The Kano State gubernatorial candidate of Action Democratic Party, ADP, Sha’aban Sharada, has promised build primary health centres in each of the 484 wards of the 44 local government areas of the state.
Mr Sharada made the promise during declaration of his candidature at a grand event, held at Sani Abacha Youth Centre in Kano on Saturday.
“Although is not time for campaign, but we know you are left with no option than to go to public hospitals which are in a sorry state.
“We will make sure we provide modern PHCs in all the 484 wards across 44 Local government areas of the state,” he said.
Mr Saharada, currently a member representing Kano Municipal Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, also promised to give local governments autonomy in the state if elected as the governor in 2023.
He said Local Governments used to be a place where masses felt the impact of government through execution of developmental projects at the grassroots.
According to him, the councils have now become shadows of their former selves because the state government had blocked their statutory allocations.
Mr Sharada alleged that the state government had introduced what he called “stabilization account”, where the local governments’ allocations are diverted and used for political activities.
He said if he becomes the governor of the state, he would ensure local governments authorities are getting their federal allocations to execute meaningful projects.
“We will also ensure Local Government autonomy. We know how Local Governments used to be a place of activities. Everybody is busy, but now our LGAs had been made like bush.
“Public funds are being siphoned by this government into what it described as stabilization account. This money is LGAs’ money, but the government had made them for its personal use. The money is used for political activities.
“This is stealing and this is oppression. When we come on board, we will change this,” he alleged.
Mr Sharada, who is the chairman House Committee on Internal Security, said ADP, though it is new, is enjoying massive support in Kano.
“In just a few months, look at the massive support this party is enjoying. I am thrilled by the this huge crowd. I am elated by this massive support. Thank you everyone and we will not disappoint you,” Mr Sharada assured.
He also promised to develop education sector in the state, saying, “the logo of our great party, which is a book, means we will reposition education sector in Kano; we will put in place a robust and standard education system for our teeming youths to become productive in their future.”
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