The Speaker of Gombe State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Abubakar Sadiq Ibrahim has commended the state governor Mhuhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for enabling the enrolment of about 300, 000 out-of-school children and employing no fewer than 27, 000 youths in the state.
The commendation was contained in a statement sent to Voice of Nigeria by the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the House, Abubakar Mohammed Umar.
The speaker in the statement, congratulated the governor as he marks one year in office describing his achievement as unprecedented and a clear indication that the governor was focused on fulfilling his campaign promises.
The statement noted that though Gombe state use to have a high number of out – of-on-school children, high maternal mortality rate, poor performance in basic education, high unemployment rate, dilapidated infrastructure and a demoralised civil service work force, the governor has been able to turn things around in a space of one year.
The Speaker congratulated the governor for his courage and steadfastness which according to the him is borne out of patriotism and commitment to ensuring the wellbeing of the masses.
“The restoration and expansion of water supply to Gombe town and environs, engagement of 27,000 youth with direct jobs through Gombe Goes Green initiative and the settlement of outstanding gratuities to the tune of N1.6 billion to some retirees within a year have put a smile on hitherto gloomy faces of a number of people of Gombe state,” he said.
“The network 11-100 project which is committed to construct at least 100km of road networks in each of the 11 Local Governments that is in line with his campaign promise of fairly spreading the dividends of democracy to the nooks and crannies of Gombe state is been earnestly carried out,” the speaker added.
He also commended the Gombe government for rejuvenating the education sector in the state through the establishment of Teachers Resource Center, the construction of 234 new classrooms in 80 schools and renovation of about 190 dilapidated structures in 47 schools.
Mr. Sadiq, however, appealed to the people of the state to continuously give their support and cooperation to the State Legislature to ensure smooth and prompt passage of required bills to enable the state Executive carry out developmental projects in the State.