Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has said despite all the challenges confronting Nigeria, “there is so much to celebrate, particularly the fact that we are still together as an entity and hopeful that the lofty height of greatness we covet is still within our reach to accomplish.”
This was contained in a message to mark Nigeria’s 62nd Independence anniversary and the 26th anniversary of the creation of Gombe state.
According to a press statement issued by the director-general (press affairs), Government House, Ismaila Uba Misilli, the governor urged the citizenry not to despair, but to keep hope alive in the quest to build a prosperous state and nation “as envisioned by our founding fathers.”
According to the governor, though Nigeria is passing through tough times occasioned by insecurity, the socio-economic effect of the war in Ukraine among others, the challenges confronting the nation are not insurmountable.
He urged the people of Gombe state and Nigerians in general to rekindle their hopes and renew their commitments and love for the country.
He noted that “despite all the challenges facing the country right now, there is so much to celebrate, particularly the fact that we are still together as an entity and hopeful that the lofty height of greatness we covet is still within our reach to accomplish.”
“For us in Gombe state, it is a double celebration; we are marking the 62nd independence as a nation and the 26th year anniversary of the creation of our drear state.
“Upon assuming office in May 2019, I emphasised the importance of eschewing short-term expediency and gains, and instead was committed to implementing long-term solutions to deeply complex development problems. I firmly believe that by introducing better ways of doing things in government, we will not only address difficult developmental challenges, but also establish a solid foundation for long lasting prosperity, peace and progress in our dear state.”