Jonathan: Governing Kaduna – Big Responsibility

Jonathan: Governing Kaduna – Big Responsibility

Jonathan: Governing Kaduna – Big Responsibility
President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday told Governor Ramalan Yero of Kaduna State that ruling the state goes beyond making food available to the people.

He said Yero had a huge responsibility of governing a state, which serves as a focal point for the politics of northern Nigeria.

Jonathan said this when the governor led a delegation from the state to pay the President a condolence and solidarity visit at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Yero became the governor of the state following a helicopter crash that claimed the life of his erstwhile boss, Patrick Yakowa, in Bayelsa State last December.

Jonathan told the governor that to succeed in his new assignment; he needed the support of all stakeholders in the state.

He said, “Kaduna State is a very important state. Kaduna State is the fulcrum of northern politics and it is where everything revolves round.

“Governing Kaduna State is really carrying a lot of responsibilities because your duty is beyond making food available on the tables of Kaduna people, but you have the duty to even stabilise the politics of northern Nigeria especially.

“This is because Kaduna State is where most things happen. So you have a big responsibility and God will give you the wisdom to handle it.

“Luckily, the Speaker, the Deputy Speaker and other members of the State House of Assembly are here with you. By working together with them and other leaders, you will surely succeed.”

He described the helicopter crash as a calamity that both Kaduna and Bayelsa states would continue to feel for a very long time.

Yero said their mission to the Presidential Villa was to thank the President for his fatherly support to the state since Yakowa’s death.

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