Governor Ramalan Yero of Kaduna state says the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is ready to create new state, including Gurara State, if elected at national and state levels.
He made the promise during the campaign tour of Jaba Local Government where his campaign train was received by a mammoth crowd.
The governor also promised the people of the zone a new university and a military barrack to curb crimes.
He also awarded full scholarship to 12 primary school pupils after being impressed by their brilliant presentation during the campaign at Kwoi, Jaba local government area.
The pupils, drawn from various public primary schools in Kwoi, made a presentation on 100 reasons why Governor Yero should be elected in February’s gubernatorial election.
The highlights of Mr. Yero’s achievements in the last two years, according to the pupils, included education, health and infrastructural development.
Mr. Yero, impressed by the performance of the pupils, commended the headmasters of their various schools and placed all the pupils on full scholarship up to the university level, while he promised to reward the headmasters of their various schools for building up such children and making them a pride of the state.
The Governor said the performance by the students had vindicated the PDP in the state.
“These children have done the campaign on our behalf because they have told us the achievements recorded in just two years of the present administration,” he said. “Where are the parents of these children? Their presentation is impressive, I am sure many of our adults here cannot confidently make the presentation that these children made and they are from public schools. This is the result of our investments in education and this display has encouraged us to do more, we would increase our investment in education to build a better future for our state.
“As long as I remain in government and even after I leave government, these children would be placed on scholarship up to university level. I want to know their headmasters, they should also be rewarded for producing these children that made us proud.”
Mr. Yero identified education as the key to sustainable development.
“That is why we have resolved to increase investment in education. We have brought changes to the sector in the last two years and this has started to yield positive results. The performance of these pupils is a testimony.”