Katsina state governor, Aminu Bello Masari on Wednesday commended the Nigerian military for the successes recorded in the various security operations nationwide and for checkmating incessant killings in several troubled communities in Zamfara and Kaduna states. The nation reports
Masari further commended the military, which has been carrying out their operations from the Katsina airport, saying they have been able to greatly address the wanton loss of lives and properties especially in the rural communities, as previously obtained in the past
The governor was speaking during the annual Sallah Durbar held at the old Government House, in which the Emir of Katsina alongside hundreds of traditional rulers and eminent indigenes of the state paid him festivity homage.
He lamented that the perpetrators of such killings often used the expansive Rugu forest as hideout, from where they launch their nefarious operations.
He however called on people living in the affected communities to volunteer information on the hideout of hoodlums in the forest to security agencies
He said ‘’in addition to security, government, especially at the federal and the state levels was also executing variable projects that would have positive bearing on the lives of the people’’.
‘’ what the present governments at both levels was using to construct viable projects, was one-fourth of what the previous regime had realized during its four-year tenure’’.
Earlier, the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmummini Kabir Usman kicked against open defecation as such was the source of outbreak of various diseases in the state, like Cholera and other diseases.
The Monarch further called on people to embrace maintenance culture on projects provided by government, adding that people should learn to become owners of such projects to guard against vandalization.
He also called on graduates to stop waiting for white-collar jobs and embrace the art of establishing small and medium scale enterprises so that they can become employers of labour.