Kaduna gets technology varsity, gov lauded at campaign flag-off
TO douse the cry of marginalisation by the Southern Kaduna people, Kaduna State Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero has commenced the process of converting the Kafanchan campus of the Kaduna State University (KASU) into a full-fledged university of technology.
Speaking at a campaign rally, Governor Yero said the technical committee for the establishment of the university has already been inaugurated.
According to him, Professor A. Rasheed, Vice Chancellor of the Bayero University, Kano, heads the committee.
Yero said the present move by government was to provide additional admission space for indigenes of the state seeking tertiary education, saying “last year, Kaduna state came best in the North and third overall in the country in WAEC result.”
“That has increased the number of candidates seeking admission into university. We have decided to upgrade the Kafanchan Campus to an autonomous university so that we can build more faculties in Kafanchan and KASU in Kaduna. This will create more opportunities for our students.”
Besides, the Governor urged people in Southern Kaduna to vote PDP candidates at all levels, pointing out that “the party has completed several projects in this zone.”
Also highlighting the score card of the PDP government at the federal level, he remarked, “the Jonathan led administration under the PDP has constructed Gurara Dam in this zone, we are constructing the first fast rail line in the country between Kaduna and Abuja, there is the 30 megawatt in Gurara Dam project part of which will be provided for the people of this zone.”
Yero said in just two years his administration completed several roads, empowered over 13,000 youths and women, paid backlog pension and gratuity arrears with over N13Billion, settled substantial amount of loans owed by the state and improved security and education.
He explained, “We are committed to completing all ongoing projects across the state saying, “We have not abandoned any ongoing projects in the state. Our administration has also initiated some additional projects.”
However, Yero pledged to initiate several people oriented projects in the state, saying, “Two years is not enough to assess any administration. If we are elected by the grace of God, we shall continue to work hard to improve the living conditions of the entire people of Kaduna State.”
Speaking at the rally, Director General of Yero 2015 Campaign Organization and Former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Felix Hassan Hyat said, “The PDP remains the preferred political platform for majority of Nigerians.”