Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has in a statewide broadcast to mark Nigeria’s 59th anniversary scored himself high in the areas of education, health, workers’ welfare, security, and local government autonomy as some of the areas his administration recorded giant strides in the last 121 days of his reign in power.
The governor charged the people to compliment his efforts in building a virile polity and strong economy in Adamawa State.
Gov Fintiri, in his Independence Day speech aired Tuesday said, “As we celebrate our independence, I urge all of us to renew our commitment towards building a united, strong and prosperous nation.
” We must rise above primordial sentiments and prejudice based on religion, region, tribe and social status. In the same vein, let us reflect on the fortunes of our state, Adamawa.”
The governor, highlighting security, welfare of workers, local council autonomy, education, and health as areas in which the government had already made much impact, said, “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, with plans to do more.”
He said he would continue to ensure prompt payment of workers’ salaries and other entitlements and would start paying the new minimum wage “when the details of the consequential adjustments have been worked out.”
On local council reform, the governor said, “Unlike what obtained in the past, we have also granted full autonomy to local government councils in the state. This has brought tremendous Fresh Air to workers at that level and the entire grassroots.”
He said his government, is living true to his campaign promises, declared free education in all public primary and secondary schools in the state, so that more parents could put their children in school.
“We will enhance the security, welfare and quality of education of our dear students. We shall also endeavour to transform the tertiary institutions to enable them render high-quality and fully-accredited academic programmes,” he said.