Kaduna—Kaduna State governor, Mukhtar Ramalan Yero has said that his administration was yet to initiate new infrastructural projects due to its determination to complete projects imitated by past administrations in the state.
He said that it was more economical to complete all the abandoned and ongoing projects initiated by his predecessors instead of starting fresh ones that could equally be abandoned.
Speaking while receiving the Yoruba community in his office Tuesday evening, Yero also said that his administration believed in continuity and would not abandon ongoing projects to initiate new ones.
His words, “I believe it is more economical and socially wise to complete projects that are already ongoing because public funds have already been invested by the past administrations that awarded the contracts.
It will amount to wastage for us to just come and abandon projects when money had already been invested on them simply because we want to initiate new ones.”
According to Yero, his administration would complete all ongoing projects it inherited from past administrations in the state while gradually initiating new critical infrastructures.
Yero commended the Yoruba Community in the state for living peacefully with other ethnic groups and asked them to actively engage in developmental projects in the state.
He said the state government welcomed all ethnic groups irrespective of tribe or religion in the state.
“As long as people are ready to obey the laws, we have no discrimination against them,’’ he said, and pledged to create further opportunities for the Yoruba and all other communities in the state to ensure economic development of the state.
In his speech earlier, President General of the Yoruba Community in the 19 northern states, Allhaji Ganiyu Oguntoyinbo commended Yero for his efforts at promoting peaceful co-existence in the state.
He also said that Yero had continued with projects initiated by his predecessors in office which he described as the right step towards ensuring sustainable growth and development.
Oguntoyinbo however, urged the governor to provide equal opportunities for members of Yoruba Community in the state to actively participate in governance saying they would contribute positively to the socio-economic growth of the state.