23rd November, 2016.
By Yunusa Abdullahi.
By Yunusa Abdullahi.
As part of the commitment of the present government on unity and Transparency, the state Executive council (EXCO ) held a meeting outside the council chambers of the Government House Yola the first of its kind in the history of Governance in Adamawa state .
The 19th EXCO Meeting presided over by Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla which held at the prestigious Villanova college Numan has deliberated on a number of issues that would be beneficial to the entire people of Adamawa and to move the state forward.
While briefing Journalists at the end of the EXCO Meeting ,the Secretary to the State Government Dr Umar Buba Bindir disclosed that the State Executive Council discussed on the provision of the Solar street lights in the areas particularly affected by insurgency in the state to improve openness and also to serve as security in the areas.
The Secretary to the State Government revealed that the EXCO had also discussed on the issue of procurement of goods and services that requires to move Adamawa state forward. According to the SSG, the council had deliberated on the issues of pension emoluments of the retired civil servants in the state, He however explained that a committee would be set up to look into the pension matters so as the state Civil servants work under a motivational environment.
More so, he had explained that the EXCO has discussed on the issue of diversification of the state economy particularly taking the vast advantages of the Solid minerals across the state. He also said that the EXCO deliberated on the foreign investment directly as Public Private Partnership in the state so that more resources would come to engender the efficiency into Agricultural sector.
The SSG further explained that the meeting has demonstrated to Nigerians and the rest of the world that peace have returned to Adamawa state and the Governor would move to anywhere in the state.
After the EXCO Meeting Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla had an interactive session with the Teachers and staff of Villanova college where he assured them that government will settle all their arrears owed by the Teachers very soon.
The Governor was later taken round the college premises by the Principal Mr. Linus Fate where governor Bindow expressed dismay over the deplorable nature of the classrooms, Hostels and the entire environment of the school which he described as unhabitable for human being especially students, lamenting that his administration would not accept it .
The Governor however said that his government has declared a state of emergency on Educational sector for the betterment of the future generations.