365 DAYS OF INIMITABLE FOOTPRINTS OF MMB IN OFFICE By  Abba Dukawa

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Upon taking the Oath of Office on 29th May 2019, Governor Mai Mala Buni’s  pledged to  the people of Yobe state that his  administration will be responsive to the needs of the people and   will continue to pay special attention to security of lives and property, provide quality healthcare delivery, and improve education, agricultural production, infrastructural development, socio-economic development as well as youths and women empowerment.
 Yobeans have greatly benefited from his stewardship by provided them with  devidents of democracy. Governor Mai Mala Buni is an embodiment of a good head, a good heart and of course a foresight in moving Yobeans and the state forward. The result so far so good has been delivery of democratic dividends and meeting expectations of the teeming population of the State. By the following day by day, month by month he made many moves which clearly showed that he was ready to walk the talk. If the Almighty Allah wishes people good, He gives leadership in their affairs to the best of them. Such leaders would lead the community or State in the right path and put matters in correct places. His Excellency Hon Mala Buni    had indeed proved to be consolidator   of modem Yobe state
Another pleasant move by MMB’s government is that of his developmental credentials and landmarks speak volumes. He is truly a people’s leader going by the amount of work he was able to do for the overall benefit of Yobe state .No matter what anyone would say, the amount of dividends of democracy  this people’s leader was able to bring to the door step of the people he is governing is unmatched.
He  set out his administration priorities with a declaration of state of emergency on basic and secondary education. The summit birthed a working committee called the ‘Technical Committee to Revitalise Basic and Secondary Education’, which was charged with the responsibility of materialising the lofty recommendations of the education summit. Toward   re-position agriculture and move it away from its current subsistence level to a commercial enterprise. The   Governor directing that a bag of the NPK varieties, which sells for N10, 000 in the open market, be sold to farmers at the subsidized rate of N3, 000 and also unveiled 103 Mercy Ferguson tractors which will be deployed to the 17 local government areas to be used by farmers’ associations to boost food production in the state.  Buni’s administration held  “Yobe Agricultural Retreat”,  the retreat aimed at assembling relevant stakeholders to  proffers solutions in making the state agricultural more commercial enterprise and mechanise farming.
 Yobe state government has leaves no stone unturned in the state socioeconomic developments within one year in review. To make the state more economically  industrial Buni’s administration revived mariboud state own   Industries like Yobe Aluminum industry in Potiskum Yobe Flour Mill Industry in Potiskum and  Yobe Polythene and Woven Sack Company Damaturu. He  wooing local and international investors toward invest in state deposits natural minerals resources like  the gypsum and limestone deposits.
He also met representative Qatari investors from the office of Sheikh Saoud Bin Nasser Bin Khalid al-Thani in Abuja aimed  to exploring an investing partnership to set up a cement company and meat processing factory in Yobe State.
The state had its own bitter  taste of horrendous experience of the Boko Haram insurgency, which claimed many innocent lives, rendered thousands of people as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) had also destroyed several public and private properties. Today the  state had relatively enjoying peace as result of  stronger cooperation,  and synergy between government , Yobeans and the security organizations.
As  result of this synergy many communities are librated which was   occupied by the insurgents and many  displaced persons have returned to their communities.   For the peoples of affected by insurgency to live a life of honour and dignity.   Governor Buni signed an agreement  with Family Homes Funds Ltd,  to construct 2, 600 housing units across the state. The houses, comprising two-bedroom and three-bedroom bungalows  Buni’s administration   has greatly contributed to the success of the fighting the war against insurgency and subsequent other related insecurity in the state.
As the saying goes, health is wealth;  the   administration considers it necessary to upgrade the capacities of health institutions in the State by providing state-of-the-art medical facilities and equipments to provide the best services to the people.  MMB’s administration is set to establish at least one functional primary Health Care Centre in each of the 178 wards of the State. Similarly, General hospitals are on course in the Local Government Headquarters where none exist to ease the burden of travelling long distances to access secondary healthcare services.
Dukawa can be reached @ : atabbahydukawa@gmail.com

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