Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has sworn in the newly elected 44 local government area chairmen, and 484 councillors in the state.

Ganduje while speaking during the swearing-in ceremony, which was held at the Kano Pillars Stadium at the weekend, Ganduje made a call to the newly elected councils chairmen telling them to prioritise the implementation of the free and compulsory education policy introduced by his administration in their respective local government areas.

“As you are all aware, education in Kano State is free and compulsory from basic to secondary schools; it is pertinent for all of you to see that you also support this free and compulsory education policy of the state government,” he said.

The governor also charged the new chairmen on security. He asked them to pay close attention to community policing by working closely with security agencies in their various communities.

According to him, “You just have to work closely with the security agencies at your various communities. This is absolutely necessary. We all know how peaceful Kano State is peaceful. In fact, it is the most peaceful state in northern Nigeria. Therefore, I implore you to take the issue of security seriously.”

He urged the chairmen to undertake projects that would have direct impact on the grassroots, especially in the areas of security, education, agriculture, health, among other areas.

The governor appreciated the Kano people for conducting a peaceful and successful election where the All Progressives Congress (APC) swept all the seats.

He also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for railway projects across the country, noting that the initiative would boost Nigeria’s economy.

According to Ganduje, apart from the Lagos-Ibadan-Kaduna-Kano rail line project, the president has also laid the foundation of Kano-Jibiya- Maradi and Kano-Jigawa railway project.

He also commended the president for ongoing gas projects, adding that the projects would be of great benefit to northern Nigeria, especially Kano.

In appreciation of the projects, Ganduje announced the construction of three interchanged bridges, which would be named after President Buhari, noting that the project would be the accomplishment of the effort to make Kano a mega city.

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