…As Sen. Danjuma Goje Lauds Governor Yahaya’s Superlative Performance in Two Years
Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya says the evolvement dynamics of the Nigerian State makes it imperative for a periodic constitutional review in order to accommodate new realities and the concerns of the Nigerian people across board.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya in a statement by Ismaila Uba Misilli, Director-General Press Affairs, Government House, Gombe stated this when he granted audience to members of the Senate committee on the review of the 1999 constitution, North East Zone (Gombe centre) led by its chairman, Senator Muhammad Danjuma Goje.
The Governor described the constitutional review exercise as an important national assignment and an opportunity for the people of Gombe State and by extension North East sub-region to express their concerns and feelings towards the Nigerian State.
“The constitution is not cast in iron or steel, is something that we the people fabricated and for sure as human beings, we have so many positive and negative changes and nobody is perfect, so from the day the constitution was made and this moment there must have been changes, there must have been development and there must have been reasons for us to effect changes so that we can live better and progress as a people”.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya expressed confidence that as representatives of the people, the lawmakers will protect and project the interest of the zone at the National level so that their submissions will be subsumed in the final analysis of the constitutional amendment.
He commended the committee for choosing Gombe State as venue for the zonal public hearing on the review of the 1999 constitution, describing the Gombe as central to the whatever positivity that may happen in the North East sub-region.
The Governor who went down memory lane, recalled that the bond of friendship that binds the people of the North East zone predates pre-colonial era, describing the relationship that still exists among states within the region as rock solid.
“What happened when we went to have a peace summit at Numan with Distinguished Senators Binus and BK Amos in attendance really confirmed that to us, we are together, we shall fight together, we shall struggle together and shall deliver together”.
He urged members of the constitution review committee visiting the State to make out time to socialize with the people of the State and to see for themselves the modest achievements of the present administration in the State.
Earlier speaking, the Chairman of the north-east zonal public hearing ( Gombe Centre), Senator Danjuma Goje said the team are in the State to conduct a public hearing on the proposed alteration of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He said the public hearing is simultaneously taking place in 12 centres across the country, giving the fact that each of the geo-political zones is divided into two with Gombe, Adamawa and Taraba states sitting in Gombe centre while Borno Yobe and Bauchi states are having theirs in Bauchi centre.
The former Governor of Gombe state, used the visit to pay glowing tribute to Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya Yahaya’s steadfastness in piloting the affairs of the State, describing his stewardship in the last two years in office as terrific and remarkable.
“This Governor is our Governor he is doing very well, he has picked up from where we left and is even doing better than we did and therefore he deserves all our support. So I want to use this opportunity to call on the people of Gombe State particularly the political elite to rally round him and give him the moral boost that he needs so as to do better”.
Senator Goje said he, alongside senators Saidu Alkali and BK Amos as well as other members of the National Assembly are very much satisfied with the performance of Governor Inuwa Yahaya, urging him to continue with the good work.
Adamawa: CDD Joins Awareness Campaign Against Gender-based Violence
As part of activities commemorating 2023 16 days activism, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has sensitized Adamawa people on Violence Against Women and Girls VAWG.
The sensitization exercise begins with road walk from Bekaji roundabout to Jimeta modern market, Yola-North Local Government Area on Wednesday.
Mrs Amina Auwal, the team lead who spoke on this year’s theme: Unite, “invest to prevent violence against women and girls” described the commitment of stakeholders as the symbol of unity against Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the state.
She urged stakeholders to unite and reduce the rate of GBV in the state.
“This VAWG is like a cancer, it is eating up the community gradually but when it has been cut off completely we will have society free of GBV.
“We appreciated the CDD for sponsoring the programme of being able to sensitize the public to bring to an end the menace of VAWG”, she said.
Mrs Rose Zinas, Desk officer GBV, National Orientation Agency (NOA) urged parents, guardians and stakeholders to take advantage of the theme of the year and to invest on women and girls-child.
She said these would help them to have something doing to reduce over dependent on husband’s and parents as well as end violence against them.
Zinas called on the women to also be proactive in looking for something doing and not to be a liability.
In her remarks, Lubna Dodo, representing Federation of Women Lawyers Association, FIDA appreciated the contribution of CDD in the fight against GBV in the state.
She explained that the mission of the road walk is to create awareness on the theme of this year activism.
“This means invest by educating the girls-child and empower them with the knowledge and skills to succeed in future.
“These will go along way by reducing their vulnerability to violence anywhere they find themselves “, she said.
Dodo further said that the passage of Violence Against Person Prohibition (VAPP) law and Child Protection law as well as ongoing sensitization for implementation have also help in reducing the rate of GBV in the state . News Hunter.
Adamawa Govt Approves 42km NYSC Camp – Borong Road Project
By Muhammad B. Muhammad
The Adamawa State Executive Council Wednesday approved reconstruction of 42km road stretching from National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp in Damare to Borong community.
The feeder road project which covers the 2 LGAs of Girei and Demsa will cost over N836m.
The State Commissioner of Education, Dr Umar Garba Pella disclosed this while briefing newsmen shortly after the council meeting that held in the Government House, Yola.
Dr Pella said the project was awarded to Hydro Source and Resource Nigeria Limited and has the completion of period of 12 Months.
The Commissioner further disclosed that the council has approved over N117m variation for the construction of modern laboratory at Specialist Hospital, Yola.
Pella explained that the project was initially awarded at over N578m adding that the variation was to cover the cost of increased price of building materials.
The Wednesday’s 8th 2023 Council Meeting was presided over by the State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.
Bauchi SEC Approves Construction of 2 Flyovers , 200KM Roads
Bauchi State Government has unveiled a plan for the construction of sixteen strategic roads worth about one hundred billion naira across the state.
The project also comprises two flyovers at the busiest areas of Wunti and Central Market to beautify and decongest the city centre.
These among some other rural roads construction project across the state’s three senatorial zones were part of the resolutions made during State Executive Council Meeting presided over by Governor Bala Mohammed.
Some of the project that make a total of two hundred kilometers include two point six kilometers Sabon Kaura Birshi Gandu road, four point five kilometers Zango-Gwallagan Mayaka access road, one point seven kilometers Bayara township road, rehabilitation of Disina-Adamami road in Jama’are local government area and Dualization of A.D Rufa’i College to Misau town road among others.
Briefing journalists on the outcome of the meeting, the commissioners of Works and Transport Ibrahim Galadima and his counterpart of Special Duties and Rural Development Faruq Mustapha said the projects have been awarded to confitent contractors in line with developmental initiative of Governor Bala Mohammed led administration.
Also during the meeting, the Council has ratified and approved for upgrading of four palaces of Emirs of Bauchi, Ningi, Jama’are and Dass at sum of two point two Billion naira under the State Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
The commissioner of the ministry Ahmed Sarki Jalam said the move was to creat a conducive environment for the traditional institutions to discharge their duties.
The council has also approved a memo for the 2024 Medium Term Expenditure presented by the commissioner ministry of Budget and Economic Planning Aminu Hammayo as well as a memo presented by the commissioner of Commerce, Trade and Investment Mahmud Baba Ma’aji on the preparation for the forthcoming Northeast Joint Trade Fair in Bauchi State.
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