Insecurity: Yar’Adua vows to tackle banditry, terrorists in Kastina
Senator-elect for Katsina Central Senatorial District, Mr Abdul’aziz Yar’Adua has pledged to work in concert with critical stakeholders to tackle the spate of banditry and terrorism in Katsina state.
Abdul’aziz, a retired Lt.-Col. in the army and younger brother to late President Umaru Yar’Adua, said it was imperative for him to visit his constituents to reassure them that he would leave no stone unturned to ensure the security of lives and properties of the citizenry in Katsina state.
“We will do everything within our capacity to see that your concerns are taken care of especially the issue of banditry that has destabilised the peace in the state.
“The President-elect Alhaji Ahmed Bola Tinubu, Katsina Governor-elect Dr Dıkko Umar Radda and myself have the Issue of insecurity as one of our top most priorities,” he said
Yar’Adua, who toured the 11 local government areas that constitute his senatorial district, said the visit was to show appreciation to the people on behalf of the President-elect, Sen. Bola Tinubu; Katsina State Governor-elect, Dr Dikko Radda and his humble self.
On his part, Umar, a legal practitioner, said the visit was a tip of the iceberg out of what the lawmaker-elect had in store for the people.
According to him, hopefully, this practice of holding town hall meetings will be a continuous one as it affords the people the opportunity to interact with their elected representatives and voice their concerns.
Sani Baba, a resident of Batsari Local Government in the state, thanked the senator-elect for the engagement.
Baba, a 45-year-old farmer, said Yar’Adua’s visit was the first time any elected official would ever embark on such a tour to show appreciation to the electorate.
“This shows that the newly elected government is serious with its campaign promises and the people can count on them,” he said.
The senatör-elect was awarded a certificate of merit at Kaita Local Government Area by a representative of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Comrade Aliyu Kaita.
Other party members in the company of Yar’Adua include Arc. Usman Banye, member-elect representing Rimi, Batagarawa and Charanchi; Hon. Mu’azu Tsagero; Alhaji Tanimu Gwarzo and Alhaji Abdullahi Moda.