Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has described his score-card on security as unprecedented saying concerted efforts were made in establishing a sustainable synergy between his government and relevant security agencies in the state.
Speaking when he received the emir of Kano Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II who paid him the traditional Hawan Nassarawa Sallah homage at Kano Government House Tuesday, Ganduje also described Kano as one of the most peaceful states in the country adding that security agencies in the state had been on a constant prowl in nipping security threats in the bud.
According to him the issue of cattle rustling and the persistent conflict between farmers and the fulani herdsmen had been reduced to the barest minimum while the disturbing spate of kidnapping had been properly tackled with the threat of boko haram put in check.
He said “his administration had installed sophisticated gadgets in chasing the abduction kingpins with many of them arrested and eventually arraigned in court.”
He pointed out that fighting insecurity had been a herculean task and entailed the introduction of vigorous steps that would be geared towards entrenching peace, affirming that his administration had expended huge amount of money on security for peace to prevail.
On education, governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said his policy on compulsory and free education would be stoutly pursued and implemented to a logical conclusion with due emphasis on girl-child education adding that his government was ever ready to heavily invest in education for the teaming out-of-school children to be enrolled in schools.
Speaking earlier, the emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, expressed the resolve of the Kano emirate council in joining the crusade aimed at finding a lasting peace in the state adding that the Kano emirate council had been consistent in supporting successive governments in lending credence to the issue of security in all the nooks and crannies of the state.
He called on governments at all levels to come up with measures and programmes aimed at tackling poverty in addition to creating ways and means of boosting the economy of the country stressing that eliminating poverty would be a major catalyst towards entrenching stability and peace.