The Senator representing Kano South, Architect Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya, has reiterated his commitment to boost agricultural production to ensure food sufficiency and reduce the rate of unemployment in his district and the state.
Ibrahim Gaya who is the Chairman Senate Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), made the disclosure during a media dialogue in Kano on Monday.
He was a one time governor of Kano state and present senator representing Kano south senatorial district for 16 years and currently the flag bearer of the APC seeking reelection as senator for the fifth time.
Gaya noted that in the past 14 years he had provided 6,000 units of irrigation canals for farmers in Kano south which had gone a long way in strengthening food security , alleviating poverty and provided employment.
“In the last 12 years I did alot of constituency projects such as 419 solar powered boreholes, 500 hand pumps of boreholes.
” I have Constructed 18 skills acquisition centres, 18 health centres across Kano South, 17-18 kilometers road with drainages, empowerment and scholarship.
“I was the first governor that installed solar powered panels in the country, 90 per cent of my boreholes are functional”Ibrahim-Gaya said.
According to him, if re-elected he would use his wealth of experience at the Senate to expedite action on completion of more road networks initiated by the present administration to move Kano to international standards.
Ibrahim-Gaya further explained that on the issue of enterepreneurship and vocational training youths and women would be given priority by inculcating skills acquisition to become self reliant.
“Kano State would enjoy the dividends of democracy through legislations that would further strengthen it as a commercial center.
He added that in the Senate he introduced so many bills such as the presentation of the bill seeking for the establishment of the Northeast Development Commission, 2022 Electoral Act and other bills aimed at moving the country forward.
“The new Electoral Act would make it difficult to rig elections while the electoral commission bill is on the pipeline, which would provide legal framework for investigation and prosecution of electoral offences, for the general improvement of the electoral process in Nigeria.
He urged eligible voters to vote for APC at all levels, as it is the only party that is committed to good governance.
“I have been advising my colleagues, you don’t use money to buy votes, but rather do projects to touch their lives that will motivate them to vote for you”
He commended Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, for doing very well in terms of providing security in the state.