From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Bauchi state has asserted that the state Governor Bala Mohammed chspter has initiated laudable project and recorded tremendous achievements within his first 100 days in office.
State publicity secretary of the party who is also the chairman Bauchi North of the party Alhaji Yayanuwa Zainabari made the assertion on Monday when he interacted with newsmen on the celebration of the 100 days of the governor In office coming up within the week.
“There is no gainsaying the fact that the governor had auspicious start as immediately he took over the mantle of leadership of the state, he wasted no time but swung into action with a view to justifying the confidence reposed in him by the electorate.”
“Within the first 100 days, he flagged off roads construction at areas that lack access roads and renovation of the dilapidated ones in both the state capital and other senatorial zones”.
“The first ones he flagged off in the state capital were construction and rehabilitation of four roads worth about N5 billion which include Ibrahim Bako to Maiduguri Road Bye-Pass, Sabon Kaura to Jos Road while those of Muda Lawal Market and Yakubun Bauchi Quarters would be rehabilitated.” He said.
Zainabari added that other roads projects awarded by the governor within the period under review were 58 kilometers road linking Yalwan Duguri, Badaran Dutse, Birim, Bajama, Kumbala, Kundak, Wurno and Burga communities of Tafawa Balewa and Alkaleri local governments, Sade to Akuyam in Misau local government, GRA Azare to old Kano road in Katagum local government of the state.
He claimed that the governor did not only flagged off the projects but disbursed 50 per cent of the funds to the contractors to enable them commence work in earnest.
“Aside that, believing that he needs professionals and technocrats as lieutenants to help him deliver, the governor had before the first 100 days appointed local governments caretaker chairmen and sent a list of his Commissioners to the state assembly for confirmation.”
“Here again the governor should be commended for the key appointments he has made so far. Some of the Commissioners nominees were Commissioners in the past and or national assembly members who are well experienced.” He said.
“People of the state need to reciprocate the governor’s gesture and efforts by praying to Allah to guide, protect and bless Governor Bala Mohammed because he is there to work,” he appealed to the citizens.