Adamawa State Govt accesses N10b UBEC funds

Adamawa State

Adamawa state government has gotten N10 billion from the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) reserves having missed out on the UBEC financing from 2015 to 2019

Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa state unveiled this in a statement on the event to mark his one year in office on Friday in Yola.

As indicated by him, on presumption of office on May 29, 2019, “Within one year in office, our administration procured matching grants for the lost years.

“Furthermore, we got chance to get N10 billion funds, which were lying shirked at the UBEC for our state basic education,” Fintiri said.

He noticed that the government had for the first time after many years, paid examination fees for secondary school students, who might be sitting for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination by WAEC, NABTEB, NBAIS and the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) by NECO.

Fintiri affirmed that since 2007 progressive government in the state had quit paying the SSCE fees.

He noticed that his administration had the possibility to pay for more than 27,894 students external examination fees, with all the expenses of such examinations paid by the state government.

On security circumstance, he noticed that with scarcely one year in office, his administration had patched up the Joint Security Taskforce, called “Operation Farauta” to boost security in the state.

The governor furthermore noted that the State Government had bought and given 60 Hilux vans to the taskforce, a move, which had yielded surprising accomplishments.

Talking on agrarian improvement over the most recent one year, Fintiri expressed that the residents would soon witnessed a bumper harvest as the farmer/herder crises in some part of the state has been radically diminished.

“Farmers are returning back to their hereditary homes and numerous Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the state has been shut down, following months of sojourn in unfamiliar terrain ,” he guaranteed.

The governor clarified that in just one year in office, his government had recorded colossal achievements in the provision of water supply, rural access roads, security and health services.