By :Yunusa Abdullahi
A Document titled "Adamawa State Development Master Plan a Blue Print on Vision 2016-2030 " have been presented to Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla for consideration to day being the 9th of February, 2016 .The Five Hundred and Nineteenth page Document with an estimated cost of #1,560,854,494,125.66 that comprised of #292,053,792,200.06 or 18.7% for short Term,#618,371,103,803.45 or 39.6% Medium Term and #650,429,598,122.15 or 41.7%Long Term Plan.
While receiving the document, Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla said the document is first of its kind in the history of Adamawa state that was internally produced and commended members of the committee for doing a thorough job.
Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla assured that the document would give the state government a direction, announcing that it will be judiciously implemented for the development of the people of Adamawa state.
In his brief remarks, the Secretary to the State Government Dr Umar Buba Bindir highlighted on the mandate on which the committee was inaugurated for, pointing out that at the inception of the present administration, the need to put in place such a committee has become necessary to enable the government forge impact positively.
The Secretary to the State Government had enumerated some of the laudable achievements of the present administration under Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla which includes :Road infrastructure, Education, Agriculture, Health Care delivery, Civil service, as well as Bindow For Social Change (BSC) initiative for the development of the people of Adamawa state.
Dr Umar Buba Bindir also revealed that the Adamawa state Economic Development Summit would be organised to enable the participation and implementation by relevant stakeholders in the state in order to enhance the socio-economic development of the state.
Earlier, The Chairman of the Technical Committee for the Vision 2016-2030 Alhaji AbdurRahman Modibbo Girei said the document will lay the foundation for development while solution have been proffered to be a pilot for sustainable growth and development. He also said the document also agreed that the economy of the state should be driven by Agriculture, Livestock and Solid Minerals but are capable of creating job opportunities as well as entreprenual growth . More so, he noted that the draft document is important considering the fact that the state is coming out from effects of insurgency and under development.
Members of the Technical Committee on the Development of Adamawa state Blue -print for Vision 2016-2030 includes :Alhaji AbdurRahman Modibbo Girei as Chairman, Isa B.Salihu ,Dr Fatima Atiku Abubakar, Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, Dr Bala Usman, Barnabas G. Pata, Bashir D.Tukur, Geoffrey Garba, Umaru Bajam, Irish G.Yahaya, Abba Bello Umar ,Dr. Abdullahi Belel and Ahmadu U.Mana.
Others were Dr.Bello Abubakar, Bugi M.Kwaghe , Musa Ahmed Gaude, Fatima Usman Kojoli, Just us J. Taru,.Gilbert Isa Dokile, Hussaini Musa,and Thomas Indi.