by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
The newly sworn-in Governor of Kaduna State, Sen. Uba Sani, has promised to run an all-inclusive government of all, irrespective of political party affiliation or differences.
He also assured that he will ensure that insecurity became a thing of the past in the State through synergy with other governors in the zone.
Uba Sani gave the assurance during his inaugural speech at the Murtala Square in Kaduna on Monday, as he also pleaded with the residents of the state to work with the government towards achieving peace, safety and security across every community in this state.
“I will work assiduously to guarantee the safety and security of our hardworking farmers to actively return to their farms during the current farming season.
“The prevailing security situation in the country demands for a significant shift in the current structure. In this regards, I will work with my colleague Governors and members of the National and State Assemblies to make State Police a reality.
“I was in the forefront of advocacy for State Police in the 9th Senate. I strongly believe that State Police is the panacea for our perennial security challenges. Security is basically a local affair and it demands for a local approach.
“My administration will consolidate and build on the unprecedented infrastructural upgrade, which was targeted at enhancing public welfare and accelerated economic growth. Going forward, we shall promote accelerated rural development by extending infrastructure to all local government areas with the goal of supporting our rural communities to achieve rapid economic growth.
“Our governance agenda in the economic sector will seek to sustain the enviable status of Kaduna State as a foremost investment destination in Nigeria; attract investments across more sectors, create jobs and promote the transfer of technology.
“Kaduna State, under my leadership, shall continue to focus on agriculture for food security and economic prosperity. We have perfected plans for the expansion of support for agriculture in several areas,” Uba Sani explained.
Speaking further, he said: “This administration will be devoted to building and empowering people for development and prosperity. Our commitment to human capital development shall entail detailed focus on social welfare and empowerment through dedicated funds for women and youths, robust social investment programmes for vulnerable persons and extensive pro-poor interventions.
“We shall also ensure access to education for every child in the state, from primary to secondary school; expand access to higher education through a multi-campus system for tertiary institutions; enhance teachers’ welfare and teaching standards; improve school infrastructure; build ICT competence in our students from basic education level, and intensify investments in technical and vocational education,” he said.
The governor, who applauded the immediate Governor El-Rufai, described him as a pace-setter, whose innovative has changed the face of Kaduna State and made it the envy of all.
“The high standard he has set is both a source of pride and a challenge to we, his associates, and loyalists,” Uba Sani noted.