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.”
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.
The lawmaker representing Gombi Constituency in the Adamawa state house of assembly, Japhet Kefas, has called for immediate military intervention in Garkida to forestall a possible second attack by the Boko haram insurgents on Garkida.Kefas said local sightngs suggests that some Boko Haram fighters have been spotted in 9 trucks around kalamba, in the outskirts of Garkda, Saturday evening.
The Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has called on Christians and citizens in the country, to celebrate the Christmas season bringing into mind the legacy of peace, harmony and love that Jesus preached.
Fintiri said, the yelutide should be used as a moment for prayers for love, unity and prosperity of the state and the nation at large.
This is contained in a press statement issued by his press secretary, Ahamadu Umaru Fintiri, and made available to Newsmen, Friday.
The statement said, “Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has extended his heartiest felicitations to the people of Adamawa State and to all Christians as they celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
“While wishing Christians a successful Yuletide celebration, Governor Fintiri urged them to use the festive season to pray for unity, peace and prosperity of the State.”
“The Yuletide season presents us an opportunity once more to love, share and forgive.
“I urge all to utilise the period to pray for unity, peace and prosperity of Adamawa State.
“We must also rededicate ourselves to the true virtues of faith in God, love for one another, honesty and peaceful-coexistence.” it added.
Gov. Fintiri use the occasion to challenge Nigerians and the people of Adamawa state to make the virtues of Christ more evident and practical in their daily dealings through spreading love to their neighbours and remember the underprivileged as they celebrate Christmas.
He described Jesus Christ as, “An embodiment of sacrificial love and advised Adamawa residents to exhibit unconditional love to one another, saying the impact will bring about a positive change that will lead to unity and development towards moving Adamawa and the Nation forward.
Saying, “We must therefore rededicate ourselves to the service of humanity in line with the true teachings of Jesus Christ which emphasises tolerance, patience, brotherly kindness, care for the needy and love for one another.
“Over the years, the teachings of Jesus, an apostle of peace, compassion and brotherhood, had guided human beings on the path of righteousness and perhaps more relevant today than ever before, when the world is facing increasing hatred, intolerance and violence.
“I hope the celebration of this joyous occasion will strengthen the bonds of communal harmony, brotherhood and reinvigorate the secular and pluralistic traditions for which our people were known for in the past.”
While wishing, “All Christians and the entire people of Adamawa State a bright and merry Christmas urging for prayers for peace and prosperity in the state.
“Such occasion reminds us to rekindle the spirit of harmony, brotherhood and lead a virtuous life.”
A teenage girl has killed at least three people when she blew herself up in a crowd in Borno State, militia and humanitarian sources confirmed.
“We evacuated three dead bodies and two people who were seriously injured from the scene,” said aid worker Abubakar Mohammed.
The attack happened in the town of Konduga, about 38 kilometres (24 miles) from the state capital Maiduguri.
The attacker set off her explosives among a group of men at a hangout next the local chief’s home, said Ibrahim Liman, an anti-jihadist militia leader who gave the same toll.
Konduga and surrounding villages have been repeatedly targeted by suicide bombers from Boko Haram, which typically attacks soft civilian targets such as mosques, markets and bus stations, often using young women as bombers.
At least 30 people were killed last year in Konduga when three bombers detonated their explosives outside a hall where football fans were watching a match on TV.
Boko Haram and a splinter group, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), have killed 36,000 people and displaced around two million since 2009.
The jihadist conflict has spread into neighbouring Chad, Niger and Cameroon, prompting a regional military coalition to end the violence
The Adamawa state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has welcomed to its rank, former governor under the flag of the PDP, Bala Ngilari, two governorship candidates in the 2019 elections, Emmanuel Bello of the SDP and Abdulaziz Nyako of ADC, and the sitting Senator representing northern, Adamawa Ishaku Abbo, who recently dumped PDP for APC.
During a grand occasion tagged Unity forum, the party said the large crowd of political heavyweights thronging into the party suggests that the people of the state are disgruntled with the PDP led government in the state and are ready for change.
Speaking at the occasion, the state acting chairman of the party, Ibrahim Bilal said the assembly of the biggest politicians in the state coming into the party is a sign that the party is rising to reclaim its rightful place in the state and the people are waking up to do away with an underperforming government out of office come 2023.
Bilal said, “We have met with the leadership of the party at the national level and we have agreed to work in unity towards ensuring an APC government in Adamawa.
“There will soon be an ongoing comprehensive new registration of party members across the state towards building a new and strong membership base in order to give the party a new direction in the state.”
Billal explained that, “APC in the state has in its usual characteristics of fairness to all, has opened its doors to all members coming into the party to register afresh and take advantage of the equal opportunity the party offers all members with a view building a formidable front to clinch power at all levels.
“We are working to ensure that there would be no disparity between new members and existing members of the party.
“Our party ranks having been rising and we are being joined by every reasonable and well-meaning politician in the state.
“That suggests that we have been doing so many things right and the public have been seeing the transparency, honesty and sincerity in our party, so the public can easily relate to it.
“APC is the only party that is working from the national to the grassroot to address the social, economic and infrastructural challenges of the common man in the state.”
The party at its unity forum says its chance of defeating the incumbent governor has been made bright because its ranks have been bolstered by the entrance of high profile political figures into the state including, former Gov. Bala Ngilari, Senator Ishaku Abbo, from the PDP, the former senator representing Adamawa central and governorship candidate of the ADC, Abdulaziz Nyako, the governorship candidate of the SDP in the last elections and former member reprrsenting Gombo/Hong constituency, Emmanuel Bello,