President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Dutsinma, Katsina State, vowed to ensure that Katsina State is free from banditry and kidnapping. Buhari who is the visitor to Federal University, Dutsinma, made the vow at the varsity’s fourth convocation ceremony, held at the temporary site of the university.
He maintained that the war against banditry and criminality involves several covert security operations not easily seen by the citizens; hence the need to reassure the citizens of Katsina State that something urgent is being done to address their plight.
The president who was represented by the former Deputy Governor of Kano State, Professor Hafiz Abubakar at the 4th convocation ceremony of the Federal University Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State, also listed a number of programmes which he says his administration is doing to provide employment and consequently, alleviate poverty.
Some of such initiatives include the N-Power and Tradermoni programmes, as well as agriculture loans for youths and the signing of the NotTooYoungToRun Bill.
According to him, the signing of the bill would encourage youths to participate actively in politics and acquire leadership skills at a tender age, which he believes would potentially prolong their positive services to the country.
The President further stated that his administration is fully aware of the challenges confronting all sectors of the economy, especially education.
He noted that his government is doing everything possible to improve structures and facilities in Nigerian institutions and to provide maximum manpower and training through the various TETFUND intervention programmes.