By Abdulwaheed Olayinka Adubi, Kaduna
As the end to the tenure of the Kaduna state Governor, Mallam Nasir El-rufai is drawing closer, the Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Hon. Mohammed Sani Abdullahi Dattijo, has disclosed reasons why he should be the next Governor of the state.
The Commissioner has also declared his readiness to take over from his boss.
During his official declaration at the state Secretariat of the All Progressives Congrees ( APC ) in Kaduna on Tuesday, Dattijo unveiled a six point development plan to reposition the State if given the mandate come 2023.
According to the Commissioner, his capacity to drive the economy of the state and securing the lives and properties of the citizenry, Investing in People, Building a smarter, technologically advanced Kaduna are some of the reasons why he should be the next Governor of Kaduna state.
His six point agenda, also included “rural Transformation, Connecting rural economies to Agriculture and Solid minerals value chains and creating a safe and secure environment for livelihoods to thrive.”
Others are :
“Accelerating Urban Infrastructure-Expanding on the Kaduna Urban Renewal Programme to make our state a place that creates economic opportunities for all.
“Building a smarter, technologically advanced Kaduna – Streamlining governance, leveraging technology to make Kaduna inclusive & ready for a private sector-driven economy.
“Investing in People – Creating a conducive and inclusive environment for our resilient population through investments in health, education, youth development and jobs.
“Attracting Local and International Finance for Development- Work with development partners across the globe to drive the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and ensure no demographic is left behind. My ultimate goal is to make Kaduna a state that is secured, works for everyone, creating an enabling environment for opportunities so that all our residents can thrive”.
These, he promised are to be his top priority if elected to steer the affairs of the state in 2023.