President Muhammadu Buhari says he has appreciated the people of Kaduna and Kano states for voting for him in last presidential election by giving them two substantive positions in his cabinet.
Buhari who got 1, 464,768 votes from Kano, the highest in the February 23 election and 993, 445 votes from Kaduna said this while speaking during a courtesy visit to Shehu Idris, the emir of Zazzau, at his palace in Zaria, Kaduna.
“Before you push everything to me, I am just reminding you that I will do my best and I will make sure that the new cabinet is working for the good of Nigeria and Nigerians,” he said.
“Kaduna and Kano are the only two states I gave two substantive positions in my council. So, I have appreciated your votes and paid you back by giving you ministers of environment and finance.”
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“I have been talking to the governor when we were driving, the young people, the population growth here is huge and those below 20 are the majority”
“And they don’t seem to care how you make it, but they want the leadership to provide jobs, to provide security and all other things that are expected of government.
“A lot of them have not got the opportunity for further education, so let us study the constitution and see the responsibilities of three tiers of government.
The president assigned Mohammed Mahmoud from Kaduna, to the ministry of environment, Zainab Ahmed, also from the state, as the minister of finance.
Sabo Nanono from Kano is the new minister of agriculture while Bashir Magashi is the minister of defence.