From Segun Babatunde in Gombe
Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya ( Dan Majen Gombe) has received a delegation from Vanguard Media Limited, owners and operators of famous Vanguard Newspaper, who came to present to him, a letter of notification of conferment of Award as Vanguard Governor of the Year 2021.
The delegation, led by the Chairman of the Editorial Board of the media outfit, Ocherome Nnana, also included the Northern Regional Editor, Soni Daniel and Business Editor, Emeka Anaeto.
Vanguard’s award to Governor Inuwa is in recognition of his sterling leadership, superlative performance and uncommon commitment to industrial, infrastructural and human capital development of Gombe State.
The Newspaper particularly acknowledged the Governor’s transformational leadership, fiscal reengineering, speedy completion of several uncompleted projects inherited from previous administration, reducing of backlog of pension/ gratuity as well as execution of various physical and social infrastructural projects across the nooks and crannies of Gombe State.
It also cited Inuwa’s giant strides in the health sector, especially the revitalization of PHCs across all the political wards of the state as well as reconstruction and upgrade of general hospitals among others.
Governor Inuwa while responding, appreciated the honour, which he said will spur him to do more in service to humanity.
He later granted an exclusive interview to the editorial team which will be relayed later.
It will be recalled that just recently, the Lagos based tabloid announced Governor Inuwa as its 2021 Governor of the Year with the main presentation holding at an elaborate ceremony later in March.
The justification by the national daily to have the name of the Gombe State Governor engraved in its hall of fame is not only systematic but pragmatic given the Inuwa’s legendary leadership disposition to place Gombe State on the path of sustainable social, economic and infrastructural development.
The Governor was joined at the brief ceremony by the Senator representing Gombe North, Sen. Saidu Ahmed Alkali, Hon. Commissioner of Finance and Economic Development, Muhammad Gambo Magaji, Special Adviser on Budget Planning and Development Partners Coordination, Dr. Ishiyaku Mohammed and his Abuja Liaison counterpart, Usman Aliyu Garry, Acting State Accountant General, Aminu Yuguda among other aides.