Delighted by the federal government effort in the development of Kano state, the governor Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, appreciates the recent efforts channeled through the reconstruction of Kano-Kaduna-Abuja express way and another intervention to tame water problem in the state.
During the Council meeting with the state executive council members, governor Ganduje reveals that, "We are delighted with the recent award of reconstruction of Kano-Kaduna-Abuja federal high way to the tune of over N160b to Julius Berger by the federal government."
He referred that, "During President Muhammadu Buhari's visit to Kano, one of the requests we put forward was the reconstruction of this road. And to Allah be the glory, federal government has awarded the contract just in the last two weeks. And the process kickstarts."
This, according to the governor, "...shows how responsive our dear President is. We requested and our request gets the needed attention appropriately."
Ganduje discloses further that, "This appropriate attention tells how committed is our President in developing all sections of the country. We keep on telling people to see to the continuation of APC in power for sustainable development."
Governor Ganduje commended President Buhari for securing the sum of $475m from France, out of which Kano gets $75m for improving water supply in the state, insisting that, "This is a welcome development and another way of trickling development down to the mass populace."
While briefing the Council about his recent trip to Georgia, Atlanta, United States of America, Ganduje said "We were in Georgia, Atlanta in order to improve relationship between Kano and Atlanta."
"We were there also to see how mega cities are developing, for us to borrow a leaf. We are interested in knowing ways to control mass movement in our streets, how to curb crimes in the society among other things," he discloses.
To also boost cultural development across the globe he said "...I visited Mayors of City Union and South Fulton, who agreed that they would come to Kano and witness Durbar, that could be a window through which our culture could go further to other parts of the world."
At the same time, as he observed, that could also bring other economic benefits to the state, by way of creating more windows for investment opportunities to the outside world.
Anwar is the Chief Pres Secretary to the Governor of Kano State