From Umar Danladi Ado, Sokoto
Residents of Sokoto State have again been reminded of the need to exhibit the culture of safeguarding and maintaining various state government legacy projects across the state.
The District Head of Yabo, Alhaji Muhammad Maiturare II, stated this during an assessment tour of projects and activities of government by journalists in the state.
Alhaji Maiturare also appreciated the state government’s commitment in executing legacy projects across the state, urging people in the state to be their brothers’ keepers for the overall benefit of the state.
The monarch noted that the government’s dedication to youth empowerment, health, education and employment was of great importance to human capital development.
He urged journalists to continue to work in accordance with the ethics and guidelines enshrined in the profession.
Ealier, the chairman, Yabo Local Government Area, Alhaji Halliru Kigori, said no fewer than 78 major projects were executed by the state governor, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal for the area.
He said projects executed in the area had greatly improved the people’s wellbeing and were of great benefits to the development of the area.
“We have truly experienced the real democratic dividends in our domain and we witnessed the giant strides of the state government’s presence across the area.
“This commitment has been turned into reality in spite of the global economic challenges, Covid-19 pandemic and insecurity,” he said.
The chairman, while going round with the team of journalists, led by the Secretary of Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Sokoto State Council, Muhammad Nasir Bello, explained that the projects have direct benefits to the people.
“These projects included the upgraded general hospital Yabo, provision of befitting teaching and learning environment through expansion and total renovation of both primary and secondary schools across the LGA.
“Others included 1.5 million litres daily semi urban water supply project, rural road networks, district head’s palace and N20, 000 disbursed to each of 100 youth as empowerment support, among others,” Kigori said.
Meanwhile, in Shagari Local Government Area, Alhaji Aliyu Dantanin, its chairman, while addressing newsmen, described the projects executed by the present administration in the state as the best ever witnessed for human development.
“The government had identified the real sectors needed for human development.
“As I am taking to you, the legacy projects executed by the present administration cut across all the 23 LGAs of the state.
“In Shagari, the government is constructing 80 km link road that will ease movement from the LGA to other parts of northern states, which is at 70 per cent level of completion, among many others,” he said.
The Craneburg Contracting firm project handling the Shagari to Tureta areas, Mr. Sa’id Haykal said the project reach 70 per cent completion and assures to complete before the rainy season next year.
In Bodinga Local Government Area, Alhaji Abdurra’uf Labbo, the Secretary of the council, explained that the government had executed projects of great value to societal development.
Labbo said the projects comprised electrification projects, construction of a new council Secretariat, schools’ renovation and expansion, among others.