Letter to Abba Kabir Yusuf

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Dear newly elected governor of Kano state.

First and foremost, I must offer my humble congratulations on your recent election. By electing you into this exalted office, the people of my dear Kano state have no doubt placed their tomorrow, trust in you to lead us with compassion, dedication towards a better, prosperous future, and we are hopeful that you will rise to the occasion.

Dear Abba gida gida, as you take on this important role, we urge you to prioritise the needs of the good people of Kano above all else.

Our state is facing numerous challenges, including economic inequalities, healthcare disparities, educational deficiencies, traffic congestion, dilapidated roads which have become hazardous to drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists to traverse. There are Increasing crime rates, environmental degradation and strain on public services like schools and hospitals. We require a leader who is committed to tackling these issues head-on and finding lasting solutions that will benefit all residents, regardless of their background or socioeconomic status. I believe, during your electioneering campaigns, you have had the opportunity to mingle and connect with many individuals, which definitely gave you a deeper understanding of their struggles and challenges. Therefore I urge you to know their worth and show concern for their well-being.

I must also encourage you to prioritise transparency and accountability in your administration. The people have a right to know how their paid taxes are being spent and whatever decisions are being made on their behalf. Open communication and free accessibility to your office will go a long way in building trust with the general public.

Finally, we ask that you lead with compassion and empathise with the needs of your people. Our state is diverse, with unique, distinctive opportunities and perspectives that make us stronger and shoulder above our peers. As governor, it is your responsibility to ensure that all residents feel seen, heard, cherished and valued. We believe that by working together, we can create a brighter future for all.

Once again, congratulations on your election. We look forward to working with you to make our state the best it can be.

Abbas Datti,
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