Katsina Emir Inaugurates Foundation, Donates Relief Materials to IDPs
By Elegbede Abiodun
The Emir of Katsina, Dr. Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, has inaugurated his personal foundation to tackle security challenges and render humanitarian services to internally displaced persons (IDPs) and the less-privileged in the state.
The traditional leader, through the foundation christened ‘Emir of Katsina Foundation for Peace’, also distributed multi-million relief materials, including foodstuffs and clothing to victims of insurgency and the less privileged across the state.
The foundation has high-profile traditional title holders within the emirate and technocrats as its Board of Trustees (BoT) members.
Usman, while inaugurating the foundation, said it was a turning point towards rolling out his revolving security plans in ensuring the sustainability of peace and tranquility for development to thrive.
“I hardly sleep because of the security situation in this country. Sometimes even for seven days and it has affected my health,” the monarch said during the inaugural ceremony of the foundation held at his palace.
He said the foundation would build and strengthen peace and unity among citizens of Katsina State and Nigeria as a whole, adding that he will do everything humanly possible to address insecurity.
The foundation’s BoT Chairman and Wazirin Katsina, Senator Ibrahim Ida, while unveiling its objectives, said the foundation would be assisting those affected by insurgency and forced out of their homes to become IDPs.
He explained that the foundation would also be helping youths with different vocational skills so as to become self-reliant as well as to assist authorities concerned in taming issues of drug abuse in the country.
“The foundation would also ensure that our youths are taught basic skills with which they can depend on themselves. It will also help the authorities in whatever way we can to ensure that the perennial issue of drug abuse is squarely addressed.
“It will help women that have health issues, with people of Babbar Ruga Hospital receiving particular attention. It will be helping mentally affected people so that they can be treated.
“It will also take whatever measures we feel we can recommend and implement for the betterment of our society and to the sustenance of peace and tranquility within our people,” Ida said.
– Thisdaylive.com –