Gabriel Udeh, kaduna
Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has said that despite the risks he has taken on his path to make Kaduna great again, his re-election is almost a done deal.
This is just as he said that getting re-elected as the governor of the state is not paramount in his agenda, but doing the right thing.
El-Rufai stated this while speaking as the Special Guest of Honour at the 2018 National Council on Finance and Economic Development, NACOFED, conference holding in Kaduna.
The governor who is yet to commence his re-election campaign told his audience that his administration in the past three and half years undertook far-reaching reforms in the education, economic and health sectors with outstanding results.
While the electorates are waiting to hear from him, he said, his immediate and utmost priority is to put the state on the right track and sound footing, while his achievements and reforms in all sectors will naturally take care of his re-election to consolidate on the achieved successes.
According to him, “being re-elected is not important. What is important is doing the right thing and posterity will judge us. From all indications, from everything I have seen because we call regularly, we are very scientific, we don’t guess in the dark.
“In spite of all the risks we have taken and all the people we are supposed to have upset, the election on the second of March, 2019 as far as Kaduna State is concerned is almost a done deal.”.
In the economic sector, he disclosed that his administration has created lots of jobs and empowered the women folks with soft loan with plans to do more going forward.
He also informed that plans are underway to recruit no fewer than 3000 health workers to further boost the health sector.
On the ease of doing business, the governor said, before he took over the mantle of leadership, Kaduna state occupied the twentieth position in ranking on ease of doing business in 2014, “but as at 2018, Kaduna State occupies the first position in the ease of doing business”.
In the area of security and Judiciary, he disclosed that his administration has so far hired 75 lawyers to boost the state judiciary sector, just as a said, his administration has removed the tenure system for directors and permanent Secretaries to open doors for young people.
The 3-day NACOFES conference organized by the Federal Account Allocation Committee in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Finance is expected to among other paper presentations look into alternative sources of revenue generation outside oil. ENDS