Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has sworn in thirty-four of his appointed Special Advisers in an unusual grand ceremony, observing COVID-19 protocol at the Banquet Hall Government House Yola.
The ATM Governor equally sworn in four Board Chairmen and their members which include Adamawa State Planning Commission, Universal Basic Education Board, Adamawa Primary Health Care Development Agency and Hospital Service Management Board.
Delivering his speech at the ceremony, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri reminds the newly sworn in Special Advisers and Chairmen with their Board Members of their coming to serve people of Adamawa with their good ideas and intelligence. Adding that their ideas and intelligence will help to build Adamawa of their dream. He assured them all necessary support that will help them succeed in their responsibilities.
Governor Fintiri said that he will continue running a transparent and open Government while calling on people of the State who have valuable ideas to not hesitate to table them before him reiterating his open doors always for valuable advices. He said that his Government is that encompasses all which was why it carefully selected among the abundant human resources in Adamawa- men and women of integrity- who knows the responsibility before them.
Governor Fintiri therefore charged them to serve the State diligently.
“You are not coming for an opportunity to fill your pocket; you are coming for an opportunity to serve and deliver the good people of this State. And, you are coming at the right time” Governor Fintiri stated.
In a vote of thanks, Chief Joel Hammanjoda Madaki who spoke on behalf of the sworn in Special Advisers and Chairmen and Board members, thanked Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri for finding them worthy to serve Adamawa State. The former Adamawa State People’s Democratic Party Chairman promised their loyalty to Governor Fintiri led administration and not to disappoint the confidence the Governor has on them.
Those sworn in as Special Advisers are Chief Joel Hammanjoda Madaki (Chief Adviser), Madam Martina Abba, Peter Dilli, Barr. Musa Kaibo, Hilda Makanto mni, Bala Buba Jada, Idris Salihu Jada, Tijjani Marksha, Haruna Ibrahim, Muhammed Musa, Bamanga Yahya Nuhu, Gana Richard and Medan Fwa mni.
Others are Rev Kallamu Joshua, Engr. Belmont Dogo, Rahap Audi Nyayebo, Umar Mohammed Gabdo, Pentecost Agiso, Hon. Usman Abdullah, Alvari Gundiri and Comrade Senebi Hungyapuko.
Also sworn in as Special Advisers are Augustine James, Hon. Jibrin Usman, Hon. Tsisi Ganama, Habila Sini, Dr. Robert Gulkawi, Hon. Aminu Buba Sebore, Hon. Abdulrahaman Bobboi, Halilu Hammawa Malabu, Hannatu Kadala, Bashir Tukur, Mallam Ali Mamman, Halilu Lamu and Mohammed Yakubu.
While those sworn in as Board Chairmen and Members for Adamawa State Planning Commission: Mary Paninga as Chairman while representative of Local Government Chairmen, Labour Union representative, Employers’ representative, Dahiru Gambo, Ibrahim Gisilambe, Hon. Commissioner of Finance, Hon. Commissioner of Agriculture, Hon. Commissioner of Works, Hon. Commissioner of Justice and Hon. Commissioner of Commerce and Industry will serve as Members.
For Universal Basic Education Board: Dr Salihi Atique was the Executive Chairman, Fadimatu Alfa and Adiel Kurda were sworn in as member 1 and 11 respectively. Other members are Representatives of Ministries of Finance, Education and Justice, Parents Teachers Association PTA, Justina Shadrach (women representative), Nigeria Union of Teachers NUT State Wing, FME Inspectorate Division and Representatives of LGs Yola North and Toungo.
Also sworn in as the Executive Chairman for Adamawa Primary Health Care Development Agency was Dr. Bashir Suleiman while Adamu Simon, Harman Umar Gombeh, Representatives of Ministries of Health, Finance and Budget, Local Government Affairs and Information and Strategy as members.
Dr. Zainab Kwanchi was sworn in as the Chairman Hospital Services Management Board while the members are Ismaila Lukamso B., Kadiri Mai, Dr. Martin Bimba and representatives of Ministries of Finance and Budget, Health and Human Resources and Justice.