Governor Ganduje Presents handover notes to Governor-elect Yusuf
Jack Acheme, Kano
The out-going Governor of Kano state, Dr. Umar Ganduje has officially handed over the state administration to the incoming Governor, Aba Yusuf.
The event took place at the Government House, Kano on Monday morning. The governor was represented by the Secretary to the state government, Usman Alhaji.
“My warmest congratulation to you all in this auspicious time of democracy in our state,” he said. “I worked through social and economic challenges to take our state higher during my tenure.”
“Today, I handover success and challenges of our stewardship with specific recommendation and way forward. The document was prepared with great care and attention to serve as reference. Completed and ongoing projects are contained in the hand over note.”
Ganduje said the administration recorded success in the areas of Road construction, fly overs, health, including inherited projects from previous administrations, power projects, free and compulsory education, increase in years of service for civil servants, Dangote skills acquisition center.
Also, his administration sponsored 1,000 youths for automobile training, while offering support to security agencies especially at falgore forest and provided tracking equipments for the Police.
He said the total liability left for the incoming government stood at over N241billion Naira, which includes pension for state and local government retirees and loans, among others.
He commended the cooperation revived in the cause of governance from the executives, Legislative, judiciary, which brought about social stability in the state.
“The Cooperation brought about ability to deliver public goods to the people. I thank security agencies for keeping peace in the state as well as contributions of the Traditional leaders and the business community,” Ganduje added.
In his remark, the Governor-elect, Abba Yusuf commended the efforts put together to make available the handover notes.
He, however said the document is scanty and more scrutiny will be done on it.
We have gotten the handover note. For us it is very scanty. The transition report is also very scanty too.
Where we are satisfied we will take action and where we are not satisfied, we will take action.
However, there is nothing we can do for now because of expectations from the Kano people who voted us in, we will start working immediately.
He expressed disappointment in the N241 billion naira liability.
“Where are we going to source the money, the internally generated revenue is also nothing to talk about,’’ he said.
He assured Kano people of good governance through collaborative efforts of all stakeholders especially the three arms of government and the youths.