Education and Health Are Our Administration’s Major Areas Of Concern – Ganduje
… Seeks Cabinet’s Dedication and Commitment
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has expressed his administration’s commitment and dedication in developing the Education and Health Sector as they are the two fundamental areas of his administration.
This he made clear while briefing the newly sworn in Commissioners during the first Council Meeting held at the Council Chamber, Government House Kano.
According to the press statement dated Tuesday 5th November, 2019 issued and signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, ABBA Anwar, governor Ganduje while aquainting his new cabinet members on the policy direction of his administration had assured them of his total and dedicated support to allow them discharge their responsibilities without let or hindrance.
“Our major concern in this administration are two fundamental areas, but not at the expense of other areas, education and health sectors.
Under education you are all aware of our recent policy on free and compulsory primary and secondary education. Though, a loaded endeavor, but with our commitment and genuine dedication, we will achieve a lot in this area,” he said.
He urged them to always be honest, hardworking and committed to their assigned responsibilities. “While many more people are out there and Allah in His Infinite Mercy Has chosen you to take these responsibilities, it is therefore expected of you to perform with all sense of responsibility,” he maintained.
Governor Ganduje the statement added urged the newly sworn in commissioners to also be very conscious of the issue of Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), especialy now that Nigeria is moving away from dependence on oil, while charging them on the need to diversify economy by finding other sources of financing “…our budgets.
“All of you should be ready to accept this reality for the overall development of our state,” he directed.”
The governor had discussed with the state legislators that, when choosing constituency projects for their constituencies, they should give emphasis on education and health. The statement revealed.
People have high hope in you the governor reminded as he urged them to dedicate themselves in meeting the expectations of the people.
Ganduje made some specific demands of prudent management of resources, particularly those ministries that receive interventions from the World Bank and other development partners, to always make sure that they work hand in hand with their public servants for enhanced transparency and accountability.
“Ministries like that of Agriculture, Health, Budget and Education among others. You must make sure that you work closely with the Permanent Secretaries, Directors and other staff, so that you get the best result out of the work,” Ganduje cautioned.
Always have it at the back of your mind that, the central focus of this administration is human development.
“And to avoid our population to be a liability, we must work hard in the area of education so that we can get a population that is an asset,” he stated.
Be up and doing for the development of the state and the nation in general, stressing, “I want you to be focused and remained so, so that you too, will contribute your quota to the socio-economic development of the state.
“You are true representatives of the State Executive Council, therefore you must behave as members of the State Executive Council.
As you are aware that we have a very strong anti-graft institution, the State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, with an honest and strong leadership,” he said.
After looking at the budget document this night, we will write to the State House of Assembly tomorrow Wednesday notifying them about our intention to present the 2020 budget to the House. After which, we shall, myself and all of you, go to the Assembly on Thursday and present the budget,” he disclosed.
Congratulating them for the new appointments, he directed.
“You must make sure that you manage your ministries in a civilised way. You are required to make sure that our budget is implemented to the latter. Depending on the resources on ground. You must make sure also that you relate well with the members of the public.”