Adamawa state Governor Senator Muhammed Umaru Jibrilla Bindow has said that lives and property of the Igbo are safe in the state and that Igbo in his state can go about their normal activities like every other Nigerian as their safety is guaranteed under his leadership.
Bindow made this known Monday while addressing various groups and organizations at the banquet hall of the Government House, Yola, on the occasion of this year’s Eid-Eil-Fitr celebration marking the end of the Ramadan fast, he said that Adamawa state is peaceful and accommodating to all Nigerians without prejudice, and that the Igbos are welcome as part of the people of Adamawa and as Nigerians.
Governor Bindow reiterated that the lives and property of the Igbos are safe in the state he urged them to go about their normal activities like every other Nigerian as their safety is guaranteed under his leadership.
Senator Bindow also assured Igbo that ‘we are all Nigerians and the unity of Nigeria is non negotiable just as he urged all people to take advantage of the ongoing registration by INEC and ensure that they obtain their voters card to fulfill their civic responsibility as Nigerians.
Bindow also underscored the fact that his Government has been transparent and prudent with resources adding that the over 219 km of roads built by his administration costs less than 16Billion Naira as against past administrations rates which would have awarded same number of kilometers for over 100 Billion Naira.
The Governor also said the construction of 123 schools will commence in a weeks time as the total sum of 1.9Billion Naira has already been made available for the schools constructions across the state.
These he said will further crystallize the emergency that was declared in the education sector.
On why road constructions was his first priority, Bindow stated that roads is key to opening up societies to development and investments, making life easy as it affects the life of every citizen who uses road to carry out their daily activities.
Senator Bindow called for support from the people of the state stating that he has not been voted by the people to share the states resources but to ensure that he delivers the dividend of democracy to the people of the state and that is where his commitment lies.
Bindow underscored the fact that the failure of leadership has been the challenge of Adamawa state and promised to ensure that he provides good leadership to the people of the state as much as God gives him the grace calling for more prayers from the people.
Senator Bindow further called for unity amongst the people of the state emphasizing the need to pull all forces together so as to move Adamawa state to the place of progress and abundance.