News Investigators/ The governor of Gombe State, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has returned to Gombe State after participating at the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), with mammoth crowd gathered to welcome him.
Mr Inuwa was on the entourage of President Bola Tinubu to the UNGA where he took part in significant engagements on the sideline of the global gathering that hold great benefits for the people of Gombe state and Northern Nigeria.
The Governor touched down at Gombe International Airport at 11: 55 am and was received by top government functionaries, politicians, thousands of residents and supporters, including students’ union and other associations in the state.
The Speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt.Hon. Abubakar Luggerewo and the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi led the dignitaries to receive the Governor on arrival.
In an interview with newmen, Governor Inuwa expressed optimism regarding the positive outcomes expected from his international engagements with development partners. These partnerships, according to the governor, would bring significant benefits to Gombe state and the northern region.
Speaking on his recent victory at the election petition tribunal, the Governor described the judgment as a resounding affirmation of the people’s decision made in the last election, while extending his heartfelt gratitude to the citizens of Gombe State for their unwavering support especially in his administration’s quest to address the socio-economic challenges facing the state.
Responding to a question concerning the provision of Compressed Natural Gas buses to mitigate the impact of the removal of fuel subsidy, Governor Inuwa Yahaya emphasized the importance of embracing CNG technology.
He pledged that the state would embrace the new technology in line with President Tinubu’s desire for Nigeria to harness the potential of natural gas to reduce transportation costs.
Upon his arrival at the Government House, the Governor addressed a jubilant crowd of supporters who gathered to welcome him where he expressed gratitude for the show of love and support by the people of Gombe State, promising to continue to work hard to ensure that the state moves forward.
He expressed gratitude for the warm reception accorded him following his vacation, and extensive national and international engagements, reassuring the people of more dividends of democracy.
He also expressed his appreciation for the peaceful conduct of the residents of the state while he was away, and commended the State House of Assembly for the smooth screening of the Commissioner-nominees and other activities of the house.
“With the screening of the commissioner- nominees already conducted, now that we are back, we are fully ready to hit the ground running in solving challenges and moving our state forward,” Governor Inuwa Yahaya stated.
The Governor reiterated his commitment to promoting peace and unity in the state, even as he urged everyone to continue to work together for the common good of the people.
He used the occasion to congratulate, once more, the people of the state for witnessing Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Day celebration and the 27th anniversary of the state.