Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has sworn in 21 newly elected local government chairmen in Kaduna State.
Among the 21 new local chairmen, 16 are of the All Progressive Congress (APC) while five were elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP)
At the swearing in ceremony, Governor El-Rufai charged the newly elected local government chairmen to prioritize service delivery to the people at the grassroots and look beyond partisanship in the discharge of their mandates.
He also urged them not to discriminate against those that did not vote for them adding that the local government chairmen should not favor those who share the same ethnicity or religion as that will offend their oath of office.
While congratulating them on their emergence from the 2021 local government elections which the state conducted using electronic voting, the governor said his administration has taken careful steps to reform the grassroot system of governance for optimal performance, by addressing the capacity deficit of local government workers.
The governor reiterated that the chairmen are now custodians of a sacred trust hence they must be fair, just and reasonable in all their dealings, decisions and interactions.