The Kanwan Katsina District Head of Ketare Alhaji Usman Bello Kankara has commended the katsina state council of Nigeria Union of Journalist for renovating a mosque in the secretariat of the NUJ Katsina.
Alhaji Usman Bello Kankara made the commendation while commissioning the mosque shortly after observing Asr Prayer at the mosque.
Similarly the Nigeria Union of Journalist Katsina state Council has constructed sporting facilities at the secretariat and organised an award nigth in Honour of the Katsina state governor Aminu Bello Masari.
The sporting facilities commissioned include Badminton court, Table tennis, snooker among others.
The Kanwan Katsina who is the chairman of the occasion emphasis that the sporting facilities will serve as an avenue for Journalist to hangout for recreational activities and exchange of ideas while the mosque will assist them in observing five daily prayers.
Alhaji Usman Bello Kankara called on journalist to patronize the center and for the communities to set up mosque committee that will ensure its kept clean at all times and engage in five daily prayers.
The traditional ruler while congratulating his Excellency the executive governor of Katsina state for receiving the award also acknowledged the efforts and contributions by the state government enjoyed by working journalist in the state.
He called on the state government to kindly assist the NUJ to renovate the Guest house allocated by the state government to.ease the problem of accommodating working journalists who are visiting katsina from various parts of Nigeria.
Other who graces the occasion includes the Secretary to the government of Katsina State, the National President of NUJ, the Durbin Katsina and other important dignitaries from within and out of the state.