Kano State Government has donated a new Toyota Hiace Bus to each of Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ); Correspondents Chapel and Arewa Freedom of the Blind Association respectively.
Presenting the buses at Kano Government House Wednesday, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje stated that the motive was to carry along all segments of the society in the state in order to balance the equation.
He said:”All segments of the society are partners in progress. If you analyze the co-function of each, you will find that they have something to do with the government and government has something to do with them.”
For NUJ, the governor emphasized that his government has been with them for a long time and there was a need to encourage them as they too, have been publicizing government’s programmes.
“Our policy of free and compulsory education, they are always in the forefront; the peace and stability in our society, they are in the forefront. So there is no better way to assist them than to provide them with their priority as what they have informed us, having a vehicle is a priority, the governor said.”
Dr. Ganduje believed that members of the NUJ played a very important role in the national unity and national integration of Nigeria.
The governor then called on them to continue working hard for the unity of Nigerians.
For the blind association, the governor appreciated them for talking about cooperation with government and also disassociating themselves from begging in the state.
On his part, the Commissioner of Information, Comrade Muhammad Garba described Ganduje as a media-friendly governor since he came into power in 2015.
“Since he was elected in 2015, he maintained the cordial relationship between the media and Kano State government.
“What we are witnessing today is going to be in history. For almost 12 years, the NUJ and Correspondents’ Chapel did not witness such programme where such donations are extended to them,” he concluded.