Breaking: Boko haram fighters Sighted Around Garkida Town in 9 trucks, Member Representing Gombi Calls for Help

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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.

He explained that the sightings has triggered panic and unrest in the community adding that movements was similar to the kind which the insurgents made in the attack on Garkida on the eve of Christmas.

Japhet said, his community would not be care free with the information on the movements of the insurgents, because it was in a similar manner that the insurgents operated on the eve of Christmas, resulting in the deaths of six persons.

Kefas said, ” Information has just reached us now that Boko Haram men are mobilizing themselves to Garkida for another attack.
“Now we are mobilizing hunters to Garkida to repel, another possible attack.
“We are working keenly to deploy vigilantes and hunters to Garkida town, the logistics is quite demanding to carter for the hunters who will be camped in the town for sometime.”
Kefas disclosed that, “The casualty from the attacks by insurgents on Garkida on Christmas Eve was six instant deaths and it is still not yet clear if the two persons abducted by the insurgents are dead or alive.
“A search party made up of hunters and civilian JTF, have been deployed to search for the two young men abducted by the insurgents and they are yet to be found.
“Due to similarities of the mode of operation adopted by the insurgents, our communities would not afford to joke with this available information on the sighting of the insurgents in nine trucks heading for Garkida.
“There’s need for precaution, and we have notified all relevant security agencies about the possibility of a second attack by the insurgents on Garkida town because of awkward movements reminiscent of the first attack on the eve of Christmas, resulting in the death of six persons.
“We can’t count the casualties but there were six instant deaths;
“A fourteen year old girl and one vigilante are receiving treatment for gunshot wounds sustained in the attacks.
“The attackers burnt trucks, pay loaders, heavy trucks meant for the construction of Gombi- Garkida and Biu Township roads.
“They also burnt a bus loaded with wrappers, looted shops and houses and set the vigilante and military dent in Garkida ablaze.”
Attacks by Boko Haram elements on Garkida, a town located at the foot of Mandara mountains, exploited by insurgents in the guerrilla warfare, have witnessed recurring attacks, particularly during festive periods.
Early this year attacks by the insurgents left scores killed while churches, hospitals and telecommunication infrastructure in the town were destroyed.
It was one of the worst attacks carried out by insurgents since the recapture of the town from the insurgents in 2014, following the capture of Gombi, Michika, Maiha, Mubi North, Mubi South and Hong by insurgents.

Gov. Fintiri Signs N140.340 Billion 2021 Adamawa Budget Into Law

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The Adamawa state Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has on Saturday December, 26th signed the 2021 budget of One hundred and Fourty Billion naira, Thirty Four million, Four Hundred and Nine Thousand, Four and Fourty (N140,340, 409, 440.00) Naira into law.

The Budget which is Tagged Budget of Stability, was earlier passed into Law by the State House of Assembly on Thursday December, 24th.

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri while performing the ceremony at the Dougerei Government House Saturday, said the budget is designed to strengthen and sustain the government’s massive projects in the state and to revamp the economic and infrastructural landscape of the state.
Fintiri said, “Democracy without human and infrastructural development amounts to nothing because governmnent must add value to the lives of its people.

“For the first time in the history of the state, about 52% of the budget is earmarked for capital expenditure while 48% of the budget is for recurrent expenditure.”
He noted that his government has earmarked N11 billion in the 2021 budget for youth and women empowerment explaining that his governmnent is committed to addressing youth restiveness experienced in the country in the wake of the EndSARS protest which he said was a result of unemployment and that his governmnent intends to address that challenge through economic empowerment of Youths and women in the state.
The governor challenged the media to keep track of his government’s activities in order to ensure that the budget is fully implemented.

Christmas: Gov. Fintiri Calls For Peace And Love Among Citizens

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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.”

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.”

Husseni is A Rabble-Rouser and a Political Jobber, Fintiri Won’t Be Conned-Dogo

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Good Intentions And Giant Strides Of The ATM Governor Wins Again.

The Senior Special Assistant to the Adamawa State Governor on Social Mobilisation, Victor Dogo, has cautioned the oppostion, frantically aiming a dig at the governor, suggesting that the looted palliatives were consignments received from federal government but not given to the people.

This notion was also voice by a known rabble-rouser, Husseini Gambo, whose utterances have been mischievously aimed at causing chaos and inviting some misguided youths to continue looting against the governments best wishes and intentions.

Gambo, the mastermind of the fake viral audio blackmail against Gov. Fintiri, is a man who has the habit of cooking up lies and hurling insults at elders in the state.

Dogo made this known in a statement made available to the Media Newsmen in Yola, Adamawa state.

He has in the past rained insults on some leaders in the state including former vice president Atiku, Boni Haruna, Nyako, Bindow, SGF present and immediate past, just to get financial benefit from them.

Now he seems to be applying the same evil tactics on the now passionate Governor of Adamawa state but Fintiri is not such a man to condescend to cheap blackmail.

It is however shocking to see a man who should play the role of an elder mischievously doctoring an audio and making comments tantamount to creating disturbing public peace, all aimed at gaining financial reward..

It is only apt and timely that the youth of the state call for investigation into his utterances and activities of this man as part of the process of getting to roots of factors instigating the recent unrest that led to the looting of government warehouses.

“We are totally disappointed and wish to call on the Executive governor to call him as a father to order because we are worried at the unwarranted and misguiding words.

“The first time my boss His Excellency heard of Husseni instigating unrest he was calm, yet Husseni went further trying to cause division until it has now become a habit.

“It is likely he instigated the recent comments that mislead the hoodlums and the Governor is not happy with this, so he should please desist from such actions.

“He is becoming a security risk in the state. The same man went further sending around his doctored audio pretending he is an innocent baby cat. But thank God we are aware of the long patience of the Governor all this while.”

His said, “The narrative is false, misguided and mischievous in all fronts.

“The mare endorsement of looting of public and private property by Husseni Gambo is enough to trigger an outburst of disdain.

“This is a man bent on using lies to plough evil at every given opportunity, this makes Husseni Gambo an enigma to the people it seeks to impress, it also leaves such a politician with the heavy duty of explaining how towing away of tractors, removing roofing sheets, brandishing knives and clubs, in any way resembles attempt to get food items.

Dogo said, “Since the flagging off of this Fresh Air government, it has been unapologetically committed to addressing the needs of the people of this state especially the young and the poor.

“So, for anyone to suggests that there exist federal government Palliatives lying dormant in the stores while our people languish in hunger is absolutely absurd and irresponsible.

Dogo put to rest the misconception peddled by some that federal government palliatives were the items stored to date.

The items looted by the mob action were the ones sent in by donors (CaCovid partners led by Dangote and other international partners). Noting that a larger part of the items are yet to arrive in particular rice.

Drawing attention to his previous radio interview a week back were he (SSA) revealed that plans are on the way by the ATM Governor for the disbursement of another phase of palliative sharing in Adamawa state.

“This was barely a week before this recent ugly incident, which we pray is not connected to the various instigating utterances by Husseni Gambo.

“The entire essence of governor Fintiri’s conversation was to the effect that the palliatives looted were not the ones received from the federal government as being twisted to suggests that the state government never received any palliatives from the federal.

“That answer was specific and a direct response to a question as to whether the state government had at this period received palliatives and had failed to deliver it to the people.”Dogo explains.

He added this in the response, “I must say that as painful as the situations are, the truth about some things that happened in this state recently was not the doing of Governor Fintiri but the response polluted hearts of some few that no matter how you explain they feel it is just right to give out anything in the government stores, forgetting the essence of state stores at emergency, and rescue situations.

“Well the truth is that I have not even mentioned the policy behind palliative, which in real practice during pandemic situations requires that it is to be given in batches within the period of events from the warehouses to cushion and manage the demands of the people as long as that situation lingers.

“This means they are meant for control so that suddenly it never goes empty. But I thank God the main stock of rice from CaCovid partners have not arrived.

“Also, note that what we feared at the beginning actually came to pass, some people wanted food but you must have seen that there are some evil people who have been lurking in the corner, seeking for opportunity to wreck havoc on the society, and that was what actually happened.

“We all protested for SARS reform because of its several human rights violations records but cautioned saying “I voiced out that it was wrong to demand for its scrapping without an alternative as it would create a security vacuum.

“I maintained that we could maintain SWAT as an alternative, while the endSARS advocates discuss details of gradual reforms and changes in the Police force as Nigerians cries have reached a crescendo.

“But this urge for drastic collapse of certain security units without immediate remedy always creates a security vacuum which breeds recklessness that only lend sleeper criminal cells like the “Shila Boys” the opportunity to once again unleash terror on innocent citizens of Adamawa after their activities have been eliminated.

“The truth is always seen as lies when it is laced with sentiments especially political ones.

“Governor Fintiri has by far, the best record as the most listening governor and a people friendly government.

“When public outcries began to register across the Country, what we expected and hoped for was that it would be done with grace, respect for one another and with caution because when good causes are intercepted by criminal elements, disgruntled few, the good message could be lost in the band wagon effect.

“What we witnessed in Adamawa in the past two days was a mob action and not a protest, this action rather lends a helping hand to criminals and men of the underworld who went about wrecking havoc and threatening innocent citizens with violence and unfortunately led to so many bad situations.

“The Governor is saddened by this because he would not have been moved (though not endorsing the action) had it been just food items were carted away and no man was hurt in the process, but this extent of destruction is disheartening.

“This is not what the initial protest wants to achieve and not what well meaning citizens looked forward to.

“The ATM Governor will put in more to improve the situation of willing youths through the ministry of entrepreneur, continue the open access to employment policy.

“The ATM vision remains the only way forward.”

Fintiri Reads Riot Act to Looters: – Issues 12 Hours Ultimatum, Arrests 155 Looters

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Fintiri Issues 12 Hours Ultimatum on Looters Before Security Clampdown
– Arrests 155 Looters, Impound 12 Tricycles of Loot
The Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, said he would sign an executive order for a house-to-house search for looted goods after his 12 hours Ultimatum elapse at 6am Wednesday.
Fintiri said, homes found harbouring Looters and looted properties, could have their Certificate of Occupancy revoked and risked having homes demolished.
This is contained in an official state broadcast made by the governor on Tuesday in Yola, Adamawa state.
Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri said, he has issued a 12 hour ultimatum to Looters in the state to return all properties carted away, explaining that after the grace period of 12 hours which elapse at 6am Wednesday, he would sign an executive order for a house-to-house search by security and any home harbouring looted properties would have its C of O revoked.
Fintiri notes that about 155 Looting suspects are already in police custody, 12 Tricycles loaded with looted goods have been impounded, and 9 stolen vehicles have been recovered.
Fintiri said, “We condemn in strong terms the outright demonstration of brigandage as barbaric, criminal and a recipe for anarchy.
“As a responsible government, we cannot fold our hands, while criminals are trying to take over our society.
“We are working round the clock to ensure that peace is returned to our society.
“Working with the security agencies, we have activated the necessary instrument for a return to normalcy and arrest of the looters.
“So far, our efforts is yielding result, relative peace is returning as no new attack has been reported in the last 24hrs.
“Arrest have been made so far, 155 suspects are in police custody, 9 Vehicles and 12 tricycles loaded with the loot have also been impounded.
“On this note, I assure every resident of the State of our continuous commitment to the protection of their lives and properties. Consequently, I am giving a 12 hour ultimatum (6:00 pm – 6:00 am) to the hoodlums to return whatever they looted from public and private warehouses and homes to the nearest Police Station and traditional rulers house (from the ward to the district level), whichever is nearest to them.
“This ultimatum will expire at 6:00 am on Wednesday, 28th – October, 2020, after which I will sign an Executive Order for a house-to-house search to commence by 7:00 am of the same day.
“Part of the provision of the order is a sanction that will attract withdrawal of C of O and if necessary, demolition of every house that habours any of the Stolen properties.
“Law abiding citizens should cooperate with the Security agencies to ensure this is enforced to the later. “
Appealing for calm and apologising to the public over the hardship the curfew and looting might cause he said, “As a Government, we take full responsibility for all the hardship attendant upon by the curfew era on decent and hardworking citizens.
“The other two categories of people I greatly owe apologies to, are the vulnerable especially at the 21 LGAs who would have been the beneficiaries of the looted goods but were denied because of the activities of the hoodlums; and the owners of the private warehouses, shops and properties looted. I truly feel your pain.”
Giving details into the amount of destruction caused by the looters he said, “Whatever charity one confers on the description of the perpetrators of this heinous act, they can’t be anything short of criminals.
“Once the warehouses are emptied, the next destination as already manifest in the last two days, are private businesses and individuals’ homes.
“I received briefings from relevant stakeholders on the level of havoc rendered in the last two days.
“With shock, we received the report of attacks on the Customs Office, Road Safety, Primary Healthcare Development Agency, NEMA office, COVID-19 Isolation Centre at Kofare, North East Commodity Association (NECAS) Kofare, public and private warehouses in Demsawo, Nyako Quarters, opposite airport, behind Zenith bank, bakin kogi, Mayanka, Upper Benue, AADP, LEA, Yola South, Red Cross opposite FMC, Aliyu Mustafa College; Belel’s workshop, Private farms, etc.
“we are still taking stock of extent of loot and damages to properties of government and private entities.
“The loss is materially colossal but more enormous is the loss of moral values driven by greedy criminal urge to steal.”
Speaking on the efforts of the state government in curbing youth restiveness he said, “As a government, we saw this coming, right from inception, we knew no government can take all the army of the youths into its employment.
“Even if it can, in this age of enterprise creativity and entrepreneurship, it is the dumbest decision to take. We therefore created the Ministry of Entrepreneurship to build the capacity of our investments and manage them successfully.
“We are training many youths who are willing to be off the street and creating enabling environment for SMEs to thrive.
“We have advertised for employment of 2000 teachers for secondary schools in the State. I urge qualified candidates to take advantage and collect employment forms free from any zonal office close to them
“We have been doing our best in the development of the State, especially with the Adamawa peace project.
“This indeed is a major setback. With your support we shall overcome it.
“Fellow Citizens of Adamawa State, today, 27th October, is my birthday. The best gift you can give me on a day like this is a commitment to making Adamawa peaceful.”

AdamawaLooting: Trying to Score Cheap Political Points from Looting is Lame! How Would You Explain How Tractors, Roofing Sheets, Are “Palliatives”

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The Senior Special Assistant to the Adamawa State Governor on Social Mobilisation, Victor Dogo, has cautioned the oppostion, frantically aiming a dig at the governor, suggesting that the looted palliatives were consignments received from federal government but not given to the people.Dogo said, the narrative is false, misguided and mischievous in all fronts. The mare endorsement of looting of public and private property makes any political group or party an enigma to the people it seeks to impress and it leaves such politicians and their party with the heavy duty of explaining how towing away of tractors, removing roofing sheets, brandishing knives and clubs, in any way resembles attempt to get food items.Pictures of Looting Across the countryDogo made this known in a statement made available to Daily Rendezvous, Tuesday.Dogo said, “Since the flagging off of this Fresh Air government, it has been unapologetically committed to addressing the needs of the people of this state especially the young and the poor.”So, for anyone one to suggests that a federal government Palliatives has been lying dormant in the stores while our people languish in hunger is absolutely absurd and irresponsible.”The Palliatives from the federal government has long been distributed across the twenty one local governments of the state, the ones looted by mob action were the ones sent in by donors and a larger part of them are yet to arrive, that was why it has not been distributed yet.”The entire essence of governor Fintiri’s conversation to the effect that the palliatives looted were not the ones received from the federal government is being twisted to suggests that the state government never received any palliatives from the federal.Pictures of Looting Across the country“That answer was specific and a direct response to a question as to whether the state government has received any palliatives and failed to deliver it to the people.”He added that, “And I must say that as painful as situations are, the truth about some things that happened in this state yesterday was not the doing of governor Fintiri but the pains in the hearts of people was high and no matter how you explain they feel it is just right to give it out.”The truth is what I have not even said, the policy behind palliative is that it is to be given in batches within the period of events from the warehouses as soon as the items were delivered.”This means they are meant for control so that suddenly it never goes empty. But I thank God the main stock of rice from CaCovid partners have not arrived.”Also, note that what we feared at the beginning actually came to pass, some decent people wanted food but you must have seen that there are some evil people who have been lurking in the corner, seeking for opportunity to wreck havoc on the society and that was what actually happened.Pictures of Looting Across the country“We all protested for SARS reform because of its several human rights violations records but I voiced out that it was wrong to demand for its scrapping without an alternative as it would create a security vacuum.”I maintained that we could maintain SWAT as an alternative, while the endSARS advocates discuss details of gradual reforms and changes in the force as Nigerians cries have reached a crescendo.”But this recklessness only lend sleeper criminal cells like the “Shila Boys” the opportunity to once again unleash terror on innocent citizens of Adamawa after their activities have been eliminated.”The truth is always seen as lies when it is laced with sentiments especially political ones.”Governor Fintiri has by far the best record as the most listening governor and a people friendly government.”When public outcries began to register across the Country, what we expect and hoped for was that it would be done with grace, respect for one another and with caution because when good causes are intercepted by criminal elements, disgruntled politicians and members of the public, the good message could be lost in the band wagon effect.Pictures of Looting Across the country“What we witnessed in Adamawa in the past two days was a mob action that lend a helping hand to criminals and men of the underworld who went about wrecking havoc and threatening innocent citizens with violence and unfortunately led to some deaths, and governor Fintiri is saddened by that because he would that not mind, (though not endorsing it,) that every food item is carted away and no man was hurt in anyway.”That is not what we want, that was not what the protests wants to achieve and that is not what well meaning citizens look forward to.”

Fintiri’s Progress Confuses Outdated Politicians Like Nakura-Dogo Slams Misguided Politician

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The Senior Special Assistant to the Adamawa State Governor on Social Mobilisation, Victor Dogo, has blasted Husseni Gambo Nakura, over his misguided and uninformed rating of governor Fintiri’s performance, claiming that previous governments like that of Boni Haruna, Nyako and even Bindow, funded education while the Fintiri administration has not done anything to that effect.

Dogo while condemning the statement said, it was an expression of outright lies and a compendium of inaccuracies deliberately concocted to deceive and mislead.

But Adamawa peope have seen the light and cannot be distracted by such cheap attention seeker trying to keep Adamawa backwards.

Dogo made the remarks in a press statement made available to Daily Rendezvous, Wednesday, in Yola, Adamawa.

Dogo said, “Nakura is easily noticed for his backward and stale knowledge from what he thinks and phantoms within his limit of exposure on what politics and governance really is.

“It is wrong sitting under the tree as a local champion to voice the figment of ones imagination as an opinion of the people.

“The shocking display of shame by such a person does not come as a surprise, saying that the people’s Governor was booed is only known to him and whoever is with him in his bedroom.

“The passion expressed to the Governor is rather a response to how he esteems the Mubi- Madagali axis highly and upholds them equally as other parts of the state.

“The Mubi market known for it’s much activities but in need of serious upgrade was recently getting the attention it needed from the ATM Governor, but for Nakura to stoop so low to speak evil of the good works being done in that market makes me wonders if he is not the chairman of “Unconcerned people or something else.”

” It is now clear that Nakura is wallowing in pains and still dreaming, shocked at the speed of transformation taking place at that axis. What this entails is that his strategy of hiding behind miscreants to perpetuate evil and pushing it on others is over.

“Well, a man that has to pay for his comic story to be interpreted from Hausa to English while forming his story is not worthy of response.

Dogo added that, “In verbal rampage and confusion he unknowingly admitted that Governor Fintiri is building serious physical infrastructures but someone I think it is beyond his imagination or scope of understanding or too advanced for now, this is disgraceful and unimaginable.”

Dogo blasted the confused politician saying, “Nakura fails to see the area of Health, Education and improved standard of living ongoing in the state.

“The Cottage hospital turning into the general and standard hospitals, the over five thousand schools getting great renewal.

“May be he is just too worried that the administration of the present Government sets the bar too high for his low standards?

“This year the ATM Governor visited the Damare fertilizer plant which is right now in the process of been brought to life meanwhile the farmers were also given fertilizers after the personal effort by our Governor to obtain permission to bring in fertilizers while a ban from the federal government existed with a higher cost than ever because of the COVID19.

“Also he seems not to be in Adamawa if he fails to see that the ATM Governor has commenced free education, scholarship home and abroad.

“Education is priority goings by latest development the State University in Mubi is experiencing with massive construction and renovation of the campuses.

“The immediate past government have done what they could but this is the time to fix the errors, move ahead, bring the needed transformation to meet the new phase of Adamawa which “Nakura is not in tune with.

“But funny is his inability to come in terms with the policies on ground.

“The complete ignorance expressed by Nakura on the Fintiri led government’s projects is astounding, it shows that he is a drowning man clutching at every political straw to hold unto.

“Adamawa has moved on beyond story telling unto doing great things. The open bidding for contracts, opportunities are not what” Nakura is used to yet his noise cannot distract the Fintiri’s vision for Adamawa state.

“The train is a speed train not the type Nakura has in his head. I hope he gets who will translate this response or preferably next time, I will write in Hausa so he gets to learn about policies and promises, where politicking ends and governance commences.

“Adamawa is the project for concern citizens led by decent men, meaning his name should give way for a better person to chair a group of concerned citizens.”

Setting The Record Straight: Fintiri’s Mida’s Touch is Causing Mass Hysteria Among Oppostion in Adamawa-Victor Dogo

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The Senior Special Assistant to the Adamawa state governor on Mass Mobilisation, Victor Dogo, has aimed a dig at the opposition in Adamawa saying the opposition in the state are already sulking and grieving over their missed opportunity, as governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri’s Mida’s touch is already changing the landscape of the state and exposing the lapses of their failed, woeful governmnent and governance style and how Adamawa state has been pushed several years backward as a result of poor leadership.

Dogo while making reference to some recent a spurious and mischievous publication targeted at governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri by the opposition, Dogo explained that, the desperation of the opposition is now coming to the surface and is evidently expressed in series of faceless attacks in media publications, seeking to masquerade outright lies as some form of truths.

Dogo made this known in a statement made available to Newsmen, Thursday, in Yola, Adamawa state.

Victor Dogo said, “For the umpteenth time,the opposition in Adamawa state has found another proxy and willing ally who purportedly writes for an online media to carry out its venomous propaganda against the person of His Excellency, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri the ATM Governor and his administration.

“The well defined grassroot politician AUF is extremely busy executing the numerous projects he promised the good people of Adamawa State and will not be distracted.

“Technology has made it so easy to copy and paste newspaper or magazine reportage without knowing the facts of the case in question.”

He added that, “The writter has turned himself into a judge in a case he knows little or nothing about except a stale report he gleaned from the internet, yet he resorts to distort facts and figures deliberately to mislead the public.

“However the good people of Adamawa have left the realms of conjectures to that of reality of an administration that is determined to make the lives of its citizens much better at all cost and is willing to go to any length to put smile on the faces of its populace.

“However, in the interest of the good people of Adamawa State, let us set the records straight.”

He buttresses that, “The writter alludes to the period the Governor served in acting capacity in 2014 for a period of 3 months.

“It is on record that AUF’s outstanding and stellar performance within that short period earned him the name “ATM Governor” and threw his detractors into disarray.

“AUF was praised particularly for clearing in batches, the backlog of payments to pensioners who used their youth and most productive years to serve the state, the Governor also reverted to timely and accurate payment of civil servants in the state.

“It seems the opposition and their proxies still take offence at the humane gesture of the ATM Governor for achieving what seemed impossible.

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“Mere good governance is not enough; it has to be pro-people and pro-active. Good governance is putting people at the center of development process.”

“His excellency Ahmdu Umaru Fintiri literally epitomises a people oriented leader that considers the exigency of any situation in making decisions to favour the masses.

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“Adamawa state has always been refered to as a civil service state and Governor Fintiri would leave no stone unturned to make civil servants comfortable as much as possible because they are the instrumentality by which the Government executes its policies, plans and programmes thus thier welfare has always been his priority wayback in 2014 and now.

“Furthermore, the Governor has the constitutional powers to source for, or deploy funds to ensure ciivil servants are paid as at when due.

“It is heart warming that the civil service status of Adamawa would soon change to “Commercial capital of the north east,” “home of agriculture and industralisation” and “Tourists destination”.

“With the present AUF administration in power, it is just a matter of time the name civil service state will be a thing of the past.

“The writer also alludes to constructions without approval. The people using the roads are rejoicing while detractors are sulking.

“The transparency and oppenness of the AUF administration is unrivalled in the history of Adamawa state since its inception anybody could easilly approach the Ministry of finance to clarify any enquiry. It is vividly clear that the writter failed to do his due diligence.

“The Executive and legislative arms of Government in Adamawa state are in sync and share a most cordial relationship. We must remember that the Governor is a product of the legislature thus they are his ally in progress.

“It has become obvious to all and sundry that the ATM administration is unequivocal about bringing massive development to Adamawa State.”

Dogo further said, “The writer also seems unaware or refuses to aknowledge the aggressive internal revenue drive of the ATM administration that has been comended by well meaning personalities both within and outside the state.

“It behoves on the writer and his likes to do their research properly. Revenue generation has been a forte of this administration.

“Regarding projects such as the Mararaba Garta road and Yola town roads, if only the writter carried out his research properly he would have known that construction of roads sometimes fall in the purview of the federal government,while others are state projects and sometimes it is a collaboration of the federal and state government,in the situation in question, the Fintiri administration fully paid its own part of the bond for the construction as required .
All the contracts awarded by the ATM administration as an Acting Governor were dully awarded with requisite processes.

“The Yola township roads were also awarded and duly paid for and embarked on accordingly.

“The AUF administration has awarded many more road contracts currently in the same Yola town and environs which are at various stages of construction.

“More so, currently critical infrastructural developments litter the nooks and cranny of yola town and the state at large.

“The Boko Haram insurgents deliberately attacked and destroyed critical infratstructure mostly within the mubi,madagali and michika axis thus making life difficult for the populace.

“The AUF administration has prioritised reconstruction of such infrastructure in the affected areas,some have been completed,,some are ongoing.
Recently the pela maiha road and others are at various stages of construction.

“Rural electrification is history and expanding within the Michika Madagali axis today.

“The writter has also projected himself as an unsolicited mouthpiece for the APC by casting aspersion on President Goodluck Jonathan and Admiral Nyako who ought be accorded due respect as an elder statesman in Adamawa state, the use of subterfuge to disparage him would not be condoned by the ATM administration who place high regards on elder statesmen both past and present.

“Also regarding the faculty of the Adamawa State University ,the ATM administration has advanced beyond the writers insinuations in fulfilling all requirements by upgading the school of legal studies yola to serve as the law faculty of ADSU so as to enable all structures at the Mubi campus be put into thier original use as intended by the institution’s management.

“This administration is intent on realising the commencement of the law faculty which his Excellency was and is still the brain and initiator of the law department right from his days as a member cum acting governor.

“Today this has reached advanced stage and the people of Adamawa would be the prime beneficiaries.

“The AUF administration has never been aversed to constructive criticisms but when such criticisms take an insidious dimension to deliberately run down this administration,it must be condemned by all well meaning persons.

“It is increasingly obvious that the opposition is recruitting more stooges and conspirators to blackmail the ATM admiinistration with falacies and kindergarten stories in a bid to peddle fake news against a Governor that is working more than he is speaking. However the commitment of the AUF Administration remains resolute, determined and foccused to diliver the dividents of democrecy to the good people of adamawa state

“When Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri was Governor in acting capacity he earned the name ATM.

“He is certainly going to earn the name Mr Projects before the end of his first tenure.

“Adamawa is working again and the wailers would continue to wail until Adamawa is totally transformed and takes its place as one of the best states in Nigeria.”