The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has declared that despite inheriting an ailing economy as well as other daunting challenges, the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has so far demonstrated the resolve to make Nigeria a thing of pride to all Nigerians.
He held that, “the fact that the Buhari administration is prosecuting those who criminally collected money meant for the purchase of arms for the Armed Forces provides evidence that the government means business in terms tackling corruption.”
According to a statement issued yesterday by his media aide, Salihu Tanko Yakasai, the governor stated this during a Ramadan Iftar organized by the state government for members of the elders committee of the APC and other executive officials of the state branch of the party, at Africa House, Government House, Kano.
“We are also aware that the government has in the past one year devoted serious attention to security issue as a result of which the atrocities of Boko Haram have been greatly curtailed in the Northern states of Borno, Adamawa, Yobe and even parts of Gombe state,” he said.
Ganduje therefore called on Nigerians to rally round the All Progressives Congress, APC-led administration and pray for it so that Buhari can efficiently drive the agenda for a purposeful change in the scheme of things in the country.
Turning to politicians in the state, he assured that plans are on to restore the dignity of party leaders at all levels, assuring that they would be carried along in all activities at all times and not just during electioneering alone.
In this regard, he announced that a retreat for the state APC elders and executive committee members would be conducted soon in Kaduna, where the stakeholders would brainstorm on the roles expected of them in advancing the cause of the party in a continuously changing political terrain.
Ganduje further mentioned that plans have been concluded to construct a permanent and befitting secretariat for the state chapter of the APC, pointing out that the design has already been done, while donation would be sought for the construction as public funds would not be used to finance the project.
Responding on behalf of the APC leaders, Alhaji Abdu Kirare stressed their loyalty to the governor, promising to put in their best to ensure that the party continues to record success in the state.