Anti-Graft War: EL-RUFAI Seeks Citizens’ Support

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai
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From Julius Kezi, Kafanchan
Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai, has appealed to the people of the state to support and cooperate with his administration in taking difficult and positive decisions to fight corruption and other related social vices.
The governor made the appeal on Saturday while giving account of his administration’s stewardship, 100 days in office, which took place at New Choice Multi-Purpose hall Kafanchan.
Represented by his Deputy Governor, Barnabas Bala Bantex, the governor regretted the general derailment of society and blamed it on refusal to uphold moral virtues by individual members of society.
Speaking on education, the governor said the state government will from September this year commence the feeding of students in boarding secondary schools, stressing that education has been made free from primary to junior secondary school, therefore parents should ensure that their wards of school age are sent to school.
He assured that the state College of Education, Gidan Waya will be provided the necessary facilities to meet accreditation requirements of all courses.
El-Rufai said government would retool all rehabilitation centres to facilitate quality education of the physically challenged in different skills to make them self-reliant, important in the society and have a sense of belongings, pointing that a physically-challenged person has been appointed special adviser to the governor on the physically challenged.
On infrastructural development, Governor El-Rufai said government would provide roads and street lights to transform all cities, build modern shopping complexes in Zaria, Kaduna and Kafanchan in collaboration with investors and mainstream Pampaida housing projects in all communities.
Other areas of intervention, the governor stated, would be the revival of moribund textile industries to create jobs and the employment of 50 youths per ward for four years.
Assuring that the hospitality industry will be given due attention through encouragement of investors to build five-star hotels and development of tourism sites across the state, he said a Japanese firm would be encouraged to develop the holiday resort in Kagoro.
El-Rufai said government will do all it could to avoid further delay in the payment of pension allowances and other entitlement to guarantee a happy and rewarding retirement life for pensioners.

He said the Kaduna State Media Corporation (KSMC) was being overhauled to enable it cover the whole state effectively.
Representative of Kachia/Kagarko Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr Adams Jagaba, and the Kaduna state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Jonathan Nok, urged Nigerians, especially the leadership to lay their lives for future generations, a legacy passed on by Nigeria’s founding fathers.
It was gathered that the interactive town hall meeting will be rotational between the three zones of the state every month.

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