Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State says he will retire from active politics after his tenure as Governor.
Masari stated this while briefing newsmen as part of activities to mark the nation’s Democracy Day in Katsina on Saturday, June 12.
He also explained that he would retire to his farm after his tenure as Governor of the state.
“I have held various positions from Commissioner in Katsina State to the National Assembly, where I served as Speaker of the House of Representatives.
“I am still serving my people as the Governor of Katsina State. Therefore, what else am I looking for, again.
“My people from Katsina, like the late Umaru Musa Yar’adua, contested for President and won, Muhammadu Buhari the same thing; he even served as military Head of State.
“I think it is better we leave the stage for other people from other places,” he said.
According to Masari, his main concern now is how to fulfill his Restoration Agenda; which is to rehabilitate all the decayed infrastructure; and also bring back the past glories of the state.
“After I have satisfactorily succeeded in doing that, I will retire to my farm,” the governor said.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government (FG) has stated that it has suspended the salaries of 331 civil servants; for the failure to update their Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) as was directed.
Mr Mahmuda Mamman, Permanent Secretary, Career Management office, made the announcement in a statement; issued by Mr Abdulaganiyu Aminu, Director, Press and Public Relations, Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF) on Saturday, June 12, in Abuja.
According to the statement, Mamman had signed the circular of the suspension on behalf of the HOCSF, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan.
It said that the circular was addressed to all permanent secretaries, Accountant General of the Federation; and the Auditor-General of the Federation.
“The salaries of 331 federal civil servants have been suspended by the FG on the IPPIS platform for their failure to carry; out the online records update of the HR Module of Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System.
“And also, who failed to participate in the physical verification exercise. “This emerged from a circular ref: HCSF/CSO/HRM/T/41 issued on 9th June, 2021.
“And signed on behalf of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan; by the Permanent Secretary, Career Management Office, Mahmuda Mamman,” the statement also added.