Sokoto State governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal is committed to ensuring that all inherited projects are completed, his deputy, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu said yesterday.
Speaking in a press briefing organized by the Sokoto State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in conjunction with the Ministry of Information, the deputy governor maintained that, Governor Tambuwal has made and is still making significant positive impact on the lives of the citizenry.
The deputy governor who is also the Commissioner of Works and Transport, was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Engr. Dahiru Abas.
Giving breakdown of some of the inherited road projects that is currently on-going, the deputy governor listed about 28 road projects with a total of about 2816.05km across the state.
“Governments, especially democratic, entails continuity of programmes and projects started by it’s predecessor. In this regards, the present administration of Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal (Matawallen Sokoto) inherited some on-going projects across the State.
“The above projects are being meticulously and steadily funded to ensure completion in line with the promise made by the state governor to complete them. However, as you are all aware, the present economic situation had significantly retarded the progress of work in these and other people oriented projects.”
Talking on how Sokoto State Transport Authority (SSTA) has fared within the last one year of Aminu Waziri Tamnuwal’s administration, the deputy governor said, SSTA operates 41 Nissan Buses and 10 Mitsubishi Canters.
He added that SSTA has 66 permanent and pensionable staff, 33 contract staff and another 15 posted from other organisations.