Governor Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State said the provision of socio-economic amenities remains the top priority of his administration in its quest to improve the living conditions of all communities in the state.
The governor told Birnin Kebbi during a presentation by a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Attahiru Jega, at a public conference on youth, good governance and sustainable socio-economic development in Nigeria.
The event was organized by a coalition of youth and women’s organizations from the state.
Bagudu said the state government has placed emphasis on education, as evidenced by the 2020 budget in which a significant percentage was allocated to the sector to bring out-of-school children back to class.
The governor said the government would continue to use the resources at its disposal to raise the economic status of the population.
Jega, in his article, called on citizens, especially politicians and the electorate, to avoid money politics, vote buying, deception, cheating, arrogance and hatred, but to play the game of politics in accordance with the precepts of law and order as well as to avoid greed and corruption.
“The only way to change this is to ensure that people elect to power those who have good character, honesty, commitment and righteousness,” he said.
While calling on the game’s players to avoid the do-or-die policy of entering offices by any means, he also identified corruption and greed as the backbone of any society’s backwardness.
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