Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has charged Nigerians to rally round the Buhari administration to enable it put the country back on the track of progress.
He said despite inheriting an ailing economy as well as other daunting challenges, President Buhari has so far demonstrated resolve to make the country a place that all Nigerians would be proud of.
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.
According to him “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”.
“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’, the governor asserted.
Governor Ganduje therefore called on Nigerians to cooperate with the APC led administration and to pray for it so that President Buhari can efficiently drive the agenda for 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 esteem 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.
Governor 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.
Salihu Tanko Yakasai
Director – General, Media and Communications,
Government House, Kano