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Democracy Day: Gov Yusuf highlights significant achievements in one year

The governor of Kano State, Abba Kabir Yusuf, said the state has made significant achievements in various spheres of human endeavour over the past year.…

The governor of Kano State, Abba Kabir Yusuf, said the state has made significant achievements in various spheres of human endeavour over the past year.

This was contained in a statement issued by the governor’s spokesperson, Sunusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, recently.

Addressing the people of Kano during the Democracy Day celebration at the Kano Government House, the governor noted the challenges posed by certain detractors who sought to contest the divine will and the support of the majority of Kano State residents who voted in favour of his leadership.

Governor Yusuf mentioned that his administration faced numerous legal obstacles, spending over eight months navigating various court proceedings to safeguard their mandate.

Nonetheless, he emphasised the considerable successes attained in different sectors throughout the year.

According to him, in the domain of Human Capital Development, the government prioritised skills acquisition, empowering the youth and women, and promoting high-level manpower advancement. 

Also, the administration initiated monthly empowerment initiatives for women and youth, providing each beneficiary with a capital injection of N50,000 to invest in Small and Medium Enterprises. 

He said, presently, 5,200 women from all 44 local governments have benefited from this programme and will continue to do so regularly.

“Youth empowerment programmes, including support for traffic traders/hawkers, have also been launched, with each recipient receiving a capital injection of N50,000 to bolster their trade. These empowerment schemes are ongoing on a monthly basis and are intended to encompass all deserving individuals in the state,” he said.

The governor also approved the reactivation of the 21 skills acquisition institutes, initiating training programmes to young individuals with both soft and hard skills across various trades and enterprises, promoting an ethos of entrepreneurialism. 

“The government allocated significant resources to sponsor 1,001 first-class graduates to foreign universities, enabling them to pursue advanced degrees in diverse disciplines. These students are expected to complete their post-graduate education by the end of this year.”

He further noted that the administration extended support to Kano State natives studying in tertiary institutions in various states, covering their registration fees as an act of compassion and support.

Recognising the weight of accumulated pensioner debts, Governor Yusuf also authorised the disbursement of N11 billion, distributed in two instalments to over 5,000 pensioners in the initial phase. The second tranche, totaling N5 billion, is set for imminent distribution, offering substantial relief and positively impacting numerous households in the state.

Moreover, as a fulfilment of his campaign pledge, the administration organised and sponsored a mass wedding for 800 couples, providing each couple with essential provisions for their new life together.

In response to prevalent poverty exacerbated by inflation and escalating commodity prices, the government implemented measures to alleviate the hardships experienced by the populace.

The state government procured over 270 trailer loads of rice and 70 trailer loads of maize and distributed them to all the 484 polling units in the 44 local government councils.


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