Speaker, House Of Representatives Storms Katsina Over Insecurity

Femi Gbajabiamila

Members of the House of Representatives, led by speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, recently paid a working visit to Katsina state, over incessant banditry and kidnappings in the State.

Gbajabiamila told Governor Aminu Bello Masari, that they were in the State to find out the true position of things and to ascertain what kind of assistance is needed from the national level.

He said States cannot deal with issues like these on their own. He also said the issues are complicated and complex and they believe that government at the federal level must have something they can do, to assist the State.

“We have been to Zamfara, Borno and now Katsina. The story seems to be the same but with little difference here and there. Kidnapping is a major problem, therefore we are here to see and compliment what the state government is doing to find a lasting solution to the problem, “he said.

In his remarks, Governor Masari appreciated the concern shown by the House, which he said, he holds in high esteem.

He said his administration was presently trying to normalize the situation through interventions it planned to follow through, saying that the National Assembly should expect demands from the States as the 2020 budget was coming up, so that issues of infrastructure as demanded by the people can be tackled.

During the visit, the Speaker also visited some Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) taking refuge at Gidan Baki, in the metropolis and donated some relief materials to them.

He also took time to teach at Government Day Secondary School, Kofar Sauri, where he praised teachers for their selfless service to humanity.

Amina Bello K/Bai

For: Head of Centre

FIC Katsina