Hundreds of youth have been mobilized by the Adamawa state government to sanitize Yola, the state capital, ahead of the All Progressives Congress governors’ meeting on Wednesday.
Also, police officers have been deployed to strategic locations.
The sanitation exercise, which started on Tuesday, saw the youth sweeping major streets that link Yola International airport to the Government House and roads that link Government House to the palace of the Lamido of Adamawa.
Also, major potholes across the state capital have been marked for refilling to manage the potholed-ridden roads across the state capital as sidewalks are being repainted while APC flags were erected at strategic places.
With the two day sanitation exercise, the state capital has witnessed a rapid face-lift.
While commenting on the development, some residents noted with dismay the lackadaisical attitude of government over issues of public interest noting that it amounted to a slap on the sensibilities of the people of the state for the government to indulge in the beautification exercise just to impress visiting APC governors.
A resident of Yola, Sani Tukur, said government, in paying lips service to important issues, is responsible for the underdevelopment of the state.
“Almost all the major road networks in the state capital are begging for attention, it amounts to serious travesty for the government to indulge in this shambolic exercise only to impress APC governors are coming to the state capital but not the citizens.
“This kind of lip service in the past, is responsible for the underdevelopment of the state,” he said.
Another resident of the city, Yohanna Mangaro, noted that from its actions since it came on board, the present government does not portray the spirit of change that the people clamoured for by voting Governor Jibrila Bindow to take charge of the ship of the state.
“This is not the type of change we bargained for when we voted Governor Bindow. From the look of things, the goodwill we extend to the incumbent administration is being frittered away on the alter of political expediency which has been the bane of our development as a state in the past,” Mr. Mangaro added.
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