My administration won’t abandon any project – Yero

AbdulRaheem Aodu

Kaduna state government would not leave behind any project uncompleted at the end of its tenure, including the ones it inherited from previous administrations, Governor Mukhtar Yero of Kaduna state, has said.
Speaking at the distribution of empowerment materials to women and youths by Senator Esther Nenadi Usman yesterday in Kafanchan, Yero said the state government made provision of N8.2 billion in the 2014 budget to fund road projects in the Southern Kaduna senatorial zone.

He said: “Our administration has not and will not dump any projects initiated by regimes before us. While we continue to allocate scarce resources to tackle numerous demands, it is imperative to ensure completion of ongoing projects in order to ensure prudent spending of public funds. It will amount to wastage and retrogression if every administration dumps projects initiated by its predecessors and we shall not fall into such trap.
“In Zone III (Southern Kaduna) alone, there are 15 ongoing roads projects that have been earmarked for funding in the 2014 budget. While most are at various stages of completion; our administration has successfully completed the Zonkwa-Yarbam road, Tum-Madakiya road and the College of Education Gidan Waya road.

“Several other roads projects have reached advance stages of completion; Jere-Kurmin Jibrin and Kwoi-Kafanchan road is at 74%, Wazo-Asso-Tanda-Gegira washout is at 92 per cent and the zonal police headquarter-Kaduna State University campus access road is at 96 per cent completion.”
He called on people to continue to support his administration towards achieving its set objectives, and reassured them of fairness and justice in the administration of his government, irrespective of tribe and religion.
The governor urged the people to continue to live in peace and harmony with one another, saying that “without peace, we will only stagnate and fail as a people.”
“I, therefore, urge all citizens of the state to join us in the campaign for peace and unity. We should always preach peace and act peacefully; we should imbibe the golden rule of loving our neighbours as we love ourselves.”