From: DUTSE SULEIMAN
Former PDP government headed by former governor Sule Lamido has handed over the mantle of leadership of the state to the elected APC government headed by Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar with N105.4b liabilities, the Acting governor, Alh. Lawal Abdu disclosed.
This comprised N13.7b for Dutse International Airport Project, and N91.7b contractual liabilities.
Speaking while handing over to the Governor-elect, Abdu said valued of all the on-going capital projects yet to be completed stood at N13.6b.
Others include contractual liabilities on various roads construction that were on various stages of completion valued at N91.6b.
According to him, the on-going projects were classified into four categories based on their level of completion, and these are projects yet to commence which stood at N10.6b, while projects between one per cent up to thirty per cent stages of completion were valued at N52.2b.
Others include projects between 31-50 per cent stages of completion stood at N3.9b, while projects that reaches fifty stages of completion were valued at N24.9b.
The hand over notes which was summerized into seven chapters was comprised of Basic Information regarding the state from inception to date, development policies, and programs of jigawa state government.
Other chapters dwelt on public expenditure and financial management, information on the general activities of the state fifteen Ministries, Agencies, and Parastatals, among others.
The Acting governor, Alh. Lawal Abdu described the handing over notes to Governor elect, Alh. Badaru Abubakar as yet a landmark advancement of the yearnings and aspirations of the jigawa populace which he hope the Governor-elect will study carefully as a guiding principle for continuity.
Responding, Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar assured the people of jigawa state a purposeful and dynamic leadership.
“I will like to assure the good people of jigawa state that the APC government will run an open door policy, and will accomodate all and sundry”
On key areas to accord priority include Education, Water and Sanitation, Commerce, and Human development.
Prominent dignitaries that graced the historical event at the Aminu Kano Triangle Dutse include invited diplomats from Turkey, Spain, Sudan, Niger Republic, among other business communities from far and near.