President Buhari To Commission Yobe Int. Airport, Maternity, Schools, Market
By Usman Bello, Damaturu
Yobe state Governor His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni CON, said, President Muhammadu Buhari, is to commission the Yobe International Cargo Airport, Schools and Nigeria’s largest Maternal and Child Healthcare Complex at the State Teaching Hospital in Damaturu.
Gov. Buni stated this today during a courtesy call paid on him by officials of GSM traders and technicians association.
He said the projects have been completed and ready for inauguration at a date to be announced later.
Gov. Buni said 300,000 youth are to benefit from the empowerment programme of the state government.
“The state Ministry of Wealth Creation and Empowerment was established to provide youth with employment opportunities, government is making adequate provisions for the empowerment” he said.
The Governor also assured that the inauguration of the completed projects would enhance economic empowerment with a value chain benefit to the people.
He said the GSM sellers and technicians will be allocated shops in each of the modern markets and supported with advanced technical knowledge.
Gov. Buni charged the association to collaborate with the state Ministry of Wealth Creation and the Yobe Information Technology Development Agency (YITDA).
“We have a young and vibrant Director General heading YITDA who will support you in training and other technical skills to fast track your technical expertise to expand your trade” he said.
Governor Buni supported the association with a bus vehicle and 10 shops at the newly inaugurated Ahmad Lawan Modern Market in Gashua.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation, Alh. Malam Ali, commended Governor Buni for the goodwill and support rendered to the association and others.
“Your goodwill has supported us to expand our businesses.
“Our members benefitted from loan facilities which were later written off, for us to expand and grow, we remain grateful and appreciative of all your laudable efforts.
‘The support has provided us with a trade of integrity and we have sanitized the system for us to be respected by the society” Malami said.