Actions Taken By Gov Bello In My Absence Remain Valid – Buni

The Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni has lauded the Federal Executive Council (FEC) for the express approval of ₦18 billion which was made to the state as a refund for the construction of five new federal roads.

Buni, in a statement by his Director-General, Press and Media Affairs, Alhaji Mamman Mohammed, in Damaturu on Thursday had pledged to make judicious use of the refunded money.

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He said the refund would provide the state government with opportunities to execute projects that would improve the lives of the people.

“I want to specially commend Mr. President and members of the Federal Executive Council for the sense of fairness to Yobe.

“The refunds would finance other projects that would impact positively on the lives of our people.

“Government would direct the resources into education, healthcare delivery, water supply, employment opportunities, and other infrastructure to improve the lives of our people,” the governor said.

He explained that such understanding between the state and federal governments would spur the state to commit more resources to federal projects with a direct bearing on the lives of the people.

The FEC on Wednesday approved ₦477 billion to 24 states as refunds for the construction and maintaining federal roads.

In another report, the Governor had appealed to the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Yobe State University chapter to consider calling off its ongoing solidarity strike which was embarked upon by its national body two months ago.

The governor, made this appeal when he hosted members of the union as well as the university management in a meeting on Saturday.

Governor Buni who was represented by the Secretary to State Government, Baba Malam Wali, told the university staff that the meeting was convened to appeal to the union to review its earlier decision of joining the ongoing nationwide strike embarked upon by their national body as a mark of solidarity.


Africa Today News, New York

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