Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal says the state will diversify its revenue sources to be able to build a future for the citizens of the state.
Speaking at a two-day retreat for political office holders and senior government officials from the state in Kaduna, Tambuwal said various states now face financial challenges, stressing that diversification is the only alternative to federal allocation that secures the future.
“Public service today faces varied challenges which we may not have been taught while we were in school. With the advent of social media and citizen awareness, it has become imperative for us to run the affairs of government in the most transparent manner,” Tambuwal said.
“So we envisage that, deliberations and brainstorming sessions at this retreat will have far-reaching impact in evolving policies and programmes that will guide us to address the yearnings and aspirations of the electorate who gave us their mandate with the hope that we will ensure good governance.”
Tambuwal urged the participants to reduce rancour and promote cooperation for the smooth running of government as friction among functionaries of government, irrespective of whatever arms or tier they belong to, is only possible if they resort to personal or selfish interest as against genuine commitment to public interests.
“Roles and functions have been clearly streamlined and procedures sufficiently articulated and delineated. I strongly believe that ambiguities are only created if, public need is sacrificed on the alter of vested interest,” the governor said.