3rd February, 2017.
By Yunusa Abdullahi.
The Adamawa State Government is to enhance its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR ) in order to survive the implementation of 2017 Budget.
This was diaclosed by the Secretary to the Adamawa State Government Dr Umar Buba Bindir along side Honourable Commissioners of Finance and Budget Mahmood Sali Yunusa, Higher Education ,Science and Technology Alhaji Rufai Ahmed Abubakar, Works Barrister Lilian Nabe Kayode, Attorny -General andCommissiner for Justice Barr. Bala Silas Sanga and Prof.Kaletapwa George Farauta who briefed Journalists at the end of the Fifth State Executive Council Meeting presided over by Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla held at the council chambers of the Government House Yola.
According to the SSG the Council has discussed alot of issues and reached at a number of resolutions for the progress and development of the state, explained that the EXCO has discussed on the 2017 Budget with regards to enhance the Internally Generated Revenue in order to survive the implementation of 2017 Budget.
He also explained that the present administration is to construct more roads with International standard and drainages across the state.
The Council also discussed on the employment of Education Secretaries as submitted by the Commissioner of Education to the Council.
Dr Umar Bindir further announced that the Council has also deliberated on the deployment of Paris Club Fund to pay the Local Government Staff salary arrears in the state. He pointed out that the Council also received a report by the State Attorney - General and Commissioner for Justice on the panel that has visited the Adamawa State University Mubi to conduct further investigation on how to stabilise the University.
He however revealed that the Council had also received a Memo submitted by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology through the Commissioner Alhaji Rufai Ahmed Abubakar on the need to get contributions of people who had a knowledge and the best practices in raising resources to secure scholarship to Adamawa state indigenes for the Year 2017 and 2018.
The Council also received a report on the implementation of a white paper on the appointment of the new Executive Chairman of the State Board of Internal Revenue.
Also commenting the Honourable Commissioner Ministry of Works Barr.Lilian Nabe Kayode explained that the EXCO had approved the construction of Four Span Song Bridge at the cost of N585,000,000 (Five Hundred and Eighty Five Million Naira) which was awarded to Triacta Construction Company Nigeria Limited with a completion period of Four Months.
She also announced that the Council also approved for the construction of Girei Street in DouGirei quarters.