Gombe State Governor Inuwa Yahaya’s performance in his first 100 days in office has drawn mixed reactions.
In an interview with our correspondent, the Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Buba Shanu, said the party was not impressed by Yahaya’s performance.
Also, the state Coordinator of the Civil Society for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, Mr Bachama Yusuf, said the governor had not performed.
He said, “There is a very huge gap between the governor’s promises and current reality. You cannot mention any projects on the ground targeting the people that is initiated by the current administration. In the educational sector the governor has been at the level of thinking, contemplation and reviewing. There is no fundamental action taken by the governor concerning education. Water supply seems to have improved, that is really commendable. We are looking forward to a strategic plan towards steady water supply. The governor should focus on development and not waste so much time dwelling on the past because the present is very important. He should work towards securing the future of the people of Gombe State. I want to congratulate him but the administration can do better than what it has done so far. There is so much expectation.
“When (former governor Ibrahim) Dankwambo came, he faced challenges. Dankwambo inherited debts from (ex-governor Danjuma) Goje, and I’m not sure he dwelt on it. Governor Inuwa should take us to the next level.”
However, an All Progressives Congress leader in the state, Abdullahi Jalo, insisted Yahaya had performed in his first 100 days in office.
The former PDP National Deputy Publicity Secretary said, “Security has improved. The governor promised increased water supply, you can see it has been done through the water project in Nafada and Cham. Farmers got fertilisers in good time this year, which has not been the practice. The governor is an accountant of repute; it is our hope and expectation that he will do better than his predecessor. If Inuwa succeeds, Gombe has succeeded.”
A retired permanent secretary, Umar Gurama, said, “You can’t assess the governor based on 100 days if there are funds and everything is in order. But he is trying to find out the true position of things. The governor is trying to manage the crisis he on the ground. You can’t run a government without money.”
A lawyer, Ismaila Atiku, said the governor had done well in the area of infrastruture.
He said, “Since Yahaya became governor I have not bought water. Infrastructural development has improved. A maternity is being built in Jekadafari. He has also completed the construction of some roads.”
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