Governor Ahmad Fintiri of Adamawa orders the sack of all the local government officials employed by his predecessor since April 2016 . Governor Fintiri says the government took the decision because the affected staff were illegally employed.
The governor also announces that his administration had commenced feeding of students in boarding schools Governor Ahmad Fintiri of Adamawa has ordered the immediate sack of all staff of local government councils in the state employed after April 2016 to date.
The governor issued the directive during a briefing by ministry of local government and chieftaincy affairs and which was attended by directors of personnel and finance from the 21 local governments. Leadership reports that according to Fintiri, the staff were illegally employed.
“We have started transferring power to the third tier and it is not going to be business as usual.
“We will not allow you to do what you want with the money meant to develop your local governments,” the governor said. Fintiri also announced that his administration has resumed government feeding of boarding students in secondary schools in the state.
The governor said this when he received members of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) led by its gubernatorial candidate in the 2019 general election, Senator Abdul-Azeez Nyako, on a solidarity visit. It is learnt that the programme has resumed in nine schools and would soon be extended to cover all the 52 boarding schools in the state.
“Our plan is to make sure that government schools can compete with private schools in quality of education in the state. “We are also going to recover all school lands encroached on by some people,” Fintiri said. Abdul-Azeez Nyako noted that he and the others visited to identify with the PDP led government which has been carrying them along in its activities.
“We need to address the issue of poverty which goes hand in hand with insecurity. “When you were the speaker of Adamawa Assembly the then Governor Murtala Nyako with the support of the legislative arm introduced special policies of grassroots empowerment that was effective then and need to be revived,” he said.