Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano has described his score card on security as unprecedented, saying efforts have been made to establis sustainable synergy between his government and relevant security agencies in that regard.
Speaking when he received the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, who paid him the traditional Hawan Nassarawa Sallah homage at the Kano Government House, Tuesday, Ganduje also described Kano as one of the most peaceful states in the country, adding that security agencies had been on constant prowl in nipping threats in the bud.
He said 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, positing that his administration had installed sophisticated gadgets in chasing the abduction kingpins with many of them arrested and 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 amounts of money on security for peace to prevail.
On education, Governor Ganduje said his policy on compulsory and free education would be stoutly pursued and implemented to logical conclusion, with due emphasis on girl-child education.
He said his government was ever ready to heavily invest in education for the teaming out-of-school children to be enrolled.
He, however, stated that tens of thousands of the Almajiris roaming the streets of Kano and tagged as out of school children were virtually not bona fide indigenes of the state, stressing that every citizen in the country was obliged to domicile in every part of the country, depending on where one wishes to live in.
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.