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Adamawa Assembly committee make case for indigenous construction companies



Adamawa Assembly Committee make case for Indigenous Construction Companies

By Baba Yakubu Yola

The Adamawa State House of Assembly Standing Committee on Rural Infrastructure and Community Development, has appealed to the state government to consider engaging indigenous construction companies in all the construction work it intends to embark upon in the state.

The Chairman of the Committee and member representing Ganye Constituency in the assembly, Hon. Alhassan Hammanjoda made the appeal when he lead other members of the committee to inspect ongoing rural roads being rehabilitated by Rural Access and Mobility Projects RAMP Two across the State.

Hammanjoda said that his Committee had inspected so many rural roads being executed by RAPM 2 by foreign and indigenous contractors in the state and was satisfied with there performance.

In his remarks, a member of the committee representing Verre constituency, Hon. Abdullahi Umar Yapak, urged World Bank to pass a vote of confidence on construction companies that perform beyond expectation.

He also appealed to the committee and the house in general to influence the award of remaining road project to performing companies.

Responding, the Contractor handling Muchalla- Rivawo Project, Chief Adams Gongola, appreciated the committee, saying that his company has been working tirelessly to deliver.

Gongola assured the committee of more improvement in service delivery inline with contract agreement.

He informed the legislators that he has been engaging the services of indigenes in the construction work as way of creating job and giving them a sense of belonging.

In a related development, the House Committee has also inspected Konan Yaji- Mijiwana- Giltambara- Amdur road and Hong – Mijili – Kuvagaya and Wuro Bokki -Uding- Pella roads being handled by Tec Engineering Company Nigeria Limited.

Speaking while at the site in Gombi LGA, a member of the committee, Hon. Japheth Kefas said as a matter of urgency, the company should embark on the construction of culverts before rainy season sets in.

On his part, the Chairman Gombi Local Government Area, Engineer. Dimas Shekel, appreciated Gov. Fintiri for awarding the contract which he described as people oriented.

Aso speaking in Hong, the member representing the area Hon. Wesley Bathiya thanked Gov. Fintiri for the project and the committee members for visiting his constituency, adding that the project would impact positively on his people.

On his part, Hong LGC chairman, Mr James Pukuma said that the rehabilitation of the rural roads would go along way in boosting the economy of his people.

The committee led by its Chairman, Hammanjoda of Ganye Constituency had earlier inspected Toungo-Kiri road, Longa Ewa -Wuro Abbo road, Kola-Boshikiri road, Numan-Bare road, and Pole Wire-Dikong road.

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Gov. Zulum seeks forgiveness of Borno residents for his shortcomings, outbursts.



Gov. Zulum seeks forgiveness of Borno residents for his shortcomings, outbursts.

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum has asked for the forgiveness of his outburst while reactiing to some challenges facing the state, since he assumed office as Governor of the state.

It could be recalled that the governor have been reacting with outburst while trying to find solutions to problems such extortion at the checkpoints, hoarding of petroleum among other issues.

Gov. Zulum in a State broadcast at Government House, Maiduguri, yesterday said: “ I acknowledge with thanks those well spirited individuals
who spoke of my occasional outburst and other shortcomings in good faith.

While I hold no grudges against anyone, I sincerely seek your forgiveness for the shortcomings outburst action and inactions before during the global COVID-19 crisis.” the governor added.

He said “I have remained focused since my assumption of office on May 29, 2019 solemn pledge to ensure peace and security in the state. This is as well to reposition the state on the path of development.”

The task envisaged is herculean and enormous requiring sacrifices,
commitment and resilience.
“We’re making frantic efforts to resettle Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and provide mechanism for their independent means of livelihoods.” he further explained.

I ensured that all good advises heeded to e i wil try to accept . I hold no grudge against anyone, I sincerely seek
your forgiveness for the shortcomings to ensure good governance and better quality of life for our people.,” governor Zulun.said.

He said the state government is a principally people-oriented with

broad based participation.

“lHe said our doors a open for consultations and worthwhile advises to take our state to the next level,” he said, while thanking everybody for the
concern shown for his life personally.
According to him, we will do all it takes to ensure better quality of
life to the people and prosperity of state.


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Covid -19; Borno Electoral Commission Suspends LG Elections indefinitely



Corona Virus: Borno electoral commission suspends LG elections indefinitely

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno State Independent Electoral Commission, (BOSIEC) has suspended the proposed Local Government Elections 2020 till further notice, as a result of the banned on public gathering inline with the federal government directives in its efforts to curb the spread of the Corona virus.

The chairman of the commission, Alhaji Abdu Usman while briefing journalists at the headquarters of the BOSIEC Maiduguri on Wednesday, said ” taking note of the advised of the Federal and state government committees on the control of the Corona Virus and the banned on gathering which involves more than 50 people, the commission has hereby indefinitely suspend the proposed local government election 2020″

He said ” the BOSIEC had on the 9th of Match 2020 issued a notice of Election into the 27 local government councils in Borno state. The notice of the election started on the 10th of March,2020 to 13th June, 2020  which is shefuled dates of the preparations and elections into the local councils of the state”.

“Taking into cognisance of the fact that the next activty in the tine table which is primaries elections of the political parties involves large gathering, whuch will go against the directive on the pendermic corona virus, the commission has decided to suspend all the remaining sctivitues n the time table indefinayrly inline with section 26 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended). The rescheduled time table will be released as soon as the situation is brought under control”, he added.

The chairman said ” so far the commission has roll out the election time table, met with the political parties, what remains is the primary elections of the political parties which is scheduled to take place between 8th April, 2020 to 15th Aptil 2020. But however, all activities relating to the election is hereby suspended till further notice”.

While regretting the inconvenience the postponement would cause all political parties in the state and the general public, Alhaji Usman said “the commission wishes to appreciate the cooperation and support of all stakeholders and good people of Borno state


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Covid -19 ; IBDFM suspends MCPD, Inductions, investitures



COVID-19: IBDFM Suspends MCPD, Inductions, Investitures

The Periscope reporter

The Governing Council of the Institute of Business Diplomacy and Financial Management IBDFM Tuesday, announced the indefinite suspension of the Institute’s programmes.

In a press release issued by the Institute’s Registrar and Secretary of Council Mr. Sukana Danjuma Tusha, the suspension of the programmes was to mitigate the risk of Corona Virus Diseases; COVID-19 global pandemic.

“The 26th and 27th MCPD Programmes, Inductions and Investitures of Fellowship earlier scheduled for 28th March and 4th April 2020 at FCT- Abuja and Gombe state respectively, stand postponed.

“Meanwhile, the President and Chairman of Council of the Institute, Prof A.A. Aminu has advised all members of the Institute to adhere strictly to the health and safety tips laid down by medical and health professionals on social distancing, respiratory hygiene (when sneezing or coughing) and regular washing of hands with soap and clean water as well as applying alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

“Aminu further advised the members to report any suspected case of Coronavirus to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) whose mandate is to prevent, detect and respond to threats of infectious diseases across the country.

“Members can contact the NCDC through their connect centre as follows:

Toll Free Number: 08009000010
WhatsApp: +234 (0) 7087110839
SMS Number: +234 (0) 809555577
Call: +234 (0) 7036708970

“While regretting any inconvenience this decision might cause our esteemed members across the country, be assured that it was taken in the overall safety and well-being of the entire members of the Institute,” the registrar said.

The registrar has assured that the resumption of all the programmes of the Institute would be announced as soon as the Coronavirus would have been contained.


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