Gov. Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State on Monday inaugurated newly elected chairmen of the 11 local government areas in the state.
The election, conducted on Saturday Feb. 25, saw the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party winning in all the local government areas.
Dankwambo congratulated the chairmen and urged them to be committed in discharging their responsibilities.
According to him, the chairmen have been elected in conformity with section 79 (3) and (4) of the state Independent Electoral Commission Act.
He urged them to maintain the tempo exhibited by their predecessors in execution of projects, especially joint capital projects in order to improve the people’s standard of living.
“Similarly, you should make efforts to improve on internally generated revenue by plugging all loopholes, as well as identifying new revenue sources.
“As agents at the grassroots, you are expected to evolve constructive ideas for the development and transformation of our Local Government Areas,” he said.
Dankwambo also advised the chairmen to extend genuine hands of reconciliation to all those who contested and lost in the elections, regardless of party affiliations.
Responding on behalf of his colleagues,Chairman of Billiri Local Government Council, Mr Faruk Dankuka, thanked people of the state for electing them and assured that they would not betray the confidence reposed in them.
Dankuka also lauded the state government for conducting peaceful and credible council elections in the state