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Adamawa Gov’t Embarks On N15 Billion Development Projects

By Tom Garba, Yola

Adamawa state Government said it has embarked on series of development projects worth about N15 billion. Alhaji Abdulrahman Abba Jimeta, the Chief of Staff to Governor Muhammed Jibrilla Bindow, made this known while addressing traditional rulers on activities of the government.

Abba said the administration since inception has awarded contracts for about 25 rural and township roads being handle by four construction companies.

He also said that the government has set up a committee under the state Deputy Governor, Engr Martins Babale, which visited key hospitals in Yola, Mubi, Jada and Numan for total rehabilitation by a Chinese company.

" Work will also resumed at the abandoned Yola International Hotel and Stadium; we have reached agreement with the contractors.

" Surely there will be something to celebrate when we clock 100 days" , Abba said.

Also addressing the royal fathers on activities of the government, the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Umar Bindir, said the administration would also commenced a N500 million Micro Credit Scheme

Bindir explained that the scheme which was part of the administration empowerment programmes for people at the grassroots known as Bindow Social Change (BSC) would provide soft loans ranging from N50,000 to N30,000 to beneficiaries.

Bindir who told the traditional rulers that they would be involve in the scheme in the area of selecting those to benefit, said about 40 people would be selected from each of the 226 wards of the state.

Bindir also said that the government was compiling a booklet of who is who in the administration of Adamawa and would need the names of all traditional rulers from Emirs to ward heads including their pictures for the booklet.

" The book will also include the Governor, Deputy Governor, our three Senators, eight House of Representative members, 25 House of Assembly Members, Local Government chairmen and councillors among others", Bindir said.


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