Tambuwal to complete all ongoing projects before leaving office
By Suru Charles
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has again pledged to complete all projects initiated by his administration before the expiration of his tenure in 2023.
He made the pledge on Wednesday while interacting with stakeholders in the state on the 2023 budget preparations.
Stressing that his administration is
“committed to the completion of projects started before handing over, ” he added “It is our intention to do more in the area of Climate Change.”
The 2023 Budget, according to the governor “will therefore, give special tagging on climate change in addition to our priorities in the areas of health, education, agriculture, youth and women employment.”
While acknowledging the challenges posed by the general global economic downturn, lower growth rate, high inflation, unemployment and poverty, he reaffirmed his drive “to accomplish so much” adding that “we are not unmindful of our limitation in resources.”
He further stated that “We will, however, by the special grace of Almighty Allah, prevail over the socioeconomic challenges and deliver on our obligations to the electorate before the expiration of our tenure. We are achieving this through fiscal prudence, focus on priorities and effective collaborations with development partners and donor agencies.
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“In line with the principles of the ‘PARIS Declaration’, his government, the governor said “will continue to meet its obligations for effective management of development assistance and bringing development to our teeming populace through partnership. I am glad to refer to the global recognition that Sokoto State has enjoyed in this respect during our tenure,” he further added.
Reiterating his administration’s sustenance of its globally acclaimed fiscal probity feat under the Fiscal Transparency and Accountability Sustainability Program (SFTAS) and the realisation of its social contract vision, affirmed that his administration would continue to strengthen the “Public Financial Management System in line with the global best practice of prudent management of taxpayer’s money.”
He also assured that the “government will continue to welcome all contributions and constructive criticism aimed at engendering good governance, progress and stability” of the state, so as to maintain “an absolute commitment to the security, welfare and well-being of our citizenry.”
Also speaking, the state’s commissioner for budget and economic planning, Hassan Maccido, said the town hall meeting is aimed at providing a rare opportunity for the citizens to contribute their quota to the development of the policies and programmes of the government.
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