Adamawa State’s governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has called on his constituents to back federal efforts to do away with gasoline subsidies and different exchange rates for different currencies.
He said so while addressing the Bwatiye Development Association members who had travelled to Yola to visit him in Government House to offer their congratulations on his reelection.
Governor Umaru Fintiri has expressed his approval of the new measures and said they will greatly benefit the economy of the country.
Fintiri urged the public to bear the pain of the policies at the moment since, he said, they are only transitory and progress will be made again soon.
He promised that the state’s workers and people would soon benefit from his administration’s efforts to better distribute the state’s resources.
In response to the Bwatiye group’s visit, Governor Fintiri has expressed his appreciation for the group’s support of and prayers for his administration and has assured the Bwatiye that he will continue to do what is best for the people of Adamawa.
He stressed that his administration would no longer hire political appointees based on their personal beliefs but instead would only select trustworthy and hardworking individuals.
He asserts, “In the last four years, we have brought Adamawa out of its coma of underdevelopment.” To achieve this objective, we will invest extensively in areas like healthcare, education, and rural growth.
“We have rebuilt our security; I am appealing to you to join the fight against criminals since the government cannot do it alone.
“This time, we won’t sit around and wait for the bad guys; we’ll go after them ourselves. The criminal war has not ended, but peace has returned to the Numan Federation. Help our traditional leaders create a society in which the people of Adamawa can live in peace for generations to come.
Bwatiye Development Association Board Chairman Chief Joel Hammanjoda Madaki commended Governor Fintiri for appointing his daughter as Deputy Governor and his son as Attorney General.
Earlier in his speech, Association President Chief Iliya James cited Governor Fintiri’s re-election with a large margin as evidence of his successful leadership in the state.
He said that, as a sociocultural association, their efforts support the current administration’s peace agenda for the betterment of the state.
A cultural dance demonstration by numerous organisations, the presentation of cultural gifts to Governor Fintiri, and a prayer for guidance for the Fintiri administration were among the highlights of the occasion.