The Katsina state Governor, Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari disclosed that the Government spent N1.5bn for the payment of scholarship to students in tertiary institutions across Nigeria.

Katsina Media and Publicity reports that Masari was speaking during an interactive session with indigenes of Katsina state who reside in Ilorin, Kwara state.

The Governor explained that the Government also spent substantial amount of money in transporting exchange students to the 19 northern states .

Masari assured that the Government would continue to accord priority and attention to the education sub-sector in the state.

The Governor charged indigenes of Katsina residing in Ilorin to continue to be good ambassadors of Katsina. He expressed happiness with the cordial relationship existing between them and the host community.

Masari was particularly happy that the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Kolapo Sulu Gambari had been playing fatherly role to Katsinawa and Daurawa people in Kwara state.

Masari expressed hope that they would continue to carryout legitimate trades in the land.

@katgovmedia reports that the state Deputy Governor, Alhaji Mannir Yakubu while making a speech stated that he was happy that Katsina people in kwara had excelled in various fields of human endeavor. He hope that they would be looking back home to assist parents and other relations for prosperity.

The secretary to the state government, Dr Mustapha Muhammad Inuwa spoke at length on efforts being made to overcome security challenges in the state.

Dr Mustapha Inuwa said although cattle rustling had been reduced to the barest minimum and the security problem of kidnapping is being confronted by the APC Administration in the state.

He called for prayers for peace to reign in Katsina state.

Our Correspondents gathered that earlier, the secretary of the Progressive Union of Katsina State Indigenes in Kwara state, Alhaji Kabir Yusuf told Masari that they decided to rejoice with the Governor on his conferment with Doctorate Degree (Honoris causa) in political science and conflict resolution strategy by Al-hikma University.

Alhaji Kabir Yusuf said over 450 Katsina indigenes are residing in Ilorin pursuing legitimate means of livelihood. He said the number in other areas such ad Kaima and urban centres in Kwara state far outweighed the number in Ilorin.

He also spoke extensively on the role of Emir of Ilorin in dispute resolution whenever one of them is in crisis with his subjects.

Alhaji kabir Yusuf said although they are in Kwara but had been monitoring development in Katsina state and praised Governor Masari for implementing people oriented projects and projects in all sectors of human endeavor.

Director General
Katsina Media & Publicity
Ibrahim M Abdullah
1st December 2018