Aminu Masari, Katsina State governor, has said he will focus his attention on charity works when he retires from politics in 2023.
Masari disclosed this on Thursday, at the launch of the Aminu Masari Youth Empowerment Foundation (AMAYEF) in Katsina.
“As the journey towards 2023 is getting closer, I chose to make my retirement from public office simple and memorable by identifying with the needs and aspirations of the youth and the less privileged in our society. That is what the foundation is all about,” he said.
“Being the most energetic and active segment of the society, the youths have a great role in shaping the future of any nation, especially at this critical moment.
“The quality of youth groomed in any society has a direct correlation with the opportunities provided to them by the privileged few as a way of giving back to the society.
“This is the vision behind setting up the Aminu Masari Youth Empowerment Foundation as my humble contribution to humanity.”
The governor urged wealthy individuals in the country to give back to society by supporting youths, women, orphans, and physically challenged persons, so that they can become self-reliant and productive.
Masari added that the foundation will serve as a medium to provide support to the youth in areas of empowerment, organise medical outreach for the less privileged, as well as provide mentorship opportunities through training exercises in various businesses and crafts.
During the occasion, 200 wheelchairs were distributed to physically challenged people drawn from the 34 Local Government Areas of the state.
In his remarks, chairman Board of Trustees of the foundation, Kabir Mashi, said the foundation would obtain a database of youths and less privileged people in Katsina, to support them with skills acquisition training programmes and business kits to become self-reliant.