Katsina state governor, Aminu Masari, broke down in tears on Tuesday, November 22, while presenting the 2023 budget proposal to the legislators.
Telescope.ng reports that the budget estimate is the last Masari would present to the house, as he would vacate office when he completes his second tenure next year.
Masari broke down toward the end of his speech.
He said he would miss the cordial relationship his government had with the house, even as he commended the support he enjoyed from members of the business community during his seven-plus years as governor.
Masari said: “I will not hesitate to express my sincere appreciation to the people of Katsina State for allowing us to serve them for eight years. I am sure our performance in the first four years must have encouraged you to elect the APC for another term of four years. “Alhamdulillah, we did not fail in our responsibilities to improve your lives and the condition of your livelihood within the available resources.”
Masari said no government could succeed without a functional, dynamic, robust judiciary.
He thanked the royal fathers for their support and fatherly advice on issues affecting the people.
He said: “As the 2023 elections draw nearer, I call on the people to elect APC candidates at all levels for the continuation of the people-oriented projects, programmes and policies the APC Governments at all levels are implementing.”