Tambuwal Promise To Complete Project Before He Hands Over Power
Tambuwal Commits To Projects Completion Before Disengaging
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has pledged to complete all the projects initiated by his administration before he hands over power next year.
Governor Tambuwal made the pledge on Wednesday when he interacted with stakeholders in the state on the 2023 budget preparations. The meeting, an annual event initiated by his administration, often brainstorm on many issues affecting the lives of the people of the state.
According to him, “this year, we are developing a fiscal instrument tagged: ‘Budget of Consolidation and Finishing Strong,’ which is all- sector-inclusive. We are committed to the completion of projects started by this Administration before handing over, Insha Allah.
“It is our intention to do more in the area of Climate Change. The 2023 Budget will therefore, give special tagging on climate change in addition to our priorities in the areas of health, education, agriculture, youth and women empowerment,” the Governor said.
Acknowledging the challenges posed by the general global economic downturn, lower growth rate, high inflation, unemployment and poverty, Tambuwal reaffirmed his drive “to accomplish so much, we are not unmindful of our limitation in resources.
“We will, however, by the special grace of Almighty Allah, prevail over the socioeconomic challenges and deliver on our obligations to the electorate before the expiration of our tenure. We are achieving this through fiscal prudence, focus on priorities and effective collaborations with development partners and donor agencies.
“In line with the principles of the ‘PARIS Declaration’ government will continue to meet its obligations for effective management of development assistance and bringing development to our teeming populace through partnership. I am glad to refer to the global recognition that Sokoto State has enjoyed in this respect during our tenure,” he further added.
Reiterating his administration’s sustenance of its globally acclaimed fiscal probity feat under the Fiscal Transparency and Accountability Sustainability Program (SFTAS) and the realization of its social contract vision, the Governor posits that he would continue to strengthen the “Public Financial Management System in line with the global best practice of prudent management of taxpayer’s money.”
He also assured that “government will continue to welcome all contributions and constructive criticism aimed at engendering good governance, progress and stability” of the state, so as to maintain “an absolutely commitment to the security, welfare and well being of our citizenry.”
In his welcome address, the state’s commissioner for budget and econonic planning, Hassan Maccido, said the town hall meeting is aimed at providing a rare opportunity to the citizens to contribute their quota to development of the policies and programmes of the government.
Individuals, associations, civil societies, women groups, religious and traditional rulers made their contributions on several issues.