Nigeria’ll Emerge Stronger from Fuel Subsidy Removal, Says Gombe Gov

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Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya yesterday Nigeria and Nigerians will emerge stronger from the current economic challenges occasioned by the removal of fuel subsidy and other global factors, noting that the government had been taking concrete steps to bring succour to the people. 

Yahaya gave this indication in Kaltungo while speaking at a civic reception for the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi as the ‘Madakin Kaltungo’. 

He also appealed to leaders and eminent individuals in the society to lend a helping hand to the needy, saying the relationship between those in positions of authority and the led is symbiotic in nature and reciprocal.  

Yahaya further appealed to the people to be patient and support government policies and programmes in the interest of the growth and development of society. 

He explained that no one predicted these tough times, though the people “have shown resilience in the present circumstances. We are still appealing for patience and understanding because each and every one of us must do the right thing and contribute his or her own quota.

“The government is prepared to provide leadership that is beneficial to the people. Nigeria and indeed Nigerians will come out stronger from the present economic situation as the government is planning palliative measures and interventions that will cushion the hardship being faced by the people,” Yahaya explained.

Yahaya explained that given the abundant human and natural resources in the country, the leadership had no excuse not to deliver the dividends of purposeful leadership to the people. 

He, however, commended the federal government for giving states the authority to generate, transmit and distribute electricity, which has been a major obstacle to Nigeria’s socio-economic development.

Yahaya, who expressed commitment to delivering good governance to the people, called on the people to continue to live in peace with one another and refrain from making statements that are considered disrespectful and inflammatory, as no meaningful development can take place in an atmosphere of rancour.

While congratulating Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi on the honor done to him by his community, Yahaya described the secretary to the state government as a trustworthy and resourceful public servant with remarkable experience. 

Yahaya therefore expressed the hope that Njodi would continue to bring his expertise and trustworthiness to the table in the second phase of the APC administration.

He commended the Mai Kaltungo, Saleh Muhammad for honouring the secretary to the state government with the prestigious chieftaincy title of Madakin Kaltungo and the entire people of the chiefdom for appreciating the reappointment of the state’s chief scribe.  

Yahaya used the opportunity “to pay special tribute to the Chairman of the occasion and an industrialist, Ahmed Abdulkadir, for taking a keen interest in his administration’s efforts to industrialise the state through the establishment of the Muhammadu Buhari Industrial Park, calling on him and other entrepreneurs to take advantage of the friendly business environment and invest in their home state. 

Also at the reception, the Mai Kaltungo said traditional titles in Kaltungo chiefdom are only given to individuals who distinguish themselves for the good of the society for which Prof. Njodi fits into the category.

The royal father thanked Governor Inuwa for the honour done to the people of Kaltungo through the reappointment of Professor Njodi as Secretary to the State Government. 

The guest speaker and Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Kashere, Prof. Umar Pate explained that the reappointment of Njodi called for special expression of joy and gratitude to God for making it possible and to Governor Yahaya for rewarding hard work and excellence. 

In his remark, Njodi expressed gratitude to the Almighty God for the privilege to serve under the administration of Governor Inuwa Yahaya.

While promising total loyalty and commitment to the Inuwa administration, the secretary to the state government thanked those who came from far and near to honor him.

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