Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has said that the new additional four Emirate Councils have come to stay.
He also disclosed that the State government will upgrade the General hospitals located within the headquarters of each of the four newly created Emirates to 400 beds capacity, so as to improve the health delivery system.
Ganduje said the aim is to further strengthen and popularize, as well as consolidate the reasons behind the creation of the new Emirates in the state.
He assured them that all the hospitals would be equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment, to cater for all the medical needs of the Emirates. and will also take away the much burden placed on other hospitals located within the Kano metropolitan Emirate.”
He made the disclosure on Sunday when he paid a condolence visit to the Emir of Rano, Alhaji (Dr) Tafida Abubakar (Autan Bawo), over the death of his son, Aliyu Tafida, who lived for 20 years. Praying for Allah’s Forgiveness over the deceased.
Ganduje reiterates that part of the major reasons why he created the new Emirates, was to make life easier to those living within the jurisdiction of the newly established royal spaces. While at the same time spreading even development to all parts of the state.
“My administration is determined to make people understand the viability and necessity for such new Emirates. One of it is our intention to move the health care delivery system to a more progressive level,”
While assuring that, plans are already in the pipeline for the upgrade of those hospitals, he also reminded that, “…though Kano is now one of the states that have the best health care delivery system, we are determined to make our position in this sector, more profound, more pronounced and more consolidated. When the upgrade are completed, Kano will be second to none in this area, among sister states.”
Ganduje, maintained that, as the new Emirates have come to stay forever, spreading even development under his regime, would remain a critical focus of his second term in office, emphasising that, “Health sector is too dear to us, that we have to be committed and serious in making our population a healthy population.”
Governor Ganduje reminded that modern traditional institution is the one that joins hands with government in power to develop the geographical space called a state or a province. Which ultimately provides an avenue for societal sustainable development of all sectors.
Synergy between government and traditional institution, according to him, is crucial for developing the society in the faces of security, health care system, education, environmental sanitation and social cohesion among others.
“We are not stopping at that alone, this 5-kilometer road that has been wrecking havoc to people, will also be looked at, with the view to revisiting it for completion. People are forced to suffer unnecessarily because of the non-completion of this project. Our roads must be safe, not minding who started them and with what intention,” he reiterates.
Revealing further that, other road projects would follow suit from all other towns and local governments that made up the Emirates.
While challenging that, all the newly created Emirates were fully on ground without any hindrance, governor Ganduje reveals another plan that his regime would look at those individuals coming from those Emirates, wherever they might reside, within or outside the country, “…to come and put heads together under well-structured platform to see to the development of their places,”.
On the free and compulsory primary and post-primary education, he disclosed that because of the importance he attaches to it, special committees would soon be raised, with the genuine collaborative efforts of the traditional institutions, to see to the full-blown implementation of the policy across all the nooks and crannies of the state.
After revealing to the Emir that, very soon there would be a Security Summit in Rano Emirate, similar to what transpired in Karaye Emirate, when all the state heads of security agencies were in attendance, including all the District Heads, Village Heads, Imams, other community leaders and all other stakeholders, governor Ganduje discloses that he talked to all the security agencies to support all the Emirates in securing their environments. ds making their areas of jurisdiction more secure, the Emir announced to the hearing of the governor that “I have started meeting with my 10 local government chairmen and all other community leaders. They are all willing to work with us in that and other areas for meaningful development to chart a new course.”
He also assured that all stakeholders in the entire Emirate promised to work assiduously for the development of the area, and without any let or hindrance.
“Igbo People Are Happy With Buhari, Will Continue To Support Him” — Arthur Eze
Billionaire oil magnate, Arthur Eze says Igbo people are happy with President Muhammadu Buhari and will continue to support his administration.
The notable philanthropist stated this on Wednesday at the inauguration of Zone 13 Nigeria Police Headquarters at Ukpo, in Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra State.
A visibly-elated Eze expressed delight that his hometown was chosen as the site for the police zonal headquarters, thanking the president and the police authorities.
“He is currently rehabilitating the Enugu-Onitsha highway, constructing the 2nd Niger Bridge and has approved this new police zone 13 for our people,” said Mr Eze, an indigene of Ukpo.
“We cannot thank him enough, and as a leader from the zone, I must say that we the Igbo people are happy with President Buhari and will continue to support his people-oriented programmes,’’ Eze said.
He later handed over the key of the complex to a representative of the Inspector-General of Police, saying that policemen deployed to the zone would have a fruitful working experience.
The newly-established Zone 13 is expected to cover three South-Eastern states – Ebonyi, Enugu and Anambra.
While Ebonyi was previously under Zone 6 headquartered in Calabar, Enugu and Anambra were under Zone 9 with headquarters in Umuahia.
BREAKING: Ekweremadu To Run For Governorship In Enugu Under APC
Former Deputy Senate President and Senator representing Enugu West Senatorial district, Mr Ike Ekweremadu has reportedly concluded plans to dump his political party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of 2023 Enugu governorship tussle.
THE NIGERIA DAILY quoted a source close to the former deputy Senate President to have said that Ekweremadu has renewed his high-level negotiations with the top echelon of the APC from the South East.
The source told THE NIGERIA DAILY that Ekweremadu’s defection to the APC has nothing to do with disagreement with his own party, the PDP, but solely on his desire to pursue his governorship ambition in 2023.
It will be recalled that Ekweremadu is one of the longest-serving senators in the national assembly having represented his senatorial zone for 16 years and still counting.
During his re-election in 2019, Ekweremadu has promised his constituents he would not be seeking another term in the Senate come 2023.
He was first elected to the senate in 2003. In 2015 he attempted to run for Governor but the then Governor, Sullivan Chime denied him the ticket insisting it was the turn of another zone. This prompted Ekweremadu to renegotiate his way back to the Senate.
THE NIGERIA DAILY reports that Enugu PDP has insisted on following the zoning arrangements of 1999. Enugu East produced Governor between 1999-2007, followed by Enugu West (2007-2015) and now Enugu North (2015-date ) The tenure of Enugu North is expected to elapse by 2023.
But Ekweremadu’s close aide told THE NIGERIA DAILY that since all zones have benefited from the zoning arrangements, it doesn’t matter which zone produces the next governor.
Meanwhile, Enugu East which has former governors Chimaraoke Nnamani and Jim Nwobodo have made it clear that they are leaving no stone unturned in producing the next governor and the incumbent governor, Rt. Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi is strongly in support of Enugu East, this Newspaper still learnt.
With Ekweremadu leaving no stone unturned on his interest to occupy the Lion Building (Enugu State Government House) and without the support of the incumbent governor, his alternate vehicle to achieve his long time dream is through the APC.
This online Newspaper confirmed that Ekweremadu has activated all his governorship structures and is on the verge of concluding all necessary measures before he finally announces his defection to the APC.
Edo Guber Poll: You Are No Match For Wike, PDP Replies Ganduje
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Monday, described the chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, national campaign council for the Edo governorship election, and governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje, as a “barefaced treasury looter who has no moral rectitude to speak on corruption.”
The party stated this while reacting to comments credited to the Kano governor over the manner the APC would take Edo, specifically saying that his counterpart and governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike would be “isolated” until the conduct of the poll in Edo on September 19 this year.
In a statement issued by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP described as a huge irony that Governor Ganduje, “who has become a butt of national shame after being seen on viral video stuffing his robe with gratification in foreign currency,” would accuse the PDP of corruption intentions in the Edo state governorship election.
The statement read: “It is a paradox that an individual who has earned himself the disgraceful public sobriquet of “gandollar”, after being caught collecting gratification, would attempt to accuse others of having intention of looting the treasury of a state.
“The PDP points out that it is only in a party like the APC, under a Buhari Presidency, that such a tarnished individual can be selected to speak in public, let alone lead a governorship election campaign.
“Apparently, Governor Ganduje and other APC leaders are so used to looting public treasuries that such is his first mental direction after his inauguration to lead the Edo governorship campaign.
“Governor Ganduje has further confirmed the real intention of the APC, which is to use their morally embattled candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu for their desperate effort to regain access to Edo state treasury, after Governor Godwin Obaseki liberated the state from the stranglehold of APC treasury-looting godfathers.
“Our party invites Governor Ganduje to note that there is no free dollars for him and other APC leaders to loot in Edo state. Under the PDP, the resources of Edo state, and indeed other PDP states, belong to the people and not to any political cabal and their godfathers.
“Of course, this is why the people of Edo state are solidly behind Governor Obaseki for firmly resisting APC looters.”
“Moreover, Governor Ganduje, with his infamous “gandollar” video, is no match to the Chairman of the PDP National Campaign Council for the Edo election, Governor Nyesom Wike.
“Whereas Governor Wike is a highly respected, upright, honest, transparent, people-based and development-driven leader, who is firmly in touch with the people of Edo state and enjoys their confidence and trust, Governor Ganduje, on the other hand, represent a leadership that is fraught with dishonesty, corruption, non-performance and public shame.”
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