Jonathan is delivering on campaign promises, says Sambo

By The Citizen

The Vice-President, Namadi Sambo, on Saturday said that the present administration headed by President Goodluck Jonathan was already delivering on its campaign promises.

A statement by his spokesman, Umar Sani, quoted the vice-president as speaking during a reception organised by the Zazzau Emirate Council in honour of Kaduna State Governor, Mukhtar Yero, in Zaria.

'Stating that the President Jonathan administration was delivering on their campaign promises, the vice-president enumerated several developmental projects being executed by the Federal Government in the state, ranging from power supply, roads and railway, water supply and education, among others,' the statement read.

Sambo said Jonathan had approved the construction of hydropower plant at the Kubau Dam, providing raw water for the Zaria water project.

He added that all necessary equipment for the 315MW Kaduna Power Plant located at the Kudenda area of the state were on site and work was going on steadily.

On transportation, he noted that rail services had commenced from Kano through Zaria to Lagos, adding that rehabilitation work was also in progress on the rail line from Zaria to Kaura Namoda in Zamfara State, which would be extended to Sokoto and Kebbi states and subsequently to Niamey in Niger Republic.

The statement added, 'Similarly, Vice-President Sambo said the Abuja-Kaduna fast train project was on course and would be delivered on schedule.

'He also assured the people that the perennial water supply problem in Zaria was being tackled with all determination. On reduction of unemployment he stressed that SURE-P would continue to employ 5,000 persons from the state.'

'Sambo, who appealed for continued prayers for peace and unity in the country, also used the opportunity to express the appreciation of the Federal Government to the government and good people of Kaduna State, the Emir of Zazzau and the good people of the Emirate for their continued support.

'He observed that the Emirate was known for its tradition of peace and harmonious living among the populace, urging for the sustenance of such.'

Yero was quoted as urging the people of the state to continue to pray for peace and progress in the state and the country, stressing that without peace, development would be elusive.