…By Larry John for TDPel Media.
Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in the 2023 elections, has expressed deep concern regarding the prevalent issue of corruption in governance.
Speaking at the inaugural lecture of Niger State Governor-elect Umar Mohammed Bago, Kwankwaso emphasized the importance of politicians focusing on uplifting the people instead of engaging in looting public funds.
Politicians’ Responsibility to Improve Lives
The former Governor of Kano State asserted that the primary goal of every politician should be to enhance the lives of ordinary Nigerians across the country.
Kwankwaso highlighted that the failure of many governors to deliver meaningful progress in their states after four or eight years of governance can be attributed to a lack of competence and knowledge.
Prioritizing the Needy and Downtrodden
Kwankwaso underscored that money alone should not be the driving force behind political actions.
He urged politicians not to engage in the sale of public buildings, churches, or mosques to benefit their friends and family, as such actions would lead to regret once they leave office.
Instead, the focus should be on improving the lives of the less fortunate and marginalized segments of society.
Emphasis on Education and Security
Addressing the newly elected Governor of Niger State, Mohammed Bago, Kwankwaso advised him to make substantial investments in education and security for the betterment of the state.
He emphasized that although the results may not be immediately visible, investing in education would yield long-term positive outcomes.
Urgency in Governance for Socio-Economic Development
Kwankwaso encouraged Bago to swiftly embark on initiatives and projects upon taking office to ensure the socio-economic development of the state.
He urged Bago to surpass the achievements of previous governors, using their accomplishments as benchmarks for measuring successful administrations in the North.
Governor-elect’s Commitment to Progress
In response, Governor-elect Mohammed Bago assured the people of Niger State that he would operate with transparency and an open-door policy.
He expressed determination to exceed the achievements of notable governors like Kwankwaso and El-Rufai, expressing confidence that his administration would bring about significant improvements in governance.
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