Former governor Ahmadu Fintiri, has formally declared his intention to contest for gubernatorial race in the 2019 polls in Adamawa State.
Fintiri, who declared yesterday, in Yola, pledged to overhaul the under-utilised state civil service, through training and recruitment of qualified personnel into the state workforce.
He promised to explore the potentials of Guyuk Cement and coal deposit at Lamurde through public private partnership (PPP) and development for job creation.
The abandoned farm training centres in Ganye, Ngurore and Mubi, he said, would be resuscitated to empower peasant farmers agriculturally by his administration.
“The Adamawa Agricultural Development Program (AADP) will be resuscitated, to provide its primary function of extension services through village outreach services.
“My government would provide direct support, to shift from subsistence to commercial farming with special emphasis on fisheries, livestock and poultry farming.
“All existing collage and maternity hospitals, will be upgraded to Primary Health Cares (PHCs), with modern equipment for improved health care services”, he maintained.
Barr Tahir Shehu, chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, said the party would not interfere with the party primaries election in the state.
He promised to give equal level playing ground, to the seven governorship aspirants during primaries of the party.
“All the seven gubernatorial aspirants have good qualities to govern the state, I urge you to vote wisely during the primaries.”
Shehu urged delegates not to mar the primaries, as was the case in 2015 elections, assuring that the era of impunity is over in the party.
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