Uba Sani Flags Off Infrastructure Projects Across Eight LGAs In Southern Kaduna Zone

BY; AMOS EBUTE MATHEW, Kaduna

Southern part of Kaduna State was full of life over the weekend as the good people of the area came out in their large number with smiles written all over their faces to receive Governor Uba Sani as he flagged off community development projects across eight local government areas also known as Zone Three.

The Governor, in addition performed a groundbreaking ceremony at Samarun Kataf, for the construction of vocational and technological skills acquisition center, second of its kind after a similar one at Rigachikun, Igabi Local Government.

2000 solar powered streetlights, eight feeder roads, new transformers and electricity distribution lines among others were some rural and urban community development infrastructures earmarked to be provided by the administration of Uba Sani in his project tour of the Zone.

Uba Sani while assuring to deliver dividends of democracy to citizens of the State vowed to deliver and complete quality jobs for the good of the people.

He appreciated the electorate of the zone for their massive support and the way they conducted themselves peacefully in the last general election, pledging not to disappoint the people of the area.

“In line with our administration’s efforts to reskill and upskill our citizens to handle technical and technological tasks in important and strategic business concerns, I performed the groundbreaking for the construction of the Kaduna State Vocational and Technology Skills City in Samarun Kataf, Zangon Kataf Local Government. The Skills City will also prepare Kaduna State youths for a rapidly changing world by equipping them with skills to make them employable.

“The Samarun Kataf Skills City is the second after the one in Rigachikun, Igabi Local Government. Our administration decided to embark on this important project based on a skills gap assessment/analysis we carried out in the public and private sectors in Kaduna State which showed that our citizens are not up to scratch in technical and technological skills required to be competitive. Business concerns prefer to hire foreigners because our people lack the requisite skills.

“Our gratitude goes to the Government and People of the Kingdom of Morocco, the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Nigeria, the Kaduna State Ministry of Business, Innovation and Technology, and other stakeholders for their contributions in making this initiative a reality,” Uba Sani said.

The State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Hon Sadiq Mamman Lagos who was part of the Governor’s entourage stated that the projects were carefully selected in order of importance and priority for maximum and positive impacts on the lives of people in rural areas.

“This is just the beginning of projects in less than one year in office, our governor is a man of his words, a lot more is coming by God grace. Few weeks to come the people of Zone Two will also feel our amiable leader’s touch in the area. Let’s continue to pray for him and the necessary support needed for him to succeed” Mamman Lagos stated.

He also disclosed that his ministry had put in place committee for monitoring and oversight function on works so that contractors would deliver timely and quality jobs.