April 18, 2024

June 12: Time to nurture strong institutions, better masses’ welfare – Governor Radda

By Clement Adeyi

As the country commemorate this year’s edition of Democracy Day, the Katsina State Governor, Mallam Dikko Umaru Radda, has called on political leaders in the country to remain committed to the Nigerian project.

Radda made the call on Monday in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, CPS, Ibrahim Kaula Mohammed.

“This year’s Democracy Day celebration should reawaken our consciousness to the exigent task of building a prosperous and egalitarian Nigeria, with strong and efficient institutions of governance,” he said.

The governor said, the root of democracy had already been entrenched in Nigeria, barely 24 years after the country returned to civilian rule.

“That is why the present set of Nigerian leaders, especially the political class, must strive towards making the country’s democracy a model for other African nations,” he noted.

“There is the need for us to offer the masses a better deal, by providing them dividends of democracy. At a time the country is battling with a myriad of socio-economic challenges, we must do all we can to cushion the hardship of our people,” he said.

There is the need for us to offer the masses a better deal

Mall. Radda, expressed gratitude to former President Muhammadu Buhari for declaring June 12 as Nigeria’s new Democracy Day, in 2018, while also bestowing a posthumous national honour on the acclaimed winner of the 1993 presidential election, Moshood Abiola

He said: “Buhari deserves tremendous plaudits for helping to nurture our democratic culture. His declaration of June 12 as the country’s new Democracy Day, about five years ago, was a watershed. History and posterity will fondly remember his invaluable service to the nation”.

The governor also stressed the need for citizens to be patriotic and remain united, while also supporting President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his mission to fix the country.

Radda further reiterated his unwavering commitment to fulfilling all his campaign promises, with a view to restoring Katsina’s lost glories.

“The driving force of our administration will be service to the people, equity, and justice for all. We will run a people-oriented government and resist anything compromising our ability to put our people first,” Radda said.

“I will lead by example, and I expect members of my cabinet and all public servants to do the same. I will be accountable and periodically provide updates on the achievements and challenges of my administration,” he noted

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