Late Ummaru ‘Yar’adua made Katsina a state – Muttaqha rabe
A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in Katsina and close person to the Late President Ummaru Musa ‘Yar’adua, Engr. Muttaqha Rabe Darma is of the opinion that the Late Governor of Katsina State made it a ‘State’.
Muttaqha Rabe made this known while delivering a paper with the title ‘An Insider Viewpoint On Ummaru Musa ‘Yar’adua Administration In Katsina State (1999 – 2007)’ during an annual event to mark 9th-year remembrance of the death of the Late Governor organized by Coalition of PDP Support Groups.
According to Muttaqha, while Katsina state was curved from Kaduna in 1987 but it was Late Ummaru Musa’s administration that made it a state between 1999 to 2007.
Muttaqha went further and listed some agencies and other parastatals like the State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Teachers Service Board, RUWASA among others that were created during the period to enhance service delivery and efficiency for the people of the state.
He also listed many more deliberate policies adopted by the then Katsina State Governor towards improving educational, empowerment and other subsectors in the state.
On the good days they shared, Muttaqha recalled how humble and simple Late Ummaru was. He also shared how on one faithful day the former Governor asked him to drive him to the House of one of his ally that was sick.
(This article was first published on Katsina Post on 5th May, 2019)