Kaduna state Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai Thursday said, every politician needs the Journalists more than the Journalists needs them, stressing that no politician can effectively succeed without the media.
The governor who stated this through his Counsellor on Information and communication, Honourable Saidu Adamu while interacting with journalists at an interactive session at the Kaduna Council Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) also stressed that government needs the media in projecting it’s activities to the populace.
“We need you as journalists more than you need us as politicians” he said.
The counsellor who is a former member of the Kaduna State House of Assembly and commissioner of information during previous administrations in the state, said that Governor Nasir el-Rufai in his quest to making Kaduna great again, has embarked on life changing projects across the 23 local government areas of the state but little is heard about them.
He therefore appealed to the journalists in the state to forgive the government of past mistakes and collaborate with the present government to make Kaduna great again and achieve the needed growth and development.
“Mistakes are part and parcel of human being, I want us to forget the mistakes of the past and forge ahead.
“We should forget the past and be focused on how to move forward. We are human beings we make mistakes,” he said.
“We will no longer wait until we are challenged that we have done nothing before we begin to showcase out achievements which can only be through the media, we need people to be aware of what we are doing.
” Let us help to project as much as possible what this government is doing to the outside world, the government is doing all it can to fulfill her promises to the good people of Kaduna.
On the spread of projects being executed in the state , he explained that cash flow has been a limiting factor hindering more projects.
“We prioritize projects. There is no local government area where we have not carried out a project. We cannot do everything for everyone all the time,” he said.
“Promises are not failed, they are ongoing. 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,” he said.
More dividends of democracy should be expected in the coming days, hence the support of all and sundry is needed to achieve it, he further stressed.
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