Eid-el-Kabir: Gombe Government House Bubbles As Emir Abubakar III Stages Spectacular Durbar On Sallah Homage To Governor Inuwa Yahaya
…Emir Of Gombe Describes Inuwa’s Achievements As Monumental, Unprecedented
Governor State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, CON earlier today, played host to the Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Dr Abubakar Shehu Abubakar III, CFR and 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.
According to a press release on Saturday, 30th June 2023 signed by the Director-General (Press Affairs) Gombe Government House, Ismaila Uba Misilli, said that the annual Sallah homage to the Government House is an age-long tradition, and is usually led by the Emir in the company of district heads and members of his traditional council.
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 of 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 despite 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 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 based on verifiable indicators that promote and enhance the 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 stabilize 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.
Earlier speaking, the Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Dr Abubakar Shehu Abubakar III, CFR 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.
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 the 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 the Gombe State Council of Emirs and Chiefs, assured Governor Inuwa Yahaya of the support of the traditional institution in the state in the overall interest of the people.
The royal father later led hundreds of horsemen clad in colourful robes and regalia to stage a spectacular Durbar to the admiration of the Governor and other dignitaries present.