In This Government, Transparency Or Corruption, Is Zero Level – Bindow
* No Transparency, No Corruption In Governance! – Political Analyst
By Adamu Muhammad Dodo Adamawa 17/10/2018
Someone I could not tell who but certainly, one who conceived that Bindow was the best Adamawa could ever be blessed to have as a governor, even though the principal could be championing a move to weed the intellectuals “‘yan Boko” away from governance by paradoxically, deploying the services of some of the ‘yan bokos for a scheme to eventually turn against them, shared a ATV Yola’s 2,6 news report, more of a PR, aimed however, at marketing, to bring back Bindow in 2019.
“No doubt, Adamawa has every reason to once again support the governor to continue with the good work,” the news report concluded.
The lad or lady could be interpreting the Periscope Global Publishers reports as tough, without prior consideration of whether or not the criticisms of the government were constructive.
I however promised a deconstruction, a kind of non romantic view, while having the somewhat political report, rather romantic news review, published free of charge.
The Periscope global publishers – both the mainstream weekly and online publication – has never requested the government of Adamawa for payment of any kind of publication of its activities because, the latter is either yet to come out of financial recession or there has been misappropriation of public funds, such that public workers with LGAs, those with the primary healthcare centres, the medical doctors recently said to be employed by the health service management board of the state, the pensioners, the list could go on an on, are yet to be paid their outstanding salaries and other entitlements arrears, in spite of the bailouts and the Paris Club refund funds.
The counterpart fund, as was insinuated, could not get to be generated, even with the improved revenue drive, to be able to access the UBEC fund.
Therefore, the Periscope Global Publishers, generously resolved to cover by exposing, to report and reveal by capturing the government’s mood of the moment, without any prompting, as gratification is ethically criminal, without also any anticipation of commendation because, fair reportage, for the most part, seems to be displeasing to the subject of inquiry “thingified” by its inadequacies and imprisoned by ineptitude.
Lest I forget, last year, Adamawa Television Corporation ATV Yola, celebrated a 30th anniversary with its establishment. The television station that excelled with its exhaled rather, inexhaustible slogan of excellence.
I was part of the ATV Yola’s success story, having worked with the station as a volunteer professional for over two years without any allowance, from 2000 to 2003.
However, the most salient highlight of the anniversary, in my opinion, that earned governor Bindow a somewhat invisible ovation and comments of commendation was the recommendation of employment waiver, granted to the management of ATV Yola to regularise, convert by means of employing the artists and the volunteer staff whose contributions were certified by the public and the management of the television station, as worthy of commendation and employment.
However, the employment waiver, the Periscope Global Publishers would investigate, was yet to take effect one year after,
ABC Yola that was blessed with the similar employment waiver, was said to have received the signal for the waiver to take effect. It simply did employ new staff.
The question that is remained to be asked is, what went afoul with the ATV Yola’s employment waiver?
Employing the committed youth in ATV Yola, is in my judgement, worthier than employing SAs for the undefined allowances.
It would be of great benefit for the SAs, if they should be introduced into the technical skills acquisition schemes.
The news report below, would not blow the balloon leading to that angle for a slightest clue either.
It could be a human angle reminding the principal about the presumed forgotten obligation, as much as it could be declared a taboo, taking a political angle, marketing Emmanuel Bello or Ahmadu Fintiri or Abdulaziz Nyako or Nuhu Ribadu and/or Dr. Mahmood Halilu Ahmad Modi, at whatever amount, on ATV Yola, for a new beginning as could be free from any fee, relating to the political news for marketing “continuity” as that sent to me via WhatsApp below.
The following is the 2, 6 news:
It has been three years, the Muhammadu Jibrilla Administration continues to follow strictly, to the implementation of plan to improve on the various faced of developments, ranging infrastructure, agriculture, health, education and economic reform.
The state has now changed away from its bondage of underdevelopment.
For instance, it’s approach to health issues, which sought the renovations and constructions like Mubi general hospital, Ganye, Maiha, Numan as well as the specialist hospital in Yola as added to the rapt attention, primary healthcare agencies across the 22 wards of the state, which function 24 hours.
The development has greatly reduced spread of ailments, thus reducing maternal mortality and morbidity, placing Adamawa on the list across the country.
It is no longer news that Muhammad Umar Jubrilla has made its impact felt at 17 out of 21 LGAs who witnessed robust infrastructural drive, with over 379 new roads as well as several bridges constructed.
In Yola north and south alone, 117 kilometers roads were either constructed, reconstructed or rehabilitated, while rural areas like… Kiri-Shelleng road is gradually coming to an end.
“I just managed, prudently, with what I have.
“In this government, in terms of transparency or corruption, is zero level
“God has given me the opportunity that is very rare. I’m managing four million people.
“Is not because of my knowledge or anything that I have extra than any human being.
“Is just God has ordained me to be in this position. So is an opportunity to serve, “Bindow said.
Farmers and farming activities had also received a boost.
The procurement of over 150 tractors, distributed across Adamawa with prompt procurement of fertilizer every farming season. This has greatly improved yield.
On education, selected secondary schools were renovated to make learning process conducive for students, while relevant books and teaching materials were purchased and distributed to all the schools.
“You can see and can report… over 3000 bedding materials and other implements for the school,” Bindow said at a selected school the procured educational materials were presented.
And with the systematic approach to block leakages, which hitherto existing among those managing state finances, the revenue drives of Adamawa has now improved from from less than three hundred million naira a month to one billion naira.
“In this government, in terms of transparency or corruption, zero level,” Bindow said.
No doubt, Adamawa has every reason to once again support the governor to continue with the good work.
the news story concluded.
In another vein, an official in Adamawa government, argued that governor Bindow constructed 397 roads in 16 LGAs of the state. Reconstructed and rehabilitated 7 general hospital two of which were hitherto burnt down completely by Boko Haram. Revived 403 primary healthcare centres and over 400 hundred schools.
The achievements ought to have earned Bindow either the PMB like unopposed ticket for continuity with the change or a work over during the APC gubernatorial primaries.
However, governor Bindow has had tough challenge such that the party primaries would have to go rough as was alleged, that the contenders; Modi and Ribadu, would have to appeal to the national leadership of the APC, to nullify the election and to disqualify the purported winner, due to the way and manner in which the primary election was conducted. Alleging that the whole exercise has grossly violated the genuine guidelines. Therefore, it should be cancelled in the interest of justice, internal democracy and the progress of APC.
“If the process was genuine, we’ll be left with not option but to receive the outcome of the gubernatorial primaries in Adamawa.
“However, the process was fraudulent. The electoral committee comprised irregularities in a manner that results were announced where either a kind of kangaroo elections were nocturnally conducted or elections were never conducted at all,” a political analyst observed.
“The fraudulent manner in which the governor tolerated the conduct of the gubernatorial primaries to his favour, is metaphoric of the way he conducts his leadership; zero tolerance to transparency and corruption lacks any definition, other than zero.
“You talk of zero corruption when due process by contract and procurement standards, were not taken into consideration in awarding any of the said executed projects in Adamawa state.
“But for The initiatives of Dr. Abdullahi Dauda Belel the chairman Adamawa state healthcare development agency and the intervention of the World Health Organisation, primary healthcare in the state would have been in sorry state.
“Do you know that the money that accompanied the second best award in the federation won by the Adamawa state primary healthcare agency would have been used to offset some of the outstanding salaries of the primary healthcare workers? Don’t ask me where the money was diverted. Do you job to find out.
“Adamawa is indeed in financial quagmire with the alleged unaccounted for loan and there’s very little to show of how the loan was utilised,” a political analyst argued.
A reader asked why the Periscope Global Publishers hate Bindow?
Hate! Well, the following response concluded the piece.
We record activities. We don’t hate anybody.
Like Obama would say, he’s for everybody and for nobody.
We can’t say leadership is effective when it’s actually clueless.
We can’t say there’s quality education, when in reality, there’s rot about it.
We can’t commend the healthcare, when in reality, it is dysfunctional.
Skills acquisition, aged, youth and women empowerments at zero level.
When parents can’t pay school fees of their children, can’t put the hospital bills and can’t feed their families because, they are recklessly been denied salaries and pensions for some months, in spite of the bailouts and the Paris Club refund funds.
We can’t say there’s water everywhere, which ought to be but it isn’t the case.
We can’t say rule of law is being adhered to, when court order isn’t honoured.
You could go on and on.
Unless otherwise, you want us to degenerate into sycophancy or any form of dementia.
Mind you. We only report, we do not make news.
We help in strengthening the truth, lest our community reduced into the republic of liars as creatively articulated by Wole Soyinka in his “InterInventions: Between Defective Memory and the Public Lie – A Personal Odyssey in the Republic of Liars.”
A most read, if you asked me. Peace![tps_title]
Nigeria, 60 years after independence, still toddling
Nigeria, 60 years after independence, still toddling
By Haruna Yusuf
Today marks 60 years of independence from British colonial rule. Nigeria gained her independence on 1st October 1960. Nigeria is among the 17 African countries who seek liberation and got their independence, as Ghana got hers in1957, 3 years before Nigeria.
Nigeria is among the largest, if not the largest country in Africa with the population of about 180million people with different cultural backgrounds, heritages and believes. Nigeria with it’s diversify, abundant natural and human resources, yet rated the third country with the most poorest individuals as citizens.
Nigeria’s recent history has been a mixed picture of partial progress and woeful setbacks, marked by democratic stability, economic woes, corruption and pocket of progress amid development, education and damning health challenges among others.
Nigeria as a country and Nigerians as citizens narrowly escaped from colonial dominations and slavery only to enter into a new and premeditated covert era of resources exploitation and subjection.
Nigeria with all modesty witnessed a peaceful transfer of power in its recent elections, in which President Muhammdu Buhari the incumbent defeated Good luck Ebele Jonathan in a tight presidential race in 2015.
Good luck Jonathan faced tribulations from the present ruling all progressive congress (APC) which was the powerful opposition, accusation of financial mismanagement, abuse of political power, lack of will to settle the issues of insecurity, health, power and unemployment among other issues that was holding Nigeria to ransom, but now, reverse is the case.
Nigeria was one of Africa’s giant and most dynamic economics for many years after independence during the military era of Yakubu Gowon, Nigeria was the largest coco export in Africa. But six decades on, Nigeria is mired in problems, still struggling to build an economic model that encourages enduring growth, addresses poverty and provides a future for its youth.
Youth “explosion” the most dangerous and consuming factor facing [email protected] the moment. ” The most striking change for me, is the increasing reality of disaffected youth- a younger population that is ready to explode at any slightest opportunity. They’re hungry for political emancipation of freedoms, they’re hungry for economic opportunities and they’re hungry for social fulfilment.
Joblessness is a major peril, unemployed youths are the easiest prey for armed groups, especially the decade nightmare engulfing the peace and stability of Nigeria especially in the northeast (Boko Haram) Northwest/ central the kidnappers and armed bandits while the south/east the rising cultism, ritualist and rape among others. The Jihadi movements in the sahel became a stumbling block for development and dividend of democracy. This may always be tempted to risk clandestine emigration, often at the cost of their dare lives.
Poverty, injustice and inequality is the greatest factor crippling the peace and stability of Nigeria. A country bound by a repugnance and remorseful constitution that seems applicable to only the vulnerable and irrelevant in the society. A country so blinded by hate and cumulating sentimentalists, a country where “everyone else” is a hypocrite in his/her own way. A country with so many educated illiterates and maybe a country with many delusional and deranged ideologist.
If and only, we can trace and see in the realm of Nigeria, not through but above our noses how blessed this country is, both in human and natural resources, then and there,we’ll have embraced nature and make a better part out of our miserable life.
The bleak future and clouded uncertainties we found ourselves in, is a manmade and calculated proportion that could’ve been averted if we ever had wished to be contained, but we are blinded by hatred for one another and tied to sentiment and inflicted by our delusional ideologies of divide and rule instead of oneness and coexistence.
It is a pity to say, but it’s quite unfortunate in a normal view that politics is unrelated to our every day life, the country of Nigeria has three embodied arms of Government that the average person knows nothing about and should’ve a problem with, especially when it comes to the political publicity and awareness. The undiluted truth about Nigeria political system isn’t always about the people that it suppose to be as constituted in democracy nor the Government that supposed to be for the people, by and with the people. But ultimate “power” to extort and subject the same people tribulation.
Corruption is a monster that has brought about catastrophic setbacks and maiming of millions of vulnerable Nigerians from independence to military dictatorship to this acclaimed present day democrazy.
Nigeria has not recovered from the diabolic thievery of Abatcha and his acolytes, thousands have died perhaps more than in a holocaust, thousands are still dying due to our potholes on the roads, insecurity, lack of portable drinking water, medical healthcare facilities among others.
Corruption in Nigeria is more of malicious than civil war, communal clashes and Boko haram combined. Our politicians always have their ways through the maze by bribing and buying the conscience of the electorates.
Democracy and Nigeria are like Siamese twins, through conjoined very maneuvering, they are uncomfortable and under intense pressure that could result in all forms of hurt, even death, although, democracy may not be strange to an overwhelming percentage of Nigerians, what may be strange to them is the brand of democracy that invests, first and foremost in human and material resources for purposes of political stability, economic viability, scientific advancement, technical breakthrough, educational development and life-enhancing social services, given the general optimism that Nigeria was going to be the bastion of democracy in Africa.
A lot has to be done and some has to be let go, before we can come out of the spirit of crippling and stagnating bondages.
A piece by Haruna Yusuf the publisher of Daily Hint Newspapers
Buni: A tireless and resolute champion
Buni : A tireless and resolute champion
By Haruna Yusuf
His excellency, Mai Mala Buni, the executive Governor of Yobe state and the chairman of the ruling all progressive congress (APC) caretaker/Extraordinary national convention.Buni is always known to be a game changer and it is believed he has whatever it takes to turn around the fortunes of his state to the best and also bring back sanity in APC.
Buni’s antecedents stem from the beginning of his political career as a ward councillor at a tender age and rose rather rapidly through the political atmosphere of Yobe to the National/Secretary, now caretaker chairman of the ruling all progressive congress.
There are times when we make history and there times when history makes us, Buni’s main characteristics are resilience, consistency, knowledge, people -skill, motivational approach and leading by example..What really made him great is, his foresight, vision, strategic planning and ability to serve, a leader par excellence.
Loyalty is something one should take very seriously, because loyalty is everything, whether it’s a friendship, relationship or a boss as an example. Putting your trust in someone and being loyal to them is something that is rare this days and hard to come by, people are brought up in different ways based on culture and believes, but what made Buni genuine is loyalty, consistency and honesty at all times, he is brave in his thinking and daring in action, that’s why he accomplishes everything he stands for and this assignment of reconciliation and bringing back sanity in APC is not and would not be an exception.
Today everyone can see Buni’s report card, he has scored extremely well, he has shown prudence especially in the use of merger resources of his state and the assignment of bringing sanity back in the ruling all progressive (congress APC) as the caretaker chairman. He is quite, very peaceful, not a noise maker but delivering on the job he signed for. Even as a National secretary of the ruling party he towered above his contemporaries in being an astute manager of people, a discipline leader and someone to be trusted with the state’s lean treasury to perform miracle, that lends credence to why we should appreciate the courage and sincerity of purpose of this personality in rising to the sacred state and national duty.
Gov. Buni has so far, proved to be the best in governance and service delivery mandate, a level headed leader who is beyond reproach, he comes as consensus builder and one individual who will never improve himself at the expense of the people of the state, he is known and certified to be an astute manager of people and All-inclusive leader at all times.
Buni before now, has maintained a constraint office of the ruling all progressive congress (APC) National secretary, a role that comes with high visibility, but average authority, still when judged by how well he was able to operate within the ambit, his records are strong, exemplary, transparent and committed in resolving internal crisis, this offers good example of Buni’s leadership style before emerging the Yobe state Governor.
Gov. Buni Restoring Sanity in APC
Gov. Buni Restoring Sanity in APC
By Haruna Yusuf Abuja
The chairman of the ruling All progressive congress (APC) caretaker/Extraordinary National convention committee and the Yobe state Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni is an astute manager of people and an all inclusive leader who carries everyone along irrespective of tribe, religion or political inclination. On assumption of office as the caretaker chairman of the ruling all progressive congress, the first and bold step he took was to pay homage/consult to the party leaders, he first visited Bisi Akande who is also relevant in the party politics before meeting with the cofounder Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu to seek for support and advice on how to sanitize and bring back all the aggrieved members who left or stopped participating in the party affairs for one reason or the other.
The APC caretaker chairman, in his inaugural address after members of the committee were inaugurated assured party members that his led committee would work tirelessly on both short and long term strategies to reposition and bring the lost sanity back to the party, but all he will need is the support and cooperation of the members in other to achieve the reconciliation exercise, all hands must be on deck.
This is therefore another opportunity for Buni to bring complete sanity
back in APC, with his courage of conviction and sense of purpose as the national secretary of the party for 5 years, it is time to show the world what he has achieved in the task to chart the critical path to total political and economic emancipation of the people from the grip of PDP in the 2015 general elections.
With all modesty, one political truth about Buni, is that he is a man gifted with a high degree of intelligence, experience, charismatic leadership and steadfastness needed to fix and restore sanity in APC, with his political insight in the game. Hon. Mai Mala Buni is among those who ushered in the current political dispensation and was the pioneer Yobe state chairman of the Action congress (AC) and later the All Nigeria People Party (ANPP) who are both legacy of APC.
No one can go back in time to change what has happened, so, let’s work on the present to make our party one united family and stronger, Buni said. politicians will always have one of their own because the National chairman of the ruling All progressive congress (APC) Hon. Mai Mala Buni was Born and bred by politics, he became a councillor when the NRC and SDP were birthed. Records of Buni’s Journey through the maze of Nigeria politics indicates that though he may have been or still is the most charismatic and industrious servant, his sweetest dreams somehow always seem to evade him at the moment he needs them the most.
Gov. Buni is one man you’ll always want in your corner during political battle s, his frankness on issues is second to none and always maintained his word. In his few days as the National Chairman of the ruling all progressive congress (APC) he demonstrated to party members and Nigeria as a whole that ” he who calls for equity must come with clean hands” making it clear that the party can contain all and sundry, also ready and willing to resolve all issues with every aggrieved member. That the door is always opened for negotiation and welcoming new members to the progressives.
Mai Mala Buni is known as Mr “Fixer” on his assumption of office he has received Dogara Yakubu and Senator Isah Misau the two powerful political gladiators from Bauchi, Returnees from across the states and he reconciled Edo/Ondo and put in place machineries ahead of the elections.
He reconciled all the APC state chairmen and pleaded with all the aggrieved party members who left to come back and partake in the affairs of the party, that’s the beginning of the return of sanity in APC.
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