Gombe Emir commend Governor Inuwa 3G initiative, other developmental efforts.

The Emir of Gombe Dr. Abubakar Shehu Abubakar III, and State Chairman Council of Emir’s and Chiefs has lauded Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for initiating the Gombe Goes Green 3G project which aims at dousing the impact of climate change on the security and welbeing of the state.

Alhaji Abubakar Shehu Abubakar gave the commendation when he granted audience to leaders and members of course 15 of the Executive Inteligence Management Course of the Institute of Security Studies Abuja who are on a study tour of the state.

The Emir said the 3G (Gombe Goes Green) initiative of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya’s administration which targets the planting of one million trees each year across the state will go a long way in mitigating the challenges of desertification and it’s attendant consequences.

He said the traditional institution in the state has been adequately sensitized and has keyed in to the project to ensure its success and sustainability.

Earlier the Faculty spokesperson of the National Institute of Security Studies Abuja, Dr Nka Obi-Bisong told the Emir that they were in Gombe State for a study tour.

Dr Obi-Bisong explained that the choice of Gombe State was informed by it’s peaceful nature and the need to tap from the rich traditions of the people through the Emir.

She commended the Emir for accepting to interact with the team and assured that they will do everything possible to support the ongoing efforts of the state in addressing the the negative implications of climate change and global warming.

The Study Supervisor and leader of the course 15 Executive Inteligence Management Course, Mr Jibrin Yaro also appreciated the Emir for sharing his thoughts with the group which he said will enhance the quality of their research report.

The team was also at the Muhammadu Buhari industrial Park on inspection and was received by the Commissioner of Trade and Industries Alhaji Nasiru Mohammed Aliyu who tutored them on the government’s desire to open the state for industrialization.

Alhaji Nasiru Mohammed Aliyu said the multi billion naira Dadinkowa industrial Park is also conceived to attract high profile companies to the state, provide thousands of direct and indirect jobs, uplift the economic wellbeing of the state and contribute effectively to Gross Domestic Growth as well as attracting genuine local and foreign investors to the state.

The study tour group was also were at the 40 mega watts Dadinkowa hydro power plant and were received by the Commissioner of Mines and Energy Shehu Madugu who informed them that the plant has since commenced power generation to the national grid.

The Commissioner however noted that due to the fall in Water level occasioned by the dry season and irrigation demand purposes the plant at the moment generates only 16 mega watts of electricity.

He said the plant is also expected to adequately supply power to the industrial Park adding that efforts are being intensified to secure concession agreement with the Federal Government to enable the state enjoy maximum benefits of the power generated.

Joshua Danmalam information officer SSG’S Office.

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