Governor-elect Dikko Radda has assured Katsina locals and residents that he will run a transparent, fair and open-door government.
The governor-elect also assured the people of Katsina State that he would block all leakages and waste in the state’s wealth.
Mr Radda gave the assurances at a dinner held in his honour on Sunday in Abuja by Olawale Fasanya, the director-general of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN).
“I will do everything possible to improve the lives of the people of Katsina state, and I want to operate an open and transparent government. I will block all leakages that may arise from some of the abnormalities happening in the state,’’ Mr Radda said.
The incoming governor solicited the support of the federal government, development partners, other stakeholders and the people of Katsina State to ensure his administration succeeds.
“I want you to join hands with me to develop the people and manage the resources of the state,” the governor-elect stated. “We cannot succeed without the support of development partners, and we won’t succeed without the support of the federal government, and we will be very friendly towards them.”
Mr Radda, who described his victory at the March 18 poll as a difficult task, prayed that God would guide him to steer the affairs of the state successfully.
Mr Radda of the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the governorship election in Katsina State with 859,892 votes, defeating his closest rival, Yakubu Lado-Danmarke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who scored 486,620 votes.