By; SULAIMAN AHMED MISAU, Katsina
The Katsina State Government has approved the recruitment of 150 nurses to improve the delivery of healthcare services to people across the 34 local government areas of the state.
The APC administration has embarked on rehabilitation and upgrading of health facilities as part of its restoration agenda.
Governor Aminu Bello Masari said his administration has initiated an amnesty programme which curtails cattle rustling that enable people to go on their normal business with relative peace.
On girl-child education, Governor Aminu Masari said the state government had accorded priority to retain girls at school for their protection.
He said that N20,000 is being given to mothers to encourage them to send their wards to school to prevent hawking, saying that Muduru Primary School will be fenced at the cost of 14 million Naira to prevent encroachment and illicit activities in the school.
On erosion threat across the state, Governor Aminu Bello Masari said over 5 billion naira was spent on drainages and culverts construction at different locations.
Governor Aminu Bello Masari said empowerment programme were introduced, especially for youth and women to become self-reliant.
On Songhai project in Dutsinma and Funtua, the Governor said that an agreement has been reached with Dangote and Jino Companies to run the project and pay rent to the State Government.