- Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina state has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to make the federal government social investment programme permanent
- Masari said the initiative will go a long way in curbing the high rate of poverty amongst Nigerians across the 36 states
- He also urged beneficiaries of the initiative to write to their legislative representatives to prepare a bill for it to become law
The governor of Katsina state, Aminu Masari said the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has laid a solid foundation that will alleviate poverty in the country, The Guardian newspaper report.
Masari made this known on Saturday, April 2 in Katsina at the rally of the federal government’s Social Investment Programme (NSIP) which is under the control of the Social Protection and Good Family Value Initiative (SPGFVI).
The governor who lauded the programme stated that the initiative was a veritable one that will help many Nigerians get out of poverty if properly managed by other administrations to come, Legit.ng gathered.
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“Therefore, with this initiative which no administration has ever thought of, the President needs more commendation and support to achieve the purpose of the programme.”
Make social investment programme a law - Governor Masari to Buhari
While speaking to beneficiaries of the programme, Governor Masari advocated for the initiative to be introduced to the legislature for them to make it a law.
He said he will be given his absolute support to the president if he decides to make it law as it will be a powerful initiative to curb the lack of basic needs for the Nigerian populace.
“It is unfortunate for someone to wake up in the morning, thinking of what to eat, how to go to the hospital or take their children to school, but this programme has reduced such difficulties for people.
“And if a law is enacted and it becomes permanent, no government will come and stop it, and Nigerians will continue to enjoy the programme and it will continue to reduce unemployment.”
Masari however noted that he will ensure that the president will be intimated and briefed on the need for the initiative to remain permanent.
He also urged beneficiaries to inform their representatives at the legislative assemblies to help foster and push for the programme to remain permanent.
Teach in mother tongue, governor Masari tells teachers, institutions
Meanwhile, Governor Masari has tasked teachers in various institutions in the state to teach pupils in their mother tongue.
Masari stated this during the launch of three books on poetry, literature in Hausa and the translation of the English dictionary to the Hausa language written by Mande Muhammad, on Thursday, March 31, in Katsin.
The governor who was represented by the commissioner for education, Prof. Badamasi Charanchi, noted that such a level of teaching would aid better learning for children.
2023: Resign now if you want to contest, Governor Masari tells cabinet
Also, Governor Masari has issued a note of warning to members of his cabinet to resign if they want to contest for a political position at the 2023 general elections.
According to the governor, it is expedient that the statutory provision of the new electoral act must be followed by members of his cabinet and other political appointees.
He made this pronouncement at a media parley with journalists on Tuesday, March 15, shortly after a meeting with his cabinet members, which also included the presence of his deputy, Alhaji Mannir Yakubu.