– The governor has executed over 370 projects in the last 3 and half years
By Abdulkareem Haruna
Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state had recently demonstrated a high sense of national patriotism when he urged the federal government of Nigeria to assume the ownership of three major state projects initiated and completed by his administration.
The governor has executed over 370 projects that spread across various sectors of human endeavors.
Mr. Buni made this uncommon offer for the good of the country and the people of Northeast when he hosted President Muhammadu Buhari, who was in the state for a two-day official visit.
The star projects are the newly completed multi-billion nairas, first of its kind, international cargo airport, the Yobe state Teaching hospital and Maternity, NewBorn, and the pediatric Healthcare Complex.
Governor Buni was evident in his offer to the federal government, as he called on the president “to approve the take over of the Yobe State University Teaching Hospital as Maternity, Newborn and pediatric Healthcare Complex.”
“Similarly, the Yobe International Cargo Airport is the only cargo airport in the region that can serve and promote economic activities in the northeast. It is in this regard that I also humbly request the federal government, under your able leadership, to take over the airport for the benefit of the people of the region.
The multi-billion naira cargo was on Monday officially commissioned by the president, whose aircraft landed there as a demonstration of the readiness of the facility to commence its services.
One of Governor Buni’s cardinal agendas for the state and the subregion, in general, was to stimulate economic growth and sustainability of the state and the subregion. It was for this reason that Governor Buni had, at the inception of his administration, embarked on the building of ultra-modern markets across the state, with the Damaturu Ultramodern market taking the lead as the largest that will boost the local economy and promote international trade.
The Humanitarian Times can recall that the market construction commenced in October 20199 when it was awarded at the cost of ₦2.8 billion to one Euro Africa Energy.
The 500-shop capacity market is equipped with an abattoir, administrative building, convenience, vehicle parking spaces, perimeter fencing, and dual gates for entrance and exit. The market also has concrete pavements, mosques, tarred roads and drainage, electrification fittings, a water supply system, a fire service, and a police outpost.
The President proceeded to commission 2,685 mass housing units constructed by Gov Mai Mala Buni across Yobe state.
President Buhari, who also commissioned another lineup of completed projects, commended the governor for achieving a lot for the state. He promised to look at some of the demands made to him.
The Humanitarian Times was duly informed that the Governor had executed 375 projects spread across Yobe.