In 2016, education got N34.5 billion, which is 29 per cent of the entire Sokoto State budget – the highest budgetary allocation. This was repeated in 2017 with even a higher margin, with N38.4 billion allocation, representing 27.3 per cent of the total budget outlay.
Spokesman to Governor Aminu Tambuwal, Imam Imam, said that the money is part of the State’s counterpart fund in a N2 billion intervention fund to be floated in collaboration with the Bank of Industries, BOI.
Commissioner for rural development in the State, Abdullahi Maigwandu told newsmen that a total of 172 transformers of various capacities were recently distributed to different communities across the 23 local government areas of the state.
The Sokoto State government has said that at least 20,000 people will be directly employed when its 15,000-metric tonnes organic fertilizer plant begins full production in December.
Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, conveyed the President’s message when he paid a condolence visit to areas affected by the outbreak in Danchadi village and surrounding areas in Bodinga local government area of the state.
The Sokoto State government said it will conduct proficiency test for all teachers working in public schools in the state.
The Supreme Court has ordered the federal high court in Abuja to retry the case instituted by Umaru Dahiru, challenging the emergence of Governor Aminu Tambuwal, as the flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2015 primary election held in Sokoto State.
President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged that Nigeria will see tremendous development during his presidency.
Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, has called for more political engagement rather than military confrontation in tackling the Niger Delta crisis, saying that the ability of the country to rise up to its challenges would ultimately define the true worth of its leaders.
Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, has said that what Nigeria needs to undergo was fiscal and not geographical restructuring, positing that the state’s should have a better deal that they currently enjoy.