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Be Accountable To The People – Gov Jibrilla Urges Audit Commission 

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Governor of Adamawa, Sen Mohammed Umar Jibrilla, has inaugurated a seven man state Audit Commission.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony at the Council Chamber of government House in Yola, Sen Jibrilla urged the members of the commission to discharge their responsibility without fear or favour.

 

He stated that, “the mission of the present administrations is to ensure that corruption is eradicated”.

 

He then called on members of the commission to be diligent while transparency and accountability should be their watch word.

 

Secretary to the state government, Dr Umar Buba Bindir, in a short remark, pointed out that the state is, “a model in the fight against corruption and other related issues, which necessitated the hosting of the summit on corruption”.

 

He stressed that, “the governor has instructed all ministries and departments to open up their financial books for auditing in-line with our anti-corruption drive”.

 

Speaking on behalf of other members of the state audit commission, Alhaji Musa Bello, appreciated the trust bestowed on them and assured that as professionals, they would not let the government down.

 

Meanwhile Gombi Elite Forum has presented Governor Mohammed Umar Jibrilla a letter of nomination for his outstanding performance in the quest to transform the state. The forum was led by Dr Manu Donga.

 

Responding, Sen Mohammed Umaru Jibrilla appreciated the move by the forum to recognize his contribution to the growth and transformation of the state.

 

SAUDI ARABIA TO INVEST IN ADAMAWA STATE

Adamawa state government is to partner a Saudi-based company to cultivate twenty hectres of arable land for agricultural development.

 

Secretary to government of Adamawa State, Dr Umar Buba Bindir, stated this while briefing journalists on the outcome of the meeting held with Governor Mohammed Umar Jibrilla at the government house in Yola.

 

Dr Bindir explained that shortage of arable land in Saudi Arabia informed the company’s decision  to invest in Adamawa State, stressing that Adamawa State and Saudi Arabia will drive mutual benefits in the areas of job creation, fishing and farming.

 

He stated that Commissioners of Land, Agriculture and Justice as well as the Secretary to the state government have been instructed by the Governor  to form a committee that will meet with the team from the company, Zàin Al Abdin Group, to finalise plans for the take-off of the collaboration.

 

The team, headed by Zàin Albadin Nafawi, has since left the state for Saudi Arabia.

 

NEED LAW FACULTY: Gov Jibrilla

Adamawa state governor, Sen Mohammed Umar Jibrilla, has urged the Director General of Nigeria Law School to fastrack the process of establishing faculty  of law at its state University in Mubi.

 

He made this call when the Director General of the Nigeria law school, Prof. Isa Ciroma Hayatu, led a delegation to pay a curtesy visit at government house in Yola.

 

The governor explained that the establishment of the faculty would produce more lawyers that would add value to the development of the state and the country in general.

 

He stated that the state government has invested so much at the Yola Campus of the Nigerian Law School, emphasising that his administration, “will continue to render all the necessary support and assistance for the growth of the institution”.

 

Commissioner of Justice, Bala Sanga, said the state is privileged to host one of the law schools, disclosing that, “some of our  laws including proceeds of crime and administration of justice laws are being reformed and  domesticated in such a way that states like Sokoto, Plateau and Kaduna are emulating the move”.

 

Speaking earlier, Director General of Nigeria Law School, Professor Isa Ciroma Hayatu, said the purpose of the visit was to inspect a one thousand three hundred capacity auditorium and solicited governor’s assistance to provide an ambulance and a hostel block at the Yola campus of the school.

 

He said, “Yola campus is currently hosting only three hundred students but with collaboration we can house more students which will add value to the economic wellbeing of the state”.

 

Macauley Hunohashi

SA Media and publicity

 

 

 

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