Dattijo unveils blueprint on Kaduna smart city

2022-03-22 11.17.11 AM

Mohammed Sani-Dattijo amidst crowd

Mohammed Sani-Dattijo, the Commissioner for Budget and Planning of Kaduna has launched a six-point blueprint agenda on how he will build a smart city in the state come 2023.

Dattijo, who is a frontline governorship aspirant, inaugurated the agenda on Tuesday, at the APC secretariat along Ali Akilu road in the state capital.

While speaking, he acknowledged his mentor, Nasir El-rufai, who he said has recorded remarkable achievements and raised the bar in terms of providing infrastructural development and good governance, noting that it is important to sustain the trend.

The former Chief of Staff to Governor El-rufai disclosed that serving in the state executive council since 2015 allowed him to understudy and understand how governance works.

He cautioned the party against making a wrong choice, saying “we need to be careful in choosing that whoever becomes the next governor is someone that is well-experienced and grounded educationally.”

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According to him, his six-point blueprint agenda is centred on how to govern the state after the tenure of incumbent governor Nasir El-Rufai.

In the six-point blueprint titled, ‘Moving forward together,’ Dattijo maintained that his ultimate goal is to make “Kaduna a state that is secured, works for everyone, creating an enabling environment for opportunities so that all our residents can thrive.”

Dattijo said the topmost on the agenda is securing Kaduna state by investing in people and technology, rural transformation by connecting rural economies to agriculture and solid minerals as well as urban infrastructure.

Others are building a smarter technologically advanced state, investing in the people by investing in health, education and youth development and attracting local and international finance for development by working with development partners across the globe to drive the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and ensure no demographic is left behind.

The commissioner added that as a development practitioner, he knows all the development partners across the globe, adding that he was out to build a state that would be the start-up capital of the country.

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