The Abuja Housing Show today awarded His Excellency, Governor Muhammed Abdullahi Abubakar the National Award for The Best Governor on Urban Renewal. According to the organizers of the annual event which held in Abuja, a documentary by AIT on the Bauchi government’s effort to improve the infrastructure of the three major urban centres of Bauchi, Azare and Misau prompted them to inspect the state.
A major criteria for selecting the winner of this prestigious award was a surprise visit to the state without the knowledge of the government, by a team of Housing and Urban professionals. Bauchi received the highest mark for rapid urbanization hence the award.
Receiving the award, Gov. Abubakar thanked the organizers of the event, dedicating the award to the great people of Bauchi state, who he says gave him their mandate in the first place. He said the award is a morale booster for him to do more, and that Bauchi state should expect more development in the coming months.
Despite limited funds, Bauchi state has continued to implement both human and infrastructural development projects. Projects like the dualization, rehabilitation or upgrades of Awalah roundabout – Kano road, Ran road, Bauchi – Gombe road, ATBU link road, Udubo – Gamawa road, Darazo – Gabchiyari road, Jama’are road, Sule Katagum road to mention a few are in various stages of completion. All these Gov. Abubakar has been able to achieve in just two years in office.
This year’s Abuja Housing Show was chaired by the National Chairman APC and was attended by Representative of the Speaker House of Reps, Chairmen House and Senate Committees on Housing, Ministers of Labour and Productivity, Power Works and Housing, as well as Mines and Steel development.
Also in attendance are the Ambassador of Turkey to Nigeria, National President TUC, Former Governor of Akwa Ibom Victor Attah, Federal Lawmakers from Bauchi state, Members of Bauchi State House of Assembly, Commissioners, Bauchi State Traditional Council led by Galadima of Bauchi and Galadima of Katagum, Wazirin misau and Ubandoman Jamaare, Businessmen and Industrialists.
The Abuja Housing Show is organised by FESADEB Communications.