NIPSS Visit: Mai Kaltungo advocate for credible and transparent Local Government Election.

The Mai Kaltungo Engineer Saleh Mohammed has advocated for credible elections at the Local Government level to alalow for patriotic and committed individuals to emerge leaders.

Addressing the participants of Executive Course 44 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies in his palace, Engineer Saleh Mohammed said this is the only way the third tier of government will deliver on it’s mandate.

Engineer Saleh Mohammed described as unfortunate the shabby elections that produces unpatriotic leaders as chairmen and councillors breeding corruption at the detriment of the people’s development.

He explained that local government autonomy can only be meaningful if those to run their affairs are chosen by the people in a modest and transparent manner

Commenting on the role of the traditional institution in advancement of local governance, the Mai said the they don’t need constitutional backing to contribute as peaceful coexistence remain their primary concern.

The team lead of the Executive Course 44 of NIPSS participants Dr. Emmanuel Sambo Mamman explained that the team is researching the theme “strengthening local governance” with emphasis on challenges, options and opportunities in Gombe State.

Dr. Emmanuel Mamman said study is aimed at advising on ways to improve service delivery at the grassroot.

The team had earlier interacted with leadership and management staff of Akko and Shongom local governments in addition to inspection of the on-going construction of Kumo General Hospital.

Joshua Danmalam information officer SSG’S Office
11/5/22

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NIPSS Kuru: Executive course 44 marvels at Education transformation in Gombe State.

The team lead of the Executive Course 44 of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies Kuru,Dr Emmanuel Sambo Mamman,mni has commended the foresight and effort of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya in promoting basic education.

Dr. Emmanuel Mamman gave the commendation yesterday when he led his team to inspect the Alabura primary and junior secondary school under construction at Kumbi-kumbiya quarters in Gombe metropolis.

He noted that the project testifies the government’s desire to boost enrollment and bring learning to the door steps of the people.

Dr. Mamman encouraged the Governor to also consider recruiting and equipping teachers that will work to drive the vision of the administration in the development of education in the State.

Briefing the team earlier on the government’s conception of the school, the Chairman State Universal Basic Education Board, Mr, Babaji Babadidi explained that the project was designed to serve three main objectives that include providing the area the opportunity to comfortably assess quality education, decongest the over crowded Hassan central primary school and to help in mopping up a great number of out of school children.

Mr. Babaji Babadidi further disclosed that the project which was awarded at the cost of 32 million is being co-founded with 50 percent support by the Universal Basic Education Commission.

The team had earlier visited and interacted with the Chairman and Senior Management of staff of Nafada Local Government where they challenged them to explore more revenue generating avenues rather than depending solely on Federal allocation for it’s operations.

The Chairman of Nafada Local Government, Musa Abubakar who briefed the the visiting NIPSS participants on the challenges and limitations of the Council however commended Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for granting them administrative and financial autonomy.

The Chairman later led them to inspect a bridge along Biri road jointly constructed by Nafada,Funakaye and Dukku local governments in partnership with the State Government.

The team also inspected the remodeling of the General Hospital Bajoga and the Gombe Mega Park.

Joshua Danmalam information officer SSG’S Office.
11/5/22

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2023: Tinubu Visits Gombe, Seeks APC Delegates’ Support On Presidential Ambition.

…As Governor Inuwa Describes Former Lagos State Governor As Politician Par Excellence

Preparatory to the All Progressives Congress, APC’s presidential primaries, the national leader of the party, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu has visited Gombe State to seek for support from delegates and stakeholders as a precursor to actualizing his nomination as the party’s flag bearer.

At the palace of the Emir of Gombe, which was his first port of call, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, told the royal father that he was in his palace to seek for prayers and blessings of the exalted stool on his ambition to become the president of Nigeria.

The APC National leader described the blessings of the traditional rulers as necessary for the ascending of prayers and achievement of dreams and therefore thanked the Emir of Gombe for making out time to receive him.

Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu disclosed that discussions are on between himself and Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya on practical ways to advance the development of Gombe State.

“For us, we are always talking peace, stability, the unity of our dear country; I am glad I find a titled Yoruba eminent personality here and that is how Nigeria should be so that we all can continue to be one and one single entity”.

The presidential hopeful observed that Nigerians, irrespective of geopolitical zones, are linked with common culture and therefore prayed God to give the nation joy and happiness so that its inhabitants can enjoy the growth and prosperity that abound in the years to come.

He explained that Nigeria stands at a vantage position to engage in meaningful venture such as agriculture for local production, consumption and export.

Senator Tinubu assured that if elected as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, himself and Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya will work together to make things better, banish hunger and reset Nigeria’s prosperity.

Earlier in his address of welcome, Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya described Tinubu as a prominent leader and politician par excellence who has the qualities to lead Nigeria.

“It is a known fact that Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu needs no introduction anywhere in this country; he is a prominent politician par excellence and a leader examplified”.

“Today is another special day for us; we are showcasing yet another very important person that we feel has those qualities that can lead this country and take it to the promise land and as such and I have the belief that all the people of Gombe are really happy receiving you”.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya described Gombe as home of the All Progressives Congress APC and equally a place of abode for the party’s national leader.

The Emir of Gombe, Dr Abubakar Shehu Abubakar lll noted that the name Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a household name in Nigerian politics, describing his record as a former Governor of Lagos State and subsequently National leader of APC as incredible.

“As a former Lagos Governor, your success on internal revenue generation has set Lagos on the part of sustainable economic independence”.

The royal father noted that Senator Bola Tinubu has carved a niche for himself in the nation’s political history as a mentor to leaders and frontline politicians.

The royal father equally showered encomiums on Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for his examplary leadership and commitment to the development of Gombe State.

He used the occasion to appeal to politicians and their followers to observe decency and decorum during political debates and campaigns in order to shun all forms of violence and disorder, praying for peaceful primary elections for all political parties and the General elections.

The former Lagos State Governor later had a meeting with APC delegates and other critical stakeholders.

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

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Studu tour: Course 44 of NIPSS Kuru visits Gombe Industrial Park, Dadinkowa Hydro Power project.

The Senior Executive Course 44 of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies Kuru who where in the state for a Local Government study tour yesterday inspected the ongoing Muhammadu Buhari industrial Park Dadinkowa.

The Commissioner Ministry of Trade and Industries Alhaji Nasiru Mohammed Aliyu who received and conducted the team informed them that the park is built on an expanse of one thousand hectres design to host small, medium and large industries mainly agro based.

Represented by the Director Administration and Finance Babaji Ahmed the Commissioner explains that the multi billion naira project will provide over 50,000 thousand direct and indirect jobs for teeming skilled and unskilled youths in state and beyond.

He disclosed that the project is conceived with the vision of industrializing the state to ensure financial independence in the near future and therefore called on potential investors to take advantage of the park.

The Commissioner said the Industrial Park project was awarded in six lots with the first covering 12 km road network, power, infrastructure and other ground works already at 45 percent completion.

Alhaji Nasiru Mohammed Aliyu further explained that arrangement has reached advanced stage with the Federal Ministry of Power for the supply of about 20 mega watts of electricity from the Dadinkowa hydro power plant to ensure uninterrupted power to the park.

At the Dadinkowa hydro power plant the team was received by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Idris Buba Yambiyu on behalf of the Commissioner Alhaji Shehu Madugu

While the NIPSS participants were conducted round by the representative of operating company Engineer Jasmine Jayahara.

While at the Dam site the Area Manager Upper Benue River Basin Development Authority Engineer Caleb Tawana managers of dam explained that the Dadinkowa Dam is a multi purpose in design.

Engineer Caleb Tawana said the the components of the dam were to serve irrigation, hydro power and Water supply but regretted that since completion and commissioning many years ago, it has not been effectively put into use.

Joshua Danmalam information officer SSG’S Office.
9/5/22

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“We have abolish State/Local joint Account System”

…..Gombe Local Government Commissioner to course 44 of NIPSS Kuru.

Gombe State government has abolished the state and local government joint account system. This was in line with President Muhammadu Buhari Executive Order on local government autonomy, which seek to entrench good governance and effective service Delivery.

The Commissioner for Local government and chieftaincy Affairs Alhaji Dasuki Jalo Waziri who disclosed this when he played host to Senior Executive Course 44 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies Kuru also revealed that relevant departments in Ministry undertake oversight activities of the councils in line with their budgeting provisions.

Alhaji Dasuki Jalo Waziri further explained that the challenges of government administration has to do with leadership recruitment processes which is always poorly handled and manipulated by respective Governors in power through the state independent Electoral Commission which limits the democratic space for competent persons to be elected.

He appealed to the NIPSS participants to look at some of the constitutional provisions that seems to muzzle the smooth operations of local governments in the country.

The Commissioner also informed the participants that the synergy between the local governments and the relevant security agencies has greatly advanced peaceful coexistence in the state.

He however noted with concern the failure by the political elites in realizing the key mandate of local governments in development architecture in the country calling for a rethink if the third tier of government is to function effectively.

The team which is led by a Senior Executive Course 44, Dr Emmanuel Sambo Mamman explained that they are in the state on a research tour to collect the necessary data needed for improved policy design and practical solutions to local governance in the country.

The team was also at the Gombe Local council and were received by the Deputy council chairman Idris Suleiman Garko who briefed them on the administrative operations and challenges faced by the council to include inadequate funding, lack of quality manpower and other resources required for effective service delivery at local level.

In the places visited the team interacted and engaged stakeholders on the theme of under study.

Joshua Danmalam information officer SSG’S Office.
8/5/22

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2023: VP Osinbajo In Gombe, Canvasses Support On Presidential Bid.

…”You Have The Capacity To Deliver Good Governance To Nigerians”, Governor Inuwa Tells Osinbajo

Ahead of the All Progressives Congress, APC presidential primaries, Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osibanjo visited Gombe State to canvass for support from party’s delegates and critical stakeholders.

On arrival to the State capital from the Gombe International Airport, the Vice President, in company of Governor Inuwa Yahaya, proceeded to the palace of the Emir of Gombe on a homage, where he intimated the royal father of his presidential bid.

He said, “We are not allowed to play politics in the palace otherwise I would have made a long speech, I only want to let you know that on April 11, I declared my intention to join the presidential race,” he said.

The VP said with the seven years experience he garnered under President Muhammadu Buhari, a man he described as a transparent leader, he is
now well exposed to lead the country in 2023.

He said: “Serving as Vice President in the last 7 years and also Acting President at different times, in a complex and diverse country like Nigeria, has given me the necessary exposure and the experience to weather the storm, especially as Nigeria transits from one civilian administration to another. And If God enables me to become the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, all I have learnt will be extremely useful; So all I have come to do Your Royal Highness is to meet with delegates of our party, I will be interacting with them and explaining some of the policies and ideas that I have”.

Earlier in his remarks, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya praised the leadership qualities of Osinbajo, saying that the VP has the capacity to deliver good governance to Nigerians.

“We are patriotic, we want this country to progress and get to the next level we want to attain.

“I can boldly say it, these people you see in traditional regalia, and on the government side, and the crowd outside are really committed to see you actualise this ambition by becoming the next president of Nigeria by God grace.

“Gombe is a home to the VP for so many reasons; looking at the dynamics and the place, the cap fits you squarely and nobody can doubt that,” he said.

In his response, the Emir, Alhaji Abubakar Shehu Abubakar III said the visit of the Vice President highlights the strong friendship that exists between his office and Gombe Emirate in particular and the State in general.

The Emir of Gombe noted that the successes recorded under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari will not be complete without attributing same to the Vice President, especially his role as chairman of the National Economic Council.

“Your interventions in areas of economic policies, especially MSMEs, Ease of doing business and other areas have left lasting impact on our people; you have maintained a track record of excellent integrity as legal luminary, religious leader and now a politician”.

The royal father prayed God to grant the vice President success as he goes about canvassing for support in his bid to emerge as the APC presidential flag bearer.

“You have vast experience and good attributes; you have maintained a track record, we are studying your humility and grace, we appreciate you and we pray for more success in all your endeavours,” the royal father said.

The Vice President later had a closed door consultative meeting with Gombe State APC delegates at the New Banquet Hall of the Government House.

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

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Exchange Prog. Gombe State Government ferries first batch of 250 Students in 23 buses.

Gombe State Government has transported the first batch of 250 indigent students to 8 States within Northern Nigeria for the school Exchange Programme. The eight States include Plateau Benue Taraba Kaduna Kebbi Nasarawa, Sokoto and Kwara states.

Addressing the students before departure, the Commissioner of Education Dauda Batari Zambuk advise the students be of good moral behaviour while in their respective State of studies.

Represented by the Director Students Exchange Programme in the Ministry Audu Garba the Commissioner noted that the School Exchange Programme provides students from Gombe State and Northern Nigeria as a whole the opportunity to not only attain academic excellence but to cross fertiliser ideas, cultures, cuisine and above unity of purpose.

The Commissioner commended the administration of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for shouldering the responsibility of transporting the students to various states across Northern Nigeria.

Dauda Batari Zambuk explains that that gesture has relief parents of the burden of transporting their children to various schools across the North for the School Exchange Program.

The Sole administrator Usman Mamman Kamara reveals that a total of 23 Gombe Line Buses have been assigned to transport the first batch of students to the 8 States.

Represented the Chief Driver of the Service Jauro A. Bello the sole administrator explains that the drivers of the State own Transport company have been given Orientation on how to maintain docurum and respect for the students while the journey lasted.

He commended Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for his administrative dexterity towards the release of sound buses for the Exercise.

Earlier speaking on behalf of the parents of the students Ayuba Umar Mele thanked Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for displaying leadership at a time when followers are in dire need of one.

He charge the students to justify the State Government gesture by been good ambassadors of Gombe State learning and character.

Ayuba Mele however appeal to the administration of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya to consider assisting students with stipend particularly at the point of been Transported back to the State capital as most of them ended up been stranded with no penny to transport themselves to their respective homes.

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Exchange Prog. Gombe State Government ferries first batch of 250 Students in 23 buses.

Gombe State Government has transported the first batch of 250 indigent students to 8 States within Northern Nigeria for the school Exchange Programme. The eight States include Plateau Benue Taraba Kaduna Kebbi Nasarawa, Sokoto and Kwara states.

Addressing the students before departure, the Director student Exchange Programme in the Gombe State Ministry of Education Audu Garba advise the students be of good moral behaviour while in their respective State of studies.

He noted that the School Exchange Programme provides students from Gombe State and Northern Nigeria as a whole the opportunity to not only attain academic excellence but to cross fertiliser ideas, cultures, cuisine and above unity of purpose.

Audu Garba commended the administration of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for shouldering the responsibility of transporting the students to various states across Northern Nigeria.

The Director explains that that gesture has relief parents of the burden of transporting their children to various schools across the North for the School Exchange Program.

The Chief Driver of Gombe Line Transport Service Jauro A. Bello reveals that a total of 23 Gombe Line Buses have been assigned to transport the first batch of students to the 8 States.

Jauro Bello explains that the drivers of the State own Transport company have been given Orientation on how to maintain docurum and respect for the students while the journey lasted.

He commended Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya and the sole administrator of Gombe Line Transport Service for their administrative dexterity towards ensuring the release of sound buses for the Exercise.

Earlier speaking on behalf of the parents of the students Ayuba Umar Mele thanked Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for displaying leadership at a time when followers are in dire need of one.

He charge the students to justify the State Government gesture by been good ambassadors of Gombe State learning and character.

Ayuba Mele however appeal to the administration of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya to consider assisting students with stipend particularly at the point of been Transported back to the State capital as most of them ended up been stranded.

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Governor Inuwa condoles with grieving families in Kaltungo, Shongom.

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has commiserated with some bereaved families in Kaltungo and Shongom Local government areas.

Delivering the condolence message of the Governor, the Secretary to the State Government SSG, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi said Governor Yahaya was saddened by the shocking news of the departed souls.

He therefore called on bereaved families to take solace in the fact that only Allah gives and takes life and death remain the sure end of all mortals.

The families visited include that of Baba Mailumo, Alhaji Musa Usman, the ward head of Nasarawa in Kaltungo and Jonny Mukollo in Kwilishin of Shongom local government area.

Special prayers were offered for the reposed of the deceased and their families.

Joshua Danmalam information officer SSG’S Office.
8/5/22

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Governor Inuwa Condoles With Uban Doman Tangale Over Death Of Son, Yusuf Danlele.

Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya ( Dan Majen Gombe) has sent his heartfelt condolences to Uban Doman Tangale, Mr. Timothy Danlele over the demise of his son, Yusuf, who untill his death yesterday, was a staff of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.

The Governor, in a condolence message, described the death of the young banker as a great loss, not only to the Danleles or Tangale community but the State in general, lamenting that the late Yusf died at his prime when hopes and expectations were high on him from his family and community for greater heights and exploits.

He said, “the death of a loved one, especially a young star like Yusuf, is undeniably devastating for the family, close friends and associates. The death of Yusuf is indeed a huge loss to us all”.

“On behalf of the Government and people of Gombe State, I wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to Uban Doma and members of his family, the Tangale community as well as staff and management of the Central Bank of Nigeria where the deceased worked before his sudden death”.

The Governor prayed God, in his infinite mercy, to grant the soul of the departed eternal rest and give those he left behind, the fortitude to bear the huge loss.

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

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