Bauchi - The Bauchi state
Governor-elect, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar, on Wednesday inaugurated transition
committees in preparation for taking over the administration of the state.
Inaugurating the committees, Abubakar said that the calibre
of men and women in the committees was enough to give a sigh of relief to the
people of Bauchi.
Represented by his Deputy, Alhaji Nuhu Gidado, the
governor-elect noted that the citizens were expecting from the leaders much
more than the leaders expected from them, therefore putting up the best was no
longer an option but mandatory.
According to him, the task ahead of them was enormous as it
was one of ushering a new progressive government in which there was a lot of
both rational and irrational expectations.
"It is a task of ushering in a new progressive government
in which there is a lot of both rational and irrational expectations which have
transformed into ‘entitlements’.
"They are genuine ‘entitlements’ on the part of our
people,” he said.
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He further said that the transition and technical committees
were given terms of references that would facilitate a thorough assessment of
the various issues to be handled.
It is reported that the transition
committee, which was the main one, comprised 41 members and was mandated to
also form sub-committees.
The transition technical committee, which comprised of seven
members and a secretary, would among other things, undertake an analysis of the
interim and periodic reports of the main committee.
The two committees have Sen. Mohammed Mohammed and former
Deputy Governor of the state, Alhaji Garba Gadi, as Chairmen of the Main
Committee and the Technical Committee, respectively.
It is also reported that some elected Senators, Members of the
House of Representatives and other prominent members of the APC, including
members of the general public, graced the occasion.