Governor Aminu Masari has expressed his frustration with the situation of Katsina, alleging that the increased security in the North West state has given him and others sleepless nights.
The Governor said the state has been plagued by security issues from sunset to morning, during an interview with DW Hausa on Friday July 30.
No sensible leader who thinks about his people’s feelings, according to Masari, will be happy in such a situation.
He said; “In this difficult time and uncertainty, all the issue of governance has been dominated by security matters from sunset to dawn. I receive security reports at any moment through many channels daily. “Governing in this difficult time I see no joy that people are saying we are enjoying. “In this kind of situation we are having sleepless nights. You only have a few hours to sleep with your phone beneath your ears and whoever calls you at midnight won’t do that to greet you but to tell you a problem that is happening.
“People misunderstood us (governors) as people enjoying themselves. Some people are just assuming things and we must not assume what we think is right because if someone is not in the system, he cannot understand the situation. “The irony of this life is that a governor is being escorted with screaming siren so is the criminal being taken to prison, the dead person in an ambulance and firefighters all use sirens. So what is the joy about the sirens? “The paramount thing about governance is that once you are at the helm of affairs, always prepare to leave. You must not allow yourself to be carried away by the arrogance of power.”