2023: Searching for a worthy lawmaker in Kaduna South 

ABUBAKAR LABARAN writes that the seek for resourceful and brave lawmaker by the indigenes of Kaduna South senatorial zone in Kaduna state with a view to tackling their myriads of issues is yielding outcomes 

The socio-economic and political scenario of Kaduna South senatorial district in Kaduna state, for fairly an affordable time period has persistently been of nice concern to many. 

Thus unanimity amongst the individuals to elect an outspoken passionate and resourceful lawmaker to symbolize the individuals to be able to carry options to the myriads of challenges confronting the zone has been the uppermost need of the individuals. 

Consequently, a aid Barrister Sunday Marshall Katung stands tall amongst different candidates contemplating his antecedents as a former lawmaker on the Home of Representatives.

It was Chairman, Senior Workers Union, Schools of Schooling Nigeria (SSUCOEN) Kaduna State Faculty of Schooling, Gidan Waya Chapter, Comrade David Yashim Thomas, who first described Barrister Sunday Marshall Katung as a trailblazer amongst all different contestants and urged Southern Kaduna to queue behind him and provides him their mandate come 2023 common elections.

Yashim stated “though totally different elected senators from the realm at totally different occasions, showcased their management skills of their separate makes an attempt to enhance the overall scenario of the realm, both by making legal guidelines that helped flip across the fortunes of the realm or by attracting federal authorities presence, sadly, not a lot has been achieved particularly when it comes to infrastructural improvement.”

Maybe, this explains why many aspirants are aspiring to symbolize the realm forward of the 2023 common elections within the nation, in order that they may change the narratives by contributing their quota to enhance on the present scenario of the realm if given the chance.

Many indigenes of the realm are unanimous that one of many distinguished aspirants, and in reality, the one aspirant to beat within the 2023 senatorial race so far as Kaduna South is anxious is Barrister Sunday Marshall Katung.

The explanations they adduce are his ingenuity, diligence, frankness and excessive sense of accountability demonstrated in dealing with affairs in regards to the senatorial zone over time.

Born in 1961 in Zangon Kataf Native Authorities Space of Kaduna state, Barrister Katung, who’s vying for the Senatorial seat below the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP), holds a Grasp’s in Enterprise Administration (MBA) obtained in 2005 and one other Masters in Worldwide Legislation and Diplomacy in 2014, apart from different academic {qualifications} obtained from totally different academic establishments inside and out of doors the nation.

Katung unequivocally and doggedly introduced his expertise to bear when he was appointed Kaduna State Commissioner for Finance, Commissioner for Water Sources, and later Commissioner for Finance once more between July 2010 and September 2013, a interval his excellent performances got here to limelight and until date, he has been unrelenting in his good deeds.

Yashim Thomas who spoke glowingly about Katung stated, “in truth, his observe information of achievements, wealth of expertise, particularly his unassuming character in addition to his pleasant and peaceable disposition have endeared him to many who have come throughout him.”

Additionally Abdullahi Abubakar stated “of significance is that Barrister Marshall Katung’s ardour for Southern Kaduna which is pushed by his need to have a extra economically sturdy senatorial district that may enhance the financial standing of the individuals is best imagined than rated. 

“This, no surprise has received the hearts of the individuals of Zangon Kataf/Jaba constituency who massively voted him in 2015 to the decrease chamber of the Nationwide Meeting (Home of Representatives) the place he didn’t solely guarantee high quality illustration as his main accountability but additionally magnanimously rendered stay touching philanthropic gestures to enhance on the standard of lifetime of not solely his constituents however all that got here his manner.

Some achievements price noting about Barrister Katung, particularly relating to his main accountability of lawmaking when he was within the Home of Representatives (2015 -2019) embrace the truth that he didn’t shrink back from making sturdy statements in help or towards what he thought-about inimical to the well-being of the individuals. 

He did so by not solely elevating motions on the ground of the Home but additionally in a lot of his media appearances. Some examples of his brave appearances can handily be recalled.

On November 24, 2017, Barr Katung urged the federal and state governments to immortalise late Professor Andrew Jonathan Nok, a nicely embellished son of Southern Kaduna, for his patriotic service to the state and nation.

On January 22, 2018, the ex lawmaker Katung rejected the federal and Kaduna state authorities’s try to ascertain the land grabbing cattle colonies in Southern Kaduna. 

On June 22, 2015, Hon. Katung additionally protested the incessant killings and assaults on the peaceable and defenseless communities of Southern Kaduna.

Equally, Hon. Katung in his quest to serve his individuals additionally referred to as on the Kaduna state authorities to reopen all tertiary establishments that have been shut down for a number of months within the southern a part of the state.

But, disturbed by persistent dastardly killings in Southern Kaduna, Hon. Katung on October 18, 2016, issued an “Sufficient is Sufficient” assertion, during which he warned that “Southern Kaduna individuals will now not tolerate the deliberate plans to annihilate its defenceless individuals.” That individual brave outburst received the eye of the federal and Kaduna state authorities.

Additionally, he marched his phrases with motion on the killings in Southern Kaduna by offering aid supplies to victims and survivors of various dastardly assaults.

Curiously too, even after leaving workplace as a lawmaker, Katung is at all times desperate to ship aid supplies to communities every time they arrive below assault. 

He additionally undertook visits to victims of assaults in Southern Kaduna at varied IDP camps. The survivors of the current assaults in Madamai and others throughout Atyap, Attakar, and Adara Chiefdoms, amongst others, have benefited immensely from Katung’s compassionate gestures which they’ve attested to.

One other indigene of the zone, Grace Dauda additionally poured encomiums on Hon Katung when she stated, “What’s extra! Barrister Katung in his philanthropic gestures too, gave items of vehicles to many individuals; paid college charges to tons of of scholars in want at varied ranges; paid hospital payments for tons of of his constituents; gave enterprise grants to so many youths/ladies, and supplied potable water to communities utilizing his sources, amongst different excellent gestures.

“Katung has positively formed each Neighborhood he has represented, and distinguished himself on totally different fronts displaying competence, capability and expertise laced with braveness, candour, readability and unusual imaginative and prescient.”

Now, contemplating these achievements and lots of extra salient, heartwarming and life touching endeavors he achieved, some residents of the realm stated it’s clever and helpful for the individuals of Kaduna South senatorial district to throw their weight behind him to allow him clinch the senatorial seat come 2023.

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