The Adamawa state Acting Governor, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, yesterday inaugurated the seven-man judicial panel of inquiry that will investigate activities of governments from June, 2007 to June, 2014.
Inaugurating the panel, headed by a former Acting Judge of the state, Justice Bobboi Umar, Fintiri, said the panel came into being at an appropriate time, whose term of reference is within the scope of his responsibilities, charging the panel to get to the root of the rot inherited by his administration.
“I urge you all to make a more united ,stronger, indivisible and prosperous Adamawa your preoccupation and reference point for the duration of this assignment, “ Fintiri said
He, among other things, said, “The most compelling task before us, as we move ahead and contemplate what our state will be at the end of our sojourn, is to lay a much stronger foundation for faster development devoid of all liabilities”.
Speaking shortly after their inauguration, the chairman of the panel, Justice Bobboi Umar vowed that they will not compromise their integrity in the course of the assignment, ‘’we will not compromise our integrity in the course of the assignment.’’
Justice Bobboi, a former Acting Chief Judge in the state, further said, “The task before you is onerous; but it must be done, and it rests on you”.
In a related development, the secretary of Adamawa State government (SSG) Professor Abdullahi Liman Tukur has inaugurated a five-man panel to probe the activities of Adamawa Homes and Savings Ltd.
Inaugurating the panel yesterday, in Yola, Prof. Tukur, said the panel was expected ”to undertake a comprehensive assessment on the operations of the Adamawa Homes and Savings Ltd”.
He said other terms of reference of the committee included investigating the company’s financial sources and the management of such finances.
Tukur said the committee was also expected to investigate housing development allocation and management as well as any other issues associated with the operations of the financial institution.
Responding, chairman of the committee, Mr. Joshua Atiku, expressed gratitude for the opportunity given them to serve the state and assured that the committee would not disappoint the government and people of Adamawa.
Other members of the committee which has two weeks to submit it report are Sa’idu Babikkoi, Adamu Inuwa, Mohammed Usman and Mahmud Birdir who would serve as Secretary.