The Acting Director -General of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos Mr Jonathan M. Jumamni, and Head of Delegation of Group Five of Senior Executive Course 38 who made the commendation when he paid a courtesy visit on Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla at Government House Yola.
The Acting Director -General have told the Governor that the delegation was in Adamawa state on a one week study tour to identify the challenges confronting the state in their efforts to reduce poverty and ensure inclusive development through wide consultations with stakeholders with a view to proffering recommendations and implementation strategies by the Government.
He explained that NIPSS conducts courses for Top Level Policy Makers and Executors drawn from different sectors of the country, adding that the centre also researches into the social, cultural, economic, political, scientific, Technological, security and other challenges that faces Nigeria.
However, he said the Theme of this year's course as approved by President Muhammadu Buhari is "STRENGTHENING INSTITUTIONAL MECHANISM FOR POVERTY REDUCTION AND INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA ."
The leader of the delegation also explained that NIPSS also conduct seminars, workshops and other action-oriented programmes, stressing that the institute was established in 1979 to serve as a high level centre for reflection, Research and Dialogue with the primary objectives of serving as the Nations Foremost Policy THINK TANK.
The delegation however invited the Governor to participation and offer further clarification and suggestions where necessary during the presentation of the report at the end of their course at a parley with President Muhammadu Buhari in November, 2016.
While responding Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla said that his government poised to bring development to the people of Adamawa state as well as to bring change to the electorates.
The Governor explained that Adamawa state has diverse ethnic cultural groups which described as a mini Nigeria.
He also informed the delegation that the state is expecting about Fifty-six Thousand (56,000) Internally Displaced Persons from the Republic of Cameroon and urged the Federal Government and other International Donor Agencies to assist the IDPs.
He assured members of the delegation that his government would give all the necessary support and cooperation to the delegation during their study tour in the state.
Earlier on, the Secretary to the State Government Dr Umar Buba Bindir highlighted some of the laudable achievements of the present administration under Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla for the last Ten months while in office which includes the construction of roads networks across the state, provision of Health care, Education, provision of portable drinking water among others to the people of Adamawa state.
By: Yunusa Abdullahi