The Governor of Gombe, Inuwa Yahaya, has said his vision for the state is to fast-track its development into becoming a model for other states.
Yahaya said this in Gombe on Tuesday while inaugurating the state’s advisory council, according to The Cable.
The governor said his administration conceived a comprehensive 10-year development plan known as DEVAGOM, to attain this objective.
He said the formation of the council showed his administration’s commitment to collaborate with citizens and other critical stakeholders to achieve development.
He stated, “I believe we can embark on a transformative journey to turn challenges into opportunities and provide effective solutions to the problems facing Gombe state.
“By fostering an environment that nurtures innovation and embraces diversity, we will create a thriving ecosystem where every citizen can flourish.
“Upholding the principles of equity and justice, we will ensure that Gombe state stands as an exemplary model for the entire nation.
“Together, let us forge ahead, guided by our collective vision, to build a state that not only meets the needs of its people but also inspires and sets new benchmarks for progress and prosperity.
“You, as trusted members, will serve as the driving force behind our shared vision.
“Your invaluable recommendations and insights will shape the formulation of impactful policies, transformative initiatives, and progressive programmes that are essential for fostering inclusive development, sustainable peace, robust economic growth and long-term prosperity.
“Through your guidance, we will chart a course towards a future that uplifts every citizen and ensures a thriving and harmonious Gombe state for generations yet unborn.”