Gov Radda transforms education, agriculture

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By Lawal Gwanda

The Katsina State Government in collaboration with the 34 Local Councils in the state is effectively transforming education, irrigation sectors as well as putting more efforts in curbing insecurity in Katsina State

This was announced by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Prof Badamasi Lawal during the annual press briefing organised by the Ministry in Katsina.

Prof Badamasi Lawal disclosed that large sum of money had been expended in such areas, as according to him, the ratio of the collaboration was 50-50, sometimes 30-70 between the local and the state government.

He cited example on security where large sum of money had been jointly spent for the procurement of 15 Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) in an efforts to ease serious problems and challenges of insecurity bedeviling the state.

The Commissioner also stated that seven hundred motorcycles were purchased and distributed across the state, adding that more vehicles of such nature are being supplied to frontline local government areas, while other local government areas that are not prompt got lower number of such vehicles.

The Commissioner further noticed the purchase of thousands of arms and ammunition and distributed to the entire local councils more pronounced in the area of frontline local government areas.

Out of 75 Hilux vehicles purchased according to the commissioner three each including trackers and cameras were distributed to frontline areas and one each to other LGAs across the state apart from protective materials procured, which are all joint efforts between state government and local government councils to assist and facilitate security issues across the state.

Another giant stride of Gov. Dikko Radda on security according to the commissioner was the establishment of Community Watch Corps , adding that about 1,500 were recruited , kitted and provided with gun’s, ammunition, protective vests and posted back to their localities to assist in curbing insecurity.

He pointed out that some governors commended the efforts of Malam Dikko Radda for the initiative and even borrowed a leaf.

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