The governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir Ahmed El-rufai has tasked the residents of Kaduna state to imbibe the spirit of living in unity among one another for the benefit of the state.
“Fellow citizens, ladies and gentlemen, let us unite in a common endeavour to make ours a state of peace and concord, working to promote equality of opportunity for every resident. Let us cherish our diversity while embracing equal citizenship, the rule of law, and respect for the lives and livelihoods of all who call Kaduna State home”, the governor said.
El-rufai made the assertion while delivering his inaugural address in Kaduna on Wednesday.
In his speech, he lauded the residents for their resolve for the peaceful conduct of the 2019 general elections in our state. “With your votes, you have granted President Muhammadu Buhari and me the privilege of a second-term in office”, he said.
The governor, while speaking promised to discharge the mandate responsibly.
” Ours is the government of everyone who lives in Kaduna State. I call on every resident of Kaduna State to join hands with us in the hard tasks that lie ahead.
” Back in March 2019, we all made our democratic choices, and freely expressed our preferences. Whatever our partisan affiliations and however we might have voted, we are all compatriots and fellow citizens.
” It is time to put politics aside and work together in the urgent task of improving the lives of all our people, and keeping them safe. Amidst so much poverty, division is an unaffordable luxury”, El-rufai said.
He noted that his government has spent much on internal security operations, supporting the security agencies with equipment, vehicles and other logistics and funding.
The governor explained further that the huge resources that have expended on the internal security operations and containing conflict can be better directed towards improving lives in peaceful communities.