The Deputy chief of staff Gombe South Dr Timothy Daniel Burak has called on stake holders of the All Progressive Congress APC in Kulishin ward of Shongom Local Government not to despair but to continuously have faith in Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya administration describing it as people oriented.
Dr. Daniel Timothy made the call when he granted audience to stakeholders of the party in his Kaltungo residence who paid him a congratulatory visit over his recent appointment by the Governor Inuwa Yahaya.
The Deputy chief of staff inform his guest that with the Governor’s track record of achievement in the last three and half years, the need to support his administration for another term for more development cannot be ignored and therefore call on the people to rally round support to ensure his success come 2023 election.
Earlier speaking, the leader of the delegation and chairman Kulishin ward Mr. Zachariah Beni said, they were at the Deputy chief of staff house to rejoice with him over his well deserved appointment praying God to help him in the tasks ahead.
He assured him of their unfilinching support to the party and Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya .
While appealing for more political appointment in Shongom Local Government the team leader also appeal to the State Government to come to the aid of the people of Kulishin by constructing drainages in the area to curtail the threat to some house in the area.
The team has representation of Elders, youths and women.
Earlier today, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, visited former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar and former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida at their uphill residences in Minna, Niger State.
Speaking to newsmen at the residence of General Abubakar, Governor Inuwa said he visited the elder statesman to check on his health, having been recuperating.
“General Abdulsalam is our father and elder statesman. Knowing him has been a blessing to us. I came to greet him as he recovers from the recent ailment that he had. I pray that God will continue to see him through his life,” he stated.
He said that the two former leaders are carrying out their duty in guiding and advising the citizens on how to live together as one, saying, “their efforts should be applauded”.
Asked to speak about the state of insecurity in the country, the Gombe State Governor said, “Gombe has been able to maintain its peace amidst diversity because the people have realized their differences early, and worked to address them”.
“In Gombe, you will find that some families have both Christians and Muslims, it is a cosmopolitan settlement and a small Nigeria. We realized our differences early on and seek to address them. We have tried to maintain peace and understanding in the spirit of nationhood and brotherhood”, he maintained.
On the chances of All Progressives Congress, APC in the north-east geo-political zone, Governor Inuwa stressed that “we are strong in our resolve to win the 2023 general elections “.
The Governor also visited his Niger State counterpart, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello at the Government House, Minna.
Governor Inuwa was accompanied on the visit by Managing Director of Lubell Nigeria Ltd, Arc Yunusa Yakubu.
The Gombe State Government through the Emergency Management Agency SEMA has Friday, distributed Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to some health facilities across the State.
The health facilities that benefited from the intervention courtesy the Victim Support Fund (VSF) include General hospital Bajoga, Cottage hospital Bojude, Kaltungo General hospital, Tula cottage hospital, General hospital Kashere and Cottage hospital Hinna.
Other beneficiaries include Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) and Grassroot Emergency Volunteer Corp (GEVCs)
In a symbolic Presentation of the consumables at the Cottage hospital Bojude and General hospital Bajoga, the Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency SEMA Abdullahi Haruna Abdullahi explains that the distribution followed directive by Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for same to be administered in order to enhance the safety of health workers.
The Executive Secretary express the hope that the hospital consumables will go a long way towards the delivery of quality health care services to patients patronizing the affected hospitals.
Malam Abdullahi Haruna use the presentation ceremony to reiterate the commitment of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya is towards creating and condusive environment for workers to effectively discharge their responsibilities.
In their various responses the Secretary Cottage hospital Bojude Isa Alhassan Maigandi and the Senior Medical Officer of General hospital Bajoga Dr. Abdulkadir Musa express gratitude to the State Emergency Management Agency SEMA deeming it fit to provide health facilities across the State with Personal Protective Equipment PPEs.
They observed that in a hazardous working environment such as hospitals, the PPE, will serve as a protective shield for health workers against contracting infection while attending to their clients.
The Executive Secretary was represented at the presentation ceremonies in Kaltungo General hospital, Cottage hospital Tula, General hospital Kashere and Cottage hospital Hinna.
The hospital consumables distributed includes; surgical and branded facemask, Hazman suit, latex gloves, medical boots, hand sanitizers, and goggles.
Joshua Danmalam information officer SSG’S Office. 9/9/22
…As Gov. Inuwa Inaugurates Task Force On Distribution Of Palliatives To Poor, Vulnerable Groups In Gombe State
Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya said his government has concluded plans to start distribution of assorted food Items, cooking oil and other commodities to poor and vulnerable people in the State.
The governor made this known while inaugurating a task force for the distribution of the items at the New Banquet Hall of the Government House, Gombe.
Governor Inuwa said his government is concerned with the hardships people are battling with, especially at this very critical time of the year.
“Considering the condition our people found themselves, especially in this rainy season where many people were affected by flood disasters in addition to other biting economic conditions which greatly affect the poor, less privileged and other vulnerable groups, our government would not turn a blind eye.
“We are not unmindful of the yearnings of our people. It is therefore against this backdrop that we deemed it fit to intervene in order to bring succor to the less privileged ones”, he explained.
The governor said the distribution exercise is meant to cushion the effect of high cost of food items in the country and other socio-economic challenges affecting especially the poor and vulnerable groups.
He also noted that this mega distribution exercise will be the 4th of its kind since his assumption of office, assuring that his government will continue to carry out such exercises based on the available resources at its disposal.
According to the governor, the items to be distributed include: 85,300 bags of grains (maize and millet), 750 bags of rice, 550 bags of beans, 850 gallons of cooking oil, 2,400 packets of Salt and 2000 combo packs of pasta and other items.
Governor Inuwa tasked members of the committee to ensure hitch-free and equitable distribution of the items, maintaining that his government will not condone any form of mismanagement or diversion of the materials.
“We will not take it lightly on anyone found wanting, I will personally ensure that that the person faces the wrath of the law”, the governor warned.
The committee was mandated to finish the exercise within one week from the inauguration day to ensure timely reach out of the palliatives to the targeted population.
Earlier speaking, The Secretary to Gombe State Government, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi commended Governor Inuwa’s passion and concern for the common man.
He said, “today history has been made again by this people oriented administration of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya. I would like to thank His Excellency, the action governor for coming to the plight of his people to ease their hardships especially at this trying time.”
Prof Njodi further explained that members of the committee were specially selected based on their track records and confidence the government has in them. He therefore, called on them to work judiciously towards achieving their mandates.
In his response on behalf of all the committee members, the Mai Kaltungo, HRH (Engr) Saleh Muhammad thanked Governor Inuwa Yahaya for finding them worthy to serve, assuring that they will not betray the confidence reposed in them.
“We will undertake our assignments diligently without fear or favour, and with fear of God, and insha’Allah we will bring you good news at the end of our assignment”, he assured.
The 30-man icommittee is headed by HRH. Engr. Saleh Mohammed , OON , Mai Kaltungo as Chairman and Alh. Sa’adu Hassan as Secretary among other members drawn from traditional institutions, religious organisations, government institutions, security agencies, civil society organizations, among others sectors.
The Committee’s Terms of Reference, according to the Governor are to identify prospective beneficiaries; plan, coordinate and distribute the food items from the State Capital to Local Government Areas, Wards, Polling Units and down to the vulnerable people at the grassroots.
Ismaila Uba Misilli Director-General ( Press Affairs) Government House Gombe
The State Head of Civil Service Alhaji Bappayo Yahaya has task the staffs of Local Government Pension Board to Internalise the principles of effective record keeping and management.
Alhaji Bappayo Yahaya who gave the charge at the openning of a one day in house capacity building training organised by the board also reminded them of the need for secrecy in handling government sensitive documents.
Represented by the Permanent Secretary General Administration, Mr.Iranus Mamman, the head of Service commended the initiative of the Board and Management in updating staff knowledge for optimal productivity.
He noted where coventional training in institutions are becoming expensive such initiatives can fill the gap.
The head of civil service further enjoined the participants to take advantage of the training opportunity to improve on their performance.
In his remark, the Executive Secretary Local Government Pension Board, Alhaji Suleiman Muhammad explained that the decision to organise the workshop was informed by the need to update staff capacity which is in tandem with Governor Inuwa Yahaya adminitration’s desire towards ensuring accountability and transparency in governance.
The Executive Secretary added that the training whose thematic areas include Documents filing and management, Appreciation of Pension and gratuity computation, and Computer applicationin in Pension adminitration is expected to equip the staff on modern record keeping techniques.
Papers were presented on Importance of record keeping and file processing in management, Comprenhensive checklist for effective computing of Pension and Gratuity and Introduction to Computer Skills.
Joshua Danmalam information officer SSG’S Office. 7/9/22
…Inaugurates Committee On Completion, Take-off Of Mega Schools
…Earmarks N4.5b To Fund Project
Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya earlier today took a cursory look at the education sector in Gombe from the sordid and pitiable position when he took over the mantle of leadership to where it is presently and declared that there’s no need to extend the state of emergency he earlier declared in the sector beyond December this year.
He gave the indication at the Government House Gombe, during the inauguration of a Task Force on completion, take-off of mega schools.
” We have moved away from the state of total collapse I met in 2019 that prompted us to declare a state of emergency in the education sector to a state of great competitiveness”, he said.
“From an academic pass ratio in Secondary School Certificate of 26% in 2019, Gombe State’s Student have recorded an 87% success rate in 2021” , Governor Inuwa asserted.
“Since we declared state of emergency, there has been various interventions.The World Bank is helping us. And SUBEB is doing a lot”.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya said his government remains resolute in providing sound and qualitative education for all citizens of Gombe State.
He explained that, since his assumption of office in 2019, his government has been doing everything possible to provide quality education despite challenges.
He added that the state of emergency declared by his administration on education was meant to turn around the sector by providing the necessary human and material resources needed for it to function effectively.
Governor Inuwa noted that his government, despite the problem it inherited, has recorded tremendous achievements in education in the three years of his stewardship.
“Recall that in September 2019 when we went to launch BESDA Programme at Mallam Sidi, UNICEF mentioned that we had about five hundred thousand out of school children, which I quite believe that the number may be way higher. But with BESDA we were able to take about 350 or even more out of school children back to classes”.
He said apart form interventions in basic education, his administration is also investing heavily in secondary and tertiary education.
“Our declaration of state of emergency did not mean that we will stop only in BESDA and other collaborative projects, Internally our concern should be on what we do with basic and secondary education. I am proud that this government is able to achieve virtually all the targets we set with regard to basic education.
“But for secondary education, we realized the gaps, and we took the advantage of state of emergency to cover those gaps and deliver on the secondary education. Which means that from basic to secondary and even tertiary levels would have been linked up from head to toe, we would have got the quality that we desire to have in education in Gombe State” he added.
Speaking on the logic behind providing the mega schools, Governor Inuwa said, “Our target of setting up these special schools is to see that we close the gap in education and to see that we were able to deliver on our mandate and meet the yearnings of our people”.
“These Mega Schools will serve as models; with them we can backtrack and see even those that were left behind have caught up, and education is restored back to the old glory where we have very sound and qualitative education that we can compete with any other place in the world. That is the spirit with which we are setting up these committees”, he noted.
The governor assured that his government has raised the sum of 4.5 billion Naira through Sukuk for adequate funding of the Mega Schools Project which aims to establish cosmopolitan schools with state-of-the- art facilities to make teaching and learning more conducive and effective with qualified and well trained teachers for optimal performance.
He charged members of the taskforce to work diligently in the discharge of their assigned responsibilities.
Responding, the Chairman of the Coordinating Team who is also the Commissioner for Education, Hon. Dauda Maji Batari Zambuk, thanked Governor Inuwa Yahaya for finding them worthy of the task, pledging that they will not betray the confidence reposed in them.
He applauded the governor for his foresight in embarking on mega schools project which he said will go a long way in tackling the problems bedevilling education sector in Gombe State.
“Of the 114 wards we have in Gombe State there is non that His Excellency has not touched by renovating or building a brand new school”, he noted.
Mr. Batari Zambuk also extolled the governor for the recruitment of 1000 qualified teachers and his massive intervention in physical structures and facilities among others that saw to the improvement of students’ performance in external examinations in the state.
The chairman assured the governor that the committee will work relentlessly to deliver on its assignment.
The task force comprises of State Coordinating Committee and three Sub-committees each to ensure successful completion and take-off of one Mega Schools in each of the three Senatorial Districts of the state.
The three (3) Mega Schools are: Government Secondary School, GSS Dukku, Government Comprehensive Day Secondary School, GCDSS Dadin-Kowa and Government Science Secondary School, GSSS Lakanje-Kaltungo.
The Task Force is required to submit interim reports as per the milestone achieved in the course of the assignment. However, it shall submit its final report by the end of December, 2022.
Ismaila Uba Misilli Director-General ( Press Affairs) Government House Gombe
The secretary to Gombe State Government SSG Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi was in Maiduguri Borno state weekend where he handed the hand of Sakina Abdullahi Bala Alhassan Daughter to his close ally Professor Abdullahi Bala Alhassan of the University of Maiduguri in marriage.
The wedding ritual which took place at Seven Division bypass Pompomari quaters Maiduguri, Borno State was consummated after the payment of one hundred thousand naira (N100,000) dowry by the groom’s representative.
Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi who stood in for the bride Sakina admonished the couple to imbibe the spirit of tolerance, love, fidelity above all not to allow third party interference while their marriage last.
He congratulated both the couple and their parents for the success of the event and prayed Allah to bless the marriage.
Father to the bride Professor Abdullahi Bala Alhassan who was visibly elated thanked the SSG Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi and hundreds of well wishers who came from far and wide to share in their moment of joy.
Professor Alhassan also noted that he will not take their show of love for granted praying God to reward and grant them journey mercies back home .
The well attended wedding fatiha attracted personalities within and outside the state.
The Secretary to the state Government Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi has expressed confidence in the ability of Nigerian youths to turn around the fortunes of the country.
Professor Ibrahim Njodi gave the assertion when he received “Icon of intergrity award” from the NYSC Anti Corruption CD group in recogition of his contributions to development and mentorship of youths for the betterment of Nigeria’s future.
Professor Njodi expressed joy seeing how young people engaged in the fight against corruption which he noted has negatively affected the development of the country.
The SSG also recalled with nostalgia his school days when things were good and education was virtually free to all and sundry.
He however expressed optimism that with the activities of Corps members targeting the Youths things will be better for the country.
While encouraging them not to relent even after their service year, the SSG assured them of continued support.
Professor Njodi appreciated the group for the recognition and dedicated the award to Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for identifying and picking him from the University of Maiduguri to serve as Secretary to Gombe State Government , his family and staff for their support.
Presenting the award on behalf of the Anti Corruption NYSC CD group nationwide, Umar Ahmed serving in Jigawa State said the choice of Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi for the award was informed by his track record while serving as Vice Chancellor University of Maiduguri and his current position describing him as courageous, transparent, and committed adminitrator.
Umar Ahmed also appealed to Proffessor Njodi to continue with his youth mentorship which has given directions to many especially students.
Present at the award presentation are Special Adviser on Rural Development Muhammed Shetima, Directors in the office of the SSG and Deputy State Auditor General Wilson Yahaya.
Joshua Danmalam information officer SSG’S Office. 1/9/2022
….says his administration remain committed to the provision of quality health services.
Gombe State Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya says the health sector will continue to occupy an important position in the live of his administration in view of the fact that only a healthy society can contribute to the growth and development of the State.
Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya gave this explanation while flagging off the Nigerian Medical Association NMA medical outreach organised by the Association in collaboration with the Gombe State Government and North East Development Commission NEDC at the Zainab Bulkachuwa Women Children’s hospital Gombe.
Represented by the Secretary to the Gombe State Government Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi, Governor Inuwa Yahaya told the visiting top echelon of the NMA who are in the State for their annual conference that his administration has constructed and equipped one Primary Health Care Centres PHCC in each of the 114 political wards in the State.
The Governor explain that in addition to the PHCCs his administration has equally remodelled the State Specialist and constructed brand new hospital in Kumo and re – constructed Kaltungo and Bajoga General hospitals.
He thanked the leadership of the Nigerian Medical Association NMA for choosing Gombe State as venue for their National Conference and also given back to the society through the medical outreach.
The National President of the Nigerian Medical Association Dr. Uche Ojinma express gratitude to the Gombe State Government for providing them with the necessary logistical support for the successful hosting of the conference.
He said medical outreach is an annual ritual by the Nigerian Medical Association NMA as part of its corporate social responsibility saying the outreach is simultaneously taking place in Ashaka and Gombe.
The NMA National President observed with satisfaction the modest achievement by the Inuwa Yahaya’s led administration in the health sector saying his giant strides in the provision of quality health care services to the people of the State is resounding.
Earlier in an address of welcome the chairman Gombe State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association Dr. Khalifa Abdulsalam express gratitude to the Gombe State Government for its morale and financial assistance towards hosting the NMA national conference.
The SSG Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi and other top Government officials were also attended to during the Medical outreach.
Joshua Danmalam information officer SSG’S Office. 31/8/22
Gombe state Government has donated relief materials to person affected by flood in Garin Malam- Sani of Tukulma Ward in Akko Local Government area.
Presenting the items on behalf of the State Government, the Executive Secretary State Emergency Management Agency SEMA, Abdullahi Haruna Abdullahi convey Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya’s sympathy to the affected households describing the incident as a natural disaster.
He prayed God to prevent such from happening in future.
The executive secretary said Governor Yahaya was touched on hearing the news saying as a leader who is sensitive to the plight of the citizens, directed that succour be brought to victims with immediate effect.
Items presented as explain by Abdullahi Haruna includes; Bags of rice, maize and beans. Other items are blankets, nylon mats & mosquito nets.
Responding on behalf of the community, the ward head of Garin Malam- Sani appreciated Gombe State Government under the leadership of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for coming to the aid of the victims saying that the item will go a long way in reducing the suffering of the affected households.