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Gover­nor Inuwa Ya­haya Pre­sides over State Ex­ec­u­tive Coun­cil Meet­ing

- Business · Nigeria News · Education · Gombe State

The Gombe State Ex­ec­u­tive Counci has ap­proved the sum of one hun­dred and ninety eight mil­lion Naira for the de­sign of Gombe In­dus­trial Park mas­ter plan in Wa­jari district of Yal­matu Deba Lo­cal Govern­ment Area of the state.

The meet­ing which was chaired by the State Gover­nor also con­sid­ered some ma­jor steps to fur­ther im­prove on the ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor.

Brief­ing Jour­nal­ists on the out­come of the 7th edi­tion of the coun­cil’s meet­ing, the Gombe State Com­mis­sioner of In­for­ma­tion, Ibrahim Al­has­san Kwami along­side his coun­ter­parts in Ed­u­ca­tion, Dr. Habu Dahiru and Com­merce, In­dus­try and Tourism, Nasiru Mo­hammed Aliyu said is­sues dis­cussed at the Coun­cil were geared to­wards up­lift­ing the eco­nomic and ed­u­ca­tional stan­dards of the peo­ple of the State.

Speak­ing in spe­cific terms, the Com­mis­sioner of Com­merce, In­dus­try and Tourism, Nasiru Mo­hammed Aliyu said the mas­ter plan for the Gombe In­dus­trial Park will be de­signed in such a man­ner that it can ac­com­mo­date agro al­lied in­dus­tries and other com­pa­nies for the over­all ben­e­fit of the peo­ple.

He said so far over thirty com­pa­nies have ap­plied for space in the Gombe in­dus­trial park which is ex­pected to run an open door pol­icy for the in­ter­ested in­vestors will­ing to do busi­ness in the State.

Al­haji Nasiru Aliyu said the state Govern­ment is in­ter­ested in do­ing busi­ness with com­pa­nies who are will­ing and able to carry out their ac­tiv­i­ties in the State ir­re­spec­tive of their place of ori­gin”.

The Com­mis­sioner said the State Govern­ment is tak­ing ad­van­tage of the Dandinkowa Hy­dropower plant through a power pur­chase agree­ment with the power providers.

In his own re­mark, the State Com­mis­sioner of Ed­u­ca­tion, Dr. Habu Dahiru said Coun­cil has also ap­proved the con­ver­sion of some schools across the 3 se­na­to­rial zones in the state to Special schools that will pro­vide the op­por­tu­nity for proper use of avail­able teach­ers as well as to cre­ate a plat­form for stu­dents in such schools to com­pete with their coun­ter­parts across the coun­try.

These special schools as ex­plained by Dr. Habu Dahiru in­clude Govern­ment Sci­ence Sec­ondary School Kal­tungo in Gombe south, Govern­ment Sec­ondary School Dukku in Gombe north and Govern­ment Sec­ondary School Dadinkowa from Gombe cen­tral while Govern­ment Girls Sec­ondary School Doma will carter for Gombe me­trop­o­lis.

The Com­mis­sioner said the special schools will be given ad­e­quate at­ten­tion to be able to pro­duce stu­dents who will be fill­ing the state’s quota in the Nige­rian uni­ver­si­ties and other higher in­sti­tu­tions.

He said the present ad­min­is­tra­tion un­der the lead­er­ship of Gover­nor Muham­madu Inuwa Ya­haya is giv­ing pri­or­ity at­ten­tion to girl-child in an ef­fort to en­cour­age young girls to at­tain their full po­ten­tials.

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