……..As Governor Umahi Pays Working Visit TO Jigawa State; Inaugurates Road Project
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, on Saturday, officially commissioned Babura Township roads in Jigawa State constructed by the Jigawa State Governor, Alh. Mohammed Badaru Abubakar.
Speaking during the official commissioning of the road project, Governor Umahi says he has observed that the All Progressives Congress is grossly under-reported in terms of the achievements of its leaders across the country.
Governor Umahi who was thrilled by the giant strides of the Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaju Mohammed Badaru commended him for working hard to complement the efforts of Mr. President in National development.
“We have served in various National assignments together and I have come to realize that this man called calculator is but a gift to the nation. Within my short stay in Jigawa, I have seen roads of great quality which means he is a man of quality, roads that will last for many years, roads that are well maintained over a total of a thousand six hundred kilometers, this is unprecedented, this is something to be very grateful to God. He is a man of character and content, this State has become the microcosm of the macrocosm that Nigeria is looking for and I am very proud of you”
He called for a show of patriotism by Nigerian leaders to restore the confidence of citizens in the leadership.
Governor Umahi who during the visit inaugurated some roads like the 12km obubara road and other projects executed by the Alhaji Mohammed Badaru Administration challenged other leaders to take a clue from Jigawa State to improve the lots of the people.
He appreciated the Governor for achieving all he achieved silently without castigating other leaders even those in the opposition parties.
Earlier, the Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Mohammed Badaru, lauded Governor David Nweze Umahi for the massive Development in Ebonyi State describing him as a man of the people.
He also applauded him for always standing for the peace and unity of Nigeria.
Governor Badaru attributed the Development in the States to regular assistance and interventions by the Federal Government and commended President Muhammadu Buhari for always being ready to assist State Governments develop on their own.
“There is no village, there is no city in Jigawa State that we can not point at least one project done by our Administration, we will continue to push, God’s willing, we will do more with your support.
“Our guest today shared a lot with me in common, first, we are all from the private sector. Second, his calculator is more powerful than mine.
“Even on our way coming, I have to learn a lot from him on the cost estimation of building roads with concrete that is cheaper, stronger and more life and if you have been to his place, you will see tremendously that what he has achieved is unprecedented”
“He is a man of courage, a man of the people, a man who cares always about the people.
“My good brother, the nation will remember what you have done and will remember your contribution in the NEC and will remember all you have contributed to moving this country forward and that is why today, we have him in my town to show him that he is part of me and I am part of him and that is why I bring him to my own town to commission these roads.
“Umahi has done so well in the development of his state that we have seen, I have visited and is so amazed and I am very sure that from the language and interaction that he is a man of good character.”