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Governor Inuwa Yahaya Presides over State Executive Council Meeting


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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