Southern Kaduna to get new University – Yero

Mukhtar Yero, Former Governor of Kaduna

The Kaduna State Governor, Ramalan Yero, has announced the establishment of a state-owned University of Technology in Kafanchan.

Mr. Yero was speaking as the guest of honour at the annual Kagoro Cultural Day. also known as Afan Day Festival, in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna state.

“In view of the challenges being faced in securing admission into universities by our students, our administration has concluded plans to upgrade the Kafanchan Campus of the Kaduna State University, KASU, into a full-fledged University of Technology,” Mr. Yero said.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Vice President, Namadi Sambo, who also attended the event, congratulated the people of Kagoro for sustaining the age-long cultural event, which dates back over four centuries and is celebrated every New Year Day.

In his speech, the Chief of Kagoro, Ufuwai Bonet, thanked Governor Yero for the numerous development projects he brought to the local government and appealed for their completion.

The traditional ruler expressed happiness over the peace in his chiefdom which led to the successful hosting of the Afan Festival.

A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory and governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress [APC] in Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufa’i, was also at the event.

Mr. Yero is the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] for the state.


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  • amazing2012

    University when ? Why now ? Cheap campaign strategy ! What southern kaduna people want is permanent peace.

  • ELDER KAYCEE MOORE-OLEGHIBE UN

    The Kaduna Gubernatorial election in 2015 is a battle for the titans. It will first and foremost serve as a litmus test for the electoral value and popularity of Governor Yero as against a political warhorse of APC who is a smooth talker and a trailblazer.

    When I read the acceptance speech of El Rufia and his plans for New Kaduna I need no soothsayer to tell me that the soul for Kaduna State will be keenly contested. Governor Yero should better use the political space of his late predecessor and the presence of Vice President Sambo as the indigene of the state to curry political popularity and thereby assuaging the minds of the die hard followers of his late predecessor Patrick Yakowa, which he displaced.

    Politics is about networking. No politician should throw the baby away with the bath water. Recently, Governor Yero has been accused of negligence by Southern Kaduna where women and girls came out half naked as a way to protect their grievances. Good-luck Yero!

  • Johnson Omale

    What the people need now is peace not University. Since Yero could not provide the needed security, El-Rufai should be voted into power and let’s see if things will change. We are tired of empty promises.

    • Mike udi

      Stop deceiving urself should shettima of bornu b voted out. when it come to PDP state security becomes state responsibility but in ApC state govnors blame FG