Local government council chairmen in Sokoto state have praised the
current administration’s effort to transform rural communities with
live touching projects
The council chairmen who spoke during the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) local government projects monitoring tour in their respective localities said the Tambuwal administration had from 2015 to date awarded and completed various projects that had direct bearing on the common man.
According to them, the projects included good drinking water, healthcare delivery feeder roads, education electrification.
Speaking while conducting newsmen round in his local government, the Goronyo local government council chairman, Alhaji Abdulwahab Yahaya, said despite the security challenges in the area, Tambuwal was able to provide 50 infrastructural development projects in the area through local government/state joint account
”The projects cut across all strata of human development that
included education, health, agriculture feeder roads, electrification and provision of good drinking water,” Yahaya stated.
According to him, the government was able to provide 1.5 million
gallons through its Semi -Urban Water Supply Scheme in Goronyo town in addition to numerous boreholes constructed in the 11 wards of the local government.
Abdulwahab also said the governor has completed the multi million
local government secretariat started by immediate past administration.
Other projects executed included complete renovation and upgrading of the Goronyo Jumu’at Central Mosque, provision of 50 kilometer roads from Goronyo town to Huda- Gidan modi ongoing.
Also speaking on his council achievement since inception, the chairman said his local government was able to construct 7 kilometer embankment at the cost of N 38 million which according to him has been of great concern to the farmers in Goronyo town and other surrounding villages
He said before the construction of the embankment, farmers in the
areas had one bad story or another to tell because the flood will
always wash away their farmlands
In Wurno local government, the local government vice chairman, Alhaji Muhmud Muhammd Gyalgyal, who received members of the team on behalf of the council chairman said Tambuwal administration had constructed an
admin block and a block of 8 classrooms in Wurno, Achida and
Marnona secondary schools to ease congestion in those schools
He said the government had also through joint account provided 1.5
million litre under the Semi-urban water supply scheme in Wurno town in addition with other rural water supply projects spreads across the 11 wards of the local government.
He noted that other developmental projects included rehabilitation of general hospital in Wurno and primary healthcare in all the 11 wards of the local government area.
He said Tambuwal’s administration had also awarded the contract for the construction of Achida town bye pass road, among others.
On multi-billion Naira Lugui Dam project, Gyagyal also said his
council was aware that the state government had since paid billions of Naira as its counterpart fund awaiting for the World bank to bring its share for the project to commence.
He said the project when completed has the capacity to feed the whole Nigeria and even export rice to neighboring countries.
When the NUJ team visited Rabah local government, home town of first Premier of northern Nigeria Sardauna Sokoto but currently insecurity prone area, the council chairman, Alhaji Yahaya Abdullahi said despite security breaches, Tambuwal’s administration has executed numerous projects that have direct bearing to the common man.
The council chairman said people of Rabah local government remained grateful to the Sokoto state governor for bringing the multi-billion Argentine Cattle breeding project to the area which according to him would provide thousands of direct and indirect jobs for the people of the area.
He said the project was now on hold due to the insecurity but was
optimistic that with renewed effort and intensive prayers, peace will
return to the area