By Fatima Sadiq
Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has called on citizens of Gombe state and Nigeria as a whole, to work together in other to address the pressing issues that affect people across all facets of development.
The Governor made the call in his Independence Day anniversary speech, marking Nigeria @63 and Gombe state @27.
He said October 1st is a day to remember and honour the struggles and sacrifices of the founding fathers who fought tirelessly for the freedom, unity and sovereignty of this great nation, who were bounded by the spirit of common destiny and shared purpose.
The governor therefore said Nigeria must continue to work together, empowering the communities to harness the creative energies of the people to build a united, prosperous and all-inclusive Nigeria.
Governor Inuwa said, this anniversary is coming at a time when the people are grappling with the effects of fuel subsidy removal, presented by rising inflation and economic hardship.
He explained that his administration is already providing palliative assistance under the food distribution program which targets 400,000 beneficiaries, it approved 10,000-naira transport allowance to all workers in the state pending the determination of new minimum wage and is working on investing in CNG vehicles in order to ease the transportation buwereon the people.
He also added that significant strides where made by his government in education, healthcare, infrastructure, agriculture, job creation, civil service reforms, water resources, environment and sanitation, saying the progress would not have been possible without the support, dedication, and commitment of the people of Gombe state.
Governor Yahaya reiterated his administration’s will to continue in that direction.
He used the opportunity to pay special tribute to traditional rulers, religious leaders, security agencies, civil society groups, and the, general public for their role in upholding the unity, peace and stability of Gombe State and Nigeria at large.