Adamawa: Edgar Takes Over Head Of Service From Mandama,
Tangwami Takes Over Chief Of Staff From Abba?
By Adamu Muhammad Dodo
Dr. Edgar Amos, was sworn in last week, as the new head of service, Adamawa state.
While some people were jubilating over the Edgar’s appointment, commending governor Bindow for what they considered as foresighted development the appointment, some other people, especially, the permanent secretaries with their kiths and kins, sympathiser and some civil society gropus with the air about due process, were said to have cried corruption and injustice in public service.
The antagonists for reason of due process, to the Edgar appointment, argued that the question of hierarchy associated with seniority and years of service by means of experience as should, were not taken into consideration in the appointment.
The group recalled with lament that, even the previous appointment of Dr. Luis Mandama as the head of service, was not based on hierarchy.
“There has been injustice right from the appointment of Dr. Luis Mandama as the head of service. He was not by hierarchy, the most senior permanent secretary in Adamawa state civil service. His senior colleagues were shortchanged with the appointment as much as the violation of civil service rule was with impunity violated, when Mandama’s to have been terminated with retirement age was extended with six months and another extension with pseudo contract appointment for additional months,” one of the agitators lamented.
A development the group claimed, was technically aimed at scheming some permanent secretaries among whom the head of service ought to have been appointed.
The fantastic injustice was said to have been ploughing the ground to be able to conveniently plant Edgar as head of service, making good his accelerated appointed from deputy to permanently secretary and with less than one year upgraded experience, to be promoted to head of service, actualising the insinuations nurtured more than seven years ago.
However, one close to the Adamawa state government house, on condition of anonymity said, he has not seen anything criminal with the appointment the Edgar’s. However, whoever, by whatever reason, felt shortchanged, should register their grievances with either the public complaint commission, the character commission or even the EFCC and ICPC for redress.
It has however come to pass. Dr. Edgar Amos remained maintaining the head of service office, exposing the public commentator, to the public comments of commendation and condemnation.
Before the criticism could get to douse down, another insinuated issue was generated, relating to Hon. Felix Tangwami the DG Bindow campaign organisation, fantastically playing the Chief of Staff in disguise?
Tangwami is currently occupying the office meant for chief of staff to the governor and attending to people and files, where Abdurrahman Abbas Jimeta was occupying before transiting to great beyond.
“What is DG campaign to governor Bindow doing in late Abdulrahman Abba’s office?
“DG campaign office should be outside the Government House. Mind you, government house is not a political office,” a public commentator queried.
Indigenes of Jimeta, who were said to have been promised, would not want to be indigent by being shortchanged of the chief of staff office
“Late Abdurrahman Abba Jimeta was from Jimeta. Therefore, any appointment into the office ought to reflect Jimeta, a member said to be with the Jimeta Youth Progressive Association, GYPA, would say.
“There has been agitation, shared on social media previously, by a certain Christian group, arguing out why Christians should not vote to bring back Bindow in 2019. One of the reasons was that Felix Tangwami, who’s better qualified for a chief of staff, was about being manipulated against, to be denied.
“Could Tangwami, acting as chief of staff in disguise and eventually, to be confirmed into the office, hearkening to the call by the Christian group?
“If not, can you find out why and what is Tangwami the DG campaign doing by occupying the office of chief of staff in Adamawa government house?” A critic forwarded the challenge.
It was the question that the Periscope Global Publishers Investigate would want to forward to the commissioner of information Comrade Ahmed Sajoh for clarification by explanation.
However, the contacts of the commissioner, were unavailable up till the time of the press.
It is reserved for followup, kind of update.
Biu Emirate loses Kuthi at the age of 80
Biu Emirate loses Kuthi at the age of 80
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
The Kuthi (Emir) of Biu, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Umar Mustapha Aliyu has died at the age of 80 .
Confirming the death, the Borno state government through the commissioner of Information, Home Affairs and Culture, Hon. Babakura Abba Jatau said “Inna Lillahi wa innah ilayhi rajiun his royal highness the emir of Biu Mai Umar Mustapha Aliyu has answered the call of Allah Subuhanahu wa Taa La””
“Appointed June 1989 the late emir died this morning at the age of 80. He will be laid to rest in Biu by 2pm today Tuesday, 15 September, 2020 according to palace source may his soul rest in perfect peace.,” The statement added.
An emirate source told our correspondent that the Late Alhaji Umar Mustapha Aliyu died at the Federal Medical Centre Gombe at about 8;45 pm on Monday night after a protracted illness.
“As I am talking now (10;35am) we just received the corpse of the Late Kuthi and the funeral prayer is scheduled to take place by 2;00pm today”, the source added.
The Late Emir who succeeded his father Alhaji Mustapha Aliyu was appointed in June 1989 and has spent 31 years as the Kuthi of Biu.
Late Alhaji Umar Mustapha Aliyu was the 28th Emir of Biu and started his career as vetinery officer in Biu with Borno state government and was appointed the District head of Biu in 1975 and later appointed Emir of Biu in June 1989.
FG adopts air drop strategy to ensure foods gets to IDPs inaccessible communities in Northeast
FG adopts air drop strategy to ensure foods get to IDPs inaccessible communities in Northeast
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
Worried by the plight of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) taking refuge in inaccessible areas, the Federal Government through the National Humanitarian Coordination Committee has adopted an air drop strategy to ensure that foods get to the IDPs in the hard to reached communities in the Northeast
While speaking to newsmen shortly after the ascimilation exercise demonstrated by troops of the Nigerian Air Force the Air drop strategy at the Maiduguri International Airport during the weekend, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Faruk said “we are adopting this strategy to ensure that our IDPs in hard to reached areas are benefited. The Air drops strategy which in collaboration with the troops of the Nigerian Air force is not a new strategy, it has been used in 2018 in Kala- Balge local government” and we adopting to ensure effective and efficient delivery”.
“the issues around inaccessible areas, areas where humanitarian aid workers cannot access. We are collaborating with the Nigerian Airforce to support us with air drop of food items to communities and areas that are not accessible. We have identified four areas which includes Rann, Mary’s, Damboa omang other communities, we are here to see the ascilmilation exercise of the air drop with a view to see how it will work and If there is any challenges, we will go back to the drawing board and correct it “, the minister added.
The Minister further said “the Air drop distribution is targeted at 26,067 households, totaling 156,402 individuals.. We are going sit-down with the Borno state government this night with a view to see how best all the hard to reach areas can be reached.”.
Hajiya faruk said “the government has.put in place measures to.ensure that the food items doesn’t get into the hards of insurgents through air surveillance and identification of real beneficiaries. The foods to distributed I Clyde’s 26*067 22.5kg of rice, 26,067 2.5 kg of beans, 26,067 12.5kg of maize and Millet, 4,394 packets of 20 grammes iiofizef salt, 2,604 of 29 litres vegetables oil, 4,345 cartons if superghetti and 2,173 cartons of seasoning cubes “
Earlier, the Air Taskforce Commander, Air commodore Precious Amadi said “the purpose is in case for any reason the foods cannot transported by road,, we will use air drop strategy to take food to the people by ayur. The Nigerian Aurforrce has the capacity to drop foods to people in inaccessible areas. We will do it whenever we are call to do so”
While on a courtesy call to the Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, the Minister said ” we are here on behalf of the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the National Humanitarian Coordination.committee to see how we can ensure no one is starve by ensuring food get to those in.hsrd to reach areas.”
Hajiya Faruk said “at a meeting held with the Vice President on 4th September 2020, it was discussed that accessibility issues faced by INGOs operating in
the NorthEast due to insecurity, floods or terrain, could be mitigated with the support of the security services and as outlined in the joint CiSEC Communique signed at the end of the 3 day Civil Security Cooperation Workshop held in Maiduguri from 6th–8th November 2019.The Communique highlights the need for Civil Security Cooperation to ensure the conduct of seamless humanitarian
” Your Excellency, the CiSEC structures provide the relevant platform for the essential dialogue and interaction required between humanitarian\civilian and security actors that it is necessary to pursue common goals which protect and support persons of concern affected by emergencies created by wars, armed conflicts,and terrorism;
natural and secondary catastrophes; and technological and environmental disasters.”. She further stressed.
She stressed that “however,to ensure that we are able to provide adequate support, I wish to request that the State Government provide the
necessary information required to enable collaboration with the
Nigerian Airforce to drop food and non-food items in locations that
have been made inaccessible due to insecurity or the recent floods.”
She said ,the Managing Directoror NorthEast Development Commission NED and the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA will work with the Borno state team to ascertain and provide the NHCC with the required information to
ensure that the interventions provided are prioritise,and the needs and are
sufficient for the identified vulnerable communities”
Responding the Borno state Governor Professor Babagana Zulum represented by his Deputy, Alhaji Umar Kadafur said “we are working hard to see that we resettle all IFPs in the state volunteraliy , because they eager to go back to their communities. We have even commenced resettlement of our IDPs with the returned of the IDPs from.Auno, Ajiri, Kawuri and very soon we are going to resstlle the people of Baga, Ashigashiya and Ngoshe”.
Whe thanking the Federal Government for the support that have rendering to the IDPs in the Northeast, Governor Zulum assured that the Borno state government will work closely and support the Federal government to ensure all the food items get to the beneficiaries and no IDPs is starved.
The minister accompanied by the Borno state Deputy Governor, Alh Umar Kadafur, the Managing Director, NEDC Alhaji Goni Alkali, the DG NEMA Alh. Mohammed T Mohammed and others dignitaries inspects the food items at the NEMA store in Maiduguri.
Borno fixes 26th September 2020 to resettle famous Baga fish town IDPs
Borno fixes 26th September 2020, to resettle famous Baga fish town IDPs
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
The Borno state government has fixed 26th, Semptembe, 2020 to resettled the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPS) back to the famous Baga fish town of Kukawa local government of Borno state.
It could be recalled that on 29 July 2020, the convoy of the Borno state Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum was attacked in Baga which resulted into reaction by different segment of the society.
The famous Baga town was displaced about two years ago when members the Boko Haram Insurgents invaded and occupied before it was liberated by the military about a year ago,
innugurating the 23 Man committee on the return of Baga IDPs at the Government House, Maiduguri on Monday, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno state gave the committee 26th, September, 2020 to identify all IDPs and resettle them back to Baga.
The high powered committee comprising of top government functionaries including Representatives of the Army, Police, DSS, CJTF,, NSCDC, Humanitarian and Development partners, vigilante hunters, community leaders and traditional leaders among others .
Govenror Zulum said “,sequel to the reply Borno state government recieved in respond to our official letter to the Chief of Army Staff COAS, Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai informing him of our intention to return the Baga IDPs back to their ancestral homes to continue with their normal life and livelihoods on 26th August 2020. Following the acceptance of the Army to our request the state government has fixed. 26th September, 2020 to the return the IDPs if Baga
“in order to ensure smooth and quick return of the people of Baga, the Committee has to work round the clock to ensure successful return of the people., Hence, the committee has to achieve this, to actualize the return of the IDPs on that date by making it a reality. You have about a month or less than 30 days to ensure the all necessary measures and structured are put in place for the livelihoods of the returnees*, Zulum said.
He also said “the committee is to also put in place all what is required for use of the IDPs, to ensure smooth and immediate return of the IDPs, to identify those living in Baga town,and co opt anybody into the committee that will facilitate your assignment made recommendations for further neccessary actions”,.
The 23 man Committee is headed by the Borno State Commissioner of Justice and Attorney General, Barrister Kaka Shehu Lawan and Permanent Secretary, State Ministry of Reconsttruction Rehabiliation and Resettlement, Abba Yusuf us serve as Secretary of the committee.
Responding, the Chairman of the high powered committee on return of Baga IDPs, Barrister Kaka Shehu Lawan thanked the governor for finding them worthy to serve in the committee. and assured him that they will not let him down.
He said the committee will work hard to ensure the return of the IDPs on 26th September 2020 while pledging to give the govenror periodic feedback on the activities of the committee.
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