As we begin the last 30 days of the 1st quarter of this year, 2016 may I confidently state that the Adamawa state Governor, Senator Muhammed Umaru Jibrilla (Bindow) is not working for the applause but for a cause. His words? “It is a shame that Adamawa state has remained backward inspite of its abundant human and natural resources, it is my duty as a leader to change that for the good of all Adamawa people”.
Bindow is consumed with a passion to reposition Adamawa as one of the best states in Nigeria and he believes it is possible. The capacity to harness the potentials that abound is inherent. Alas! Bindow is working for a cause and not for the applause. How else would you describe a Governor who after listening to the request of a radio listener for a road leading to his community in a live radio talk-show, responded immediately with a promise and in less than 24 hours visited the community to assess the need for a road construction? Bindow’s concern is indeed the comfort of all Adamawa people.
There is no impossibility with a leader like Bindow who believes in the ability of his people, and whose preoccupation is to see all Adamawa people live a better life, devoid of lack and want. His transformational stance is already yielding result, the city centre is wearing a new look as well as other parts of the state and even the rural communities. Every Adamawa indigene is now proud to be associated with the state, those in diaspora are itching to come home, the story of the giant strides of Governor Bindow has spread abroad.
With over 40 roads constructed (some are completed while some are ongoing) in less than nine months, one needs no prophet to tell the Adamawa people that God has finally answered their prayers for a Governor with the right mindset and attitude, Bindow got the attitude.
If he were working for the applause the dance steps would have been influenced, may be to the extent of overshadowing the rhythm of the music of service to the people and infrastructural development, but nay, the applause did not distract Bindow, he remained focused and determined to work for the good of the people of the state.
In the recent past, states neighboring Adamawa have outshined the state in terms of good road network and other infrastructure, the situation became worse when people from the neighbouring states began to tease Adamawa indigenes about the deplorable condition of the states infrastructure. It took the dexterity, tenacity and focused leadership style of Governor Bindow to wipe away the shame of the Land of Beauty, Adamawa is beginning to conform to the true meaning of its name, “THE LAND OF BEAUTY”. All thanks to Senator Bindow.
For the few aggrieved bent on finding fault with every policy and act of Government, I beg you to channel your energy towards rebuilding the state, join hands with the Governor instead of fighting the will of God, for no one fights God and remain the same, check with your history teacher. God has willed that Senator Bindow will be Governor in Adamawa at this time and fighting him equates to fighting God who made him Governor more so that he is doing the bidding of the Adamawa poor.
The transformation of the land of beauty cuts across so many sectors,
– Youth and women empowerment
Amidst scarce resources and the dwindling economy coupled with Adamawa’s low revenue generation one cannot help but to give credit to Governor Bindow for exploiting his experience and business acumen to source resources for developmental projects in the state. It takes only a man of purpose and vision to achieve these, alas Bindow is working for a cause and not for the applause.
The little resources of the state are been channeled towards the areas of great need, the excessive way of administering the state has been cut down, loop holes are been blocked and efficient methods employed to increase the state’s revenue. Governor Bindow is trailing the blaze in this era of change. Adamawa state is getting it right after all. Leadership is been redefined and governance given a new face.
The challenges are enormous but the determination of the Governor is unequaled in a new drive to ensure that the lost glory of the state is restored. A legacy is been set, standards are been established to ensure that performance by state Governors in Adamawa will now be a yardstick for vying into office. Performance measured by non-other but the masses of Adamawa who hold in their hands the voters card that through the efficacy of the card reader holds enormous potential to make a leader and to undo a leader.
A popular biblical quotation says “…by their fruits ye shall know them….” You must have known and assessed the person of Governor Bindow by the fruits of his leadership, the benefits of his works to the generality of Adamawa people.
Adamawa, the change you desired and prayed for is already here. Bindow means Business. Let our collective commitment to this change be unquestionable, we are all stakeholders in this effort to rebuild Adamawa state, the Land of Beauty
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