Gully Erosion Control Works ongoing at the Gombe State University ( GSU) site.

It will be recalled that Gombe State Government, had recently awarded a contract worth over 2.9 billion Naira for the Gombe State University to Malam Inna erosion control works to Triacta Nigeria Limited through the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project, NEWMAP.

The signing of the contract is a testament of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya’s commitment to addressing the devastation caused by gullies in the state.

The company handling the project is currently constructing different sizes of storm water channels to see-off the immense run-off being experienced during the rainy season with a view to mitigating the effect of gullies in and around GSU, Kagarawal and Unguwa Uku.

The development of gullies is one of the severe environmental problems in Gombe, threatening its urban infrastructure, lives, property and physical growth.

Recall also that in his determination to address the manace of the gully erosion bedeviling parts of the State, Governor Inuwa Yahaya approved the release of Five hundred million Naira ( N 500,000, 000) as state’s counterpart contribution to facilitate the implementation of the World Bank funded project.

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Mai Tangale’s Death: Gombe Government Sets Up Committee for Funeral.

…Approves Saturday, January 16 for Funeral of Late Monarch

Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has approved the constitution of a Committee headed by the State Deputy Governor, Dr. Manassah Daniel Jatau to organise a befitting funeral for the late Mai Tangle, Dr. Abdu Buba Maisheru II who died on Sunday, 10th January, 2020 at the age of 72 after a brief illness.

The Secretary to the State Government, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi in a statement, also announced Saturday 16th January, 2021 as date for the burial of the late traditional ruler.

Members of the committee are Mr. Nitte Amangal, Chairman, APC Caretaker Committee, Hon. Tulpukut Mai Kardi and Hon. Rambi Ibrahim Ayala of the Gombe State House of Assembly.

Others are Justice Beatrice Iliya and Justice Idi Appolos of the High Court of Justice Gombe State and Mrs. Margret Audu,
Chairman Billiri LGA.

Also to serve on the Committee are Hon. Mela Audu Nunghe (SAN) , Hon. Commissioner for Special Duties and his Works and Housing counterpart, Engr. Abubakar Bappah Musa , Group Captain Bitrus P. Bilal (Rtd) Special Adviser to the Governor on Development Control and Enforcement, Mr. Babaji Babadidi,
Chairman SUBEB and Barr. Abdulrasheed Ajuji Waziri
(Wazirin Tangale) while the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Ibrahim Dasuki Jalo Waziri serves as Secretary.

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

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Mai Tangale’s Death: Gombe Government Sets Up Committee for Funeral.

…Approves Saturday, January 16 for Funeral of Late Monarch

Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has approved the constitution of a Committee headed by the State Deputy Governor, Dr. Manassah Daniel Jatau to organise a befitting funeral for the late Mai Tangle, Dr. Abdu Buba Maisheru II who died on Sunday, 10th January, 2020 at the age of 72 after a brief illness.

The Secretary to the State Government, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi in a statement, also announced Saturday 16th January, 2021 as date for the burial of the late traditional ruler.

Members of the committee are Mr. Nitte Amangal, Chairman, APC Caretaker Committee, Hon. Tulpukut Mai Kardi and Hon. Rambi Ibrahim Ayala of the Gombe State House of Assembly.

Others are Justice Beatrice Iliya and Justice Idi Appolos of the High Court of Justice Gombe State and Mrs. Margret Audu,
Chairman Billiri LGA.

Also to serve on the Committee are Hon. Mela Audu Nunghe (SAN) , Hon. Commissioner for Special Duties and his Works and Housing counterpart, Engr. Abubakar Bappah Musa , Group Captain Bitrus P. Bilal (Rtd) Special Adviser to the Governor on Development Control and Enforcement, Mr. Babaji Babadidi,
Chairman SUBEB and Barr. Abdulrasheed Ajuji Waziri
(Wazirin Tangale) while the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Ibrahim Dasuki Jalo Waziri serves as Secretary.

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

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Mai Tangle’s Death: Gombe Governor Visits Billiri.

..Counsels Family, Tangale Chiefdom to Remain Calm

..Says “God will Guide Us to Do the Right Thing as We Move Forward “

…Describes Late Monarch as Man of Peace

Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya earlier today, visited Poshiya Palace of the Mai Tangle in Billiri Local Government area, where he counselled the family of the late monarch and the people of the Tangale Chiefdom to remain calm and ensure that the peace the royal father preached and died for continues to prevail in the land.

While answering questions from newsmen shortly after the visit to the royal family, the Governor expressed optimism that God will guide both the Tangale traditional council and the state government to do the correct thing and move forward.

” We will keep ourselves as a family and we will not derail, and I believe God in His wisdom will guide us to do the correct thing and move forward”.

Governor Yahaya, was accompanied by the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi, Chief of Staff, Alhaji Abubakar Inuwa Kari, Commissioners, State APC Caretaker Chairman, Mr. Nitte Amangal, Special Advisers, PPS and other senior government officials.

The Governor had earlier in a message of condolence, expressed grief over the death of His Royal Highness, Dr. Abdu Buba Maisheru II, the Mai Tangle, whom he described as an exemplary leader who will be remembered for his commitment to peace and unity.

In the statement, he said the demise of the traditional ruler at this time is indeed a great loss not only to the Tangale traditional council but to the people and government of Gombe state as well as Nigeria at large.

Governor Yahaya described the late Mai Tangle as a highly respected monarch who’s 19-year reign on the throne helped in promoting unity and peace in Tangale land as well as attracting significant development and progress to his people.

“His Royal Highness was a distinguished traditional ruler who dedicated his royal duties towards building a united community, both in his role as a key member of the Gombe state council of emirs and chiefs and as the chairman of the northern christian traditional rulers.

“We will surely miss his royal counsels, fatherly guidance and advice”.

The Governor praised the contributions of the royal father to the peaceful coexistence and socio-economic development of his Chiefdom and the state, which he said endeared him to his subjects and all those who related with him.

On behalf of the Government and people of Gombe State, Governor Yahaya conveyed his deepest condolences to his immediate family and the entire Tangale community over the huge loss of the royal father, praying Almighty God to grant him eternal rest.

Ismaila Uba Misilli
Director- General
( Press Affairs)

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Governor Inuwa Yahaya commisserates with Gombe Sports Commission Chairman over Son’s Death.

..Leads Government Delegation to Funeral Prayer

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has commisserated with the Chairman of Gombe State Sports Commission, Malam Hamza Adamu Soye over the death of his eldest son, Adamu Hamza who’s sad event occurred in the early hours of Monday, 11th, January 2021 after a brief illness.

The Governor who led a state government delegation to the funeral prayer for the deceased at the Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe, conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the grief-stricken father and the entire Adamu Soye family.

He said losing a growing young man in a family is distressing and heart wrenching for every parent, praying Allah to grant him jannatil firdaus.

He however consoled the bereaved family to take it as a trial from Allah and accept what He has destined in good fate, taking heed from the the Prophet’s saying: What Allah Has taken belongs to Him and to Him belongs what He granted and He has an appointed time for everything”.

Adamu, 24 was a Bsc statistics final year student at the Gombe State University ( GSU).

The Governor was accompanied to the funeral prayer by the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi, Chief of Staff, Alhaji Abubakar Inuwa Kari and other senior government officials.

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

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Gombe Governor Mourns Mai Tangle, Dr. Abdu Buba Maisheru II.

Gombe State governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has expressed grief over the death His Royal Highness, Dr. Abdu Buba Maisheru II, the Mai Tangle.

As announced by the Secretary to the state Government, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi, the First Class traditional ruler died yesterday in Gombe at the age of 72 after a brief illness.

Governor Yahaya, in a statement of condolence, said the demise of the traditional ruler at this time is indeed a great loss not only to the Tangale traditional council but to the people and government of Gombe state as well as Nigeria at large.

Governor Yahaya described the late Mai Tangle as a highly respected monarch who’s 19-year reign on the throne helped in promoting unity and peace in Tangale land as well as attracting significant development and progress to his people.

“His Royal Highness was a distinguished traditional ruler who dedicated his royal duties towards building a united community, both in his role as a key member of the Gombe state council of emirs and chiefs and as the chairman of the northern christian traditional rulers.

“We will surely miss his royal counsels, fatherly guidance and advice”.

The Governor praised the contributions of the royal father to the peaceful coexistence and socio-economic development of his Chiefdom and the state, which he said endeared him to his subjects and all those who related with him.

On behalf of the Government and people of Gombe State, Governor Yahaya conveyed his deepest condolences to his immediate family and the entire Tangale community over the huge loss of the royal father, praying Almighty God to grant him eternal rest.

Ismaila Uba Misilli
Director- General
( Press Affairs)

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Gombe Governor Mourns Mai Tangle, Dr. Abdu Buba Maisheru II

Gombe State governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has expressed grief over the death His Royal Highness, Dr. Abdu Buba Maisheru II, the Mai Tangle.

As announced by the Secretary to the state Government, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi, the First Class traditional ruler died yesterday in Gombe at the age of 72 after a brief illness.

Governor Yahaya, in a statement of condolence, said the demise of the traditional ruler at this time is indeed a great loss not only to the Tangale traditional council but to the people and government of Gombe state as well as Nigeria at large.

Governor Yahaya described the late Mai Tangle as a highly respected monarch who’s 19-year reign on the throne helped in promoting unity and peace in Tangale land as well as attracting significant development and progress to his people.

“His Royal Highness was a distinguished traditional ruler who dedicated his royal duties towards building a united community, both in his role as a key member of the Gombe state council of emirs and chiefs and as the chairman of the northern christian traditional rulers.

“We will surely miss his royal counsels, fatherly guidance and advice”.

The Governor praised the contributions of the royal father to the peaceful coexistence and socio-economic development of his Chiefdom and the state, which he said endeared him to his subjects and all those who related with him.

On behalf of the Government and people of Gombe State, Governor Yahaya conveyed his deepest condolences to his immediate family and the entire Tangale community over the huge loss of the royal father, praying Almighty God to grant him eternal rest.

Ismaila Uba Misilli
Director- General
( Press Affairs)

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Gombe Governor elevates Ismaila Uba Misilli from SSA Media and Publicity to D.G press affairs.

Gombe state Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has approved the elevation of Ismaila Uba Misilli from Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Director- General ( Press Affairs).

The Secretary to the State Government, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi who conveyed the Governor’s approval also announced the appointment of Kabir Ibn Mohammed as Director General, Gombe Media Corporation ( GMC).

Similarly, the Governor has approved the upgrading of the Special Assistants on Media to Senior Special Assistants and deployed them as follows:

  1. Jack A. Tasha – SSA Media ( Office of the Deputy Governor)
  2. Bintu Aliyu Sunmonu – SSA Media( Assigned to Office of the First Lady)
  3. Sulaiman Musa Arzoo – SSA New Media.

All the elevations, appointments and/or redesignation are with immediate effect.

Ismaila Uba Misilli
Director-General
( Press Affairs)

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New Year Homage: Gombe Governor Hosts Christian Community in Gombe.

.. Says ‘ I’ll Continue to Provide Good Leadership to All Regardless of Different Affiliations ‘

…As CAN Describes Governor Yahaya as Instrument of Peace, Unity, Progress

Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya says he will continue to provide good leadership to the state’s citizens irrespective of tribal, religious or political affiliations.

The Governor was speaking when he granted audience to the Christian community under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Gombe State Chapter on a Christmas/New Year homage at the Government House.

The Governor, described the visit as significant and a Thanksgiving session which usually affords the Christian community in the State opportunity to identify and support the government in its effort to take the people of the State to greater heights.

He thanked the Christian community for the prayers and the support since his gubernatorial election campaign days, the role he said contributed immensely to the success of his administration.

“On coming to office in 2019 I swore by the Quran as a Muslim that I shall lead the people with fairness, justice and equity and I believe am doing my best in order to actualize it. That is why we take development to all the nooks and crannies of Gombe State. When you talk of roads we said we shall put up one hundred kilometres of roads in each of the 11 Local Government Area of the State, under our Network Eleven Hundred concept, and we are on course to deliver “.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya cited as reference, the road project in Balanga, one of the most difficult terrains which he said was avoided by the past administration, assuring that “by the grace of God this administration will ensure the actualisation of the road which will link up the southern and northern parts of Balanga LGA as well as make it easier for those in the southern axis to access their headquarters without having to pass through Kaltungo, Billiri, Akko, Gombe and Yamaltu Deba.

He said same applies to Malala and Dukkuyel in Dukku Local Government Area which is at the extreme end of the State from the northern axis and some more other places across the State.

The Governor said his administration will continue to put up good roads, Schools, health facilities and other social amenities for the benefit of the people.

“In fact like I always say, it is the elite that always use religion, ethnicity and regionalism in order to divide the people so that they reap benefit out of it, any gentle or humane leader will work to get to the satisfaction of, and in accordance with the yearnings and aspirations of all and sundry because the essence of leadership to to provide service to the people in a just manner”.

He assured the people of the State that in spite of the economic hardship occasioned by the Coronavirus Pandamic and other leadership challenges, his administration will continue to remain focused and deliver on its mandate.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya called for support across board for his administration to succeed on delivering the goods, saying poverty, disease and hunger have no eyes as they can catch up with anyone irrespective of tribe or religion.

The Governor who emphasized the need for peaceful coexistence, said without peace no development can be achieved, praising the people of the State for embracing the peace and maintaining it.

“There has never been any religious war in Gombe State, there has never been any serious division that is not reconciliable if you compare to what is happening in other states, so I will like to urge our people to please guard this peace jealously and make sure that we progress because Gombe State is always making a difference”.

He urged the Christian community to continue to pray for the sustenance of peace and harmony in the State so that his administration can take the people out of bondage to the next level.

On some requests made by the Christian Association of Nigeria, Governor Inuwa Yahaya said his administration will not shy away from appointing individuals who laboured towards the formation of Government and even those who are not deep into politics but have the capacity to deliver in the quest for good governance.

The Governor equally assured the Christian community that the board for the State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board will soon be constituted, disclosing that his administration has also approved 70 seats for this year’s Pilgrimage to Israel.

He said as the economy picks up, his administration will continue to do its best to ensure that religious bodies practice their faith without hindrance.

On the proposed upgrade of the CAN centre, Governor Inuwa Yahaya approved the sum of 25 million naira for the CAN to effect the project it deemed necessary at the centre in addition to 10 million naira dolled out to them as new year gift.

The Gombe State Caretaker Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Rev. Sunday Congo represented by the Caretaker Secretary, Apostle John Adetiba said they were at the Government House to felicitate with the Governor on the new year and to bring to him good tidings of the Christmas.

He commended the Governor for correcting the financial abnormalities inherent in the State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board for which to no fault of his,Christians in the State missed the last year’s Pilgrimage to Jerusalem.

The clergy described one of the Governor’s flagship projects, the Gombe Goes Green as an administrative midas touch which will will help to reclaim the environment in the face of climate change and global warming.

Earlier in his remarks, the North East CAN chairman, Rev. Abare Kallah said the Christian community stands with governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for his developmental and administrative acumen in carrying every section of the state along, calling on him to maintain the excellent disposition.

He thanked the Governor for appointing a good number of Christians into sensitive positions of his administration.

In his goodwill message, Reverend J. R. Mangai described Governor Inuwa Yahaya as an instrument of peace, unity and development, praying Almighty God to continue to guide him as he pilots the affairs of the state.

Highlights of the solidarity visit were special prayers for the Governor and his team as well as songs ministrations by different groups.

Ismaila Uba Misilli
Senior Special Assistant
( Media and Publicity)

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Gombe State Receives First Consignment of Medical Goods from US-based Project CURE.

Gombe State Government has received the first of five 40 ft containers of lightly used medical equipment and supplies from the United States- based charity organisation, Project CURE.

The items delivered include portable xray machines, digital ultrasound machines, anesthetic machines, emergency resusucitation beds (ERBs) and ventilators.

Other items are defibrillators, oxygen concentrators, electrocardiogram machines, fetal doppler machines, vascular ultrasound and different types of medical supplies.

The goods arrived Gombe on saturday.

It will be recalled that Gombe state Government had entered into a partnership with the United States-based healthcare service organisation in a bid to improve the health sector for effective and efficient service delivery.

This followed the Governor’s earlier visit to the head office of the organisation in Phoenix, Arizona shortly after he won the March 9 Gubernatorial elections where he sought for support in addressing the dire conditions of the health facilities in the state and the general heathcare challenges.

Project CURE had in September, 2019, sent a team led by Charles Irion which toured round the 23 secondary health facilities in Gombe state and carried out a needs assessment of the hospitals.

Sequel to that exercise, the US organisation packaged 5 numbers 40 ft containers full of medical equipment and supplies to help bridge the gaps identified by their assessment team in Gombe State.

Project CURE is an international organisation which partners states in developing countries to offer support to hospitals, clinics and community health centres to help them provide quality healthcare and other critical medical services.

Ismaila Uba Misilli
Senior Special Assistant
( Media and Publicity)

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