Ganduje promises to equip markets with modern security infrastructures
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has revealed that modern security gadgets will be installed in markets across the state.
He said this would be done, as part of efforts to enhance and consolidate the security situation in the markets, which eventually helps in making businesses safer in the state,
He said- “The security gadgets could easily and sharply identify those taking weapons, if there are, and other dangerous items- as the case may be – to markets. In case that could happen, May Allah forbid. They will be identified from the entrance.”
Ganduje who made the disclosure as he declared open Seven-Day Retreat for the Development of Draft Sectional Titling (ST) and Systematic Land Titling and Registration (SLTR) Law, for Kano State, held at Manpower Development Centre, Dutse, Jigawa state.
According to a statement by Abba Anwar, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Kano State and sent to African Community News, the retreat was organised by Kano State Bureau for Land Management in collaboration with ITC System Global Nigeria Limited and was attended by the Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly, House Leaders, other legislators, Commissioners, Permanent Secretary, Bureau for Land Management, Directors from the Bureau, among others while the Jigawa state governor, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, was represented by his Deputy, Umar Namadi.
While appreciating the peace being enjoyed by the state in the last couple of years, he wishes that, “All we need to do is to stand up and make our state safer and safer at all times. May Almighty Allah continue to see us through.”
“Our markets need to be secured at all times also. We thank Allah that Kano is the one of the most peaceful states in the country,” Ganduje said.
Tinubu hails Ganduje over reforms, transformation
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described the Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, as a “Transformative and reformative leader.”
Tinubu stated this, as expression of his satisfaction with the leadership style of Ganduje, in managing and accommodating different ethnic nationalities with love and patriotic posture.
The former governor of Lagos State stated this during his meeting with leaders of ethnic nationalities, at Africa House, Government House, Kano, on the eve of his (Tinubu) 69th birthday celebration, late Sunday evening.
Tinubu was physically moved by the many encomiums showered on governor Ganduje, on how he handles all issues related to all Nigerians residing in Kano, irrespective of ethnic or religious differences.
Leaders from Igbo, Yoruba, other ethnic nationalities challenged other political leaders in the country, that, had it been all other political leaders in the country have similar skills in leadership and are fair and just in their dealings with other Nigerians, many unwanted developments troubling the country, wouldn’t have been manifested.
He said “His Excellency the Governor of Kano state, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is indeed a transformative and reformative leader. I am moved by his character, not because of his education and not because of his profiles. Because there are so many politicians without character and there are those with character but they are still worthless.
“He is of good character with worth. This character and worth from this gentleman, is just like what we read in history, about men and how they behaved during turbulent times.”
Asiwaju further commended governor Ganduje’s cabinet, that, “For his Cabinet, from the Deputy Governor to all other members of his Cabinet, we can say Kano state is lucky to be exceptional. We always appreciate Ganduje and his amazing Cabinet. This is what we need in all states of our dear country.”
The former Lagos state governor reminded all during the meeting that, he is in Kano to promote mutual coexistence, emphasising that, “Take it to your children that hate is not the answer. But love and hope are our answers. Let’s talk to our sisters and brothers that love and hope are the key words. It is a country of inter-marriages, love and production. Not that of banditry, kidnapping and other evils.”
In concluding his remarks before all the ethnic nationalities, the governor and other dignitaries, Tinubu said, “May God help Ganduje. He is a good patriot. Kano is a microcosm of Nigeria, as Lagos is. There is no ethnic nationality that is not in Kano. It is a mini-Nigeria.”
In his remarks, Governor Ganduje reveals that, “It is a norm here in our administration, that, we don’t have non-indigenes in the state. What we have is indigenes with primordial claims somewhere.”
Explaining further that, “It is Allah Who destined that we must not belong to the same religion or ethnic nationality. It is He Who wants to see us as diverse as we appear. This diversity is an advantage, but many people fail to take it as such.”
On the Colloquim, he appreciated Tinubu for taking the programme to Kano, out of Lagos or Abuja, for the first time. The very first time when Colloquim is taking place outside Lagos, outside South, outside River Niger, to North, Kano in particular, very close to desert. This is commendable. This shows patriotism, exemplary and focused leadership.”
Ganduje said that whoever appears to be a leader for all, “…who takes every one as one, that leader supposed to be honoured and respected. What more honor can he give us more than this? asked rhetorically.
For the leaders of ethnic nationalities, governor Ganduje commended that, “We appreciate you people. Because you are contributing to the development of the state through your legitimate businesses. We want you, we love you and we appreciate you. You can also remember that whenever there is any problem in any part of this country, we rush there to quench it.
“And when you have any problem you call our attention. We appreciate this also. What we believe in, is that, we must manage the nature of our cosmopolitan city. We give all concern and attention to the security of our dear state.”
KNSG gives N2.5 million each to overall winners of the National Qur’anic Recitation Competition
The 35th National Qur’anic Recitation Competition has ended in Kano with Muhammad Auwal Gusau from Zamfara State emerging best in the male category while Nusaiba Shu’aibu Ahmed from Kano State took the first position in the female category, the two overall winners each received a cash prize of N2.5 million from Kano State Government.
In his address during the closing ceremony held on Saturday at the Convocation Arena of the Bayero University Kano, the Governor Of Kano State Dr.Abdullahi Umar Ganduje represented by his Deputy Dr.Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna who is also the Chairman of the Local Organising Committee of the competition said a total 180 males and 190 females from all the 36 States of the federation and FCT participated in the 9-day Qur’anic Recitation Competition.
He noted that the participants keenly contested in the 6 categories of the competition for both male and female right from 2 Hizb with practical Tajweed up to 60 Hizb with Tafsir.
The Governor added- “our administration has made it as part of its cardinal responsibility to improve Islamic education especially as it relates to Qur’anic recitation and memorization at all levels, that is why we established the first ever Kano State Qur’anic and Islamiyya Schools Management Board which has today achieved alot in the promotion of Islamic education”.
He also assured of continued support to the National Qur’anic Recitation Competition and appreciated the immense contribution of Usmanu Dan Fodio University Sokoto for conducting and managing the annual Qur’anic recitation competition in the country.
In his remarks, the Sultan Of Sokoto who is also the President of the Nigeria Supreme Council Of Islamic Affairs,Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar explained that the National Qur’anic Recitation Competition which is aimed at bringing out the benefit of reciting the qur’an is growing stronger every year.
He therefore commended Kano State for being a good host and pledged the Sultanate commitment towards enhancing Qur’anic recitation and memorization.
A former Vice Chancellor Of the Usmanu Dan Fodio University Sokoto, Professor Shehu Galadanchi spoke on the virtues of reciting qur’an,its memorization and Islamic education.
Other highlight of the event include the donation of N10 million by the Chairman of the occasion, Alhaji Abdussamad Rabi’u to the Local Organising Committee of the competition.
Dignitaries that attended the occasion include the House Leader Of the Federal House Of Representatives Hon.Alhassan Ado Doguwa, Commissioners, Emirs of Kano, Nupe, Karaye and Zamfara, Vice Chancellors of Bayero University Kano and Usmanu Dan Fodio University Sokoto Prof. Sagir Adamu Abbas and Prof. Lawal Suleiman Bilbis respectively.