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September 24, 2020
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Adamawa Gov Demotes Permanent Secretaries… Connect Toungo Town to national Grid

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State, on Wednesday, announced the demotion of many Permanent Secretaries with immediate effect.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Fintiri took the decision when he received the report of the Technical Committee for evaluation of Civil Service Scheme in the state in Yola.

“All Permanent Secretaries who were not on level 17 before their appointments are here by dropped.

“Government will also gradually phase out the office of Deputy Permanent Secretaries, as the office is not enshrined in the scheme of Civil Service,” Fintiri said.

He expressed worry that the civil service scheme in the state had been bastardised to favour a few; adding that his administration would do all it could to restore the glory of the scheme.

The governor also directed that the embargo on employment be partially lifted promising that the government would soon recruit young talents in areas of needs.

He said a committee would soon be constituted to come up with a white paper based on the recommendations of the technical committee for subsequent implementation.

He thanked members of the committee for a thorough job, describing them as “Competent and Experienced hands”.

Speaking earlier, Mr. Benson Jailani, Chairman of the technical committee, said that they carried out a thorough investigation to bring out factual reports and recommendations.

Jailani advised the government to ensure full implementation of the committee’s recommendations to sanitise the state’s civil service for efficiency.

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Meanwhile ,Governor Fintiri has awarded the contract for the electrification of Toungo town, the only Local Government Area (LGA) headquarters in the state without electricity.

News Agency reports that Toungo was carved out of Ganye LGA in 1996.

Fintiri made the disclosure during the launch of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign, in preparation for the forthcoming local government councils’ poll in the state.

The State Independent Electoral Commission (ADSIEC), has slated Dec. 7, for the election.

The governor, who was represented by Tahir Shehu, PDP Chairman in the state, said the electrification project had also commenced in many villages across the state and they would soon be connected to the country’s national grid.

“We have awarded the contract for the electrification of Toungo Town, the headquarters of Toungo LGA.

He tasked the people of the area on peaceful-coexistence and urged them to come out en-mass and vote for PDP candidates for the continuation of positive development.

He said that the PDP-led administration in the state since its inception seven months ago, positively impacted on some areas such as the civil service, citizens’ welfare, education, security and water provision.

Speaking earlier at his palace, the Paramount Ruler of Ganye Chiefdom, Alhaji Umaru Sanda, thanked the PDP-led administration for the giant stride.

Sanda said providing electricity for Toungo would bring out people from darkness, improve business activity and create more job opportunities for the teeming youths in the area.

The royal father said since the creation of Toungo LGA 23 years ago, the area had not felt much of state and federal governments’ presence.

Flags were presented to the party’s three candidates’ for Toungo, Ganye and Jada, in the local council election.


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