Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State on Wednesday pledged to offer quality representation at the Senate, if elected.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Wamakko, who is contesting on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, to represent Sokoto West, made the pledge in an interview with newsmen in Sokoto.
“I am aspiring to become a senator not to get money or buy new cars for myself and my family. Rather, my main aim is to go there as a senator for the entire country and work towards bettering the lives of all Nigerians”, he said.
The governor expressed support for resource control and devolution of more powers to states and local governments in the country.
“Entrusting more power of resource control in the hands of the Federal Government will not enable states and local government areas to implement laudable policies and programmes that will improve the well-being of the governed.
“I will support a strong legislation that will enable states and local governments to have sufficient allocations from the Federation Account to ensure massive rural development”, he said.
The governor criticised “the huge expenditure on security” by the Federal Government, saying it had not made the desired impact on national security.
“The state governments are assisting security agencies in their states with vehicles and communication gadgets, what happened to the Federal Government’s budget on security matters.
“I will ensure strict compliance with budget implementation in this direction, so as to ensure good democratic governance in the country”, he said.