Tambuwal Warns New LG Council Chairmen Against Corruption


LG Council Chairmen Being Sworn in

By Abdallah el-Kurebe

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has warned the 22 new local government council chairmen and a Sole Administrator, who were sworn in on Wednesday in Sokoto, against corrupt tendencies.

The governor instructed that the new chairmen should pay priority attention to education, agriculture, healthcare delivery, enhancement of law and order and women, youth development, revenue generation and infrastructural development.

“To ensure good governance, you have to be open and approachable to all. You must also endeavour to carry your Councilors, Traditional Rulers and all public servants along if you are to succeed. Above all, you must shun corrupt tendencies,” he said.

According to Tambuwal, in spite of the prevailing economic challenges being experienced in the country, the elected chairmen should endeavour to propel sustainable development in all possible ways.

Those sworn-in were Alhaji Ibrahim Aminu, Sokoto North LGA; Aminu Sani Liman, Sokoto South; Ahmad Kalambaina, Wamakko; Alhaji Jabbi Shagari, Shagari and Abubakar Chika, Silame.

Others are Mande Dantasalla, Dange Shuni LGA; Umar Dan Habi, Binji LGA; Abubakar Aliyu Tsara,  Bodinga; Abdullahi Ahmad, Gada local council; Faruk Rimawa, Goronyo LGA; Abdullahi Haruna, Illela; Garba Moyi, Isa LGA; Abubakar Zamau, Kware and Awalu Marafa, Kebbe LGA.

The rest are Abdulkadir Jelani, Wurno; Muhammad Sani, Yabo LGA; Salisu Gandi, Rabah LGA; Idris Muhammad, Sabon Birni; Abubakar Zaki, Tambuwal; Nura Shehu, Tangaza and Abubakar Aliyu, Tureta LGA.

Engr. Ahmed Maidamma Tangaza, who was sworn in as Sole Administrator of Gudu local government council is to hold fort pending when the State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC) would conduct election of officials into the council.

It could be recalled that local government election, which held in March 2016 was not held in Gudu because of the omission of a logo of one of the political parties.

Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar, Senator Aliyu Wamakko, traditional, religious and political leaders attended the event.