26th March, 2018
By Yunusa Abdullahi
Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla says Transparency and Accountability is the cardinals principles of his administration.
The Governor stated this while declaring open a Two Day First Quarter 2018 Edition of the Forum of Secretary to the Government of the Federation with Secretaries to State Governments held at the Banquet Hall of the Government House Yola recently.
Governor Muhammed Jibrilla said that Zero Tolerance on corruption in terms of managing the state resources is the first step taken by his government, explaining that his Administration has been able to construct over Three Hundred and Fifteen world standard Roads across Adamawa state in a shortest period while in office.
He also said that Adamawa state is calm and stable in terms of security, and commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his efforts in the fight against insurgency in the North East sub-region, hoping that the deliberations and Resolutions reached would be in the best interest of Nigeria.
In her presentation on the National Social Investment programme in Nigeria, the Special Adviser on Social Investment programme Hajiya Maryam Uwais said Nigeria faces social challenges in its path towards rapid economic development and growth.
She explained that the federal Government had provided 1.66 Million micro lending for businesses at the bottom of the financial pyramid where Traders ,Women cooperatives and market Women, Enterprising Youth ,Farmers and Agric workers were the beneficiaries of the programme. adding that 259-- 431 Loans have been successfully disbursed through 4,784 coops in across the 36 states and Abuja.
Hajiya Maryam Uwais also explained that the Federal government intends to establish Eight Technology Innovation Hubs around the country with One in each of the Geo - political Zone.
She said that the humanitarian hub in Adamawa state to encourage Technology related ideas on humanitarian challenges in collaboration with the I C R C , Adamawa state Government and Climate change would be addressed ,stressing that the Adamawa state humanitarian innovation hub in the North East is aimed to support and build businesses with ideas that proffers solutions to the humanitarian challenges in the region .