By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
Sokoto state Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on Tuesday in Sokoto, begged for the understanding, patience and support of electorates in the state to enable his administration consolidate on the foundation laid in the first four years of his government.
However, the governor had it tough and rough with electorates from all political divides for allegedly non performance in the first four years of his administration.
Tambuwal who made the passionate appeal in a statewide broadcast to commemorate Nigeria’s 59th independence anniversary said the state had a lot to do in the area of Social infrastructure and welfare.
According to the governor ” We will seek greater collaboration with the relevant federal government agencies while at the same time, reaching out to national and international organisations to ensure a robust, life changing social infrastructure programme.”
Similarly, he said his administration would not relent efforts at encouraging and taking seriously the issue of environmental sanitation and personal hygiene to ensure rapid response approach to health sanitation through proactive collaboration.
” We have religiously ensure our environment especially the city is clean and filth free “, he enjoined.
Tambuwal who was hitherto, concerned about the alarming menace of insecurity, especially in the Northwest, decried the consistent violent activities of herdsmen and farmers clashes, banditry, kidnapping and armed robbery among other disturbing threats, saying it had become a daily recipe.
He said ” though, the battle is not yet won, but we are thankful that we have made some relative peace has been restored. To this end, I want to pay tribute to our gallant security men and women.
” Many of them have lost their lives in the course of duty and we continue to pray for God to grant them eternal rest and strengthen the faith of their families”, the governor pointed out.
While urging security agencies in the state to remain resolute and resilient in pursuit of evil minded persons threatening the collective peace of innocent citizens, Tambuwal assured of continued support to all security agencies within the limited resources available to the state.
Accordingly, the governor said ” we will not compromise peaceful coexistence in the state. We are all stakeholders matters of our individual and collective security. Let us all put our hands on deck to achieve this”, he urged.
While also lamenting on the recent unfolding xenophobic negative trend of attacks against other African nationals in South Africa, Tambuwal described the tragic experience as a wake up call for the countries.
” What we have witnessed is a wake up call for Nigeria to rise up and to assert herself as the leader of Africa. It is a challenge for us to also quickly take very seriously the need for a culture of tolerance and peaceful co-existence.”