Katsina State House of Assembly has approved the sum of N10billion requested by Governor Aminu Masari. Earlier, Masari cried out seeking for another bail out fund from the federal government which came under huge national criticism by well renowned critic Omojuwa, on why and how the governor approved over half a billion Naira for renovation of the old government house Katsina.
Finally, Governor Masari succeeded in winning the approval from the state house of assembly members to go ahead and secure the loan.
Masari had in this year’s budget proposed the loan which he said would be used to fund critical sectors including education, health, agriculture and water related issues.
The Majority Leader, Lawal Kuraye, said the loan was necessitated by the deplorable infrastructure. He said it was under the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) palliative scheme which had already been accessed by almost all states, adding that the interest on it is two percent and it is payable in 20 years.
The Speaker, Aliyu Muduru, directed the clerk to forward the approval to the governor for execution.
Katsina State House of Assembly.
The decision by the state house of assembly to grant permission to Governor Masari to secure the sum of N10billion as a loan from CBN has generated a lot of tension in the state; some are of the view, that the governor has turned the state legislators to mere stooges. No efforts were made by the house to investigate on how the intended money is to be spent, in what possible ways did Gov Masari plan to repay back the money without suppressing the masses to hardship? (more…)
Governor Aminu Bello Masari inspected the on-going rehabilitation of government public schools in Daura local government.
The Governor inspected Daura I, Daura II, Muhammadu Bashar Primary School and Family Support Primary/Secondary schools to check the level of work.
He called on parents and teachers to do more in the discharge of their responsibilities to compliment the efforts being put by the government.
People & Society
The decision by Masari to paint schools building with APC Color came under criticism by the public who believed the conventional public school color should be maintained as an identity peculiar to the schools. (more…)
Governor Masari has approved renaming of structures built by the PDP government as a symbolic identity of its achievements. Hon Commissioner, land and survey, Alh Sadiq Sada revealed the council approval on the renaming of some important government structures built by Gov. Shema. He disclosed this during press briefing on the resolution of the 6th Exco meeting held at Government house council chamber.
According to Katsinareporters.wordpress.com, Masari’s decision to rename building structures came under harsh criticism from the public accusing Governor Masari of trying to hijack PDP Monumental achievement in the state. The people of Katsina challenge Masari to proof his worth by coming up with his new structures that will add value to society. Among the structures renamed by Governor Masari was
Al’umma Government house has been renamed to General Muhammadu Buhari house.
Katsina State Old Government house has been renamed to Saidu Barda House.
Barhim housing estate to Sir, Usman Nagogo housing estate.
Katsina state government approved the construction of new projects, rehabilitation and upgrade of structures. This was disclosed to the public by the Hon. Commissioner Ministry of works, Alh Tasiu Dandagoro after the 6th council meeting.
Speaking shortly after the 6th council meeting, the commissioner of works confirmed that the government has approved contracts for renovation that include:
Renovation and upgrading of old government house at the sum of 496 million Naira
Renovation of general hospital within 3 geopolitical zones, construction of new mortuary at the sum of 385milllion Naira
Renovation of technology incubation center at the sum 119.9million Naira
However, the people have shown their dissatisfaction with regard to renovation of the old government house giving the economic meltdown and the need for Masari’s government to minimize and cut unnecessary expenditure. (more…)
Criticism is the simplest and the cheapest thing to do because it is easy to do by all. It may take the form of constructive objective criticism or otherwise as people may perceive it to be.
#3000 Almajiri children of Katsina State indigene who left the state in search of a better life both Islamic education and economic sustainability. Find their dreams if any, short-lived when the Kano state Hisbah board deported #3000 of these young children back to State of their origin.
This led to this conversation between the concerns people of Katsina who care to make their voices heard despite being accused of criticizing the government of Masari Blindly but chose to be blind and speak than remain silent in the face of adversity.
We heard that Governor Masari played host to the commandant general of Kano State Hisbah board at Al’ummah House, which was reported to be the normal courtesy call visit which later turned out to be something bigger and troubling of what it was thought to be.
Tell me more, #3000 thousand Alamajiri were deported from Kano to Katsina by the Hisbah board. So what was Governor Masari’s reaction? You can ask that again, I believe he must have set a committee to look into the case and report back their finding for the government to act accordingly. Okay I pray this time around the committees finding will reflect the real nature of the root problem to avoid a replica of what happened with the ineffective education committee report, hmm the man is trying going by his age, I don’t like my Governor being embraced when ever some assigned people, who never care failed to deliver than expected. (more…)