PURPOSEFUL LEADERSHIP IN YOLA-NORTH
It is not an exaggeration and understatement, to say, that Alhaji
Mahmud Abba, the Chairman of Yola-North has done wonderfully well
since his ascension at the mantle of leadership of the council in the
last six months.
Alhaji Mahmud Abba, before seeking the mandate of the people knows the
problems and plight of the council. This is a Local Government that
host the capital of the state but inspite of this obvious fact, has no
secretariat of its own. He immediately seek the approval of the
Governor Mohammed Umaru Bindow, for the former camp of the state owned
football team Adamawa United to be given to the council for its
conversion into a full fledged secretariat and the Governor Mohammed
Umaru Bindow approved his request.
Work has already commenced in the rehabilitation and construction of
Before his ascension as the Chairman of the council, refuse dump has
become an eyesore especially along the Bye-Pass road. He immediately
set in motion the machinery for the clearance of all the refuse
thereby returning the beauty of the city in the eyes of not only those
in the capital city,but even visitors
Alhaji Mahmud Abba, has so far proved to even the cynics, that he mean
business when he ventured into the murky waters of politics in order
to make a giant difference in how to make the Local Government an envy
of others. He has grasped the problems of the council and has forge
ahead in trying to bring about the desired change.
Infact, the Chairman has brought some innovations towards utilizing
the scarce resources of the council for the benefit of the people. One
of such innovation was hinged on how problems of the people can be
solved by reprimanding his Supervisory Councillors to compiled the
problems of the people in their departments for review on monthly
This method has gone a long way in the efforts of the Chairman in
tackling the problems one by one as the limited funds of the council
cannot solve the problems at once.
The Chairman opined that the council is backward in various
ramifications and he is bend in redressing some of these backwardness
for the fact, that the mean a lot not only the people but the
government as a whole.
It is expected that Alhaji Mahmud Abba is trying to remove the council
from the shackles of uderdevelopment, deprivation and want to one,
that can stand on its feet for anything.
By Usman Santuraki
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