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27 May
1967

Created

46,053
km2

Total Area

9.48M

Population (2020 est.)

23

Local Government Areas

N3.19Tn

GDP (2019 est.) 

N50.77B

IGR (2020)

No. 1

In Doing Business
World Bank, (2018) Doing Business in Nigeria

State Calendar

Deadline Extension: EOI for the Outsourcing of Transportation Operations of KDSG

The Kaduna State Promotion Agency(KADIPA) wishes to notify all interested companies of the extension of the submission deadline for the Expression of Interest for the Outsourcing of Transportation Operations of the Kaduna State Government to Thursday, 30th June 2022 by 12 noon.

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El-Rufai has made Kaduna the best place to to be a woman -Deputy Governor, Dr Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe

REMARKS DELIVERED BY HER EXCELLENCY, DR. HADIZA SABUWA BALARABE, ACTING GOVERNOR, AT THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONY OF  NEW POLITICAL APPOINTEES, HELD AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS ON WEDNESDAY 15TH JUNE, 2022.

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It is an honor to have presided again, over the swearing-in of our new appointees: the Commissioner of Local Government Affairs, Special Adviser-Political Matters, Agency Heads, and the Administrator, Birnin Gwari Local Government Council.

 

This swearing-in is significant: first, since the merger of the Christian and Muslim Pilgrims’ Boards under a new law in the state, the first Executive Secretary of the new Pilgrims’ Board has just been sworn-in today. The reorganization of the erstwhile pilgrims’ boards into a single entity is intended to invigorate performance of government in pilgrimage matters irrespective of religion.

 

Secondly, another woman (Umma K. Ahmed) is being added to the Kaduna State Executive Council. The last member of the Kaduna State Executive Council appointed was also a woman, the Commissioner, Planning and Budget Commission, Hajiya Umma Yusuf Aboki. I also had the honor then, of presiding over her swearing in on the 20th of April, 2022.  Interestingly, this is the first time that a woman will be presiding over affairs at the Ministry of Local Government Affairs as its Commissioner in the history of this state. Before today, it has always been the special preserve of men.

 

Distinguished Ladies and gentlemen, I must quickly add here that only Malam Nasir El-Rufai can easily dislodge traditionally held positions. He has done that with so many issues since he became the governor of Kaduna State.   Any wonder that women who had previously had it so bad in appointments in the state are now enjoying much better fortunes? As of now, Kaduna State is the best ‘destination’ to be a woman in Nigeria!

 

Today, I am not talking of the many supports that women enjoy in economic and social advancements in the state. No!! Today, permit me to narrow the el-Rufai support to political appointments. Out of 17 commissioners, nine are women representing about 53% of appointed Commissioners in the State. This is undoubtedly the best in Nigeria and any sub-national in Africa.  I am convinced that for the state of women in the world to improve, we only need visionary leadership as being provided by Nasir El-Rufai for the difference to be noticed. On behalf of the women of Kaduna state,

 

I extent special appreciations to HE, Malam Nasir El-Rufai for the trust he has demonstrated for the women of Kaduna state.  I challenge all women in government to keep the trust and not let him down. Our performances must continue to be above board. It is only then that we can keep the doors open for more women to come in not only in Kaduna state but in the other states of Nigeria.

 

Many of the appointees who just took the oath of office are already aware of the way this government works having held offices in the past. I enjoin you to continue to contribute to the development of our State. Let me remind you here that it is your previous performances that earned you this recognition. This is the 11th hour, a lot needs to be covered, the time for sleep and rest is minimal. We will continue to use the monitoring system in place to keep you on your toes.

 

With these remarks, I wish to congratulate you again, on behalf of Malam Nasir El-Rufai, the pace-setting governor, for your well-deserved appointments. I wish you all successes in your various assignments.

 

Thank you and God bless you with His grace,  wisdom and excellent health to take on the responsibilities of the office.

 

Remarks by Malam Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State, at the inauguration of the Zipline instant delivery operations for medical consumables.

  1. I am most delighted that we are today inaugurating the first Zipline facility in Kaduna State, and indeed in Nigeria. We signed the partnership between the Kaduna State Government and Zipline on 3rd February 2021, with the mutual expectation that operations would commence before the end of 2021. The take-off has sadly taken longer than envisaged for a variety of reasons. But we are excited to achieve this milestone in our health systems transformation programme and we look forward to its effective implementation in the service of our people.

 

  1. Kaduna State welcomes Zipline and its advanced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV or drone) technology for instant, safe and secure delivery of medical supplies and consumables to all our healthcare facilities. It is a safe, secure and effective technology that will help to advance our governance agenda to improve the access of our people to decent health services.

 

  1. In the last seven years of our stewardship in the government of Kaduna State, we have tried to improve and expand health infrastructure, hire more medical personnel, and provide needed equipment and commodities. This partnership with Zipline enhances our ability to distribute medical commodities more efficiently to our health facilities throughout the State, including the remotest and otherwise inaccessible rural clinics, health centres and hospitals. Even private hospitals, pharmacies and patent medicine stores can benefit from our bulk purchase of commodities and timely delivery by Zipline.

 

  1. Over the last seven years, the Kaduna State Government has consciously and deliberately strengthened the capacity of our primary health care system to deliver better services. Through policy reform and legislation, we took over full administrative responsibility of the 1,068 Primary Health Centres and Clinics (PHCs) from all our 23 Local Governments and placed the administration of the primary health system under one roof. This had the benefit of additional 40% funding contribution by the State Government to the operating expenditures of the PHCs, apart from assuming 100% financial responsibility for their capital expenditure needs since 2015.

 

  1. This step was taken to ensure that the operations of the PHCs are better funded and staffed, and the quality and scope of services standardised irrespective of where they are located. We also implemented a programme to renovate, expand and equip 255 primary health centres, one in each of the wards in the State. Now all our 10 million citizens have access to an equipped and staffed PHC within a 5 kilometre radius, and we are working towards reducing this to 3 kilometres – or within an hour’s of brisk walk.

 

  1. Several state-owned secondary health facilities – our general hospitals – have also received facelifts, new equipment and more healthcare personnel. Significant investments in tertiary health facilities earned our Barau Dikko Hospital accredited teaching hospital status in 2017 even as we push to complete the 300-bed specialist hospital project started in 2009, with the assistance of the Islamic Development Bank (ISDB).

 

  1. The 300-bed specialist hospital in Millennium City will also house a Nuclear Medicine Centre with the latest equipment and support facilities that will be the most advanced in the country. In collaboration with our national sovereign wealth fund – the NSIA, we are building another Cancer Centre that will on completion make Kaduna a medical tourism destination within Nigeria and the ECOWAS sub-region for oncology and cancer management patients by 2023, in sha Allah.

 

  1. Our policy reforms in the health sector include the implementation of an advanced healthcare supply chain transformation programme. At the heart of this is the Kaduna State Health Supplies Management Agency (KADHSMA) which is the agency responsible for ensuring that our health facilities get the medicines, consumables, and vaccines they need.

 

  1. At this point, I want to pay special tribute to the pioneer CEO of KADHSMA Ramatu Abdulkadir who championed the supply chain transformation programme, and appreciate the financial assistance of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the technical support of Pamela Scott Associates of Kenya for the training and capacity building that made this possible. We appreciate the commitment and hard work of the current CEO of KADHSMA and her staff for working hard with Zipline, the Ministry of Health and our Abuja Liaison Office to make today a reality.

 

  1. Zipline’s innovative technology therefore aligns with, and complements our various efforts to transform the healthcare system in Kaduna State. By enabling the distribution of medical commodities and consumables when needed to our health facilities it helps to save lives, reduces expense on inventory, cold chain, storage and warehousing, and avoids stock-outs and waste from the expiration of un-utilised inventory.

 

  1. Navigating the regulatory requirements of the Federal Government’s aviation and national security agencies has proven to be challenging, delaying the timely take-off of this project. This is understandable given that it is the first time this new technology is being deployed in our country. As other state governments and private firms engage Zipline to provide these needed services, we believe that both Zipline and its future customers will face a more informed, timely and responsive regulatory environment.

 

  1. While we express gratitude to the Office of the National Security Adviser, the Federal Ministry of Aviation, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority and NAFDAC for granting the required regulatory certifications, we still believe that as a country, Nigeria should be swifter in regulating, enabling and adopting new technologies and innovation. We call on the relevant aviation authorities to give their full support to this innovative technology as more and more of my colleagues have indicated firm interest to adopt Zipline’s services in their states.

 

  1. We wish to assure our partners in Zipline of our firm commitment to the successful delivery of the project. We welcome the jobs, taxes and the new technology that Kaduna State will benefit from, and we look forward to it contributing to better health outcomes for our people.

 

  1. In conclusion, let me use this opportunity to remind our people to enrol in the Contributory Health Insurance Scheme we rolled out in 2018. For a small monthly or affordable annual fee, enrolment helps to reduce out of pocket expenses when citizens and their registered family members require medical services. The more our citizens enrol, the quicker we are in attaining universal health coverage, thus enabling our people to take full advantage of the recently-enacted National Health Insurance Act, 2022.

 

  1. I wish you all journey mercies back to your various destinations within Nigeria, the USA, Europe, Kenya and Ghana, among others. God Bless Zipline, Inc. God Bless Kaduna State. God Bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Thank you for listening.

 

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Local Govt.
Areas

Kaduna North Senatorial District

Ikara, Kubau, Kudan, Lere, Makarfi, Sabon Gari, Soba, and Zaria.

Kaduna Central Senatorial District

BirninGwari, Chikun, Giwa, Igabi, Kaduna North, Kaduna South, and Kajuru.

Kaduna South Senatorial District

Jaba, Jema’a, Kachia, Kagarko, Kaura, Kauru, Sanga, and ZangonKataf.

Governor of
Kaduna State

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Priorities:

Mallam Nasir El-Rufai

Governor of
Kaduna State

Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai is a Nigerian politician who is the Governor of Kaduna State since 2015; his second tenure started in 2019. He was previously the Federal Capital Territory Minister from 2003 to 2007 and the Bureau of Public Enterprises Director-General from 1999 – 2003. He is a founding member of the ruling All Progressives Congress.

Priorities:

Malam Nasir El-Rufai

KadFame: Exceptional Citizens

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Amina Jane Mohammed

UN Deputy Secretary General

Data Lab at the Planning & Budget Commission, named in her honour.

Ms. Amina J. Mohammed is the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Mohammed served as Minister of Environment of the Federal Republic of Nigeria where she steered the country’s efforts on climate action and efforts to protect the natural environment.

 

Ms. Mohammed first joined the United Nations in 2012 as Special Adviser to former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with the responsibility for post-2015 development planning. She led the process that resulted in global agreement around the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the creation of the Sustainable Development Goals.  Ms. Mohammed began her career working on the design of schools and clinics in Nigeria. She served as an advocate focused on increasing access to education and other social services, before moving into the public sector, where she rose to the position of adviser to three successive Presidents on poverty, public sector reform, and sustainable development. 

 

Ms. Mohammed has been conferred several honorary doctorates and has served as an adjunct professor, lecturing on international development. The recipient of various global awards, Ms Mohammed has served on numerous international advisory boards and panels. She is the mother of six children and has two grandchildren.

Source: United Nations

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