Adamawa state government is poised to look inward with a view to exploring natural resources in the state to improve its income generation.
The decision was unanimously taken last Wednesday during the state executive council meeting held at the government house chaired by the Deputy Governor, Martins N. Babale.
Briefing newsmen shortly after the executive council meeting at the Government House, Yola, Secretary to State Government (SSG), Dr. Umaru Buba Bindir who revealed that the council, collectively took into consideration the need to diversify the economy of the state, especially in solid mineral resources and other untapped sources to improve the sources of revenue to enable government provide dividend of democracy to the people.
According to him, “Government has taken a very prompt position on it to ensure that some of the untapped resources are harnessed to the benefit of the state and the nation at large”.
Dr. Bindir further revealed that, other issues discussed during their meeting were retriggering the camping of the NYSC in state which has suffered a lot of set back as a result of the insurgency to enable the state enjoy the benefit of the programme.
He further explained that the council has also received the report on the outcome of the just concluded 4 days retreat organized by the state government for top government functionaries of the current team work, synergy and partnership adding that they have also considered the importance of concluding budgeting process for 2017 fiscal year.
According to the SSG, “The council has also received report from the state commissioner of works on the return of P.W Nigeria Ltd on construction site within the state capital to ensure that all projects started were completed as prescribed and endorsed between the company and the state government.”
Meanwhile deputy Governor Martins Babale in company of the state executive council members, have visited the northeast girls boarding school Sabore located along Fufore road which has been proposed to host this years NYSC orientation camp which comes up in November 2016.
Engr. Babale revealed that the visit is purposely to ensure the suitability of the environment, making sure it is fully equipped to accommodate the NYSC stream that will be deployed to the state for their orientation.