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I Have Not Borrowed For Capital Projects –Gov. Bindow

Nana Gwadabe

Governor Muhammad Umar Jibrilla Bindow, Thursday, restated that he has not borrowed from any bank, local or foreign, to execute capital projects in Adamawa State.

Bindow rather said that his ability to manage available resource was reason for the many laudable capital projects he has so far executed in the state.

The governor made this remark while receiving a group of 1979-2015 state lawmakers, led by Ambassador James Barka, who paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Yola.

“With wise and judicious management of funds, any administrator can use N1bn for what some other administrator will use N5bn for. It all boils down to sagacious management of funds”, he said.

“I inherited an empty treasury when I came on board with a huge backlog of unpaid salaries, but that did not deter me from my focus. The first thing I tried to do was clear the owed salaries to show how important civil servants are to my administration”, Bindow explained.

He further identified infrastructural development as his number priority, which has resulted in the construction of over 80 roads in 16 months.

“Infrastructural development is key to the progress of a State like Adamawa and that is why we are planning to move to Numan for better sight of the ongoing constructions there and you may have to meet me there when next you come visiting”, he told his guests.

While thanking the people of Adamawa for their continued support and cooperation, the governor emphasized his willingness to serve them better devoid of any political misguidance.

“I am here to serve the people of Adamawa State and I will continue to do so throughout my tenure. They are my bosses. I work for them”, he concluded.

Speaking earlier, leader of the delegation, Ambassador James Barka, said it was their collective decision to associate with the success story of Governor Bindow.

“For someone coming from the business world, not a trade politician, we can’t help but marvel at how well Governor Bindow has done in the State considering the very little resources at his disposal”, he said.

Barka further lauds Bindow’s saving mechanism and encouraged the governor not to relent on the good work he was doing for Adamawa State.

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