Governor Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State today inaugurated 21 caretaker chairmen for 21 councils recently cleared by the House of Assembly.
The swearing-in ceremony held at the Ribadu Square, Yola. Speaking at the inauguration, Fintiri said the nomination was to ensure that there was no vacuum at the third tier of government till a proper election is conducted.
The governor said: “What we are doing here today is inaugurating the Local Government chairpersons, and to ensure that a vacuum is not created in governance.
“We are also doing this to make sure that our people continue to enjoy the dividends that accrue from electing a legitimate government.“I have often said that this administration is people-centred and will continue to put the interests of the people first. You will agree with me that the closer government is to the people, the more impactful and meaningful the activities of government will be to them.”
According to him, the inauguration is an integral part of the good governance he promised the people of Adamawa. “You are indeed occupying unique positions as a link between the state government and the people. Ideally, you are the first port of call to address the governance issues of the people before extending same to higher authorities.”