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The Governorship candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party in Kaduna State, Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi, says he will reverse all bad policies created by Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s administration if elected governor in the 2023 election in the state.
Hunkuyi also said he would review and come up with a supplementary budget that “is visible and that will meet the yearnings and aspirations of the good people of the state.”
He said all the anti-people policies of the governor would be reviewed by his administration when he takes over from the current All Progressives Congress government in the state.
The Governorship hopeful stated these while speaking at an agenda-setting dialogue with governorship candidates in the state organized by Partnership for Issue-based Campaign in Nigeria supported by Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn in collaboration with Legal Awareness for Nigerian Women held in Kaduna on Monday.
According to Hunkuyi, some of the issues that will get immediate attention in terms of review or reversal are a comprehensive review of dismissed teachers, dismissed workers of the local government staff, medical and health workers, issues of entitlements, pensions, review of the sacking of District Heads.
He also said the sacking/retirements or entitlements of the permanent secretaries, the school feeding, reverse the school fees of the school-owned university, college of education and polytechnic among other policies, would be on the front burner.
“If given the mandate to govern the state, I will review the good but badly implemented school feeding program, school fees palava, review and reversal of the draconian demolition of places of businesses and residences of Kaduna citizens and review or reversal of the illegal deduction of local government funds.
“I will also review and reset the KASTLEA laws, Keke NAPEP and other transport, parks and vehicular locations, market policies and the 23 social government skills training outfits,” he said.
On security, Hunkuyi said, no meaningful development could take place under the avoidable onslaught against innocent people in rural and urban settings and on our roads, adding that part of the measures he would take to address the security challenges “is to ensure that there are adequate, well trained and equipped security personnel.”
In the health sector, the governorship hopeful said he would adopt the 255 Primary Health Care system with more staffing, infrastructure, equipment, medicaments and logistics support while secondary health care would also be given the required attention.
Hunkuyi added that he would also introduce various agricultural support services and intervention measures such as the agric cluster policies.
Earlier in his welcome address, State Team Leader – PERL, Dr. Abel Adejor, had declared the era where candidates seeking political office sit in their private offices and determine their manifestos was gone.
Adejor said the One-day partnership programme was held in the state to deliberate on citizens’ groups’ agenda and candidates’ blueprint towards agreeing on developmental commitments in key sectors.
“The era has passed when a candidate will remain in his office and determine his manifesto.
“We will sit and look at issues here with the candidates and ensure we have issue-based campaigns,” he said.