Adamawa state Governor,Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Fintiri has been voted as the ‘Governor of the Year Award Recipient’ by Nigerians both at home and in Diaspora.
He emerged first place following his online nomination and voting by members of the general public as monitored and confirmed by the Nigeria Service Awards panel of jury which commenced on the 14th through 24th September, 2023.
Consequently, this prestigious Award will be presented by COA Media Group; organizers of the Nigeria Service Awards at a ceremony slated for 23rd November, 2023, at the National Press Centre, Radio House, Abuja.
Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri (AUF) was born on October 27th, 1967 in Gulak, Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State. He grew up with the consciousness of the primacy of Western Education and Religious knowledge, both of which he struggled to acquire at an early age.
He had his early primary School in Central Primary School Gulak from 1975-1981, then to Government Day Secondary School Gulak and Government Secondary School Michika from 1981-1986.
He holds a post graduate Diploma in Policy and Strategic studies, from the University of Maiduguri, 2004, he also obtained his first degree in History from the same University in 1992.
Most of his teachers, mentors and contemporaries know him as an outstanding Student and an athlete throughout his early years. After successfully running his private business enterprise, he was elected to represent Madagali Constituency in 2007 and re-elected in 2011.
He held several leadership positions in the House of Assembly before being elected as Speaker, which was a position he held up until 2015. He also served as an acting governor twice in Adamawa state, though they were brief but they were greatly memorable. He became the acting governor of Adamawa State following the impeachmentof Governor Murtala Nyako in July 2014, serving until 1 October 2014.
Hon. Fintiri has caused great impact in Adamawa state since he assumed power in 2019. Some of his interventions include: payment of WAEC/NECO fees to the entire public school candidates in Adamawa state, revamping of the security facilities of the state by purchasing and distributing security Hilux Vans, drones and motorcycles, as well as great improvements in the area of Health, Infrastructure Agriculture, Water supply, Electrification and the Economy, just to mention a few.
Fintiri is married to Lami Ahmadu Fintiri and they are blessed with three children.
The prestigious Nigeria Service Awards; Third in a row, is held annually and It recognizes, honours and promotes outstanding individuals and institutions across both the public and private sectors, scoring excellence and outstanding performance in the political, social and economic spheres of the country particularly by those whose endeavors have largely impacted the country positively in the year under review.