22nd January, 2017.
By Yunusa Abdullahi.
The Adamawa state Government is to procure Twenty Thousand Metric Tons of assorted fertilizer to farmers for the year 2017 farming season.
This was contained in a resolutions reached during the 8th State Executive Council meeting and the second held out side the Council Chambers of the Government House Yola in 2017 which was presided over by Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla at Government Day Secondary School Demsa, Demsa LGA.
Briefing Journalists on the outcome of the EXCO Meeting, The Honourable Commissioner Ministry of Information and Strategy Comrade Ahmad Ibrahim Sajoh along side Chief of staff government house Alhaji AbdurRahman Abba Jimeta and the Honourable Commissioner for Local government Affairs Alhaji Mustapha Barkindo and State Attorney -General and Commissioner for Justice Barr.Bala Silas Sanga explained that the Council has resolved in conjunction with the Ministries of Agriculture and Local Government Affairs would procure Twenty Thousand Metric Tons of assorted fertilizer to farmers of Adamawa state for the year 2017 farming season and to be subsidised at the rate of N6,500 (Six Thousand, Five Hundred Naira Only).
According to the Information Commissioner, the Council had decided to reactivate and resuscitate all the Technical Skills Acquisition Centres across the state in order to tackle the problem of youths restiveness and unemployment, pointing out that the Council viewed it necessary to revisit the centres so as to make the centres very effective and functional once again.
He explained that a committee was constituted headed by Governor Muhammed Jibrilla as the Chairman, the Chief of staff Alhaji AbdurRahman Abba Jimeta - Vice Chairman and Commissioners of Information and Strategy Comrade Ahmad Ibrahim Sajoh, Local Government Affairs Alhaji Mustapha Barkindo, the Focal Person and Senior Special Assistant on Federal Government Intervention Programme Commodore Sali Bodes as members and the Special Adviser on Poverty Alleviation and Wealth Creation Alhaji Ayuba Audu as the Secretary of the committee .
The Council also earmarked the sum of One Billion Naira to be injected to settle pension arrears for the state Pensioners, Sajoh also explained that the payment of arrears would starts by Tuesday next week, stressing that already a committee headed by the Commissioner of Finance and Budget Mahmood Sali Yunusa is to look into the problems of pension to clean up the Data and starts payment to eligible Pensioners in the state.
However, Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla also paid a courtesy visit on the Hama Bata His Royal Highness Homun Alhamdu Gladson Teneke at his palace where he assured the Royal father that the state government has proposed to construct Earth Dam at Kukumto in Nassarawo Demsa.
The Governor also solicited for the support and cooperation of the people of Demsa to the present administration for the overall development of the state, and urged the people to always live in peace and harmony with One another, describing Bata people as peace loving community.
The Principal of the Government Day Secondary School Demsa Mr, Michael Ngaro also conducted the Governor and Members of the State Executive Council round the school premises where Governor Muhammed Jibrilla explained that his government has declared a state of emergency on Educational sector in Adamawa and GDSS Demsa would be giving a new face lift.
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