The Acting Governor of Adamawa State, Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri, says the administration of ex-governor Murtala Nyako left behind a debt of about N12.8bn without any infrastructure to show for it.
Fintiri stated this when former members of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, led by Ambassador James Barka, paid him a congratulatory visit at the Government House, Yola.
The acting governor promised to lay a solid foundation for the administration coming after the transition period to build upon.
He said, “I assure you that justice, equity and fair-play will be my focus, and I will treat people equally irrespective of tribe or religion.”
He explained that the legislature removed the Nyako administration in order to save Adamawa State, adding that the action was simply democracy in action.
Fintiri said, “With the support I’m getting from the people of Adamawa State as well as the People’s Democratic Party in Adamawa and the Federal Government, and with God on my side, within the 90 days transitional period, citizens will feel the impact of government more than in the last seven years.”
He expressed joy over the visit by his colleagues and sought their prayers, advice and support, stressing that his doors would always be open for them and they should not hesitate to draw his attention, if he was deviating.
Earlier, the Leader of the delegation, Ambassador James Barka, had said they were in his office to congratulate him and to also express gratitude to him for leading a cause that freed the people of the state from misrule.
He described Fintiri as a detribalised, non-religious person and promised him theirsupport.