From Mohammad Ibrahim, Kaduna
In a show of solidarity to political quest of the people of Southern Kaduna, Governor Yero yesterday declared support for the creation of Gurara State out of the present Kaduna State.
According to him, the state Assembly has already voted for the creation of the new state.
Speaking at the 2015 Annual Afan Day Festival at Kagoro, Governor Yero said their position was supported by his administration.
“As you are aware, the State Assembly has voted for creation of new states, that position is also supported by the State Executive. We are in support of actualization of the rights of our people to self determination, so we are fully in support of creation of a new state from Kaduna state.
He said a technical committee has already been raised for establishment of the university in southern part of the state.
“In view of the challenges being faced in securing admission into Universities by our students, our Administration has concluded plans to upgrade the Kafanchan Campus of the Kaduna State University (KASU) into a full-fledged University of Technology.
“A technical committee under Prof Abdulrasheed A. as Chair and Prof Barnabas Qurix as Deputy will soon be inaugurated to commence this process. To improve health care delivery, we have intensified effort towards the establishment of a Federal Medical Centre in Kafanchan to cater for the health needs of our people.
“While we are sustaining that effort, Government have directed for the upgrading of the General Hospital, Kafanchan for improved services. We have also made a provision in the 2015 budget for the completion of upgrading of PHC Fadan Kagoma to a Rural Hospital,” he said.
The Governor counted several achievements of his administration in the Southern Kaduna zone including completion of roads projects.