By Idris Khalid
The Director-General, Press Affairs, Government House Gombe, Ismaila Uba Misilli, says since assumption of office, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has always been resolute and dedicated to the Gombe project.
In an interview with Journalists yesterday, Malam Misilli said while some people are trooping and plotting to quench their thirst for power, Governor Yahaya is busy establishing structures and repositioning different sectors in the state to open up socio-economic activities and create employment opportunities.
“While others are planning for 2023, the great Dan Maje is making smart moves to establish links and connections with federal ministries and parastatals to explore more ways of collaboration to move Gombe State forward. His aim is to serve his people to the best of his ability and not betray the confidence and trust they reposed in him.
“It is a fact that Gombe state was at the bottom of the list in terms of revenue allocation from Federation Account, but due to his ingenuity and commitment to fulfilling the dream of the founding fathers of the state, the g overnor, in a little more than two years in office, made Gombe a model in revenue generation and collection, rubbing shoulders with giant states.
“Gombe will insha Allah, in no distant time, be able to survive even without Federal Allocation,” the governor’s spokesman said.
He said since the creation of Gombe State 25 years ago, most of state’s ministries and other important government offices were scattered within residential areas in rented buildings, but in his foresight, Inuwa had concluded plans to build a befitting state secretariat for convenience and smooth running of governance.
The Governor’s spokesman said, in order to create a better future and desire of the citizens, Inuwa is putting necessary measures in place to stimulate and sustain economic growth and human development.
“To ensure that the choices made, the steps taken and the envisaged outcomes are technically desirable and consistent with his vision and goals, the Governor came up with a robust plan, tagged ‘the development agenda for Gombe State, DEVAGOM’ to build durable institutions and put the state on a pedestal of sustainable socio-economic development”.
By Idris Khalid