Fellowship Award: Gombe SSG nominated for FCAI.

The Secretary to Gombe State Government Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi has been nominated for the award of Fellow Corporate Administration Institute, FCAI.

The approval of Professor Njodi’s nomination for conferment of the prestigious fellowship Award was contained in a letter sent to the SSG, signed by the Director/ Chief Learning Officer of the Institute Dr. Godswill Onyekwere.

The letter noted that the choice of Professor Njodi was “in recognition and appreciation of his dedication and commitment to service, upwardly mobile and missionary approach to admistrative matters, professionalism in service and public spiritedness”

The letter further says that, by this offer Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi is a qualified senior member of the Institute and is now entitle to append the designatory letters FCAI, (Fellow Corporate Administration Institute) after his name.

The presentation of award Certificate and executive wall plaque will be the highpoint at the 2021 Corporate Executive Recognition Conference scheduled to hold on the 18th of December at the Federal College of Education (Tech) Gombe.

Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi who is a recipients of so many awards including the National Productivity Order of Merit Award (NPOM) Confered on him by the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in recognition of his hard work and dedication, accepts the recognition by the Institute describing it as a welcome development.


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Governor Inuwa Yahaya Receives Chief Justice of Nigeria On Condolence Visit.

The Chief Justice of Nigeria Hon. Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, has led a high powered delegation to commiserate with people and government of Gombe State over the demise of mother to justice of the Supreme Court, Hon. Justice Adamu Jauro, Hajiya Khadijatu Jauro Danlawan, popularly known as Hajja Mamma who died recently in Gombe.

Justice Tanko Muhammad said “We are here to sympathize and pay our condolences to the family and friends of our dear brother, Adamu Jauro, his brotheren and sisters and the good people and government of Gombe State.”

The head of the judicial arm said Hajiya Mamma was an outstanding mother that left behind children of reputable character who contribute towards the development of Gombe State and Nigeria at large.

“No doubt she left behind an enduring legacy because once you have gone and left behind people that are responsible, respected and gentle who will take care of what ever you have left behind, then you have not missed anything, because they will carry, and carry on whatever you have left behind.”

He prayed Almighty Allah to grant the diseased the highest place in Aljannat. “We pray for the diseased for eternal mercy from Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala, we pray for her as she transitted to the glory of Allah SWT that she will find his blessings in the Jannatul Firdaus.”

Justice Tanko Muhammad expressed confidence that the generation she left behind will build from where she stopped, stressing that “people like Adamu Jauro and his brethren will be all out to see that they carry on the good work and aspirations there late mother left behind.”

He therefore extended his condolences and those of the judiciary to the government and people of Gombe State.

The chief judge appreciated Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for the warm reception accorded to him and his team right from arrival.

In his response, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya appreciated the CJN for identifying with the bereaved family, the people and government of Gombe State in this moment of grief, stressing that the lose was not for the immediate family alone but the state at large.

“My lord, the loss of a mother to a family is really a big lose, but when it is a mother of people and the entire society, is a bigger one. Gombe State has really lost a mother, but we have no cause to question the act and decision of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala, rather we thank Him for a good life.

He charged the bereaved family and people of the state to always pray for Hajiya Mamma and all other deceased.

“As a people, we shall endure this, because it is the decision of Allahu Subhanahu wa Ta’ala, and our only act after her life is for us to join in prayers that she rests in peace.”

It could be recalled, that only yesterday (Friday) a team of colleagues of Justice Adamu Jauro came to commiserate with family and people of the state over the lose.

Special prayers were offered during the visit, by the Hon Minister of a Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami for the repose of the soul of the deceased.

Shortly after the visit, the CJN proceeded to the family house of Jauro Danlawan to console with them over the great loss.

Ismaila Uba Misilli
(Press Affairs)
Government House

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Convocation: Governor Inuwa Yahaya Attends Combined Convocation Ceremony Of FCE Gombe.

…Bags Institution’s Fellowship Award Over His Education- Friendly Policies, Programmes

…Restates His Administration’s Commitment To Human Capital Development

Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya ( Dan Majen Gombe) says inspite of the global economic disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, his administration is doing everything within its available resources to bring social and economic stability to Gombe state through creation of job opportunities for graduates and non graduates alike in the State.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya gave this indication while speaking at the combined convocation ceremony and award of fellowship of the Federal College of Education (Technical) Gombe.

The convocation ceremony of witnessed presentation of honorary fellowship award to Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami and the Emir of Gombe, Dr. Abubakar Shehu Abubakar lll.

Governor Yahaya while speaking at the occasion said, since assuming office on 29th of May 2019 his administration took immediate and long-term actions aimed at stimulating economic growth and creating jobs for the youths.

He noted that Governments and private companies have placed embargo on employment thus leading to rising unemployment with attendant effects on security and stability,”.

He however remarked that, as governments all over the world struggle to cope with the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, his administration is doing everything necessary to bring social and economic stability to Gombe state.

“We are sincerely committed to addressing the challenge of youth unemployment which is why since assuming office on 29th of May 2019 we took immediate and long-term actions aimed at stimulating economic growth and creating jobs for our youth.

“One of the first steps we took was to create an unemployment registration portal for our young graduates. So far we have registered 20,807 job seekers (7,463 university graduates and 13,344 NCE and National Diploma holders).

“Within the last few months, we have succeeded in engaging 500 of these unemployed youths through the ARC-P project. We also intend to engage another 3,000 through our various Human Capital Development Initiatives before the end of the year”.

He said only recently, his administration commenced the construction works at the Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre, Boltongo where the State Government is planning to employ 2,000 youths into the Gombe State Traffic and Environment Corps (Go-STEC).

In the same vain, Governor Inuwa Yahaya revealed that the State government under his leadership is laying the foundation for sustainable economic growth and job creation with the establishment of the Muhammadu Buhari Industrial Park, Dadin Kowa, the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Development Agency Garin Tafida, and the revitalization of the Wawa-Zange Grazing Reserve.

“These initiatives will go a long away in reducing if not addressing the challenge of poverty and unemployment in our dear state”.

He appealed to the graduating students and the entire youths of the dear state to take advantage of all the state Government initiatives as well as the similar programmes of the Federal Government with a view to becoming self-employed.

The Governor said the convocation ceremony marks an important milestone, not only in the history of the College but also of education in Gombe State and Nigeria as a whole.

He said as an important teachers’ training institution in the North-East subregion, the College has continued to contribute immensely towards the provision of quality education and research for the development of Gombe State and the country at large.

“Successive managements of the College, especially the present management headed by Dr Ali Adamu, who is a bonafide indigene of our dear state, must be congratulated and commended for working assiduously to bring rapid growth and development to the College since its establishment in 1977”.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya expressed the hope that the College will continue to make significant advances in teaching, research and innovation in the years to come.

The Governor enjoined the graduands to see the convocation ceremony as an important day of their lives as it marks the end of long years of academic journey leading to the conferment of Nigeria Certificate in Education NCE in their chosen disciplines.

He therefore joined the students in celebrating the remarkable success and congratulated them for the hard work and their families for supporting them to achieve the while their academic pursuit lasts.

“As you are all aware, your graduation comes at a unique time with unique challenges. We are living in a world of increasing uncertainties and complexities. Entering the labour market in these trying times can be herculean task.Both national and global economies have turned upside-down as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“To the College administration, I would like to emphasise the need to intensify the teaching of entrepreneurship skills to students so as to inculcate the spirit of self-reliance and wealth creation among our youths.

Our government is ever ready to support any initiatives that will help train, empower and integrate our youths into the economy of the state and nation at large”.

Visitor to the college and Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, represented by the Executive Secretary National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) Dr Paulinius Chijoke Okwelle said Nigeria’s vision to become one of the largest economies by the year 2030 hinges on the production of mass citizens with the requisite vocational technical skills and competencies rather than mere certification.

He commended Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for initiating a multi million naira erosion control works at the premises of the College, describing the gesture as highly commendable and worthy of emulation by all men and women of goodwill.

The chairman Governing Council of the Federal College of Education (Technical) Gombe, Ambassador Dr. Sahabi Isah Gada said since inception, the College, has graduated over twenty thousand NCE holders and an appreciable number of degree holders in its affiliated programme with the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University.

Provost of the Federal College, Dr. Ali Adamu said the general purpose of the College was the production of competent technical and vocational teachers, with sound moral and academic acumen for optimal and better performance in primary and Secondary schools in Nigeria.

He said despite paucity of funds, the College was able to achieve numerous successes such as the construction of standard academic board complex, automobile workshop and construction and furnishing of Early Childhood Care Education Complex among others.

Ismaila Uba Misilli
( Press Affairs)
Government House

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Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami Visits Governor Inuwa Yahaya.

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya earlier today, played host to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami who came to commiserate with the state’s chief executive over the recent political skirmishes in Gombe which led to loss of lives and destruction of property.

Describing the incident of Friday, 5th November, 2021 as most unfortunate, the Minister offered special prayers for Allah ( SWT) to continue to guide the Governor and give him more wisdom as he leads the state to prosperity in unity and peaceful atmosphere.

He said with the challenges facing the country, leaders need prayers and support to navigate through the path, commending Governor Inuwa Yahaya’s developmental strides and commitment in the State.

Prof. Pantami also condoled with the Governor and through him, the people of the state over the death of some prominent personalities in Gombe State, including elder statesman, Alhaji Sani Labaran, former provost of College of Legal and Islamic Studies Nafada, Dr. Abdullahi Ahmad Ash-Sha’ali, Business man, Alhaji Garba Isiya Gaya among others.

Responding, Governor Yahaya appreciated the minister for the visit and for all that he has been doing for the development of Gombe State and Nigeria at large.

Ismaila Uba Misilli
( Press Affairs)
Government House

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“Take advantage of BESDA Programme” Gombe SSG tells Fulani Youth Group.

Secretary to the State Government SSG Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi has tasked the leadership of Jonde-Jam Fulani Youth Association of Nigeria to mobilize its Members in Gombe State towards taking advantage of the Better Education for all (BESDA) to better the future of their children.

Addressing the National leadership of the Association led by its President Alhaji Saidu Maikano on a courtesy visit, Professor Njodi said the educational initiative is meant to cater for both Islamic and western education.

The SSG also explained that the State Government is working tirelessly to complete work at Wawa-Zange Grazing Reserved with a view to addressing cattle grazing challenges in the State.

He informed the visiting Jonde-Jam Fulani Youth Association President that Government in its effort to minimize conflict between herders and famers, has imposed a ban on immigrants herders from coming into the State pending the conclusion of harvest by famers.

While commending the Association for inaugurating the State chapter of the Association, Professor Njodi enjoined the leadership to continue working for the peace and tranquility of the State and the Country at large.

The National President of the Jonde-Jam Fulani Youth Association Alhaji Saidu Maikano informed his host that he was in the state to formerly introduce the State leadership of the Association to government while cultivating a good working relationship.

He appealed to the State Government to consider recoveries of Cattle routes and grazing reserves to improve the welfare of nomads and their Cattles.

Alhaji Saidu Maikano further Commended the State Government under the leadership of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for working towards peaceful Co-existence which he said has resulted in the achievement being recorded in the State.

Joshua Danmalam
Information officer SSG’S Office.

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Gombe Governor Pays Condolence Visit To Aliko Dangote Over Death Of Brother, Sani Dangote.

Earlier today,  Gombe State Governor,  Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya ( Dan Majen Gombe) paid a condolence visit to the Founder/ President of Dangote Group of Industries, Alhaji Aliko Dangote at the corporate headquarters of his company in Lagos over the demise of his brother and Vice President of the conglomerate, Alhaji Sani Dangote who died recently.

Governor Yahaya, was accompanied by the chief of staff government house,  Gombe, Alhaji Abubakar Inuwa Kari, APC chieftain, Alhaji Abubakar Muazu ( Yariman Kashere) and Special Adviser,  Abuja Liaison, Hon. Usman Aliyu Garry.

The Governor, who conveyed the condolences of the government and people of Gombe State to the Dangote family as well as management and Staff of Dangote Group, prayed Almighty Allah to grant the deceased Aljannat Firdaus and and give those he left behind the fortitude to bear the great loss.

” I am leading this delegation, on behalf of all of us in Gombe state to commiserate with you and your family as well as the entire staff of the Dangote Group over this great loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May Allah ( SWT) strengthen you and give you comfort in this trying moment and may He admit our late brother in Aljannat Firdaus “.

The Governor had earlier in a message of condolence, described the death of the industrialist and founder of Dansa Holdings Limited as a huge loss, not only to his immediate family,  but the nation as a whole.

He noted that the late Vice President of the Dangote Group, who also served as President of the Lagos Polo Club, was a humble man and a well established investor and entrepreneur who contributed to the growth of the Nigerian economy. 

Ismaila Uba Misilli
( Press Affairs)
Government House

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Governor Inuwa Yahaya Commiserates With Justice Adamu Jauro Over Mother’s Death.

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has received with sadness, the news of the demise of Hajiya Khadijatu Jauro Dan Lawan, mother of Justice of Supreme Court, Justice Adamu Jauro.

Hajiya Khadijatu, also know as Hajja Mamma died today in Gombe at the age of 96 years after a protracted illness.

In a condolence message, Governor Yahaya described the late nonagenarian as a great woman and family pillar whose motherly5w guidance will be sorely missed.

He said , “Death of a mother could be devastating to any child but what Allah has ordained can not be questioned. We are consoled by the fact that Hajja Mamma had lived to witness the growth and accomplishments of her children and left through them a lasting legacy which we would continue to cherish”.

The Governor, on behalf of the government and people of Gombe State, conveyed his deepest condolences to Justice Adamu Jauro, his siblings and the entire members of Jauro Dan Lawan family over the huge loss, praying Amighty Allah to grant the late Hajja Mamma Aljannat Firdaus.

Ismaila Uba Misilli
( Press Affairs)
Government House

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Governor Inuwa Yahaya Congratulates Engr Shehu Hadi Ahmad On HIs Appointment As FCDA Executive Secretary.

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has expressed excitement over the appointment of an illustrious son of Gombe, Engr Shehu Hadi Ahmad ( Iyan Pindiga) as the Executive Secretary, Federal Capital Development Authority, FCDA, Abuja.

Recall that the Minister of the Federal Territory, FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello had on Monday announced the appointment of the Executive Secretary of the FCDA alongside Mandate Secretaries, Heads of Agencies and Personal Aides into relevant positions in the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) as approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya in a congratulatory message, described the appointment of Engr Shehu Hadi Ahmad as a well deserved one considering his pedigree as a thorough bred engineer, seasoned technocrat and highly cerebral figure with impeccable footprints in the development of Gombe State and the nation’s capital.

The Governor, on behalf of the Government and people of Gombe state, congratulated the Iyan Pindiga for being found worthy to superintend over the FCDA, urging him to continue to bring pride and honour to his home state and keep on with the remarkable trajectory and positive disposition he was known for.

He assured him of the support and solidarity of the Government and good people of Gombe state as he takes on the new task.

Engineer Hadi, who retired recently as the Director of Engineering Services, FCDA, had been involved in the supervision and monitoring of planning, design and implementation of infrastructure development for the Federal Capital City, Abuja.

He was credited with many reforms in the adminstrative structure and organisation of the operations and supervision of projects and programmes which paved the way for higher performance during his service years in the FCTA.

Engr Hadi also served Gombe State meritoriously as Commissioner for Works & Infrastructure between December, 2011 and December 2014.

Ismaila Uba Misilli
( Press Affairs)
Government House

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Traditional title upgrade: Gombe SSG Prof Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi appreciates guests for support, solidarity.

The Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi has extended his gratitude to all those who accompanied him to Kaltungo in a show of gratitude to the Mai Kaltungo over his traditional title elevation from Dan Rimi to Madakin Kaltungo.

According to Professor Njodi “My gratitude goes to His Excellency Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, the Deputy Governor Dr.Manassah Daniel Jatau who led the high powered delegation for this important occasion, Members of the Gombe State House of Assembly namely, Honourable Yerima Ladan, Musa Buba, Hamza Adamu and Bashir Barau Yakubu.

He equally extend special appreciation to Honourable Commissioners of Justice, Rural Development, Youth Development and their internal Security counterparts.

The special Advisers of Health, Social investment, inter Community Relations and Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board as well as Directors Generals of Research and Documentation and his North East Counterpart are highly appreciated.

Special thanks to the Chairman teachers Service Commission, Chairman GMC/ Members,the Permanent Member of the House of Assembly Service Commission,the State Auditor General, Permeant Secretary Deputy Governor’s Office and that of Special Services and Political.

Special mentioned to Prof Salisu Ali Rakum, Prof Nipron Manjak,Dr. Bertha Audu, Barr Japheth Maida,the Sarkin Yuruba of Gombe, the provost of College of Nursing and Staff, the Chairman Shongom LGA, APC Chieftains Alh Buba Sheru, Musa Awak, Moses Kyeri Bolda, Ayuba Hassan and many others too numerous to mentioned.

To the Senior Special Assistant, Special Assistants, Directors, HRH Mai Kaltungo, traditional tittle Holders, District Heads, friends, members of the media and well wishers too numerous to mention, the Madakin Kaltungo and family will for ever remain greatful for the show of love.
Words, can’t expressed how delighted and grateful we are.

May God continue to bless you all. I am indeed Honoured.

For the SSG.

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Governor Inuwa Yahaya Declares Open 25th Edition of Qur’an Recitation Competition.

…Tasks Participants OnTeachings, Lessons Of Holy Qur’an

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has reiterated his administration’s commitment to support religious activities that will have direct bearing in building a better and prosperous society without discrimination.

The Governor gave the indication during the opening ceremony of the state’s 25th edition of qur’an recitation competition taking place in Dukku.

This year’s competition has 393 contestants participating and it is the first time a governor in the state attended the ceremony in the past years.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya said his administration will continue to give priority to both western and religious education for the good of the society.

He said his government, through the Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) is supporting Qura’an education and integrating with western education for better productivity.

Governor Yahaya charged participants at the occasion to not only pay attention to the recitation but to also put into practice the morals and teachings contained in the holy book for a better hereafter.

“Through, BESDA programme, we established about 676 centres and trained facilitators to provide an integrated education for our teeming youths ” .

“Recently you are witnesses to how our government laid foundation for the construction of a modern Tsangaya school to accomodate a large number of almajiris and we will replicate same across all the local government areas”, he added.

Stressing the importance of education, the governor said “without education there will be no peace, without peace, there will be no meaningful development and without development existence of society cannot be guaranteed”.

The governor pledged to continue supporting the committee in its quest to achieve its mandate.

He attributed the prevalence of moral decadence to negligence of religious teachings.

“That is why when the Commissioner for education sought for my approval of the qur’anic recitation competition, I asked him to come along with the proposal for the Bible study Competition with all sense of fairness to both religions because we pledged to be fair to all while taking oath of office”.

He therefore called on all stakeholders to re-dedicate themselves toward supporting Qur’anic education and urged the participants to put into practice the good teachings of the holy books for a better life on earth and the hereafter.

Earlier in his address, the Chairman of the State Qur’an Competition Committee, Hon. Khadi Muhammad Inuwa Gombe said the overall objective of the competition is to instill discipline and uplift the moral behaviour of the Muslim youths.

He said, the competition is an annual event organised under the auspices of the centre for Islamic Studies, Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto with a view to selecting participants who will eventually represent the country in the international contest in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

He then thanked Governor Inuwa Yahaya for supporting the conduct and activities of his committee. He said, “I wish to put it on record that the success recorded by this committee would not have been possible without the support and benevolence of his Excellency”.

The chairman revealed that over the last 25 years, Musabaqah in Gombe state has recorded quite a number of successes. “Gombe State has produced over 30 winners of the national competition in different categories out of which 4 have meritoriously represented the nation at international competitions” he said.

Khadi Inuwa expressed his joy on behalf of all family of Qur’anic Memorisers to His Excellency for opening a new chapter in the history of Qur’anic Musabaqah, noting that governor Inuwa is the first elected governor to personally attend the opening ceremony of the state Competition.

“For us in Gombe, this is our first time to receive these high powered dignitaries led by the Governor himself”, he said.

“By this singular gesture, without doubt, His Excellency has demonstrated beyond words that he is a worthy leader as he has today opened a new chapter in the history of Qur’anic recitation competition in Gombe State” .

The committee conferred on Governor Inuwa, a distinguished award of hinour for his meritorious service and commitment to the success of the competition since his assumption of office as Governor of Gombe state” .

There were remarks by other dignitaries, including the Commissioner of Education, Mr. Dauda Maji Batari Zambuk, elder statesman, Alhaji Umaru Maigari who served as chairman of the occasion as well as Emir of Dukku, Alhaji Haruna Abdulkadir Rasheed among others.

Ismaila Uba Misilli
( Press Affairs)
Government House

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