It is the dream of every state across the federation to produce President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. that is why they are struggling to have their own controlling the nation’s highest position.
In the case of Bauchi state where the incumbent Governor Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir happened to be regarded as the best candidate to compete favourably with everyone in the 2023 presidential election considering his national recognition and influence in Nigerian politics.This is evident if you take a look at series of national engagements with Bala Mohammed among the critical stakeholders.
One may be surprise on why Bauchi state is not encouraging his presidential candidacy despite trending of calls, well-wishing and posts billings in some parts of the country where different groups are registering their support for the Governor to run for the apex position.
The story is different in the angle of Bauchi state as most of the teaming populace are strongly on the opinion of supporting the Governor’s second tenure to allow him consolidate on the achievements being recorded in various sectors. in less than two years he spreaded the provision of physical infrastructure across all the twenty local government areas.
It was the Governor’s fire brigade approach in addressing infrastructural deficit in the past growing metropolitan city of the state capital that brought fear in the minds of the citizens that if such effort is not sustain and the state urban renewal policy designed by the administration is also not fully Implemented, only God knows when the state will witness similar progressive minded Governor like Bala Muhammed who is championing these courses
For decades, the limited infrastructural facilities in the state capital were overstretched by influx of migrants and past growing population due to insecurity in the Northeastern subregion and migration of those looking for Greener pasture. These neccessited the provision of more access roads, improved water supply and healthcare Services not only in the city centres but across the twenty local government areas.
In few days, the much awaited multi-billion naira metropolitan water expansion project is expected to be Commissioned. Under the project, all the remote parts of Bauchi town including the densely populated Yelwa, Bayara, Wuntin Dada, Miri, Dungal, Tirwun and Inkil areas willl be enjoying uninterrupted potable water supply characterised as unprecedented in the history of the state.
Thirteen out of the thirty three road construction projects awarded by the administration across the twenty Local Government areas were successfully completed with most of the remaining ones at the completion stage. All the works are being executed under strict adherence to contract specifications and inline with global based practice and price competitiveness.
Also, part of the reasons that all the progressive minded citizens of Bauchi state would support the continuity this administration is the award of over six billion naira contract for upgrading the State Government House established few years after the first republic by the former military administration which remains the only one with the unfavorable condition compare to it counterparts across the country. If completed, the proposed modern Government House will project the good image of the state and facilitate smooth conduct of government business.
It is the administration of Governor Bala that Rehabilitated over 200 Primary Healthcare Centres across the state, upgraded General Hospitals, renovate and Constructed thousands of classrooms in a bid to provide conducive learning environment.
There are various Economic Empowerment Programmes introduced by the government such as distribution of one thousand Tricycle machines and two hundred and fifty commercial busses worth over five hundred million naira aimed at improving socioeconomic activities in the state. Plans are under way to provide soft loan to traders, artisans and small scale business operators
No one is expecting such performance in the short period of the former FCT minister in view of the tradition of the every newly elected governments whom are of the habit of spending substantial part of their tenures blaming the out gone administrations instead of focusing on initiating policies and Programmes that would add value to the lives of the citizens.
In several occasions, Governor Bala Muhammad has made it clear that all the projects being executed were part of the blue print designed even before the emergence of his administration. The secret behind the meritorious services of the government is attributed to adherence to this initiative and sincerely of purpose.
The concerned citizens of Bauchi State are now eager to witness the last day of the consecutive 8 years Bala Mohammed led administration to see how his ambitions would be translated to reality. That is why his second term is mostly prepared as against those calling him to contest the presidential position.
With Governor Bala Mohammed as the Executive Governor of Bauchi State, the state has the potential of regaining it lost glory.