A member of the house of reps  representing Jaba and Zango kataf constituency Hon Sunday Marshall Katung aka SMK  has called on the management as well as  the Kaduna state Government to re-open the 3 institutions of higher learning based in southern Kaduna namely ;
1.Kaduna State University kafanchan Campus
2.College of Education Gidan waya
3.College of Nursing  Kafanchan.

Hon SMK while responding to questions fielded by journalist in Zonkwa on friday 2nd June 2017 on the occassion where he distrubuted thousands of bags of fertilizers to farmers in his constituency (Jaba /Zangon Kataf ) reiterated the fact that  the people of his constituency and southern Kaduna generally are farmers. Agriculture is the main stay of the economy  and it is done both for subsistence as well as commercial purposes. It  is in that regards therefore that he decided to alleviate the suffering of the poor farmers in his constituency  by assisting in the provision of fertilizer. He maintained that  as an individual he cannot provide enough for everyone’s  satisfaction ,but would continue to do his best to assist in these and  other areas of importance .

On the closure of schools (Higher institutions)in southern Kaduna ,Hon SMK insisted that even though there were some initial  security concerns that justified the closure of  the institutions  in the first place  which was understandable ,the  continued closure to this time is unacceptable,he mentioned Yobe,Borno and Adamawa states where insurgency is at its peak and yet higher institutions of learning  are still in session. If that be the case then  there is no reason why the situation in Kaduna should be different especially with  the near relative peace we  are  experiencing  now  .He insisted that failure to open this institutions as soon as possible without concrete reasons will create suspicion as well as unecessary tension in the area which is not healthy.

On the issue of the relocation of the Kad State University Kafanchan Campus  to Kaduna,He said they have been assured by the authorities that it was a mere temporary measure and that  students will revert to statusquo in due cause.Meannwhile  he said it is on record that  KASU was created by an act of the  Kaduna State House of Assembly  as a two Campus university  with Kaduna and Kafanchan as the Campuses ,hence an executive fiat relocating the Kafanchan campus permanently  to Kaduna will be null and void.He called on the people of his constituency and Southern Kaduna generally to be calm ,peaceful and law abiding as himself and his colleagues in the National assembly as well as other stakeholders are  on top of the matter and other issues  alike expecting a very positive outcome as soon as possible.

He commended the Kaduna state Government for restoring relative peace so far in Southern Kaduna while employing them to be more proactive rather than reactive ,to matters of security so that peace would be permanently restored in Sothern kaduna particularly and kaduna state at large.

He concluded that as  a legislator ,his primary responsibility is to enact laws that will trigger development ,both human and physical as well as other devidends of democracy  to his immediate constituency and the country at large ,he promised not to fail in his key responsibility as most of his activities are work in progress and the results will be coming out in phases as time goes on.

A cross section of people interviewed during the event unanimously  applauded the Hon Member and  wished others holding peoples mandate would emulate him


Sarki Alkali

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