By; MOHAMMED KAWU, Bauchi
People of Kirfi and Alkaleri Local Government Areas of Bauchi State have thumped up for the state government for currently reactivating electricity supply system in Guyaba village, and reconstruction of a washed-away bridge along Alkaleri – Futuk road in the state.
The people of Kirfi while receiving the Democratic Enlightenment Initiative (DEI) in Kirfi, recalled that they have for eight consecutive years consistently appealled to the immediate past administration in the state to reactivate the supply system with the appeals falling on deep ears.
According to the Kirfi Council Caretaker Chairman, Mustapha Aliyu, the Guyaba electricity supply system provides power to a number of villages that include Tubule, Bale, Lome, among others, stressing that the system would boost economic activities of the people in the area.
Alhaji Mustapha Aliyu also told DEI that Kirfi Local Government Caretaker Committee has no sooner than its inauguration reactivated most of the boreholes water supply system especially those in primary schools in the area and the council secretariat.
Aliyu, who explained that Kirfi council accords utmost priority to the education sector, pledged the people’s unalloyed support to the state government under Governor Mohammed Abubakar whom, he opined, would rule the state for two consecutive terms of eight years.
DEI, at Kirfi neighbouring council of Alkaleri, was tumultuously received by the people with pomp and pageantry following the recent repairs on broken down bridge along Alkaleri – Futuk road that serves as the link between the two-sister states of Bauchi and Gombe.
Receiving DEI at the Alkaleri council secretariat, the chairman, Dahiru Maina Futuk recalled that APC inherited a ratchet government bogged down by an empty treasury, backlog of four months’ salary arrears owed civil servants, coupled with infrastructural decay.
The chairman, who was represented by his deputy, Kawu Mohammed Liman, expressed optimism that Governor Mohammed Abubakar would abundantly shower democracy dividends on the people of the state, and called for prayers for God to salvage the country from the current economic recession.
Also speaking, one of the DEI directors, Hon. Isa Mohammed Nasarawa disclosed that over 300 agricultural trucks provided to the state by the Chinese Republic are on board to Bauchi, stressing that the trucks would boost rainy and dry season farming in the state.
Nasarawa also revealed that the M. A. Foundation now on stream would expose unemployed youth to skills acquisition programme of the government, as well as foot scholarship bills for both youth and women who gained admission into educational institutions across the country.
Hon. Isa Nasarawa noted that with drop in oil prices in the international market, the 13% derivations being enjoyed by oil producing state will drastically drop down, as Customs service, FIRS and Agriculture takes centre stage in in revenue generation to the nation’s coffers.
DEI Chairman, Aliyu Ibrahim had separately told the Kirfi and Alkaleri councils that his organization is poised to educate people on policies and programmes of government, as it disabuse their minds on negative propaganda campaigns to tarnish government’s image.
By; MOHAMMED KAWU, Bauchi