Gombe State Governor submits the 2024 budget proposal of NOK 207.8 billion to the state parliament

Governors Forum calls for cooperation among states, FG

Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, Inuwa Yahaya, on Thursday called on President Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, calling for stronger collaboration between the federal and state governments to improve the lives of many Nigerians.

Yahaya, who is also Gombe State Governor, spoke to reporters after a closed-door meeting with the President and commended the federal government for its progress towards ending the crisis in Kaduna and Plateau states.

“Collaboration between the states and the federal government, including local governments, is very important and fundamental to us, because if there is any disconnect, what we have to do for the people… This is because there is a possibility that they will not be able to fulfill their goals.”

According to him, “Toward the end of 2023, there were some initiatives between us, particularly in healthcare, that enabled us to reform the business environment and so on. The current situation will continue or get worse.”

Commenting on the importance of agriculture in human development and achieving food sufficiency, the governor said there is a need for farmers to adopt modern technology to expand production.

“As it stands, people need to understand that we need to modernize. There is a need for machine tools and processing and fortunately Gombe State has been approved as part of the Special Agro-Processing Zone. It is one of the states where

“We have established an industrial park where we can process all the raw materials and agricultural products that are in the state. I think if all the states work together in tandem with the Federal Government, we can easily reach the destination Nigeria wants. ” he added.

Also commenting on the security challenges plaguing some parts of the country, the governor asked Kashim Shettima to find out more about what happened in Tudun Biri, Bokkos and Barikin Ladi in Kaduna. He commended President Tinubu for having the Vice President visit Kaduna and Plateau states. Local Government Areas of Plateau State.

“In my capacity as the Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, I would like to acknowledge the steps taken by the President to get to the root of what happened in these two states and his commitment to take appropriate action to prevent future incidents from occurring. I commend the President for his oath.''These incidents. Most of all, we are grateful for the support given to victims and survivors,” the governor said.

The Governor specifically referred to the plateau crisis and said there is a need to re-examine the immediate and remote causes to find lasting solutions.

“Despite the fact that this issue has existed for a long time, it is time for the parties concerned to hold a roundtable, tell each other the truth and take a cautious step to love each other. Until now, people They lived peacefully and went about their normal business.

“The main issues that seem to be allowing the problem to persist include issues such as farmer-herder conflicts and indigenous-settler conflicts. The country will not develop. After all, we here are the same family.

“Therefore, we offer our condolences to those who have lost loved ones. There is no reason why someone should go and take the life of a fellow human being, because we are not in a war situation. Retaliatory attacks aren't getting us anywhere, so what we need to focus on is understanding ourselves and knowing that there are leaders at all levels who can make complaints. We should develop the habit of loving each other and living in peace for the progress of all,” the Gombe State Governor advised.

He further told reporters that the visit to the seat of power was specifically to apprise President Tinubu of the achievements of the country under his leadership.

He said his administration is ready to translate more words into action to foster development in the state known as the Jewel of the Savannah.

Source: dailypost.ng

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