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Buni sworn-in as 4th elected Yobe Gov.



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By Bala Dauda Damaturu


Alhaji Mai Mala Buni has been inaugurated as the fourth democratically elected governor of Yobe.

Our correspondent reports that Justice Gumna Kaigama, the state Chief Judge, administered oath of office to the governor.

Speaking at the inauguration in Damaturu on Monday, Buni thanked the people of the state for finding him worthy of re-election for second term in office.

“ We are, indeed, very grateful. I extend hands of fellowship to all and sundry to join us in the task of building our dear State.

“ It is a duty we must discharge with dignity and honour. We are first and foremost collective stakeholders dedicated to making Yobe State peaceful and prosperous, irrespective of any differences,” he said.

The governor noted that his first tenure had recorded tremendous success in security, health care, agriculture, commerce, infrastructure, mass housing, water resources, environment, governance, mineral resources, law and order, public service reform and ease of doing business.

Buni listed the achievements to include resettling of persons displaced by Boko Haram, rehabilitation of all schools destroyed by the insurgents and rehabilitation and upgrade of 138 primary health care centres.

Others, he said, are the establishment of livestock development centre in three senatorial districts, completion of three modern markets, construction of 2,500 housing units, enactment of Violence Against Persons Prohibition Law, among others.

The governor paid special tribute to former President Muhammadu Buhari for his enormous support to the state, and wished him well in his future endeavours.

“ President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, Jagoran Talakawa, occupies a special place in my heart and the hearts of all Yobeans. We thank Allah the Almighty for enabling him to complete his 8 years’ tenure peacefully and strongly.

“ Allah endowed him with excellent health to the pleasure of his teeming well-wishers. Alhamdulillah, his administration has invested in the largest infrastructural development and has restored the integrity and dignity of all Nigerians.

“ I enjoyed a special relationship with President Buhari, GCFR. I consult him regularly for fatherly advice and will continue to do so. As the President retires to Daura and into the hall of elder Statesmen, I wish him Allah’s blessings, excellent health, and happy retirement,” he said.

Buni congratulated President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima, for their election and inauguration, assuring the President of his maximum co-operation.

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