The Katsina Youths for Sustainable Change (KYSC), a group based in the state, has dismissed claims by Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina, Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director of the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), has not empowered youth in the state.
The group said this while reacting to the governor who said only the duo of Dikko Radda, director-general of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria ( SMEDAN), and Ahmed Dangiwa, managing director of Federal Mortgage Bank, have provided empowerment packages towards the success of the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
According to a statement signed by the group’s president, Sallau Arawa, Bala Usman has, in collaboration with the KYSC, provided empowerment packages to the people of the state unmatched by any other politician in the state.
“It is our humble submission that the statement credited to His Excellency the Governor of Katsina State and APC Katsina Party Chairman is false and completely incorrect,” the statement read.
“The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, Hajiya Hadiza Bala Usman through the corporate social responsibility projects implemented by NPA in collaboration with the above named KYSC have delivered more impactful empowerment packages in Katsina State.
“Interventions which the NPA boss have made in the state include support and empowerment to the weak and destitute in in all LGAs of Katsina State. These projects range from the provision of furniture in primary schools, provision of solar lights & blankets in 280 Almajiri schools, provision of sewing machines, grinding machines to women and irrigation pumps to rural farmers as detailed below.
“Hajiya Hadiza has contributed more than any political appointee ever in the history of Katsina State, be it at the State or Federal Government level to empower and support the weak in our society.”