Kano state governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and the newly elected members of state assembly, on Wednesday received certificates of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Addressing mammoth crowd at Sani Abacha Indoor Stadium, Governor Ganduje said political campaigns and politics was over and the people of Kano have spoken, noting that “our job now is to build the future of our great state, Kano.”
“Our future does not lie on oil or any of the things we currently fight about. Our future cannot be built with handouts or dependency. Our future lies in the minds of our people.”
Our heroes of the past have shown that it is possible to develop sustainable and self-sufficiently.
“This is how we know that building a sustainable future is possible. In order to access that future, we must develop the minds of our people. Our future lies in providing 21st century knowledge and resources to our young people, so they can lead the development of a modern Kano State.
“We must ensure that all our young people receive quality education. We must ensure all our girls are educated, so we can unlock the 50% of economic output currently not being accessed by our society due to the low participation women.
“We must also make sure that our state becomes an attractive destination for investment and business, with a focus on the investments which improve our human capacity. Agriculture is already the mainstay of our people – our plan is to attract investment which increases our outputs and unlock economic growth for all of us.