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His Excellency Governor Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow 

Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla has commended  President Muhammadu Buhari for his   initiative by introducing  the N-Power  programme in order to create employment  and to reduce  poverty in the  country .

The Governor made the  commendation at the  flagging off of the  programme  held at the  Mahmud Ribadu Square Yola .
He stated that  Adamawa state Government  will  continue to collaborate with the Federal government to  ensure that the  programme  had succeeded in the state .

The Governor also  called on the  beneficiaries  to take good advantage of the programme  so as to be self reliance in the society and described  youths  as the future  leaders of the  country.

In his remarks  the Adamawa state  Coordinator of N- Power Programme  Retired Commodore  Usman Sali Bodes  stated that the  programme  was introduced to empower youths,Women and other vulnerable  groups in the society .

He also  highlighted  that the  programme  was centered  under Two categories  in the first phase of the  programme  as Teacher's   Volunteer Corp  which is  focus primarily on  education, Agricultural  extension , public  Health  and community education  as well as Training  and empowerment  of knowledge .

Commandor Usman Sali Bodes 
Commodore Bodes  explained that  other programme is the school feeding programme to increase  enrolment in public schools  and to encourage  local farmers to produce  food locally  to feed pupils  in schools which will empower the farmers economically .

He also called on the  beneficiaries to take good advantage of the programme in order to move the state forward . .
He however mentioned  the breakdown of the benefiting local government as follows:

  1. Demsa LG 124 
  2. Fufore LG 90 
  3. Yola NorthLG 790
  4. Yola South LG 235
  5. Gombi LG 173
  6. Song LG 180
  7. Girei LG 216
  8. Maiha LG 46
  9. Mayo-Belwa LG 118.

Others are

  1. Michika LG 257
  2. Mubi-North LG164
  3. Mubi South LG 97
  4. Shelleng LG 57
  5. Toungo LG 4
  6.  Numan LG 102
  7. Guyuk LG 113
  8. Ganye LG 47
  9. Jada LG 71
  10. Madagali LG 124
  11. Hong LG 490
  12. Lamurde  LG 62.


He also pointed out  that the  distribution of 3811 beneficiaries  as N-Power  Teach -3160,N -Power  Agro 259 and N-Power Health  as 192 respectively .

Also in  their good will messages ,the Honourable Commissioners  ministry of Information and Strategy Comrade Ahmad Ibrahim Sajoh , Youth and Sports  Mr. Augustine  Ayuba  and the  Special Adviser on Poverty Alleviation and   Wealth Creation Alhaji Ayuba Audu  called on the beneficiaries to be more serious in their responsibilities  as initiated  with  good  intentions by the  government .

BY: Yunusa Abdullahi
Information officer
Government House, Yola

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