The Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Dr Abubakar Shehu Abubakar III, CFR has paid glowing tribute to Governor Inuwa Yahaya, noting that there is no area in the state that has not witnessed the remarkable and developmental strides of the APC- led administration.
The Emir stated this when Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, played host to the Emirand other eminent traditional title holders of Gombe Emirate on a Sallah Homage as part Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
The visit witnessed a colourful royal Durbar and other traditional displays.
He scored Governor Inuwa’s administration very high in areas of roads construction; where he noted that over 700 KM of roads have been put up across the nooks and crannies of the State with special emphasis on the provision of ultramodern solar streetlights in Gombe metropolis, revitalization of healthcare facilities, repositioning of the education sector; in particular construction and renovation of over 1140 classes; mopping up of out of school children and returning them back to the classroom, industrial revolution going on in the State; especially with the construction of the 1000-hectare Muhammadu Buhari Industrial Park, prompt payment of salaries and settlement of outstanding gratuity of retirees, among others.
He described the achievements so far recorded by the Governor as monumental and unprecedented in the history of Gombe State.
He also described the commitment of the Governor as one deserving of applause of all men and women of goodwill.
The Emir of Gombe, who is also the Chairman of Gombe State Council of Emirs and Chiefs, assured Governor Inuwa Yahaya of the support of the traditional institution in the state in overall interest of the people.
The royal father later led hundreds of horsemen clad in colorful robes and regalia to stage a spectacular Durbar to the admiration of the Governor and other dignitaries present.
In an address at the occasion, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya remarked that the successes so far recorded by his administration would not have been possible without the moral support of traditional, religious and political leaders as well as the good people of the State.
“The achievements under my watch are not my making alone, the political, traditional and religious leaders as well as men, women and the youths; all played pivotal roles towards attaining these feats; so we are grateful to all”.
Governor Inuwa, who is also the Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum, used the occasion to assure the people of the State that the second lap of his administration will witness the provision more dividends of democracy that will make Gombe stand shoulder to shoulder with its peers and continue to be a reference point to others.
He noted that inspite of the numerous socio-economic challenges, his administration has remained undaunted towards the provision of critical infrastructure and other social amenities as contained in his campaign manifesto.
The Governor appealed to the Emir of Gombe and other traditional rulers in the state not to relent in seeking for opportunities and ways that will further bring development to the people of the state.
He assured the people that his administration will not relent in seeking the support, cooperation and wise counsel of the traditional rulers and opinion leaders in order to lead the State in the most effective, efficient and equitable manner.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya disclosed that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is proud of Gombe State base of on verifiable indicators that promote and enhance fiscal and physical development of the State.
He called on the people of the state to continue to exercise patience as Government at the national and sub-national levels are working to stabilise the economic condition of the people.
The Governor noted that it was the determination of his administration to create an enabling environment for economic development that led to the state’s emergence as number one in the Ease of Doing Business ranking for two consecutive times.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya called on the people of the state, particularly the youths to take advantage of the growing economic opportunities and possibilities in the state to engage in meaningful ventures and contribute to the growth and development of the State.
He expressed gratitude to the Almighty Allah and the Emir of Gombe for leading his council members and other Muslim faithful to the Government House for the traditional sallah homage.
Governor Inuwa equally thanked the royal father for paying glowing tribute to him and acknowledging his administration’s modest efforts towards repositioning Gombe State as well as uniting the people through purposeful leadership.