Kano state poise for national integrity – Ganduje
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano says his administration is determined to make the state a true example of national integrity and a home to all Nigerians irrespective of cultural affiliations.
The governor made this known on Wednesday in Abuja while speaking with newsmen on recent calls for the restructuring of Nigeria by some All Progressives Congress (APC) members.
He was at the secretariat to attend a meeting between members of the party`s National Working Committee (NWC) and the governors elected on its platform which was later rescheduled.
Ganduje who condemned the ultimatum given to Igbos leaving in the northern part of the country by youths to leave the region by Oct. 1, said the ultimatum was not necessary.
He explained that his administration had abolished the indigeneship status in the state, adding that all residents were regarded as its indigenes.
He said that the APC as a party would soon come up `with a concrete pronouncement’ on the agitation to restructure the country by some people.
The governor said that his administration would continue to provide training to improve manpower and to better the welfare of the less privileged in the state.
He said that in spite of the economic situation in the country, his administration had ensured regular payment of workers’ salaries in the state.
This, he said, was made possible because it was able to reduce the cost of governance by reducing the number of ministries in the state from 19 to 13.
Ganduje said his administration was able to block all avenues through which public funds could be siphoned as well as ensuring an effective tax regime in the state.
“Our goal is to tax the rich so that we can get enough money to improve the lives of the poor in the state,’’ Ganduje said.