Breaking: Group declares Governor Uba Sani 2023 pro-poor leader of the year

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By Mathew Dadiya

A group under the aegis of Good Governance League( GGL) has declared Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State its ‘most-masses-friendly 2023 governor in the North.’

The group’s Chairman, Habib Bello Chikaji, who made this known at the end of the Annual General Meeting of the group in Abuja on Friday said “Governor Uba Sani’s policy interventions were mainly in favour of the poor, underserved, the aged and underprivileged children, especially in the rural areas”.

The group said the governor has paid priority attention to rural electrification, rural roads and mobile clinics to ensure access to qualitative healthcare services.

“We counted as part of the blessings of the North today, the Kaduna Governor’s signing of the First Executive Order for over 2 million poor, underserved people and the release of over N3 billion to pensioners and families of deceased persons that served the State civil service. We note the decision to commission the first Township stadium in rural Kaduna, located at Kudan Local Government”, the group said.

They also described as commendable, “the governor’s fulfilment of his promise to the people of Tudun Biri since the unfortunate Military Drone Attack that caused deaths and injury to many villagers. He immediately directed the relevant health agencies to proceed with the treatment of the injured in the State government-run hospital and is now building an access road for the village”.

Turning to the 2024 budget, the group said from their assessment so far, it was only the Kaduna State Government’s budget estimates that were directly tied to rural transformation and inclusive governance.

The group also noted that the intervention policy that led to the supply of modern medical equipments and consumables to 290 community healthcare centres was the first of its kind in recent history.

On micro-economic policies of Governor Uba Sani, the group noted: “Based on our random checks across Northern Nigeria, we couldn’t find a policy intervention that was dedicated to fighting poverty among petty traders, apart from Kaduna State Government’s Operation Flush Poverty, otherwise known as ‘A Kori Talauci’, which will provide funding support ranging from N50,000 to N300,000 per beneficial.”