Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto
Opposition parties in Sokoto State under the aegies of the Inter-Party Advisory Committee( IPAC), Thursday passed a vote of confidence on Governor Aminu Tambuwal, saying his administration has carried out massive construction and rehabilitation of schools across the state.
Addressing journalists in Sokoto yesterday, IPAC Chairman, Alhaji Abba Sidi, said the policy of rehabilitating and renovating existing schools by Tambuwal’s administration was a step in the right direction geared at revamping the education sector in the state.
He noted that the policy also provided a condusive atmposphere for teaching and learning in schools.
According to him, a number of policies and programmes have been put in place by the state government to sanitise the sector at all levels.
Sidi posited that the giant strides recorded by the present administration was worthy of emulation by other states in the region.
He disclosed that the members of the committee recently undertook a statewide monitoring tour of myriad of projects executed by Tambuwal with a view to seeing things for themselves.
“We have gone round the 23 local government areas and are impressed by the large number of schools currently under renovation in many remote communities in the state.
“There is no doubt that the policy embarked by Governor Tambuwal by massive rehabilitation of schools is meant to salvage the education sector from collapse and disastrous consequences.
Without mincing words, the governor has impacted positively in various spheres that include education, poverty eradication, science and technology, agriculture and health among others.This is worthy of emulation by other governors in Northern Nigeria,”Sidi averred.
The IPAC boss applauded the state government for the recent construction of 60 offices and the library complex at the Sokoto State University.
He described the construction of the first secondary school in Gudu local government area as a move aimed at tackling educational backwardness in the area.
On the massive distribution of anti-malaria drugs to children and women, Sidi said it was aimed at tackling the scourge which had caused the loss of lives of children in some parts of the state.