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.

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

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

Gov. Fintiri 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.

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.

POLITICS: Adamawa APC Members Regroup in Abuja – Strategise on the Way Forward

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Stakeholders of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State meet in Abuja to discuss to Strategise and chart a way forward for the Party in the State.

The meeting which was led by the Senator representing Adamawa Central, Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed, was attended all members of the house of representatives elected on the platform of the APC, including Yusuf Buba Yakub, Namdas Abdulrazak, Dasin, Ja’afar.

Other party stakeholders at the meeting include those formerly elected on the platform of the Party and some Party leaders and groups from the State.

The meeting is expected to evolve strategy to put the party in a strong position to challenge the incumbent governmnent PDP governmnent of Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, towards reclaiming the lost glory of the party in the state.

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.

“Narendra Modi said
“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.

“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.”

Nigeria at 60: “We Will Make The Difference,” Gov. Fintiri

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The Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has called on the political class in the country to made a difference by promoting peace, democratic values and enhance prosperity among Nigerians as evidence of the two decades of uninterrupted democratic practice in the country.
The governor laments that after sixty years of self rule and two decades of uninterrupted democracy, Adamawa state deserves more and that his government is committed to using its term in office to bring about prosperity, economic development and heal the wounds of suspicion and insecurity of the past.
Fintiri made this known in his independence remarks, issued by his press secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou, Thursday, in Yola, Adamawa state.
He said, “It is with great pleasure that I extend congratulations to Nigerians on the occasion of the nations 60th anniversary celebrations.”
“We will not fail to liberate our people, to restore material wealth and true essence of democracy and bringing prosperity in our social contract with the people of the state.
“The fresh air government believes Adamawa people deserve more after 60 years of self rule and promised to make a difference within the period of his mandate.
“We stand ready to help restore the pride of the people, heal the cruel legacies of suspicion, underdevelopment unemployment, poor housing and inadequate education and security,” he said.
While calling on the political class in the country to improve the quality of governance, the Adamawa state governor said, “After two decades of democratic process, the Political class must advance democracy, peace and prosperity through mutual interests based on shared democratic values.
“It is possible to achieve a truly free society rooted in common values in order for democracy to thrive.”
The Governor notes that the 2020 anniversary theme, “Nigeria At 60 Together” presents an opportunity for joint efforts to confront the twin crisis of COVID-19 and poverty through deepening capacity cooperation to overcome challenges.
He regretted that these are trying times in Nigerian history and tasks all to endeavour to bring together an ever-divided country.
He said “We fought an unfortunate civil war, been through cycle of conflicts and crisis and most recently kidnapping and insurgency, but going forward, we must fight obstacles to moving forward the boundaries of freedom, the only danger to the hope that is Nigeria. Let’s borrow from our founding fathers and preserve the better Nigeria they have hoped for in our journey to nationhood”.

Adamawa: Fintiri Fixes 12th October to Reopen Schools – State Poly Fabricates 20 Hand washing Machines, Built 30 Washing Points- Dr. Teneke

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The Adamwaa state governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has directed that all schools from basic to tertiary, public and private in Adamawa state, to resume academic activities on the 12th October, 2020.
The governor who express regrets over the prolonged school closure as well as the shutdown of several sectors of the economy as a result of the coronavirus pandemic urged schools to maintain all the necessary safety protocols for prevention against the pandemic.
Fintiri made the remarks in a Statement issued by his press secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou, Thursday, in Yola Adamawa state.

He said, “The Adamawa State Government has announced Monday October 12th 2020 as date for the reopening of both Public and Private Schools across the State.

“Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri who issued the directive, regretted the long closure of schools due to the crisis of COVID-19 Pandemic alongside other sectors of the economy.”

Fintiri said, “I am pleased to announce Monday October 12th as the date for resumption of academic activities from the Basic to Tertiary levels having wasted so much time.
“As a Government we will not leave any stone unturned towards ensuring enforcement of the COVID-19 Protocols.”
“Consequently, the Governor has directed the Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development to meet with stakeholders in the sector to discuss modalities for the reopening.

“The Governor has also directed school managers to observe the COVID-19 Protocols and provide the necessary requirements needed for the safety of Students.”

He warned that “Schools must ensure Washing of Hands at entry points, use of Facemask and Hand Sanitizers, as well as, Social Distancing and proper Hygiene as any institution or school found wanting risk closure and sanctioning.”
The governor also called on parents to take interest in the well-being of their Children and Wards by supporting schools with the provision of basic requirements needed for their Children to observe the basic safety guidelines in the fight against the coronavirus Pandemic.
In a related development, the Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola, has fabricated about 20 water dispensing machines, three thousand of hundred millimetres hand sanitizers, one hundred, hundred millimetres of liquid soaps, among other facilities, provided by the school management in preparation for school reopening in Adamawa state.
The Director Academic Planning of the Polytechnic, Gabriel Gladstone Teneke while giving details of the polytechnic’s readiness for resumption said, “We are fully ready for school resumption and the school management led by the Rector, Professor Ibrahim Umar, has set machinery in place to ensure that every protocol for the prevention of coronavirus pandemic is observed and respected.

“Besides several other facilities obtained by the school management, the school has first of all, set up a Covid-19 Task Force, and the committee has swung into action setting up all the necessary facilities and guidelines for the school resumption in view of the COVID-19 Protocols.
“We have received several facilities as support from relevant school bodies including the donations of infared thermometers, liquid soaps, among other items,” Teneke said.

Teneke added that, “We have also initiated measures for classroom management in view of the pandemic.
“We have already set up hand wash facilities in all lecture theaters, departments, and and colleges and have purchased thousands of facemask to ensure the safety of our students and staff.

“We have already designed strategies to break large classes into smaller classes as is consistent with COVID-19 social distance safety protocol.

“Furthermore, we have stipulate that diploma one would have their classes in the morning periods up to noon time, while diploma two will take all their classes from the noon time up to the evening session.
“We have fumigated all classrooms, lecture theatres and have embarked on the complete mowing of the school premises, so we are fully ready for resumption.”

Your Victory Ends “God Fatherism” in Edo Politics-Fintiri to Obaseki

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The Adamwaa state governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has congratulate the newly elected governor of Edo state, Godwin Obasaki, saying it was a well deserved victory and a strong statement and endorsement of his leadership by the Edo people.

Fintiri, who is the vice chairman of the PDP National Campaign Committee, tasked Obasaki, to be magnanimous in victory by extending hands of friendship to the opposition and called on him to use his second term in office to deliver quality service to the people of Edo state.

Fintiri made the remarks in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou, and made available to Newsmen, over the weekend.

Fintiri said, Obaseki’s victory at the polls has put a death knell to the era of god Fatherism in Edo state and created a new vista in history of Edo Politics.

The statement reads, “Adamawa State Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki on his victory at the poll.

“Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri said the September 19th election is an affirmation that has further demonstrated that his election is indeed a true reflection of the wishes of the people of Edo state.”

The statement further said, “Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri who is the vice chairman of the PDP National campaign committee therefore urged Governor Obaseki and the PDP, to extend a hand of fellowship to the opposition and dedicate himself to re-uniting the people and be the Governor to all.

“The path is now clear for focused piloting of the states affairs towards doing more for the people of Edo in your last term as Governor.”

He adminished Obasaki saying, “You have written your name in gold as one who changed the politics of Edo state by putting god fatherism to rest.

“Because the people of Edo have spoken well and made their votes count.”