The Kano Media Advocacy Group (KaMAG), a cluster of concerned Kano journalists dedicated to advocacy for accountability and good governance and improved service delivery, has called on the Governor of Kano State Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, to make good on promises he made on the occasion of his swearing-in for second term in office on May 29.
It would be recalled that Governor Ganduje had in his inaugural speech made a wide-range of policy statements that cut across various sectors including health, education, agriculture, and water supply, amongst others. For example, the governor had in his maiden speech as second term governor promised free and compulsory primary and secondary education as well as subsidized tertiary education for all Kano citizens.
KaMAG, therefore, called on the Kano state government “to come up with implementable policy guidelines for the actualization of the free and compulsory primary and secondary education and subsidized tertiary education including ensuring the implementation of the Kano Education Trust Fund (KETFUND) Law. We also call for the implementation of provisions of the Disability Law through the establishment of a Commission which will oversee the successful implementation of the governor’s free education policy for the disabled.”
Moreover, Governor Ganduje had said he had approved a contract for the establishment of a N2.4 billion State Cancer Treatment Center at Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital as well as planning to integrate private sector participation and free medical services for the vulnerable in the Kano State Contributory Healthcare Scheme (KSCHS). Thus, the group commended Governor Ganduje for the N2.4 billion cancer center, which it said would go a long way in alleviating the sufferings of numerous cancer patients in Kano and Nigeria.
“KaMAG wishes to commend Governor Ganduje for the N2.4 billion State Cancer Treatment Center, which will go a long way in alleviating the sufferings of numerous Kano and Nigerian citizens living with various types of cancers; there are currently very limited facilities offering treatment for cancer in Nigeria and at very exorbitant cost. We, however, call on the Ganduje administration to also consider reviewing KSCHS Law for more effectiveness,” the statement further said.
The statement also called on Ganduje to ensure the implementation of many other promises he made in the areas of Agriculture, Water Supply; War Against Drugs; for Youths Rehabilitation as well as Security Surveillance.
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