Obasanjo in Sokoto, scores Tambuwal high

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has scored Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state high in the delivery of the dividends of democracy to the people.

Obasanjo, who spoke at the close of his one day visit to Sokoto on Sunday, rated the governor as ‘a dynamic and performing’ one, who has been consistent in the provision of not only infrastructure within his domain, but also one who has been playing key roles in rolling back insecurity in the North-West region and unifying his party- the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the country.

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The ex-President who on Saturday laid the foundation of a nine-span flyover bridge at Runjin Sambo area of Sokoto State, marveled at the economic wizardry of Gov. Tambuwal in the face of many odds that could have daunted his ability to deliver on what he is doing.

“I want to thank God Almighty for giving me the opportunity for being able to accept the Governor’s invitation, to see at first hand some of the work that he is doing.

“Over the last 24 hours, within Sokoto metropolis I have seen the constitution of bridge, flyovers… I have the opportunity of laying the foundation of one of the flyovers. I have seen the very modern diagnostic center. I have seen the Girls’ Academy, the Sokoto State University Teaching Hospital (SOSUTH), the Sports Complex, which incidentally will include a squash court. And, you know I am a squash ball player.

“When you take the present situation with what I have seen going on simultaneously, at the same time; the present situation of our economy, not performing as it should, the present situation of insecurity, COVID-19, you then wonder how is he making these go on particularly with his internally generated revenue?”

Chief Obasanjo also emphasized that he knows “not only what he (Gov. Tambuwal) is doing in his state but what he is doing within- the North-West, among his colleagues in the areas of handling the issue of insecurity.

“I know what he is doing in the country among his colleagues; and what he is doing within-his own party generally,” he added.

“So, he is a talented young man and I pray that God will continue to give him strength, the wisdom necessary and the ability to do what he is doing,” he concluded while speaking to journalists at Government House, Sokoto, before his departure Sunday morning.

Muhammad Bello

Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the Governor

April 25, 2021


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