From Lawal Sa’ idu Funtua, Katsina
Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has declared that his second tenure will pursue a programme called “Restoration Agenda ll” to consolidate on the performances of his administration in the first tenure.
Masari made this assertion at the presentation of a compendium of the restoration administration from May, 2015 to date and the proclamation of “Restoration Agenda ll” held in Katsina.
This, the Governor said, is derived out of the faults, performance gaps of “Restoration Agenda l” and forecasts of emerging issues and challenges likely to face the state in the immediate and long term future.
He recalled that in 2015, his administration inherited a state that was adrift and over run by an insensitive governance characterized by squander, waste of public funds and impunity.
“Infrastructures across all public sectors were in a state of dilapidation.
The morale of civil servants was at the lowest ebb. Many public agencies and facilities in the Health, Agriculture, Education, Youth, Women and other social investment sectors became largely dysfunctional and neglected,” he said.
Governor Masari added that “The Restoration committees appointed to craft a path of redress before our victory in 2015 elections, recommended restoring Katsina State back to normalcy and its past glories.”
From 2015 to date, he said, the APC administration has succeeded in recording enormous achievements in implementing the recommendations of the ‘Restoration Agenda Committees’.
“Our collective achievements on the ground speak for themselves, while our
various constituencies, localities, stakeholders, the media and civil groups have acknowledged positive impacts of the projects executed.” he said.
Governor Masari, who gave an elaborate breakdown of his stewardship, appreciated all for their sustained cooperation and support during the efforts to fulfill the mandate bestowed upon the administration.
Alhaji Mustapha Muhammad Inuwa, the chairman PMB/ABM campaign council, on his part, lauded the efforts of the Governor in tackling the security challenges, especially in the frontline local government areas bordering Zamfara and Kaduna states.
Inuwa, who is also the Secretary to Government of the state SGS, also commended the administration for deciding to tackle security as its primary responsibility.
In his remarks, the state APC chairman, Shitu S. Shitu said he was flattered by the achievements recorded and called on stakeholders, party faithful and the electorates to vote massively for the re-election of the party’s candidates to reap more dividend of democracy.