Sallah speech: Masari speaks on his 2019 ambition, social media, drug abuse, others (Read)
Sallah speech: Masari spoke on his 2019 campaign, social media, drug abuse others (Read)
The Executive Governor of Katsina State, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari has today spoke on wide range of issues while making his short speech at the old government House in Katsina during the popular ‘Hawan Bariki’ event.
The Governor, in his 30 minutes speech took time to respond to the three issues raised by His Royal Highness Alhaji Abdulmumin Kabir Usman who spoke earlier before him .
On drugs related offences mentioned by the Emir, the Governor observed that there was need for lawmakers at both federal and state houses of assemblies to legislate and remove the offences from being bail able, adding that lawyers providing protection to drug barons are not helping the society either.
Alhaji Aminu Masari however believed that for the war against drug abuse to be won, the fight must begin from homes.
Parents and husbands must begin to show more interest in the movement of children and wives, stressing that government had been receiving negative reports of how drugs are being marketed in homes by unscrupulous women in the guise of selling wares and materials in homes while in actual sense, their bags contains hidden drugs.
He therefore admonished parents and husbands to monitor and stop such misconduct by women in the society .
Alhaji Aminu Masari also spoke at length on the misuse of social media by youths in the state and called for concerted efforts to reverse the ugly trend.
Alhaji Aminu Masari also spoke on the Go back to Farm of the current APC administration, stressing that 80% of the state population depend on agriculture for not only subsistence but economy.
The Governor observed that the federal government agricultural programme had started yielding positive results as fertilizer in the open market is now cheaper than the commodity being sold by government.
He stated that even the recent visit of president Muhammad Buhari to Morocco was in connection with agriculture, adding that there was need for people to stop importation of food items or smuggling of same for farming to add value in the country.
The Governor expressed gratitude to the Emir for the support and cooperation being enjoyed by the current APC administration in not only the state but the federal government. He said even Mr president is aware of the numerous prayers for the success of his administration.
He said as a buildup to the 2019 campaign, the strategy will be change to now consider performance in office.
Governor Masari charged politicians to come out with their scorecards to face the electorates as against the old order of campaign of calumny.
Also, while responding to the Emir’s plead to place the villages heads in the state on government payroll, the Governor stated that 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.