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Fintiri Expressed Readiness To Continue Partnership With USAID For Adamawa Development

By Zakariyya Aliyu Gwaram

Adamawa State Government expressed commitment towards continuous partnership with the United States Agency for International Development USAID in improving economy,health,gender equality, and capacity building amongst the people of the state.

The pronouncement was made by Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri when he received the delegation of USAID led by the Mission Director, Mrs Melissa A Jones, at the government house, Yola.

According to the governor,the visit is an indication of his administration sustenance to build diplomatic ties with international communities for the progress of Adamawa people.

He further explains the effort of his administration to incentivize the economic system, especially in the Cattle business, where the Adamawa government is building one of the largest cattle markets in sub-saharan Africa.

Fintiri,who reiterates his government determination to promote gender equality, appreciates USAID support to the Adamawa government, urging the agency to consider increased intervention in the health sector and capacity building.

Governor Fintiri also intimates the USAID entourage to devise ways of supporting democracy in the state, thereby complementing his effort in providing equal opportunities, especially to women.

In her remark, the Mission Director USAID, Mrs Melissa A Jones, on behalf of the United States government, commends the strides achieved by Governor Fintiri particularly signing of WASH Policy for improve hygiene amongst the communities and intervention in HIV/AIDS,encouraging him to sustain the humanitarian activities.

Responding to Governor Fintiri’s revenue incentivization where the sum of three thousand naira is charged per cattle as revenue, against ten thousand naira in other states. She described the state government as considerate in terms of pegging revenue on commodities and appreciates measures put in place to cushion the economic hardship experience by the people.

The team comprises of Mr. Robert Drapcho Director Human Assistance,Ms Lynda Ashadlu Project Specialist Education, Zainab Shuaibu PMS programme amongst others.


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Zakariyya Aliyu Gwaram

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