Thursday, April 13, 2017 6:00 pm
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, inaugurated a newly constructed road in Jimeta area of Yola in Adamawa, named after him, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Inaugurating the road, Osinbajo lauded the state government for its commitment to service delivery in line with the transformation agenda of the Federal Government.
He said that the Federal government was concerned about youth empowerment, and that about 10,000 graduates from Adamawa would benefit from its N-Power job opportunity, alongside microcredit for women.
Osinbajo also expressed the determination of the administration to use technology to solve humanitarian problems in the North East.
He said that the Federal Government, in partnership with the American University of Nigeria, Yola, would make the region a hub for the acquisition of technical knowledge.
Earlier, Gov. Mohammed Bindow of Adamawa commended President Buhari for checking the menace of insurgents in the North East.
He also commended the vice president for always supporting the state.
Bindow also commended prominent indigenes of the state for their advice, adding that their ideas had contributed to the steady development of the state.
NAN reports that apart from the naming of a newly constructed road after Osinbajo, theYola to Numan road was also renamed after President Muhammadu Buhari.
The vice president had earlier paid homage to the Lamido of Adamawa, Alhaji Barkindo Mustafa, who honoured him (Osinbajo) with the title of “Jagaba of Adamawa”.
Osinbajo thanked the Lamido for the honour accorded him, and promised to contribute his quota to the development of the state.
NAN also reports that a mini durbar was held at the Lamido’s palace in honour of the vice president.