It was a celebration galore all through as Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, yesterday evening, hosted government officials, heads of security agencies, politicians and the business community to anniversary gala in commemoration of Nigeria’s 62nd independence day and the 26th anniversary since the creation of Gombe state.
The event, held at the Banquet Hall of the Government House, was attended by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Manassah Daniel Jatau, Speaker of Gombe State House of Assembly, Hon. Abubakar Mohammed Luggerewo, Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Joseph Awak, Heads of Security Agencies, SSG, Chief of Staff, Head of Service, Commissioners and Special Advisers as well All Progressives Congress APC stakeholders and members of Gombe business community among others.
The evening of entertainment kick off with the cutting of the anniversary cake made in ‘green white green’. Then followed the entertainment with several cultural groups performing to the delight of the audience. Guests were wowed with the sumptuous Nigerian dishes at the occasion!
In a brief remark, Governor Inuwa Yahaya reaffirmed his conviction that despite passing through thick and thin in its over six decades journey, Nigeria has attained greatness in many facets of human endeavours and the the citizens have every reason to celebrate this auspicious moment.
The governor also believes that Gombe State, after 26 years of existence as a full pledged entity today outshines many of its peers created together in October 1996.
He attributed the current Gombe State developmental status to the commitment of all the past and present crop of leaders who served in both military and democratic positions.
“Without commitment and resilience of some notable citizens who played key roles in their respective capacities to ensure Gombe attained state-hood status we wouldn’t be opportuned today to serve you as Governors; that is why we will consistently be praying for them for Allah to reward them for such sacrifice”.
The Gombe State Commissioner of Police, CP Ishola Babaita, who spoke on behalf of Heads of Security Agencies, commended the Governor for showing patriotism by organizing the anniversary events to mark both Nigeria’s 62nd and Gombe’s 26th days.
He also commended the Governor for his commitment to peace and security in Gombe State and for his constant support for the security agencies to facilitate their smooth operation in the state.
Ismaila Uba Misilli
( Press Affairs)