Kaduna state Governor, Mukhtar Ramalan Yero said his administration is yet to initiate new infrastructural development projects due to its determination to complete on-going projects imitated by past administrations in the state.
Speaking when he received leaders and members of the Yoruba community in the state on courtesy callTuesday, the governor said the present administration believes in the ideology of continuity and will not abandon ongoing projects to initiate new ones.
He said: “I believe it is more economical and socially wise to complete projects that are already on-going, because public funds have already been invested by the past administrations that awarded the contracts. It will amount to wastage for us to just come and abandon projects when monies have already been invested on them simply because we want to initiate new ones,” he said.
Yero, therefore, said his administration remains committed to completing all ongoing projects it inherited from past administrations in the state while gradually initiating new critical infrastructures.
Governor Yero commended the Yoruba community in Kaduna state for living peacefully with other ethnic groups while also urging them to actively participate in all developmental initiatives in the state.
He said the state government accommodate all groups irrespective of tribe or religion “as long as people are ready to obey laws, we have no discrimination against them.”
The governor also promised to provide more economic opportunities for the Yoruba and all other communities in the state.
Earlier, President- General of the Yoruba Community in the 19 Northern states, Allhaji Ganiyu Oguntoyinbo thanked the governor for his efforts at promoting peaceful co-existence in the state.
He also commended governor Yero for continuing with projects initiated by his predecessors in office which he described as the right step towards ensuring sustainable growth and development.