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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“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.”