Insecurity: Sokoto To Conduct Census Of Home Owners, Tenants in Sokoto

By Abdallah el-Kurebe 

In order to keep comprehensive records and ensuring the true identity of home owners and tenants in Sokoto state, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has said that state government would compel home owners to make proper documentation of tenants.

T‎he measure, viewed as necessary in view of the precarious security situation in the country, would also avail ‎such information to security agencies for monitoring and necessary checks when the need arises.

The Governor spoke when Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar paid the traditional sallah homage to him at the Presidential Lodge in Sokoto on Sunday.

While assuring that every necessary step would be taken to enhance security and stability of the state, Tambuwal added that his “government will give priority attention to key sectors like education, healthcare delivery, agriculture, youth empowerment and social welfare‎ development,” stressing that in agriculture, his administration would utilise the Goronyo and Wurno dams ‎to enhance irrigation and dry season farming.

Speaking earlier, Sultan Abubakar advised the government to introduce school shuttle service in all public schools to ease transportation challenges faced by students.

He also urged the governor to introduce favourable policies that would assist traders and other private entrepreneurs in the state.

In a related development, Governor Tambuwal told members of the State Residents Association, who visited him at the Government House on Sunday that ‎his government would not discriminate against children of non-indigenes in all its schools.‎