By Ahmed G. Usman
The senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Kaduna South Senatorial District, Barrister Sunday Marshall Katung, has said the current insecurity in southern Kaduna is threatening sustainable food production for the region.
He said this in Zonkwa, Zangon Kataf Local Govenment headquarters while meeting with representatives of the Nigerian Union Of Teachers, (NUT), National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Presidents of student Union Governments (SUG) from tertiary institutions, and several other socio-cultural associations from the eight local governments that make up the Kaduna South Senatorial District.
Speaking further, Katung said that the wrong choices of electing leaders led to the spread of insecurity in the senatorial district, with people resorting to various means to survive.
While saying he would collaborate with relevant stakeholders on tackling the insecurity, he urged people to allow the experiences of the past to guide them in electing the right leaders in the coming general elections. He also called on the people to ensure that they collect their Permanent Voters Card (PVC).
Katung added that, as a way of fully understanding the problems of the senatorial district, a needs assessment study was done which the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party would work on when elected into office.
Some of the invited stakeholder’s listed insecurity, lack of inclusiveness, unemployment, lack of mentorship, and federal presence as some of the problems they requested the senatorial candidate to tackle when he gets elected into the National Assembly.