The former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nasir El-Rufai was on Friday sworn in as the democratically elected Governor of Kaduna State.

Also sworn in was his deputy, Mr Barnabas Bantex.

The oath of office was administered to them by the Kaduna State Chief Judge, at the Murtala Mohammed square in the state capital.

First to take the oath of office was the Deputy Governor, Barnabas Bantex.

Thereafter, in the presence of dignitaries, the former minister placed his right hand on a Holy Quran, raised his hand and took the oath.

El-Rufai assumes the reins of power from outgoing governor, Muhktar Yero, having defeated the latter at the April 11 governorship election.

Speaking to an overwhelming crowd at Murtala Mohammed Square, venue of the event,  El-Rufai promised to govern the state according to the provisions of the Nigerian Constitution and in line with his campaign manifesto of making Kaduna great again.

He gave an assurance that despite the poor financial status of the state and dilapidated infrastructure of the state, he would fulfill his campaign promises to the people.

The new governor, while referencing some management failures of the outgoing administration, promised that he and his deputy would cut down their salaries as part of sacrifice to transform the state.

He assured them that his administration will create more jobs, provide infrastructure and curb all forms of corruption in the state public service, adding that his administration will provide free basic education for children up to Junior Secondary School level.

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