Gombe Governor Inaugurates Special Honorary Advisory Council


…Poised To Turn Gombe Challenges Into Opportunities

Governor Inuwa Yahaya,  has inaugurated a 10-member special Honourary Advisory Council to guide the implementation of his government’s good policies and programmes in Gombe State.

The committee which comprises seasoned technocrats and well-accomplished experts and professionals in various fields of human endeavour, is the first of its kind in the history of Gombe State.

Speaking during the inauguration ceremony held at the Government House Gombe, Governor Inuwa Yahaya restated his commitment towards actualisation of the historic Development Plan for Gombe State tagged Devagom which provides a holistic roadmap for the sustainable development of the state from 2021 to 2030.

Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya

The Governor said the formation of the council was informed by his government’s commitment to consult and collaborate with its citizens towards “harnessing the collective wisdom and expertise of Gombe State’s most exceptional people, who have consistently demonstrated outstanding accomplishments across diverse fields of human endeavour.

“Since assuming office in 2019, our administration has consistently exemplified its unwavering commitment to stakeholder engagement and knowledge-driven policy-making. From meticulously conducting a thorough ‘Needs Assessment’ of our state to successfully conceiving and producing a comprehensive 10-year development plan (DEVAGOM), which is the first of its kind in the history of our dear state as well as pursuing its vigorous implementation over the last four years.

“With a strong sense of confidence in your wise counsel, I believe we can embark on a transformative journey to turn challenges into opportunities and provide effective solutions to the problems facing Gombe State”, he remarked.

Governor Inuwa called on the members of the advisory council to lend their wealth of experience and expertise towards uplifting Gombe State to greater heights.

Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya with Special Honorary Advisory Committee

The governor announced the membership of the council to include: Prof. Idris Mohammed who serves as Chairman; Dr. Ibrahim Jalo Daudu; Mal. Muhammad-Kabir Ahmad; Prof. Baba Yusuf Abubakar; Dr. Mika Ismaila Jimeta; Prof. Fatima B.J. Sawa; Engr. Saidu Aliyu Mohammed; Arc. Suleiman Moh’d Kumo; Engr. Abubakar Bappah and Dr. Mu’azu Shehu of the Research and Documentation Unit Government House who serves as Secretary.

On its terms of reference, governor Inuwa stated that the council was set up “to provide specialists and strategic advice on any aspect of Governance; advice on policy frameworks and implementation strategies for the actualization of Gombe State Development Plan 2021 – 2030 and to identify gaps in skills and competencies and advice Government on how to mitigate and bridge them”. In addition, the advisory council is expected to submit quarterly reports and any other advice for the Governor’s consideration and implementation.

Responding on behalf of the members of the council, Professor Idris Mohammed thanked Governor Inuwa Yahaya for the confidence reposed in them, assuring to do their best in meeting the council’s mandates.


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