By Najemo Francis, Sokoto
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has charged all APC controlled states to replicate the achievements of the federal government in their respective states in order to ensure the rapid development of the nation.
Tambuwal who was declaring open the Second Quarterly Meeting of Secretaries of Government of APC controlled states in Sokoto said that the nation was at the crossroads and that it was “our individual and collective responsibility to do what was required to move the nation forward.”
According to him, the present administration came into office when the country was in a very bad shape in many respects and that “every Nigerian has a responsibility to advance the cause of democracy and do all it takes to propel Nigeria to greater heights” and take its rightful place in the comity of nations.
He said that despite dwindling resources, the federal government had recorded significant achievements, particularly in the areas of security, job creation, agriculture, education and youth empowerment, among others.
He said that the meeting which is a follow-up to the one hosted by Lagos State in March would review progress on key issues in a bid to identify the problems and challenges confronting the states and find a lasting solution.
Tambuwal said that the meeting would foster the adoption of uniform peer review mechanism, monitoring and evaluation, sharing experiences and learning from one another, adding that the ones that conform to best practices would be replicated in all APC controlled states.
In his speech, the co- chairman of the progressive governors’ forum and Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, would share ideas on national critical issues and leadership strategies that would enrich national discourse.
He was represented by his SSG, Rufus Bature.