Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje is hopeful President Muhammadu Buhari will turn around the country’s economic misfortune.
According to a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Youth and Culture, Muhammad Garba, Ganduje stated this yesterday while delivering his New Year message to the people.
The statement noted that Ganduje welcomed the people to 2017 and prayed that the year will be full of opportunities, blessings and happiness for everyone.
The statement reads: “The past year has indeed not been very smooth in view of the challenging realities we found ourselves in, as a result of the recession. I am, however, optimistic that with the dogged commitment of our President, Muhammadu Buhari, to turn around the economy after many years of mismanagement, good days are very close by.
“Our administration, like all other states in the country, is feeling the crunch, as a result of the dwindling revenue from the federation account. But notwithstanding the hard times, we have been able to judiciously utilise the little resources we are receiving along with our Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) to initiate and finance laudable and beneficial projects and programmes.
“Our commitment in this direction is very clear, particularly in terms of completion of inherited projects, initiation of new roads and bridges, underpass and flyover, water supply, health, agriculture youth and women development, education, rural development, sanitation and environmental protection.”
The governor thanked the people for their understanding and support for the government’s policies, even as he urged them to continue to pay their taxes to enable the government execute more human-oriented projects for an improved welfare. (The Nation)