Duguri District in Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State, the hometown of Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed was agog as the governor visited the area for the first time since after his election as the governor.
The Governor was in his hometown to attend a special Walima organized by the Kaura Mobilization Committee for his victory in the last gubernatorial election where the event witnessed large crowd of people.
Speaking at the occasion, Governor Bala Mohammed who is the Dangaladima of Duguri, said the need for the entire members of the community to rally round his administration is necessary.
While expressing concern over the numerous challenges affecting critical sectors in the state, said his administration will work round the clock to ensure the progress of the state.
On the 2020 budget as he signed into law recently, the Governor said the budget captured massive renovation and construction of primary and secondary schools as well as healthcare centers, insisting that payment of workers salaries will not be an achievement of his administration.
He expressed gratitude to the organizers of the reception for finding him worthy, and reassured people of the state of equal opportunity in the distribution of projects without without bias.
On insecurity in some parts of Duguri district, the governor warned local security committees in the area against hiding criminals in their domains as any one found wanting will be dealt accordingly.
Mohammed to this end, directed the District Head of Duguri to ensure the protection of lives and property of his subjects as being the Kaura of Bauchi will take legal action against unpatriotic citizens.
In a key note address, the Speaker, State House of Assembly, Abubakar Suleiman, while describing Governor Bala Mohammed as an excellent achiever who excelled in various positions he hold, reaffirmed the lawmaker’s support to his administration beneficial to the citizenry.
Other speakers including the Caretaker Chairman of Alkaleri Local Government, Yusuf Garba and the District Head of Duguri, Ibrahim Y M Baba highlighted the leadership qualities of the governor and expressed satisfaction with the projects currently embarked upon by his administration.
Earlier, the Chairman, Organizing Committee for the special reception, Ibrahim Zailani, said the event was organized to express gratitude to Almighty Allah for his emergence as the executive governor of the state.
Zailani on behalf of the Duguri community described as a landmark achievement of the governor the ongoing construction of road linking Alkaleri and Tafawa Balewa Local Government Areas.
The State First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Bala Mohammed had earlier before the arrival of the governor at the venue flagged off the distribution of empowerment facilities beneficial to women and children under her pet project, Almuhibba.