Aminu Masari, Katsina State governor, has said he will retire from active politics in 2023.
He stated he does not have any idea of who will succeed him when he leaves office.
Masari disclosed this in an interview with The Nation at the Government House in Katsina.
The governor also pointed that he desires that the state should have a better leader than him in 2023.
He said: “First of all, I have no idea who will succeed me and secondly my wish for Katsina state is to have a better governor than myself and the one that will come after him to be better than him.
“I was part of the National Assembly and have no intention of going back to National Assembly or the Senate. Like I said earlier, I will be 73 God willing and in the business of politics, I am out.
“Even in civil service, you retire, so I have no intention to contest for any office, what I will do and everyone is aware of how I started and the positions I have held and have no godfather and no intention of contesting anyway’’.
On resumption of schools in the state, he assured that the state government will soon engage relevant stakeholders to domesticate relevant guidelines, as issued by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), and the federal government, before schools will reopen.
“If the federal government say schools should open, am sure that it is coming from NCDC, we will also invite the stakeholders to see how we can domesticate these processes with those that are relevant to our state and those that are not’’, he also said.
On the epileptic power supply in the state despite paying between N40 to N45 million to Disco – KEDECO, Masari expressed satisfaction with the level of improvement from the information gathered so far.
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“I think from the information I have, there are some improvement in the power supply but power is not available for 24 hours.
“Certainly there is improvement in terms of regulation and also in terms of number of hours and we are working on our own to install a generator and also bring transformers that will supplement power coming from KEDCO, we are completely changing all the panels and a lot of money is going into it,” he noted.