Gombe State Governor-elect, Alhaji Mohammed Inuwa Yahaya has expressed sadness over the uncooperative attitude of Government officials to his transition committee in the course of their assignment.
Gombe Gov.-Elect slams incumbent, Dankwambo, over handover note
Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya was particularly sad that the Dankwambo administration has not redeemed its promises of providing its handing over note to the transition committee up till Saturday afternoon.
The Governor-elect made his feelings known during the presentation of the transition and sectoral committees’ reports as well as the inauguration of the committee for his swearing-in billed for 29th May, 2019.
According to him, the Dankwambo led Government did not give the needed co-operation to the transition committee to have direct first hand information to enable it gather data for the use of the committee.
According to him, “worst of all, the Dankwambo administration has not even fulfilled its promise to make available to the transition committee its hand-over notes up to this afternoon”.
He regretted that “as a result of this, I understand that most sectoral committees had to rely on interpersonal relationship with Government functionaries, their past experiences, and their personal knowledge of operating circumstances among other things to produce their respective sectoral reports”.
The Governor-elect however commended the Dankwambo Government for providing office accommodation to the transition committee and meeting rooms for some of the sectoral committees.
The Governor-elect then inaugurated the swearing-in committee for his inauguration on 29th May, 2019 under the Chairmanship of former Deputy Governor of the State, Senator Joshua Lidani. He is to be deputized by Alhaji Abubakar Muazu Hassan while Ibrahim Dasuki Jalo Waziri will serve as the committee’s secretary.
Earlier, chairman of the transition committee, Alhaji Mohammed Kabir Ahmed, called on the Governor-elect to convene a town hall meeting to explain the State of affairs and challenges of the State to the people of the State based on the committee’s findings.
According to him, “the expectations of the people of the State are so high; you must seek support of all on how to implement your programmes and projects.