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Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State: one governor who has done very well (1)

Senator Bala Mohammed, former Federal Capital Terriroty (FCT) Minister and now Executive Governor of Bauchi State does not advertise, he doesn’t feel the need to advertise like others do, but he has done so much for Bauchi in two years, more than some governors who are in their second term.

By George Ononmya Daniel

Experience helps the wise. Senator Bala Mohammed brought all of it from the FCT to Bauchi State. He doesnt have to splash it on social media but it caught the eyes of one of ours Kuchi Libi Isaac who writes for NEWISSUES magazine from Bauchi and I decided to check it up.

Nigeria hears of Governor Zulum. When Zulum governs a war zone and had had different confrontation with the army to make headlines, one governor who works quietly from that zone is Senator Bala.

Few weeks ago, to be precise on 29th July, 2021, rain flooded Bauchi-Ningi-Kano Highway bridge, lives were lost. Though it is a federal road and the responsibility of the federal government to fix, Gov. Bala Mohammed directed immediate reconstruction of the bridge within a week.

Bauchi State government personally supervise the work. It was done. No one heard this story. Other governors would have splashed it everywhere. I am not sure any national media carried the story.

One biggest achievement of Governor Bala Mohammed or that of any governor is ensuring internal peace and peaceful co-existent in his state. Bauchi State has been one of the most peaceful in its zone, not just peaceful, the safest in terms of crime and criminality.

Even in Hon. Dogara’s constituency where you would expect hostility because of the way and manner Gov. Bala fell out with the former Speaker of the House of Assembly, it is all love for Governor Bala Mohammed. Mr. Dogara left the PDP for the APC sighting disagreement with the governor, but he did not consult with the people of his constituency. They heard Dogara departure to the APC from the news. The people themselves paid a visit to Governor Bala to assure him they are with him.

The opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state have been silenced by performance.

On 13th July 2021 Gov. Bala Mohammed launched the Kaura Economic Empowerment Programme (KEEP) for beneficiaries in Ganjuwa and Darazo Local Government Areas of the state. “This is in line with my administration’s commitment to launch the programme in all the 20 Local Government Areas of the State.” Mr. Mohammed said.

“We remain committed to pulling the majority of our people out of poverty by giving the necessary support to poverty alleviation and economic empowerment agencies to effectively and efficiently discharge their responsibilities.

“The items for the ongoing empowerment include the provision of starter packs and fifty thousand naira cash to five hundred persons per local government, provision of three motorcycles in each ward of the twenty local governments for ward chairmen, coordinators and youth leaders as beneficiaries.

“In addition, is the provision of one hundred thousand Naira to women and youth leaders in each of the twenty local government areas and five buses to each of the state’s local government areas.”

THERE was the official launching of the state-wide micro-grant programme to empower 20,000 women by the State Government in collaboration with the Aliko Dangote Foundation. “This micro-grant scheme launched by my administration will ensure poverty reduction.” Kauran Bauchi said.

Governor Bala Mohammed appreciated the philanthropic initiative of the Aliko Dangote Foundation which is aimed at bringing assistance to vulnerable and economically distressed households by enhancing their means of livelihood.

Zaki and Gamawa Local Government were beneficiaries of Kaura Economic Empowerment Program (KEEP) which was launched onn12th June 2021. Governor was there in person to distribute Cash, Business Starter Packs and Motorcycles to beneficiaries at Zaki and Gamawa Local Government Areas of Bauchi State.

“My administration budgeted N1.5billion naira for this empowerment program to cater for all the twenty Local Government Areas of the State.

“The core purpose of the Kaura Economic Empowerment Programme (KEEP) is to empower all beneficiaries to be self-reliant. Human capital is key to progress; hence my administration will continue to do more to improve the well-being of the state’s citizens through education, heath-care and infrastructure,” the governor said.

HE former President Dr Goodluck Jonathan, commission the newly constructed Sabon Kaura to Miri-Jos road in Bauchi metropolis worth over N2billion Naira.

On behalf of Bauchi State, we were pleased to name the completed Sabon Kaura, Miri to Jos road, as the Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Drive. This project is amongst the first set of legacy projects embarked upon by my administration in our first one hundred days in office

NEWISSUES will continue to bring you national development stories from Bauchi and across Nigeria to encourage performances that directly positively affects the masses.

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