Election: Fintiri extends ban on NGO’s in Adamawa


Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has extended the ban he placed on the operations of Non Governmental Organizations in the state, a statement by his press secretary Humwashi Wonosikou disclosed.

Governor Fintiri has during a state-wide broadcast on 28 February placed a blanket ban on local and international NGOs which will last till 15 March 2023 after the governorship and house of assembly election which was then slated for 11 March has been conducted.

But due to some challenges, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) shifted the guvernorship and state House of assembly election to March 18, 2023 prompting governor Fintiri to extend the blanket ban.

The statement however did not disclose when the ban on the NGOs will be lifted.

“The Adamawa State Government has reiterated that activities of Local and International Non Governmental Organisations operating in the State is still restricted until after the March 18th Governorship and State Assembly elections.

“Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri who directed the restriction during a state-wide broadcast on 28th February, 2023, noted that the involvement of some of them in politics instead of their core responsibility of humanitarian assistance necessitated the move to ensure sanity in their activities.

“Relevant enforcement agencies will continue to assert their authority. They have been directed to ensure compliance. Anybody found wanting will be treated as a saboteur and made to face the full wrath of the Law.

“For the avoidance of doubt, your operation remain restricted across the 21 Local Government Councils of Adamawa State until the elections are completed and declared.

“The Government will continue to monitor your activities to restore sanity and halt the disregard for the rules of engagement,” the statement said.


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