Construction of Rijiya Flyer over.
Gov Tambuwal today condoled with the people of Rimawa village in goronyo local govt over the boat mishap in which 13 people lost their life.
He prayed Allah to strengthen their families to bear the loss and to make Aljanar Fadausi their souls’ final destination.
Governor Tambuwal has called for President Buhari’s support in fighting COVID-19 spread in Sokoto state – The Sokoto state governor also a curfew from 8pm to 6am daily in the state, starting from Monday, May 4 – According to NCDC, Sokoto has 66 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and eight deaths.
Governor Aminu Tambuwal has urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 to support Sokoto state in fighting the coronavirus pandemic. The Nation reports that the Sokoto state governor called for urgent intervention in the areas of logistics and technical support to contain COVID-19 spread in the state.
Tambuwal imposes curfew in Sokoto to contain COVID-19 spread, seeks Buhari’s intervention Source: UGC The Sokoto governor, however, excluded personnel and staff involved in the provision of essential services.
He also noted that all public and civil servants on grade level thirteen and above are to go to and must wear facemasks. Tambuwal in a statewide broadcast on Sunday, May 3, decried the rising number of the pandemic cases in the state. At the time of this report, data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) shows that Sokoto has 66 cases and eight deaths.
Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has appealed to Western countries to review their travel advisories cautioning their citizens from traveling to some northern states, including Sokoto, perceived as having security challenges. Tambuwal made the appeal, yesterday, when he received the French Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Jérôme Pasquier, at Government House, Sokoto.
Meanwhile, the Germany Embassy in Nigeria has warned its citizens in the country to be cautious of their movement in response to the worsening security situation in the country.
German citizens were cautioned not to travel to 21 states of the federation and the Gulf of Guinea because of the risks of kidnapping, robbery and other armed attacks.
The 21 states are Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Sokoto, Katsina, Jigawa, Kaduna, Zamfara, Kano, Taraba, Ogun, Ondo, Ekiti, Edo, Delta, Rivers, Anambra, Enugu, Abia, Ebonyi and Akwa Ibom.
The warning recalled the attacks by Boko Haram in some northern states and kidnapping in some southern states, adding that these have made travelling to some parts of the country riskier.
Tambuwal urged the France government and other Western countries to review their travel advisories to their citizens asking them not visit Sokoto, assuring that the state was secure, despite pockets of insurgency in some places.
While appreciating French government’s efforts in providing security assistance to the country and its armed forces, he noted that “the role of France in this direction is very clear, as Sokoto, being a neighbour of Niger Republic, which harbours some insurgents, would have been worse hit if there had been no such gesture.”
The governor also called on France to explore business opportunities that abound in the state, noting: “Although no French business exists in Sokoto, but we seek collaboration with your country in agriculture, healthcare, education and other areas.
“The state has mineral deposits and other huge potentials for business. Both parties need closer and deeper ties.” Before retreating for a closed-door session with the governor, Pasquier expressed gratitude to the governor and the Sultan of Sokoto for the reception accorded him and his entourage.
He said: “I am happy to be here because of the political and geostrategic place of the state in Nigeria.”
The German government said special caution was requested when traveling to all other parts of Nigeria, adding: “Warnings about land travel to the northeastern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. We do not recommend traveling to the other parts of the country in northern Nigeria, the states of Sokoto, Katsina and Jigawa.
“Travel to the following states is not advised, unless they lead directly to the respective capitals by air…
“Travel to the offshore coastal waters, Gulf of Guinea, Niger Delta, Bay of Benin and Bay of Bonny is not recommended. “In the northeastern parts of the country, acts of terrorism, such as attacks and explosive attacks by militant groups on security forces, markets, schools, churches and mosques. Attacks on humanitarian aid organisations operating there were also recorded.”
President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to toe the path of honour and dignity by bequeathing a durable democratic system imbued with workable institutional structures that will stand the test of time.
Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal made the call against the backdrop of a remark made by one of the President’s men, Alhaji Ismaila Isa Funtua on Friday, in Lagos, at the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Silverbird Group.
Funtua had admitted at the occasion that something was going wrong in the country.Reacting to this, Tambuwal appealed to the President to leave a legacy that he would be remembered for, noting that before Buhari came to power in 2015, he was one of those that had respect and admiration for him.
The Governor, who also bagged the Silverbird ‘Man of the Year’ award asked, “But can we say so in 2019?” Pointing out that the President has a departure point in 2023, he urged Nigerians to make sure that the institutions are working, adding that the country doesn’t need strong men. It needs strong institutions.
“We as practitioners in politics know what we are doing. We should know that, first, there is God. We are supposed to respect the voting rights of our citizens. We must not continue to manipulate our ways to power and we must desist from attempts to emasculate our judicial system.
“What we need to do is to make sure that we reform our electoral system and allow the system to exercise the franchise, conduct free, fair election and whoever wins should be so declared. We should allow the votes to count.
“We should allow the security personnel to go and face the real challenges that we have in the country. Not that when we have elections, they will fly people to Kogi, Bayelsa, Osun; leaving behind people in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, allowing Boko Haram to be traversing the length and breadth of the country.”
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on Tuesday received the torch of unity totem for the forthcoming National Sports Festival scheduled to hold in Edo State from April 20.
About 250 athletes are expected to attend the national festival, according to a press statement released by Governor
Tambuwal’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Alhaji Muhammed Bello yesterday.
A delegation from the National Sports Commission, led by its Zonal Coordinator, Kaduna, Olushola Luke, presented the totem to the state Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Alhaji Aminu Bala Bodinga, who handed it to the governor at Government House, Sokoto.
Receiving the torch, Governor Tambuwal reaffirmed his government’s commitment to ensuring the development of sports in the state, pointing out that the sports sector provided an avenue for youth development.
He explained that the youth, who formed the critical mass of the population, would continue to be engaged in sporting activities, assuring that Sokoto State would participate fully in the scheduled National Sports Festival.
Earlier, the Zonal Coordinator National Sports Commission, Kaduna, Olushola Luke, said the torch of unity is aimed at uniting Nigeria so as to ensure the enthroning of peace and development through sport.
He also said the sports fiesta was intended to make the youths alert so that they could defend themselves in case of aggression.