By Yelmi Luka, Bauchi

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has explained that his administration did not waste time in probing the activities of the immediate past government in the state because it is Allah that probes.

The Governor who also commended the traditional and religious leaders for preaching peace in the state noted that, “it is Allah who probes, we are not going to probe anybody. The projects we are carrying out, we are doing it with little income we are getting, and we have done a lot for our people”,
The Governor gave the explanation on Saturday when he received the Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Dr. Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu and other traditional leaders on a Sallah homage at the government house.

Bala who noted that Nigeria is being faced with myriads of challenges expressed believe that the solution to all the challenges belong to God.

“We in Bauchi state, we must thank God specially for giving us peace and security, I am not the one, it is not the work of the security agencies nor anybody, it is the work of Allah”, he said.

Adding that: “for that reason, we have to also thank our religious leaders, our traditional leaders and our parents and other people who submitted themselves to Allah in prayers for protection”.

Bala assured that as government, they will do everything possible to ensure, peace and justice to all manner of people in the state and with fear of God.

The Governor who said that the present government under his stewardship has a lot of respect for the traditional and religious institutions called for unity against the challenges bedeviling the country.

He said that the state was in shambles at the time he took over governance, adding that his administration did not waste time in probing his predecessor but commenced the business of governance head-on.

“It is Allah who probes, we are not going to probe anybody. The projects we are carrying out, we are doing it with little income we are getting, and we have done a lot for our people”, the Governor said.

He said as a result of what the government is doing in the state, there are a lot of expectations from different segments of the state, adding that government will do its best to carry everybody along.

“We cannot do it at once, but I am assuring the citizens of the state that we will do it gradually until every segment of the society reaps from the devidends of democracy we pledged to deliver”, Governor Bala assured.

Bala who thanked the civil servants for cooperating with the present administration, noted that government is doing everything possible to address issues surrounding salary payments.

Speaking earlier, the Emir commended the Governor for executing numerous projects across the state, pledging the support of the traditional institution to the government.

He prayed Allah to resuscitate the economy of the state to enable the government carry out more programs and projects that will better the living conditions of the people of Bauchi state.

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