*72,000 students body endorses Governor Inuwa, promises to galvanise support for victory ahead saturday’s elections
By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The Gombe State Students’ Association (GOSSA), has endorsed Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for second term ahead of Saturday’s Governorship and State House of Assembly elections.
A statement signed by the Director-General (Press Affairs), Government House Gombe, Ismaila Uba Misilli, dated Tuesday March 7, 2023, said that the 72,000- member students body also expressed satisfaction with the Governor’s friendly disposition to the overall welfare and well-being of students of Gombe State origin.
Speaking during a well attended solidarity visit on the Governor, GOSSA President, Comrade Mohammed Hinna thanked Governor Inuwa Yahaya for always prioritising needs of the students with a clear foresight that the youths are the leaders of tomorrow.
He explained that aside from payment of students’ bursary allowances, the Governor has equally appointed 3 Special Assistants on Students’ Affairs from the three Senatorial Districts.
Comrade Hinna commended the Governor for providing GOSSA with a new bus to assist the association in the day to day running of its activities.
He assured that his members will deploy all necessary machineries to galvanise support towards the seamless and overwhelming victory of Governor Inuwa Yahaya.
Responding, Governor Inuwa Yahaya thanked the students for their understanding, cooperation and support to the present administration in the state, saying his government will continuously support them to actualize their aspirations.
He explained that the decision by his administration to appoint Special Assistants on Students’ Affairs was to serve as a link between the students and the government for effective service delivery.
The Governor recalled that his administration was able to provide an operational vehicle to GOSSA in order to coordinate their activities thereby linking them with the wider world.
He said the presentation of 370,000 naira and a laptop to each of the 63 law graduates is a demonstration of his administration’s commitment to the welfare of students in the state.
To this end, the Governor directed the Commissioners of Higher Education and Finance to release the sum of 315 million naira for the payment of outstanding students’ scholarship in the state.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya called on the students to come out enmasse and vote for the All Progressives Congress in the Saturday Governorship and State House of Assembly elections in the state.
Earlier in his address of welcome, the Director General, Gombe State APC Campaign Council, Barrister Zubair Mohammed Umar thanked the Gombe State Students for identifying with the laudable programmes of Governor Inuwa Yahaya.
He said in the last three and a half years, the Governor has performed credibly well in delivering dividends of democracy to all sections of the State, and therefore called on the Students body not to be swayed by the antics of the opposition parties.
He explained that apart from the earth shaking infrastructural development like the Muhammadu Buhari Industrial Park, the Governor has equally enthroned an atmosphere of peace and tranquility in the State.