Minimum Wage Is Constitutional Matter, Says Gov. Tambuwal

‎By Abdallah el-Kurebe The issue of minimum wage is a constitutional matter which no state government can decide on it’s implementation or otherwise, Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has said. He said so far, the Nigeria Governors Forum has not taken any collective decision on the issue of minimum wage. A statement issued by Tambuwal’s spokesman,…

Sokoto Partners FG, World Bank on Large Scale Irrigation

By Abdallah el-Kurebe   Sokoto government said it is partnering with the Federal Government and the World Bank to develop large scale irrigation scheme in the state. Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, who stated this during a visit by a team from the partner agencies to Sokoto Government House, said the scheme, tagged Transforming Irrigation Management in…

Sokoto Recruits SURE-P Nurses, Midwives

By ‎Abdallah el-Kurebe ‎‎Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has instructed the Sokoto Primary Healthcare Development Agency (SPHCDA) to absorb 50 nurses and midwives trained by SURE-P into the state civil service. A statement issued by his spokesman, Malam Imam Imam explained that the nurses and midwives formed the backbone of SURE-P’s maternal health project…

Sokoto Sets For $250m Food Processing Factory

‎By Abdallah el-Kurebe  In order to actualise the establishment of a $250 million food processing factory in Sokoto, Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has set up a technical committee that would work with the company, Erisco Foods Ltd, to ensure its realisation early next year. A statement signed and issued by Tambuwal’s spokesman, Imam Imam said…

How Modern Biotechnology Can Create 25,000 Jobs, Says Ebegba, NABMA DG

By Abdallah el-Kurebe  Federal Government’s (FG)determination to diversify the economy as a result of the challenges in the oil sector has set it to develop immutable strategies that would ensure the creation of, at least, 25,000 jobs annually from the biotechnology sector. A statement by the Director General of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NABMA), Mr….

Sokoto To Tap From Women’s Expertise For Good Governance

By Abdallah el-Kurebe  Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has assured that his administration would continue to rely on the expertise of women and other vulnerable groups in the running of affairs of the state. ‎The Governor said this in Sokoto at the weekend when he received Mr. Sentel Barnes, the Country Director of…

Pres. Buhari’s Speech At Ministers’ Swearing in

Today we have reached another milestone in the evolution of our new government which Nigerians overwhelmingly voted into office in the March 28th, 2015 general elections. Today we witness the swearing-in of new ministers of the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. 2. Since our inauguration on May 29, 2015, the Vice President and…

Full List of Buhari’s Ministers and their Portfolios

‎ 1. Abubakar Malami-Justice 2. Geoffrey Onyeama-Foreign  Affairs‎ 3. Mohammed Dan Ali-Defence 4. Adamu Adamu-Education 5. Khadijat Bukar Ibrahim-State, Foreign Affairs 6. Professor Anwuka-State Minister of Education 7. Mrs Kemi Adeosun- Finance 8. Okechukwu Enilama- Industry,Trade and Investment 9. Aisha Abubakar- State Minister Industry,Trade and Investment 10. Chris  Ngige- Labour and Employment 11.James Ocholi-State Minister…

Sokoto Introduces Contract Levy To Fund Education

For every contract awarded by Sokoto government, one percent of the total contract sum will be set aside to fund the state’s Education Development Trust Fund, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has said. The focus of the fund, already established under the headship of former President Shehu Shagari, is to facilitate the development of information and…

State Police Is Best Way To Go, Says Gov. Tambuwal

To effectively provide adequate security to its teeming population, Nigeria should decentralise its police force and allow state police, Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has said. Speaking in Sokoto when he received the Inspector General of Police Solomon Arase on a courtesy visit, Tambuwal said even though some governors in the North have in…

We’ll Right The Wrongs In The Customs, Says CGC Hameed Ali

By Abdallah el-Kurebe The Comptroller General of Customs (CGC), Col. Hameed Ali has assured Nigerians that all anomalies in Customs Service would be corrected and the lost glory, restored. Addressing Officers and men of the Service during familiarization tour ‎at the headquarters of the Sokoto/Kebbi/Zamfara Area Command in Sokoto on Tuesday, the CGC warned that issues…