Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto
Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, on Sunday said in spite of all odds, his administration has laid a durable foundation for the progress of the state.
Speaking at the occasion of Democracy Day in Sokoto, Tambuwal said despite the fact that the resources of the state were critical compared to its peers in other states, his administration had resolved to overcome challenges and ensure good governance for the benefit of the citizens.
According to him, the essence of governance is to ensure continuity, especially where earmarked projects are on the basis of highly aggregated public interest.
The governor posited that the state government had critically analysed projects that it wished to ensure their completion while funding has been sustained within the limit of available resources.
He said the compelling need to ensure the completion of numerous on-going projects inherited from the previous administration,made the state government to adopt evaluation and review techniques that will enable the state forge ahead.
“Since the inauguration of our administration in May, 2015, we have been working considerably to make proper appraisal of the policies, programmes and projects of the previous administration so as to align them with realities of our time,”he said.
Tambuwal noted that the dwindling resources owing to falling oil prices necessitated a paradigm shift in his administration’s approach to economic matters and financial management.
He emphasised that his administration decided to focus its attention to agriculture for the sector has the potential to adequately bail the state out from the unfortunate situation.
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