May 29, 2015, when Senator Muhammed Umar Jibrilla took the oath of
office as Adamawa State governor, expectations from the people were
high. These cut across political parties, ethnicities and senatorial
districts. But their desire was unified on the platform of a common
goal: the development of Adamawa State in all ramifications.
adjudged as one of the poorest in the federation in spite of its
abundant opportunities. Over 35 road projects are ongoing, among other
right the wrongs perpetrated by the previous regimes has earned him many
friends as well as enemies. But his focus in rebranding Adamawa and
repositioning it for greatness deserves more than just commendation.
administration evaluated the indices used in measuring development in
terms of infrastructural growth and attacked headlong the lack of
accessible roads in the heart of the state capital and environs.
these road projects began that questions started to emanate on where the
resources were coming from. In addition, the condition of some major
hospitals in the state were reviewed after an on the spot assessment
carried out by the governor and his deputy.
in the three senatorial districts were in a dilapidated state, forcing
residents to travel as far as Gombe and Taraba states to access adequate
health care. Bindow-led administration took a bold step to correct by
awarding contracts for the rehabilitation of major hospitals in the
three senatorial districts, including the specialist hospital in Yola.
embarked upon by the governor are people-oriented projects aimed at
easing the suffering of the people and providing a platform for the
revamping of the state’s economy.
servants who are the vital resources of the state, the government has
ensured that the outstanding three years leave and transport grant
allowances of civil servants have been paid.
sympathisers of former regimes are crying foul over every activity of a
government that has denied them the undeserved free government money
they enjoyed earlier.
Adamawa was so bad that many politicians found themselves in office
undeservedly at a time when roads had been dilapidated, no potable water
for the people, boreholes in rural communities not functioning and the
living condition of the average citizen deteriorating.
condition before the coming of Bindow was such that there was a ruling
class and a new serf class being created. Government ministries,
paratatals and agencies were placed under inept administrators that
grounded simple administrative procedure to a standstill.
that the Adamawa people remain resolute in their resolve for a positive
change that will last long enough to benefit generations yet unborn. The
government is a people’s government in which the Adamawa people have a
say and they should not allow themselves to be swayed away by
mischief-makers and those who want the state to remain perpetually
– Dickson, who is senior adviser to Governor Jibrilla on Press and Media Affairs