BY ADEYEMI AKANJI, BAUCHI – Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has rolled out his record of his achievements of administration in its first year in office, saying; “So far, so good” even as he noted that there is still room for more.
Governor Mohammed, who featured in a Bauchi Radio Corporation (BRC) phone-in-programme on Friday evening to mark his one year anniversary, said that though he is yet to achieve his plans for the state, steady progress has been made from what he met on the ground one year ago.
Mohammed expressed confidence that before the end of his administration, his ‘Bauchi Project’ for the greater Bauchi will be fully implemented adding that he is geared towards overcoming the challenges affecting its progress.
He further said; “On assumption of office, we have taken measures to ensure sectors of the state’s economy are working as expected. We can say most of the projects we awarded in the last one year are at the stages of completion”.
On Education and Health sectors, Senator Mohammed announced the intention of the administration to renovate and construct hospitals and schools across the state, stressing that they will go a long way in ensuring effective healthcare delivery and provision of qualitative education.
On his plans towards urban and rural development, the Governor said that investors have already declared interest to key into the expansion and modernization of the state through urban and regional development.
He also said that contracts for the expansion of various communities within the Bauchi metropolis have been awarded to ensure the advancement of the state.
Commenting on the journey so far, Governor Mohammed said he is set to deliver as expected thus has engaged people with vast knowledge and expertise as members of his administration.
He added; “My good people of Bauchi state, as you are aware, I have so many plans for you, despite the achievements we recorded in the last one year, I am yet to achieve what I plan for the state.
“I have selected people across all the professions to assist me in delivering the mandate given to me by the citizens and to enable me deliver on the campaign promises”.
On power supply, the Governor announced the release of N200 million to the State Ministry of Power for the installation of Street Lights and to ensure stable power supply in the state.
He also mentioned the achievements recorded in the sectors of Agriculture, Water, Youth and Women Empowerment among others and appreciated the management of Bauchi Radio Corporation for its support to his administration and assured of his interventions for better performance.