I have performed well as Gombe governor – Dankwambo

Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo
Gombe Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo

Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State has expressed satisfaction with his performance in the last three and a half years of administering the state.

Mr. Dankwambo stated this in an interview with journalists shortly after his return from Hajj in Gombe on Saturday night.

He said that his administration had delivered a lot of democracy dividends in the state.

According to him, at the time of his electioneering campaign in 2011, he did not promise anything to the people of the state.

He said, however, having reviewed his performances so far; he was satisfied with his achievements.

The governor also said the people had also expressed satisfaction over the developmental efforts made by his administration.

He said that on assumption of office in 2011, he promised to ensure justice, equity and fair play; adding that he feel fulfilled as a lot of people in the state were satisfied with his performance.

On 2015, Mr. Dankwambo said he was yet to decide on whether he would seek re-election, saying he would consult with stakeholders and Gombe residents first before taking a position.

The governor also urged President Goodluck Jonathan to continue in 2015, having delivered on his mandate.

He further commended the president for his concern to the state in transforming it and the country at large.

According to him, the Jonathon administration had recorded numerous development strides.

He added that the Jonathan administration did not short-change Gombe State in either allocation of national resources, political appointments, or in other areas.



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  • Yemi

    Hmm! You wrote an exam and scored yourself. Amazing! Let the people of Gombe be the judge of your performance.

  • Sanusi Hammari

    My governor seek another interview with journalist and inform Mr president to tackle bh so that d refugees u hostate will be reduce

  • Dan Fulani

    You have not decided on 2015 yet.
    Very soon you will take our millions and buy zarce-zarce Tolba.
    If you have not yet decided what was the hired crowd doing last week Saturday at the airport?
    When will these rogues start wearing their thinking Caps?

  • kwango

    Season of ‘I have performed well’ politicians even when there is nothing to show.

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  • Lemar

    O my God!!! Tope, I read this to the end and I was sooooo scared as a working class parent who is determined to send her child to decent schools to at least give him a good chance in life. Your article is real, I live this, worse, I live in fear of the future. And I am a woman, a feminist, hard core, a firm believer in equality of both sexes, raising her son to be so as well. First short deviation, just as you deviated in your article as well.

    I will like to hold the government responsible first and then accountable. Responsible for the decay and the accountable for the finances that should go to the education section but are simply not; and for the finances that go, but are simply not managed well, because the government fails in its over-sight functions; and public school authorities are not immune from the endemic corruption. So rather than hire best brains as teachers, rather than spend on research and development, rather than better infrastructure, they enrich themselves, rather than the educational system. I am fed up, depressed. Can I cope?

    Anyways, feminists in a marital union, believes in equality on all fronts. So if she earns higher, she will most probably be the higher spender in terms of school fees and other house hold expenses. If she earns as much as her spouse, bring as much as he brings to table – is that what you mean hardcore- rightly spending more because she has more resources? Rightly not putting pressure on her spouse who isn’t earning as high as he is because of societal approved standards of masculinity? O well!

    A feminist who is a single mother – forget I even used feminist in the last description – a single mother already pays all bills for her kids. Wait for it, she is not a man. And as a gender worker with several researches on hand, statistics show, that especially in Nigeria, single moms are mostly abandoned by the fathers of their children. So, you see the need to be gender sensitive.

    Do you also think perhaps, we should start sending our girls to “lesser” school than we send our boys to since you expect that only our boys should aspire to the kind of success that will make them have money – the most cruial commodity of exchange?

    Shouldn’t we just leave our girls at home? How hard can it be for parents to tell their girls that all they need aspire to is a rich husband because afterall, only boys are expected to have money to take care of expenses.

    However, as a feminist, who is rationale, I will be offended by the insinuations of girl child/women inferiority, but I will run away with some of crucial points delivered in you article.

    I will not throw away the baby with the bath water because I totally agree, our educational system needs an overhaul. I pay 600,000 thousand a year for pre-school. That is ridiculous, I don’t know if I can keep up. I work in fear of losing my job and since I work in the private sector, one as the media, the fear is real. May be the working class who think they are a middle class will rise up sooner than later.

  • Lulu_Zungeru

    Please never advocate that ‘Government’ should ‘pump’ money into anywhere.

    • Isa

      I totally agree with you. We keeping having our priorities missed placed when we assumed that funding is the first thing we need to do.

  • someone

    Made sense until you dragged feminists into it.

  • Franks Peking

    A cheap private secondary school in Nigeria’s urban centres today will charge at least N600,000 per child per year. Some charge like 10 times this, but most charge like twice that amount. “….what’s he smoking? What does he mean by cheap and what country is he in? “At the end of the day, an average working class family, needs a cash flow of at least N90,000,000 over a period of say 15 years. That is N6 million per year. A middle class family (that buffer between working and upper class), would need at least twice that amount (N180,000,000) or N12 million yearly, over the same 15 year period. How will we not be desperate?” I am struggling with finishing this article which appears to have been written by someone who left Lekki on a “study tour” to Ikeja. I get the sentiment but the data is fallacious and constructed towards making the lazy argument that bleeding heart elites love to have with each other over cocktails and red wine in sleek bars.

  • TheRealest

    Nigerians never focus on the real issue! Schools are not to blame, tell the government to provide basic amenities like water, electricity, security, good roads etc. Tell the government (APC) to stop overtaxing schools and stop creating new agencies that keep extorting money from these schools! Also tell the government to ensure quality graduates are produced from the universities so we don’t need to import foreigners to properly educate our kids because the Nigerian graduates of today are clueless, most can’t even send a message without tons of grammatical errors. So please, focus on the real issues and leave the schools alone; when the government does its part, every other thing in the country will naturally fall in place. P.S.: if education is too expensive in private schools, and you are turning your nose up at public schools, then nothing should stop you from homeschooling your child!!!!