Governor Ahmadu Umaru Monday announced that Local Government Councils election in Adamawa has been scheduled for the first week of October, ninety days from now.
The Governor made this known when he granted audience to the state leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN on a courtesy call at the Council Chamber of the Government House, Yola.
Governor Umaru Fintiri explained that the election will enable the electorate at the local governments to elect leaders of their choice who will man the affairs of the councils so as to entrench dividends of democracy at the grassroots level.
The Governor has also expressed concern on the ban on importation and use of NPK and Urea fertilizer in Adamawa among other states in the North East by the Federal Government which was done for security reasons.
He said the ban has affected the plan to supply the commodity to farmers in the state by the state government and urged farmers to be patient with the directive as his administration will look for other alternatives that can be used.
Governor Umaru Fintiri worn people in the state against illegal importation of the ban commodity into the state, saying such people will be arrested and charged under the crime of terrorism.
The Governor further enumerated that in the last thirty days, his administration has performed creditably well in the areas of security, education and welfare of civil servants among others.
He added that his administration has redefined the position of the state into what it deserved to be and reiterated that he will not leave any stone unturned in that regard for the development of Adamawa.
He thanked the CAN leaders for their support and prayers towards him during the twenty nineteen general election and urged them to maintain the posture as his administration will be just and fair to everyone in the state.
Earlier in his remarks, the State Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN Most Reverend Stephen Dami Mamza said the aim of the visit was to congratulate the Governor for his successful inauguration.
Reverend Mamza said CAN is not unaware of the huge challenges in the state before the Governor but expressed the hope that Governor Umaru Fintiri will be able to fix them by virtue of his pedigree and intellectual capacity.
He admonished the Governor to treat issues in his administration with justice, fairness, transparency and accountability without fear or favour for the unity and development of Adamawa.
He also applauded Governor Umaru Fintiri for the giant strides recorded by his administration within his thirty days in office and assured that CAN will continue to give him all the necessary support for the success of his administration.
(News/pictures ource from Government House postings)