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Boko Haram: Bill in motion to rehabilitate damaged Adamawa towns

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Hassan M Barguma, Adamawa state House of Assembly lawmakerA lawmaker in the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Honourable Hassan M. Barguma says he is sponsoring a Bill that will ensure the revival of the ravaged

communities in the seven attacked LGA in the state.

[Photo: Hassan M Barguma, Adamawa state House of Assembly lawmaker]

According to him there is nothing more important in the areas destroyed by Boko Haram than making sure they revive their means of livelihood.

The member who is the Chief Whip of the House and representing the people of Hong LGA will be co-sponsoring the Bill with other members who are representing the other communities damaged by insurgents.

Adamawa House of AssemblyHassan, who is also the chairman committee on information, told reporters that the idea of establishing a ministry of North-east region is not really needful as the issue of Boko Haram is certainly going to die a natural death.

“In my own opinion establishing a ministry that will see to the problems of North-east agitated by many people is not what is needful, I certainly know one day Boko Haram will die a natural death; then what will be the fate of the ministry if created? It is going to be a redundant ministry”.

“What this people need is to come to their immediate problems of settling them by building their destroyed homes, markets, places of worship; revive their means of livelihood and provide jobs to our teaming jobless youths who are the back bone of every economy,” Hassan said.

Adamawa House of Assembly

Hassan also stressed that their good working synergy with the state Governor who was one time a lawmaker and the speaker of the House is going to be a smooth journey to providing laws that will help their people.

When asked about the recent screening of 21 commissioners and dropping one commissioner from Mubi south, Ahmed Sajoh, he replied that the commissioners cleared are those qualified to be cleared and the one not cleared is because he is not qualified.

“We don’t nominate commissioners, ours is to confirm their credibility so the Governor brought those he feels he wants to work with; our objection is only when nominees don’t meet up with the standard requirements. Nothing like god fatherism, we only did our job as lawmakers,” He added.

By Tom Garba, Yola


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