Sallah: Katsina emir asks Masari to start paying village heads salary
The Katsina Emirate emir, His Royal highness, Alhaji Dr. Abdulmuminu Kabir Usman charged Governor Masari on Salary for his villages heads across the State.
Alhaji Dr. Abdulmuminu Kabir made this plead while speaking at the old government House during the cultural famous ‘Hawan Bariki’ to celebrate Sallah in Katsina.
According the Emir, the importance of the villages heads in the society can not be over emphasised hence the need for the government to start paying them salary.
The Emir emphasised that with a motivated village heads, the issue of insecurity with be greatly curved as they are always in the community and would be reporting any suspicious movement in their domain.
While responding, the Katsina state Governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari has agreed in principle that ward heads in Katsina state are to be paid salaries.
The Governor maintained that salaries would only be paid to ward heads, if their establishment would be limited to the existing number of polling units, which is a little over 4,600 in the state.
Alhaji Aminu Masari explained that if the establishment of the ward heads is to be left in the hands of District heads, the number would be such that the state government could not afford to pay.
He agreed with the Emir that since most of the implementation of government policies and programmes rest on the ward heads, there was need for them to be properly remunerated .
Governor Masari therefore assured the Emir that the current administration would work closely with the Emirate council to create the Ward heads in the state.