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I’ll retire to the farm after my tenure as governor, says Masari

BY Femi Owolabi


Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina, says he will retire to his farm after his tenure as governor of the state.

Masari was first elected governor in 2015 and re-elected in 2019.

The 71-year-old politician had also served as speaker, house of representatives, between 2003 and 2007.

While briefing journalists as part of activities to mark Democracy Day in Katsina on Saturday, the governor said he’s held several positions and there’s nothing else he’s looking for.


“I have held various positions from commissioner in Katsina state, to the national assembly where I served as speaker of the house of representatives,” he said.

“I am still serving my people as the governor of Katsina state. Therefore, what else am I looking for again.

“My people from Katsina, like the late Umaru Musa Yar’adua, contested for president and won, Muhammadu Buhari the same thing, he even served as military head of state.


“I think it is better we leave the stage for other people from other places.”

According to him, his main concern now is how to fulfill his restoration agenda, which is to rehabilitate all decayed infrastructure and bring back the past glories of the state.

“After I have satisfactorily succeeded in doing that, I will retire to my farm,” the governor added.

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