Road Projects: Gombe Governor Flags-off Payment of Compensation To Affected Property Owners At Malam Inna, Kagarawal, Unguwa Uku, Bolari Communities.

…Inspects Ongoing London Maidoruwa- Alkahira- Arawa Road Project

… Says His Administration Places Premium On Infrastructural Development, Social Engagement, Economic Transformation.

Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has flagged off the payment of compensation for 309 property affected by the recently awarded road construction projects in Malam Inna, Kagarawal, Unguwa Uku and Bolari communities in Gombe metropolis.

A sum total of three hundred and eighty one million naira( N381m) has been released for the compensation payment in all the quarters put together.

Speaking at the flag-off ceremonies, held separately at Kagarawal and Bolari respectively, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya said road construction forms part of his campaign promises to execute projects that have direct bearing on the lives of the people especially those at the rung of the ladder.

The Governor remarked that inspite of the global economic meltdown, occasioned by Covid-19 Pandemic, to which Gombe is not immuned, his administration has continued to place premium on the infrastructural development, social engagement and economic transformation.

“For this reason, my eyes and ears are wide open and my legs still standing firm and strong to go round the nooks and crannies of the State in order to evaluate and re-evaluate the pressing and immediate needs of the people”.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya explained that the rMalam Inna-kagarawal- Unguwa Uku Road project as well a that of Bolari quarters of the State capital is a replica of what was obtained in other parts of the State aimed at opening up the entire State for social and economic activities.

He described road network as an important artery for the ease of not only doing business but the movement of goods and accessing educational and health services within the State at the nick of time.

“We are going to complete the road in Malam Inna Kagarawal and Unguwa Uku with the compliment of solar powered streetlights. We have equally constructed a 120 bed capacity hospital in this area and we have completed the multi billion naira 7.5 kilometres erosion control project which has over the years been a thorn in the flesh of these communities”.

He said his administration will continue to provide dividends of democracy to the people of the State without recourse to dissenting voices whose stock in trade is to raise false, baseless and unfounded criticism.

The Governor frowned at the attitude of some individuals who had wanted to over heat the process for the payment of compensation, noting that the composition of the committee for the evaluation of individual property are individuals with proven integrity.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya called on the people to remain resolute and steadfast to his administration’s commitment to turn around the fortunes of the State while keeping an arms length to anyone who does not mean well for them.

“My administration is built on the trust you gave me and I shall continue to protect your interest and your human dignity at all times. The responsibility of building a virile State lies on our shoulders and we shall continue to do all that is necessary to fulfill our promises which is to place the State on the path of sustainable economic development”.

The Governor said the road construction will commence upon the completion of the payment of compensation to every individual whose property will be affected by the infrastructural development, adding that his administration will continue to focus attention on areas that are densely populated within the State capital and environs so as to open them up and give the people a sense of belonging.

Same scenario played out when the Governor proceeded to Bolari quarters to equally flag off the payment of compensation to individuals whose property will be affected by the road construction there.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya told the mammoth crowd that besieged his arrival that under no circumstances will he watch and allow the people of the State to be short changed.

The chairman of the compensation committee and Commissioner of Finance and Economic Development, Muhammad Gambo Magaji had earlier in his address of welcome told the gathering that the State government under the leadership of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya is committed towards paying those whose property will be affected by the roads construction.

Explaining the modalities for the payment of compensation, the Commissioner of works Engr. Abubakar Bappah said payment will be made in accordance with the guidelines based on the type and the overall finishing of each property.

He said the policy thrust of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of providing road infrastructure was predicated on the importance of road network to the social and economic development of the people.

He therefore announced a period of two weeks for individuals whose property will be affected to evacuate their valuables before the commencement of the road construction.

Representatives of the individuals, whose property will make way for the road construction, commended Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for his natural attachment to the down- trodden and therefore pledged their support to the administration and the road project.

Impressed by the Governor’s political ingenuity in granting the road construction, the Village Head of Kagarawal, confered on the Governor the traditional title of “Sarkin Yakin Kagarawal ” while the District Head of Bolari honoured the Governor with the title of “Ma’Dawakin Bolari”.

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya had earlier inspected the ongoing
London Maidoruwa- Alkahira road project which has reached an advanced stage of completion.

Ismaila Uba Misilli
Director-General
( Press Affairs)
Government House
Gombe

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Presidency Commends Governor Inuwa For Prioritizing Human Capital Development.

…As First Batch Of ARC-P Youths Facilitators Graduate In Gombe

…To Receive N30,000 Allowance Monthly

…Governor Inuwa Lauds President Buhari’s Social Intervention Programmes

…Targets More Empowerment Schemes to Improve Lives Of Citizenry

Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari over his administration’s empowerment initiative of At Risk Children Programme (ARC-P) which he said has significantly helped in tackling crises associated with vulnerable children and youths that are potentially at risk of both physical and psychological state of wellbeing.

The Governor, made the assertion at the graduation ceremony of 500 youths facilitators trained on various skills under the said empowerment scheme in Gombe State.

He noted that the introduction of the ARC-P was to provide succour to the less privileged and the vulnerable in the society so that they can live a dignified and independent life with a brighter future.

“I commend the determination and commitment of the project advisory committee under the leadership of my wife, Hajiya Asmau Inuwa Yahaya and that of the project implementation team”.

The Governor further noted that the success of ARC-P activities in the State particularly the induction of the 500 youths facilitators could not have been achieved without the dedication of the trainees during the 3 weeks training.

“We are indeed proud of your commitment which has made Gombe State a model in the implementation of this laudable initiative, this batch of ARC-P facilitators that have completed their training were selected from the data bank of unemployed graduates that our administration established in order to link this skilled graduates with appropriate job opportunities”.

Governor Yahaya urged pioneers of the ARC-P youth facilitators to work hard and uphold their knowledge for good practice, training and to remain focus while maintaining the posture of good ambassadors of his administration’s efforts towards improving human capital in the State.

He said since coming to office in May 2019, the driving policy of his administration has been predicated on consolidation and fine tuning of ongoing critical infrastructural projects embarked upon by previous administration while initiating people- oriented policies and programmes for the overall development of the State.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya stressed that his administration will remain committed to fulfilling the pledges made of taking Gombe State to the next level.

“In our quest to improve human capital, preparation for the engagement of no fewer than two thousand youths under our homegrown human capital development initiative, the Gombe State security traffic (G-STEP) and Environmental Corps has reached an advanced stage geared towards harnessing the energy of our youths for social and economic development”.

He said his administration is equally processing the purchase of over 2000 units of tricycles to distribute to other sets of youths across the 11 local Government areas of the State in order to provide them with means of livelihood.

“Mindful of the vulnerability of our women folk, we are equally working on another initiative that will empower not less than five thousand women across the 114 political wards of the State with various entrepreneurial skills and start-up packs so that they can earn a living for themselves and support their families”.

The Governor maintained that his administration will continue to partner with all relevant national and International development partners, traditional institutions, civil society groups and religious bodies in order to improve human capital in the State and create decent jobs for the teeming youths in the State.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya used the occasion to call on stakeholders to play their roles towards the successful implementation of the At Risk Children Project so as to rid the streets of the most vulnerable members of the society.

He thanked the National lead of the Programme, Hajiya Maryam Uwais and representatives of International donor Agencies as well as financial institutions for their immense support to the programme implementation in the State.

In her remarks, Special adviser to the President on Social Investment, Hajiya Maryam Uwais who is also the national team lead of the ARC-P, challenged the pioneer graduands that additional responsibility has been placed on their shoulders of ensuring the safety of vulnerable members of their respective Communities especially the vulnerable.

She lauded Inuwa Yahaya led administration for being the first state to embrace the project.

“For us it is really heartwarming to see how Gombe prioritized youth empowerment which is apparently one of the key problems bedeviling this country and for us to have a State government that has placed so much trust and confidence in our ability to deliver is really very encouraging to us”.

Earlier in his address of welcome, the Secretary to Gombe State Government, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi remarked that the graduation ceremony of the 500 ARC-P youth facilitators marked a great milestone in the quest by the administration of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya in bringing succour to the numerous vulnerable children.

He noted that the Governor has, since coming to office, demonstrated uncommon determination towards creating enabling environment for youths to discover their talents, realize their potentials, improve their livelihood and contribute meaningfully to the development of the state and nation.

The Special Adviser to Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya on human capital development, Barr. Sani Ahmed Haruna observed that the three weeks’ rigorous training for youth facilitators of At Risk Children Project could not have been possible without the support of the Governor and the National office of the project.

He said the 500 youths underwent training in Animal fattening, cosmetology, beads and leather work, fish and poultry farming as well as food and beverages.

“The over 100,000 target beneficiaries of the Gombe At-risk Children Project, are those between the ages of 7-24 who will benefit from various interventions rolled out under the project. That is why it was necessary for these Youths Facilitators, who will serve as the direct link to these children, be trained”.

“All the 500 Youth Facilitators, had undergone this mandatory 3 weeks training, and all 500 herein present have signed and agreed to work for the betterment of all At-Risk Children in Gombe State and their appointment letters will be issue as soon as we connect them to our proposed 25 Temporary Community Hubs- as we are already working hand in hand with all the 11 LGA’s in the State through the ALGON & the Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs”.

There were goodwill messages from the Commissioner for youths development, Abubakar Musa, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Budget, planning and development partners Coordination, Dr. Ishiyaku Mohammed.

The ARC-P youth facilitators took turns to present souvenirs to Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya and the National team lead of ARC-P Maryam Uwais as a show of appreciation for their resilience towards the welfare of the youth.

The Gombe State First Lady, Dr. Asma’u Inuwa Yahaya presented tablets to some outstanding trainees who performed exceptionally in digital and mental skills during the 3 weeks training.

Ismaila Uba Misilli
Director-General
( Press Affairs)
Government House
Gombe

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Financial Inclusion: Gombe SSG task FISSCO to redouble effort.

The Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi has tasks Members of the Financial Inclusion State Steering Committee (FISSCO) to redouble its efforts towards encouraging citizens of the State who are yet to open up an account with a financial institution to do so as to tap from the benefits associated with financial inclusivity.

Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi who stated this after receiving briefs from the steering Commitee of FISSCO observe that the 10,207 figures already enrolled in Account opening is abysmal to the 75,240 overall target in the State.

The SSG therefore challenge members of the Committee to brace up by ensuring that the wide gap in Account opening in the State is bridge for the benefit of the people especially those who are yet to open an account.

He said enrollment in account opening should not be tight to FISSCO week alone but that, the Committee should take advantage of the various Federal Government Social intervention Programmes and other strategies to boost the pool of enrollment.

Speaking earlier, the Special Adviser to the Gombe State Governor on Budget Planning and development Partners Co-ordination Dr.Isiyaku Mohammed stressed the importance of the Programme, maintaining that financial inclusion is one of the avenues of empowerment which is in line with the present administration priority to ensure that people especially women are better empowered.

The Secretary of FISSCO Audu Baba Isah said,Gombe State along with other states were selected by the Federal Government in 2019 to enrol 75,240 people into account opening.

He said they have engage 17 money Banks, 6 money market bank and 28 financial Banks for the exercise and have recorded a total of 10,207 across the 11 Local Government of Gombe State.

In his remarks the Branch Controller of the Central Bank of Nigeria Gombe, Shehu Alhaji Goringo said the Programme will not only benefit the State but the County in general.

He said when the citizen opens account they stand a better chance benefitting from government social empowerment programs which requires an account and BVN.

He thanked the SSG for his wise counsel and assured him that FISSCO will improve on the 10,207 figures already enrolled in Account opening in the State.

Joshua Danmalam
Information Officer SSGs office.
12/11/21

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Leave up to Your responsibility, Gombe SSG task FISSCO Members.

The Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi has tasks Members of the Financial Inclusion State Steering Committee (FISSCO) to leave up to their responsibilities, maintaining that the 10,207 figures of Account opening against the 75,240 target in the State is unacceptable.

Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi stated this after receiving briefs from the steering Commitee about it’s activities in his office on Friday.

The SSG who challenge members of the Committee to be up and doing in other to close the gaps in Account opening said enrollment should not have been tight to FISSCO week but that, the Committee would have taken advantage of the Federal Government various Social intervention Programmes as well as used other strategies as applied in banks to register many members.

” Let me lament that, I am not a happy person on the activities of FISSCO in Gombe, yes Covid 19 came but, Covid did not affect operations of Banks, we could have done so much within that period, my kind of person, I don’t see myself as a failure so, anything you involved me I always want to take it to the best.
We shouldn’t have been talking about just 10,000 from the 75,000 target, that is a woeful performance. I must tell you if I get 35,000 which is 35% that is closed to 50% I will not take it, I would have target 60-70% and nothing less” the SSG noted.

While calling on them to be proactive, Professor Njodi adviced them to build relationships and trust in all their dealings as Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya’s led Government is built on trust.

” What is there about Banking is about trust and relationships People tend to see you more, here you are having a Government that is transparent and trust worthy, People trust this Government anywhere you can think of, you could have leverage on this trust to be able to succeed”

Also speaking the Special Adviser Budget Planning and development Partners Co-ordination Dr.Isiyaku Mohammed stressed the importance of the Programme saying the financial inclusion is one of the avenues of empowerment which is in line with the present administration priority to ensure that people especially women are better empowered.

Presenting the report, the Secretary of FISSCO Audu Baba Isah said,Gombe State along with other states were selected by the Federal Government in 2019 and was given a target of 75,240 people to have an account.

He said they have engage 17 money Banks, 6 money market bank and 28 financial Banks for the excise and have recorded a total of 10,207 across the 11 Local Government of Gombe State.

In his remarks the Branch Controller of the Central Bank of Nigeria Gombe, Shehu Alhaji Goringo said the Programme is not only to the State but the County in general aimed at opening of account to enable citizens benefits from government social empowerment programs which requires an account and BVN.

He appreciates the SSG for his wise counsel and assured him of improving on it. “You have put us on our toes and I assure you we will improve on our activities” Goringo stated.

Joshua Danmalam
Information Officer SSGs office.
12/11/21

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Leave up to Your responsibility, Gombe SSG task FISSCO Members.

The Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi has tasks Members of the Financial Inclusion State Steering Committee (FISSCO) to leave up to their responsibilities, maintaining that the 10,207 figures of Account opening against the 75,240 target in the State is unacceptable.

Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi was stated after receiving briefs from the steering Commitee about it’s activities in his office on Friday.

Njodi who challenge members of the Committee to be up and doing in other to close the gap in Account opening said enrollment should not tight to FISSCO week but that, the Committee should take advantage of the Federal Government various Social intervention Programmes as well as used other strategies being applied in banks to register as many members.

” Let me lament that, I am not a happy person on the activities of FISSCO in Gombe, yes Covid 19 came but, Covid did not affect operations of Banks, we could have done so much within that period, my kind of person, I don’t see myself as a failure so, anything you involved me I always want to take it to the best.
We shouldn’t be talking about just 10,000 from the 75,000 target. That is a woeful performance. I must tell you if I get 35,000 which is 35% that is closed to 50% I will mot take it, I would have target 60-70% and nothing less” the SSG noted”.

While calling on them to be proactive Professor Njodi adviced them to build relationships and trust in all their dealings as Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya’s led Government is built on trust.

” What is there about Banking is about trust and relationships People tend to see you more, here you are having a government that is transparent and trust worthy, People trust this government anywhere you can think of, you could have leverage on this trust to be able to succeed”

Also speaking the Special Adviser Budget Planning and development Partners Co-ordination Dr.Isiyaku Mohammed stressed the importance of the Programme which according to him is a linkage to actual development.

He said the financial inclusion is one of the avenues of empowerment which is in line with the present administration priority to ensure that people especially women are better empowered.

Presentation a report, the Secretary of FISSCO Audu Baba Isah said Gombe State along with other states were selected by the Federal Government in 2019 and was given a target of 75,240 people to have an account.

He said they have engage 17 money Banks, 6 money market bank and 28 financial Banks for the excise and have recorded a total of 10,207 across the 11 Local Government of Gombe State.

In his remarks the Branch Controller of the Central Bank of Nigeria Gombe, Shehu Alhaji Goringo said the developmental objectives of the Programme is not only to the State but the County in general and Gombe State is backward hence the inclusion of the State in order to improved its financial inclusion status.

He appreciates the SSG for his wise counsel and assured him of improving on it. ” You have put us on our toes and I assure you we will improve on our activities” Goringo stated.

Joshua Danmalam
Information Officer SSGs office.
12/11/21

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Governor Inuwa Yahaya Approves New Appointments.

Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya ( Dan Majen Gombe) has constituted the Board of Gombe State Water Board ( GSWB) and approved the appointment of Engr. Yakubu Abdulkadir Rasheed as Chairman.

The Secretary to the State Government, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi who conveyed the Governor’s approval, also announced the following as members of the Board: Alh. Ali Buba Bajoga,
Umar Alh. Jurara, Alhassan Malam Gana, Moh’d Abubakar Musa Bomala and
Badamasi Ali Kurjale. Others are: Hon Isaac Lamido, Comrade Abubakar Musa Toly and Abdullahi Dogonyaro Gundale.

The Governor has also approved the appointment of Ibrahim Musa Bakas as Special Adviser (Special Duties), Umar Chiroma Abdussalam ( Deputy Chief of Staff- Gombe North), Hon. Jani Adamu Bello ( Deputy Chief of Staff- Gombe Central) and Hajiya Sa’adatu Sa’ad Mustapha as Director-General (Protocol and Facility Management).

According to the SSG, Governor Inuwa Yahaya has set up Project Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation team and appointed Prof. Namala Amuga Keftin as Special Adviser, Arc. Aminu Mohammed and QS. Alkali Abubakar, mni as Senior Special Assistants 1 ( SSAs 1) while Engr. Dan Naptali
and Engr. Muhammed Dauda Abubakar serve as Senior Special Assistants II ( SSAs II)

All the appointments take immediate effect.

Ismaila Uba Misilli
Director-General
( Press Affairs)
Government House
Gombe

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Governor Inuwa Yahaya Pays Condolence Visit To Family of Dankaden Gombe Over Death Of Murtala Shehu Turaki.

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, earlier today in Gombe, paid a condolence visit to Alhaji Shehu Turaki ( Dankaden Gombe) over the demise of his son, Murtala Shehu Turaki who died on Saturday in Abuja after a brief illness.

Late Murtala Shehu Turaki was until his death, a staff of Federal Ministry of Power. He left behind one wife and three children.

Governor Yahaya, while consoling Alhaji Shehu Turaki and other members of his family, described Murtala’s demise as a huge loss not only to the Dankade family but to the entire state.

He said, ” The death of a focused and hard working young man at his prime is quite devastating, particularly to his immediate family, associates and indeed the entire state, but Allah’s decree is not questionable. It is therefore our fervent prayer that Almighty Allah Will grant him Jannatul Firdaus and give us all, the fortitude to bear this huge loss”.

The Governor, extended the condolences of government and people of Gombe state to the bereaved and urged them to take solace in the fact that the late Murtala lived a simple and honourable life and was known for his good character as an obedient son and examplary family man.

Governor Yahaya was accompanied on the visit by the Chief of Staff, Abubakar Inuwa Kari, PPS, Usman Kamara and Executive Secretary, Gombe State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Sa’ad Hassan among other aides.

Ismaila Uba Misilli
Director-General
( Press Affairs)
Government House
Gombe

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Be United and forge a common front, Dr. Danbature tells Kalorgu community.

Unity has again been described as a hallmark for any development. Dr Wilson Danbature of the Gombe State University ( GSU) gave this indication Saturday while speaking as a guest speaker at the Fund rising of Kalorgu development Association KADA Gombe branch held at the Woman development Centre.

Speaking on the topic ” Unity as a Panacea for Development” Dr Danbature enjoin the People of Kalorgu to remain united and pursue a common goal aimed at developing the area.

“A united Community is one that have the same Philosophy, Vision, Goals and objectives. It means the individual members have self their interest must align with the societal goals, objectives in other to promote that of the Community”.

“All other interest not in line with that of the Community is set aside. Members do not allow personal interest to take precedence over that of the Community”.

While enumerating factors that brings disunity which include egocentric, unforgiving, unfair treatment, intolerance among others.

He therefore call on Kalorgu Community to show concern, love for one another inrespective of social status.

Earlier Speaking the Chief host of the occasion and Commissioner for information and Culture Julius Ishaya Lapes said, the occasion is to rise funds to build a befitting Hall for the associations activities calling on all to support the communal effort embarked upon by KADA Gombe branch.

Mr. Ishaya lauded Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for citing some developmental Projects at Kalorgu, Kaltungo Local Government and Gombe South in general.

Chief launcher at the Occasion Alhaji Anas Musa Commended KADA Gombe branch for embarking on such a developmental project which when Completed will serve as a convenient place for meeting of the Association and Source of revenue to the Association.

Represented by the Permanent Member 3 in the State Universal Basic Education Commission (SUBEB) Comrade Sani Sabo, Alhaji Anas Adamu call for peace, unity and support to Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya’s led administration.

HE assured of his continued support to the Association just as he donated the sum of five hundred thousand Naira.

Other donors at the ceremony includes Senator B.K Amos, Hon.Julius Ishaya Lapes, Hon Bashir Barau and the guest speaker among others.

J.D
I.O
6/11/21

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Inclusive Governance: Gombe Engages Citizens On 2022 Budget Preparation.

….As Governor Inuwa Yahaya Emphasises His administration’s Commitment Towards All-inclusive Budgeting, Governance

Preparatory to the presentation of the 2022 appropriation Bill to the state House of Assembly, the Gombe state Government has held a stakeholders’ meeting with traditional rulers, community leaders, trade unions, faith-based and non- governmental organisations to harness their inputs in order to ensure an all-inclusive budgeting process.

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya while declaring open the public engagement, said that since his administration came on board, he made it a policy that the views of the citizens will continue to remain fundamental in policy formulation and implementation because of the firm belief that his government belongs to the people.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya observed that since budget is a projection of financial resources and how such can be applied for the benefit of the people, his administration together with the legislature, the judiciary and the people of the State have over the years maintained a clear understanding on how to work in synergy towards making the State work for everyone.

“The 2022 townhall meeting on budget is the 3rd by this administration and we are determined to maintain the tradition we have entrenched in getting the inputs of all stakeholders in order to ensure ownership and this also goes to demonstrate our commitment to transparency, accountability and good governance.

“You all know as mentioned by the chairman of Appropriations committee, we were ranked number one in terms of creating enabling environment for business to thrive and in transparency and accountability we ranked 7th now instead of where we were by 2019 when we came in”.

He challenged the stakeholders meeting to discuss on what is most beneficial to the people of the State as his administration will not hesitate to implement the resolutions reached at the engagement meeting.

“As at the end of October when we took indices in terms of knowing the performance of our 2021 budget, we clocked 68 percent and by the end of the year, I know we shall reach more than 70 percent; 70 percent in any examination is an A, so we are an A team”.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya however stressed that the Gombe State Government under his leadership is committed towards bequeathing a State that its citizens will be proud of through an all inclusive budget preparation and implementation.

“You will all recall that I had promised upon assumption of office that my administration is committed to ensuring that our people enjoy the dividends of democracy via our focus on the delivery of social service.

“Our priorities are Health, Education, Water supply, Infrastructure and Rural Development. We have consistently maintained this focus and your input during past consultations has guided our march towards making Gombe Great again”.

He said the ten year development plan conceived and being implemented by his administration is the first since the creation of Gombe State and it encapsulates all the 13 human development indices of the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs.

“Without planning you cannot allocate resources, you may misallocate or even misappropriate but with proper planning and control you know where you are heading to and what you want to achieve”.

The Governor encouraged communities across the State and Stakeholders at the budget engagement meeting who are yet to go through the State ten year development plan to do so in order to appreciate the unwavering commitment of the government towards a systematic development approach.

The Governor used the stakeholders’ meeting to fault the rationale behind spending a whooping 5 billion naira by the immediate past administration to build a Conference Centre, with no bearing on the lives of the people, especially when there are alternative halls for citizens to converge and discuss issues of State and national importance.

“I still can’t understand, at a time when the Northeast zone was facing security challenges, you were building a conference centre that nobody will occupy
when the whole of the North East geopolitical zone was facing security challenges and its associated consequences.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya said even upon the completion of the conference facility, the contract for the supply of furnitures that would have facilitated the ease of utilizing it was yet to be done, disclosing that the State may need to expend over five hundred million naira to procure such items benefiting the status of the edifice.

According to him, if his administration does not borrow to complete such abandoned projects, they will come to waste and the people will not derive any benefits from them.

He said his administration was strategising on gathering what was wasted and maximise it for the benefit of the people.

The Speaker, Gombe State House of Assembly, Hon. Abubakar Mohammed Luggerewo thanked Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for initiating the stakeholders’ meeting on budget preparation.

He said the stakeholders’ engagement on the preparation of the 2022 budget estimates will go a long way in aggregating the views of representatives of the citizens for an all-inclusive implementation of policies and programmes.

In his goodwill message, Chairman House Committee on Appropriations,.Hon Ali Baba Manu said the governor’s approach towards developmental projects at the grassroots eases their legislative tasks in their respective constituencies.

He pledged absolute support of his committee in ensuring that the document captures what is required.

The Gombe State Commissioner of finance and economic development, Muhammad Gambo Magaji assured citizens of the State that just like the 2021 budget proposal, the present administration of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya will equally give heed to submissions contained in the 2022 budget.

In his address of welcome, the Special Adviser on Budget Planning and Development Partners Coordination, Dr. Ishiyaku Mohammed had earlier in an address of welcome said the stakeholders’ meeting on budget preparation was a clear demonstration of the Governor’s disposition to transparency and accountability in governance.

He said consistent physical presence of Governor Inuwa Yahaya in the Townhall Meeting for the preparation of the State presupposes that the Governor is a champion of good governance, transparency and accountability.

Ismaila Uba Misilli
Director-General
( Press Affairs)
Government House
Gombe

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Incusive Governance: Gombe Engages Citizens On 2022 Budget Preparation.

….As Governor Inuwa Yahaya Emphasises His administration’s Commitment Towards All-inclusive Budgeting, Governance

Preparatory to the presentation of the 2022 appropriation Bill to the state House of Assembly, the Gombe state Government has held a stakeholders’ meeting with traditional rulers, community leaders, trade unions, faith-based and non- governmental organisations to harness their inputs in order to ensure an all-inclusive budgeting process.

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya while declaring open the public engagement, said that since his administration came on board, he made it a policy that the views of the citizens will continue to remain fundamental in policy formulation and implementation because of the firm belief that his government belongs to the people.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya observed that since budget is a projection of financial resources and how such can be applied for the benefit of the people, his administration together with the legislature, the judiciary and the people of the State have over the years maintained a clear understanding on how to work in synergy towards making the State work for everyone.

“The 2022 townhall meeting on budget is the 3rd by this administration and we are determined to maintain the tradition we have entrenched in getting the inputs of all stakeholders in order to ensure ownership and this also goes to demonstrate our commitment to transparency, accountability and good governance.

“You all know as mentioned by the chairman of Appropriations committee, we were ranked number one in terms of creating enabling environment for business to thrive and in transparency and accountability we ranked 7th now instead of where we were by 2019 when we came in”.

He challenged the stakeholders meeting to discuss on what is most beneficial to the people of the State as his administration will not hesitate to implement the resolutions reached at the engagement meeting.

“As at the end of October when we took indices in terms of knowing the performance of our 2021 budget, we clocked 68 percent and by the end of the year, I know we shall reach more than 70 percent; 70 percent in any examination is an A, so we are an A team”.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya however stressed that the Gombe State Government under his leadership is committed towards bequeathing a State that its citizens will be proud of through an all inclusive budget preparation and implementation.

“You will all recall that I had promised upon assumption of office that my administration is committed to ensuring that our people enjoy the dividends of democracy via our focus on the delivery of social service.

“Our priorities are Health, Education, Water supply, Infrastructure and Rural Development. We have consistently maintained this focus and your input during past consultations has guided our march towards making Gombe Great again”.

He said the ten year development plan conceived and being implemented by his administration is the first since the creation of Gombe State and it encapsulates all the 13 human development indices of the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs.

“Without planning you cannot allocate resources, you may misallocate or even misappropriate but with proper planning and control you know where you are heading to and what you want to achieve”.

The Governor encouraged communities across the State and Stakeholders at the budget engagement meeting who are yet to go through the State ten year development plan to do so in order to appreciate the unwavering commitment of the government towards a systematic development approach.

The Governor used the stakeholders’ meeting to fault the rationale behind spending a whooping 5 billion naira by the immediate past administration to build a Conference Centre, with no bearing on the lives of the people, especially when there are alternative halls for citizens to converge and discuss issues of State and national importance.

“I still can’t understand, at a time when the Northeast zone was facing security challenges, you were building a conference centre that nobody will occupy
when the whole of the North East geopolitical zone was facing security challenges and its associated consequences.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya said even upon the completion of the conference facility, the contract for the supply of furnitures that would have facilitated the ease of utilizing it was yet to be done, disclosing that the State may need to expend over five hundred million naira to procure such items benefiting the status of the edifice.

According to him, if his administration does not borrow to complete such abandoned projects, they will come to waste and the people will not derive any benefits from them.

He said his administration was strategising on gathering what was wasted and maximise it for the benefit of the people.

The Speaker, Gombe State House of Assembly, Hon. Abubakar Mohammed Luggerewo thanked Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for initiating the stakeholders’ meeting on budget preparation.

He said the stakeholders’ engagement on the preparation of the 2022 budget estimates will go a long way in aggregating the views of representatives of the citizens for an all-inclusive implementation of policies and programmes.

In his goodwill message, Chairman House Committee on Appropriations,.Hon Ali Baba Manu said the governor’s approach towards developmental projects at the grassroots eases their legislative tasks in their respective constituencies.

He pledged absolute support of his committee in ensuring that the document captures what is required.

The Gombe State Commissioner of finance and economic development, Muhammad Gambo Magaji assured citizens of the State that just like the 2021 budget proposal, the present administration of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya will equally give heed to submissions contained in the 2022 budget.

In his address of welcome, the Special Adviser on Budget Planning and Development Partners Coordination, Dr. Ishiyaku Mohammed had earlier in an address of welcome said the stakeholders’ meeting on budget preparation was a clear demonstration of the Governor’s disposition to transparency and accountability in governance.

He said consistent physical presence of Governor Inuwa Yahaya in the Townhall Meeting for the preparation of the State presupposes that the Governor is a champion of good governance, transparency and accountability.

Ismaila Uba Misilli
Director-General
( Press Affairs)
Government House
Gombe

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