Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State, on Saturday night, asked for forgiveness for any wrongs done within the period of his eight years in office which comes to an end on Monday.
While bidding farewell to the entire residents of the state, he also thanked them for what they did for him.
This is coming just about 26 hours to when Masari will be handing over the mantle of leadership to the incoming Governor-elect, Malam Dikko Umaru Radda.
The governor spoke during a media parley which held at the Katsina State Radio, anchored by Aliyu Abdullahi Yar’adua, the New Executive Director of the Katsina Library and Information Board, Sani Bala Kabomo, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information as well as Yakubu Safana, the General Manager, Katsina State Radio Service, held at the Katsina State Radio.
“I am as ordinary as anybody, I can make mistake, I deem it fit to come and seek for forgiveness of the good people of Katsina State.
“My hope and prayers is for the people to support him. My appeal to Katsina people is for them to be putting Katsina first in whatever they do,” Masari said.
The governor further said he has touched virtually all sectors of development within the period under review, with at least 50 percent coverage of all the sectors, particularly the education which he said they accorded top priority as all the developed countries in the world excelled because they give priority to education.
Governor Masari believes he has executed various projects that people may not see the impact until the next ten to twenty years to coming, adding that, whatever his administration did was meant to improve the lives of people of the State.
“There are so many projects we executed that people may not see the impact until in the next ten to twenty years to come.
“I thank Katsina residents for doing me what they have never done to any politician in the country,” Masari added.
He also expressed his confidence in the incoming governor Radda, saying that he has all it takes to deliver good governance for the state going by his 20 years political relationship with him.