Katsina gov-elect meets Buhari, promises to restore farmlands

The Katsina State Governor-Elect, Umaru Radda, on Friday met the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), at the State House, Abuja.

He told journalists that his administration would deploy technology to tackle terrorism and make deserted farmlands accessible for cultivation. This, he said, would resuscitate farming activities, the mainstay of the state’s economy.

He stated, “Agriculture is a major area of livelihood for our people. So we must provide security for our people to farm. We will involve the locals and use technology in tackling the security issues in my state.”

The North Western state has been a hotbed of terror in the past few years as bandits’ attacks continue to target farmers and villagers, causing many to flee.

Radda, who was accompanied by the current governor, Aminu Masari, told State House Correspondents that “I have said it over and over that security is our first priority. This is what we are going to give much attention to because it is only when you have peace and security that you can be able to go to the farm, school, hospital and even the market. So security is very cardinal to the economic development of our society. Agriculture is one of the major areas of employment in our state, and it’s a major means of livelihood for our people.”

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