In a series of decisive actions, Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, has initiated a comprehensive reform agenda aimed at restoring public properties and enhancing the welfare of the state’s residents. The governor’s actions have been marked by a firm stance against illegal activities and a commitment to public service.
The governor has revoked the sale of the Hasiya Bayero Pediatric Hospital, a medical centre dedicated to the treatment of children and women for about 30 years, which was allegedly sold by the previous administration. The revocation is part of a broader plan to renovate and reopen the hospital for public use, thereby restoring a vital healthcare facility for the state’s most vulnerable residents.
In addition to healthcare reform, Governor Yusuf has also taken decisive action in the realm of public administration. He has replaced 44 Centre officers, who were coordinating the 2023 Hajj exercise in their respective local government areas, with interim officers. This move is seen as a step towards ensuring more efficient and effective coordination of the Hajj operations in the state.
The governor’s reform agenda extends to the urban landscape as well. He has commenced the demolition of structures believed to be illegally erected on properties belonging to the government. This includes a building housing 90 shops in the racecourse area by Filing Sukuwa, Nasarawa GRA. The governor has also issued an immediate order to halt construction in the Hajj camp area developers.
In a bid to maintain the cleanliness and aesthetic appeal of the state, the Kano State Government has banned indiscriminate outdoor advertising and pasting of posters on walls of public and private buildings. A task force has been set up to ensure compliance with this directive.
These actions by Governor Yusuf have been met with mixed reactions. While some laud his efforts to restore public properties and enhance public welfare, others caution against using his office for personal vendetta.
In the face of these criticisms, the governor remains resolute in his commitment to the welfare of Kano’s residents. He has emphasized that his administration will persist until every corner of the state is free from the darkness that provides cover for criminals and political thugs. His administration remains focused on securing the safety and well-being of the residents by eliminating criminal hideouts and creating an environment conducive to peace and development.
The sweeping reforms initiated by Governor Yusuf signify a new dawn for Kano State. His bold stand against illegality and his unwavering commitment to public welfare are promising signs of a brighter future for the state and its residents.