Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has declared his administration embrace technology, harness new thinking as well as the energies of the youth to consolidate on the gains achieved in the past 2 years of the administration.
The Governor also said that the administration shall equally double its efforts to ensure security of lives and property, provide jobs and boost the skills and capabilities of our teeming youth stressing that, “Equally, we shall empower our women folk and address the issues of the physically challenged persons in our communities.”
Inuwa Yahaya who was speaking at the Pantami Stadium in Gombe on Saturday to mark his 2 years in office said that, “Already, we have commenced work to establish the Gombe State Citizenship and Leadership Training Center in Boltongo and the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Training Center at Garin Tafida that will train not less than 3,000 of our youths annually on various skills and vocations.”
He added that, “The re-capitalized Bubayero Microfinance Bank, will very soon begin the disbursement soft loans to our enterprising youth and women so as to enable them engage in small scale businesses.”
The Governor commended the Gombe State House of Assembly and the State Judiciary for the harmonious working relationship been enjoyed over the last two years saying, “I would like to assure you that the existing cordial relationship shall be strengthened. Similarly, the role of our traditional rulers in conflict resolution and peace building is worthy of commendation. In that regards, we are working to revitalize our traditional institutions for them to play a better role in the development of our dear state”.
Inuwa Yahaya further said that, “Our resolve to place Gombe State on a sustainable development trajectory through mainstreaming long-term visioning and planning in governance has led to the preparation and launching of the 10-Year Gombe State Development Plan (DEVAGOM 2021-2030) which is fully aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. DEVAGOM will henceforth form the basis for our medium-term sector strategy and annual budgeting processes”.
In his words, “We remain committed to executing meaningful projects such as the 2,500 affordable and social housing programme, provide our state with a state-of-the-art secretariat complex to house ministries, departments and agencies of government and upgrade the state assembly complex to a befitting status.”
He added that, “With the database on unemployment that we have generated, we shall replace all vacancies to be created as a result of the ongoing biometric attendance exercise being implemented across the state in our commitment to providing equal opportunities for our unemployed youth.”
While upholding the principles of accountability and transparency in governance, the Governor assured that, “our government shall continue to faithfully deliver on all the promises we have made to the people before the end of our tenure Insha’Allah. We shall be responsive to the needs and yearnings of our citizens.”
“Going by what we achieved in the past two years together with your continuous support, we are now more determined and committed to build on the successes recorded,” he said.
Inuwa Yahaya however lamented that Gombe State had her own share of the prevailing insecurity in the country saying that, “However, we undertook proactive measures to curtail and restore peace and provided support to the affected communities.”
“Let me at this juncture acknowledge the role played by the security agencies, traditional and religious leaders who worked tirelessly to restore and maintain law and order in our state. We shall continue to support them in order to guard our cherished peace and stability”, the Governor commended.
He concluded saying, “We remain grateful for your support and understanding and I would like to use this opportunity to restate our commitment to serve all our people to the best of our abilities with equity, fairness and justice.”