By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
NIGERIA has been making remarkable and steady progress in the last nineteen years of uninterrupted democratic rule according to the Chairman, Northern Senators Forum(NSF), Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko.
The immediate past governor of Sokoto state said the country’s political journey had through established democratic institutions been able to fast track by consolidating a genuine process to sustaining the feat.
Wamakko made the remark according to a statement issued in Sokoto Tuesday by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Bashir Rabe Mani.
The Senator who represents Sokoto North Senatorial District, expressed optimism and hope that Nigeria was gradually getting it right towards attaining genuine democratic stability while commenting further on the 2018 Democracy Day Celebration.
He said , ” although it is a matter of opinion, the truth is that, we are making progress.
” Nigeria had successfully transited from a civilian administration to another civilian administration.
” This enviable feat was happily recorded without any attempt for any military incursion as against what obtained hitherto .”
Senator Wamakko who is also the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic and Secondary Education noted that, Nigerians now have the opportunity to speak their minds on their leaders.
According to him, Nigerians also now have the opportunity to bare their minds on what is being done right or wrong, at all levels.
Senator Wamakko however acknowledged that, the speed of the progress may be slower, yet, myriad of achievements have been recorded.
In this wise, Senator Wamakko averred that, a lot of tangible services were being rendered by in the areas of roads infrastructure and schools, among others.
The lawmaker further disclosed, ” we are working hard to ensure that all ‘Trunk A ‘ roads in the north get the required attention they deserve.
” The 2018 budget has a lot of packages for the north . Work is going progressively on Sokoto to Jega to Yauri to Kontagora, as well as Sokoto to Gusau to Funtua to Zaria roads
” Very soon, Nigerians will be seeing surprises .”
Senator Wamakko also observed that, more needed to be done to further improve the living standard of Nigerians.
He urged Nigerians to continue to respect one another politically, religiously and ethnically. while underscoring the need for more religious tolerance between the various religious and ethnic groups in the country.
The APC lawmaker however noted that “Nigeria belongs to all of us and we must work together to build a strong country for Nigerians and even generations yet unborn .”