From: Ahmed Kaigama, Bauchi
A former Director-General in the services of the Bauchi State Government, Alhaji Sabo Abubakar has commended the Yuguda-led administration for the laudable achievements it has recorded within the past six years, especially the realization of the Bauchi International Airport, which has been on the drawing board since 1980 but defied successful administration.
“The Yuguda administration in Bauchi state shines as litmus test for democracy in Nigeria, adjudged from the unprecedented voters’ support that ushered it into power in a free and fair election under the ‘Akasa-A- Tsare’ system voting pattern, and has executed various development projects that tailored the needs and aspirations of the generality of the state”. Sabo said.
According to him, most of the projects executed are in tandem with the Yuguda electioneering campaign promises, which include establishment of a State University, conversion of the Bauchi Specialist Hospital to a Teaching Hospital and the construction of a new Specialist Hospital to replace the transformed one.
Others, he enumerated, are the establishment of a College of Medicine, College of Agriculture, College of Nursing and Midwifery, upgrading of the School of Health Technology in Ningi to college status, and the Kangere Formal and Non-formal Institute to National Certificate of Education (NCE) awarding institution.
Alhaji Sabo Abubakar also commended the Yuguda administration for the renovation of virtually all General Hospitals in the state and up-grading of comprehensive Health Centres to General Hospitals and Maternity Clinics to comprehensive health centres, amongst others.
Abubakar observed that Governor Yuguda would also be remembered for the training of 20 Aeronautical Engineers, 20 Doctors and 100 students at the Igbinedion University, as well as the strengthening of 20 Skill Acquisition Centres across the twenty local government areas of the state.
Abubakar, who recalled the N5 billion soft loans provided youth and cooperatives to boost business or become self-reliance, and the recent training of 4, 000 youth under a skill acquisition program called on the people to avail themselves of the opportunities afforded them by the Yuguda administration.