KATSINA STATE TO ENGAGE ALL FIRST CLASS GRADUATES
by Abdulhadi bawa faskari
Governor Aminu Bello Masari has approved the immediate engagement of first class graduands of the Umaru Musa Yar’adua University Katsina into the State civil service.
He announced this at the public presentation of the Katsina National Talent Hunt program.
Governor Masari said, this is to ensure that brilliant young men and women are engaged into the service to achieve higher efficiency.
He said his administration is giving the education sector utmost priority considering its vital role in building a solid and egalitarian society.
According to him the sustenance of SSCE qualifying examination by his administration is yeilding the desired result of encouraging final year students to excell in their final exams.
Noting that in 2019, Katsina state clinched the leading position in the Presidential debate, adding that the state contingent is currently taking part in this year’s edition of the competition.
The Governor then appreciated the organizers of the talent hunt competition and hoped that fairness would strictly be adhered to in identifying the best among the contestants.
Earlier in his welcome address, the state Deputy Governor Alhaji Mannir Yakubu assured that the present administration will continue to support the youths by implementing policies and programs that will be of immense benefit in building their capacity. According to him in realisation of the present era of technological advancement, the state government would not neglect it’s teeming youths without harnessing their talent for the future development of the society.
In his presentation on the concept of the program, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Higher Education Malam Bashir Usman Ruwan Godiya, said those that will emerg as the best one hundred would be rewarded accordingly. Adding that all entries must be submitted before eighth February 2021 when the competition is expected to start. Mal Bashir Ruwan Godiya said the competition is targetted at students and other interested individuals who have talent in the areas of Architecture, Engineering, Industrial Design and Arts, while the age limit has been fix between twelve to forty years.
On her part the guest speaker and a Professor of Architecture from the Obafemi Owolowo University Professor codelia Olatokumbo Oshashuna appreciated the foresight of the Governor for initiating the Talent Hunt competition that would ginger youths not only from Katsina State but the country at large.
Another Guest Speaker Dr Jelani Aliyu, the Director General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council promised to patner with the state government in the establishment of the planned Automotive center.
In their separate goodwill messages, Abuja based operator of Auto Beauty facility and a Katsina based operator of an innovation center Engineer Hassan Yunusa Musawa and Architect Kabir Ibrahim Faskari (KEBRAM) respectively, promised to support some of the talents to be identified.
Highlight of the occasion include the presentation of honorary membership to the state Governor by the Interior Association of Nigeria.