Gov. Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State on Friday pledged to provide more infrastructure in Zaria and other parts of the state.
The governor made the pledge during the traditional Eid-el-Fitr (Hawan Bariki) procession in the city.
According to el-Rufai, the population explosion in Zaria and other population-related demands have not been taken into consideration by past administrations in the state.
He said his administration was considering expanding markets, hospitals, schools and the water system in the city to take care of the expanding population.
He appealed to the Emir of Zazzau to pray for God’s protection against banditry and other vices being experienced in the state.
In his remarks, Amb. Ahmed Bamalli, the Emir of Zazzau, appealed for the completion of the last phase of the Zaria water project which is meant to address the challenge posed by the scarcity of potable water in the city.
Bamalli commended the governor for improving infrastructure in the state, especially in Zaria and other parts of the emirate.