This Day (Lagos)

29 November 2012

Nigeria: Obasanjo Scores Shema's Govt High

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has commended Governor Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State for impacting positively and promoting the socio-economic wellbeing of the people of the state.

According to him, "Governor Shema did not disappoint me in the art of governance when I inspected some developmental projects in the state capital during my visit."

Obasanjo, who said his visit penultimate week provided him the opportunity to be taken round to inspect some developmental projects executed by Shema's administration, said with the way Shema was going, the sky was his limit.

Shema had taken Obasanjo round some of the project within the state capital, which include the New Government House, under construction at Modoji, GRA.

Other projects visited include Ring road project with three lane carriage way, an Orthopaedic hospital with a capacity of 250 bed space nearing inauguration, which would serve as reference hospital in terms of providing orthopaedic and other specialist care to the people in the state.

Obasanjo who also taken round for inspection of the ultra-modern Olympic size stadium also nearing completion, Barhin Housing Estate and one of the many newly built physical structures at Umaru Musa Yar'adua University, the main auditorium of the institution and building of primary schools.

Obasanjo said having gone round to inspect these projects, "I must give commendation over the purposeful leadership quality of Governor Ibrahim Shema in terms of selfless service to humanity."

He said: "I was highly impressed with the performance of Shema which he described as impressive".

The former president described the projects, especially the orthopaedic hospital and other healthcare services provided by Shema's administration as some of the needed impetus for human life.

On structures provided at Umaru Musa Yar'adua University, Obasanjo described it as wise investment that could further develop the education sector.

This, according to Obasanjo, was a clear demonstration of a sincere and honest administration.

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