The Katsina State House of Assembly has saluted the former Nigerian Military Head of State, retired Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, for creating the state.
This is contained in a congratulatory message to the people of the state on Saturday in Katsina, by the Chief Press Secretary of the assembly, Aminu Magaji.
The state was created out of the former Kaduna State on September 23, 1987, by the then military administration of Babangida.
“The Speaker of the assembly, Alhaji Nasir Yahaya, has congratulated the citizens and residents of Katsina State for witnessing its 36th anniversary.
“On behalf of myself, the entire members and management of the assembly, I wish to heartily rejoice with the people of the state for commemorating the day.
“While saluting the foresight of former head of state for the creation of the state, I equally commend the sacrifice and commitments by its founding fathers.
“Especially military and civilian Governors for making it a role model among its contemporaries across the nation,” Mr Magaji quoted the speaker as adding.
He also acknowledged the commitment of people in the state for maintaining peaceful and harmonious coexistence among themselves, irrespective of tribal or religious inclinations.
The speaker, while urging them to sustain the tempo, extolled the ongoing efforts of the present administration of Governor Dikko Radda to tackle insecurity.
“On the giant strides being made by Radda in the fight against all forms of insecurity in the state, I am assuring our continued support to achieve the desired success,” Mr Yahaya said.