Muhammad Sadiq-Wali, the Kano State governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) said his target if elected is to boost the economy and restore Kano lost glory as the centre of commerce.
He made the disclosure while speaking to newsmen in Kano on Monday.
“Why I decided to contest for governor is because there is need to bring positive and Sustainable change to Kano and Nigeria as a whole”
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“My team is prepared to build the economy as well as in Public Private Partnership(PPP).
” Kano State is private sector driven and Most of our citizens are very industries, and we need to encourage them. All they need is support from the government.
“if given the mandate my administration will become economically independent and would promote small-scale businesses and local/indigenous industrialization.
“This was how countries like China developed their economy”
According to him, his administration would come up with policies that will promote local industries and encourage direct foreign investment for the betterment of the state’s economic growth.
He further explained that he will use his wealth of experience in the private sector by providing quality leadership to the people of the State as well as to grow the economy through the reformed Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) system.
“Any government that has the development of the state at heart prioritizes infrastructural development in areas where commercial and business activities are booming, to make way for economic growth and increase the drive for revenue generation”
Sadiq-Wali noted that infrastructural facilities such as roads continue to be dilapidated because of the increasing population in urban areas.
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“we need to expand and build infrastructural facilities in local areas where you have competitive opportunities”
He promised that his administration will ensure rural urbanization to decongest the increasing population in the city and ensure development by building required infrastructure and industries in local areas where raw materials and human resources are available.
“My team agenda includes Social Service Reforms, Civil service reform and education.
“It is all about re-orientation, re-focusing and making government for implementation, sustainability and wealth creation” Sadiq-Wali added.
It could be recalled that the candidate served as Commissioner for Water Resources for two and half years under Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s, administration.