By Yunusa Abdullahi
The Adamawa state Excutive Council (EXCO) has approved the sum of One Billion, Ten Million Naira (1,10,000,000:00) for constituency projects to the Honourable members of the Adamawa state House of Assembly to enable the members touch the lives of the people at the grassroots.
While briefing Journalists at end of the EXCO Meeting presided over by Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla at Council Chambers of the Government House Yola, the Honourable Commissioner Ministry of Information Comrade Ahmad Ibrahim Sajoh along side the Commissioners of Finance Mahmud Yunusa Sali, Solid Minerals Barr Shanti Shashi, and Water Resources Julius Kadala explained that the council ratified the Administrative approval for the procurement of permanent site of the state Fiscal Responsibility Commission.
The Commissioners also announced that the EXCO approved Two Hundred and Seventy Million Naira ( 270,000,000:00)for the procurement of Three Drilling Rigs for the provision of Rural water supply. adding that the council also approved the sum of 172,362,000,00 to the Ministry of Solid Minerals for the renewal of Mining licenses.
According to the Information Commissioner, the Council also approved the establishment of an Agency for Empowerment and Wealth creation to take care of the activities of the SPPU,The MDG'S, The defunct AADIL, APRM, and other agencies of government concerned with World Bank Donor Funding.
He also said that the council discussed the issue of presidential directives for the distribution of Tri-Cycles that were given by the presidency exclusively for Seven Local governments that are affected by the insurgency, explaining that the Council was also told that the Presidency has directed that the process should not be politicized and the Tri-Cycles should not be sold for what ever reasons by any body,stressing that the Council constituted a committee made up of Commissioners from affected areas under the Deputy Governor to work out modalities for the distribution of the Tri-Cycles.
The Commissioners however said that the Council has called on the people of Adamawa state to be more security conscious and vigilant especially with the security challenges that are going on across the country.