Nigeria 2015: My major task if elected President – Kwankwaso

The Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, on Saturday gave a hint into what would be the major focus of his administration if he is elected Nigeria’s president in 2015.

Mr. Kwankwaso, who is one of the five presidential aspirants of the All Progressives Congress, spoke to journalists in Kano.

“My major concern if elected as president of this country is to tackle the current insecurity and ensure economic development in the country,” he said.

The governor lamented the current insecurity across the country and said he believed there were people trying to split the country along religious and ethnic lines.

Mr. Kwankwaso, however, said anyone trying to destroy the unity of Nigeria would fail.

Speaking on his state’s assistance to victims of the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast, the governor said his state recently donated foodstuff to displaced persons in Borno and Yobe states as part of effort to cushion their sufferings.

He said that the state government would soon send relief materials to displaced persons in Adamawa and other affected states.

The Kano governor also spoke on the recent visit of the Emir of Kano to President Goodluck Jonathan.

PREMIUM TIMES had reported on the reconciliatory meeting held Thursday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

“The Emir of Kano told me he was going to Abuja for meeting with President Jonathan and I gave him approval to go,” Mr. Kwankwaso said.

“The Emir, after their meeting with the president, also briefed me all what happened there.

“I will be very happy if Villa will be inviting Kano people for reconciliation,” he added.