Bauchi to Benefit from US Reconstruction of Northeast – Gov


By Segun  Awofadeji

Bauchi State is one of the states to benefit from the United States of America’s reconstruction and rehabilitation programme in the northeast region of Nigeria following the seven years’ insurgency that ravaged and crippled the socio-economic activities of the region and other parts of the country as well as other countries neighbouring Nigeria to the northeast.

Bauchi state Governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, who was on President Muhammadu Buhari’s entourage to the World Nuclear Energy Conference in the United States, stated this on arrival in Abuja, according to a press statement by Abubakar al-Sadique, his Press Secretary.

The Governor said following fruitful talks with President Buhari, President Barak Obama and other leaders in the US have assured the country of the readiness of the United States to contribute to the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the crises-plagued region.

He revealed that President Obama had during the meeting, assured of his country’s support to reconstruction and rehabilitation of all areas ravaged by the insurgency in Nigeria including Bauchi state.

As neighbours with close historical, cultural and other social ties, “whatever affects Borno, Yobe and Adamawa naturally affects Bauchi state”, the Governor said.