National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John
Odigie-Oyegun says despite the seeming unending
controversies dogging its administration, the APC-led Federal Government is
making sure and steady progress whose impact will continue to steer the nation
towards growth and stability.
State, at the opening of a 4-Day retreat organised for members of the Sokoto
State Executive Council, Permanent Secretaries and Directors-General in the
state civil service, Oyegun said President Buhari has not deviated from the
goals he set for himself during the campaign.
corruption, tackle insecurity and steer the economy towards growth. On these points,
we have not deviated. What the critics have failed to acknowledge is that our
country is making positive progress.
DG’s refusal to wear) uniforms and (Senator Dino Melaye)’s certificates
currently raging in Abuja. The truth of the matter is that we inherited a bad
economy but steadily we’ve progressed. We are at a point where we are taking
the turn to consolidate on economic growth in our nation,” he stated.
has achieved a lot in the agricultural sector, and these achievements have now
ensured the country becoming self-sufficient in rice and other key crops.
when the country begins to export these products to other countries.
Tambuwal for his firm and dedicated leadership in Sokoto State, Oyegun said by prioritising
education, and especially girl-child education, work on Sokoto’s future has
started in earnest.
percent in support of the Federal Government’s ongoing commitment towards
economic diversification using agriculture as the vehicle for sustainable
that will guarantee growth and economic viability. We will create the required
enabling environment and support investors willing to invest in our State,” he
potentials towards enhancing capacity of public officers and promote harmonious
working relationship among civil servants and political appointees for the
betterment of Sokoto State.
issues that have to do with leadership, democracy, good governance, justice and
security. The presentations will prioritize key areas like agriculture, education,
healthcare delivery, women and youth empowerment and development of the solid
mineral subsector,” Tambuwal added.
of Plateau commended the Sokoto state government for considering his state as
venue to host the retreat.
returned to our state and we are working assiduously to sustain it,” he added.
Gbong Gwom Jos, Da Jacob Buba Gyang, said historical ties between Sokoto and
Plateau states have made it imperative for the leaders to work towards communal
harmony and integration of the populace.
set the pace in peaceful coexistence among different groups of Nigerians
residing in the state. “You don’t discriminate against indigenes and residents
in your schools. This is highly commendable,” he added.
The theme of the retreat is “Consolidation
of achievements and new strategies for efficient service delivery in Sokoto