal of the service chiefs in the country over a nationwide security implosion.
Binos pointed out that the security chiefs were only successful in supervising over an era of wanton killings and mayhem and that their long and unnecessary stay, has only led to frustration within the ranks of military accompanied by barrenness of ideas to deal with the security threats crippling the country.
Binos made remarks over the weekend during an interview with some selected Newsmen at Mayo Belwa, Adamawa state.
Binos said that the service chiefs have become like “thin gods” and are bereft of any idea to deal with the security situation bedeviling the country.
Binos explained that, “The security chiefs have over stayed and have become like thin gods.
“The national assembly felt deeply about the security issues bedevlling the country and we had cause to invite the security chiefs.
“We also had cause to dedicate two days to debate the issue of insecurity in the country and at the end of the day we set up an adhoc committee chaired by the senate leader which met and came up with resolutions.
“And these resolutions have been passed to the executive and if it requires funding, the senate would ensure it would be done.”
The senator strongly insisted that, “In my own contribution, I observed that the service chiefs who were appointed since 2015 have been allowed to stay in office even with the increased insecurity we are having in the country.
“So, they have become like thin gods in their services, demoralising the upcoming officers beneath them.
“If you have been in the office for five to six years, the military have a tradition called age on rank, which would require for your retirement by attaining a particular age or rank, even if you are still strong and good.
“It simply means, if the officers ahead of you don’t leave, you cannot grow.
“Because of that, for example, all the mates of the service chiefs have left the service leaving them with officers that are by far their juniors creating a situation where even if things are not going well, they may not be able to look them in the eye and tell them the truth for fear that they may loose their jobs.
“There is the urgent need to remove this service chiefs and bring in new people with new ideas.
“They say if you keep doing the same over and over and expect a different result, that would be the definition of insanity.”
Speaking on the perennial flooding bedevlling his constituency he said, “The major cause of flooding here in the Benue basin is the release of water from the Lagdo dam in Cameroon.
“Our communities were affected by these floodings in 2012 and in 2019.
“We have been working on a permanent solution with my colleague in the senate on the need for the construction of a buffer Dam, most likely in the central part of Adamawa.
“Because it affects the entire river basin of the Benue, stretching from Taraba north, Northern part of Benue state and the central and southern parts of Adamawa.
“So, it is not something that I can do alone, so I and Sen.Binani, will work to ensure that the project is included in the 2021 budget.
“I will work closely with Senator Binani and we will be counting on the support of other senators from Taraba north and Benue north to achieve this goal.”
Reflecting on his committement as a legislator to his constituents, Binos outlined some of the progress recorded in his constituency saying, “I will like to reflect on the specific promises I made to my constituents while campaigning for this office.
“During my campaign, I promised that I will represent them effectively, fighting for their cause and speaking on their behalf before the national assembly and if there is anything that is legitimately theirs, I will fight and ensure they have it.
“And based on these, I think I have tried to keep to my campaign promises as best as I can.
” While in the senate, I have been involved in a lot of motions in the Senate especially the motion to convert the university into conventional university so that it can offer courses like medicine, I co-sponsored that motion.
“And during the incident of flooding in the state, where relief materials were distributed but was not extended to Adamawa south and when I was not making progress in my direct approach to the Director General of NEMA, I tendered a motion before the Senate that compelled him to distribute relief materials to my zone.
“Recently also, I tendered a motion before the Senate on the recent conflict affecting my zone in Tingno, where people were displaced, demanding that relief materials be sent.
“I have also re-presented the bill forwarded by my predecessor for the establishment of the School of Forestry in Toungo and the School of Mining and Geophysics at Guyuk, and it has been read the first time.
“In the 2019 budget, my predecessor had included the provision of motorised borehole and money were not released until after the 2020 budget presentation by the president.
“We were at Demsa, Numan and Jada to supervise these projects.
“After pursuing the funds for these projects, I ensured they were situated where there are needs for the water and where survey shows there are sufficient water.
“I have also constructed two boreholes at Wuro Abbo and Bille as part of my personal contributions to my community.”
Binos added that, “I have also organised two successful medical outreaches, one at Demsa and another at Ganye, to provide quality healthcare interventions for members of my constituency who could not afford the cost of the Medicare as we all know, even the president when he was ill, he had to take time to get medical help, so health is a priority project for me.
“I have also set up an entrepreneurship scheme for youths in my constituency where five participants were drawn from each of the nine local governments that constitute my zone and have been trained in various entrepreneurship skills and some of them have already accessed grants to start their businesses.
“The idea is to encourage self reliance instead of waiting endlessly for government jobs that are no longer there.
“Because even the most successful enterprenuers globally, started small.
“I have also launched a scholarship scheme for students in my zone, my goal is to sponsor at least three hundred students at various tertiary institutions within my four year term as a senator.
“This year, we aim to enlist about fifty students for the scholarship.
“We have already issued out the forms, we would process them and determine the eligible candidates.”
Binos made remarks over the weekend during an interview with some selected Newsmen at Mayo Belwa, Adamawa state.
Binos said that the service chiefs have become like “thin gods” and are bereft of any idea to deal with the security situation bedeviling the country.
Binos explained that, “The security chiefs have over stayed and have become like thin gods.
“The national assembly felt deeply about the security issues bedevlling the country and we had cause to invite the security chiefs.
“We also had cause to dedicate two days to debate the issue of insecurity in the country and at the end of the day we set up an adhoc committee chaired by the senate leader which met and came up with resolutions.
“And these resolutions have been passed to the executive and if it requires funding, the senate would ensure it would be done.”
The senator strongly insisted that, “In my own contribution, I observed that the service chiefs who were appointed since 2015 have been allowed to stay in office even with the increased insecurity we are having in the country.
“So, they have become like thin gods in their services, demoralising the upcoming officers beneath them.
“If you have been in the office for five to six years, the military have a tradition called age on rank, which would require for your retirement by attaining a particular age or rank, even if you are still strong and good.
“It simply means, if the officers ahead of you don’t leave, you cannot grow.
“Because of that, for example, all the mates of the service chiefs have left the service leaving them with officers that are by far their juniors creating a situation where even if things are not going well, they may not be able to look them in the eye and tell them the truth for fear that they may loose their jobs.
“There is the urgent need to remove this service chiefs and bring in new people with new ideas.
“They say if you keep doing the same over and over and expect a different result, that would be the definition of insanity.”
Speaking on the perennial flooding bedevlling his constituency he said, “The major cause of flooding here in the Benue basin is the release of water from the Lagdo dam in Cameroon.
“Our communities were affected by these floodings in 2012 and in 2019.
“We have been working on a permanent solution with my colleague in the senate on the need for the construction of a buffer Dam, most likely in the central part of Adamawa.
“Because it affects the entire river basin of the Benue, stretching from Taraba north, Northern part of Benue state and the central and southern parts of Adamawa.
“So, it is not something that I can do alone, so I and Sen.Binani, will work to ensure that the project is included in the 2021 budget.
“I will work closely with Senator Binani and we will be counting on the support of other senators from Taraba north and Benue north to achieve this goal.”
Reflecting on his committement as a legislator to his constituents, Binos outlined some of the progress recorded in his constituency saying, “I will like to reflect on the specific promises I made to my constituents while campaigning for this office.
“During my campaign, I promised that I will represent them effectively, fighting for their cause and speaking on their behalf before the national assembly and if there is anything that is legitimately theirs, I will fight and ensure they have it.
“And based on these, I think I have tried to keep to my campaign promises as best as I can.
” While in the senate, I have been involved in a lot of motions in the Senate especially the motion to convert the university into conventional university so that it can offer courses like medicine, I co-sponsored that motion.
“And during the incident of flooding in the state, where relief materials were distributed but was not extended to Adamawa south and when I was not making progress in my direct approach to the Director General of NEMA, I tendered a motion before the Senate that compelled him to distribute relief materials to my zone.
“Recently also, I tendered a motion before the Senate on the recent conflict affecting my zone in Tingno, where people were displaced, demanding that relief materials be sent.
“I have also re-presented the bill forwarded by my predecessor for the establishment of the School of Forestry in Toungo and the School of Mining and Geophysics at Guyuk, and it has been read the first time.
“In the 2019 budget, my predecessor had included the provision of motorised borehole and money were not released until after the 2020 budget presentation by the president.
“We were at Demsa, Numan and Jada to supervise these projects.
“After pursuing the funds for these projects, I ensured they were situated where there are needs for the water and where survey shows there are sufficient water.
“I have also constructed two boreholes at Wuro Abbo and Bille as part of my personal contributions to my community.”
Binos added that, “I have also organised two successful medical outreaches, one at Demsa and another at Ganye, to provide quality healthcare interventions for members of my constituency who could not afford the cost of the Medicare as we all know, even the president when he was ill, he had to take time to get medical help, so health is a priority project for me.
“I have also set up an entrepreneurship scheme for youths in my constituency where five participants were drawn from each of the nine local governments that constitute my zone and have been trained in various entrepreneurship skills and some of them have already accessed grants to start their businesses.
“The idea is to encourage self reliance instead of waiting endlessly for government jobs that are no longer there.
“Because even the most successful enterprenuers globally, started small.
“I have also launched a scholarship scheme for students in my zone, my goal is to sponsor at least three hundred students at various tertiary institutions within my four year term as a senator.
“This year, we aim to enlist about fifty students for the scholarship.
“We have already issued out the forms, we would process them and determine the eligible candidates.”

Tingno, Bolki, Gon, Mbemun, Laud Sen. Binos Over Relief Effort

News RendezvousSouthern Adamawa communities of Tingno, Gon, Bolki and Mbemun, have praised Senator Binos’s efforts in empathizing with their situation and for visiting all the attacked communities and delivering relief materials to the communities in person.The communities unanimously commended the senator for presenting the security challenges of the area at the national assembly saying that is what they expect from their representative.They made the remarks during the senator’s visit to the trouble communities, Tuesday.Reacting to the senator’s visit, the village heads of Bolki and Gon, Eric Shaba and Benjamin Medan respectively, praised the senator for the visit and the relief materials brought to the village.They called on the senator to put pressure on the federal government to tighten security in the area over the incessant attacks on their communities and the irreparable loss they have continued to suffer as a result.Some of the locals said, “This people are terrorising our lives and the governmnent seems helpless to handle it.”This is the fifth time they have attacked our community and burnt down our homes and we keep rebuilding it.”How long shall we continue living like this, you can’t plan, can’t think, because someone, somewhere, is planning to burn down your property and it seems no one can stop them.”In Mbemun, the Village head, Reuben Istakis, narrating their ordeal said, “In the middle of the night, we just started hearing gunshots all over the town.”We woke up and fled the town into the bushes and after they had burnt down our homes and properties, we heard them shouting “Allah hu akbar” before leaving.”Our children use bicycles to go to school from here but they have burnt them all.”We have a young man who has a car that everyone around here rely on it for emergencies, they burnt that too.”The senator has done an amazing thing to us by coming to our aid because so many people have lost a lot.”The senator while commissirating with the people urged them to remain calm as both NEMA and NEDC would soon assess and respond to their challenges.He promised that he would to continue to fight for their cause and demand for more security presence in the area.