From Tom Garba,Yola
Deputy Speaker, Adamawa House of Assembly (ADHA), Hon. Sunday Peter, has said that that Adamawa was changing for good under the administration of Governor Mohammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow.
Hon. Peter stated this when he fielded questions from our correspondent in Yola on the issue of bailout loan procured by the state government to offset the backlog of salaries, leave grants and gratuity left unpaid by the past government.
“You can only change what is bad to good. This state is changing for good forever. I see this government as a progressive one and I comment the leadership of Bindow for relieving the pains of civil servants in the state by paying their long-awaited entitlements with the bailout loan procured to solve the financial crisis in the state,” Peter said.
The number two man in the House of Assembly appealed to the state’s civil servants to reciprocate the effort made by Bindow of working hard to revive the economy of the state as they are the engine room of development.
Peter said that last Friday bomb explosion in the state was a black day in Adamawa as scores of people were killed in the deadly act, calling on people to be security conscious and report any suspicious persons around.
He also advocated community policing to help curb insurgency in the country.
Also, the information officer of the Assembly and a member representing Hong Constituency, Hon. Hassan Mamman Burguma, has commended Governor Bindow for securing the bailout funds for the state.
Stating that Bindow was the second governor in the country to disburse the bailout loan, Burguma disabused the minds of those thinking the loan would enslave the state, saying that it is a soft loan with 20 years maturity of payment, which interest rate is just nine percent.
He said: “We will have been on the disadvantaged side if our governor did not access the bailout provide by the Federal Government to rescue state with civil servants salaries, leave grants and pension problems. The loan is to be paid in 20 years with nine percent interest rate which cannot enslave the state in any way.”
From Tom Garba,Yola