Tambuwal swears in council chairmen, talks tough on security meetings, absenteeism

By Ado Hassan, Sokoto

GOVERNOR Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on Wednesday talked tough at the swearing in of the state 23 newly elected councils chairmen with a matching order to hold security meetings on fortnight basis.

He also warned they should remain in their councils to serve the people.

” You must not be found juncketing from one hotel or location to another. Except for very obvious reason, you have to be in your respective councils to serve the people especially those in the most security troubled zone.

” We shall be receiving minutes and reports on all security meetings from your respective councils to enable the state security council meeting take proactive measures and emergency steps towards addressing the menace’, he stressed.

Tambuwal made the unpredictable remark when he administered the oath of office on the elected chairmen, stressing that they should also uphold the confidence and trust reposed in them by effectively carrying out their responsibilities to the public with commitment in all honesty.

According to him, the third tier of government must be allowed to function effectively in order to advance the objects of its creation .

He said ” you are the drivers of development to the people and you must not fail the test of their expectation as the most closest tier of government to them.

” You have to be fair in your dealings with members of the society by treating them in the best possible way irrespective of differences . They are all under your offices “, Tambuwal pointed out while acknowledging the support and contributions of SIEC, security agents, Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar and the numerous stakeholders for ensuring the success of the polls which he described as the second that was piloted by the use of card readers, noting that Sokoto state was the first in the country to practically introduce the card reader device for councils polls.

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