I want to draw the attention of the general public to a systematic effort to discredit and tarnish the image of His Excellency, the Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR and his administration by some political desperadoes operating under the auspices of an organization called “Jiya tafi Yau” meaning yesterday is better than today”. They have been holding series of meetings in Kaduna and FCT to strategize on how to go about their dubious and heinous acts by sending junk messages on social media networks. Some members of this organization are former political appointees who were disappointed for not getting re appointment, some are sacked appointees of former president Jonathan ( imagine what it takes for Jonathan to sack his SSA on allegations of corruption and incapacity). How can such a person hold any political appointment?
At a time when Dr. Ganduje is busy holding meetings and strategizing on how to develop and transform Kano State into a truly commercial hub and make it the greatest state in Nigeria, some people are working tirelessly to discredit and tarnish his image. But they will not succeed because they are dealing with a man who won’t relent unless and until he sees the poor and average Kano citizens get all the basic amenities of life. Take a look below and see what he has achieved so far in less than 100 days in office please:
Kano state considering PPP for execution of multi billion Naira Kano rail way project. During the period of construction 3000 direct job opportunities, 6,000 indirect job opportunities will be created. 76.4 km and 35 stations to be constructed.
Training of 1,936 traditional birth attendants (including Tricycle ambulances in rural communities).
Converting waste to wealth, already producing organic fertilizer from wastes collected at naibawa fruit market.
Empowerment programmes for youth which include training of 100 at PAN automobile and trainining of first set 250 youth across the 44 local govts on ICT for future entrepreneurship sustainability.
Expansion and clearance of drainage works within Kano metropolis.
Maintenance of scholarship for Kano citizens abroad. Personal letters of gratitude written to governor from parents of students (u can confirm from Ahmed Baffa Usman, chairman, parents of Kano Students in Sudan).
Reduction of ministries from 18 to 14 (the 1st to do so in Nigeria) in order to cut cost of governance. More than 1.5billion saved from cancellation of Hajj sponsorships.
Ganduje also launched tomatoes value chain development committee to prevent wastage of tomatoes tones and instead, focus on preservation, marketing and even exportation.
KnSG partnering with Bank of Industry and African Development Bank on Agriculture
Continuous work on challawa and Tiga dams Independent Power plant. Free Kano State eye care programme. Work has also re-continued on the 2km Sabon Gari flyover. Completion of Kabuga underpass Bridge, among others.
You don’t need rocket science to know that Dr. Ganduje is among the most performing governors in Nigeria so far. He has done so much few months into office. Dr. Ganduje’s drive is just to deliver his promise and mandate.
We are concerned citizens of Kano and we will support Dr. Ganduje to succeed because who have seen in him dedication, professionalism and purposefulness.
We urge Dr. Ganduje and members of his administration not to relent or be distracted in fulfilling their mandates. We are well please with you and happy with the speed of development. More grease to your elbow sir. I will leave u with what Dr. Ganduje said on IGR “Kano will no longer rely on crude revenue”
Chairman, Dabo Forum