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Yuguda’s constant absence in Bauchi disturbing – CPC

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Written by Saliu Gbadamosi, Bauchi


Sunday, 19 August 2012

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THE Congress for Pro-gressive Change (CPC) in Bauchi State has informed that Governor Isa Yuguda’s constant travelling outside the state is disturbing, saying that the governor’s absence in the state is causing setbacks to the state.

In a swift reaction though, the state government defended the governor’s constant absence in the state, saying it was in the state’s interest for the governor not to sit down in Bauchi but travel out to mobilise investment for the state.

During a press conference at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Press Centre in Bauchi on Thursday, the caretaker chairman of the party in the state, Alhaji Aliyu Saidu, alleged that the governor was using state funds for his constant trips out of the state.

The party accused Governor Yuguda of conducting government business in Abuja, saying this was not in the interest of the state.

“He (Governor Yuguda) has been conducting government business in Abuja, including Executive Council meetings and the swearing into office of top government functionaries.

“It is the norm for Mallam Isa Yuguda to absent himself from Bauchi for 50 days or longer, yet, he will tell us he has been travelling to China, UK, Dubai, USA, for our common good,” Saidu added.

While declaring that the Yuguda administration had not performed after almost six years in the saddle, the party alleged that most of the road contracts, the international airport, among other developmental projects, worth billions of naira, were paid upfront to contractors handling them, but they were not executed promptly.

While reacting to the allegations levelled by the party against the governor, the Bauchi State Commissioner for Information, Engineer Mohammed Damina, told journalists in his office that Governor Yuguda had been busy pursuing interests that were for the progress of the state.

He said that the constant travelling of the governor had been yielding fruitful results for the state as investors had been coming in different areas to invest in the state, citing the Kidney Centre to be built in the state, the 30 mega watts solar power project being undertaken by German investors, which he said was the first of its kind in West Africa, among others.

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