Kano state governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje reveals that Kano state is in support of the current review of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (As Amended), urging Nigerians to make their contributions with the love and interest of the country first before any other consideration.
Ganduje’s spokesman, Abba Anwar in a statement said the governor made the remark while declaring open the public hearing sitting of the Review Committee, from House of Representatives, held at Bristol Palace hotel, Kano, Wednesday, for Kano, Kaduna, Jigawa and Katsina states.
The Committee is chaired by the Leader of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, who assured Nigerians that his committee would work hard and round the clock to gather yearnings and aspirations of the public for proper submission to the larger House.
Governor Ganduje said “There is no better time to hold this event than now. When many Nigerians are yearning for it. Looking at the challenges bedevilling the nation. Our problem in Nigeria is that, we allow diversity to be a challenge. And at the same time fail to utilise such challenge to become opportunity.”
Assuring that, “Kano state government is highly in support of this exercise. This exercise will definitely strengthen our democracy. We are with the conviction that, the outcome of this exercise will come up with solutions.”
The state, according to the governor would make its contributions on the 17 identified areas in due course through the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), urging members of the committee and all other Nigerians making contributions “…to make their contributions while putting Nigeria first before any other consideration.”
According to the statement, Ganduje further challenged that; they would not accept calls for dividing the country. Reminding that, “United we will remain stronger and more recognised by the global community.”
“We are urging that, this constitution will give regard to our culture, values and our traditional institutions. People should also understand that, our diversity is something that is natural/Divine. Which means we must try and utilize it for our benefit all,” he urged.
After urging all to have Nigeria first, at heart, he reminded that, “Study has shown that, in each and every culture, there are good things embedded. So why can’t we put our heads together and utilise those good things for the betterment of our dear nation? he asked rhetorically.