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Consider your deployment to Adamawa a blessing, Fintiri tells Corps members

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Consider your deployment to Adamawa a blessing, Gov. Fintiri tells Corps Members

By Baba Yakubu Yola

Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa has assured corps members deployed to the state of their safety and said they should consider their deployment to the state as a blessing.

Fintiri gave the assurance at the Damare Camp near Yola, at the swearing-in ceremony of 2019 Batch ‘C’ Stream 11 corps members deployed to the state.

Fintiri said Adamawa is now a peaceful state and would accord the corps members warm reception during the service year.

“Adamawa is at present one of the most peaceful states in the country.

“This is particularly evident in the serenity we enjoyed during the 2019 general elections in which corps members like you massively participated.

“To this end, I want you to consider your deployment to Adamawa as a blessing from God and therefore accept it in good faith,” Fintiri said.

He urged them to take the orientation programme seriously by participating actively in all camp activities which are full of opportunities and needed exposure to re-adjust their lives and build their confidence.

In his remarks, the State Chairman of NYSC Governing Board, Mallam Sanusi Faruk, lauded Adamawa Government for it commitment to supporting the scheme and urged the corps members to take maximum advantage of the training courses to be provided to them during the orientation.

In his speech, the Adamawa Coordinator of NYSC, Mallam Ibrahim Tukur, urged the corps members to demonstrate patriotic spirit throughout the orientation course and during the service year.

“I must quickly remind you that however that camp life is strictly regimented and carefully designed to inculcate in you discipline, hard work, team spirit and love for one another.

“You should aspire to the highest ideals of patriotism and selfless service to your fatherland,” Tukur said.

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Gov. Buni Commiserates With Emir Of Fika Over Fire Outburst

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Gov. Buni commiserates with Emir of Fika over Fire Outburst

His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, The Executive Governor of Yobe state, has on Monday commiserated with the Emir of Fika and Chairman Yobe state Council of chiefs, Alh. Muhammadu Abbali ibn Muhammadu Idrisa, over unfortunate fire incident at the Palace.

Governor Buni described the fire inferno that consumed a chamber at the Palace as a great loss to the emir, the Emirate and the state.

“l am deeply saddened by the sad news of the fire incident today at the palace of His Highness, the Emir of Fika.

“However, we are all consoled and give thanks to Almighty Allah that no life was lost nor injuries recorded” he said.

The governor asked the Emir to have faith that this was destined to happen at this moment and prayed that it never happen again.

Governor Buni also prayed to God to replenish assets lost to the fire outburst

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Democracy Day: Borno NUJ Applaud Governor Zulum For Executing 556 Projects in 741 Days

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Democracy Day: Borno NUJ applauds Governor Zulum for executing 556 projects in 741 days

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ had applauded the Borno State Government under the leadership of Governor Babagana Umara Zulum for executing 556 projects within 741 days in office.

The NUJ in a statement jointly signed by its chairman Bulama Talba and it’s Secretary, Mohammed Ibrahim said ‘”indeed this feat has no doubt justified the NUJ award in 2019 conferred on Governor Zulum as the Most Promising First Time Governor in the Country as well as other awards and recognitions within and outside Borno State due to the numerous peoples oriented projects on the ground.”

“As the Government and citizens celebrate democracy day the Union salutes their courage and resilience as well as never dying spirit which has gradually contributed to the restoration of peace in more communities with sustained programmes and prayers that should be further complemented with useful information to security operatives whom we expect to deal a final blow to end the insurgency bedevilling our dear state, the union stated.

The NUJ said “we appeal to the State Government to see reason to improve the processes of resettlement of IDPs to their original communities as well as the review the cases of local government civil servants affected by the ongoing verification by re-engaging them.”

The statement further said “We remind the public to be rest assured that all of the working journalists in Borno State remain ever dedicated to continuously push our pen to promote the interests and image of the State towards the full revival of its glory by the will of the Almighty Allah, Happy democracy day.’,

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We are committed to change the face of education in yobe – Gov. Buni

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We are committed to change the face of Education in Yobe state- Gov. Buni

By Modu Mala, Damaturu

His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, The Executive Governor of Yobe state, and also the Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, has reiterated the political will of his administration to invest and transform education in the state.

Governor Buni stated this today when he received the management of Nigeria Tullip International Colleges (NTIC).

He said education remains the priority of his administration, “We are committed to rejuvenate education in the state despite the high cost involved”

“Education is very costly, it is a project you keep investing and takes long time to mature but we are very committed to invest in it, as it is a compass to the future of the state” Buni said.

The Governor said the declaration of state of emergency on primary and basic education by his administration in the last two years had been fruitful.

“When we declared the state of emergency, we provided infrastructure, books and retrained our teachers and l am happy to say the state has progressively moved forward in education” he said.

According to the Governor, the performance of students in the state in external examinations like WAEC and NECO has improved from 35th and 36th position to between 14th and 16th position.

Mr. Fexzullah Bilgin, Managing Director NTIC, commended Governor Buni for giving priority attention to Education sector.

He said the commitment of Yobe state government had encouraged the colleges to continue providing quality education.

The MD also expressed appreciation with the growing performance of pupils and students across the state.

“There is a great improvement in the performance of students we coached for JAMB in the last two years” he said.

Bilgin solicited for more partnership between the college and Yobe state government for more improvement in the educational development of the state.

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