From Gyam Pam, Yola
Adamawa State Governor, Ahamadu Fintiri has called on the people of the state to be diligent and vigilant due to the insecurity pervading the state.
According to Fintiri in a state broadcast to the people of Adamawa State to mark the 59th Independence Anniversary, he also called on Nigerians to use the numerous potential resources to build a strong nation that can lead Africa and indeed, the world to a greater height.
Governor Fintiri noted that to this end, Nigerians must rise above primordial sentiments and prejudice based on religion, region, tribe and social status.
“As we celebrate our Independence, I urge all of us to renew our commitment towards building a united, strong and prosperous nation”, he maintained.
While reflecting on the fortunes of Adamawa State, which God through peoples votes has now granted me the responsibility and privilege to lead as Governor for four years, “I am fully aware of your high expectation on me and my government and by the grace of God and your support, I will not fail you nor disappoint you”.
According to the Governor, over the last 121 days, we have began to lay solid foundations for the growth and development of Adamawa State with remarkable success in tackling the different dimensions of insecurity across the state in a dynamic and effective manner.
In this regards, we have purchased 60 Hilux and 20 Land Cruiser pick up vans as well as 50 motorcycles to strengthen our new security outfit “Operation Farauta”, even as traditional rulers and community leaders in various peace building initiatives are to stem the herdsmen/farmers clashes.
The government is determined to increasingly enhance the welfare and capacity of workers towards making Civil Service play an active role in implementing government policies and programmes in line with our 11-point agenda.
Governor Fintiri told the citizens that though the decision to review certain actions by the previous administration that affect the Civil Service is causing some anxiety.
He therefore assure you that “our intention is to ensure that due process is followed in government actions and all Adamawa people are treated equally.
According to him, “under my watch, no qualified indigene of the state should be, or will be, denied access to government employment, promotion or service because of his or her religion, tribe, social background, economic status or political views.
On Organized Labour and all workers of Adamawa State the Governor further stated that my administration is committed to paying the new minimum wage when the details of the consequential adjustments have been worked out which, I hope, will be soon”.
He said unlike what was obtained in the past, we have also granted full autonomy to Local Government Councils in the state, and this has brought tremendous “Fresh Air” to workers at that level and the entire grassroots.
However, in line with the Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has approved the release of 18 prisoners serving various jail terms in five different Correctional Services across Adamawa State.
He said this is in pursuant to the Governor’s powers of Prerogative of Mercy under section 22(i) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The Governor therefore use the anniversary celebration to thank the people for their understanding, support and prayers and urge them to continue to support and pray for the leaders so that together, we will build a new Adamawa State of our dreams.