Unification of Batsari people through understanding change and development for community success-By Concern Citizens
UNIFICATION OF BATSARI PEOPLE THROUGH UNDERSTANDING CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT FOR COMMUNITY SUCCESS/PROGRESS.
Human beings by nature seem to be created to face and deal with challenges. These challenges could be real or imagined, physical or psychological, In whatever way, challenges are meant to make us stronger. The problem is, if one does not master the art of managing or dealing with these challenges, they end up becoming problems not only to themselves but also to their immediate surroundings.
Batsari local government in Katsina state has been in the front line facing such challenges of insecurity for years which has affected the socio-economic development of the affected villages, the town, and the state in general. The insecurity rocking the area is banditry cattle rustling and kidnapping that is taking place nearly every day by day, killing innocent souls and destroying properties worth millions of cash, kidnapping, and sexual abuse all included.
The people of Batsari local government need to understand that positive change and developments can only take place if we have the art of managing or dealing with the challenges confronting us, if not dealing with them from the grassroots they will end up becoming problems to our dear society. Change they say is the most constant thing in life just like development, human beings practice habits and attitude change, increase or decrease. This change increase or decrease is known as development. We all in Batsari need to understand what change and development are before we begin to put a step for a better society; it is of paramount importance to understand how can we think, conceive, plan and effect change and development at the grassroots level. Change and development is the process of changing unwanted situations, practices, habits, behaviors, or institutions from bad to good, good to better to best. All this cannot be achieved except through critical thinking which is a problem-solving attitude that empowers one to always proffer solutions to problems generally. We must all become problem solvers and learn how to concentrate on issues that depend on attention such as
(a) Why are people suffering at the local level?
(b) What/who is responsible?
(c) What can my office do or as an individual do?
(d) How may I help?
Process where we make problems our concern by asking the four questions listed above and we are able to proffers solutions or supply answers to them, then we have taken the path to conceiving and effecting change and development at the grassroots level in Batsari and its environment.
It is high time for the people of Batsari and its environment to come together for a common cause, for unification from both the elites, and youths which cut across all the youths organization, traditional rulers, ex-servicemen, businessmen, academician, and women organization that are within the communities in Batsari.
There is one beautiful saying of Ibn Mas’ud that says ” Ruin is caused by two traits-pride and despair. Happiness cannot be attained without effort and struggle. A vain person does not make any effort because he believes that he is perfect; a despairing person does not make any effort because he believes it is useless.
May Almighty continue to uplift the standard of Batsari people and their environment.
CONCERN CITIZEN’S OF BATSARI