Insecurity: Katsina gov’t to employ 1,000 security guards for boarding schools
The Executive Governor of Katsina State said that the state government under his leadership has approved the employment of no less than 1,000 security guards for all the boarding secondary schools to secure the lives and property of students across the State.
The state Governor, Alhaji Aminu Masari disclosed this earlier today in his speech during the third convocation ceremony of the Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina.
Masari further stated that the decision was in view of the prevailing security situation in the country.
According to him: “Even though Katsina is considered as oneof the most peaceful states in the country, the government is not taking chances to allow students to be vulnerable to attacks by criminals.”
“The state government is committed to protection of lives and property of the state’s citizens as well as the students,’’ he said.
The governor therefore recalled that when he assumed office in 2015, he made it clear that his mission was to recover the lost glory of the state in education and agriculture.
He said his administration equipped existing schools, built new ones, increased the number of enrolment, recruiting qualified teachers and retraining of manpower to make the sector attractive.