Kaduna govt appeals to journalists: We’ve made mistake, but…
Kaduna State Government, yesterday, said it might have made mistakes in the last three years, but insisted that it was committed to correcting those mistakes and improving the lives of the people of the state.
The government spoke through the Counsellor on Public Communication to Governor Nasir el-Rufai, Alhaji Saidu Adamu, in Kaduna during an interactive session with journalists at the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, office in Kaduna.
While appealing to journalists to always constructively criticise any government in power, Alhaji Saidu Adamu said journalists had a vital role to play in ensuring peaceful coexistence in the state.
According to him, “you have roles to play to ensure we have peaceful elections in 2019. You played vital roles in 2015 for us to have this government of change. People are eager to have change, but change has to come in phases.
“People are so worried and agitated, forgetting the fact that it is gradual. We need you as journalists more than you need us. Mistakes are part and parcel of us; I want us to forget the mistakes (of the past) and move forward.
“We should forget the past and be focused on how to move forward. We are human beings we make mistakes.”
He argued that despite the mistakes of the past, el-Rufai’s government had done well in the discharge of his mandate.
His words: “The el-Rufai government has touched all 23 local governments of the state with development programmes, but projects are prioritised for execution based on available funds.
“Promises are made based on anticipation. Don’t say Governor el-Rufai made promises and failed. Promises are made as guides and when the funds are available, they are executed.”