By NBF News

The constitution of 12 committees by the Governor of Gombe State, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwabo to chart the course for the development of the state has been described as a step in the right direction. The governor had in the wake of his swearing-in May 29 raised 12 different executive committees to help chart the course of governance in the state.

Dankwabo tasked the committees with the responsibility of analyzing the state of affairs in the state as at May 29, 2011. The committees are also saddled with the recommendation of programmes, projects and activities capable of transforming Gombe State. Commending what he described as a bold move by the governor, Coordinator of Gombe Youth Development Foundation, Junaidu Mohammed Usman said it was exemplary feat that would help chart a new direction for the state's development.

The foundation's coordinator, who stated this yesterday in Abuja while interacting with newsmen said the move was unprecedented and visionary, noting that it would go a long way in laying basic foundation for the growth and development of the state.  Usman specifically commended the governor on the assemblage of technocrats to head the committees, adding that with the bringing on board of such refined and intelligent persons, he was optimistic that it was a clear cut blueprint that would emphatically change the fortunes of the state and uplift the lives of its citizenry.

'This is unprecedented in the history of Gombe State. The roll call of persons cut across different political parties and backgrounds has clearly depicted the mind set of the Dankwabo-led administration and I can only but attest to the fact that the fortunes of Gombe State would be optimized,' Usman stated.

He further lauded the governor on his non-interference in the emergence of the Gombe State House of Assembly leadership, noting that just as his clamp down on the Kalare thugs in the state, it was evidently manifest that the governor was set to put in place measures that would guarantee peaceful coexistence in the state.