- Governor Bala Mohammed has unveiled his administration's blueprint
- The governor also promised to conduct local government election in July
- According to him, conduct of local government elections will deepen democracy by bringing government closer to the people
Bauchi state governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed today unveiled his administration's blueprint and roadmap for a greater Bauchi state, where he also promised to conduct local government election in July.
The governor unveiled this at the opening ceremony of a 2 days retreat programme for members of the state executive council, special advisers, permanent secretaries, former heads of ministerial department and political appointees holding at Bauchi state University Gadau.
He noted that conducting the local government elections will deepen democracy by bringing government closer to the people and allowing them to take charge of decisions that affect their lives.
Legit.ng reporter in Bauchi, Sani Hamza Funtua reports that governor Bala Mohammed said he has already engaged Professionals in conducting needs assessments on the challenges facing each critical sector of the economy with a view to repositioning the state and its economy.
He said his cardinal plans for Bauchi project is to ensure improvement in governance, agricultural transformation, vigorous promotion of agro-allied industries, revenue boost, improved healthcare delivery, rural transformation and return to Due process.
The governor said the key components of his administration's agricultural transformation is building the agricultural sector by targeting and developing five high potential value chains of rice, sesame, sorghum, groundnuts, and ruminants.
On meeting the challenges of Healthcare Delivery, Governor Bala Mohammed said since inception, the current administration has shown exemplary leadership and demonstrated uncommon commitment to make tangible progress in improving health and well being of the citizens.
According to him, the administration had paid counterpart contributions and fulfilled all other commitments to development patners in the health sector in the previous years and pledged to widen the scope of the patnerships.
On Educational Planning, he said a comprehensive database of both staff and students will be in place before the end of the year 2020 in order to facilitate decision making in more accurate, effective and easy to carry out.
On road projects, the governor said the retreat will review the uncompleted and abandoned projects so as to establish a dependable project execution template with inbuilt checks and balances.
Governor Bala Mohammed said in addition to the Bauchi Urban water projects, government will provide adequate water to all the Local Government Headquarters and rural areas including the Wash through relevant agencies.
To run an inclusive administration, he said his administration will renovate 20 Local Government Secretariats, conduct Local Government elections and renovation of palaces of District Heads in recognition of the strategic importance of traditional institutions as custodians of values and traditions.
On Information and Communications, the governor expressed concern that Bauchi Radio Corporation and Bauchi Television Authority are currently working with obsolete equipment, saying that already his administration will ensure their full digitization.
On Budget and Economic Planning, he described planning as the most critical instrument for achieving growth and development, assuring that the state government will continue to exploit all available windows of opportunities in accessing International Aids and Grants from Donor Agencies and other Multilateral Organizations.
He said to ensure good governance, accountability, and transparency in doing government business, the state fiscal laws will be reviewed in line with global best practices in addition to reorganizing the state Bureau of public procurement to improve procurement processes.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Bauchi state government discovered not less than 596 dead persons on its payroll after an investigation to verify the Bank Verification Number (BVN) of workers.
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