2023: Governor Fintiri bans NGO activities in Adamawa state


2023: Governor Fintiri bans NGO activities in Adamawa state


The Adamawa State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has placed an embargo on all NGO activities in Adamawa State till 15th of March 2023.

Governor Fintiri who disclosed this on Tuesday in a State Broadcast Delivered at the aftermath of the 2023 Presidential Elections in Yola said he was doing it in good faith and in furtherance of his desire to deepen democracy and protect the humanitarian mandate of the NGOs.

The Governor lamented that most Non-Governmental Organizations have delved into politics in the name of providing humanitarian assistance to the people in the state emphasizing that he would not fold his arms and watch the so-called NGO’s mislead the people and inject divisive tendencies into their psyche.

In his words, ” in furtherance of our desire to reorder the electoral behaviour of our people and remove the influence of the NGOs who have reduce the statutory mandate to that one of a vote buying machine, Government has decided to suspend the activities of local and international Non-Governmental organizations throughout the State until 15th of March, 2023″.

The governor in the broadcast said no election worth the life of any citizen of the State and urged citizens to uphold peace and allow the process go on until the winner of presidential election emerged.

“The Presidential and National Assembly elections have come and gone but I must thank all our citizens for trooping out en-mass to exercise their civic responsibility.

“Your conduct during and after the elections have been peaceful, orderly, exemplary and commendable. This is the true reflection of Adamawa as the Home of peace and a bastion of democracy.
“We cannot allow a return to the gloomy era of disruption and chaos. The Peaceful coexistence the state enjoys did not come on a platter of gold. It is a hard-earned one”

“Any attempt to temper with it would therefore be decisively dealt with. I have ordered patrols and surveillance by the Security Personnel to keep everything in check.”

“For the peace loving people of Adamawa State, you have nothing to worry about as government has put all the necessary security measures in place in keeping with our promise of safeguarding the lives and property of our people.” he concluded.

While commending the central role of security agencies in the maintenance of peace and order during the election, he warned trouble makers or miscreants not to attempt to disrupt or cause a breakdown of law and order. Without hesitation such misguided elements would be held accountable for their actions.


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