By Mustapha Salisu
Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State, under the platform of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), on Thursday counted the success stories recorded by the party in the state since his assumption into office on May 29, 2023.
The governor read out the achievements in Kaduna State while presiding over the party’s first Northwest Zonal Meeting since the nation’s 2023 General Election.
Governor Yusuf, who was represented by his Deputy, Comr. Aminu Abdussalam, thanked Almighty Allah for giving NNPP victory in Kano State during the 2023 General Elections and expressed his excitement, noting that despite joining NNPP at late hours to the General Election with series of challenges, the party contested the election and won in Kano State.
“Despite limited resources and timeframe during the 2023 general elections, NNPP contested and produced a Governor and his Deputy in Kano State, 26 Members of State House of Assembly including a Speaker and his Deputy also in Kano State, 19 House of Representative Members in National Assembly, 18 are from Kano and 1 is from Jigawa State, as well as 2 Senators in the National Assembly,” the governor revealed.
Governor Yusuf further disclosed that since the NNPP-led government assumed office in Kano, they have restored and ensured timely payment of workers and pensioners salaries on the 25th of every month in full without any cut.
He also assured that his government has approved the sum of 6 billion naira to start paying gratuities of retired and dead civil servants in the state.
“We will start paying the first segment of the gratuity to beneficiaries of level 1-6 (Junior Staff) by the end of this month. Also, screening of beneficiaries is ongoing across all LGAs for effectiveness,” Governor Yusuf revealed.
Education remains a top priority for the NNPP-led administration. Governor Abba Kabir said his government has intervened in the payment of NECO examination fees for 3rd grade students, distributed uniforms and learning materials for primary school pupils, and restored full salaries for primary school teachers and feeding programs.
“We have sponsored 1001 best graduates on foreign scholarships as part of our commitment to produce globally competitive professionals from Kano State,” Abba revealed.
The governor also demonstrated his commitment to healthcare, stating that his government has reconstructed and rehabilitated, refurbished, and renovated some hospitals in the state, like Asiya Bayero Paediatric Hospital, and equipped it with the start-of-the-art equipment, paving the way for access to quality medical services for children.
“The emergency unit of Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, Nasarawa Hospital, and Sir Sunusi Hospital are all in the process of being renovated,” Yusuf stated.
The governor, while congratulating the leadership of NNPP in the Northwest Zone of the country, appealed to them to go back to their respective states and come out with a proposal to push the party forward. He also assured the Northwest members that Kano NNPP will do its best not to disappoint the national body of the party.
Earlier in his remarks, NNPP National Vice Chairman, Northwest Zone, Alh. Shehu M. Bello, appreciated Kano NNPP for its tremendous achievement within a period of 5 months since assumption into office.
The Chairman, while urging members to cooperate towards uplifting the party, read a progress report to members of the meeting, revealing that 3 state chairmen were dissolved and replaced with a caretaker committee, and the Election Appeal judgment is turning out to be positive.
The meeting was attended by chairmen of the party from all 7 states of the Northwest zone, state house of assembly members, commissioners, and other top stakeholders of the NNPP party.