Bauchi revives ailing companies
From Sule Aliyu, Bauchi
Governor Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad of Bauchi State, has promised to revive ailing industries across the state for eventual privatization.
Governor Muhammad at a media chat with journalists to mark his one year in office anniversary, held at Command Guest House Bauchi, listed the industries to include, Bauchi Allin Cable, Misau Ceramic Factory, Bauchi Meat Factory, Bauchi Fertilizer Company, Bauchi Furniture Company, Azare Flour Mills, Bauchi State Waste Recycling Plant, BauchiState Agricultural Supply Company (BASAC) and Zaranda International Hotel among others.
Muhammad said that his administration during its past one year of stewardship awarded contracts on various development projects worth over N45 billion, stressing that all the awarded contracts followed due procurement process.
He attributed the tremendous achievements the administration recorded within this short period of assumption to office to the support of cabinet members, legislature, people of the state, and above all the support of Almighty Allah.
“We are therefore appreciative of the State House of Assembly irrespective of our political differences, have been able to look at what is on the ground, the decision of the people of Bauchi, to put aside political differences and work with the government in a manner that we were able to provide all these projects and programmes,” he stated.
The governor assured that his government would continue to harmoniously work with all the critical stakeholders for the benefit of the electorate who voted them into power.
Senator Bala Muhammad also commended journalists for being with the government all through despite what he termed as misgivings of the doubting thomasses that his government was able to do much.
“As a mirror of the society through which everyone see himself or herself, you know it all and out of humility and modesty, we don’t want to say that we achieve so much, we don’t want praise-sing ourselves, so with these I would say that we have done our own.”