Masari Seeks Support From Belgian Govt To Boost Agriculture, Livestock

Katsina Governor Aminu Masari and Belgian Ambassador Daniel Bertrand


The Katsina State Governor,  Aminu Masari is seeking assistance, cooperation, and support from the Belgian Government to critical areas of agriculture and livestock.

The governor stated this on Tuesday when the Belgian Ambassador to Nigeria, Daniel Bertrand paid a courtesy visit to the state, to strengthen the long-existing Bilateral relationship between the two countries.

According to the governor, the backbone of the Katsina economy revolves around agriculture and livestock through which 80 percent of the people in the state are directly employed.

Masari while describing Banditry, kidnapping, and other associated crimes as some of the security issues the state and the region been dealing with explained that 90 percent of all the small arms, light weapons, and ammunition come into the Northwest region of the country come from Niger and Mali.

Earlier in his address, the Belgium Ambassador to Nigeria, Daniel Bertrand explained that is a well-known fact that Nigeria is a small country with many things to offer especially in high tech agriculture, agricultural research, and agricultural production of transform products.

Governor Masari Seeks Better Protection Of Rape Victims

Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari speaks to the Trude Union Congress members and women during a rally in Katsina on August 20, 2020.


Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari has asked security agencies to give maximum protection to victims who testify to rape.

The governor made the appeal on Thursday when he addressed a rally organised by the Trade Union Congress in collaboration with the women commission in Katsina.

According to him, there are many ways a woman can testify without really disclosing her real identity.

Governor Masari asked the law enforcement agencies to expedite action on those that are being detained.

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Speaking further, he reminded people in the state that the consequences of keeping quiet on rape cases mean one had aided, abetted and helped rapists to escape justice.

“Since last year, the state government through the House of Assembly enacted a law in order to prescribe two punishments – rape with murder is capital punishment, death.

“Rape without murder will attract life imprisonment. So I appeal to the law enforcement agencies in particular to expedite action on those that are being detained.

“However, one of the problems which you need to talk to women about is that if you are raped, you know the person who raped you and you keep quiet, you are allowing him to rape another woman,” he said.

Katsina Governor Appoints Six Permanent Secretaries

Governor Masari


The Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, has approved the reappointment of six permanent secretaries in the state civil service.

Governor Masari stated that their reappointment was based on merit and outstanding performance during the past tenure.

This was disclosed in a statement by the secretary to the state government, Mustapha Inuwa.

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Those reappointed include Muntari Lawal, Sulaiman Yakubu Safana, Hafiz Iliyasu, Sani Isiyaku, Dr Kabir Mustapha and Muntari Danladi.

The reappointment of some Senior Special Assistants ( SSAs ) and Special Assistants ( SAs ) as aides to the governor and his deputy, Mannir Yakubu were also approved.

The senior special assistants are : Mustapha Saulawa, Abdu Labaran, Ibrahim Umar Teacher, Asma’u Aliyu, Usman Mohammed, Yahaya Aliyu, Haruna Musa and Abdulhadi Bawa.

While the Special Assistants are: Saifullahi Mohammed, Tanimu Sada, Halliru Rabe, Mrs Felicia Agbaire and Janet Kudayisi.

Others are Sabo Musa, Abdullahi Darma, Abdul Rashid Ibrahim, Rabi Garba Mashi, Murtala Nasir, Ibrahim Musa Kalla, Aminu Ibrahim and Abdul Karim Mustapha.