BY AMOS DUNIA, ABUJA – Governor Mohammed Umar Jibrilla of Adamawa state, has said that his administration has demystified governance by setting the bar in its determination to reconnect with the people of the state.
Governor Jibrilla also said that his administration’s projects like never before are tangible just as he is taking pragmatic steps to consolidate on the gains of the state government.
He therefore restated his resolve to remain focussed and not to be deterred in his determination to consolidate on his pragmatic achievements of the last three years.
Jibrilla, who stated these against the backdrop of mounting political challenges in Adamawa State and the prevailing political hoopla across the nation, stressed that when he took over the reins of governance in Adamawa state on May 29, 2015, the state could be best be described as a “failed State”.
In a statement by his Special Assistant, Media and Publicity, Macaulay Hunohashi said with a prevailing atmosphere of despondency, owing to seven months of salary arrears owed civil servants in addition to lack of basic infrastructure such as road network, modern drainage system, support to farmers, modern health care delivery, water supply and focus on the education sector, amongst others were alien to the good people of Adamawa State.
Hunohashi quoted Senator Jibrilla as having said; “Now, we pay salaries as and when due, we have started and completed 392 roads across the state and over 500 box culverts and five major bridges in 18 out of 21 Local Government Areas of the state have been constructed. This has drastically reduced the challenges of flooding in many communities.
“With the state of emergency declared in the education sector, my administration has renovated four major secondary schools, one in each of the senatorial zones: Villanova secondary school in Numan, wearing a brand new look, is one such example and the people are happy.
“Also in Numan, a brand new hospital complex is at 95 percent completion. This is in addition to the upgrading and renovation work at the Specialist Hospital in Yola, General Hospital in Ganye as well as Mubi.”
Jibrilla said that history will be kind to his administration being the only government that considered it as a necessity to purchase 150 tractors to boost agricultural production which has stepped up cultivation of farmlands from 232,000 hectares in 2015 to 480,000 hectares in 2016 and catapulted to 1.15 million hectares in 2017.
The governor therefore enjoined the good people of Adamawa State to be weary of politicians, who hide behind religion to whip up ill feelings rather than engage in persuasive political dialectics to convince the electorate.
He declared; “We have demystified governance, by setting the bar, in our unwavering determination to reconnect with the people of Adamawa State.”