9th May, 2017 .
By Yunusa Abdullahi.
An Eighteen Man Adamawa state Environmental Task Force Committee have been inaugurated.
While performing the inaugural ceremony at the Conference Hall of the Government House Yola, the Secretary to the State Government Dr Umar Buba Bindir said the committee was mandated to clear all temporary structures along the major roads within the state capital that were not in line with the State Planning Commission in the Jimeta and Yola metropolist.
He explained that the committee are expected to stop illegal trading and hawking along all the major roads of the State Capital for safety and also for integrity of the state.
The Secretary to the State Government also said that the committee is expected to maintain sanitation and cleaning along the roads and drainages for obvious reasons, pointing out that the committee is also to stop harp- hazard and disorderly parking of Vehicles along major roads within the State Capital.
Dr Umar Bindir further explained that the committee has been given an open hand to tackle any order environmental problems that the committee may consider necessary. He however said that the committee has been given Six Months period to submit it's report for consideration and adoption by the Government.
While responding on behalf of the members of the committee, the Chairman of the committee Alhaji AbdurRahman Abba Jimeta said members of the committee would work tirelessly and to ensure the environmental condition of the state is habitable and safe.
Alhaji AbdurRahman Abba Jimeta emphasised that the Task force committee will not witch - hunt or victimise any body, maintained that members of the committee would work with the public and in open advocacy with the people so that Adamawa state would have a peaceful and environmental free society, stressing that the committee will also evolved public enlightenment on Television Stations and Newspapers as well as public fora so that the Government, the people and the members of the committee would work together for the overall development of Adamawa state.
He however assured that the committee would work tirelessly in order to achieve the desire and the Vision of the present administration as far as the environmental sanitation and security of the state is concern.
Members of the State Environmental Task Force Committee includes :Alhaji AbdurRahman Abba Jimeta as Chairman, District Head of Jimeta Alhaji Mohammed Inuwa Baba Paris Vice - Chairman, Honourable Commissioner Ministry of Information and Strategy Comrade Ahmad Ibrahim Sajoh, Member, State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice member, Honourable Commissioner Ministry of Environment member, Honourable Commissioner of Commerce and Industries member, Honourable Commissioner Ministry of Land and Survey member, and Honourable Commissioner Ministry of Housing and Urban Development member.
Other Members are the District Head of Yola, Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed Mustafa, the Representatives of SSG, Police command, FRSC, NSCDC, Private and public sector, the Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works and the General Manager of Urban Planning is to serve as the Secretary of the committee.