…Meets SSGs Forum, TWC Ahead 7th NEGF Meeting

Gombe State Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has emphasized the need for synergy among the 6 North East States to drive development of the region.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya who made appeal when he played host to Technical Working Group of the North East Governors’ Forum said the region cannot continue to rely on the Federal Government for it’s development needs given the dwindling national revenue.

While commending the Tecnical Working Group which he described as the engine room of North East Governors’ Forum for doing a good job, Governor Inuwa urged them to dig deep to profer solutions to the myraid of development challenges bedeviling the region.

He also lamented the lukewarm attitude of the elites towards the development of the region, calling fir a a rethink.

The Governor further noted that leaders in the region have to strategise on the need to maximise the derivable benefits of the North East Development Commission which has only Ten years life span to fastract development of the region.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya who recalled with joy when in consultation with his colleaque from Borno State initiated the birth of the forum to accelerate development in the region, however noted that tangible improvements are being realized but more need to be done.

The recent approval of about one and fourty three billion naira road projects by the Federal Executive Council was made possible by the Forum’s persistent visit to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Earlier, the Secretary to Borno State, Alhaji Usman Shuwa who spoke on behalf of Technical Working Group, commended the visionary leadership of Governor Inuwa Yahaya as evidenced in the transformation of Gombe State within a short period of time, urging him to maintain the speed.

The Technical Working Group which is being chaired by Gombe SSG, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi comprises all Secretaries of State governments in the North East, Focal Persons of North East Development Commission, the Director General and staff of the North East Governors’ Forum and other key strategic devlopment officers across the states of the region.