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Governor Masari: Nigerian government spent over N45 billion to improve lives of vulnerable people in Katsina

The Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has warned the state judges and members of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) against granting bail to arrested bandits, rapists and other criminals in the state.

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State says the Federal Government had spent over N45 billion on various social intervention programmes to improve the lives of vulnerable people in the state.

The governor revealed this on Tuesday while launching the Katsina Health Workers’ Plaza and Guest House built by the state Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MHWUN).

He said that the social intervention programmes introduced by President Muhammadu Buhari had significantly tackled vulnerability and supported the most vulnerable households in the northern states.

“Going by our culture and tradition here in the northern part of the country, the older you become, the more responsibilities you shoulder because we have no social security system.

“The extended family system is the only social security net we have until recently when President Buhari started introducing social interventions.

“This is the foundation for social security where there is direct support to the most vulnerable people of at least N5,000 each per month.

“In those social interventions alone, the federal government as of July this year, spent over N45 billion in Katsina state.

“I want you to imagine what would have been with COVID-19, insecurity and the fall in the price of oil, what the situation would have been,” he imagined.

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