Determined to create measures to cushion the effects of subsidy removal, the Kano state government is preparing to purchase grains from the federal government and sell them to the people of the state in 44 local government areas at an affordable price.
The state governor, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, made this known during a pioneer interactive meeting with the members of the Community Re-Orientation Committee (CRC) from the 44 local governments held today at the Africa house, government house.
Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf said the state government is worried about the difficulties people are facing due to the high cost of transportation and foodstuffs occasioned by the subsidy removal, pledging to avail more possible ways of lessening the hardship.
The Governor added that plans are in the pipeline to bring back the Kanawa buses to cater to the transportation needs in the state, assisting students, women, and other categories of people in need for free.
On the proposed nationwide strike tomorrow by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Governor passionately called on the Labour leaders to exercise patience and halt the planned strike as governments at all levels are assiduously working to fashion out modalities for reducing the sufferings as a result of the fuel hike.
The Governor informed the attendees that the state government has sent the CRC law to the state house of Assembly for amendments to accommodate more provisions on the functions and activities of the CRC at the state and local government levels.
According to the Governor, “Kano state government is going to work with your structure to implement our policies on revamping the education sector, which includes renovation and construction of classrooms, provision of stationeries, uniforms, and feeding of primary pupils, among others.
“As a matter that needs the quickest action, you are from today to the next one week requested to submit a comprehensive report on the immediate needs of our primary and secondary schools needing immediate rehabilitation for prompt actions,” stressed Governor Abba.
Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf tasked the CRC members to be up and doing, work with honesty, diligence, and commitment to duty to achieve the goal of uplifting the education sector to a greater height.
The Governor appreciated the contributions of the CRC members and used the opportunity to inform them of some of the achievements of his administration within the last two months, pledging to do more for the betterment of the state.