Bauchi State Governor, Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has disclosed that Former President of Nigeria GoodLuck Jonathan has impacted his life greatly by teaching him the art and science of leadership as it has manifested in the results he has achieved within the two years of his administration.
The Governor this known on Tuesday during the official commissioning of Sabon Kaura Road, renamed as GoodLuck Ebele Jonathan drive in State.
He added that at the inception of his administration in May 2019, the goverment hit the ground running by embracing good governance as a deliberate policy for development administration, to create the desired impact, adding that his administration policy thrust is predicated on global best practices of implementing Programmes that is targeted at improving the quality of lives of the people.
Governor Mohammed said that his administration met a sorry state of infrastructures deficit in both urban and rural areas, pointing out his government confronted the situation by embarking on accelerated urban renewal, development and Programmes as it was the only way to reverse the ugly trend.
He said that through this initiative, his government has constructed over 100 km of both urban and district roads across the geo-political spread of the state, adding that the government has completed the Bauchi Urban water supply scheme through the assistance of the world bank.
“The newly constructed 6.2km road will provide vital acess to Sabon Kaura community that trodes to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University campus and equally serves as a bye-pass linking Jos road with Dass Tafawa Balewa roads.The road was among the first legacy project embarked upon within the first one hundred days of my administration and was awarded to Habib Engineering Nigeria LTD at the cost of N2.2 billion and was completed within 6 months”
“Again with the mentorship you have taught me, we executed all infrastructural projects through evaluation and revaluation in tandem with basic engineering management and evaluation to ensure value for money and price competiveness” he said
In his response, former President GoodLuck Jonathan commended Governor Bala Mohammed for standing by him even after he left office as President, saying that from his experience in leadership, most political associates usually deserts a leader after he leaves office.
He said that Governor Mohammed invitation to him to commission the first legacy project in the state and immortalizing his name via the road project was a big honour to him which he will always live to remember.
The former President commended the people of the state for voting for Governor Bala Mohammed during the 2019 general election, urging them to continue to support the administration in order for it to succeed.