By Sola Shittu, Gombe
Gombe State Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya on Tuesday challenged members of the newly inaugurated Board of the Gombe State Investment and Property Development Company to exert their individual wealth of experience towards building a virile firm that can attract investment and boost the economy of the state.
Yahaya stated this at the inauguration ceremony of the Board which took place at the Council Chamber of the Government House.
The Governor noted that the delay in constituting the Board was informed by the need for due diligence and what he described as a reconnaissance strategy to get the best hands that can win for the company and the state in general.
Governor Yahaya said his decision to form such a team of impeccable personalities was hinged on the need to retrace the steps of the company by looking at where it was, what it is and the projections to catch up with current realities.
“All of you are men that are tested and trusted who have served in a lot of places and have what it takes to take Gombe State Investment and Property Development Company to the position it should be and I know you can do it.”
He said the appointment of members was devoid of political consideration because of his firm belief that anyone who can contribute to the growth and development of the state will always be welcomed by his administration irrespective of his political affiliation.
The Governor explained that his administration has performed reasonably well in terms of preparing the grounds for the smooth take-off of any investment, adding that Gombe State Government under his leadership has set up the State Revenue Optimisation Company and boosted the state capacity to generate revenues.