Kaduna state governor, Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai on Monday thanked residents of the state and security agencies following the successful Sallah celebrations in the state.

 The Special Assistant, Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Kaduna.

Aruwan said: “We are grateful to Almighty God for granting us peace.  We thank our citizens, security agencies and the traditional and religious leaders for the joint efforts that brought about hitch-free Sallah celebrations.”The patriotism and diligence exhibited by security agencies is commendable, the moral support from clerics and monarchs and the consciousness of our citizens have helped immensely. We urge every segment of our community to continue to cooperate to promote peace and security.”

The statement added that the governor called for strong public support for the difficult but necessary steps being taken to cut costs and free up resources for development.

Aruwan said that the government is pushing resources to provide schools, hospital and roads, and is pursuing efforts at job-creation and skills-acquisition for youths.”Government is determined to tackle poverty and provide qualitative education, well-equipped hospitals and infrastructure, and promote social justice in the state”.

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El-Rufai Thanks Citizens, Security Agencies for Hitch free Sallah