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New Fire Fighting Trucks for State Fire Service


Delivery of 12 new firefighting trucks to enhance activities of the state Fire Service Department. All equipped with necessary fire-fighting equipment for effective service delivery. Delivery of 12 new firefighting trucks to enhance activities of the state Fire Service Department. All equipped with necessary fire-fighting equipment for effective service delivery

Gov. Tambuwal today condoled with the people of Rimawa village


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.

Sokoto Farmers Get N1.4 Billion Fertilizer Subsidy


Sokoto state government said it will spend the sum of N1.4 billion to subsidise the price of fertilizer for its farmers in the 2018 cropping season.

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal stated this Tuesday in Sabon Birni LGA at the flag off of fertilizer sales for dry season farming and distribution of improved seeds to farmers across the state.

“We have bought 500,000 bags of fertilizer at the cost of N6,800 per 50kg bag but we have decided to sell the product to our farmers at the subsidized cost of N4,000 per bag. In all, we are spending the sum of N1.4 billion to subsidise the product.

“This intervention becomes necessary in view of our determination to boost agriculture in the state and to encourage new entrants into the sector.

“We will continuously explore other avenues to grow the Agric sector bearing in mind that it is the largest employer of labour for the majority of our citizens,” the Governor added.

In all, Tambuwal said the government will buy 25,000 metric tons of fertilizer at the cost of N3.4 billion for the dry season farming alone in the state.

According to him, the state government will construct 1000 tube wells to assist dry season farmers as a result of a shortage of water being experienced at the Goronyo Dam.

On seeds, the Governor said the ministry of agriculture has procured faro-brand rice seedlings at the cost of N281 million to be distributed to dry season farmers free of charge, while another N9.5 million worth of seedlings for carrot, onion, watermelon and garlic have been bought for the farmers to assist in improving their yields.

“This in addition to payment of N20 million counterpart funding to the State Agricultural Development Project (SADP) for the provision of Tube wells to farmers and motorcycles to monitoring officers in 2017.

“The government has paid the sum of N40 million as counterpart funding to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and N56 Million for the World Bank funded-Fadama III project which are all aimed at improving farming activities in the state,” he added.

In his remark, the state commissioner of agriculture, Umar Nagwari, said the ministry achieved 80 percent of its set target in 2017, and vowed to do more for the benefit of farmers.

Coronavirus: Tambuwal imposes curfew Sokoto seeks Buhari’s intervention


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.

Insecurity: Tambuwal urges the west to review travel advisories


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.”

2023: Buhari should bequeath an enduring legacy, says Tambuwal


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.”

Tambuwal receives unity torch, reaffirms commitment to sports development


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.

Minimum wage: Sokoto Government approves N30,000 payment


Sokoto state government, under Tambuwal-led administration, has approved the new national minimum wage

– The state’s information commissioner, Galadanci, said the payment will commence by the end of the month of January

– It was confirmed that the approval comes a few days after Governor Tambuwal’s re-election was affirmed by the Supreme Court.

The Sokoto state government has reportedly joined the list of the few states that have approved the full implementation of the N30,000 national new minimum wage. Leadership newspaper reports that Isah Bajini Galadanci who is the state’s commissioner for information disclosed this. The payment will start by the end of the month of January, the commissioner added.

Tambuwal orders immediate payment minimum wage workers


Sokoto workers will be receiving the new N30,000 minimum wage from January 2020.

– The order for implementation came from the state governor, Aminu Tambuwal .

– The governor also promised to pay the workers owed backlogs of salaries The governor of Sokoto, Aminu Tambuwal, on Friday, January 10, ordered the immediate commencement of the implementation of the N30,000 new minimum wage to workers in the state.

Tambuwal ordered that the implementation of the new wage to the civil servants should start with the January 2020 salary payment to them. The governor also asked for immediate verification of the workers so as to clear the workforce of ghost workers. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor issued the directives when he received the report of the committee constituted by the state government on the implementation of the new minimum wage and consequential adjustments.

Hate speech bill: Governor Tambuwal warns against dictatorship


Governor Aminu Tambuwal has voiced his opposition against the hate speech bill.

– Tambuwal, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, tasked the media and other stakeholders to resist the bill.

– The governor made the comment on Thursday, November 28 during the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Guild of Editors’ conference in Sokoto state governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, has urged the media to remain vigilant and mobilise Nigerians to defend the nation’s democracy, saying the country cannot operate a democracy like a military dictatorship. Tambuwal, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, tasked the media and other stakeholders to resist the controversial hate speech bill currently in the Nigerian Senate.