The Adamawa State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Malam Ahmad Sajoh, says Governor Muhammadu Bindow decided to be moving the weekly State Executive Council meetings to rural areas to breach the gap between government and the governed.
The Adamawa State weekly SEC meetings were held in Numan, Fufore, Mubi and Guyuk Local Government Areas respectively in the past one month.
Sajoh explained that the governor used the opportunity to interact with the people.
He said that there was observed problem of disconnect between the government and the people, which the Bindow administration felt must be address.
Sajoh said: “There is a disconnect and we want to create a connect.”
He explained that the meetings were being held in school halls in line with the government declaration of state of emergency on education in the state.
He said: “Holding the meetings in the rural schools give us the opportunity to see the condition of the schools and to hear directly from teachers and principals what exactly are the problems.”
Sajoh said that apart from education, the other areas of priority being assessed during the meetings included roads, health, water, agriculture and poverty reduction.
Sajoh said: “At our latest meeting in Guyuk, we adopted a water policy for Adamawa state and gave the Ministry of Water Resources the go ahead to work out an implementable framework to guide the implementation.”
Sajoh said that the meeting also looked at security in the state ahead of the yuletide, and all commissioners and other political office holders were sensitised and mobilised on how to alert their people to be more vigilant and security conscious during the period.
He said that the meeting also cautioned politicians on playing politics with security issues.