Kano State: NNPP’s gubernatorial Candidate unveils Blueprint 

Jack Acheme, Kano.

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The gubernatorial candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) in Kano state, North-west Nigeria, Abba Kabiru Yusuf, has officially presented his blueprint to the public.
The blueprint contains the party’s plan of action and policy framework bordering on social, economic, infrastructural development and growth for the benefit of the people of the ancient commercial city of Kano.
The governorship candidate, while presenting the 70-page working document to the teeming NNPP loyalists at the Meena Event Centre in Kano also unveiled his running mate, Comrade Aminu Abdulsalam.

 

(Left) Running mate, Comrade Aminu Abdulsalam, and the NNPP’s gubernatorial aspirant, Abba Kabiru Yusuf (Right).

 

The document, which is divided into 13 major components, prioritizes health, education, infrastructure, agriculture, commerce, revenue generation, security, water supply, and climate change, amongst others.

“Implementation of this working document when I become the governor come 2023, Insha Allah, will be hinged on transperancy and accountability for the benefit of Kano people as was the case during His Excellency Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso’s regime,” said Abba.

Reeling out sectoral analysis of the document, Abba highlighted education as being topmost in the plan, as it is the engine behind all human developments.

He stressed that both private and public schools will be improved, especially in the areas of recruitment of qualified teachers, establishment of E-learning, and scholarships for tertiary students.
According to him, he would also focus on girl child education initiatives, free O-level examinations, integration of Qur’anic and Tsangaya education, among others.

“Foriegn and domestic scholarships to our students will be improved,” he added.

Speaking about state’s the health sector, Abba said Kano, being the most populous state in Nigeria, needs further improvement in healthcare services: recruitment of more skilled human resources; deployment of mobile clinics, especially in the rural areas and ambulance services for emergency evacuations; free maternal and child health programme, health equipment and maintenance.

“Promoting cleanliness of hospitals and our environment, establishment of the Kano Centre for Disease Control, reviewing of the Contributory Health Management Agency, regulation of private health institutions, health financing through public private partnership, primary healthcare services, special public health interventions, among other initiatives, will be our priority.
“The prolonged Kano Cancer Centre will be completed and commissioned to serve its purpose.
“We shall equally employ all the over 200 medical doctors sponsored abroad by the Kwankwaso regime,” he emphasized.

On Agriculture, he said plans have also been concluded for Kano, as an industrial and agro-based economy, to witness tremendous growth through strategic value chain addition of international standards for local consumption and exports.
“Further support will be given to agrochemicals production and supply, rehabilitation and expansion of the 22 irrigation facilities in the state as well as construction of new ones in selected areas.
“It also includes rehabilitation of earth dams, the establishment of agro-industrial estates, establishment of commodity aggregation centres, protection of ranches, conservation of Kano zoological garden and wildlife, agricultural extension services.

“Agricultural financing, adoption of the national agricultural policy, agricultural value chain development, re-establishment of modern abattoir and others,” he said.

Other sectors of focus, according to him, includes, infrastructural development, road rehabilitation, strengthening security, water projects, improving power supply, climate change and environmental control, Tax control, empowerment, sports, and entertainment.

On revenue, he said the Kano Internal Revenue Service (KIRS) will be overhauled to restore financial discipline and mitigate hiding and diversion of revenue through engagement of tax and revenue collection consultants.

“I will also introduce Treasury Single Account (TSA) for all payment of revenue and tax collection in the state.

“We have planned to complete the construction of the 3,000 housing units across the three cities established by Kwankwaso’s administration.
“… complete the abandoned Independent Hydro Power Project at Tiga and Challawa to improve power supply for domestic and industrial uses,” said the NNPP’s governorship candidate.

 

Running Mate, Comrade Aminu Abdulsalam

The NNPP’s gubernatorial aspirant, Abba Kabiru Yusuf, described his running mate, Comrade Abdulsalam, as a tested and trusted partner in the quest for the development of Kano.
Comrade Abdulsalam on his part promised to remain loyal and committed to transparency and accountability when voted to power alongside the governorship candidate in the 2023 election.
“I urge members to resist any attempt to shortchange their mandate in 2023 elections,” said Abdulsalam.

The blueprint is in synergy with the national blueprint presented by Dr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate of the NNPP in the 2023 election.

 

Other NNPP stalwarts in attendance at the event included the NNPP’s senatorial candidates for Kano Central, Senator Sani Hanga; Kawu Sumaila for Kano North; and Dr. Baffa Bichi for Kano South, among others.

The event was colourful, with men wearing red caps and women being adorned with red veils (red, being the party’s colour).
There was a musical rendition by Tijjani Gandu and a drama sketch by Mallam Mai Dalla-Dalla.
The NNPP is set to flag off its gubernatorial and State Assembly campaigns on Friday at Kwnar Dangora.

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