Gombe Gov Tasks New Councils Bosses On Fear Of God, Honesty, Accountability 


BY ADEYEMI AKANJI, BAUCHI – Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has charged newly sworn-in Local Government Councils’ Chairmen to approach their new roles with the fear of God, honesty, and accountability.

Yahaya, who gave the charge on Monday, April 29, 2024, at the swearing-in ceremony of the 11 newly elected Local Government Councils’ Chairmen inside the Conference Hall of the Government House, Gombe, explained that the election that produced them was in line with the provisions of Section 79, sub-sections (3) and (4) of the Gombe State Independent Electoral Commission (GOSIEC) and Electoral (Amendment) Law 2011.

Their swearing-in followed the declaration of winners in the election held on Saturday, April 27, 2024, with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) securing victory in all 11 Chairmanship and 114 Councillorship seats contested.

Yahaya said; “Today’s event marks a significant milestone in our democratic journey, thus reaffirming our commitment to the principles of good governance and participatory democracy.

“The local government election where the citizens got the chance to elect their leaders even at the lower level of governance in conformity with the law, demonstrated the commitment of this administration to advancing democracy,” he said.

The Governor charged the LG helmsmen to bear great responsibility in promoting the wellbeing, peace and prosperity of the common man through responsive leadership.

He said; “Your election is a testament to the trust and confidence that the people of your various local governments and the entire Gombe State have placed in our great party and the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

“As Local Government chairpersons, you are the closest to the grassroots. Thus, you bear great responsibility in promoting the wellbeing, peace, and prosperity of the common man through responsive leadership.”

“Your actions and decisions shall be guided by the collective interests of your constituents. I urge you to repay the confidence reposed in you, and to approach your job with fear of God, honesty, and accountability,” he remarked.

The Governor commended the State Independent Electoral Commission (GOSIEC), security agencies, civil society organizations, and indeed the general public for ensuring the peaceful and orderly conduct of the elections, acknowledging that their commitment to the democratic process has contributed to the success of the elections, thus strengthening democracy.

Speaking on behalf of the newly sworn-in local government chairpersons, Hon. Fatima Binta Bello, expressed gratitude for the confidence placed in them by the Governor, and to the people for entrusting them with the responsibility of spearheading the affairs of their respective local governments.

The new chairpersons include; Danladi Adamu – Akko; Ibrahim Salisu-Balanga; Eglah Idris – Billiri; Adamu Muhammad Waziri – Dukku; Shu’aibu Abdulrahman – Funakaye; Sani Ahmed Haruna – Gombe;  Iliya Sulaiman – Kaltungo; Ahmed Wali  Doho – Kwami; Babangida Adamu Jigawa – Nafada; Fatima Binta Bello – Shongom; and Abubakar Hassan Deba – Yamaltu Deba.

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