Culled from katsina state Redio


Wednesday 4th November, 2020 will certainly remain fresh in the minds of people of Ketare district in Kankara local government. This is so in View of the fact that it is on that day Alhaji Usman Bello Kankara Mni, marked twenty years on the throne as the KANWAN KATSINA the third.
The day will remain a memorable and unforgettable one to not only the communities of Ketare district, but the entire families of Iya Nadabo Dynasty in Nigeria or in Diaspora as one of their own is celebrating two decades of excellence as a royal father.
It is indeed against this background that in this special commentary written by Hassan Bako of our editorial, unit becomes relevant and necessary to rejoice with a man of people and a man of so many parts.

From the onset, it is imperative and mandatory to first in this special commentary to pay glowing tributes to the late emir of Katsina Alhaji Muhammadu Kabir Usman CFR, of blessed memory for its was he who appointed and turbaned Usman Bello Kankara Mni, in the year two thousand as the Kanwan Katsina the third to serve as district head Of Ketare.

Not only that, the late emir Muhammadu Kabir Permitted UK Bello as fondly called in customs circle to continue to remain in service despites holding the traditional title of Kanwan Katsina. The foresight by the late emir Kabir then was that, if the new Kanwan Katsina was to leave the customs service, surely the end looser is not only the Kanwan Katsina but the State in General. That. Decision by the Late Emir Kabir Usman of blessed memory turned out to be a blessing as it enables UK Bello, Mni, to continue to rise through the ranks and in the end retired as a full comptroller of the Nigerian Customs in two thousand and seventeen after reaching the mandatory retirement age.
Therefore, kudos to late emir Kabir Usman and May God continue to shower his mercies on the soul of the late Kanwan Katsina II Muhammad Bello who nurtured and trained UK Bello mni, and through God guidance enable him to reach the peak of his career and earned a glorious exit after a meritorious excellent and successful career in the customs service.
Back to his community in two thousand and seventeen UK Bello Mni, continued to demonstrate the love, passion and care to his subjects in different ways, through application of some of the qualities, traits and lessons he gained from his late father and indeed from the numerous leadership irainings obtained in the course of his service career in the Nigerian Customs Service.
Kanwan Katsina the third has been a veritable and defendable as well as a good pillar to his community of Ketare District since he rejoined them after a triumphant and gallantry meritorious exit from the customs service.
From the year two thousand and seventeen to date it may not be possible in this News Commentary to bring to you all that has transpired in Ketare district as per as Educational, Health, Environmental, Agricultural, Social and ICT development is concerned. .
However, an effort will be made to sum up what transcends in that district within the last few years under the able leadership of Kanwa UK 86110 Mni. In education for instance, the intervention of Kanwan Katsina has led to the successful establishment and take-off of community Day Schools at Ketare, KukaSheka, Pauwa, Tudu, Ganzamawa Gundawa, Tsamiyar Jino and Katoge through communal efforts.
Similarly, the Ketare District witnessed the construction of UK Bello Primary at Ganzamawa village, construction of additional classes at Pauwa and Tsamiyar Jino community day secondary schools, due to increased enrollment. And in an effort to provide ICT knowledge to teeming youths in the area Kanwan Katsina UK Bello Mni, supported a Computer training for three hundred youths from Ketare district, while the training was sustained in phases as a result of which now students finds it easy to register for JAMB, NECO, WAEC, and during recruitment exercise for employment with either Federal, State or Local Governments. That indeed, was a commendable initiative.
In the same vein, the Kanwan Katsina the third, UK Bello Mni, has been supportive to the Kankara local government health department in ensuring success of Polio Immunization, Malnutrition Foods Programme for Pregnant mothers and children as well as all health programmes organized by the State and local governments for the overall benefit of people of Ketare district.
On the other hand, the Kanwan Katsina has within the years worked tirelessly to ensure effective collaboration with all federal agencies, for instance, it was through that collaboration with the National Identity Management Commission -NIMC all eligible persons .in Ketare district got registered to obtain the modern National ID Card.
Equally, through such collaboration with INEC Office in Kankara local government all eligible voters in Ketare District were registered and got their Permanent voters card, that always manifested on election days due to voters turn out.
Not only these, notable agencies, department and boards which Kanwan Katsina the third, liaised with for the benefit of the Ketare teeming populace include WACOT, CASSAVA Growers Association, the CBN, CSDP, RUWASSA
Intervention programme on eradication of Open defecation, Economic Empowerment, the SDGs, State Education Trust Fund (ETF), the Gidauniyar Jihar Katsina, the NYSC, the NPC for birth and death registration, in Ketare district, which the erudite UK Bello Mni, is up and doing for the betterment of the life of people of his district.
No wonder, UK Bello Mni, the Kanwan Katsina the third, has gained dozens of merit awards and certificates of excellence, while in active public service and as a traditional ruler. Prominent among such merit awards, letters of Commendation and appreciations were the ones received from the NYSC in two thousand and nineteen, the National Population Commission in two thousand and eighteen, and the one from the office of Secretary to the Katsina State Government in two thousand and eight.
Also in the year nineteen ninety nine, UK Bello got the best all round officers award from the Nigeria Customs Service, another one in nineteen ninety nine as Best Area Command Tin Can Island Lagos, and a certificate of merit in nineteen ninety nine as the best Public Relations Officer of Nigerian Customs.
To crown it all, the Kanwan Katsina the third, Alhaji UK Belle Kankara, obtained the prestigious elite institute membership certificate from the famous National institute of Policies and Strategies Study -NIPSS, ;Kuru in 105 Plateau State.
And added to this, was the leadership training he got from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs University of Pittsburgh and the Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership.
Certainly UK Bello Mni, is indeed a man of all fronts and fully prepared in the service of his community, the State and the country at large in his present capacity as Kanwan Katsina the third, district head of Ketare in Kankara local government.
Therefore, as Kanwan Katsina the third clocked twenty years on the throne as the district head of Ketare, the Management of Katsina State Radio Service under the indefatigable leadership of Sani Bala Kabomo wishes to join the teeming people in congratulating Alhaji Usman Bello Kankara Mni, for the golden Silver Jubilee of twenty years on the throne.
It is our prayer that Almighty God continues to be his guide, and may Allah continue to provide peace and security in our communities across the state, as without it no meaningful development could be achieved
the script was written by hassan bako edited by sani bala kabomo and presented by yusufu Yakubu

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