Reallocating priorities in Gombe budget 

The recent budget allocation by Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has sparked concerns among citizens, particularly regarding the disproportionate allocation of funds. While a significant portion of ₦43.130 billion is earmarked for the construction of a new governor’s residence, high court, and house of assembly complex, only ₦10 billion is allocated for road construction. This disparity raises questions about the state’s priorities and resource allocation strategy.

It is disheartening to witness such a large sum allocated to luxury infrastructure projects while essential infrastructure like roads receive comparatively meagre funding. This allocation pattern reflects a misplaced sense of priorities and neglect of critical needs in the state.

As responsible citizens, it is imperative for us to hold our leaders accountable and challenge decisions that do not align with the best interests of the people. We cannot afford to stand by idly while our state resources are mismanaged and squandered on unnecessary projects.

The people of Gombe deserve transparency and accountability in governance. We must demand greater scrutiny of budgetary allocations and ensure that public funds are utilised effectively for the betterment of our communities.

There is an urgent need for a reallocation of priorities to address pressing needs such as infrastructure development, healthcare, education, and poverty alleviation. Our leaders must be reminded of their duty to serve the people and prioritise projects that have tangible and positive impact on the lives of the people.

As concerned citizens, we must unite and advocate a more equitable distribution of resources to meet the needs of all residents of Gombe state. Together, we can hold our leaders accountable and work towards a brighter future for our state.

May Gombe state and Nigeria as a whole prosper and thrive. Amin.

Muhammad Umar Shehu,

Gombe, Gombe state Nigeria

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