As the year 2021 draws to a close in a few days, some politicians are taking stock of their accomplishments in the previous year.
Governors in many states have been rather ambitious in providing the rewards of democracy to their people at the state level.
In the year 2021, five of them began enormous projects in their own states, much to the pleasure of their citizens.
Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) – The year 2021 will be remembered as the year when numerous Nigerian state governors raised their game in terms of delivering democracy’s rewards to their people.
While some governors remained to function as state chief executives, others chose to embark on large-scale initiatives that would serve as a legacy of their administration and benefit humanity.
5 governors are listed on gidiandmimi as having started similar initiatives in 2021
1. Sir Benedict Ayade is number one (Cross River state)
Sir Benedict Ayade, the governor of Cross Rover, erected a large Teachers Continuous Training Institute in Biase in September. Governor Ayade’s ambition to rejig the education system to inject expertise led to the idea of training and retraining teachers on a continuous learning aimed at boosting knowledge. The e-book is divided into 19 sections.
The 19-structured edifice is made up of ultra-modern lecture rooms with executive furniture, a 1500-seat conference center, an amphitheater, laboratories, studios, cafeterias, a physical education/fitness center, a 5-star hostel, a medical center, and a slew of other features that come together to form a 21st-century center of knowledge advancement and excellence.
2. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike is a Nigerian lawyer (Rivers state)
Governor Nyesom Wike completed the Rivers State Mother and Child Hospital in June, which was commissioned by the minister of health, Dr. Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire, and commenced operational immediately.
The 132-bed hospital features furnished and completely equipped doctor quarters, including 50 birth rooms, 6 modular operating theatres, in-vitro fertilization equipment, fluoroscopic equipment, mammography equipment, and other equipment for leading pediatric and gynecological practice.
3. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, M.D. (Kano state)
President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to construct a large interchange in Kano’s core in July.
The flyover is a historic and first-of-its-kind project in the old city. Dual carriageways, dual lanes, a flyover crossing, and a dual lane underpass are all part of the project. It was conceived with the goal of improving traffic flow and positioning the state among the world’s megacities.
4. Sanwo-Olu Babajide (Lagos state)
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu dedicated Elemoro Community Junior Secondary School, which was established by his administration, in December.
The school, which is located in the Ibeju Lekki Local Government Area, features a college-sized football pitch with a 50mm-thick pile of grass and soft infills for playability and impact absorption. The school was likewise built on 1.54 hectares of land and was meant to provide learning, recreational, and extracurricular activities.
The Elemoro Junior Secondary School comprises 12 normal classrooms, six special rooms for home economics, a technology room, a studio for arts and music, a scientific laboratory, a library, and an ICT room in addition to the 18-classroom block. There are also teacher offices, a sickbay, a conventional canteen block, and around 30 restrooms.
5. Senator Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa is a Nigerian politician (Delta state)
Senator Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta established a state secretariat in November to consolidate all of the state’s ministries and their workers, reducing the cost of managing multiple sites. Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo commissioned the facility, which was named after the Asagba of Asaba, Professor Chike Edozien.
The structure is 3.88 hectares in size, with a 45,000 square meter building that houses 9 conference halls, 5 business centers, and 27 state ministries.
Bala Mohammed is building a huge road in Bauchi.
Senator Bala Mohammed, the governor of Bauchi state, recently completed the 4.4-kilometer Gombe road to Ibrahim Bako and the Tirwun-Maiduguri bypass.
The road named after Alhaji Atiku Abubakar was initiated and completed under the Mohammed-led administration.
On Thursday, November 25, the previous vice president was there to commission the project.
In Akwa Ibom, Udom Emmanuel has started a large road development project.
In September, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, the governor of Akwa Ibom, commissioned four interconnected 3.4-kilometer roads in Shelter Afrique, a high-profile estate, as part of activities to commemorate the state’s 34th anniversary.
General Koko Essien avenue, Barr. Enoidem avenue, David Lawrence crescent, and Nicholas Ekarika avenue are among the new roads, increasing the total number of internal roads built by the Emmanuel-led administration in the estate to sixteen.
The governor, in commissioning the projects, said they are a reflection of his administration’s infrastructure drive in the estate, as well as across the state.
gidiadmimi is the source of this information.