Emir asks Masari to assemble Katsina best brains for solutions to state’s predicaments
The Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmummuni Kabir Usman advised the Executive Governor of Katsina State to reach out to Katsina people wherever they might be residing to obtain first hand information on how to move the state forward.
The Emir also asked Governor Masari to convene a meeting of eminent Katsina citizens both at home and outside the state, to aggregate their suggestions and opinions on current challenges facing the state to President Muhammadu Buhari on the way forward.
The monarch, who made the suggestion during a well attended special prayer session, involving members of the three arms of government in the state and eminent citizens to mark the maiden commemoration of the annual thanksgiving day in the state, said Governor Masari should reach out to Katsina citizens that are scattered all over the country, harness their inputs before taking them to the president for attention.
He said: “Lack of regular interaction and communication has remained the bane in our quest for development.
“Rally Katsina citizens and seek suggestions from them in other to proffer solutions to the myriads of challenges facing the state.”
Also speaking at the occasion, Governor Masari noted that it was important for the state to have a day for thanksgiving, also known as Yaumush Shukur, to express gratitude to Allah for His blessings and bounties to the state.
He added that the date was selected after the state’s History and Culture Bureau was contacted and recommendations were made.
He said: “It was now 86 years after Katsina got its independence from Zaria province. The state government will direct local governments and academic institutions to always observe 1st August as Prayer Day in the state.