By; MOHAMMED MUNIRAT NASIR, Gusau
Katsina State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari has called for strong synergy between state governments in the fight against banditry in the North West region and other parts of the country.
Masari made the call in Gusau while inaugurating the reconstructed multi million naira Zamfara State Assembly Complex as part of activities marking the two years anniversary of Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle’s administration in Zamfara State.
The Katsina State Governor said that to curb the insecurity in the region and Nigeria, governors of Kaduna, Katsina, Niger, Zamfara and other affected states must come together to form collaboration to decisively deal with the issue of insecurity in order to achieve sustainable development.
“No state can fight insecurity alone, but with the strong collaboration, we can stem the monster that is destroying our people, lands and culture.
“Banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling, killing and maiming are not the identities of the citizens of Northern region,” he said.
Masari described the fight against insecurity as the responsibility of all and sundry and therefore the need for citizens to support the ongoing onslaught to eliminate insecurity in the region and country.
Zamfara State Governor, Dr Bello Mohammed Matawalle said the reconstruction of the assembly project which cost over N1.4 billion Naira was undertaken in consideration of the eminent position of the legislature in a democratic setting.
“It is evident that if we are to promote good governance and deepen our democracy, we have to accord the legislature the importance it deserves by giving the legislators all that they may require to make them perform their constitutional responsibility effectively,” he said.
Matawalle said his administration is committed to the observance of the laid down rules and regulations in the conduct of government business.
“While we forge ahead in our match to take Zamfara State to greater heights, I wish to assure all that we welcome all positive contributions towards the attainment of this objective.
” I appreciate the cordial relations between you and the executive arm since my coming on board two years ago. This cordiality is largely responsible for the appreciable successes we have recorded so far.
“However, notwithstanding the friendly atmosphere, I wish to call on you to redouble your efforts to come up with effective legislations to further improve our people’s wellbeing,” he said.
Matawalle explained that the recent dissolution of the State Executive Council and the relieved of some key political appointees was done to reshape and have a solid foundation for the development of the state.
“The dissolution was a result of mid term appraisal of the performance of the Executive Council and burning need to restrategize towards more effective service delivery to our teeming populace,” he said.