Re: Gov.Masari set to ground Katsina State to a halt in second Quarter of 2017 -By Ibrahim Bala Ketare
I write with reference of the above Caption which appeared in the front page of Daily Trust Newspaper of may 31st.2016. In as much as i am always proud to be from Katsina State. I could not hold unto myself to let these frivolous statement pass by without putting my ink. Am not a politician but a citizen of the State and with the above caption about the Executive Governor of my State, Rt.Hon.Aminu Bello Masari. I find it imperative to voice out about what I read at the top right side of Daily trust Newspaper of 31st May 2016. These could best be termed as mere mischief or cheap publicity that is misleading and totally false in its entirety to the best of my knowledge.
Lately, from April 2016, i was following some activities of the State Government and any well meaning citizen of the state that has been following the activities should state issues that will give the State Government efforts more weight in ensuring they deliver their utmost best. We heard and read about the recently held,Katsina Economic and Investment Summit where the Speaker of the State Assembly spoke about investors readiness to start lots of Investments. The Executive Governor Rt.Hon.Aminu Bello Masari spoke on the State TV during the May 29 Democracy Day too, amongst which include the efforts of making Katsina a highly Productive State. I’ve seen and read about these efforts which I personally visited the site where work has reached advanced level of a Mega Plant of Bottle Water and Juice Factory.
Other Projects on the pipeline include ;
-Newly introduced Mechanised System of Farming i.e Hydroponics and Aquaponics.
-Development of a Mega assembly plant for Tricycles.
-Cotton Gingery and exportation of cotton Lints.
-The taking over of Katsina metal steel company by foreign Expatriate.
-The kankara Kaolin project.
-The Soya bean project.
-The Refinery project.
-The Tannery and Abattoir to be built in Daura
-Bio Fertiliser and Repackaging Plant to the tune of $17million Dollars.
-A University in London, UK has indicated interest to establish a Business and Technology Institute in the State. From,my understanding all the 34Local Govt areas will have a project and all will be at no cost to the state Government i.e ZERO FUNDING.
Lately ,the Honorary Special Adviser on International Relations and Investment said even the Land to be provided by the State Government to the Investors will be an equity.
To put the records straight ,i’ve never met the State Governor in any capacity official or personal. Am speaking for my self as a Citizen of Katsina State and nothing more.
To my surprise,the so called CONCERNED CITIZENS OF KATSINA, whom forecast about the current Government don’t even have a genuine Address nor further details about their existence, even Google don’t know about their existence,else i would have sort for their consent to an open debate.
Your in service to humanity.
Long Live Katsina State
Long Live Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Ibrahim Bala Ketare
Bala Ketare Close,off Zaria Road Funtua