Deputy Governor of Kano state, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar, has called on non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and notable development partners to join hands in developing critical sectors of the government for better result.
Speaking at a quiz competition organised by the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) in collaboration with the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) held in Kano yesterday, Abubakar said what was needed most in an ideal democratic setting was service to humanity and the ability to live above board.
The deputy governor, who was represented by the Special Assistant on Special Duties, Alhaji Idriss Hamisu Rogo, said the Ganduje administration had accorded top priority to education for the young school children to know their worth in shaping the destiny of the nation.
On her part, the Programme officer , Centre for Democratic Development, Mrs. Abibatu Barry, stressed the need for creating awareness among school children for them to under the nitty-gritty of democratic leadership, adding that the quiz was conceived to ginger the resolve of the children academic pursuit in that regard.
He said the political class must be accountable to the electorate since they were given the constitutional mandate to lead people for everyone to enjoy the much pronounced dividends of good governance, stressing that the NGOs were indispensable partners in progress.
Also speaking, CITAD Programme officer, Malam Kabiru Dakata, said the issue of election was not the end in itself, but concentrating on the required indices of development which the political class must strive to uphold.
He pointed out that the quiz was an eye-opener to students willing to excel in their chosen field, affirming that non-government organisations, like CITAD, would be up and doing in creating easy avenues for young school children to forge ahead.