2019: The PDP North East Caucus has thrown their Support behind Governor Hassan Dankwambo’s Presidential Bid, in a statement made available to journalists by Hon. Junaidu Usman. the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Dankwambo, confirm that a meeting with North East PDP delegates and stakeholders held in Gombe yesterday to confer with the people’s Governor on their resolve to stand by him, the meeting was attended by the north east PDP deputy national chairman Distinguished Senator Babayo Garba Gamawa, who stated that if it is quality and capacity Governor Dankwambo Talban Gombe is by far the best candidate, despite the fact that as a leader of the party is expected to be neutral, But gamawa said not withstanding Gov. Dankwambo is the most loyal PDP stalwart and as an indegene of the north Eastern state he is duty bound to identify with numerous achievements of Governor Dankwambo Talban Gombe right from his days as a technocrats who build a lot of institutions and brought a lot of innovation into our financial sector far before the advent of change mantra of the present APC led government. Governor dankwambo is the only state chief executive that constructed over 1750 kilometers of road networks in urban and rural areas,despite the fact that Gombe State is the second lowest allocation earner in Nigeria but yet he was able to achieve the feat.
The Stakeholders and the North East Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has unanimously agreed to support the presidential bid of Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Hassan Ibrahim Dankwambo, Talban Gombe after a long crucial meeting at the weekend.
The decision came after an extensive analysis of Dankwambo’s national credentials and successful career from his days at Central Bank of Nigeria, Accountant-General of the Federation to his eight years reigns as the governor of Gombe state.
With youth, zeal and a vast experience on his part, Dankwambo has been commended for achieving so much more than all his predecessors put together. One is his ability to dismantle the menace and excesses of the Kalare hoodlums turning them into worthy ambassadors of the state through different skill trainings and jobs.
A problem which for many years portrayed Gombe state in a negative posture.
Governor Dankwambo upgraded the 1500-bed Urban Maternity to Children & Women Hospital Idi. Constructed a Dialysis Centre, in the Specialist Hospital Gombe. Constructed College of Nursing and Midwifery, Dukku. Constructed a Snake-bite Centre in Kaltungo as well as supply and installation of 4 Dialysis machines and 2 chairs.
Governor Dankwambo rehabilitated and reticulated pipelines & extension to Kwami, Gaidam etc, and provided extension of water supply to Baure, Dangar and many more communities not forgetting the construction of Earth dam at Boh, Shongom LGA.
Even in the midst of crunched economy, and technical recession, Governor Dankwambo has improved the living condition of Gombe People through laudable and human development oriented projects.
He established a micro finance bank for farmers and SMEs in all of the local Govt areas in the state and break the jinx of fertilizer monopoly by making much more available to the farmers as he procures over 200 tractors – from Mersi Ferguson of Italy as well as other farming implements. Talban Gombe constructed 24 times more roads that all of his predecessors – all of them had one dual use road and Talban has eight.
He renovated/constructed over 502 classrooms, recruited of over 1,000 Degree/NCE graduates apart from training of over 5,000 teachers. He also established a School of Basic and Remedial studies in Kumo, College of Education In Billiri, State Polytechnic in Bajoga, College of Legal and Islamic Studies in Nafada and sponsored 25 Students in Maritime Studies in India & United kingdom.
Gombe International Airport upgraded to a fully functional and well equipped one by the administration with regular flight schedules by Arik Air and Azman.
Governor Dankwambo has been recognized as the best labour friendly Governor for paying workers as at when due and prompt payment of pensions. The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) Executive honoured him as the best labour friendly Governor
Gombe State being known as an agrarian state has been transformed within the past seven (7) years through the procurement of 225 tractor units, markets were constructed to encourage cotton farm; restrained poultry farm among others.
Dankwambo has trained over 320 youths in six different trades in 4 skills acquisition centre. Trained 330 supervisors of citizenship and leadership Training Centre, Jos. Recruited 1500 youths as Traffic, Environmental and Security Marshals.Trained 5000 youths in welding, fabrication POP and Tiling.
Trained 1200 youths under Talban Youths Reorientation and Rehabilitation. Empowered 1500 less previledge ones through conditional cash transfer (CCT). Disbursed loan obtained from BOI to 150 Co-operative Societies and released N500 million Trade Intervention Funds to traders in the State.
Dankwambo is by far the best governor in the country and anybody can find out, the internally generated revenue and tax-payers money utilisation by Talban in embarking on people oriented projects and their timely completion is second to none.