style[amp-boilerplate] Nigeria is Making Steady progress under President Buhari - Oyegun

Nigeria is Making Steady progress under President Buhari - Oyegun

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Speaking on Monday, March 27, in Kuru,

Plateau state, at the opening of a 4-Day

retreat organised for members of the

Sokoto State Executive Council, Permanent

Secretaries and Directors-General in the

state civil service, Oyegun said President

Buhari has not deviated from the goals he

set for himself during the campaign.

He said: "We were firm with our pledge to

fight corruption, tackle insecurity and steer

the economy towards growth. On these

points, we have not deviated. What the critics

have failed to acknowledge is that our

country is making positive progress.

"Forget the arguments about (Customs DG's

refusal to wear) uniforms and (Senator Dino

Melaye)'s certificates currently raging in

Abuja. The truth of the matter is that we

inherited a bad economy but steadily we've

progressed. We are at a point where we are

taking the turn to consolidate on economic

growth in our nation.

Oyegun said the Buhari administration has

achieved a lot in the agricultural sector, and

these achievements have now ensured the

country becoming self-sufficient in rice and

other key crops.

He said the impact will be felt most when

the country begins to export these products

to other countries.

While commending Governor Aminu Waziri

Tambuwal for his firm and dedicated

leadership in Sokoto State, Oyegun said by

prioritising education, and especially girl-

child education, work on Sokoto's future

has started in earnest.

In his remarks, Tambuwal said Sokoto state

is 100 percent in support of the Federal

Government's ongoing commitment

towards economic diversification using

agriculture as the vehicle for sustainable


"We will continue to pursue policy

framework and compliment all efforts that

will guarantee growth and economic

viability. We will create the required enabling

environment and support investors willing to

invest in our state," he added.

He said the retreat was organised to

explore potentials towards enhancing

capacity of public officers and promote

harmonious working relationship among

civil servants and political appointees for

the betterment of Sokoto state.

"It will dwell on fundamental issues that have

to do with leadership, democracy, good

governance, justice and security. The

presentations will prioritize key areas like

agriculture, education, healthcare delivery,

women and youth empowerment and

development of the solid mineral subsector,"

Tambuwal added.

On his part, Governor Simon Lalong of

Plateau commended the Sokoto state

government for considering his state as

venue to host the retreat.

"This shows that peace has returned to our

state and we are working assiduously to

sustain it," he added.

Speaking in the same vein, the Gbong

Gwom Jos, Da Jacob Buba Gyang, said

historical ties between Sokoto and Plateau

states have made it imperative for the

leaders to work towards communal

harmony and integration of the populace.

According to him, Sokoto has set the pace in

peaceful coexistence among different

groups of Nigerians residing in the state.

"You don't discriminate against indigenes

and residents in your schools. This is highly

commendable," he added.

The theme of the retreat is "Consolidation of

achievements and new strategies for efficient

service delivery in Sokoto state."

Meanwhile, has gathered that

embattled Deputy National Publicity

Secretary Timi Frank recently c hallenged

the Chief John Odigie-Oyegun led National

Working Committee NWC to account for all

the money generated from the sales of

governorship forms as well as membership

registration fees.

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