Adamawa Records Second COVID-19 Case

25 Feared Killed As Boko Haram Attacks Adamawa Village

 

Adamawa State has recorded a second COVID-19 case in the state.

The State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri made this known in a broadcast to the state on Tuesday.

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According to him, the second person is a medical doctor from Mubi, the northern part of the state.

Details coming shortly…

COVID-19: Adamawa Imposes Two Weeks Lockdown

A file photo of Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu-Fintiri.

 

As precautionary measures to curtail the spread of coronavirus, the Adamawa State Government has imposed another 14-day lockdown in the state.

This follows the confirmation of an index case of a returnee from Kano on April 16 who tested positive for the virus.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the state government described the decision to lock down the state as a painful one.

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The government, however, noted that it is left with no choice but to impose the lockdown in the overall interest of saving lives and containing the spread of the virus.

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri also called on residents of the state to cooperate with efforts made by his administration in tackling the virus.

 

Adamawa Records Index Case Of COVID-19

A hospital employee wearing a protection mask and gear shows a swab and a cotton swab for taking mouth specimen, Miguel MEDINA / AFP

 

The Adamawa State Government has confirmed the first case of COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

Governor of the state, Ahmadu Fintiri announced this in a state broadcast on Wednesday.

According to the governor, the victim is a returnee from Kano State.

The governor is currently holding an emergency meeting with stakeholders and security agencies and may announce a total lockdown of the state.

This comes 14 hours after Kano recorded 14 more COVID-19 infections, bringing to a total 73 confirmed cases in the state.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the development via its Twitter handle.

Earlier, the state recorded its first death from the virus with more infections discovered.

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According to the State Ministry of Health, a total of 21 cases have been confirmed.

It stated that the total number of infections was 21 as of last week Wednesday following the confirmation of 12 new cases.

The ministry tweeted moments after the NCDC said the number of COVID-19 cases had surpassed 400.

 

New Year, A Moment To Enjoy Fresh Air – Fintiri

Ahmadu Fintiri

 

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has said that the new year is a moment of new chances, a time of sober reflections, a period of new starts of viable dreams, a moment to enjoy some fresh air.

In his new year message to the people of Adamawa State, Governor Fintiri stated that the new year which marks the beginning of a new decade on the horizon is a time to truly reflect and look forward to better things in life.

The governor stated that the state has come into a decade in which solutions for combating economic challenges must be found.

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He said, “We should make efforts to contribute our quota to self-development and commit our time, resources and energy to the development of our dear State for our common good. As we go about our businesses, we should remember that the things that bind us are greater than the things that divide us”.

The governor admonished all citizens of Adamawa State to maintain the unity and harmony which the state has largely enjoyed since his government came on board, adding that his cabinet will do its best to contribute its quota to the economic development of the State.

“Let me reiterate that I will do my utmost best to make Adamawa State great again,” Fintiri stressed.

PHOTOS: Buhari, Fintiri, Two Other Governors Depart Abuja For Egypt

 

President Muhammadu Buhari accompanied by Governors Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa; Godwin Obaseki of Edo and Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State on Tuesday left Abuja the nation’s capital for Aswan in Egypt.

The President is attending Peace and Development Forum designed to set “an agenda for sustainable peace and development in Africa.”

The forum which is scheduled to hold from December the 11th to the 12th is an initiative to address the interconnections between peace and development in Africa while promoting Africa-led solutions through strengthening policies and practices.

The initiative is being launched by the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in his capacity as the chairman of the African Union (AU) and as an advocate of post-conflict reconstruction and development in Africa.

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Adamawa Governor Nominates Atiku’s Son, 22 Others As Commissioners

A file photo of Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu-Fintiri.

 

 

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has nominated Mr Adamu Atiku and 22 others as commissioners in the state.

Adamu is the eldest son of a former vice president and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election, Atiku Abubakar.

The governor forwarded the names of the nominees in a list which was read out at Wednesday’s plenary of the Adamawa State House of Assembly presided over by the Speaker, Aminu Iya-Abbas.

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The House Committee Chairman on Information, Mr Japhet Kefas, however, said no date had been fixed for the screening of the nominees.

“The House will decide next week on a date for their screening,” Kefas said.

This comes barely two days after members of the State Assembly approved the list of 40 special advisers nominated by the governor.

Others who made the commissioners’ list include the PDP Secretary in Adamawa, Abdullahi Prambe, and two loyalists of the PDP’s presidential candidate, Ibrahim Mijinyawa and Umaru Daware.

Both men had resigned as commissioners during former Governor Muhammadu Bindow’s administration and defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP.

Governor Fintiri also nominated three women namely – Justin’s Nkom, Wilbina Jackson, and Lami Patrick.

Gov Fintiri Dissolves Political Appointments In Adamawa State

 

Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri has dissolved all political office holders of their appointments with effect from Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

They include all Commissioners, the Secretary to the State Government, Senior Special Advisers, Special Advisers, Special Assistants and State Development Area Administrators who served under the Mohammed Jibrilla led administration.

Governor Fintiri made this known during his maiden broadcast on the state of affairs in Yola the Adamawa state capital. He said these steps have become necessary in order for his administration to bring the state back to the path of sanity, transparency, probity, accountability and rapid development.

The governor also announced the dissolution of all Chairmen and members of Boards, parastatals and Commissions in the state.

All the chairmen and members of boards, parastatals and commission in the state are hereby dissolved; the outgoing chairmen and members should hand over the organisations property in their possession to the most senior civil servant in their establishment.

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Similarly, all appointments into the state Judicial Service Commission, Planning Commission and Board of the Adamawa state Health Insurance Scheme and members of the Jimeta Modern Market Board were suspended.

The under-listed officials are hereby suspended from office pending the receipt of inquiry into their respective organisation; they are the General Manager, Adamawa State Water Board, General Manager, Adamawa State Urban Planning Development Authority, General Manager, Adamawa State Transport Company and Executive Secretary Post-Primary School Management Board.

Also, members of Governing Boards of tertiary institutions were not spared, however, he promised the reconstitution of a committee to review the exercise.

Chairmen and members of governing boards at Adamawa state tertiary institutions are hereby similarly dissolved with effect from Wednesday 29 May 2019. The boards will be reorganised in accordance with the extant laws and where necessary, be reviewed by the Adamawa state assembly.

He added that a bill for a stringent law to provide for stiffer penalties for kidnappers, abductors, armed robbers and their collaborators will be forwarded to the state Assembly as soon as it convenes.

Fintiri warned that it will not be business as usual and all government officials must sit up and be diligent, accountable and transparent in handling public affairs.

The foregoing directives are with effect from Wednesday, May 29, 2019, is just the beginning, as this administration settles down, it will give our citizens a new lease of life, based on respect for human rights, equity of persons and rule of law. We will rekindle hope in our people to believe in themselves for now and in the future.

Wike Receives Adamawa Governor-Elect Fintiri, Advises Him On Governance

Rivers Statè Governor, Nyesom Wike speaks while receiving Adamawa Governor-Elect, Ahmadu Fintiri at the Government House in Port Harcourt on April 3, 2019.

 

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has advised Ahmadu Fintiri, the Adamawa Governor-Elect to work for the people of his state. 

Wike gave the advice when Fintiri paid him a courtesy visit on Wednesday, at the Government House in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

“It is important that while we are celebrating your victory, we should be able to let you know that you came through a party and work for the party. Don’t work for your own personal interest,” he stated.

The governor also advised Fintiri to implement a people-oriented project, stressing that it’s necessary to consult before taking decisions on the affairs of the state.

He also reiterated his firm belief in the newly elected governor to govern the people in a way worthy of emulation.

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“You are representing people, you are not representing yourself. But I have that believe, God willing, you will continue to consult people and some other leaders of your party across the board. It is the key,” he stated.

While sharing his recent experience, Wike noted that his victory when soldiers were allegedly involved in the electoral process in the state is because he made consultation with the people and party leaders.

Fintiri was welcomed by other PDP leaders in the state including former governor Celestine Omehia; PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus; former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Austin Opara.

Others include former Rivers State Deputy Governor, Engr Tele Ikuru,  Senators-elect George Sekibo and Betty Apiafi among others.

Fintiri Inaugurates Transition Committee, Promises To Serve Adamawa Better

Adamawa Governor-Elect, Ahmadu Fintiri

 

The Adamawa state Governor-Elect, Ahmadu Fintiri, has inaugurated a transition committee ahead of his inauguration on May 29.

The 65-man transition committee headed by Ismaila Numan will work closely with a parallel committee set up by the outgoing government in the state.

Fintiri charged members of the committee work on a proposed plan that will help the incoming government with political appointments.

Speaking in Adamawa, the governor-elect promised to work well for the good of the people of the state.

“You should, therefore, obtain a complete nominal staff list of local government areas because we intend to direct the local government to sit up and work assiduously for the people at the grass root level unhindered,” he stated.

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He also advised the members of the committee to obtain details into assets and liabilities of the state and to also work with a parallel committee to be set up by the outgoing government

In doing this, he urged them to provide up-to-date information on the financial situation of the state that will help his government take off in May.

Responding, Numan dismissed rumour of witch-hunting, especially members of the outgoing All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government.

He assured the governor-elect to provide the opportunity for those concerned to defend whatever they present to the Committee.

Fintiri Vows To Overhaul Security Architecture In Adamawa

Ahmadu Fintiri

 

The Governor-Elect of Adamawa State, Mr Ahmadu Fintiri, has pledged to overhaul the security architecture in the state.

He said his administration will ensure that people of the state can sleep with both eyes closed, without fear for their safety.

“We will work with the security agencies, change the security architecture of the state. We will make sure Adamawa people sleep with their two eyes closed. I will ensure that whatever belongs to the civil servants is given to them,” he said.

Fintiri made the promise on Friday, a few hours after being declared the winner of the governorship poll in the state.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate secured 376,552 votes to defeat incumbent Governor Jibrilla Bindow of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 336,386 votes.

He attributed his victory to the good people of the state and thanked them for giving him the opportunity to serve.

“I give thanks and glory to God for what He has done to my life and the good people of my state for believing in me and electing me to lead them in the next four years,” he said.

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Fintiri, who acted as a governor briefly in 2014, promised to “do better” and improve the quality of lives of the people.

Beyond security, another cardinal area of focus according to him, will be to cater for the welfare of the working population.

He assured the civil servants of his administration’s commitment in paying the minimum wage of N30,000 recently signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.

“I am going to do much better than I did in 2014. Probably, I will catch up with one of the biggest states in the country.

“We are going around all sectors, particularly security, education, and infrastructure. In the last four years, it has never been this bad for our state,” he stated.

Atiku, Saraki Congratulate Ahmadu Fintiri On Adamawa Election Victory

 

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Senate President Bukola Saraki have both congratulated the governor-elect of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri.

Fintiri, a former acting governor of the state was declared winner of the election in the early hours of Friday after he secured 376,552 votes to defeat incumbent Governor Jibrilla Bindow of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 336,386 votes.

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Atiku in a tweet congratulated him while stating that he was looking forward to working with him.

Saraki, on the other hand, wished him success on the new path.

INEC Issues Certificate Of Return To Adamawa Governor-Elect Fintiri

Adamawa State Governor-Elect, Ahmadu Fintiri.

 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued a Certificate of Return to the governor-elect of Adamawa State, Mr Ahmadu Fintiri.

Responding after the presentation which took place on Friday at the INEC office, Fintiri commended INEC for conducting what he described as a peaceful, credible and fair election in the state.

He also called on the people to join hands with him to address some of the issues confronting the state.

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“God has crowned it with success that we have witnessed today. And I dedicate that to the good people of this state who have believed in me, who have round the state to ensure that they endured and fought throughout this election,” he said.

Fintiri, however, appealed to supporters of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to be calm while celebrating his victory ahead of his inauguration on May 29.

Speaking on his plans to transform the state, the governor-elect vowed that his administration would give priority to civil servants.