Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has called on All Progressives Congress (APC)-controlled states to key into Federal Government’s programmes and replicate its achievements in their domains.
He made the call at the opening of the Second Quarterly Meeting of Secretaries of State Governments (SSGs) controlled by APC in Sokoto on Thursday.
Tambuwal said that keying into Federal Government’s activities would ensure rapid socio-economic development of the nation.
”Almost two years after coming to power, the Federal Government has recorded significant achievements, especially in the areas of security, job creation, agriculture, education, youth empowerment among others.
” Now that the nation is at a crossroad, it becomes imperative for all APC member-states to ensure that a worthy turning-point is propelled.
“Indeed, the journey so far has been very challenging, demands are increasing by day and the resources available keep shrinking.
”We have the individual and collective responsibility of moving our dear States forward, no matter what it takes,” the governor stated.
According to him, the meeting will review the progress so far made on key policy issues with a view to identifying problems and challenges bedevilling states, for a lasting solution.
“It is also aimed at developing basic framework for peer review mechanism, monitoring and evaluation as well as sharing key governance initiatives and actions in some selected APC States in the federation,” he added.
In his remarks, Plateau State Governor and Co-Chairman of APC Governance and Policy Committee, Mr Simon Lalong, said that the meeting would share ideas on critical national issues and leadership strategies.
Lalong, who was represented by SSG of the state, Mr Rufus Bature, added that exchanging ideas would help to enrich national discuss and move the nation forward.
He expressed hope that the session would mark glorious turning point that would make Nigeria’s democratic institutions more vibrant and accelerate development processes. (NAN)