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Gombe to sustain top spot In Socio-Economic ranking – Gov Yahaya

Gombe State Governor Inuwa Yahaya, says his administration will continue to provide the enabling environment for businesses to thrive in the State. The Governor made…

Gombe State Governor Inuwa Yahaya, says his administration will continue to provide the enabling environment for businesses to thrive in the State.

The Governor made this known following the emergence of the state as the first among the 36 States in the socio-economic index compiled by an independent organization that provides insights into the socio-economic performance and risk profiles of Nigerian states.

Addressing State House Correspondents after he met behind closed doors with Vice President Kashim Shettima at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Governor Yahaya said,“ There is no magic about how we emerged as the best among our peers on the socio-economic index, there is no miracle it is just commitment, hard work and dedication.

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“Over the time, since I became Governor, I made sure that I maintain focus and a clear vision. We made sure we consistently monitored the progress of the State economically, vis-à-vis the needs of the people and the mood of the country.

“So all those things joined together gave us victory. Socio-economic development means every aspect of human development and I am very happy that effort we are making in Gombe is recognized and we remain focused and will consistently continue to deliver on the needs of our people.”

On the prevailing issue of inflation and food shortage, the Governor said the challenges are not peculiar to Nigeria but frantic efforts are being are being made by the Gombe State in collaboration with the federal government to ensure normalcy returns.

“Food crisis is not only prevalent in Nigeria it is obtained all over the world because of the challenges confronting the world but our own has its own peculiarities because of the insecurity that has bedeviled the North; especially North-West and North-East.

“That notwithstanding, we are making serious efforts to ensure that we restore normalcy by providing security to enable the people go back to their farms. So we have our own strategies for both the short medium and long term. Each State has its own but we have key into that of the federal government in order to ensure that very soon we overcome the challenges,” he said.

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