Why I removed my SSG, others – Governor Ganduje explains

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has said that there was nothing new in the removal of his former Secretary to the State Government, Rabiu Bichi.

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Mr. Bichi was sacked on Friday while two other aides to the governor were redeployed in a move seen by analyst as the weeding out of loyalists of Mr. Ganguje’s predecessor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, from key positions.

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Mr. Ganduje said the shake-up was a fulfilment of his promise to always fine-tune and introduce new innovations in his government.

He said the action was also aimed at rejuvenating his government to make it more purposeful.

The governor, who spoke during a media parley as part of activities to mark his one year in office, reminded his audience that “our government is a government of continuity, consolidation, fine tuning and of new ideas. What we’ve done was a process of fine tuning.”

Mr. Ganduje lamented the decrease in federal allocation to the state, explaining that his administration had reduced the cost of governance in line with the economic reality of the nation.

Mr. Ganduje said because of the shortfall in federal income, he was concentrating attention on only projects of immense importance to the public.

The Kano governor said he executed 15 road projects in the last one year.

He said irrigation farming was accorded top priority in order to guarantee employment and food security.

The governor promised that government would provide boreholes, fertiliser, and insecticides to farmers as well as deploy extension workers.

He said over 200 women were trained as commercial drivers under the women empowerment programme, adding that government also equipment to some women specially trained on evacuation of refuse.

“We want to break the barrier to enable our women compete in the emerging economic challenges to guarantee self-reliance,” he said.

He added that hundreds of Fulani women and their children benefited from trainings on milk processing.

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