Gov. Bala Mohammed

Bauchi State governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed today inaugurated Committee on COVID-19- economic recovery for the state with 2 weeks to submit its report.

During the inauguration held at the Banquet Hall, Government House Bauchi, Governor Bala said the committee was inaugurated to identify clearly alternative sources of funds that will augment the current revenue of the state.

According to him, other terms of reference of the committee include suggesting ways of developing economic growth measures that will sustain the state during and after COVID-19-crisis and to make any other useful recommendations incidental to their assignment.

Senator Bala Mohammed then tasked members of the committee to bring their wealth of knowledge and experience in order to ensure the success of their assigned responsibilities.

He said the devastating effect of COVID-19 can be measured in terms of the socioeconomic suffocation of all the sectors of the state’s economy and on the daily resources that accrues to the National and the State’s Treasury.

” The Global Oil Prices have monumentally slipped below our logical explanations, thus exerting a distractive effect on the daily lives of our people, especially the vulnerable population of women, children, unemployed youth and more sadly the elders of the population.

” Bauchi State on the other hand, being a land locked state with high levels of poverty is worse affected by the economic turmoil caused by the pandemic.”

The committee has Honourable Commissioner of Budget and Economic Planning, Dr Aminu Gamawa as Chairman, while Commissioners of Commerce, Culture and Tourism, Health, Women Affairs, Agriculture and Rural Development as members.

Other members are the Director General of Bauchi SDG, Chairperson of BASOVCA while the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning Yahuza Adamu is to serve as Secretary.

Lawal Muazu Bauchi

Special Assistant on New Media to the Governor

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