Katsina Gov’t sets up welfare C’ttee to cater for families affected by banditry
Katsina State Government has set up a committee for the improvement of Welfare for Orphans and Widows of Victims of Insurgency.
The Committee members were inaugurated at the Deputy Governor’s Office.
Inaugurating the committee, the Deputy Governor Alhaji Mannir Yakubu said the committee was set up following a resolution made during the State Executive Council meeting held on the 11th of November last year. Alhaji Mannir Yakubu maintained that the State Government noted with concern the negative impact of the activities of bandits on the socio-economic wellbeing of the affected communities particularly the orphans and widows left behind as a result of the insurgency.
Members of the committee comprise the Deputy Governor as Chairman, some Commissioners, Special Advisers and Representative of Ulamas and Non-Governmental Organizations as members, while a representative from the Governor’s Office will serve as Secretary.
The Deputy Governor said the Committee is charged with the responsibility of identifying the targeted orphans and widows in the eleven Local Government areas mostly affected by the activities of banditry, cattle rustling and kidnapping in the State.
The Committee is also to suggest and determine the kind of assistance to be provided to the victims by the Government.
The Committee should also determine the age of orphans to qualify for the government’s support.