By: Abdullahi Faruk, Birnin Kebbi
Kebbi State Governor-elect, Dr Nasiru Idris, pledges to accord top priority to the education sector as well as food security in the state and country at large.
He made this pledge while delivering his acceptance speech to newsmen and visiting journalists from Abuja and Lagos at the presidential lodge Birnin Kebbi shortly after his declaration as the winner.
He said: “The people’s government will galvanize the education sector to provide not just education, but functional education.
‘A massive revolution is needed in the education sector. We will fully equipped all the schools with modern tools and equipment.
“In all, Kebbi State will no longer lag behind in national examinations and we will take our pride of place in education.
“Teachers will henceforth be getting their rewards here on earth and in the hereafter.”
The Governor-elect further vowed to ensure that Kebbi State becomes the real food basket of Nigeria by strengthening the agricultural sector.
“Our people are largely agrarian and the state has been hugely blessed with vast fertile land.
“My administration will inject more life into the sector towards massive food production and bolster food security, “Idris promised.
He also vowed to make Birnin Kebbi metropolis a true and real State Capital by executing massive infrastructural development .
He said,”we will make it a truly and remarkable city by improving all its infrastructure to make it at par with all cities of the world.”
Dr. Nasiru Idris also vowed to pursue a massive rural transformation agenda, adding, “it is their time to get the fruits of their support to us.”
The Governor-elect also underscored the imperative of ensuring the security and safety of lives and properties of the generality of the people of the state.
He also said that the state government was genuinely concerned with the recurring security challenges in the southern parts of the state.
“We will pursue a solid security architecture development agenda to guarantee the safety of lives and properties of the citizens.
“We will maximize our relationship with all the security agencies to boost the security of lives and properties of the people,”the Kauran Gwandu added.
Idris further also promised to empower the various sections of the people of the state.
“Our government is the government of the people and it shall be by the people.
“We will initiate more policies and programmes to ensure the even development of the state,”the Governor- elect promised.
He also extended an olive branch to the opposition in the state, as according to him,”the elections are now over.
“The task of building a virile better and bigger Kebbi State is the responsibility of all,”the Kauran Gwandu said.
The Governor-elect eulogized Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu for his unflinching support and invaluable mentorship.
He also commended Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami, SAN, DG, Campaign Council and former Governor of the State, Alhaji Usman Saidu Nasamu Dakingari and other critical stakeholders for their invaluable efforts towards ensuring his victory.
He therefore, dedicated his victory to the entire people of the state and promised to hit the ground running on 29th May together with his deputy elect, Senator Umar Abubakar Tafida.
He commended the poor,down trodden, rural dwellers, labourers, farmers, students, ‘Okada riders’,graduates,hawkers,workers and teachers at all levels for their support and understanding.