Radda, Abdulrazaq take oath of office

DIKKO Radda and Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq have been sworn in as the governors of Katsina and Kwara states, respectively.

New Katsina State governor Radda, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated Yakubu Danmarke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the March 18 governorship election.

AbdulRazaq’s inauguration for a second tenure took place in Ilorin, Kwara State capital, on Monday, May 29.

The governor was sworn in alongside his deputy Kayode Alabi.

The Chief Judge of Kwara State Abiodun Adebara administered the oath of office first on the deputy governor and then on the governor.

Speaking shortly after he took the oath of office, AbdulRazaq said: “The next four years will consolidate the gains of our first tenure and lay new foundations for sustained socioeconomic development and institutional growth.



    “We are going to deepen the reforms and investments in critical sectors like education, healthcare delivery, civil service welfare, social safety programmes, general infrastructural upgrade and renewals, focused expansion of our economic base, and promotion of a political culture that advances self-reliance and growth.

    “Our spending priorities will be to complete all the ongoing infrastructural projects and iron out the business models to deliver maximum benefits to the people.”

    The ICIR reported that Abdulrazaq retained the seat after being declared winner of the March 18 governorship election.

    AbdulRazaq, who contested on the platform of the APC, polled 273,424 votes to edge his closest rival, Peoples Democratic Party’s Yaman Abdullahi, who scored 155,490 votes.

    Usman Mustapha is a solution journalist with International Centre for Investigative Reporting. You can easily reach him via: [email protected]. He tweets @UsmanMustapha_M

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