In his effort to bring into limelight multitudes of breakthroughs in the education sector in Kano state, governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje reveals that Education Trust Fund was underway to perfectly and efficiently cater for any obstacles standing tall for the sector in the state.
With the introduction of free and compulsory primary and secondary education policy, which had kicked off, coupled with other considerations from other sub-sectors of education, "...we should not relent and take things for granted," he explains.
He dropped the hint during a dinner the state organised for all appointees of the federal government who are from Kano state, to congratulate them and appreciate the kind gesture by President Muhammadu Buhari, that was held at Africa House, Government House, Kano, during the weekend.
Before the appointees, numbering 25, with their families and friends, alongside top government functionaries, representatives of business communities, among others, governor Ganduje discloses that, "We are taking census of those who do not attend to either of the schools. Islamic and Western education."
Assuring that, after validating statistical explanations of these numbers, the state government, according to him, would not waste time in making sure that, those counted from these categories be enrolled in schools. "Since both primary and secondary education is now free and compulsory," he says.
Criticisms from other political opponents, particularly unconstructive, Ganduje reminded "...would not deter us from the good work we are doing for the state. We cannot be derailed or confused. We have focus and we know precisely what Kano needs. And we are aiming at that underailed."
On the newly appointed Kano indigenes, governor Ganduje said, he was waiting for that dinner day, before going to meet President Buhari and thank him for confidence he (Buhari) reposes in sons and daughters of the state.
"This indicates how impressive President Muhammadu Buhari has been in appreciation our dear state. Particularly looking at our unflinching support for his political life and ambition. We supported him during the 2015 Presidential election, so also in his bid for second term, during 2019 election," he said.
After disclosing the state readiness to always support federal government's effort in the fight against all forms of criminality, he then reveals how his administration is significantly equipping the relevant agencies for the security of the state and the overall security of the country.
Ganduje said "We have synergy with all the security agencies in the state. While at the same time, we are always encouraging community policing among us. It is indicative to also note that, our security agencies work together without any rivalry of operations and otherwise."
Adding that, Kano is getting all the necessary support from the federal government. "We requested Mr President that we wanted our Falgore forest to be put to use for military training. Which he accepted. Today military are there using it as training ground. This we did, to avoid the use of the forest by criminals. Particularly with the dislodging of Sambisa forest from terrorists."
In his response, the Minister of Defence, Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd), commended the governor for the state dinner, assuring that they would be good and exemplary ambassadors from Kano in all the places they were assigned to work at the federal government level.
He emphatically warns that, looking at the feats the state achieved under governor Ganduje, coupled with governor's good human relations with all categories of people, "...whoever fights the governor, such a person is only wasting his time. This is a leader who doesn't look down at people with disdain. He respects people not even minding their status in the society."
Magashi calls on people to always keep vigil and know people around them, emphasising that, "Don't always take things for granted. People should got to know who their neighbors are."
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Muhammad Sabo Nanono urged farmers to always be serious and organized when it comes to utilizing opportunities given by the federal government to boost agricultural sector.