Tambuwal: Why I won’t build flyovers
Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has promised to provide basic social amenities to improve the lives of the people, rather than building bridges and flyovers.
He made this known to civil servants and heads of government agencies in the state that paid him the traditional Sallah homage at Government House on Sunday in Sokoto.
Tambuwal said he would not use available scarce resources to construct flyovers in place of people’s needs in the areas of health, education and access roads.
He assured the civil servants of prompt payment of salaries and allowances, which he said were statutory, while other incentives would be worked out to further mobilise them to render optimal services to the state.
He ascribed the achievements of his administration to the proactive strategies and support received from the bureaucracy, noting that attending to the needs of the civil servants was a sure way of reducing corruption in public service.
The state Head of Service, Dr Buhari Kware, who led the delegation, commended the governor for making payment of salaries and allowances of civil servants a priority.
Kware pledged the support of all civil servants in the state to ensure the execution of government programmes successfully.(NAN)