Katsina State Government has inaugurated an executive council committee for the improvement of welfare of orphans and widows left behind by the victims of banditry across the 11 frontline Local government areas

The Deputy Governor who was also the chairman of the committee, Alhaji Mannir Yakubu said on Tuesday in katsina that the executive council had during its 6th regular meeting noted with concern the impact of the activities of bandits on socio-economic well-being of the affected communities.

Alhaji Mannir Yakubu explained that the committee was advise the government on how to improve the lives of the orphans in the 11 frontline LGAs ravaged by bandits.

Other terms of reference of the committee include identifying orphans and widows in the affected LGAs and suggesting the kind of assistance to be provided to the victims by the government.

The rest include determining the source of financing the project and co-opt any other individual that may assist in the conduct of the committee’s assignment, the deputy government stressed.

According to him, the composition of the committee include commissioners of Budget and Planning, Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Special Duties and Women Affairs.

Other members are the Special Advisers on Community Development, Higher Education, Economic Empowerment and Social Intervention, as well as that of Political Matters among others.

The committee immediately swung into action after its inauguration.