Governor Dikko Umaru Radda of Katsina State has sent a message of condolence to the Emir of Zazzau over the death of Alhaji Mansur Nuhu Bamalli, Nigeria’s Ambassador to Morocco.
In the message, he expressed deep grief over the demise Ambassador Bamalli who died on Friday at a private hospital in Lagos, while on transit to Morocco.
Describing the deceased as a seasoned diplomat, Governor Radda, in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Ibrahim Kaula Mohammed, indicated that the late Nigerian envoy was deeply grounded in the art of foreign diplomacy, which he deployed to enhance the bilateral ties between Nigeria and Morocco.
According to the Katsina Governor, Ambassador Bamalli’s trademark humility, tenderness, and simplicity, shrouded his affiliation to an influential royal lineage and vast educational background.
“The late Nigerian envoy is a paragon of humility and simplicity. He was equally a royal personage who was dedicated to empowering the downtrodden across the Zazzau Emirate.
“Ambassador Mansur Bamalli was a first class diplomat committed to enhancing Nigeria’s image on the global stage, especially in Morocco where he was representing the country, prior to his demise,” he said.
Radda, while urging the Emir of Zazzau, together with the people and government of Kaduna State to take solace in the reality that the late Nigerian ambassador lived a fulfilled life, beseeched Allah (S.W.T) to grant Alh. Mansur Bamalli an eternal rest in his abode of Jannatul Firdaus.
Before his death, ambassador Bamalli
was also the Magajin Garin Zazzau and biological younger brother to the Emir of Zazzau.
He is survived by a wife and 2 children.
Katsina dep gov gives reason govt is sponsoring indigenes for overseas medical study
Deputy governor of Katsina State, Alhaji Faruk Lawal Jobe, has explained why the Katsina State Government is planning to sponsor select indigenes of the state to study medicine in Egypt.
Chief Press secretary to the Governor, Ibrahim Kaula Mohammed in a statement quoted the Deputy Governor to have indicated that indigent students are sent for studies overseas to ensure that Katsina students who attended public schools are given opportunity to advance their studies.
Jobe spoke when he commissioned a borehole project drilled by an Abuja-based Charity organization, NEAR Foundation in Radda village of Charanci local government.
He explained that each of the 34 local government areas of the state were given the chance to produce candidates for the foreign medical study programme.
Identifying health as one of the priorities of the Governor Dikko Umaru Radda-led administration, Jobe said the recent official trip to the United States by his principal – Governor Radda, has yielded the donation of 10 containers of medical equipment, worth about N2 billion to the state government.
He lauded the NEAR foundation for a water project being executed at the Radda community.
Earlier, the Chairman of the foundation, Muhammad Abubakar, said apart from the water project, their charity organisation is currently organizing a medical outreach at Charanci Comprehensive Health Centre, from where it will proceed to Ingawa local government.
Abubakar, who assured that their foundation will sustain the program, also promised that they would provide scholarship to brilliant Katsina students.
In his vote of thanks, the Village Head of Radda, Alhaji Kabir Umar, thanked the charity organisation for the water project.
Gov Radda, S/Korean Foundation discuss Partnership for growth of Katsina Agriculture
Governor Dikko Radda of Katsina State has held a fruitful bilateral discussion with Seamuel Foundation, a South Korean government organisation to accelerate the socio-economic development of the State
The Chief Press secretary to the governor, Ibrahim Kaula Muhammed in a statement made available to the National Update in Abuja on Sunday indicated that foundation has been noted for giving assistance to developing countries in many aspects to grow their economies, and also alleviate poverty.
He said it is also responsible for sharing the Korean experience of converting drudgery, extreme poverty and hunger to affluence and prosperity through self help, deligence and corporation to the global communities.
According to him, two Katsina communities namely Makera and Raddawa villages of Matazu and Dutsinma Local Governments have once benefitted from the humanitarian support of the foundation.
The foundation has so far constructed irrigation facilities and introduced modern techniques of farming practice, as well as provision of implements to Katsina farmers.
Governor Radda, while speaking with the management of the foundation, extended the appreciation of the government and people of Katsina State as he saluted the South Korean organisation for its humanitarian services.
He also used the opportunity to request for extra funding and expansion of the project scope to cover many Katsina communities.
“I am appealing for the extension of the project timeline. We also request that your organisation help build the capacity of our state extension workers at the Katsina state Ministry of Agriculture,” he said.
In their response, the management of the foundation agreed to continue to work in Katsina as they also pledged to jointly develop a framework for the operationlisation of the extension and expansion of the project as requested by the Governor
Meanwhile, Governor Radda and his entuarage will meet with the Korean International Corporation (KOICA) and the Korea Trade and Investment Agency (KOTRA), on Monday.
Governor Radda tells Housing Minister to deliver on his new assignment
Governor Dikko Umaru Radda of Katsina State has charged the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Architect Ahmed Musa Dangiwa to justify the confidence President Bola Ahmed Tinubu had in him over his appointment as a member of the current Federal Executive Council, FEC.
Radda spoke on Saturday in Katsina at a special prayer session and an event organized to honour Architect Dangiwa.
The chief CPS to the Governor.Ibrahim Kaula Mohammed, in a statement quoted the Governor to have given the assurance that his administration will formulate effective policies that will provide succour for the masses.
He said that his government is aware of the hardship being faced by Katsina citizens, hence the need for more policies and programmes that will better their lots.
Governor Radda therefore, pleaded with the people of the state to exercise more patience and cooperate with his administration, for the progress of Katsina.
While congratulating Dangiwa over his commitment to duty, Radda pleaded for prayers and Allah’s guidance for the minister to deliver on his new assignment.
Arch. Dangiwa promised affordable shelter for all Nigerians, as he expressed appreciation to Governor Radda for ‘influencing’ his appointments as the immediate-past Secretary to the Katsina State Government and now Minister.
Earlier, the Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development, Engineer Abdullahi Tijjani Gwarzo appreciated the love and solidarity shown to Arch. Dangiwa by the people of Kankia and Katsina State, in general.
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