“Sokoto state govt will promote public-private partnerships on agric, economic ventures” – Governor Tambuwal
State has pledged his administration’s commitment to promoting
agricultural and economic ventures in the state via public-private
partnerships. Tambuwal, who gave the
assurance at a parley with newsmen in Sokoto on Wednesday, said that the
ventures were geared toward enhancing revenue generation and employment
opportunities in the state.
said that other ventures were those relating to solid minerals
exploitation, tomato farming and processing as well as textiles and
the area of education, the governor said that students’ enrolment in
schools had increased appreciably, while efforts were underway to
upgrade the infrastructural facilities of the schools.
said that a committee set up by the government had estimated that N47
billion was required to cater for about 2,011 schools.
acknowledged the dearth of teachers in the state and the low quality of
many teachers, adding, however, that the government would not sack any
teachers but it would rather retrain them.
stressed that his administration was committed to the judicious
management of resources, adding that for instance, funds accruing from
the Paris Club loan refunds were used to settle workers’ salary,
pensions and other entitlement.
would be repositioned for better performances with enhanced welfare
packages, adding that a new stadium would be constructed since the
current one was situated in the residential area.
said that the state’s laws would be strengthened to address criminal
acts like cattle rustling, kidnapping and other social vices.
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