By Musa Madobi, Kano
Kano State Governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has launched the second developmental for the state.
Speaking during the launch of the plan at the Audu Bako Government House, the governor explained that his administration decided to revise the stateâ€™s Roadmap for Development 2008-2011 against the backdrop of modern-day needs which he stated was aimed at upgrading the plan for effective goal attainment.
He said the vision of the document was â€œto transform the state to a knowledge base, agriculturally industrialized and commerce friendly society with sustainable growth and appreciable living standards for all citizensâ€.
Governor Ganduje added that the document envisions that by the year 2025, Kano will be a prosperous society in which all the citizens are able to realize their full potentials in a secured and decent environment.
According to a statement from the state government obtainedÂ on Wednesday, implementation and evaluation of the revised plan was refashioned along six broad objectives including building a fast growing and diversified economy, creating a framework for people-centered development and promoting private sector participation in economic development.
Similarly, the governor launched the State Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security, which he said aims to address domestic, sexual and gender-based violence covering 2016-2019.
Governor Ganduje stated that the plan reflects his governmentsâ€™ commitment as well as accountability in ensuring security of women and girls in the state and enhancing their active and direct participation in conflict prevention and peace building.