Brig-Gen Nuhu Miller (retd.), the Gombe State governorship candidate of Action Alliance, has lamented that most children in the state’s rural areas study under trees in 2023, promising that he would equip schools if elected, The PUNCH reports.

Miller made this disclosure on Thursday in an interview with journalists.

According to him, as the first orthopedic surgeon in the whole of the North-East, I have the far-reaching experience to deliver the state from bad governance.

He said strikes in tertiary institutions would be a thing of the past, adding that aside from education; healthcare delivery, agriculture, and water are included in his priority if elected.

Miller disclosed that he was involved in the creation of the state, adding that he worked painstakingly with other stakeholders to ensure Gombe comes to being.

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He said, “I was involved in the creation of Gombe State. One has not been happy with what is happening in Gombe, especially in the education sector, one is not happy about it. We still have children in primary and secondary schools having education under the tree and this should not be. It’s affecting our future.

“Gombe is the jewel in the savannah, which means Gombe should be able to feed the nation but unfortunately, we are not making use of it and we have to improve agriculture in the state. In the villages where they are farming, there are no roads we will make sure there are rural roads and rural infrastructure such as Electricity, Water go to the rural areas.

“In the health sector, in each of the 11 Local Government Areas there must be hospitals fully standard with all doctors, nurses, and equipment there will be a dispensary to serve women in labour in a village.”

Speaking about the reason for low voter turnout in the state, the governorship candidate ascribed the reason to failed promises, and a dwindling economy, stressing that he would change the situation of things in the state.

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“People feel depressed that there has not been a change but we are promising them that there is going to be changed we are here for the change.

“The masses will tell you that there are a lot of ill feelings they are not happy that was the reason for the low turnout,” Miller added.

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