Senator Uba Sani was on Monday sworn in as the new governor of Kaduna State with a declaration that his administration will be for all citizens of the state regardless of religion, ethnicity and political divide.
The state Chief Judge, Justice Muhammad Tukur Mu’Azu, administered the oath of office and allegiance to both the governor and his deputy, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe.
In his inaugural speech, the newly sworn-in governor declared that he would treat all citizens of the state equally.
He also renamed the popular “Rabah road” where the late Sardauna Sokoto and Premier of defunct Northern Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello, resided as ‘Nasir El-Rufai road.’
The governor, reading from a prepared speech titled, ‘Hope renewed; Consolidation assured,’ noted that he assumed office as the state’s new helmsman, “well prepared, very determined and imbued with a clear vision for the continued progress” of the state.
He added that his administration would be guided by the principles of inclusiveness, fairness, justice and equity.
He also noted that under his watch, there won’t be issues such as settler/indigene dichotomy in Kaduna State, adding that “we are all citizens of Kaduna State with equal rights, privileges and responsibilities.”
According to him, “My government will be the government of all. Whether you voted for me or not, I have a responsibility towards you. I will be fair to all.”
The governor, therefore, urged all and sundry to support his administration “so that together we can take our dear state to a higher level.”
He said, “I am well aware that leadership is not just a job but a calling; and I am very conscious of the fact that as your Governor, the safety, security and welfare of the people of Kaduna State shall be the main focus of this administration in collaboration with the incoming members of the Kaduna State House of Assembly.
“I come prepared, very determined and imbued with a clear vision for the continued progress of Kaduna state.
“I am determined to run an administration that will not shy away from taking tough decisions for the greater good of our people.
“My administration shall undertake programmes and policies that will enhance productivity, encourage creativity and harness the rich diversity and cosmopolitan nature of this State.”