By Abdullahi Faruk, Birnin Kebbi
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday in Birnin Kebbi, issued Certificates of Return to Dr Nasir Idris, Governor-elect of the state, his deputy Umar Abubakar and ten state house of assembly members.
Prof. Muhammad Sani Kalla, INEC National Commissioner in charge of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara, also issued certificates of return to the some of the elected members of the State House of Assembly in the just concluded Supplementary election.
The state has 24 state assembly constituencies and INEC on March 30 presented Certificates of Return to 14 winners of the March 18 House of Assembly poll in the state.
Dr. Nasir Idris shortly after receiving his certificate, lauded the commission, security agencies for given the enabling environment for the electorate to exercise their civic responsibility.
He also thanked the electorate for ensuring a successful exercise and having confidence in them as well as for given them the mandate to steer their affairs in the state.
“Kebbi is endowed with natural resources, and we will do everything humanly possible to tap those resources for the betterment of the people in the state.
“We will continue with the ongoing work the current administration is undertaking before we venturing into the new ones. We will create so many job opportunities for the people, especially on agricultural sector.
“On security, we will do everything to restored security in the affected areas in the Southern part of the state. So that the people of the said area can go to their various farmlands and produce more food and boost food security in the state and country at large.
“We will fulfill all the promises we made to the people during the electioneering campaigns in the state, God willing,” he said.
He urged them to pray for the success of his administration.