From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
Bauchi State Government has expressed readiness to work in synergy with Gombe State for a mutual understanding among their border communities.
The State Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed stated this today when he received in audience, members of Gombe Emirate Council who paid him a courtesy visit at the Council Chamber, Government House Bauchi. He said the present administration would engage all stakeholders towards ensuring that affected communities of Alkaleri oil site benefit from the natural resources being exploited.
He assured that his administration has taken measures to restore the lost glory of traditional institutions as part of efforts to ensure security in the state.
The Governor cautioned traditional rulers against engaging in partisan politics so as to maintain their roles as custodians of culture and heritage.
The Emir of Gombe, Dr Abubakar Shehu Abubakar who led the delegation, said the visit was to congratulate the governor for his victory in the last gubernatorial election in the state.
Dr Shehu Abubakar who acknowledged the remarkable achievements of the governor while he was the FCT Minister, resolve to embark on pervent prayers for the success of his administration.