31st May, 2011
The Kano State chapter of the â€˜Ohanaeze Ndigboâ€™, an ethnic group, has appealed to Gov. Rabiâ€™u Kwankwaso to ensure that their means of livelihood was protected.
In a statement signed by its Chairman, Chief Tobias Idika, in Kano on Monday, the group said: â€œAlthough we have been assured of a place in your government, we also seek for absolute protection of our means of livelihood.â€™â€™
The group also implored the new governor to provide adequate infrastructure in the areas where its members reside, especially the â€˜Sabon Gariâ€™ Commercial District.
â€œThe â€˜Sabon Gariâ€™ area, which is a non-indigenes settlement, has been neglected for a long time, with no good roads, water, electricity and sanitary facilities,â€ the statement noted.
The group congratulated Kwankwaso on his recent victory at the polls, describing it as well deserved .
â€œThe people of Kano State have spoken; they have massively demonstrated that Kano is set for a new dawn and we, the Igbo people living in Kano, believe that your second assumption of office is the beginning of a new era.
â€œAs responsible members and leaders of the â€˜Ndigboâ€™ in Kano, we yearned and worked for this change.
We will make ourselves available for your service at any time, as we continue to mobilise our people for you and your government,â€™â€™ the statement added.