- Prioritize roads construction, provision of amenities
By Amina Yahaya
Gombe State Government is to open up rural communities through construction of roads and provision of other amenities in order to improve the living conditions of rural dwellers.
Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya stated this at the 2019 Waja Day Festival at Tallasse township stadium.
He said that his administration has already approved the construction of Talasse-Reme, Yiri and Mwona roads in Balanga Local Government Area in order to facilitate easy movement of people, goods and services.
Represented by his Deputy, Dr. Manassah Daniel Jatau, Governor Inuwa Yahaya assured that government will continue to prioritise rural development, as well as security and welfare of the people.
He added that government will continue to ensure conducive environment for communities in the State to harness their natural endowments and cultural potentials to contribute meaningfully to the growth and development of the society.
He charged the youths, who constitute the vibrant population, to imbibe cultural values and translate them into job opportunities towards self-reliance and economic empowerment.
The Deputy Governor, Dr. Manassah Jatau, who is also the National President, Waja Progressive Association ( WAPA) explained that the festival was to provide avenue for showcasing the cultural heritage of the Wajas and to strengthen unity and cohesion among the people.
The Deputy Governor whose speech was read by the Vice President of the association, Alhaji Abdullahi Garba Tallasse, appreciated Governor Inuwa Yahaya for his developmental strides in the State and his support to their communities.
Chairman of the occasion and former Deputy Governor of Gombe State, Dr. John Lazarus Yoriyo, decried the report of incessant insecurity, hatred, and political intrigues in the area, calling for unity of purpose for the progress of the people.
During the event, Wajas from home and diaspora appeared in colourful attires to showcase their cultural heritage.