…As Osoba commissions Yahaya Gusau road
…Describes Ganduje as Restoration Governor
Members of the Nigerian Guild of Editors were taken round some selected major projects in Kano, by governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and members of the state executive council, where not less than a dozen projects were inspected from 10am to 6:30pm, Tuesday.
Editors were in Kano for their 2021 Convention, that was declared open by the governor yesterday at Tahir Guest Palace, Hotel. With the former governor of Ogun state, Aremu Olusegun Osoba, who chaired the Convention.
A day after their convention they were invited by the governor for an inspection tour to some projects executed by his administration.
They were taken to Multi-Billion Naira Ultra-Modern Cancer Centre, Aminu Alhassan Dantata flyover, Murtala Muhammad Way, Tijjani Hashim flyover, Kofar Ruwa, Madobi Challawa flyover, Sheikh Qariballah Nasiru Kabara flyover, Shahuci, Ultra-Modern Three-layered Dangi flyover and Kwari market flyover, among others.
Ultra-Modern Skills Acquisition Centre was also inspected by the inspection team, which is ready for commissioning, it houses readymade modern equipments for 23 different trades for youth training and empowerment.
Among the projects inspected were Yahaya Gusau road, that was commissioned by Chief Osoba, Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital, Giginyu, Sheikh Khalifa Isyaka Rabi’u Paediatric Hospital, Zoo road and Ceremonial Court. Among others.
Kano State Anti-Corruption Commission was also one of the few signature projects that were inspected by the delegates from NGE. It was facelifted by Ganduje administration and had recovered Hundreds of Millions of Naira and reclaimed many landed properties to rightful owners. Apart from strengthening the institution from staffing, funding and operational independence.
At Yahaya Gusau road, that was commissioned by Chief Osoba, governor Ganduje assured that “Since government is a continuous process, we said it is pertinent for us to complete all abandoned projects we inherited.”
He argues that, “Because it was public fund that was used to start the project. Therefore we will not abandon projects with the feeling that we did not initiate it. So I am happy that this road is hundred percent completed by my administration.”
He then invited Chief Osoba to commission the road, saying “I am happy to invite Chief Aremu Olusegun Osoba, on behalf of the Editors, to come and commission this road, Yahaya Gusau road, linking the main Bayero University, Kano, road to Sharada road, a very busy road.”
During the commissioning, Osoba appreciated that, “Your Excellency on behalf of my colleagues, all Editors, we want praise you for being a governor without any feeling of inferiority complex. Those governors who are suffering from inferiority complex, abandon what they did not start and they start afresh.”
Adding that, it was because the governor was not a leader with inferiority complex, that he should continue with all the ongoing projects he met when he came in as a governor.
“I call you a Restoration Governor. May God bless you Your Excellency. On behalf of the governor of Kano state, my colleagues all the Editors and for the benefit of the entire people of Kano state and Nigeria, I am commissioning this major road, linking Bayero University, Kano, road and an industrial area road, Sharada road,” he commended.
Executive Chairman of the State Anti-Corruption Commission, Barrister Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado, assured the visitors that, his agency is not suffering from any state interference.
“Without any fear of mincing words, our dear guests, His Excellency the governor does not interfere in all our activities and operations. It is on record that, as a result of our operations there are some officials in this government that were indicted and were penalized without any hindrance from the governor,” Rimingado said.
While commending the governor for all the support and commitment, he added that, “It is also on record that when I came in as the Executive Chairman here, what I met was a dilapidated structure. But because of His Excellency’s commitment and patriotic posture for developing a zero-corruption state, he never said No to our requests put before him for smooth operations of the Agency.”
He further described governor Ganduje’s unrelenting support in the fight against corruption in the state as superb, adding that, “In Kano we have Anti-Corruption Institute, where our staff are being trained and not only our staff, other people from other places can also be trained in our Institute.”
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Kano State
Tuesday, 1st June, 2021