By Lola Seriki- Idahosa Kaduna, North-West, Nigeria …The Deputy Speaker, Kaduna State House of Assembly, Honourable Goroh Nuhu Shadalafia, the State government under the Malam Nasir El-Rufai-led administration executed projects worth N5.8 billion naira in Kagarko local government area of the State.
He also said it obvious that the quantum of projects executed was largely responsible for the “easy ride ” during the House of Assembly primary election for Kagarko constituency .
Hon. Nuhu Shadalafia, who disclosed this in an chat with his media team, said this time delegates considered merit, quality representation and performance before casting their votes, hence his humble victory during the election.
Speaking on his stewardship as Deputy Speaker and member representing Kagarko Constituency in the Kaduna House of Assembly during the legislative years under review, Honourable Nuhu explained , ” The State government constructed 19-kilometer roads, renovated and expanded 12,000 Primary Health Care Centres (PHCs), primary and secondary schools, and upgraded the General Hospital in the LG with updated laboratory equipment, among others.
According to him, the governor’s directive that all state’s public schools located alongside the road be fenced and renovated automatically ,gave room for a well organised and secured learning environment at Kagarko Local government areas.
While disclosing that during his time in office, over 1,000 indigenes of his constituency got gainful employment into various ministries and parastatals under the current regime, even though his target was 2,500, he said ,“People looked to my activities in the House and the kind of projects. I attracted over N5.8 billion projects under the current regime of el-Rufai. I did it through building relationships with people. Kagarko is APC LG and will remain so.”
On cracks in the party, he said all efforts are being made to reconcile all aggrieved members stressing, “I believe in the move to say sorry, and say let’s come and work together as a team; it will be better for the LG, my constituency, the State, House of Assembly and even our party, APC to win the 2019 as a unity party.
“I’ll introduce house-to-house campaign, the APC change campaign team; every youth will be involved, up to 1,000 people spread in all the polling unit locations with exco. We’ll give them score-cards to give Presidency, Governors, Chairmen. Projects executed, completed, uncompleted. We’ll print fliers, hand bills, billboards without our pictures but picture of what we’ve done so that people can see.
“What is not there, they’ll tell people, because people are now enlightened. Those are the things we’ll go and sell to the people to market APC for campaign. We’ve 19-kilometer roads tiled by this government. Before then, no tiled road in the LG aside the one crossing it to other LG; N800 million spent on Trailer Yard, a park in Tafa by this government that will create employment for our youths, generate revenue for state and LG.”
On the backlog salary arrears owed newly recruited teachers, Hon. Shadalafia said they will surely be paid this month of October, including that of civil servants leave grants, which had already been in arrears of years, before the current government.
APC led government in Kaduna State is working hard to ensure accountability,justice ,even development and enduring stewardship that will linger in the minds of citizens for over 100 years .
“I want assure our citizens that APC as the ruling party is not only committed to providing lasting infrastructural development,but also give direction for a system that works .