Gombe to host North East regional office of VOA.

The Voice of America, VOA is to set up its North east regional reporting centre in Gombe.

This was disclosed by the Chief of Hausa service of the VOA, Aliyu Mustapha Sokoto during a courtesy visit to Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya at the Government House, Gombe.

Aliyu Mustapha Sokoto, who is in Gombe to inspect some buildings to house the complex, told the Governor that the regional reporting centre, when established will serve as Northeast hub for VOA’s integrated newscasts, magazine shows, diverse stringer reports, exclusive interviews, call-in shows with prominent leaders, panel/round table discussions among others.

He commended Governor Yahaya for his disposition and show of interest towards the establishment of the international radio station’s office in Gombe.

In his remarks, Governor Yahaya thanked the head of VOA Hausa service for choosing Gombe to serve as their regional hub, assuring them of Government’s cooperation to ensure its realization and success.

He said Gombe state is willing to partner with the VOA and any other media outfit in the quest to inform, educate and enlighten the public with a view to entrenching good governance through mass media.

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Gombe to host North East regional office of VOA.

As Governor Inuwa welcomes development.

This was disclosed by the Chief of Hausa service of the VOA, Aliyu Mustapha Sokoto during a courtesy visit to Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya at the Government House, Gombe.

Aliyu Mustapha Sokoto, who is in Gombe to inspect some buildings to house the complex, told the Governor that the regional reporting centre, when established will serve as Northeast hub for VOA’s integrated newscasts, magazine shows, diverse stringer reports, exclusive interviews, call-in shows with prominent leaders, panel/round table discussions among others.

He commended Governor Yahaya for his disposition and show of interest towards the establishment of the international radio station’s office in Gombe.

In his remarks, Governor Yahaya thanked the head of VOA Hausa service for choosing Gombe to serve as their regional hub, assuring them of Government’s cooperation to ensure its realization and success.

He said Gombe state is willing to partner with the VOA and any other media outfit in the quest to inform, educate and enlighten the public with a view to entrenching good governance through mass media.

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Gombe to host North East regional office of VOA.

As Governor Inuwa welcomes development.

This was disclosed by the Chief of Hausa service of the VOA, Aliyu Mustapha Sokoto during a courtesy visit to Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya at the Government House, Gombe.

Aliyu Mustapha Sokoto, who is in Gombe to inspect some buildings to house the complex, told the Governor that the regional reporting centre, when established will serve as Northeast hub for VOA’s integrated newscasts, magazine shows, diverse stringer reports, exclusive interviews, call-in shows with prominent leaders, panel/round table discussions among others.

He commended Governor Yahaya for his disposition and show of interest towards the establishment of the international radio station’s office in Gombe.

In his remarks, Governor Yahaya thanked the head of VOA Hausa service for choosing Gombe to serve as their regional hub, assuring them of Government’s cooperation to ensure its realization and success.

He said Gombe state is willing to partner with the VOA and any other media outfit in the quest to inform, educate and enlighten the public with a view to entrenching good governance through mass media.

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Governor Inuwa leads youths in anti corruption walk

vows to entrench good governance, stamp out corruption in the state.

Gombe state Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya today led an anti corruption walk to further demonstrate his commitment towards entrenching good governance and fighting illicit financial flow in the state.

Tagged “Nigerian Youths Walk Against Corruption”, the rally was organised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development and the National Youths Service Corps and was staged simultaneously nationwide with the aim of enlisting public support in the anti corruption campaign.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya, alongside his cabinet members, joined officials of EFCC, NYSC, Nigerian Students’ Union and many civil society groups in the nearly 4 km long walk across the major streets of Gombe metropolis.

The Governor, led the walk to further identify with and compliment President Muhammadu Buhari’s effort in the fight against financial crimes in Nigeria.

Addressing the people that joined him in the rally, Governor Inuwa Yahaya stressed the need for the formation of a formidable force and united front by all relevant bodies and stakeholders to ensure that corruption is eliminated in all its ramifications, saying “we must take this from our own frontlines and extend the frontier to cover all other areas of human endeavours “.

He said before the coming of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, people were allowed to perpetuate corruption without recourse to the socio-economic well being of the people, notinhig that such impunity has now been curtailed to a large extent as Nigerians can now attest to the President’s determination to take the corruption fight to the end.

Governor Yahaya remarked that “As we all know, President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is committed to fighting the monster and is leading the campaign in all fronts, likewise down the ladder here in the state, we are doing everything necessary and possible within our constitutional mandate to compliment the Federal Government’s effort in that direction”.

“That is why I and my cabinet members today physically joined this campaign with a view to encouraging our youths and to make the position of Gombe state government clear in this struggle”.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya who recalled with nostalgia the good days in the early 80s, when Nigeria was a beacon of accountability and transparency, when up to four vacancies were available for graduates to choose from upon completing their studies and and service years.

He noted that Nigeria has the capacity to accomodate all Nigerian youths in securing means of livelihood for them, but lamented that economic saboteurs across public and private sectors of the economy changed the narrative the negative way, shattering the dreams of numerous Nigerian youths from realizing their goals.

The Governor called on Nigerian youths not to relent in pursuing their dreams against all odds, adding that their critical role in fighting corruption will significantly help in restoring sanity and transparency in governance at all levels.

Earlier in their separate remarks, the North East Zonal Coordinator of EFCC, State NYSC Coordinator and the representative of the Students Union Council lauded Governor Yahaya for the morale booster and his avowed stance against corruption.

The NYSC State Coordinator, David Markson thanked Governor Inuwa Yahaya for leading the walk, describing the Governor’s physical presence at the event as an encouragement to the younger generation.

On his part, the Zonal Head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Michael Wetkass, who applauded Governor Yahaya, said if people in position of authority can lead the fight against corruption then there is hope for Nigeria.

Wetkass who stood in the for the Acting Chairman of the Commission Ibrahim Magu, appealed to all Nigerians to support the crusade against corruption, adding that a corrupt-free society offers multiple job opportunities for its teeming youths.

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Gombe SSG says Government, committed to economic diversification.

The secretary to the Gombe state government Prof. Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi says the present administration of Governor Mohammed Inuwa Yahaya is committed to economic diversification.

Prof. Ibrahim Njodi who stated this while playing host to a delegation from the Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Commission says Gombe State will continue to work in partnership with the Commission to explore areas of mutual benefit.

He said the economic growth plan of Governor Mohammed Inuwa Yahaya is premise on opening up the state for potential investment, encourage local manufacturers and boost the agricultural sector through the enhancement of its value chain.

The Gombe State SSG thanked the Commission for coming to partner the state in her drive to diversify the economy for the overall benefit of the people of the state.

Speaking earlier, the Director Mobilization and Diversification Ahmed Maikano said Gombe state has all it takes to be self reliance.

Maikano said after visiting some places of economic interest to the state, he has no doubt that the state is well on course to be one of the economically viable state in the country.

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Gombe Governor Inaugurates on Taskforce Immunization, Steering Committee on Basic Health Care Provision Fund

Governor Muhammdu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has inaugurated a Taskforce on Immunization and a Steering Committee on Basic Health Care Provision Fund, BHCPF.

Performing the ceremony at the council chamber of the Government House, Governor Inuwa Yahaya said the inauguration further demonstrates his administration’s commitment to improving the well-being of the state through the provision of better healthcare services.

He said the Taskforce on Immunization was constituted in order to ensure that children are immunized against preventable diseases associated with infant mortality.

The terms of reference for the Taskforce include: To ensure effective leadership and coordination of all immunization activities in the state and to monitor the effectiveness of the Immunization Plus Days in the state.

The Taskforce is also to prepare and review state plan for the intensification of polio eradication and routine immunization activities required to sustain interruption of wild polio virus transmission.

On the Steering Committee on Basic Health Care Provision Fund, Governor Yahaya said the setting up of the committee is aimed at ensuring adequate and sustainable funding that will be efficiently used to provide quality health service, particularly to the most vulnerable members of the society.

The terms of reference for the committee on Basic Health Care Provision Fund include: To liase with Federal Agencies such as the Federal Ministry of Health and National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to facilitate the enrollment of Gombe State among the beneficiaries of the BHCPF.

The committee is also expected to provide cross functional leadership and to ensure program visibility as well as to review and approve annual work plan and budget of the state implementation agencies.

While the taskforce on immunization is chaired by the state Deputy Governor, Dr. Manassah Daniel Jatau, the committee on Basic Health Care Provision Fund is to be headed by the Hon. Commissioner of Health, Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Gana.

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Gombe SSG says Government, committed to economic diversification.

The secretary to the Gombe state government Prof. Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi says the present administration of Governor Mohammed Inuwa Yahaya is committed to economic diversification.

Prof. Ibrahim Njodi who stated this while playing host to a delegation from the Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Commission says Gombe State will continue to work in partnership with the Commission to explore areas of mutual benefit.

He said the economic growth plan of Governor Mohammed Inuwa Yahaya is premise on opening up the state for potential investment, encourage local manufacturers and boost the agricultural sector through the enhancement of its value chain.

The Gombe State SSG thanked the Commission for coming to partner the state in her drive to diversify the economy for the overall benefit of the people of the state.

Speaking earlier, the Director Mobilization and Diversification Ahmed Maikano said Gombe state has all it takes to be self reliance.

Maikano said after visiting some places of economic interest to the state, he has no doubt that the state is well on course to be one of the economically viable state in the country.

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Gombe SSG says Government, committed to economic diversification.

The secretary to the Gombe state government Prof. Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi says the present administration of Governor Mohammed Inuwa Yahaya is committed to economic diversification.

Prof. Ibrahim Njodi who stated this while playing host to a delegation from the Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Commission says Gombe State will continue to work in partnership with the Commission to explore areas of mutual benefit.

He said the economic growth plan of Governor Mohammed Inuwa Yahaya is premise on opening up the state for potential investment, encourage local manufacturers and boost the agricultural sector through the enhancement of its value chain.

The Gombe State SSG thanked the Commission for coming to partner the state in her drive to diversify the economy for the overall benefit of the people of the state.

Speaking earlier, the Director Mobilization and Diversification Ahmed Maikano said Gombe state has all it takes to be self reliance.

Maikano said after visiting some places of economic interest to the state, he has no doubt that the state is well on course to be one of the economically viable state in the country.

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Gombe Governor Inaugurates Taskforce on Immunization, Steering Committee on Basic Health Care Provision Fund

Governor Muhammdu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has inaugurated a Taskforce on Immunization and a Steering Committee on Basic Health Care Provision Fund, BHCPF.

Performing the ceremony at the council chamber of the Government House, Governor Inuwa Yahaya said the inauguration further demonstrates his administration’s commitment to improving the well-being of the state through the provision of better healthcare services.

He said the Taskforce on Immunization was constituted in order to ensure that children are immunized against preventable diseases associated with infant mortality.

The terms of reference for the Taskforce include: To ensure effective leadership and coordination of all immunization activities in the state and to monitor the effectiveness of the Immunization Plus Days in the state.

The Taskforce is also to prepare and review state plan for the intensification of polio eradication and routine immunization activities required to sustain interruption of wild polio virus transmission.

On the Steering Committee on Basic Health Care Provision Fund, Governor Yahaya said the setting up of the committee is aimed at ensuring adequate and sustainable funding that will be efficiently used to provide quality health service, particularly to the most vulnerable members of the society.

The terms of reference for the committee on Basic Health Care Provision Fund include: To liase with Federal Agencies such as the Federal Ministry of Health and National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to facilitate the enrollment of Gombe State among the beneficiaries of the BHCPF.

The committee is also expected to provide cross functional leadership and to ensure program visibility as well as to review and approve annual work plan and budget of the state implementation agencies.

While the taskforce on immunization is chaired by the state Deputy Governor, Dr. Manassah Daniel Jatau, the committee on Basic Health Care Provision Fund is to be headed by the Hon. Commissioner of Health, Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Gana.

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Governor Inuwa Yahaya approves over 30 million for Gombe Special Education Centre.

Says education top on his administration’s agenda.

Governor Mohammed Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has approved the sum of thirty million four hundred thousand, Six hundred and fifty Kobo for the construction of two blocks of six classrooms as well the overhaul of a burnt girls hostel at Special Education Centre Gombe.

Presenting the project design to the contractors at the school premises, the Executive Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board Hon. Babaji Babadidi said the contractors has up until three months to deliver the project.

He said the swift approval of the contract by Governor Mohammed Inuwa Yahaya was in line with his administration’s determination to make the educational sector in the state the citadel of academic excellence.

Hon. Babaji Babadidi commended the Governor’s passion on education saying the project will decongest classrooms in the school and provide befitting hostel accommodation for the girls.

He said the Special Education Centre will remain in the state capital putting to rest the rumours making the rounds that school will be relocated to Kwami Local Government Area of the state.

On the gullies ravaging the school premises, the SUBEB chairman said plans are under way to landscape the school to make it easier for students to move around.

Permanent members two and three of the Gombe State Universal Basic Education Board task the students to justify government investment by taking their studies seriously.

One of student who spoke at the event thanked Governor Mohammed Inuwa Yahaya for the intervention. He said project will spur the students for the summit.

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