By Musa Diso
The Secretary to Kano State Government (SSG), Wazirin Gaya, Alhaji Usman Alhaji has commended the governor of the state, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Gnduje for his wonderful performances in the past six years of his administration.
He said since the creation of the state precisely 53 years ago, it has not seen the development that it has seen in the past six years of Governor Ganduje’s administration.
The secretary, who disclosed this during a joint presentation to the National Assembly Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution held at Bristol Hotel Kano recently, noted that the state is home to all the ethnic groups in the country, saying that over the years, it has not lost its cutting edge in commerce and trade.
Alhaji Alhaji said the state, being the commercial nerve center of West Africa and melting pot of the nation, it has the largest grains market in the whole Africa and the second in the world.
He said the state profile is agrarian with over 19 earth dams in it to support the growth of agricultural crops for both domestic and international market.
He added that 65 per cent of the rice mills in the country are located in the state.
He called on the committee to ensure that 35 per cent position in the government should be reserved for weak and vulnerable persons to encourage active participations in government activities.