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Massive Crowd, Cheers, Solidarity As Governor Inuwa Yahaya Tours Ongoing, Proposed, Completed Projects

…Promises All-round Grassroots Development

…As London Mai Dorawa- Alkhahira- Arawa Road Project Sets to Commence Soon

…Governor Commends Pace of Work at 100- Bed Capacity Mallam – Inna Cottage Hospital

…Expresses Satisfaction with Quality of Work at GSU Erosion Control Site

Cheers, Joy, Support and Solidarity all the Way, as Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya Inspects On-going and Proposed Projects Sites in Gombe .

From the Nooks of London Mai Dorawa through Alkahira and Arawa to the Crannies of Malam Inna, kundulum, Wuro Kesa and Kagarawal and to the Lengths of Idi, Makera, Kasuwan Doya, Babban Layi and Herwagana as Well as to the Breathe of Riyal, Hammadu Kafi, Hurumin Da’u, bye pass and other places people, trooped out in their numbers to demonstrate happiness and support over the developmental projects brought by Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya to their respective communities.

Meantime, at the Gombe State University, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya inspected the ongoing gully erosion control project to assess the progress and quality of work.

Recall that Gombe state Government had recently awarded a 2.9 billion naira gully erosion control project through the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project ( NEWMAP) in its determination to address the devastation caused by gullies in parts of the state.

The project entails the construction of different sizes of storm water channels to see-off the immense run-off being experienced during rainy season with a view to mitigating the effect of gullies in and around GSU, Kagarawal and Unguwa Uku and reclaiming the environment.

The representative of the contractors handling the project, Triacta Nigeria Limited, Engr Imran Khan had told Governor Inuwa Yahaya that out of the 7 kilometres stretch of the erosion control project, a total of 1.1KM has been completed, representing about 16 percent of the work.

The Governor who expressed satisfaction with the pace and quality of work done so far, charged the contractor to ensure that the gap between the retaining wall of the drainage and the existing landscope is bridged to ensure that the efforts put in do not go into futility.

Engr Khan and the NEWMAP State Coordinator, Engr. Mohammed Garba assured the Governor that his concerns and observations will be addressed in the most efficient manner.

The Vice chancellor of the Gombe State University, Professor Usman Elnafaty, described the erosion control project at the institution as a dream come true given the neglect the project had suffered for over a decade.

The Governor had earlier inspected the proposed 3.4 KM London Maidorawa-Alkahira and Arawa road project which is billed to commence immediately after compensations are paid to those whose property have been marked for demolition.

He told the gathering of cheerful residents of the benefiting communities that the decision to construct the road was in line with his campaign promise and also borne out of his desire to open and link up communities as encapsulated in his flagship programme, the network eleven hundred.

He however cautioned that government will not condone encroachment of already compensated portions.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya also inspected the ongoing Wuro kesa, the completed Arawa- Kundulum and the Idi- Kasuwan Doya- Babban Layi- Main Market roads as well as the 1.6KM Layin Kerosene- Jubilee junction with spur in Herwagana area, all within Gombe metropolis.

Similarly, Governor Yahaya took a drive through some completed road projects in Hurumin Da’u, Manawashi, Bagadaza and Hammadu Kafi areas as well as the proposed road project site at Layin Adamu P.A along bye pass in Riyal quarters of Gombe metropolis.

Conducting the Governor round the proposed, ongoing and completed road projects sites, the Commissioner of Works and Transport, Engr. Abubakar Bappah said assessments have been carried out on all the sites to allow for enough corridor for the roads to occupy.

He commended Governor Inuwa Yahaya for his promptness in paying compensation to individuals whose properties have been affected by the road constructions within and outside the State capital. He assured that his ministry will continue to monitor and supervise the projects under its purview to ensure compliance with job specifications and timeline.

Governor Yahaya also inspected ongoing construction of a 100- bed capacity cottage hospital in Malam-Inna and a vocational training centre at Wuro Juli along the Gombe bye pass. Both projects are being executed in partnership with FG’s Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs) office.

The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on SDGs, Bashir Tukur told Governor Inuwa Yahaya that the two projects are going on according to specifications, explaining that the hospital is going to be a two- storey building with four wards, including female, male, pediatric and amenity wards as well as delivery rooms, laboratory and other facilities.

When completed and put to use, he said, the healthcare facility will help in accelerating the attainment of global goal 3 which is to ensure healthy life and promote well being for all at all ages.

For the vocational training center, he said, the facility has 14 class rooms, staff offices, cafeteria and gender separated toilets for students among others.

He said when completed and utilized, the center will accelerate the attainment of SDGs’ goals 1 ( end poverty ), 2 (zero hunger) , 4 ( quality education ) and 8 ( decent work and economic growth).

Speaking to newsmen shortly after the inspection visits, Governor Yahaya expressed satisfaction with the quality of work being done at all the places visited.

“You saw it yourselves, all the works are moving at good pace and we are catching up with time to reach our destination. The quality is alright and you can see people are happy with the level of development.

“We are determined to deliver on our mandate. This is a government of the masses and for the masses, therefore we shall continue to work assiduously to meet their yearnings and aspirations come rain come shine.

On the massive crowd that came out to welcome him at all the places visited, the Governor said their cheers are not unconnected with their satisfaction with the work his administration is doing to better their lots which is in fulfilment of his campaign promise, saying his resolve to provide the dividends of democracy to the door steps of the people of the State will never be compromised.

The Governor was accompanied on the inspection visit by the Secretary to the state Government, Prof. Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi, Chief of Staff, Alhaji Abubakar Inuwa Kari, Commissioners, Special Advisers and other top Government functionaries.

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