By Sule Aliyu, Bauchi
Stalwart of the All Progressives Congress in Bauchi State Alhaji Armaya’u Yahaya has described governor M A Abubakar as blessing to all the good people of the state and beyond.
Yahaya gave the assertion while speaking with National Trail in Bauchi, saying responsible person on a visit to Bauchi state can testify to the simple fact that within two years of Abubakar’s administration in the state, the state has witnessed tremendous changes in every facet of its existence, adding that apart from the gigantic road construction, the administration has settled backlog of four Months workers salaries inherited from past PDP administration against other states in the federation that allegedly diverted the facility.
According to him governor Abubakar’s administration has equally reduced the hitherto increasing rate of crime as well as improved the socio-economic base of the people to an appreciable level obtained anywhere in the federation.
He said despite paucity of funds as a result of monthly allocations from federal, he was keeping his words on prompt payment of salaries and at the same time executing capital projects in all sectors of the economy.
Yahaya said governor M. A. Abubakar would never be distracted by the antics of detractors but has gone far in fulfilling promises made to the people.. “said his allegiance was to the millions of people of Bauchi State who voted for him with the belief that God would give him the mandate to deliver.”
“Of course, there are issues with some of our members at the National Assembly but Abubakar is not perturbed, he is always reaching out to them that is Dogara and co, so that they can work together for our people and leave any other thing for posterity to judge”, he added.
Yes like I said, there are some individuals who thought that governor Abubakar will work according to their whims and caprices, but he showed them that he did not become the governor to serve individuals but to serve the state and its people. He stated it clearly during his campaign that he is entering into a covenant with the people of Bauchi State and that he will work for their welfare. So, that is why these individuals (Abuja politicians) are fighting him, because they thought he was going to dance to their tunes and do their biddings, which he refused to.
Governor Abubakar is executing his policies based on what the people of the state want, not what some few individuals or the national assembly members from the state will dictate. What they failed to understand is that Governor Abubakar is a very simple person who always accepts advice.
If they are sincere, they should draw his attention to his mistakes and offer advice, not making inciting statements against him. This is the main problem between Governor Abubakar and those people.
The governor has said it clearly that anybody whose agenda is to develop Bauchi State should help and cooperate with him to accomplish the objective. However, he said that if anybody wants to fight him because of his stance on working for the state, he is ready to challenge that person to the finish.
Gov. Abubakar is not rich but he never aspired to be governor to amass wealth, God has been kind to him right from his youth and he only went into politics in order to positively made an impact on his people, nobody will derail him” Yahaya said.
His Excellency the governor of Bauchi state already has the intention to transform Bauchi state to a mega city, if you are coming to the state capital you look at the entrances and exits of state they don’t be fit as if it is a state capital.” in order to expand some of the roads leading to the State capital in order to create easy access especially those linking housing estates and institutions of higher learning, the administration embarked upon the, dualization and rehabilitation and construction of these roads and other selected roads in the State that will ease vehicular movement, boost agricultural, social and economic activities and reduce accidents.
According to him, presently, the construction of nearly 500 kilometers of road across the three senatorial districts of the state is ongoing; over 300 primary and junior secondary schools are being rehabilitated and work is ongoing at Gubi Dam to improve water supply in addition to hundreds of boreholes provided for the people.